Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Books I'm Squeeing About in March

A quick note - Timeless by Gail Carriger was included in my 'Books I'm Squeeing about in February' post, and the release date has since been pushed to March 1st, so as I've already talked about it in February it isn't included in this post, but is still very much a must buy!

February has been a crazy, crazy month with not all that much time for reading for me, which has been tragic. But I’ve still managed to cram in a few new fabulous books (as well as a couple of comfort re-reads) and I cannot wait to launch into the new books that are gracing our shelves in March, although most of them seem determined to do it on the first of the month… So without further ado, here are the books I’ll be squeeing about in March…

Faery Tales and Nightmares is a collection of short stories. 

Current Table of Contents: 
"Where Nightmares Walk" 
"Winter's Kiss" (Fairy Tales) 
"Transition" (Vampires) 
"Love Struck" (Selchies) 
"Stopping Time" (WL World) 
"Old Habits" (WL World) 
"The Art of Waiting" 
"Flesh for Comfort" 
"The Sleeping Girl and the Sumer King" (WL World-ish, the short story that started the series) 
"Cotton Candy Skies" (WL World) 
"Unexpected Family" (WL World) 
"Merely Mortal" (WL World)

A new anthology of short stories from one of my favourite fey authors is on the horizon, and I cannot wait. They will mostly be more excursions in the ‘Wicked, Lovely’ world, with a few new ones thrown into the mix. I’m overly excited about her latest novel, but for now, an anthology of dark and twisted short stories is just the Marr infusion I need.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?
 Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . . 

 Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. 

Do I even need to tell you again how excited I am for this book to be released? A fantastic new debut from an exceptionally promising author, Vixen is the gossip girl of the 1920s a scandalous mix of love, jazz, booze and speakeasies into one big fabulous book. I absolutely adored it.

You can read my review here.

Meet Itch - an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. This is Alex Rider with Geek-Power! Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science - especially chemistry. He's also an element-hunter: he's decided to collect all the elements in the periodic table. Which has some interesting and rather destructive results in his bedroom . . .Then, Itch makes a discovery. A new element, never seen before. At first no one believes him - but soon, someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. And Itch is in serious danger . . .

A book with a science geek as its hero? A fabulous funny debut from Simon Mayo is just that. A book that he originally wrote for his science obsessed son, Itch is a fantastic book full of thrills, laughs and exceptionally cool gadgets, complete with the science behind them. An unexpectedly fabulous new book.

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex, 
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, 
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

The sequel to Delirium has been one of my most anticipated reads of this year. Ever since I first plunged into the new and frightening world that Lauren Oliver created, I couldn’t wait to go back, and with an ending like the one she left with, I’m desperate to find out what happens next…

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. 
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . 

This new debut dystopian novel from Lissa Price has one of the most terrifying concepts I’ve come across this year – renting out your body, your mind, to an Ender? It’s full of electrifying possibilities, horrifying situations and a world that has fallen apart at the seams.

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