Rooms

Lauren Oliver (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
September 15, 2015
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062223203
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About the Author

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as a gorgeous story-timeless and magical by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"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 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
"[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
"...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