August 2014

A Dark Inheritance by Chris D'Lacey - Blog Tour!

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 Summary

Michael Malone’s life has not been the same since his father

disappeared three years ago. Determined to find him, Michael gets unwittingly drawn into supernatural organisation UNICORNE, who claim to have vital information for his quest. But they want something in return.
Something that is hidden in Michael’s very bones …
Paperback: 288 pages 
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd (7 Aug 2014)
A Dark Inheritance by Chris D’Lacey, out now in paperback (£6.99, Chicken House)
Interview with Amadeus Klimt, a high-profile member of the UNICORNE organisation

Tell me about your name. It’s rather unusual.

Is it?

Yes.

Very well.Read more >>>

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The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltabiano

Summary from Goodreads

Rebecca, a 15-year-old American, isn’t entirely happy with her life, comfortable though it is. Still, even she knows that she shouldn’t talk to strangers. So when her mysterious neighbour Miss Hatfield asked her in for a chat and a drink, Rebecca wasn’t entirely sure why she said yes. It was a decision that was to change everything.

For Miss Hatfield is immortal. And now, thanks to a drop of water from the Fountain of Youth, Rebecca is as well. But this gift might be more of a curse, and it comes with a price. Rebecca is beginning to lose her personality, to take on the aspects of her neighbour.… Read more >>>

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Waiting on Wednesday #75

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 “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Upside Down (Off the Map #1) by Lia Riley
Summary from Goodreads

If You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found

Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she’ll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and the troubling ability to see straight through her act.… Read more >>>

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Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

Summary from Goodreads

The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers.… Read more >>>

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Broadchurch by Erin Kelly - Beacon Blog Tour!

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Summary from Goodreads

On her first day back at work after maternity leave for her second child, Detective Ellie Miller is upset to learn that she’s been passed over for a promotion in favor of outsider Alec Hardy. He, escaping the spectacular failure of his last case, is having trouble finding his way into this tight-knit community wary of new faces. But professional rivalry aside, both detectives are about to receive some terrible news: 11-year-old Danny Latimer has been found murdered on the beach. For Ellie it’s a personal blow; she was good friends with his family and Danny was her son’s best friend.Read more >>>

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Waiting on Wednesday #74

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 “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Half Wild by Sally Green

Summary from Goodreads

After finally meeting his elusive father, Marcus, and receiving the three gifts that confirm him as a full adult witch, Nathan is still on the run. He needs to find his friend Gabriel and rescue Annalise, now a prisoner of the powerful Black witch Mercury. Most of all he needs to learn how to control his Gift – a strange, wild new power that threatens to overwhelm him.Read more >>>

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The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

Summary from Goodreads

The Forbidden Library kicks off a brand new classic fantasy series perfect for fans of Coraline, Inkheart, and The Books of Elsewhere

Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That–along with everything else–changed the day she met her first fairy

When Alice’s father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon–an uncle she’s never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it’s hard to resist.… Read more >>>

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Guest Post From Jeff Norton (Author of Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie)

Summary from Goodreads

‘My name is Adam Meltzer and the last thing I remember was being stung by a bee while swinging at a robot-shaped pinata on my twelfth birthday. I was dead before the candy hit the ground.’

Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie is narrated by the hilarious Adam Meltzer – pre-teen, worrywart, and now zombie. Adam’s family gets the fright of their lives when he turns up at their door . . . three months after his funeral.

Soon Adam’s back at school trying to fit in and not draw extra attention to himself, but when he sees his neighbour Ernesto transform into a chupacubra, and the beautiful Corina (Adam’s number one mega-crush) turns out to be a (vegan) vampire, undead life is never going to be the same again.… Read more >>>

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Inside Divergent - The Initiate's World by Veronica Roth

Summary from Goodreads

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel Divergent is soon to be a major motion picture in theaters March 2014!

Illustrated with more than 100 photographs–many never before seen–this eye-catching volume takes you inside the film version of Divergent where you’ll discover the factions, meet the initiates, and enter the thrilling dystopian world.

Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks








My Review


This little book is filled full of inside information for anyone looking to delve a little deeper into the Divergent world. It is brimming with photographs and you get a really great feel for who’s who.Read more >>>

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Waiting on Wednesday #73

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 “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 
 Vowed (The Blackhart Legacy #2) by Liz de Jager
Vowed (The Blackhart Legacy, #2)
Summary from Goodreads
The Blackhart Code:
Don’t let the monsters grind you down

A Blackhart can see the supernatural behind everyday crimes. But some crimes hide even greater evils…

Kit Blackhart must investigate why children are disappearing from a London estate. However, their parents, police and fae allies claim to know nothing. And as yet more children disappear, the pressure mounts. Luckily, or unluckily, government trainee Dante Alexander is helping Kit with the case.
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