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I have had an awesome week bookwise this week!!
Arrived in the post
The Other Countess and The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards (UK finished copies)
I haven't heard a lot about these books but I can tell you they are set in the Tudor period and they look fab. They are a series - the first was out in July and the second out in early February (and a third later in the year). I am looking forward to reading them soon.
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (UK paperback)
I have read Anna's Bright Young Things and have heard people rave about this series - this came up on Read it Swap it this week and I managed to swap it. Looking forward to it.
Life as we knew it by Susan Pfeffer (UK paperback)
My lovely blogging friend Clover offered me her copy of this - I put it back on my wishlist a while back when I was on Dystopian Kick. I did notice after a flick through it is written in a diary format which I usually love.
Matched by Ally Condie
I managed to pick up a finished copy of this on readitswapit as I only had the proof. Fab book which I'd definately recommend.
Random House Children's Books Blogger Bunch
I spent yesterday yesterday in London attending the Random House Children's Books Blogger Bunch. It was amazing meeting the Random House Publicity team and all the other Bloggers who were there!! I will update you with details of the entire fab event later in the week but I wanted to show off my pretties today!
From Goody Bag
These are the books we got in our goody bags when we arrived! As well as these lovely books we got a mug, some postcardy swag and a lovely tote to keep them in.
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (UK Proof)
This book is out in April and is described as being a mix between CS Lewis, JK Rowling and Philip Pullman. I've linked to the Goodreads Synopsis for you to check it out. The buzz from the Random House girlies is that it is going to be huge. I also got a notebook (the plain green one in the picture) to go with the copy of the book!
The Kissing Game by Aidan Chambers (proof copy)
This is a collection of short stories based on a variety of experiences teenagers go through. The girlies said the last one is quite dark - looking forward to dipping into it.
In the Sea there are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda (UK Proof)
This book is the true story of a young boy who escaped from Afghanistan and follows his journey from there to Italy. We were told while it's quite horrific in places and quite an eye opener it really is quite uplifting in its message.
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (Bound Manuscript)
This is the book out of the ones I got this week I am most excited about. I dipped into a bit of it whilst on the train home and it was awesome - I have been told to read it during the day and with all windows shut as it is apparently really scary! I'm not sure when it is out but I think it is in April or the summer.
Office shelves raid!!
After were heard about all the lovely new books we were allowed up to the offices of the publicity team who let us raid their shelves and take home whatever we liked!! This is what I picked up.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (UK hardback)
I read this ages ago but never had my own copy. I doubt it needs much introduction.
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (UK paperback)
I haven't yet read this series but I have been meaning to for ages! Maybe this will give me the kick I need to get started.
You against me by Jenny Downham (UK paperback)
I am so excited to get started on this one!! I loved before I die and I told that this one is just as good if not better!!
Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper (UK hardback)
Another author I have been meaning to read for ages - This one looks particularly good!
Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson (UK paperback)
Another one I always meant to read but never got round to.
Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak (UK proof)
I loved The Book Thief and I've always meant to pick this one up. Looks fab!!
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (UK paperback)
This book sounds really sweet and looks like a good one for school once I'm done with it.
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel (UK hardback)
I've heard really mixed reviews about this book and I'm really looking forward to seeing what I make of it!
Beauty by Robin McKinley (UK paperback)
I love Disney's beauty and the beast, hated the freaky 80's live action version. Not sure what I'll make of this but I am reliably informed it is awesome!!
Hitler's Canary by Sandi Toksvig (UK paperback)
Another one I picked up for school which I am very excited about!!
The lovely Caroline at Portrait of a Woman bought me this lovely book. It is the waterstone's special gold sparkly edition and it is gorgeous and best of all Karen Mahoney was there herself and signed my copy for me!
A huge thank you to the random house team - I had a fantastic day and can't wait to get reading all your fab titles!