This week I received boxes and boxes of books through the post (it was very exciting)! I think in total I got sent about 30 (arghh, so many books, so little time) so this week I'm going to post the ones I'm most excited about:
From Luisa at Chicklish: The Liberators - Philip Womack:
"When Ivo Moncrieff arrives in London to spend Christmas with his aunt and uncle, he steps off the train and into a nightmare..."
Sent by Random House: Friction - Joe Stretch:
"The pornography of everyday life."
Bought myself: Just Listen - Sarah Dessen:
"I'm Annabel. I'm the girl who has it all. Model looks, confidence, a great social life. I'm one of the lucky ones. Aren't I?
My 'best friend' is spreading rumours about me. My family is slowly falling apart. It's turning into a long, lonely summer, full of secrets and silence."
Sent by Random House: Menage - Ewan Morrison:
"In 1993, Dot, Saul and Owen lived together on the fringes of the Hoxton art scene, shoplifting, dole scrounging, doing drugs and swapping clothes and beds. Their year as a menage, however, led to a suicide attempt, to art stardom, and to one of the three vanishing from the world."
Bought myself: Girlfriend in a Coma - Douglas Coupland:
"It's 15th December, 1979, and Richard's girlfriend Karen has entered a deep coma. She only took a couple of valium washed down with a cocktail, but now she's locked away in suspended animation, oblivious to the passage of time. What if she were to wake up decades later - a 17-year-old girl in a distant future, a future where the world has gone dark?"
Sent by Curled Up With A Good Book: Fallen - Lauren Kate:
"There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are screwups and security cameras watch every move.
Except Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce - he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her."
Sent by Random House: Butterbabe - Rebecca Golden:
"Rebecca Golden weighed just over 6lb at birth. By the time she graduated from high school she weighed almost 26 stone and a few years later she tipped the scales at over 40 stone. Although morbidly obese she never had high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes; she drove a car and worked and ‘never became fused to a sofa’. But being so large meant there were things she simply couldn’t do, like get up off the floor unaided and sit in booths in restaurants. Then, at the age of thirty-three, she took the difficult decision to have a gastric bypass, and lost over 15 stone."
Sent by Curled Up: Some Girls Are - Courtney Summers:
"Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. "