Sunday, 22 April 2012

In My Mailbox #5

In My Mailbox #5
In My Mailbox is hosted by Kirst at The Story Siren.  each week book bloggers join in to share the differetn titles that they've received each week.  It's great to see what people are going to read.

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.

14 comments:

  1. Comment via Twitter from @Alibrarylady : Other Side of Truth a thought provoking read. Stimulates discussion about refugees, asylum seekers, bullying. Shocking start tho.

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    1. The Twitter convo continues....

      @WeSatDown: Thanks for the warning :)

      @Alibrarylady: I think it's an excellent book. Hope that you do too!

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  2. Some nice choices here. I haven't got to Code Name Verity yet, but am looking forward to it. Slated sounds fab too. Enjoy!

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    1. Slated was very good (just finished it) - but has a cliffhanger ending which is a real pain.

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  3. so many great books this week! you have a lot of fantastic reading ahead of you. enjoy :)

    Our IMM.

    -michelle

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    1. Thank you, enjoy yours too :)

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  4. Nice choices. I don't read much YA but enjoy seeing what is out there. Here is my post: IMM

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    1. There's some great YA stuff out there. We're just starting to find our way through it :)

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  5. Great set! I really want to read Code Named Verity. Hope you love your books.
    My IMM

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    1. I really, really wanted to read Code Name Verity too when I first heard about it. I'm just a few pages in - and it's really good. There's a real depth to the writing quality. The style is probably pitched for an older teen and I suspect it'll be a brilliant crossover.

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  6. great books, Im really excited for Slated and Click sounds interesting.
    I hope you enjoy these!

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    1. Slated is great - I finished it in one go. Yeah, Click does sound interesting (but I have heard mixed thoughts on it).

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  7. Glad to see you've got the phenomenal Code Name Verity! I can't wait for Slated, looks great!

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    1. I know, you're a huge code Name Verity fan! I'm enjoying it. I also highly recommend Slated - but be prepared, it's part of a trilogy and there is a cliffhanger.

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