Sunday, 26 June 2011

IMM (52)

Thank you as always to Kristi for hosting IMM

Only two books this week but they are both fab ones

Girl parts by John Cusick (US hardback)


What happens when a robot designed to be a boy’s ideal “companion” develops a will of her own? A compulsively readable novel from a new talent.

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat his “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious redheaded Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Parted from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uberconnected world.


The name of the star by Maureen Johnson (UK proof)


The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.

Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

Sorry if I am AWOL for next couple of weeks. As you read this I am on my way down to London as I am working for Edexcel marking exam scripts for the next three weeks and need to be at a meeting on Monday morning in High Holborn to get ready for the marking period. Rest assured I have loads of reviews etc scheduled ready for you so that you won't miss me.

17 comments:

Cicely said...

Yay The Name of The Star! It looks awesome :D Happy reading! :D

Jennie said...

Oh wow, I love the cover for The Name of the Star! It's gorgeous. I like the Girl Parts one too. It sounds like a great read!

Kristina said...

I can't wait to read The Name of the Star! It looks so good. I've never heard of Girl Parts, but it definitely does sound interesting! Hope you enjoy them!

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Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

I just pre-ordered Name of the star today! AH Can't wait!! I pre-ordered Mara Dyer this week as well.

My IMM is up as well

Kat said...

I had no idea Maureen Johnson had a new book coming out... and one about a modern Jack the Ripper!! I must add it to the tbr. Awesome mailbox, and I hope you enjoy your books. :)

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Tara said...

Oooh, that UK cover of Name of the Star is very interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

Book Angel Emma said...

Great book week. Hope you are feeling better and try to get some rest *hugs*

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

Girl Parts sounds intriguing. I'll have to check that one out.

turn-the-page.net said...

I can't wait until The Name of the Star is released and Girl Parts looks really interesting... possibly a bit creepy lol!

Amy @ Turn the page

♥Iffath said...

Really want to read Girl Parts, looks awesome! Enjoy :)

Nikki-ann said...

The Name of the Star sounds good and I love the cover too. I hope you enjoy it! :)

Jesse Owen said...

Wow, I hadn't heard of Girl Parts - it sounds brilliant. Happy Reading :D

Liz. R said...

Ooh you got The Name of the Star, lucky! And Girl Parts looks great too - happy reading :).

Alison said...

Great set! Girl Parts looks fun. Name of the Star sounds really good - I can't wait to read it.
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Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

I really want to read The Name Of The Star. And I'd never heard of Girl Parts before but it sounds fantastic and I'm going to look into it!

Mel said...

I see to be making my way through a number of Ripper books recently so The Name of the Star is def one I want to get my hands on! :)

Clover said...

I read Girl Parts last year and it was pretty good, I hope you enjoy it. Also, yay for Name of the Star! I'm a big fan of MJ.