Sunday, 17 March 2013

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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.
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For Review
The Hit by Melvin Burgess – published by Chicken House on April 4th. This is a beautiful finished copy of the ARC I received a few weeks back so I will probably do this as a giveaway later this month. Melvin is probably best known for his best selling YA contemporary novel Junk. Quite intrigued by this book. You have been given a new drug that everyone wants. Death. You take it and experience one amazing week but then you pay the price! Thank you Maura from Riot Communications and Chicken House.
The Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss is also published in April by Chicken House. Fletcher Moss won The Times Children’s Fiction Competition in 2012 and this is his winning entry. A richly told, swashbuckling  high adventure involving a food taster for the rich and powerful who narrowly misses death by poison. Thank you Jessica Dean and Chicken House.
As You Wish by Eloisa James is published by Piatkus Entice in March  and is four luscious novellas bound in one book. With this Kiss, With this Promise, With this Ring, Seduced By A Pirate.Love, lust and a touch of drama.
The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones arrived at my house wrapped in paper and string. I honestly have no idea what it is about, all I know is that the first page was gripping and everyone is talking about it . It is published by Headline on the 4th of July.
The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke is published by Harper Fiction in May and has a drool worthy cover. This is the story of two sisters and the bond between them and is set in London and Cornwall.  It also travels to Australia and Bali too. The rights to this debut novel were hotly contested and  so far it has already sold to eight different countries.
Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon was published last year but I think this is the smaller paperback being released in April by Atom. I already have a copy of this so I will be giving this away too in a competition on this blog. It is the third volume in the gripping YA spin off of Kenyon’s New York Times best selling Dark Hunters series.
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Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn. Now I know Lynsey is a huge fan of Jennifer’s and has been nagging publishers in the UK to publish this author. Well it seems her wish has finally come true as Hodder have picked up her series. This is one of her self published novels and has only just come out.
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The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan. I have been after this one for awhile. It was highly recommended to me last year by Liz De Jaegar. A fantasy surfing book with a very hot merman I believe. The writing is supposed to be utterly gorgeous. So looking forward to that.
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Dolphin Girl by Shel Delisle is one to curb my surfing needs. The main character wants the life of a dolphin – the freedom. This is her journey.
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Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein is published by Entangled Publishing.  I recently read Hooked by this author, so I am intrigued by her next book. This is published in March and is set in a Wilderness Camp used as a rehabilitation retreat.
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The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski was published at the end of February by Harper Fiction and is getting a lot of attention. It is NA and contemporary I think. Very exciting!
Library
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I know, I know, why do I need to go to the library? I have enough books to read, but hey I like to support my local library and I relish the fact I can get fantastic books to read from there.
I picked up the following four books.
A Catering Thanksgiving by Isis Crawford – this is one of those culinary cozies and I have been dying to read one for ages.
The Painter’s Apprentice by Charlotte Betts is published by Piatkus – I read her first novel, The Apothecary’s Daughter last year and loved it. Charlotte is amazing as creating atmosphere and writes the most beautiful descriptions.
The Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton. – surprisingly I have never read this series and as I am on the look out for more mystery novels, I picked this one up.
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen is published by Vintage and I am completely intrigued by this book. Described as ‘extraordinary and haunting by Chris Cleave, I can’t wait to read it.
I also have Is It Me? by Miranda Hart, which I am reading at the moment. She is one of the funniest comedians going and she writes just like she talks on her hit sitcom, Miranda.
Borrowed
My lovely friend Yvette lent me the following two books knowing I wanted to read more children’s mysteries.
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There is something lovely about old books.
The Ship of Adventure by Enid Blyton
Nancy Drew: Captive Heart by Carolyn Keene
Thanks for stopping by to share in book haul fun. Thank you to all the publishers who sent me books to review, I really appreciate it.

3 comments:

  1. The Sea Sisters sounds fantastic, I'm definitely going to have to check it out - books with travel elements are always fun!

    Great books this week, enjoy :-D

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  2. So jealous that you got Dear, Cassie!! Hope you enjoy all your books.

    Sam @ Falling Books
    http://bookcrazedreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/book-haul-38.html

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  3. What fab week! Hope you enjoy all the new books!

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