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.
The Pink Hotel – Anna Stothard
A seventeen-year-old London girl flies to Los Angeles for the funeral of her mother Lily, from whom she had been separated in her childhood. After stealing a suitcase of letters, clothes and photographs from her mum’s bedroom at the top of a hotel on Venice Beach, the girl spends hr summer travelling around Los Angeles returning love letters and photographs to the men who had known her mother. As she discovers more about Lily’s past and tries to re-enact her life, she comes to question the foundation of her own personality.
The Pink Hotel, Anna Stothard’s stunning second novel after the critical and commercial success of Isabel and Rocco, is a tale about finding love in the most unlikely of places, and how sometimes you can only know who you are by discovering who you are not.
Thanks to Alma Books for this. I can't wait to get stuck into it.
Troubletwisters – Garth Nix and Sean Williams
They felt a sudden pain in their ears, followed by a horrible, whispering voice that at first was so soft they could only feel it. But it grew louder, until it was the only thing they could hear, as if it emanated from inside their own heads.
++Come to us. Troubletwisters, join us...welcome, most welcome!++
When their home suddenly explodes, twins Jack and Jaide sent to live in a place they have never heard of, to stay with a grandmother they have never met. Portland might seem like a quiet coastal town, but it soon becomes apparent that the strange things going on there are anything but ordinary.
Who is the mysterious Grandma X?
How come they suddenly have these strange new abilities?
And why won’t anybody explain anything?!
One thing is sure – the twins are going to find out exactly what it means to be troubletwisters...
A surprise from Egmont. Thank you!
Numbers 3: Infinity – Rachel Ward
Adam, Sarah and Mia are living together, struggling with the fame of seeing numbers – the dates when people will die.
But something is about to tear them apart. During the Chaos, Mia swapped her number for another.
Suddenly her powerful new ability makes her a terrifying target.
Everyone wants to live forever...
I love this series! Thanks, Chicken House!
Skellig – David Almond (signed)
Michael steps into the crumbling garage. What is the thing beneath the spiders’ webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never seen before? The only person Michek can confide in is Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael’s world changes forever...
I discovered my new favourite place in Bath: Toppings, where I found the most amazing variety of YA and a huge amount of signed books where I picked up a copy of this, which I’ve loved since I can remember. Seriously, if you haven’t read Skellig, you’re missing out.