Another month and another set of books I cannot wait to get my hands on. I'm mostly focusing on 2016 releases this month ready for the new year.
Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens - Out March 2016
Daisy Wells and Hazel
Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the
same. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects -
and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs.
Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered.
girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have
committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and
scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing
around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how
will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery?
I love this series. I cannot wait for this to be released.
How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss - Out January 2016
Hattie's summer isn't
going as planned. Her two best friends have abandoned her: Reuben has
run off to Europe to "find himself" and Kat's in Edinburgh with her new
girlfriend. Meanwhile Hattie is stuck babysitting her twin siblings and
dealing with endless drama around her mum's wedding.
Oh, and she's also just discovered that she's pregnant with Reuben's baby...
Gloria, Hattie's great-aunt who no one previously knew even existed
comes crashing into her life. Gloria's fiercely independent, rather too
fond of a gin sling and is in the early stages of dementia.
the two of them set out on a road trip of self-discovery – Gloria to
finally confront the secrets of her past before they are wiped from her
memory forever and Hattie to face the hard choices that will determine
I loved Clare's first book. I cannot wait for this.
Never Evers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivson - Out January 2016
Kicked out of ballet
academy and straight into a school ski trip, Mouse knows certain
classmates can't wait to see her fall flat on her face. Meanwhile, Jack
looks forward to danger and girls, but hasn't a clue about either.
That's until French teen sensation Roland arrives in the resort - who
Jack's a dead ringer for. When Roland persuades Jack to be his stand-in
for a day, Jack, in disguise, declares his feelings for Mouse. But what
happens when he's no longer a pop star - will it be music and magic on
Another book by authors whose previous books I loved. I am hoping it is as brilliant as Lobsters.
After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning - Out December 2015
Two women. Two love affairs. One unforgettable story. Kings Cross
station, 1943. Rose arrives in London hoping to swap the drudgery of
wartime for romance, glamour and jiving with GIs at Rainbow Corner, the
famous dance hall in Piccadilly Circus. As the bombs fall, Rose loses
her heart to a pilot but will lose so much more before the war has done
its worst. Las Vegas, present day. A beautiful woman in a wedding dress
walks into a seedy bar and asks the first man she sees to marry her.
When Leo slips the ring onto Jane's finger, he has no idea that his new
wife will stop at nothing to get what she wants. So when Jane meets
Rose, now a formidable older lady, there's no love lost between them.
But with time running out, can Rose and Jane come together to make peace
with the tragic secrets that have always haunted their lives? After
the Last Dance is an extraordinary story of two women, separated by time
but connected by fate, that will make you believe in the redemptive
power of unexpected love.
I love Sarra Manning. I love Historical Fiction. I cannot wait for this.
Whisper to Me by Nick Lake - Out May 2016
love you. I'm sorry for what I did to you. I'm going to write it all
down, explain everything that happened, why I broke your heart, and then
I'm going to email it to you. I will be waiting for you at 5 pm Friday
by the windmill hole at the crazy golf at the Pier where we played once.
If you still want me then, when you're done reading this, come and get
me. OK? Consider this the most screwed up love letter ever."
begins Nick Lake's brilliant tour de force romance which introduces
readers to Cassie, a New Jersey shore teen who, over the course of one
summer, experiences the exhilarating highs of new love, the frightening
free-falls of personal demons and family tragedy, and the bumps along
the way to forgiveness, acceptance, and self-discovery. Told entirely
through flashbacks, readers will savour every moment of Cassie's
relationship with a boardwalk boy and race to the last page to discover
how it all ends.
I want to try some Nick Lake and this seems a perfect place to start.
When Everything feels like the Movies by Raizel Reid - Out April 2016
School is like a
film set. There's The Crew who make things happen; The Extras who fill
empty spaces in rows of desks; and The Movie Stars, who everyone wants
to tag in their Facebook photos.
But flamboyant Jude Rothesay, who lives for Louboutins
and celebrity magazines, doesn't fit into any of these categories. Jude
is the boy who wants to burn the whole damn set down . . . but not until
he gets Luke Morris to be his date to the Valentine's Day dance.
Inspired by a true story, When Everything Feels Like the Movies
is an edgy, extravagant novel full of gender-bending teen glamour, dark
mischief and melodrama. A boy who smells like Chanel Mademoiselle,
calls Blair Waldorf his biggest childhood influence, and reads Old
Hollywood star biographies like gospel doesn't have the easiest path to
travel in life, but somehow, Jude paves his own yellow brick road and
makes us all wish we could join him over the rainbow.
I know very little about this but I am really keen to get a copy asap to read.
How hard can Love be by Holly Bourne - Out February 2016
All Amber wants is a
little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before
she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant.
But Amber's hoping that spending the summer with her can change all
And then there's prom king Kyle, the guy all the girls
want. Can he really be interested in anti-cheerleader Amber? Even with
best friends Evie and Lottie's advice, there's no escaping the fact:
love is hard.
I loved loved loved Holly's last book and I cannot wait to read this too.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson - Out May 2016
Andie had it all planned out. When
you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you
learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your
future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)
that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with
her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark
and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing - if everything's planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?
This sounds brilliant and I always love Morgan's books.