Another great week for me. My TBR pile is steadily growing, but I'm looking forward to reading literally every book in it. I also have some bits and pieces of bookish news to pass on this week.
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Dreaming of Amelia - Jaclyn Moriarty
The very sweet Becky The Bookette offered me her copy of this one. I've heard wonderful things about Jaclyn Moriarty and this book, so I'm super excited to read it. Thanks Becky!
Impulse - Ellen Hopkins
I've read a few verse novels this year and really enjoyed them. I recently read a brilliant review of this one over at the fantastic Wondrous Reads, so I thought it would be a good introduction to Ellen Hopkins' work.
Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma
I've heard a lot of good things about Tabitha Suzuma's books, but haven't read any of her work myself. This one sounds like exactly the kind of brave writing I love. Thank you Definitions / Random House UK for sending this book for review.
Tall Story - Candy Gourlay
This one was a surprise arrival from David Fickling Books / Random House UK, and it sounds really quirky and unusual.
Dark Goddess - Sarwat Chadda
I read the first book in this series, Devil's Kiss, soon after starting my blog last year. I thought it was awesome, so obviously the surprise arrival of this one had me jumping up and down with excitement. You can read my review of Devil's Kiss here. Thanks Penguin UK for this one.
My Name Is Memory - Ann Brashares
I recently read The Summer That Changed Everything and I thought it was really lovely (review here), so I'm looking forward to losing myself in her brand new novel. It's not YA but it sounds like it has great crossover potential. It arrived beautifully tied up in brown paper with with decorative string, which unfortunately I unwrapped with way too much excitement to wait and snap a photograph. Thanks to Hodder and Stoughton for this.
I also have a lot of book news this week. First up, the awesome Random House have put up the first chapter of Lauren Kate's Torment, the much-anticipated sequel to Fallen, for those who just can't wait for the publication later this year. You can check that out here.
For readers in the UK, Sugar magazine are giving away a free copy of Joanna Nadin's My So-Called Life with the current edition. Plus, they're also running a contest to win all six books in the series and a £100 shopping spree in Topshop. You can check out the details on their website here.
Finally, Hodder and Stoughton let me know about the gorgeous book trailer for My Name Is Memory.
I just know I'm going to fall in love with one!