IN MY MAILBOX #2
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren!
Here is what I got my this week! Still going to be quite busy 🙂 Thanks to all publishers/publicity/Amazon/etc. etc. for the books!
I received, from left – right, top to bottom
Synopsis from AMAZON
The Named by Marianne Curley
Imagine if you were able to change history. By altering one tiny thing you could start a chain of catastrophic events. Ethan is one of the Named, fated to stop this ever happening, although the forces of chaos have other ideas and Ethan is finding it more and more difficult to stay one step ahead. He is also a normal schoolboy, whose life is rapidly becoming far too confusing. So when Isabel arrives on the scene she is only going to make matters worse or is she? This is history in the making – literally.
Girl, 16: Five Star Fiasco (ARC) by Sue Limb
The teenage world of Jess Jordon is looking characteristically chaotic: Mum has joined an online dating programme and has recruited Jess as advisor, while Jess’ best friend Flora has a rich new boyfriend who Jess can’t possibly keep up with. Then Jess’ own boyfriend, Fred, does something unbelievably treacherous and spineless. Jess is becoming completely fed up with the male sex, and is beginning to think that the only reliable form of male is e-mail …Never mind, there’s Valentine’s Day to look forward to. Fred is sure to make amends then. Isn’t he? Full of Sue Limb’s very funny take on teenage life and problems, fans of “Girl, 15” will be thrilled to have available a new Fred and Jess story. It’s only when you’ve stopped laughing that you realise that, in addition to writing with wit and warmth, Sue Limb has also dealt effortlessly with bigger and important themes of friendship and loyalty.
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
While clearing out her grandmother’s cottage for sale, Connie Goodwin finds a hidden parchment inscribed with the name Deliverance Dane. And so begins the hunt to uncover the woman behind the name, a hunt that takes her back to Salem in 1692 . . . and the infamous witchcraft trials. But nothing is entirely as it seems and when Connie unearths the existence of Deliverance’s spell book, the Physick Book, the situation takes on a menacing edge as interested parties reveal their desperation to find this precious artefact at any cost. What secrets does the Physick Book contain? What magic is scrawled across its parchment pages? Connie must race to answer these questions – and reveal the truth about Salem’s women – before an ancient family curse once more fulfils its dark and devastating prophecy . . . Previously published in the UK as The Lost Book of Salem
Blonde Bombshell by Tom Holt
The year is 2017. Lucy Pavlov is the CEO of PavSoft Industries, home of a revolutionary operating system that every computer in the world runs on. Her personal wealth is immeasurable, her intelligence is unfathomable, and she’s been voted ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ for three years running. To put it simply – she has it all. One thing, however, is not quite right in Lucy’s life. She doesn’t realize it yet, but she is in fact a bomb. And not just any old bomb. Lucy is a very big, and very smart bomb, and her mission is to blow up the planet known as Earth.
The Worst of Me by Kate le Vann
A subtle and sharply insightful portrayal of the sometimes painful process of growing up, thinking for yourself.
Cassidy has been feeling unsettled and adrift, but things look
up when she meets an older boy called Jonah. She loves
spending time with him and his friends, flattered to be
included in their discussions. Jonah is sweet and sensitive
and she’s never felt so happy.
But then Cassidy hears disturbing news about Jonah which
shakes her trust in him and makes her question her own
judgement. If you love someone, how far should you go to
overlook their faults?
Beads, Boys and Bangles by Sophia Bennett
Crow is in designer heaven; Nonie’s caught the eye of a gorgeous boy; Jenny has a new play. But poor Edie’s in trouble … the rumours are that slave children in India have been making their high-street collection. It’s up to the girls to save their fashion dream.
Bought from Amazon
Della says: OMG! by Keris Stainton
Della’s over the moon when she kisses her long-standing crush at a party – but then she discovers her diary has disappeared…
When scans of embarrassing pages are sent to her mobile and appear on Facebook, Della’s distraught – how can she enjoy her first proper romance when someone, somewhere, knows all her deepest, darkest secrets?
Thanks to everyone who has kindly given me a book(s) to review! I can’t wait to start reading them! 🙂