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.
I got some awesome books this week! I am seriously excited for them!
On another note, my laptop is playing up and won’t let me access Google sites. This means I have to post to my blog from my mum’s laptop and so that explains my lack of commenting this week and until I figure out how the hell to sort it out!
Love, Inc. – Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideaut
Make up, break u, or take up with someone new...Love, Inc. does it all!
Zahra, Kali, and Syd would never have met if their parents’ marriages hadnt fallen apart. But when the three girls collide in group counselling, they discover they havesomething else in common: they’ve each been triple-timed by the same wicked charmer, Eric, aka Rico, Rick. Talk about eye-opening therapy. Now all three girls have one mission: to show that cheater the error of his ways.
Project Payback is such a success, the girls soon have clients lining up for their consulting services. Is your boyfriend acting shady? Dying to know if your crush is into you? Need matchmaking expertise? Look no further than Love, Inc.
Love the sound of this. Thanks, Allison and Busby!
Fury – Elizabeth Miles
Introducing a slick and sexy supernatural thriller from a talented debut author.
Em loves the winter holidays. And this year, things are really looking up: the guy she's been into for months has finally noticed her. But if she starts something with him, there's no turning back. Because he's going out with her best friend.
On the other side of town, Chase's home life is stressful and his social life's unravelling. But that's nothing compared to what's really haunting him. For Chase has done something cruel - something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it's only a matter of time before he's exposed.
Mistakes can be deadly. And three beautiful, mysterious girls are about to make them pay...
Thanks to S&S for a beautiful finished copy. I'm very excited to get stuck into this.
Beautiful Days: A Bright Young Things Novel – Anna Godbersen
It’s the last summer of the jazz age and the bright young things of New York are revelling in beautiful days and glittering nights.
Letty Larkspur has shaken off her small town origins and is set to chase her Broadway dream no matter what the cost.
Cordelia Grey is reeling from the tragedy that’s befallen her new-found family but she won’t let it hold her back.
Astrid Donal is leading a dazzling life but her liason with a ganster could threaten everything she holds dear.
The latest book in the addictive Bright Young Things series.
I love Anna Godbersen so I’m very much looking forward to getting stuck into this. Thanks, Puffin!
Dearly Departed – Lia Habel
‘I’m newly wired with a burning desire for hot flesh. You know, like every other teenage boy.’
Bram, recent zombie recruit.
It should be game over for Nora Dearly when she is ambushed and dragged off into the night by the living dead. But this crack unit of teen zombies are the good guys, sent to protect Nora from the real monsters roaming the country and zeroing in on cities to swell their ranks.
Can Nora find a way to kill-off the evil undead once and for all?
Can she trust her proptectors to resist their hunger for human flesh?
And can she stop herself falling for the noble, sweet, surprisingly attractive, definitely-no-longer-breathing Bram...?
A sharp, slick, blisteringly paced debut novel, with an unconventional but tender love story at its heart.
Love the sound of this. Thanks to RHCB!
This Dark Endeavour – Kenneth Oppel
How far would you go to save your brother’s life?
Victor and Konrad Frankenstein are twins, born just two minutes apart but with very different personalities. Along with their beautiful cousin Elizabeth, they lead a charmed life at their parents’ chateau. But when Konrad falls dangerously ill, everything changes.
Victor’s quest to find a cure leads him to the Dark Library, a secret room full of ancient, forbidden knowledge. On the spine-chilling mission that follows, he is forced to confront strange foes, alchemical forces and the most difficult torment of all – the pain of unrequited love.
Set against the turreted backdrop of eighteenth-century Geneva, This Dark Endeavour is the first book in Kenneth Oppel’s haunting nre gothic duology.
SO, SO excited for this. I love Frankenstein so I really can't wait to read it. Thanks, RHCB!
The Poison Diaries: Nightshade – Maryrose Wood
Sixteen-year-old Jessamine Luxton is heartbroken. Her true love, Weed, the strange and intriguing young man who came into her life so suddenly, has disappeared.
Jessamine suspects that her own father, Thomas, may have been involved. Thomas was obsessed with posions and discovering Weed’s secret understanding of dangerous plants. This suspicion and her growing expertise with poisons have changed her. She is no longer innocent. So when Jessamine learns that Weed is alive and in danger, she will do whatever it takes to be reunited with him, including killing whoever gets in her way.
I actually haven’t read the first book in this series, but I do love the sound of it. Thanks, Harper Collins!
Bleeding Hearts – Alyxandra Harvey
It’s not easy being the new girl in town, and Christabel Llewellyn is certainly that. She’s new to Violet Hill, new to coutry life, and new to vampires. Which, considering she’s Lucy Hamilton’s cousin, is going to prove problematic...Lucy’s boyfriend is one of the Drake brothers, her best friend is a Drake princess, and all of the Drakes are vampires.
But they aren;t the only undead to riside in Violet Hill. The town is infested with a very different and entirely more dangerous type of feral vampire, the Hel-Blar. And when Christabel is kidnapped by their leader and held to ransom, the drakes are forced into action.
I really need to catch up with this series as I loved the first book. Thanks, Bloomsbury!