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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Letter Box Love (2)

The UK's version of IMM!Let me tell you what lovelies came to my house this week! The Goodreads summaries are in italics.
For Review
Bloomsbury have given Chime a lovely new cover for the paper back version which will be published on the 7th June.  I never got around to reading the hard back copy so I shall definitely try and fit this one in. 
Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment.
Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know.
Thank you Bloomsbury.
The cover of the copy I  have is a lot brighter, with the writing in black and on fire. Quite a spectacular cover in reality. This isn't out until August 30th and is being described as a dystopian cross between The Hunger Games and Terminator, but with demons! 
Twenty-five years ago the world changed forever. A great war, which had raged for three years ended, and the reign of the Demons began...
Within the crumbling walls of Fire City, fifteen-year-old Martha is a member of the resistance, a small band of humans fighting for freedom in a lawless and horrifying new world. Amidst the chaos of battle arrives Jonah, a handsome stranger with a thirst for revenge and a power to destroy the Demon rulers.
As Martha and Jonah’s lives collide, the future of the resistance is altered forever. The battle for humankind will now begin. An epic story of catastrophe, survival and the power of humanity.
Thank you  Corgi.
I am a bit behind in this series. I think I have only read the first three but I really enjoyed them. I might need to speed up a little as this is the tenth instalment!  As I understand from Goodreads, this will be the last book in the series. This cover is amazing in real life. The book is due for publication on the 7th June by Random House Children's Books. 
Time is running out for Thomas Ward. His final battle against the Fiend is drawing near, and the Spook's apprentice has never felt more alone in his task.
Isolated and afraid, the Fiend is set to send the greatest of his servants against him - Siscoi, a Vampire God more ferocious than anything he has yet faced. Tom must risk his life to prevent the evil beast from entering this world, even as he learns that the final destruction of the Fiend may involve a sacrifice more terrible than he can imagine . . .
Thank you Random House Children's Books.
I really love this cover and I am intrigued by this story. This was published by Orion Children's Books on May 7th.  
When Nina's mother, Miranda, mysteriously disappears, Nina's father goes to look for her, leaving Nina with her two eccentric aunts who run a charity shop in town.
Nina soon discovers that working in the shop can be funny, intriguing and rewarding as she takes in weird and wonderful donations, makes new friends and uncovers strange secrets! But Nina is determined to solve the mysteries that have taken over her life - where has her mother gone? Why did she leave so suddenly? And just what is the secret she's been hiding?


Thank you Orion Children's Books.
This one barely came out of the envelope before my daughter swooped in and stole it! I think I may have just become best mum ever!! Published by Simon and Schuster on the 7th June. This is a popular series among the tweenies, selling over 700,000 in the UK alone.
Nikki Maxwell isn't at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He's such a sweet guy - of course he wants to help those adorable puppies! Then Brandon tells her that the shelter is in danger of closing, and Nikki knows she can't let that happen. Especially when she discovers a shocking secret about Brandon that makes keeping that shelter open more important than ever. So Nikki and her friends Chloe and Zoey enter an ice skating competition to help raise money for the shelter, but (big surprise) Mackenzie has to stick her nose in and cause trouble so that she can be the one to swoop in and save the day. No way will Nikki let that happen: She'll just have to come up with some extra creative ideas this tiHarper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one so when 
Thank you Simon and Schuster.
This book has already created a buzz since its publication in the US. Mira Ink will be publishing it in the UK on the 1st June. This is a debut road trip tale with a difference. 
June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.
When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going, California.
Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.
Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down again.
Thank you Mira Ink. 
I was lucky enough to get an early review copy of this, but in my defence I actually needed it. Keris is a fabulous UK author and I was lucky enough to meet her this week.  The book will be published by Orchard Books on the 7th June. As I understand from Keris, the final cover will be shiny! 
Emma's not sure that LA's for her, but when she accompanies her sister Jane to an audition, a chance meeting with a teen TV star starts to change her new sunshine lifestyle for the better... But what about Oscar, so far her only friend in LA, who's turning out NOT to be the idiot she thought he was?
Soon Emma begins to find herself torn between two boys and reconsidering her entire future.
Maybe LA's not that bad after all
Thank you Orchard Books
The  book every Cassandra Clare fan has been waiting for. Book five in The Mortal Instruments series! Embargoed until publication day, finally I have my hands on a copy. Published this week by Walker Books. 
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.
No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?
Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.
And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
Thank you Walker Books. 

Thanks again to all the publishers who sent books through to me this week. I truly support your belief and support in my blog.  

11 comments:

  1. the last spook book cover s awesome

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  2. A lot of variety! Looking forward to hearing what you think of The Treasure House.

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  3. What a fantastic haul! CoLS, Saving June, Emma such an exciting week, hope you enjoy them all!

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  4. You have some great books this week. I really need to read COLS but will have to wait till I can afford it but also so I can actually read it there and then :(

    Here is my Stacking The Shelves

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  5. Saving June looks great, and I loved Chime! Emma is the most adorable book, like, ever. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  6. They all look cool :D
    happy reading!

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  7. Great mailbox! The Dork Diaries books are so much fun!

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  8. Fantastic books this week! If you haven't read Saving June yet, I highly recommend to do so as soon as possible! I only read it in the past few months and question why I waited so long, it's SO beautiful - the moment I finished my library copy, I ran out to my local bookstore and snatched up a copy for my shelves. The characters, the devastating story, Jake Tolan, the music...it's all amazing.

    And of course, City of Lost Souls <3 So exciting to continue with Jace & Clary,

    Happy reading :)
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  9. Great books here Viv, I got saving June too and I can't wait to read it! :) you should read Emma first though, naturally! :D

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  10. Great haul! I've been meaning to read Chime for so, so, so, so long now and I keep forgetting about it!!! Gah!

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