Sunday, February 20, 2011

Library Loot (87), a purchase & review copies

On this rare occasion I haven't taken any YA books out of the library this week, however I have had several nice parcels of review books from ATOM, Puffin and Walker Books (thank you!).


Stargazer by Claudia Gray

The second novel in the internationally bestselling EVERNIGHT series – a vampire romance with a shocking twist.

Evernight Academy is an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful and dangerous students of all… and Bianca has always been told it’s her destiny to be just like them.

But Bianca fell in love with Lucas – sworn enemy of her kind, and when his true identity was revealed he fled the school.
Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas cannot give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if that means coming face to face with the hunters of Black Cross or keeping secrets from those whom she loves the most.

However, Bianca isn’t the only one keeping secrets and when Evernight is attacked by an evil force she discovers that the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning…


Flip by Martyn Bedford (7 March, Walker)
Fourteen-year-old Alex Gray wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom. More surprising is that he doesn't recognize his hands, or his legs... When he looks in the mirror he gets the shock of his life! How is it possible that Alex has become another boy – a boy who everyone calls Philip? And how have six whole months passed overnight? A riveting psychological thriller by a brilliant new voice in children's books.

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright & David Leslie Johnson (24 Feb, ATOM)
Valerie is in love with the dangerous and unlikable Peter (a woodcutter, of course) but is betrothed to the rich hot blacksmith in town, Henry. Their town has been terrorized by a wolf - a wolf that appears only at the full moon - and when Valerie's sister is brutally murdered the message is clear: she's next.

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan (3rd March, ATOM) (2010 revised edition)
It was only an accident but it would change their lives forever. Last summer, four terrified friends made a desperate pact to conceal a shocking secret. But now, someone has learned the truth, and the horror is starting again. There is an unknown avenger out there who is stalking them in a deadly game. Will he stop at terror--or is he out for revenge? This summer, four friends are going to learn that some secrets just won't stay buried.

Rosebush by Michele Jaffe (3rd March, ATOM)
Jane is found, near death, in a rosebush - a victim of hit and run. But as she's convalescing she realizes that her friends' stories and her memories of what happened that night aren't adding up. And now the only thing she does know is that one of her friends isn't so friendly. One of them tried to kill her. Sometimes the truth is a very thorny thing...

Duty Calls: Dunkirk by James Holland (2 June, Puffin)
‘YOU WANTED TO SEE SOME ACTION – WELL YOU’RE GOING TO GET IT NOW. YOU’RE GOING TO GET IT NOW ALL RIGHT.’ Friday 24th May, 1940 Private Johnny Hawke, aged sixteen, awakens to artillery fire. Hours later, Stukas scream down from the sky. Messerschmit fighters roar towards his regiment. Trucks burst into flames. Now men and mules lay dead and dying, severed limbs twisted grotesquely as blood soaks the cobbled streets. Young Private Hawke just wants to do his duty and serve his country. But as he – and his fellow soldiers – prepare to stop the German advance, there's only one question on everyone's lips. HOW WILL THEY SURVIVE?

plus these arrived after I'd been twittering that the Works hadn't got them where I live, thank you twitter fairy!

Soulless by Gail Carriger (out now, Orbit)
Alexia Tarabotti is labouring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

and the sequels Blameless and Changeless.


  1. I just got Evernight from the library, really looking forward to reading that and the rest of the series!

    Can't wait to read Rosebush! And Flip sounds fab- will have to look into it!

    Happy reading ;) x

  2. The Gail Carriger books look really great. I got them for my birthday last year but haven't managed to get to them yet. Soon though.

  3. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

  4. Wow you've had some awesome books for review this week. Flip looks really interesting and I fancy Rosebush too.

  5. Loved Stargazer when I read it recently!

  6. Oh, loved Stargazer! Nice books this week, happy reading :).

  7. I just finished ROSEBUSH the other day. I hope you enjoy it, I found it to be a fun read! I can't wait to get my hands on the Gail Carriger series. I hope you enjoy!

    Check out what's IMM this week!