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How to Ditch Your Fairy - Justine Larbalestier
From book cover: I have a parking fairy. I’m fourteen years old. I can’t drive. I don’t like cars and I have a parking fairy. Rochelle gets a clothes-shopping fairy and is always well-attired; I get a parking fairy and I always smell faintly of gasoline. How fair is that?
I have been coveting this book for ages. I was trying really hard to make myself wait for the paperback version, honestly! I told myself quite firmly that paperbacks are easier to handle, they’re lighter to carry around with me, and they’re better for the environment.
On this occasion, ‘myself’ did not listen, and my hardback copy arrived Saturday morning.
Yay for my inner rebel!
Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody
Elspeth is one of a new breed born into a hostile world struggling back from destruction. A world where the all-powerful Council holds full sway and brutally stamps out any dissension… For Elspeth, with her ability to farseek, it is only a matter of time before she is declared Misfit and sent to an uncertain future at the sinister mountain keep of Obernewtyn. But what secrets does Obernewtyn hold? And what do the evil Madame Vega and Alexi relentlessly seek? Elspeth’s powers seem inexorably to be linked with the fate of Obernewtyn, and only she can stop them from unleashing the evil forces of the past…
I read a review of this over at Rhiannon Hart’s blog, and had one of those ‘how come I haven’t already read this book?’ moments. So I’m fixing that.
The Giver - Lois Lowry
From book cover: It is a perfect world - conformity and happiness are a way of life.
But for Jonas, things are different.
While his friends are selected to be doctors or teachers, Jonas is sent to an old, tired man - The Giver - where he begins to discover the dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of his world.
I’m revisiting this one. I remember it being awesome, and figured it was time for a reread.
Fragile Eternity - Melissa Marr
From book cover: Seth never expected to settle down forever - but that was before Aislinn. Unfortunately, forever takes on a whole new meaning when your girlfriend is a faerie queen…
Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures which had always terrified her - but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she’d ever imagined.
Wicked Lovely is one of my favourite fairy books, so I’m pretty excited about catching up with Ash, Seth and Keenan. Fingers crossed the magic is still there this time around.
True fact: I didn’t quite connect with Ink Exchange in the same way, but I did get a tattoo after reading it. Coincidence? I think not.