- Scott Westerfeld
From my head: I loved the Uglies trilogy, so when additional book Extras was published I was incredibly thrilled. I actually imported the US version because I just couldn't wait to read it a day longer than I had to.
However, this was in the days before I was blogging, so I've never reviewed any of this fantastic dystopian series here on I Was A Teenage Book Geek.
Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK, I now have all four of the Uglies series with gorgeous new covers. Reviews to follow soon.
The Summer That Changed Everything - Ann Brashares
For no real reason their friendship faded, and now the girls face their long summer holiday without each other.
But this will be a summer filled with drama and memories, love and loss, tears and laughter. This will be a summer that changes everything.
Can the girls get through it without each other...?
This one's from the author of The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants. I love this type of friendship story, and the beachy cover is just gorgeous.
Thanks to Random House UK for this one.
- Kay Woodward
From book cover: What's not to love about Jane Eyre? Gothic and passionate, it features the ultimate hero - Mr Rochester. And that gives Charlotte a top idea: she'll look for a new Mr Rochester for her lovely mum. So when Charlotte finds the ideal man, she can't believe her luck. He's dark, brooding and mysterious. He's PEFECT.
But this real-life romantic hero also turns out to be sarcastic and rude. Does Charlotte really want her mum marrying him? Perhaps it would have been better if Mr Rochester had stayed between the covers of Charlotte's favourite novel...?
Sounds fab, doesn't it? I read a review of this one at the awesome Wondrous Reads last year, and although I'm not that big on Jane Eyre I do love contemporary novels which reference the classics. Especially when they sound like wicked good fun.
The Line - Teri Hall
From book jacket: Rachel lives with her mother on The Property. The good thing about living there is that it's far from the city, where the oppressive government is most active. The bad thing, at least to most people, is that it's close to the Line - an uncrossable section of the National Border Defense System, an invisible barrier that encloses the entire country.
She can see the Line from the greenhouse windows, but she is forbidden to go near it. Across the line is Away, and though Rachel has heard many whispers about the dangers there, she's never really believed the stories. Until the day she hears a recording that could only have come from across the Line.
It's a voice asking for help.
Who sent the message? What is her mother hiding? And to what lengths will Rachel go to do what she thinks is right?
Have I mentioned I love dystopia? Have I mentioned I've been waiting impatiently for this one ever since I first heard about it? I have? Oh. Well, here it is at last. Doesn't it sound amazing?
So, what did everyone else get?