#DustOffYourBookshelf: The Rook, from Daniel O’Malley

Hello and good morning! Thursdays now mean #DustOffYourBookshelf day! This meme is hosted by my lovely friend Mandy, from The Reading Diaries. If you can, go visit her, because her blog is awesome!


Da Rulez:

Dust off your Bookshelf was originally created to share books that have been on my “to read pile” for a long time. Some so long I’ve forgotten that they are there, and have purchased duplicate copies. Each week I will share on my blog as well as Instagram a new title. Some may be newer and some so old I have forgotten they are there. I do have issues with buying books and never reading them. I’m hoping that by share them I will be motivated to read them. Plus it’s always fun to find new books hiding within the bookshelves. Feel free to join in and share on Instagram or your blog. Just let me know so I can check out your choice this week too. Just use #DustOffYourBookshelf

My chosen book

This week I decided to show you guys the first TBR book that I have added to my Goodreads shelf, back in 2012 – needless to say that it is still there, right?

It is The Rook (The Checquy Files #1), by Daniel O’Malley 🙂


Goodreads’ blurb:

“The body you are wearing used to be mine.” So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.

She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.

In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.

Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, The Rook is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.

Sounds so cool, I don’t know why I still haven’t bought it, ugh. Maybe next month? Haha!

That’s it, thank you for reading! Which book is your oldest on the TBR pile??


2 thoughts on “#DustOffYourBookshelf: The Rook, from Daniel O’Malley

  1. Wow 2012 that’s so long ago. I’ve added so many books since I joined Goodreads like over 7k. This one sounds interesting, I’m not sure how I feel about the cover it’s kind of simple but I like it. Thanks for sharing maybe you’ll get to it. =D

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    • Exactly!!! It’s too long ago! =O I need to buy and read it for once and all LOL And yeah, the cover is not brilliant, but the blurb got me good, oops xD I’m glad you enjoyed it!!


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