|In My Mailbox #5|
This week we've received some titles that I'm very excited about.
First, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein from the new Egmont YA imprint, Electric Monkey. It's about two women friends during World War II. One of them's a pilot and the other's a spy. It's a female adventure story - and it looks and sounds like it'll be grainy. And the reviews for it have been outstanding. I'm planning to savour this one.
Second, Slated by Teri Terry from Orchard. This one's due out in May and it's a good one. I know because I'd finished reading it before I wrote this post. Our review will be out shortly. It's a dystopian thriller narrated by Kyla, a sixteen year old girl whose memory has been wiped in a special hospital - she's been slated. Now she is released after signing a contract. And she discovers that's she's after the truth.
And then three more picked up from the local public library.
The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo (Puffin). Little M had read Naidoo's Journey to Jo'burg in school and that had previously been banned in South Africa. So, any author who's been banned has some kind of writing kudos in my eyes (haven't read the blurb so don't even know what it's about).
Then by Morris Gleitzman (Puffin). Little M and I both loved Gleitzman's Once so we'll happily give Then a go. The blurb has the word Nazis in it.
And Click by 10 voices (Scholastic) in association with Amnesty International. Ten bestselling authors united to write this 'novel of wonders and surprise'. The authors are Colfer, Park, Ozeki, Hornby, Wynne-Jones, Almond, Maguire, Ellis, Lanagan and Doyle.