Hey everyone! This week has been a very good week for me. One word explains this all. MOCKINGJAY! Need I say more? No! Here are the lovely books that I was sent this week!
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
"Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge... The thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year."
I absolutely loved this. You can read my spoiler free review here. I was so excited when this came and would not put it down until I finished. My thanks to Scholastic for my copy!
The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner.
"Enthralling sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. It is the Eve of Gomrath – the night of the year when the Old Magic is aroused. Had Colin and Susan known this, they would never have lighted a fire on the Beacon, thereby releasing the uncontrollable ferocity of the Wild Hunt. Soon they are inextricably caught up in the struggle between their friend, the Wizard Cadellin, and the evil Morrigan. The strength of their courage will determine whether or not they survive the awaiting ordeal…"
I have to admit I've never heard of this, but it does sound very good, so looking forward to reading this one! Thank you to Harper Collins for my copy!
The Thief-Taker's Apprentice by Stephen Deas.
"Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of what he earns to the Fagin like master of their band. But there is a twist to this tale of a thief. One day Berren goes to watch an execution of three thieves. He watches as the thief-taker takes his reward and decides to try and steal the prize. He fails. The young thief is taken. But the thief-taker spots something in Berren. And the boy reminds him of someone as well. Berren becomes his apprentice. And is introduced to a world of shadows, deceit and corruption behind the streets he thought he knew. Full of richly observed life in a teeming fantasy city, a hectic progression of fights, flights and fancies and charting the fall of a boy into the dark world of political plotting and murder this marks the beginning of a new fantasy series for all lovers of fantasy - from fans of Kristin Cashore to Brent Weeks."
This sounds absolutely brilliant, and I am loving the cover art! My thanks to Stephen himself for my copy! And an added thanks for signing it! :D
Losing It edited by Keith Gray.
"Melvin Burgess, Keith Gray, Patrick Ness, Sophie McKenzie, Bali Rai, Jenny Valentine and Mary Hooper. Some of today's leading writers for teens are gathered here in a wonderful collection of original stories: some funny, some moving, some haunting but all revolving around the same subject - having sex for the first time! You never forget your first time and you'll never forget this book!"
Look at the names involved in this... Wow! I'm actually reading this right now and it is very good. Expect to see my review this coming week! I also love the cover art. The authors names have this kind of gloss over them and when you move it at different angles, they appear to be written in 3D! Very cool! My thanks to Clare at Anderson Press for my copy!
So there you go! That's what I got this week! Hope everyone has a good week!