Lauren Oliver Rooms

ISBN 13: 9780062223197

Rooms

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9780062223197: Rooms
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After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver's earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets.

Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His alienated family--bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna--have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Alice and Sandra, two long-dead and restless ghosts, linger within the house's claustrophobic walls, bound eternally to its physical structure. Jostling for space and memory, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself--in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a lightbulb.

The living and dead are haunted by painful truths that surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide--with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Críticas:

..".in this spectral soap opera there's fun to be had as the plot's many traps are set and then snapped shut."--New York Times

"A spirited new novel."--W Magazine

"[A] fantastic ghost story.... Highly recommend."--Washingtonian, Top 10 Books for September 2014

"ROOMS is, overall, a very successful work, and an impressive demonstration of Oliver's craft."--NPR

"In Oliver's moody and mysterious novel, a pair of ghosts inhabits the house of the recently deceased Richard Walker and serves as an invisible chorus to his family's bleak memories and motivations."--O magazine

"A powerful haunted house story ... Excellently paced... Ultimately, Rooms is an outstanding novel, with a brilliant array of characters...compelling and difficult to put away...it has stuck with me in ways that few books do. Oliver's particular blend of fantasy is at times funny, other times heartbreaking."--io9

"Lauren Oliver leaves the young-adult realm with her latest novel, in which the living and dead intersect, and family secrets are unearthed when you least expect it."--San Francisco Chronicle

"[Oliver's] first novel for adults, "Rooms," is a ghost story, but is completely unlike any we've read before... an elegant blend of real and supernatural worlds."--BookPage

"Oliver skillfully weaves her tales together clearly and cleanly... The real strength of this novel is Oliver's knack for rendering charmingly flawed characters with real-life problems and complicated relationships... Oliver's prose is crisp and clean; it gives the book much of its energy."--Washington Independent Review of Books

"Pleasantly spooky."--New York Times Book Review

"Lauren Oliver, best known for her "Delirium" series, makes her adult debut with the stand-out Rooms, a creepy ghost story and domestic family drama rolled into one."--Publishers Weekly

"[A] sweet-but-sad-totally-engrossing-reading-at-stop-lights-in-the-car kind of tale... A fabulous read-good for a mature tween straight on up."--Chicago Now

"Oliver's first adult novel is packed with complex, flawed characters, and she manages to turn the ghosts' observations into a story about how people are haunted by memories. It's like a Wes Anderson movie in book form, with ghosts."--io9

In Oliver s moody and mysterious novel, a pair of ghosts inhabits the house of the recently deceased Richard Walker and serves as an invisible chorus to his family s bleak memories and motivations. --O magazine"

A powerful haunted house story Excellently paced Ultimately, Rooms is an outstanding novel, with a brilliant array of characters...compelling and difficult to put away...it has stuck with me in ways that few books do. Oliver s particular blend of fantasy is at times funny, other times heartbreaking. --io9"

in this spectral soap opera there s fun to be had as the plot s many traps are set and then snapped shut. --New York Times"

A spirited new novel. --W Magazine"

[A] fantastic ghost story . Highly recommend. --Washingtonian, Top 10 Books for September 2014"

ROOMS is, overall, a very successful work, and an impressive demonstration of Oliver s craft. --NPR"

Lauren Oliver leaves the young-adult realm with her latest novel, in which the living and dead intersect, and family secrets are unearthed when you least expect it. --San Francisco Chronicle"

[Oliver s] first novel for adults, "Rooms," is a ghost story, but is completely unlike any we ve read before an elegant blend of real and supernatural worlds. --BookPage"

Oliver skillfully weaves her tales together clearly and cleanly The real strength of this novel is Oliver s knack for rendering charmingly flawed characters with real-life problems and complicated relationships Oliver s prose is crisp and clean; it gives the book much of its energy. --Washington Independent Review of Books"

Pleasantly spooky. --New York Times Book Review"

Lauren Oliver, best known for her "Delirium" series, makes her adult debut with the stand-out Rooms, a creepy ghost story and domestic family drama rolled into one. --Publishers Weekly"

[A] sweet-but-sad-totally-engrossing-reading-at-stop-lights-in-the-car kind of tale A fabulous read-good for a mature tween straight on up. --Chicago Now"

Oliver s first adult novel is packed with complex, flawed characters, and she manages to turn the ghosts observations into a story about how people are haunted by memories. It s like a Wes Anderson movie in book form, with ghosts. --io9"

A sensational novel that easily glides between the normal and the paranormal. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, ROOMS is always emotionally resonant and, despite the presence of ghosts, very, very real. ----Ivy Pochoda author of Visitation Street"

A chilling ghost story, and much, much more: Rooms is a magnificent gothic fugue on the themes of longing and buried secrets. -Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians Trilogy----Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians"

Best-selling young adult novelist Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, enters new territory with Rooms, her first novel for adults--though spooky supernatural elements remain. --Wall Street Journal"

[Oliver s] first novel for adults, Rooms, is a ghost story, but is completely unlike any we ve read before an elegant blend of real and supernatural worlds. --BookPage"

A family faces its demons-such as sex addiction and alcoholism-when they gather after Dad s death. (Adding stress: His house has ghosts!) A complex first adult novel from the Delirium writer. --Us Weekly"

[Oliver] turns triumphantly to adult fiction with her latest, Rooms The last 50 pages of Rooms are as devastatingly emotional as any book I ve recently encountered For a thriller, that s as strong a recommendation as I can make. --Dallas Morning News"

Lauren Oliver, best known for her Delirium series, makes her adult debut with the stand-out Rooms, a creepy ghost story and domestic family drama rolled into one. --Publishers Weekly"

"A sensational novel that easily glides between the normal and the paranormal. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, ROOMS is always emotionally resonant and, despite the presence of ghosts, very, very real."----Ivy Pochoda author of Visitation Street

"A chilling ghost story, and much, much more: Rooms is a magnificent gothic fugue on the themes of longing and buried secrets."-Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians Trilogy----Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians

"Best-selling young adult novelist Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, enters new territory with Rooms, her first novel for adults--though spooky supernatural elements remain."--Wall Street Journal

"[Oliver's] first novel for adults, Rooms, is a ghost story, but is completely unlike any we've read before... an elegant blend of real and supernatural worlds."--BookPage

"A family faces its demons-such as sex addiction and alcoholism-when they gather after Dad's death. (Adding stress: His house has ghosts!) A complex first adult novel from the Delirium writer."--Us Weekly

"[Oliver] turns triumphantly to adult fiction with her latest, Rooms... The last 50 pages of Rooms are as devastatingly emotional as any book I've recently encountered... For a thriller, that's as strong a recommendation as I can make."--Dallas Morning News

"Lauren Oliver, best known for her Delirium series, makes her adult debut with the stand-out Rooms, a creepy ghost story and domestic family drama rolled into one."--Publishers Weekly

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