I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.
A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby, September 27, 2016. Published by Scholastic. Source: Want to Read.
Fear the living more than the dead.
It’s London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory, who has nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in the London Hospital. Evelyn wants to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut in from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred who does not recoil from her and who understands her pain.
When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper’s dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity’s worst nightmares.
First off, I don't recall hearing much, if anything, about this book last year. I just stumbled upon it whilst browsing Goodreads a coupe weeks ago. While it may not have the highest ranking on there, I am intrigued enough to give it a chance.
What really makes it sound interesting is the two characters, Evelyn and Joseph, and how they must face their fears to, I'm assuming, help stop Jack the Ripper or something (the synopsis is rather vague)...
Truthfully, it could be a great read or a terrible one (like all books) and should my library have it, I may look into reading it.