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Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
I was super excited this week to be invited to take part in the UK blog tour for Sisters Red, Jackson Pearce's first novel to be published on these shores.Jackson's youtube channel has had her on my radar for a while as someone who genuinely has something to say (and says it in ways that often have me laughing out loud).
Plus, the summary for Sisters Red has this contemporary-fairytale-with-werewolves vibe that hooked me right in from the moment I heard about it. Thanks to Hodder for this one.
Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
I recently read Marchetta's Saving Francesca a few weeks back, and loved it. And then I gave it to my mum and she loved it too. I haven't managed to review it yet but what I would say is that all the good things I heard about it were one hundred percent true. It's just brilliant.
Since I've been reading amazing reviews of Jellicoe Road all over the place, I figured we'd both probably love this one as well. And while I'm trying not to buy a heap of books until my TBR pile is at least a little smaller, I couldn't resist getting myself a copy.
A Breath In May - Robyn Hogan
This one was sent to me by one of my absolute favourite bloggers, Rhiannon Hart, because she knows how much I love timeslip novels (and Australian authors). It's the story of an Italian-Australian girl who visits Italy to visit family and, I'm guessing from the book cover summary, visits the past as well.
Big thanks to Rhiannon for this one. :D
Another Faust - Daniel and Dina Nayeri
I've wanted to read this one, a contemporary YA reimagining of the Faustian bargain, for absolutely ages. And I didn't have to sell my soul to the devil to score myself a copy. In fact, I won this from the GLBT challenge site by reviewing Lauren Myracle's Kissing Kate and just so happening to be the winner of their monthly draw.
Written by a brother and sister team, this sounds pretty dark and smart and perhaps a little odd. All of which are things I really like.
So... what did everyone get this week?