Saturday, 20 August 2011

In My Mailbox - 20th August 2011

Another bumper week of awesomeness! So much to read and so little time!!! (especially when so much of it is spent sleeping...)

Tempest by Julie Cross
Today: Jackson and Holly are in love.
Tomorrow: She will lie dying in his arms.
Yesterday: Jackson must undo it all.
Released: January 2012

Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan
When Daniel Lever accompanies his dad to the Leisure World Holiday Complex, his expectations are low. But then he sees a mysterious girls by the fake lake and everything changes. Lexi is funny and smart, but why does she have wounds that get worse each time they meet? And is her watch really going backwards?
Released: February 2012

After the Snow by SD Crockett
Living in the haunting and barren landscape of a new ice age, fifteen year old Willo is a straggler kid who loses his family in the opening pages of this story. Completely alone, he is immediately flung into an icy journey of survival, adventure, friendship and self-discovery - with only the dog spirit inside his head to guide him.
Released: February 2012

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
New York 2082. When Anya is arrested for attempted murder, the DA offers her a choice: stay away from his son or watch him destroy her family. It should be an easy decision. Except Anya is falling for the son of the DA and her family is at the dark heart of the city's criminal underworld. 
Anya must choose between love and loyalty, knowing that whatever she decides will have shattering consequences for somebody.
Released: April 2012

The Horse Girl by Mary Finn
1757 - When Thomas Rose discovers a girl concealed in a ditch outside his rural village, she looks drab as a lark. Yet she enchants Thomas with her tales of the circus, and of dancing on the back of her horse, Belladonna. But the leader of the troupe has sold the pure-white mare with a tail the colour of barley. Now Thomas joins Ling, determined to find Belladonna.
Released: Out Now

Naked by Kevin Brooks
London, 1976: it was the summer of so many things.
Heat and violence, love and hate, heaven and hell. It was the time I met William Bonney - the boy from Belfast known as Billy the Kid.
I've kept William's secrets for a long time, but now things have changed and I have to tell the truth. But I can't begin until I've told you about Curtis Ray. Hip, cool, rebellious Curtis Ray. Without Curtis, there wouldn't be a story to tell.
It's the story of our band, of life and death... and everything in between.
Released: October 2011

Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Princess Elisa is a disappointment to her people. Although she bears the Godstone in her navel, a sign that she has been chosen for an act of heroism, they see her as lazy, useless and fat.
On her sixteenth birthday she is bartered off in royal marriage and shipped away to a kingdom in turmoil, where her much older and extremely beautiful husband refuses to acknowledge her as his wife. Devastated, Elisa decides to take charge of her fate and learn what it means to bear the Godstone.
As an invading army threatens to destroy her new home, and everyone at court manoeuvres to take advantage of the young princess, Elisa becomes convinced that not only is her own life in danger, but the whole world needs saving. But how can a young girl who has never ridden on horseback, never played the game of politics, never attained the love of a man, save the world? Elisa can't be sure, but she must try to uncover the Godstone's secret history before the enemy steals the destiny nestled in her core.
Released: September 2011


There you have it, another bumper blockbuster of a week for me! Let me know your thoughts, what you fancy reading, and what you think really stands out.

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  1. Gah! That cover for Girl of Fire and Thorns makes me want it even more. If for no other reason than it reminds me of Robin McKinley's "The Blue Sword". There is not enough fantasy with a desert type feel if you ask me!

  2. I'm so jealous of Tempest, After the Snow and the new Gabrielle Zevin!!! Enjoy :)

  3. I want naked, and All These Things! I hope you enjoy your books!! :D