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.
Nicholas Dane - Melvin Burgess
‘We take care of boys that no one else will…’
When Nicholas’s num overdoses on heroin, the fourteen-year-old is suddenly lost, grieving and alone. Sent away to a boys’ home, Nick finds order is kept by intimidation and violence.
After countless fights and punishments, Nick thinks life can’t get any worse. But the deputy head, Mr Tony Creal, has other ideas.
The shame Nick experiences at the hands of Mr Creal can never quite be forgotten and, when Nick discovers he wasn’t the only one to suffer, the old hatred later resurfaces.
Can revenge lay Nick’s ghosts to rest - or will he never be free of them?
A second copy from Puffin. I gave it to a friend who said her mum loves Melvin Burgess.
Space Crime Conspiracy - Gareth P. Jones
In a galaxy far, far away, the intergalactic crime of the century has taken place: Preseident Vorlugenar has been murdered and the prime suspect is…Stanley Bound, a young lad from London who thought his biggest problem was his obnoxious big brother.
Whisked away to the other side of the universe, Stanley finds himself trapped and awaiting trial in the Bucket, a notorious space prison. Managing to escape, he sets out to prove his innocence and along the way encounters warring galactic groups, a talking mushroom and terrifying bird-headed pirates.
As his outer-space adventures gather pace Stanley realises he is in a whole galaxy of trouble and may never see home again.
Thanks to Bloomsbury for this. It sounds fun.
My Name is Memory - Ann Brashares (ARC)
‘I have fallen in love, and she is the one who endures. I killed her once and died for her many times and I still have nothing to show for it. I always search for her. I always remember her. I carry the hope that someday she will remember me.’
Their story spans a thousand years. Time and again, they have been together, yet apart. He knows they are meant to be one. Only he carries the memory of their love.
Discover a love story with the power and intensity of The Time Traveller’s Wife and the passion of Twilight.
A second copy from Hodder & Stoughton, but with the beautiful cover on the ARC this time.
None! Pre-orders don’t count. Right?