Waiting On…House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

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This week I’m waiting on…

Title House of Ivy & Sorrow
Author Natalie Whipple
Pages 352 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Witches
Publisher Harper Teen
To Be Published April 15th, 2014
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Josephine Hemlock has spent the last 10 years hiding from the Curse that killed her mother. But when a mysterious man arrives at her ivy-covered, magic-fortified home, it’s clear her mother’s killer has finally come to destroy the rest of the Hemlock bloodline. Before Jo can even think about fighting back, she must figure out who she’s fighting in the first place. The more truth Jo uncovers, the deeper she falls into witchcraft darker than she ever imagined. Trapped and running out of time, she begins to wonder if the very Curse that killed her mother is the only way to save everyone she loves.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned by now, it’s that I have an admitted weakness for a great book cover. So, it should come as little surprise that my interest was immediately captured by the beautiful, fantastical cover that is House of Ivy & Sorrow. I’m not ashamed to admit that the cover alone was enough to catch my attention, but I was even more excited when I took the time to learn a little more about the novel itself.

Beautiful cover aside, I’ve had a fascination with witches and witchcraft since I first picked up Roald Dahl’s The Witches as a small child, and my obsession has only grown from there. From Glinda, the Good Witch to Hermione Granger, the White Witch to Cate Cahill, my love for these powerful, magical beings has been long-lived and well-founded. Now I can only hope I’ll fall as much in love with Jo as with her hundreds of other mystical literary predecessors πŸ™‚ I have very high hopes for this novel!

13 responses to “Waiting On…House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple”

  1. Cricket says:

    This sounds good…hope you enjoy when you get it.
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  2. Not only does this sound good, but, like you said, it LOOKS good. That cover is most definitely pretty. Can you imagine petting it in person? Nice pick, and I like your blog design–it’s cute and simple!
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  3. I have just finished this book and quite liked it, I hope you enjoy it just as much πŸ™‚

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  4. This book sounds great πŸ™‚

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  5. Bree says:

    I love the cover of this book – it’s pretty high up on my TBR for next spring! Great pick!

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  6. Oh yes, I totally agree i’m drooling a bit over that cover and just like you i’m a big fan when it comes to witches & witchcraft.

    A definite on the TBR list :-).
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  7. I’m also looking forward to this book. I’m not very fond of the cover though but it does sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Mandi Kaye says:

    I saw this book featured somewhere a few weeks ago and knew I wanted to read it. Thanks for reminding me! Great pick!

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  9. I got this book as an e-galley, need to get to reading it! Great choice! I’m a new Bloglovin’ follower.
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  10. Andy @ OABR says:

    This sounds super interesting, I”l be sure to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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