I'm back with another list of books I can't wait to read. I tend to write this list by scrolling through my goodreads wishlist and seeing what new covers have popped up and this month loads of them have appeared. Some of these are quite new finds whereas others I've had my eye on for a good long while.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (released March 2015)
It’s been a year since
it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident.
After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a
second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her
old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone
she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after
all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and
recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan
is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and
finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?
I have only just discovered Emery Lord's debut and I adored it. I am now so so excited about getting my hands on a copy of this soon.
The Boy most likely to by Huntley Fitzpatrick (released June 2015)
Surprises abound and sparks ignite in the highly anticipated, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door
Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To:
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded
- need a liver transplant
- drive his car into a house
Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To:
- well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.
Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could
be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making
the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice
is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they
Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days
come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all
it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe
And Alice is caught in the middle.
Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices,
this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing
first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once
I loved my life next door. I wasn't a fan of the book that followed it but I am hoping that because this is a companion to the book I loved that I will also love this. Fingers crossed.
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine (released June 2015)
You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of Sinclair’s department store!
a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and MYSTERIES around every corner.
WONDER at the daring theft of the priceless CLOCKWORK SPARROW! TREMBLE
as the most DASTARDLY criminals in London enact their wicked plans! GASP
as our bold heroines, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose, CRACK
CODES, DEVOUR ICED BUNS and vow to bring the villians to justice…
I have heard nothing but good things about this book and as a consequence I am dying to read it because it sounds right up my street
One by Sarah Crossan (released September 2015)
Tippi and Grace share
everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free
verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined
twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi
Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.
Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For
them, it’s normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around
each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other
breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. The two
sixteen-year-old girls have two heads, two hearts, and each has two
arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to
risk the dangerous separation surgery.
But the girls’ body is
beginning to fight against them. And soon they will have to face the
impossible choice they have avoided for their entire lives.
I don't generally like books in verse but I do like Sarah Crossan and the ideas behind the story really interest me so looking forward to giving this a try.
The Sun in her eyes by Paige Toon (released May 2015)
Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something …'
Amber Church was three, her mother was killed in a car accident. A
stranger was at the scene and now, nearly thirty years later, she's
desperate to talk to Amber.
Living in London and not-so-happily
married to Ned, Amber is greeted one morning by two pieces of news:
she's to be made redundant from her City job and her beloved father,
across the world in Australia where she grew up, has been felled by a
stroke. She takes the first plane out to be by his side, leaving Ned
uncertain as to when she will return. Reunited with her old friends,
Amber is forced to confront her feelings for Ethan Lockwood, the
gorgeous, green-eyed man she fell for as a young girl.
And then Amber receives a letter that changes everything …
I don't read a lot of adult books but I do love Paige's books. I cannot wait for this one.
The Next together by Lauren James (released September 2015)
How many times can you lose the person you love?
powerful and epic debut novel for teenagers about reincarnation and the
timelessness of first love from a talented young writer.
Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each
time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they
fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated.
But why do they keep coming back? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace?
Maybe the next together will be different...
1745, during the siege of Carlisle, in 1854 on the way to the Crimea,
in 2019 and 2039 as first scientists and then students uncovering and
rediscovering a dangerous plot, and in multiple timescales between, they
are thrown together, with no memory of having met one another before,
only an irresistible instinct that they must be with one another against
all odds – even while the epic events unfolding all around seem sure to
tear them apart.
I've heard loads of things about how awesome this is but quite honestly just the cover sold it to me.
The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness (released August 2014)
What if you’re not the
one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the
zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with
the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just
wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage
to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school.
Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end
of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in
your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of
Another Patrick Ness. That is all I need to know
Air by Lisa Glass (released June 2015)
Being in a relationship with one of the hottest and most talented male surfers on the circuit is a dream come true… right?
and Zeke get to travel to the most beautiful beaches in the world,
competing in major surf competitions. Life should be perfect, but when
Zeke is suspended from a surf tour in Hawaii, it’s clear there is some
deep trouble in paradise. And then there’s Zeke’s romantic past: at
every turn Iris is confronted by his old flames and his hordes of female
Returning to Newquay, Iris finds that at home things have
also changed. Her friends have moved on with their lives, and they sense
Iris is keeping something – something bad – from them.
really happened in Hawaii? Why was Zeke kicked off the circuit? And what
secret is tearing Iris and Zeke’s relationship apart?
I loved the first book in this series. I cannot wait to read this.
That's it for this month. Which of these books are you excited to read?