Lytherus Book Club: February- Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

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We’re so excited for the February book selection for the Lytherus Book Club: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest! We’ve been a fan of Cherie’s since Boneshaker, and this new book is creepy and fabulous!

We’ll be reviewing the book this month, and we want you to read along with us! We’ll break the book into two parts:

February 15th: beginning to around page 207* (chapter to stop at titled “Lizzie Andrew Borden, April 25th, 1894”)

February 28th: from chapter titled “Lizzie Andrew Borden, April 25th, 1894” (around page 207*) to the end.

*Page numbers may vary a bit from what’s listed here, depending on what edition you’re reading. We’re essentially splitting the book in half.

We will be reading along with you, and in each post will be a summary of what’s been read, theories, ideas, and general things we enjoyed. This is your chance to share those thoughts also: we want to hear what you have to say. Remember, the best questions will be presented to the author in our exclusive one-on-one interview at the end of the month! There also may be some goodies to give away, so don’t forget to stay tuned!

What’s it about? Here’s the Maplecroft blurb:

maplecroftLizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one….

The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny.

But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean’s depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness.

This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.


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