Another month, another pile of books I cannot wait for. I mean that literally as I've managed to wipe my TBR pile out over half term.
Captain of the soccer
team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian:
Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is
expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to
cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school.
Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over
at Hundred Oaks High.
Soccer has always been Taylor’s escape
from the pressures of school and family, but it’s hard to fit in and
play on a team that used to be her rival. The only person who seems to
understand all that she’s going through is her older brother’s best
friend, Ezra. Taylor’s had a crush on him for as long as she can
remember. But it’s hard to trust after having been betrayed. Will Taylor
repeat her past mistakes or can she score a fresh start?
I love this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on this
It was always difficult
being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an
overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of
three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that
refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle
with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present
fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth:
sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.
How could I not include this book this month? I cannot wait to get this especially as it is highly unlikely that I'll actually get to see the play
Chasing The Stars is a
love story set in space, based on Shakespeare’s Othello. Malorie said:
“I have wanted to write a story inspired by Othello for quite some time –
it has always been one of my favourites of his plays, full of twists
and turns – but, but of course, I wanted to do it my way. I’ve always
been a huge fan of all types of science fiction and I loved the idea of
Othello set in outer space, with Othello as a teenage girl.”
I'm so looking forward to a new Malorie Blackman.
Orphan Black meets
Inception: Two formerly conjoined sisters are ensnared in a murderous
plot involving psychoactive drugs, shared dreaming, organized crime, and
a sinister cult.
Raised in the closed cult of Mana’s Hearth and
denied access to modern technology, conjoined sisters Taema and Tila
dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When the heart they
share begins to fail, the twins escape to San Francisco, where they are
surgically separated and given new artificial hearts. From then on they
pursue lives beyond anything they could have previously imagined.
years later, Tila returns one night to the twins’ home in the city,
terrified and covered in blood, just before the police arrive and arrest
her for murder—the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Tila is
suspected of involvement with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate that
deals in the flow of Zeal, a drug that allows violent minds to enact
their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape. Taema is given a
proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin’s
life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links
between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep anything
from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.
I've been looking forward to this series since it was first announced over a year ago. It sounds awesome.
Battersea, 1961. London
is just beginning to enter the swinging sixties. The world is changing -
but not for sixteen-year-old Violet. She was born at the exact moment
Winston Churchill announced Victory in Europe - an auspicious start, but
now she's just stuck in her family's fish and chip shop dreaming of
greatness. And it doesn't look like fame and fortune are going to come
calling anytime soon. Then she meets Beau. Beau's a rocker - a
motorcycle boy who arrives in an explosion of passion and rebellion. He
blows up Violet's grey little life, and she can't believe her luck. But
things don't go her way for long. Joseph, her long-lost brother, comes
home. Then young girls start going missing, and turning up murdered. And
then Violet's best friend disappears too. Suddenly life is horrifyingly
much more interesting. Violet can't believe its coincidence that Joseph
turns up just as girls start getting murdered. He's weird, and she
feels sure he's hiding something. He's got a secret, and Violet's got a
dreadful feeling it might be the worst kind of secret of all...
Another author whose books I adore. I cannot wait for this to be realised.