Sunday, 8 August 2010

My Most Wanted Books Published This Week (UK)

There are three books I am really looking forward to reading that have been published this week in the UK. Since it's my birthday in two weeks and my sister usually flat out asks me what I want, I haven't brought any of them.

1. The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realised mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbour, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, offering them to satisfy the town's sweet tooth - but also in the hope of rekindling a love she fears might be lost forever. Can a humminbird cake bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily's back yard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.
I've been waiting to read this book for ages since I loved Sarah Addison Allen's previous novels; Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen

2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrols its corridors, to find out.
I'm loving the young adult dystopian novels at the moment. This one in particular sounds intriguing and mysterious. As well as this one I can't wait for the release of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins later this month.
3. Fade by Lisa McMann

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open - but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behaviour has grave consequences for them both. And if that isn't bad enough, Janie has discovered Martha Stubin's journals, and what she learns through them chills her to the bone. For not only is her fate as a Dream Catcher sealed, but what's to come is so much darker than she'd ever feared...It seems that some nightmares never end...

This is the sequel to Wake, which was a brilliant and original start to the series that I really enjoyed, so I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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