This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets.
Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody
In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities, it is also dangerous. There is only survival by secrecy, and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But they are not easy to keep hidden and their inevitable use brings her to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the land.
Sent to remote Obernewtyn, from where escape is said to be impossible, Elspeth must thrown off her safe cloak of concealment and pit herself against those who would resurrect the terrible forces of the apocalypse. Only then will she truly learn what and who she is…
I already have a copy of this so I’ll give it to my friend, Saffron, who tends to benefit from my double copies!
Like his mum before him, Adam sees numbers - death dates in people’s eyes. It’s hard enough living with this terrible gift, but life is about to get tougher.
Adam sees that everyone around him has the same date: 1 January 2017.
Something huge is going to happen.
Something bad. But what is it? And what can he do about it?
I actually squealed when I opened this package as I loved Numbers. Thanks, Chicken House!
Losing It - edited by Keith Gray (ARC)
From Amazon UK: Melvin Burgess, Keith Gray, Sophie McKenzie, Bali Rai, Patrick Ness, Jenny Valentine and Mary Hooper - Some of today's leading writers for teens are gathered here in a wonderful collection of original stories: some funny, some moving, some haunting but all revolving around the same subject - having sex for the first time!