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No review books this week, which meant I felt completely free to pick up or order whatever took my fancy. And I also got an amazing gift. Yay! All linkies going to Goodreads.com.
One Of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies - Sonya Sones
Thanks to Lisa Schroeder's I Heart You, You Haunt Me (my review here) I'm inspired to check out quite a few verse novels at the moment. I read the first few pages of this at an online bookstore and it hooked me, so here it is.
Make Lemonade - Virginia Euwer Wolff
Another verse novel, and I've heard great things about this one. It sounds like one of those stories that is going to stay with me, and I love books that do that.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
I guess this one is a debut. I don't think I've heard of this author before, and I'm not sure what the book is about, but - Oh, okaaaaay. It's the new Meyer vampire story and after reading some of my blogger friends squeeing over it (yes you, Jenny, Carla and Caroline!) I figured I'd borrow a copy but then I saw it looking all pretty on the bookstore shelf and simply couldn't resist.
Amazing! Surprise! Gift!
Endless Summer - Jennifer Echols
The seriously-awesome Carla of the equally awesome The Crooked Shelf sent me this one with the absolute sweetest note about my blog and pointing out that I really do need to read some Jennifer Echols. If her reviews are anything to go by, she's completely right about that. Thanks Carla, you rock the rockiest.
Oh, and that big The Passage leaflet thingy you see in the photo was free at my local bookstore. It's the first six chapters of this upcoming novel. And since I'm super excited about this one, I grabbed it with total glee. Exciting, non?
While I'm here, can we just talk about the UK cover for Mockingjay for one second? See, I love the US one. It has this great cool futuristic feel that just does it for me, and when I first saw it I thought it just felt 'right'.
But now we've seen the UK one, and... it just feels 'right' too. I love its fieriness and the fact that it's totally unisex, because this is absolutely a series that should be read by boys as well as girls.
I'm now thinking I need one of each. When I'm not grinding my teeth with anticipation, that is. Roll on, August 25th. And go Team Gale!