Monday, 18 August 2014

Can't wait to read

Despite my huge to be read pile I have a never ending list of books I cannot wait to get into my hands as soon as possible. These are the ones that have caught my eye of late.

Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens

Goodreads synopsis
Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious.

Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison.

With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.


Why I can't wait for it
I LOVE this series. Bloody love it. It appeals entirely to my Enid Blyton boarding school stories reading inner child. The first book was perfect. It captures the spirit of those 1950s boarding school stories which I adored but improved upon as they are more diverse and tolerant. I loved it. I need more now

Conspiracy Girl by Sarah Alderson


Goodreads Synopsis
Everybody knows about the Cooper Killings – the Bel Air home invasion that rocked the nation.
There was only one survivor - a sixteen year-old girl.
And though the killers were caught they walked free.

Now eighteen, Nic Preston - the girl who survived - is trying hard to rebuild her life. She’s security conscious to the point of paranoia and her only friend is a French Mastiff bulldog, but she’s making progress. She’s started college in New York and has even begun dating.

But then one night her apartment is broken into and the life Nic’s worked so hard to create is shattered in an instant.

Finn Carter - hacker, rule breaker, player – is the last person Nic ever wants to see again. He’s the reason her mother’s killers walked free from court. But as the people hunting her close in, Nic has to accept that her best and possibly only chance of staying alive is by keeping close to Finn and learning to trust the person she’s sworn to hate.

Fleeing across a snowbound New England, frantically trying to uncover the motive behind the murders, Nic and Finn come to realize the conspiracy is bigger than they could ever have suspected. But the closer they get to the truth and the closer they get to each other, the greater the danger becomes.

To survive she has to stay close to him.
To keep her safe he has to keep his distance.


Why I can't wait for it
I love a Sarah Alderson book. They are fast paced and exciting. I had the pleasure of having afternoon tea with Sarah earlier this month and she was talking about this book and it sounded brilliant.  

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle


Goodreads Synopsis
When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion next door, Sophie Gracewell's life changes forever. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy Nic Falcone, Sophie finds herself falling into an underworld governed by powerful families. When Sophie's own family skeletons come to life, she must choose between two warring dynasties - the one she was born into, and the one she is falling in love with. When she does, blood will spill and hearts will break ...

Why I can't wait for it
I literally just saw this book this morning on one of my adding to the wishlist sessions. I just admit I'm mostly drawn in my the cover but the synopsis sounds good too.

Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton



Goodreads Synopsis
Megan doesn't speak. She hasn't spoken in months.

She's lost friends, alienated her mum and become the target for some of the nastiest girls at school. There are so many things locked inside Megan's head - things that are screaming to be heard - but some secrets are too dangerous to be let out.

Then Jasmine starts at school: bubbly, beautiful, talkative Jasmine. And for reasons Megan can't quite understand, life starts to look a bit brighter.

Megan is desperate to speak again, and it seems like Jasmine might be the answer. But if she finds her voice, will she lose everything else?


Why I can't wait for it
Another one where I was drawn in by the cover but actually the synopsis looks awesome too. Very much looking forward to it.

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