Saturday, 5 July 2014

Book Haul #1

So I've been cheating and not doing this, partly because I keep forgetting and partly because I couldn't think of what to call it. But then I thought, hey, it doesn't need a fancy name. It's better do it than not. So I've unimaginatively called it book haul!

These are all the books I've gotten from Netgalley or through the mail and haven't reviewed yet.

All the Netgalley books have the summaries from Netgalley. She Is Not Invisible has a summary from Goodreads.

Netgalley e-books

The Moment Collector by Jodi Lynn Anderson

The yard of this house is a graveyard of moments and everything left behind is a clue. And I am here to dig.

There's a ghost haunting 208 Water Street. She doesn't know who she was, or why she's still here. She does know that she is drawn to Maggie, the new girl in town, and her friends - beautiful, carefree Pauline and Liam, the boy who loves her. But the ghost isn't all that's lurking in Gill Creek... Someone is killing young girls all across the county. Can the ghost keep these three friends safe? Or does she have another purpose?

This book looks so cool. I've been holding it off reading it because I had other books with closer release dates but I can finally read it and I'm excited! Thanks Hatchette!

Between the Lives by Jessica Sh


The perfect life or the perfect love. You choose.
For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she shifts to her 'other' life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she's a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she's considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments that bring her dangerously close to the life she's always wanted. But if she can only have one life, which is the one she'll choose?

This is another book that I've been holding off reading and honestly the amount of times I've nearly given in and read it, it's only because I've had a massive amount of reading to do that I haven't given in yet. Thank you so much, Hatchette, I'm looking forward to it.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

DAY ONE The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. WEEK TWO Civilization has crumbled. YEAR TWENTY A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild. STATION ELEVEN Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan - warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend Clark; Kirsten, a young actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed 'prophet'. 

I've heard so many good things about this book, that when I saw it on Netgalley I just had to request it. I'm really looking forward to it. Thank you Pan Macmillan.

The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it's an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker - the Reaper - he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag.
As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust.
With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever...

This is another book that I heard about before I saw it on Netgalley. It sounds like a really interesting read. Thanks, Hatchette.

Print Books

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness.

I received this book a few days ago and sped through it. I love Marcus Sedgwick and I think writing about a blind girl is really interesting and a huge step for diversity in YA. Review on Monday. Thanks Indigo.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really looking forward to Station Eleven - it looks so different and I've heard wonderful things about it.