The Other Countess - Eve Edwards
I used to think I didn't like historical fiction. I did however love time travel stories. Then last year I had one of those 'duh' moments when I realised I one of the reasons I loved time travel stories was all the historical detail. So I was incredibly excited to hear about this tale of forbidden love set in Tudor England. I love the Tudor times. Also, Eve Edwards is a debut UK author and I like those.
Thanks to Puffin for this one.
The Carrie Diaries - Candace Bushnell
Two words: hello, summer! I have probably seen every episode of Sex and The City, as well as the big screen version. I've had those lengthy conversations with friends about which SATC character we all are. And now I'm psyched to discover that there is a YA novel about Carrie herself, set way back in her senior year of high school. Fingers crossed for a sunny spring, because I'll be hitting the beach with this one.
Thanks for HarperCollins for The Carrie Diaries.
Frozen In Time - Ali Sparkes
In 2009, a pair of teens stumble upon a hidden underground vault with two cryogenically frozen figures inside... from the year 1956. Now this is my kind of premise. I'm a little bit obsessed with cryonics, and there aren't that many books about it so this is a real find. It's middle grade, so I'm expecting something light-hearted, with a focus on adventure rather than romance. As a child I read a lot of books set in the fifties, so I'm also looking forward to seeing how characters from the fifties deal with the 21st century. Plus: another UK author. Yay!
In other news, I had an email today from a fellow blogger who was wondering if I'd thought of doing Time Travel Tuesday as a meme that others could join in. The short answer is, a few people have asked before, and I have considered it. But I've decided against it, since I think people like to take part in memes because they usually only require a quick, short post - and my TTT's are really more of a review length (with added memoirness). Also, it's not like I invented rereads or retro reviews (or talking crapola about my teenage years), and plenty of other people do their own variation from time to time. Plus, it's not the most original title ever and I'm probably not the first or last person to think of it. So if anyone else ever wants to do one or many using the same format or a different format or whatever I would not think of it as encroaching on my turf or copying in any way. I would however like to read it, because I adore retro reviews.
And you know what? I have a guest TTT coming up this week from Luisa Plaja. If you like the retro stuff you will want to be here for that.
So... what did everyone else get in their mailboxes this week?