It's been a slightly slow couple of weeks on my doormat, possibly due to the recent Jubilee and resulting bank holidays. But here's a sneaky peek at what I have received, complete with blurbs and publication notes...
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of He Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
September is a twelve-year-old girl from Omaha. Her dad is fighting in a faraway war, her mum is always out at work, and September is stuck in a lonely, adventureless rut. So when the Green Wind arrives at her window and invites her to Fairyland, she accepts in a flash. (Mightn't you?)
But Fairyland is in crisis and confusion, crushed by the iron rule of the villainous Marquess - and September alone holds the key to restoring order. Well! She knows what a girl with a quest must do: she sets out to Fix Things.
With a book-loving dragon and a mysterious boy named Saturday by her side, September faces peril and pandemonium; loses her shadow, her shoe and her way - and finds a great deal more besides. But time is short, and time is ticking, and every story must have an ending. Can September save Fairyland? Can she even save herself?
Published by Corsair
The Things we Did for Love by Natasha Farrant
France: February, 1944
As war rages in Europe, Luc and Arianne fall passionately in love. But German forces are closing in around them and Luc, desperate to atone for his family's troubled past, is drawn into the dangerous world of the Resistance.
Arianne will do almost anything to keep Luc safe. But someone else has other plans - someone who also loves her, and will stop at nothing to get rid of his rival...
How far would you go for love?
Published by Faber and Faber
The Terrible Thing That Happened by Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne
This is the story of a boy who was ready to meet new people.
A boy who wanted to have new adventures.
And above all else, a boy who was proud to be different.
Published by Doubleday, August 2012
A special mention to my manager Jim, who upon hearing that I have started delving into the world of comics and graphic novels, has let me borrow these titles from his apparently vast collection!
Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
Fables: Legends in Exile by Willingham, Medina, Leialoha and Hamilton
The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Astonishing X-Men: Torn by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
Y - The Last Man: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr.
Planetary: All Over the World and Other Stories by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday
So what do we think? Have any of you guys read any of these titles yet? What do you think? Comments in the doobree below please!
Hugs and high fives,