AWESOME week! I got a fair few books I've been dying to read!
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - I finally have it! And a mockingjay badge! Scholastic are lovely!
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. From Amazon US
Malice by Chris Wooding - The title and character on cover are molded 3D plastic! So cool!
Everyone's heard of it, but nobody's read it... Seth and Kady have heard all the stories about MALICE - a secret comic about a strange and awful world full of traps and tricks, overseen by a sinister master of ceremonies, Tall Jake. But if rumours are to be believed, the children in this comic are real... From Amazon UK
Havoc by Chris Wooding - Sorry about the image size
Seth finally managed to escape the terrifying comicbook world of Malice, but he left his best friend Kady there. Now he must go back and rescue her. But can he find a way back in? Kady has her own worries. She's trying to reach Havoc, a group of rebel kids plotting to destroy Tall Jake, the evil ruler of Malice. From Amazon UK
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - You have NO idea how big my grin was when I saw this! I had no idea it was coming, and I've been so excited to read it!
Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Every winter, she watches him but every summer, he disappears. Sam leads two lives. In winter he stays in the frozen woods, with the protection of the pack.n summer, he has a few precious months to be human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. When Grace and Sam finally meet they realize they can't bear to be apart. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human - or risk losing himself, and Grace, for ever From Amazon UK
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell - I mentioned this in On My Wishlist last week, so I'm so glad to have received it! (Sorry about image size)
Summer's ending, Evie's stepfather is finally home from the Second World War, and Evie is tired of her glamorous mother treating her like a little girl. Then a mysterious stranger appears; a handsome ex-GI who served with Evie's stepfather. Slowly, Evie realizes that she is falling in love with him - but he has dark secrets, and a strange control over her parents. From Amazon UK
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
The author of the best-selling and critically beloved Mortal Engines quartet has written a stunning prequel. Fever Crumb is set a generation before the events of Mortal Engines, when cities are just beginning to devour each other. Is the mystery of Fever, adoped daughter of Dr Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London? From Amazon UK
A Web of Air by Philip Reeve
Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary craer city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. From Amazon UK
Almost True by Keren David - I'm pretty sure you must have heard my squeal when I saw I had been sent a copy of ALmost True! Can't wait to read it! AND, when looking up the summary below on Amazon, I noticed I've been quoted for "praid for When I Was Joe"! How AWESOME! Sorry, but I'm excited! :D
Ruthless killers are still hunting Ty so the police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a bullet meant for Ty prove that he s not safe yet. On the road again, Ty s in hiding with complete strangers... who seem to know a lot about him. Meanwhile he s desperate to see his girlfriend Claire, and terrified that she may betray him. Ty can t trust his own judgement and he s making dangerous decisions that could deliver him straight to the gangsters. A thrilling sequel to When I Was Joe, shot through with drama and suspense. From Amazon UK
Extras by Scott Westerfeld (cover not yet available) - At the end of Specials, the conclusion to the Uglies trilogy, things in Tally's futuristic world had stabilised. The walls between the social classes - the uglies, pretties and specials - had been torn down. So Tally took off to live on her own in the wild. Fast forward...Tally discovers another brand new world. In Extras, it's all about who you know, and how much you have. It's just like LA. Only Paris and Nicole are way dead... From Amazon UK
Gifted – From Carla of The Crooked Shelf:
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!
When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?
The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it? From Amazon US
Along with the book came some Sea by Heidi Kling bookmarks, one of which is signed, and a 2k10 authors bookmark and postcard! Cheers Carla!
So I'm a happy girl! :)