TBR Thursday [25]

Posted July 21, 2016 by Kim in TBR Thursday / 7 Comments

Happy Thursday! You know what that means… time for a new TBR Thursday!

My feature was totally influenced by Teresa @ Readers Live a Thousand Lives and her On My Shelf posts. I love love love the idea of spotlighting a title from my shelf (or, you know, my eReader) and seeing what you think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? Sometimes it seems like everyone is reading the same books at the same time and older titles have a way of just fading from the radar. I love this way of featuring an older title and, of course, getting a chance to talk about it with other bloggers and readers. And I want to force myself to do it regularly, hence the TBR Thursday title.

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Now, let’s talk about this week’s pick, shall we?


TBR Thursday [25]Compulsion by Martina Boone
Series: The Heirs of Watson Island #1
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publication date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn't what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

It was, naturally, the cover that drew me into this book when I first saw it. The description sounded intriguing, but the cover. THAT COVER. It looked like it would be a perfect autumn read. Then… I just never got around to reading it. I’ve seen a lot of gushing reviews, but nothing from my trusted group of readers/bloggers. Now I ask you: any thoughts… ?


Let's Chat

Have you read Compulsion?
Should I read it or put it back on the shelf?

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7 responses to “TBR Thursday [25]

  1. This one also draws me in because of the cover, but the whole southern gothic vibe intrigued me too! Haven’t get around to read it though.