Thursday, 17 April 2014

Books I can't wait to read

Here is my list of all the various titles that have caught my eye of late when browsing online which I cannot wait to get my hands on...

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld


Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most

Why I can't wait for it
I loved Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series and I love how different each of his titles are. Very much looking forward to giving this one a go.

Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar


 Imagine there is someone you like so much that just thinking about them leaves you desperate and reckless. You crave them in a way that's not rational, not right, and you're becoming somebody you don't recognise, and certainly don't respect, but you don't even care. And this person you like is unattainable. Except for one thing... He lives downstairs.

Abbie has three obsessions. Art. The ocean. And Kane.

But since Kane's been back, he's changed. There's a darkness shadowing him that only Abbie can see. And it wants her in its world.

A gothic story about the very dark things that feed the creative process


Why I can't wait for it 
Yes I know. I could by this tomorrow on kindle. I do know that but I hate kindle and this week I am in a wanting to reading all the aussie YA I can get my hands on phase and I adored Kirsty's Raw Blue. Can someone please publish this in the UK? 

Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon


Another scintillating tale from the bestselling author of The Longest Holiday and Lucy in the Sky.
Last year, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After a night of passion they parted ways, and Bronte returned to Australia.
Now working on a picture desk for a magazine in London, Bronte is about to meet her new colleague, who turns out to be all too familiar. Although awkward at first, as Alex is now engaged to the girl he was on a break from when they met, they soon become friends.
In her free time, Bronte is a wedding photographer, so Alex enlists her to do his wedding. Unable to refuse, Bronte is stuck with the job. But as the two get closer, and the wedding day looms, it is clear that Alex and Bronte have unfinished business.
Will Alex leave his bride at the altar, or will Bronte be forced to photograph the wedding of the man she herself should be marrying?


Why I can't wait for it
I only discovered Paige Toon in the last few months and have since read everything published by her that I can get my hands on. I am dying to get a copy of this!


Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo




A timeless and seminal anthology of First World War literature for children fronted by the master of the period, Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated by acclaimed illustrator, Ian Beck.
     2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK's leading cultural, political and literary figures.
     Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts, photographs and paintings are just some of the elements of this astonishing collection, with cover and artwork by renowned illustrator, Ian Beck. Among the many contributors are: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, Sir Andrew Motion, Miranda Hart, Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer, Antony Beevor, Emma Thompson, David Almond, Dr Rowan Williams, Richard Curtis, Joanna Lumley, Raymond Briggs, Shami Chakrabarti and Sir Tony Robinson.


Why I can't wait for it
I have heard only good things about this book and I think it'll appeal to my historical side a lot. Looking forward to it a lot.

1 comment:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm so excited for Thirteen Weddings - I love Paige Toon's novels!