Welcome to my new Wednesday post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
I love Marcus Sedgwick so I’m really excited about this one. Not to mention that the book is SEXY. I still have no idea what it’s about though…
When Mystical Creatures Attack! is also a bit of a weird one – but I’m trying really hard to get into it. It has a unicorn on the cover so – hello!
I wasn’t completely sold on this one, but parts of it were enjoyable and it was written well. Lovers of contemporary YA will probably enjoy it. My review will be up next week.
As always, I’m not sure. There are lots of options; Heir of Fire, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and The Girl with all The Gifts are at the top of the pile at the mo
New on the Shelf
(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews)
I was relatively well behaved this week. I’m still waiting on the arrival of Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles). Where are you??? And I bought a second hand copy of Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin which was my wishlist pick from last week.
I didn’t make any Netgalley requests or borrow any from friends.
New on the Wishlist
“I used to be one of those girls. The kind who loved to deliver bad news. When I colored my hair, I imagined it seeping into my scalp, black dye pooling into my veins. But that was the old Lacy. Now, when I cast spells, they are always for good.”
16-year-old Lacy believes that magic and science can work side by side. She’s a botanist who knows how to harness the healing power of plants. So when her father dies, Lacy tries to stay with her step-mother in Chico, where her magic is good and healing. She fears the darkness that her real mother, Cheyenne, brings out, stripping away everything that is light and kind.
Yet Cheyenne never stays away for long. Beautiful, bewitching, unstable Cheyenne who will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to keep control of her daughter’s heart. She forces Lacy to accompany her to Sacramento, and before long, the “old” Lacy starts to resurface.
But when Lacy survives a traumatic encounter, she finds herself faced with a choice. Will she use her powers to exact revenge and spiral into the darkness forever? Or will she find the strength to embrace the light?
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
Children of Men meets The Handmaiden’s Tale: a dystopian epic about love, friendship and what it means to be free.
Welcome to London, but not as you know it.
Oxford Street burned for three weeks
The British Museum is squatted by ragtag survivors
The Regent’s Park camps have been bombed
The Nazareth Act has come into force. If you can’t produce your identity card, you will be shot.
Lalla, 16, has grown up sheltered from the new reality by her visionary father, Michael Paul. But now the chaos has reached their doorstep. Michael has promised Lalla and her mother that they will escape. Escape is a ship big enough to save 500 people.
But only the worthy will be chosen.
Once on board, as day follows identical day, Lalla’s unease grows.
Where are they going?
What does her father really want?
Expected publication: February 19th 2015 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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