Britain at it's best, bringing you it's own version of IMM! All the books that came through my letterbox thanks to publishers and Royal Mail! This meme is hosted by the amazing Lynsey from Narratively Speaking.
Wendy Quill is a Crocodile's Bottom is by Wendy Meddour and is the first standalone book in a series about school, friendships and life. This is a debut from a mother and daughter team. Wendy's 11 year old daughter, Mina did all the illustrations. That alone makes this book worth reading. Published by Oxford University Press in April.
Dead To You by Lisa McMann is published by Scholastic in May. I get the impression that I am guaranteed to read this is one setting. A thriller to keep me thrilled. The blurb says ‘What happens if you’re abducted as a child and then nine year later, you come home?’ Can’t wait to read it.
Parallel by Lauren Miller has been described as ‘Sliding Doors meets The Time Travellers Wife. ‘It will be published in June by Scholastic.
Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood. This is the hardback copy of the book. As I already have another copy I will be giving this away very shortly in a competition, so please keep watching the blog. This is published by Simon and Schuster on the 14th February and is a poignant coming of age tale by a debut author.
Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick. This is a dark tale involving a student and a teacher. I can’t help but think of the Police song – Don’t Stand So Close To Me, when I think about this book. I can’t wait to read it. I have heard a lot about Ilsa’s previous books – Ashes and Shadows, so I look forward to reading this one. Published by Quercus in March.
Moon Bear by Gill Lewis. I swooned when I saw the final finished cover for this book; it has the most adorable bear on it that you will want to hug! This is a powerful and deeply moving story of a boy and his bear. I may need the hankies for this one. Published by Oxford University Press in May.
Finding Cherokee Brown by Siobhan Curham is published by Egmont in March. A beautiful book from the award winning author of Dear Dylan, about what happens when you dare to dream.
That’s all I got this week, I managed to stay away from Amazon and Net Galley which bruised my will power! What did you get?