Saturday, 6 October 2012

First Class Post (22)

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First Class Post

For review:

The Toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt - Goodreads / Amazon
The Feathered Man by Jeremy de Quidt - Goodreads / Amazon
It's October, which means Halloween is soon. So when I was offered the chance to review these creepy YA novels by de Quidt, I said yes! Both of these books sound amazing! And the cover for The Feathered Man is gorgeous! And the cover for The Toymaker is especially creepy!

Hold On by Alan Gibbons - Goodreads / Amazon
Suicide novels... it's the questions that get me. The journey those left behind have to go through to find the answers and get closure... there so sad and incredibly moving. Suicide is a terrible, terrible thing, and I can't imagine what it would feel like to be the one left behind. The word "suicide" in the synopsis, I immediately think "why?" and have to know.

The Dark Heroine by Abigail Gibbs - Goodreads / Amazon
Seeking Crystal by Joss Stirling - Goodreads / Amazon
I already have proof copies of both of these books, but the publishers were kind enough to send me finished copies!

Out by Joanna Kenrick - Goodreads / Amazon
This is a book published by Barrington Stoke, who publish books for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers. So at 56 pages and very large font, this will be a very quick read. Will be reading for LGBTQ YA Month. Glad the subject is covered by struggling readers too.

House at the End of the Street by Lili Blake - Goodreads / Amazon
The Crash by Krystyna Kuhn - Goodreads / Amazon
Another two creepy novels to try and read for October! House at the End of the Street is a movie-to-book adaptation, the movie starring The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence. And only after receiving The Crash have I realised it's a standalone sequel to The Game. Really hoping the "standalone" bit applies, because I've not read the first book!


Silent Snow, Secret Snow by Adèle Geras - Goodreads / Amazon
I bought this book after seeing Adèle mention it in the comments of Catnip's Non Pratt's Gay Writes post. It's out of print, so I have bought myself a secondhand copy. Was bought with the intention to read for LGBTQ YA Month, but it's also Christmassy, and I was thinking of trying to read some Christmassy books for December. Hmm. We shall see!

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - Goodreads / Amazon
*Dances* I have Rowling's latest novel, oh yeah! I'm looking forward to reading this to see what it's like, though I have no idea if I'll enjoy it or not. I'm really hoping so!


Magyk by Annie Sage - Goodreads / Amazon
I sent Andy from The Pewter Wolf my copy of Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan to borrow, and as a thank you, when he sent it back, he also sent me Magyk for me to borrow! It was a nice surprise! It sounds like a really awesome story, I'm looking forward to trying it!

Thank you to RHCP, Indigo, HarperCollins, OUP, Barrington Stoke and Atom for the review copies.


  1. I don't usually like creepy books. But now I'mmconsidering some of these...

    1. Nor do I! But I was thinking it might make a change to scare myself a little :)

  2. I've been seeing The Dark Heroine around a lot lately! I'm very eager to see what you think if you read it. I got The House at the End of the Street too. Interested in seeing the movie when it's released in AUS, just not sure whether to read the book first or after.

    EEEEE THE CASUAL VACANCY. I started it last week, but I'm really slow reading at the moment. I don't think it's going to be a book I rush through, which I'm sort of glad about, because I want to take it slowly and savour it.

    Can't wait to see what you think of all these fabulous books, Jo! Enjoy!

    1. The Dark Heroine looks really good, but I can't work out - without reading - whether it's YA or adult. Though I have heard of a new-to-me category called New Adult (which some call older YA), so maybe it's that? We shall see! I'm looking forward to reading it!

      I probably won't see the movie. I'm too much of a wimp. Seriously, I went to see The Grudge with some mates when it first came out, but left before five minutes were up. Couldn't hack it, haha! Looking forward to seeing if I can handle the book! :)

      EEEE! I KNOW! So excited to read it, but also not picking it up yet in case I don't like it! >.> I'm nervous! I know what you mean, I don't want to rush reading it either. Take my time with it and hopefully enjoy it!

      Thanks, Brodie! :)

  3. WHOO! :) What a lovely haul you have there! :)

    I was in Walmart yesterday and stopped by the book section -- and of course, there was J.K. Rowling's latest treasure. I took a look since I was there (and my dad abandons me whenever I get anywhere near a book section) and it seems AMAZING just going on the first chapter I read. I have GOT to get myself a copy! ^_^

    Great looking books you got this week. Happy reading darlin! :)

    The Authoress

    1. Thank you! :) The Casual Vacancy looks so intriguing! I am so looking forward to reading it! I hope you enjoy the whole book when you read it! :)

      And thank you for my beautiful header and button! :D

  4. I really want to get my hands on the Dark Heroine. It looks so good.
    My haul this week.LetterBox Love.

    1. It does, doesn't it? I'm so looking forward to reading it! :)


    SOOOO excited to actually READ Casual Vacancy, and YOU HAVE THE DARK COMPANION! :O :O :O

    1. Thank you! I know, I'm so looking forward to reading The Casual Vacancy! Yet also kind of not.. Lol. And I HAVE THE DARK COMPANION! SO looking forward to giving it a read! :)