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Not a huge busy week for me for books but the ones I receive were awesome ones!

I got ....

David by Mary Hoffman (UK Proof)

This one looks really awesome - I have never read anything by Mary Hoffman but I've told she's good.



Michelangelo’s statue of David is famous around the world. Millions flock to Italy every year to admire the physical perfection of the young man captured within the marble. But the identity of the model has never been known . . . until now. In this epic tale, acclaimed author Mary Hoffman imagines the story of Gabriele, a na├»ve but incredibly handsome young man who is hired as Michelangelo’s model, only to find himself drawn into a world of spies, political treachery, and murder. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Florence in its most turbulent times, this is a rich, colorful and thrilling tale that gives life to one of the world’s greatest masterpieces.



Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (UK Proof)

I have been waiting soooo long for this! The first copy that was put in the post got lost. I was so excited to finally get it yesterday morning. I first heard about it at the RHCB bloggers brunch. I am told Nick is generally a bit too gorgeous!



For Nick Pardee and Silla Kennicot, the cemetery is the center of everything. Nick is a city boy angry at being forced to move back to the nowhere town of Yaleylah, Missouri where he grew up. He can’t help remembering his mom and the blood magic she practiced – memories he’s tried for five years to escape. Silla, though, doesn’t want to forget; her parents’ apparent murder-suicide left her numb and needing answers. When a book of magic spells in her dad’s handwriting appears on her doorstep, she sees her chance to unravel the mystery of their deaths. Together they plunge into the world of dark magic, but when a hundred-year-old blood witch comes hunting for the bones of Silla’s parents and the spell book, Nick and Silla will have to let go of everything they believe about who they are, the nature of life and death, and the deadly secrets that hide in blood.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman (UK paperback)

I don't think I need to say anything about this! Very very excited to read it!




It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.  Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future and each other. Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

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Comments

Great list! I haven't heard of the first 2, but got an ARC of Where She Went from Gayle Forman a while back and absolutely loved it. Enjoy!
Julia :) said…
WHERE SHE WENT!!!! Can't wait for that one! You are so lucky to get a copy. And wow that David book sounds so intriguing. Definitely interested in that one. :)
Rebecca said…
Great books you got this week. Blood Magic is one book I cannot wait to read. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.
Mel said…
I haven't heard of any of these books, but Blood Magic does sound great - can't wait to see what you think of it!
Sally said…
Great books!
So jealous of Where She Went. Already pre-ordered my copy.
Haven't heard of the other two books - will have to check them out.
Sally.
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Carla said…
Where She Went is like amazingly good. Like SPLAT your brain is gonna explode from all the awesome. And yeah, Tessa Gratton pretty much rocks my socks off, so YAY Blood Magic and woah does that David book sound intriguing or what?
David sounds fantastic, Italy and historical fiction- yes please! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it. Enjoy all your new books :)
That Book Blog said…
David and Blood Magic sound really good (: Looking forward to your reviews
Jessheartsbooks said…
Where She Went! I'm reading it now SO good. Hope you enjoy all your books this week :)
They all look so good! I really fancy Blood Magic and it has such a pretty cover.
Vicki said…
Glad your Blood Magic finally arrived, can't wait to see what you think...I'm dying to read it!
Lovely books this week :) Blood Magic sounds awesome and it's very exciting that you have a copy of Where She Went! I loved If I Stay and have a feeling that the sequel is going to be just as amazing.
Elodie said…
Great mailbox !! I haven't read If I Stay yet .. Bbut I've heard awesome things about this series !! Blood Magic seems great too ;)
Enjoy !!
Cicely said…
I want Blood Magic SO BADLY! And David looks brilliant! And Where She Went. *dies from jealousy* ;P
Happy reading!
Asamum said…
Where She Went is truly awesome :D
I am really interested to see what you think of David - interesting premise there :D
Vivienne said…
Blood Magic has piqued my interest. It looks fabulous. I hope to be reading Where She Went soon.
Jesse Owen said…
Great books this week, I've heard so many good things about Where She Went and I love the sound of Blood Magic.

Happy Reading :D
Kelsey said…
Great books! The cover of Blood Magic is so pretty...:D
Clover said…
I keep seeing Blood Magic talked about, but not fully convinced as yet. I adored Where She Went!! And wow, doesn't David sound like it'll be incredible?

Wonderful books this week! Happy reading :)
Blood Magic and Where She Went? EXTREMELY JEALOUS! I hope you enjoy both - I'm waiting impatiently for them! :P

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Aisle B said…
Now you have me curious about Where she Went. Is the girl on the cover an actress?? She looks very familiar...

Going to look this one up on Goodreads.
BooksforCompany said…
Oh wow! Great books, l so want to read Blood Magic! Enjoy =)
Alison said…
Fab reads! I'm so jealous that you got Where She Went!
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Nicki said…
Great books. I love the cover of Blood Magic. Have fun reading.