Sunday 20 May 2012

Letterbox Love (3)

The UK's version of IMM! Let me tell you what lovelies came to my house this week! The Goodreads summaries are in italics.
A bit of a slow week for me this week, which really isn't a bad thing.
 I had already received this one from HarperCollins on Kindle, so I was pleasantly surprised to get a paperback copy. You have to love that cover! It is awesome.
Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals…

It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon’s love.
Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.
Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don’t know is that America has a secret – one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever.
Thank you HarperCollins Children's Books

This one resulted in a rather large squee moment! I love this series! This is the third installment in the Finding Sky series. 
Crystal Brook has always been the dud Savant in her family; paranormal powers just aren't her thing. Dropping out of school with a clutch of 'E' grades and no future, she lives in the shadow of her high-flying sister Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a chance encounter with the dashing Benedict brothers leaves Diamond head over heels in love and engaged to be married. Crystal, on the other hand, is unimpressed by their charms . . . in fact no boy can annoy her as much as Xav Benedict! Back in Venice, their families assemble for Diamond's wedding and a powerful enemy seizes the opportunity to attack. Crystal and Xav must join forces to save their loved-ones, unlocking a secret that, until now, has lain deeply buried . . .
Thank you Oxford University Press
My first ever non fiction book for review, all the way from the USA! A book about writing for the YA market. I was really intrigued when i was asked to review this one, as many of you know I am presently writing for the YA market. This one comes with hints, tips and writing exercises, as well as self editing techniques. 
Thank you Prufrock Press
The arrival of this book scared the hell out of me as it came with this!

I can't get stupid Blogger to put this picture in the centre, so annoying! Anyway on the back of this bottle it says it is poison, but I have been assured it is actually port! Alcohol is always a guaranteed to go down well. Grave Mercy is due to be published in June.
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Thank you Anderson Press

Very excited about the next two books as they are the first ones to be published by Strange Chemistry, the brand new imprint from Angry Robot! Both books will be published in September. 
On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.
Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can’t dodge is each other.
When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he's not so average after all. He's a 'Shifter'. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he's ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his power, it has consequences; terrible unforeseen consequences. Shifting is going to get him killed. In a world where everything can change with a thought, Scott has to decide where he stands.
Thank you Strange Chemistry 


  1. New Joss Stirling's in the wild?! WOW! Can't wait for that one! Great books there. :)

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing Strange Chemistry's list grow. Like the look of Shift. And great to get a non-fiction book that you'll no doubt devour :)

  3. Oooh such a good week! So lucky to have got Grave Mercy I've been pining after that one for ages! Hope you enjoy all your books :)

  4. Started reading Grave Mercy, really enjoying it!

  5. Wow, the cover for The Selection is stunning!

  6. Some great books here. Must check out Grave Mercy x

  7. Can't beleive you got seeking crystal! I can't wait for this book to come out, it's one of my fav. series.The Selection looks really good too. Have fun reading! :)


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