Letterbox Love all of the lovely, lovely books I’ve gotten in the post, bought and everything else. Summaries are taken from the cover, or Amazon/NetGalley/Goodreads in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated. Hosted by Narratively Speaking.
I only got a few books this week, but boy are they good'uns! I can't wait to get stuck into all of them.
The Secret Diary of Lizze Bennet, Bernie Su and Kate Rodrick (e-proof)
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennett should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters – beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets – and for Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie – who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman – was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary.
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s special friendship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity.
I’m so excited to get stuck into this as I love The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Thanks NetGalley and Touchstone!
Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld (proof)
Darcy writes the words.
Lizzie lives them.
Landing a major publishing deal, teenager Darcy finds herself in New York City, and suddenly surrounded by the cream of YA authors. At the same timr, Afterworlds, Darcy’s gripping thriller, begins to unfold. A novel within a novel...
This sounds amazing. I’m a huge fan of Scott Westerfeld so I may have squeaked (a lot) and hugged the book when it arrived. Thanks S&S!
Winger, Andrew Smith (paperback)
Ryan Dead West’s life is complicated.
He’s a student at Pine Mountain, a boarding school for rich kids. He’s sharing a room with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s totally in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little kid.
With the help of his mates and his talent for doodling comics, Ryan Dean is trying his best to get a handle on school life and rugby. But when the unthinkable happens he ahs to find a way to hold on to the important things – no matter what.
Hilarious and heartbreaking, Winger is a coming-of-age story for the twenty-first century.
Yay! So looking forward to this – I love Grasshopper Jungle. Thanks Puffin!
Everything Leads to You, Nina Lacour (hardcover)
“I want you to do something with the place. Something epic.”
After being entrusted with her brother’s Los Angeles apartment for the summer as a graduation gift, Emi Price isn’t sure how to fulfil his one condition: that something great take place there while he’s gone. Emi may be a talented young production designer, already beginning to thrive in the competitive film industry, but she still feels like an average teen, floundering when it comes to romance.
But when she and her best friend, Charlotte, discover a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, Emi must move beyond the walls of her carefully crafted world to chase her down the loose ends of a movie’s icon’s hidden life, leading her to uncover a deacdes’ old secret and the potential for something truly epic: love.
I’m so excited for this! And it looks absolutely stunning – I can;t stop staring at it.
We Were Liars, E Lockhart (paperback)
We are liars
We are beautiful and privileged
We are cracked and broken
A tale of love and romance
A tale of tragedy
Which are lies?
Which is truth?
FINALLY. I’ve read it already and can report that it’s brilliant. Review posted yesterday.