Title: Daughter of Camelot (Empire of Shadows #1)
Author: Glynis Cooney
Details: Paperback, 421 pages
Expected Publication: September 24th 2013 by Mabon Publishing
Filled with terrific suspense and budding romance, Daughter of Camelot is a fast paced adventure set against the turmoil at the end of the Arthurian era.
Raised in the shadow of a fort dedicated to training Knights of the Round Table, Deirdre thirsts for adventure.
Instead, at 14, she is sent to court to learn the etiquette and talents of a young woman.
Court life, however, is more fraught with danger than she expected, and Deirdre finds herself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that stretches deep into the very heart of Camelot.
All Deirdre thought she knew and believed in—loyalty, love, bravery—is challenged when she embarks on a quest to defy Fate and save the King.
Synopsis & Image from Goodreads. Click the image to fly there.
The Amazing World Book Day have another great YA giveaway this month. Get Involved Here.
FIVE advance copies of Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase to be won!
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .
For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.
Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .
‘You’ll want to leave the lights on . . . Stroud is a genius’ Rick Riordan
Closes at midnight on Friday 13th September 2013
The excellent guys behind World Book Day put together some amazing giveaways every month. This month, there are some really great YA novels to be won. Here are my favourites:
Michaela Clarke’s debut novel Tiger Thief will amaze and delight everyone who loves an absorbing story beautifully told. Sharat and his majestic white tiger, Emira, are two halves of the same soul. The thought of being separated is unbearable. So when Emira mysteriously disappears in the middle of their circus act, Sharat is devastated. He’s also determined to get her back, despite the force of the Empire being ranged against him. His journey will be perilous and revealing, and shot through with magic. A fantastic adventure story about a boy and his tiger for 8-12 year-olds, with amazing characters, landscapes and jinnis…
Publishers Nosy Crow are giving away 10 copies of Tiger Thief.
Winner of the 2013 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Ketchup Clouds is the stunning new novel from the highly-acclaimed author of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.
Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret – a dark and terrible secret that she can’t confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of heartache yet humour, Zoe tells her story in the only way she can – in letters to the man in prison in America. Unable to sleep one night, she grabs a pen, takes a deep breath and begins her tale of love and betrayal.
Publishers Indigo (an imprint of Orion) are giving away ten sets of Ketchup Clouds and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.
Images and details taken from The World Book Day site where you can enter all of their giveaways*.
*May only be available to UK residents.
I just stumbled across this STUNNING cover over at http://aliceinreaderland.com and I can’t stop looking at it. It also sounds like everything I would want in a book…Scotland, Enchanted rings, a mysterious boy…can not wait.
Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.
But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.
Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for…or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.
DOON is loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, with permission from the ALan Jay Lerner Estate and the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Follow the journey at http://www.DoonSeries.com
Expected Release date is Aug 20th. Image and synopsis from Goodreads where you can also enter the giveaway!