“Waiting On” Wednesday: Jackaby by William Ritter

Hello! “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine (http://breakingthespine.blogspot.co.uk) which allows readers to showcase an up and coming book. This is my first WoW and the pre-release I’ve chosen is:

Jackaby by William Ritter

Jackaby by William Ritter

Publication date: 16th September 2014

From Goodreads:

“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

I need this book in my life right now!

Happy reading! 🙂

– Izzy

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Where to begin?

Hello one and all,

So here I am writing my very first post on Izzy’s Inkwell and I’m wondering how to begin. Let me tell you that thinking about what to write is way more interesting than the horror film I’m trying to watch at the same time (I have no idea what its about anymore or what’s happening!). I guess I can start off by saying that reading books has been a lifelong passion of mine. I loved reading as a child and I can remember reading for the first time in my head (sadly I don’t remember what book I was reading). My favourite childhood books range from The Famous Five, Goosebumps, Point Horror to Harry Potter amongst many more. As I entered my late teens and headed off to university I found myself losing my grip on all the things I love about reading books (that’s what being told what to read by certain university type people did to me). Fortunately I rediscovered my love of reading upon graduating but this passion of mine is often something I struggle to do because of my health issues (migraines, anxiety and depression). I try to remember to be grateful for the moments when I do get the motivation to read and I do feel that I’m starting to rediscover the love that I have for the written word all over again. I currently read a lot of YA fiction but I also enjoy adult fiction (hello Stephen King) and I’m starting to carve a path in the mountain of classics that I would like to read. I won’t take up too much of your time so let me thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. It means a lot to me.

I ‘ll sign off with a quote from one of my most favourite authors, a man I am lucky enough to share a birthday with:

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” – Bram Stoker

Happy reading!

– Izzy (or Liz if you prefer)