Sunday, February 13, 2011

Library Loot (86), a prize & review copies


Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (#3 in series)

Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll

Immortal by P C Cast (ed) (anthology)


Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles (many thanks to I Was a Teenage Book Geek)


Pretty Twisted by Gina Blaxhill (looks great! Out in May from Macmillan Children's Books) British author & debut

Ros has a secret crush on Jonathan. Jonathan is massively hung up on Freya (even after she dumps him). And Freya? Well, Freya is a beautiful enigma. Even more so when she goes missing without a trace . . .

PRETTY TWISTED is narrated in alternating chapters by Jonathan (16) and Ros (14) who meet online at a time when things are going sour for Jonathan. His stunning girlfriend, Freya, is away at college and they are growing apart - consequently, he is struggling with his own sense of identity. Ros is also experiencing some problems - one of her friends is dating an older man whose strange behaviour gives Ros cause for concern.

Meanwhile, the local news has been reporting some kidnappings of teenage girls. So when Freya dumps Jonathan, then seems to disappear off the face of the earth, he enlists Ros' (somewhat reluctant) help in tracking down the girl he still loves. With danger lurking around every corner, their stories become inextricably linked in a way nobody could have predicted...

Theodore Boone
by John Grisham (hardback edition reviewed here)

and the following which are all available now:


  1. Ooh, I still need to read Rules of Attraction! *adds to to-do list*

    Pretty Twisted sounds awesome, thanks for bringing it to my attention! ;)

  2. Wow what a truly amazing book week. Enjoy :D

  3. Black Swan Rising is one that's been on my wishlist for so long now and I still haven't bought it. One day. I also love the sound of Rules of Attraction but I'd like to read some more reviews on that before I make my mind up.

  4. Black Swan Rising looks really interesting (and I love the cover), and Rules of Attraction sounds fab. Happy Reading :D

  5. Artichoke Hearts is the best book I've read for a long time, it's just brilliant. I can't wait to hear what you think.

  6. Great books! I love the Gallagher Girls books. I'm also very interested in Artichoke Hearts.
    My IMM

  7. Brilliant books! The Gallagher Girls books are awesome, and the Young Sherlock Holmes look really good.