Just two books this month but both ones I am desperately waiting to read
Unconventional by Maggie Hardcourt
Lexi Angelo is a Convention Kid - she's got a clipboard and a walkie talkie to prove it.
Aidan Green is a messy-haired, annoyingly arrogant author and he's disrupting her perfect planning.
a flurry of awkward encounters, lost schedules and late-night
conversations, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned...
Things like falling in love.
I've heard nothing but awesome things about this already and it isn't out until February. I love Maggie's first book and can't wait to get this.
Margot and Me by Juno Dawson
Sometimes love has to cross all kinds of barriers . . .
is on the way to visit her grandmother in Wales - the grandmother who
she doesn't get on with - with her mother who is recuperating from
chemotherapy. But her mum is getting better, that's the main thing, so
Fliss can concentrate on being grouchy and not looking forward to
meeting her grandmother Margot, who is so cold and always so unforgiving
of Fliss's every mistake . . . But when the six months is up, Fliss
consoles herself, she and her mum will go back to London and back to
In the meantime Fliss needs to get used to her new
school, not upset the scary girls, and just keep her head down (whilst
still making sure that everybody knows she is from London, of course).
Then Fliss discovers a diary at the back of her bookcase. It is from the
1940s and is set in World War II, and, Fliss realises, is actually
Margot's diary from when she was a young woman during the Blitz.
Intrigued, Fliss begins to read. There she discovers a whole new side to
Margot, a wartime romance and also Margot's deepest, most buried
secret. And it is then that Fliss discovers something terrible in her
own life that she is going to have to come to terms with...
I love Juno's work and I love historical fiction so this sounds amazing.