meme was started by Kristi of The
Story Siren who was inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie.
Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets
unless otherwise stated.
is for the last few weeks as there have been THINGS going on that got in the
way of posting IMM and I also came home to a mound of packages so there are a
lot of books this time! Here you go!
Bodies – Isaac
He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but
he is a little different from his fellow Dead.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his prisoner, then as his reluctant guest,
Julie is a blast of colour in R’s grey landscape, and something inside him
begins to bloom.
He doesn’t want to eat her, he wants to protect
her. He wants to breathe again. He wants to live.
This unlikely bond will cause transformations they
can’t imagine, but their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
wait to read this. Thanks Random House!
Disgrace of Kitty Grey – Mary
England, 1813. Kitty Grey has a happy, carefree
life as a dairymaid. She loves her trade, caring for the herd and working in
the cool, calm dairy. And then, of course, there is Will, the handsome river
man who she thinks is very fond of her, and indeed she is fond of him. Surely
he will ask her to marry him soon?
Then disaster strikes: Will disappears. Kitty is
first worried then furious, convinced Will has gone to London to make his
fortune, forgetting about her completely. So when she is asked to go to London
to pick up a copy of the latest novel by the fashionable Jane Austen, she leaps
at the chance to track down Will. But within moments, eagle-eyed pickpockets
have spotted country-born-and-bred Kitty and relieved her of her money and
belongings. Kitty must face the terrifying prospect of stealing in order to
loved Mary Hooper’s last novel, Velvet, so
I’m really looking forward to this. Thanks Bloomsbury!
for Burn – Jenny
Hand and Siobhan Vivian
Bad things can happen, even to good girls, and
sometimes the only way to make things right is to do something wrong.
Lillia used to trust boys, but not after what
happened this summer. And she’ll do anything to stop the same thing happening
to her sister.
Kat’s over the rumours, the insults, the cruel
jokes made at her expense. It all goes back to one person – her ex best friend
– and now it’s payback time.
Four years ago, Mary left town because of a boy.
Now that she’s back, she’s going after him and she’s going to make him pay.
Three very different girls who want the same thing:
revenge, sweet revenge. And they won’t stop until they’ve each had a taste.
exicted for this! Thanks S&S!
is What Happy Looks Like – Jennifer
from the press release) In This is
What Happy Looks Like, perfect strangers
Graham Larkin and Ellie O’Neill meet – albeit virtually – when Graham
accidentally sends Ellie an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. In the tradition
of romantic comedies You’ve Got Mail and
Sleepless in Seattle, the two
17-year-olds strike up an email relationship, even though they live on opposite
sides of the country and don’t even know each other’s first names.
Through a series of funny and poignant messages,
Graham and Ellie make a true connection, sharing intimate details about their
lives, hopes and fears. But they don’t tell each other everything; Graham
doesn’t know the major secret hidden in Ellie’s family tree, and Ellie is
innocently unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in
When the location for a the shoot of Graham’s new
film falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from
online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to picturesque
Henley, Maine where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous as Graham have a real
relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie’s mom want
her to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?
wait to read this! Thanks Headline!
went to the Chicken House Little Breakfast and picked up proofs of these two
lovelies and managed to get them signed too!
Drowning – Rachel
When Carl opens his eyes on the bank of a cold
lake, his brother is being zipped into a body bag. And a shivering wet girl is
being helped nearby. What happened in the water? He can’t remember. All he
knows is that he must find out – before the truth comes back to drown him...
Don’t Know Me – Sophia
It was all so good. Sasha and Rose. Best friends in
a band, singing together. Right up to the finals of Killer
Act when the judges tell them one of them
Suddenly their friendship is put to the ultimate
test. On TV in front of millions...
Two girls. One huge mistake. Can they ever forgive
Agent, Los Angeles City Patrol, 15, female, 5 ft 4
350,000 Republic Notes reward
If seen, report immediately to your local official
That’s what The Republic wants their people to
think. That I’m ‘missing’.
What they don’t say is that they want me dead.
I helped Day, the country’s most notorious criminal,
escape his executionaided the rebel
patriots in staged uprising and
turned my back on The Republic.
But I won’t turn my back on Day...
When Beth wakes up one morning covered in dirt, she
puts it down to an extreme case of sleepwalking.
But when reports of a desecrated grave start to
circulate, her night-time wanderings take on a sinister air.
Soon the city is being plagued by strange sightings
and sudden disappearances.
Beth knows that something is changing within her.
Something that’s filling her with an urgent,
desperate hunger that demands to be satisfied – at any cost...
love Melvin Burgess! Thanks Random House!
Instinct – Ilsa
Falling for a teacher breaks all the rules...
...what if he wants to break them too?
Jenna’s parents say they love her.
So why do they ignore her?
Jenna’s brother says he loves her.
So why hasn’t he visited her in years?
Jenna’s teacher says he loves her.
He treats her well, he protects her and tells her
Mr Anderson is the only one she can trust.
So why is Jenna telling her story to a detective?
WAIT to read this! Thanks Quercus!
is talking about it. The hit.
it, and you have one amazing week to live. It’s the ultimate high. At the
is tempted. Life is rubbish: his girlfriend’s over him, his brother’s gone. So
what’s he got to lose? Everything, as it turns out. It’s up to his girlfriend,
Lizzie, to show him...
a new Melvin Burgess! I love his novels and this one sounds fantastic. Thanks
Crow Alone – SD
‘They say it’s going to get worse. That it’s not
going to end.’
The cold, bitter winters are getting longer, and a
state of emergency has been declared across Europe. After the death of her
grandmother and the evacuation of her small Polish village, sixteen-year-old
Magda is running out of options. Joining forces with the arrogant yet resourceful
Ivan, she smuggles her way on to a truck bound for London. But London, when
they reach it, is a nightmarish world, and far from welcoming. The pair will
need all the cunning and know-how they possess to survive – if they can trust
A darkly thrilling adventure by the author of After
haven’t got around to After the Snow yet,
but I am looking forward to reading both books. Thanks Macmillan!
also got an incredible package from MiraINk as a thank you for taking part in
round two of BlogInk. I feel sorry for the postman having to lug them round
The Day I Met Suzie, Chris
While the Others Sleep, Tom
Parallel, Lauren Miller (Scholastic)
Dead to You, Lisa McMann
Beautiful Creatures: The Official Illustrated Movie
Companion, Mark Cotta Vaz (Penguin)
Rat Runners, Oisin McGann (Random
Due – Rachel
The psychic world will never be the same again.
Lucia Garza is trapped in a supernatural power
struggle. To save a friend she agreed to work for sinister psychic organisation
The Cross Society. But after a death threat that almost succeeds, she’s
starting to think they want her out of the way. Forever.
Worse, as Lucia uncovers the society’s most
dangerous secrets, she discovers that she’s being used as a pawn between two
warring paranormal factions. Caught in a battle no one can win, Lucia’s only
choice could be to go against long-told prophecy to destroy both The Cross
Society and its sworn enemies.
But what are
the consequences of defying destiny?
I love Rachel Caine!
one of my English seminars we read two of Atwood’s short stories, The Female Body and Making a Man, and I feel in love with them. After a tweet to see
which of her novels I should read first, I headed off the library and picked up
the two with the most recommendations.
Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret
The Republic of Gilead allows Offred only one
function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like all dissenters, be hanged
at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a
repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the
two men on whom her future hangs...
I’ve been meaning to read this for years so it’s great to finally cross it off
the list, secondly, this cover is hideous. Ergh.
Eye – Margaret
‘If I were to meet Cordelia again, what would I
tell her about myself? The truth, or whatever would make me look good? Probably
the latter. I still have that need.’
Elaine RIsley, a painter, returns to Toronto to
find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood – unbearable
betrayals and cruelties – surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the
spectre of Cordelia, once her best friend and tormentor, who has haunted her
for forty years.
was the one that was recommended the most. I’d actually never heard of it, but
I’m looking forward to giving it a shot.