Sunday, 29 April 2012

Take a look at the books we've got #7

How exciting!  We're taking part in the first ever UK based Letterbox Love, a weekly meme where book bloggers share news on the books they've received or are reading.  We're spreading the book love.

Letterbox Love #1
In our Letterbox Love this week:

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett - received from Macmillan for review. "Willo is a straggler kid living in the dangerous and barren landscape of a new ice age...(...)...he discovers that his entire family is gone.(...)...The dog spirit inside his head is his guide and his only companion." So reads the dust jacket - and yes, it is a beautiful dust jacket!  The story sounds fascinating and we're really looking forward to this one.

Artichoke Hearts and Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari.  These were bought to be shared between us on World Book Night last Monday. Little M had heard about Artichoke Hearts a few months back. It was also the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Award 2011 And then I heard about Jasmine Skies, which is the sequel. Artichoke Hearts is about 13 year old Mira Levenson and how she learns about the different kinds of love that you can hold in your heart. The story for Jasmine Skies is utterly compelling as Mira flies off to India on her own for the first time to discover the secrets of her family's past. Everything about the world of Brahmachari's writing is richly and lovingly textured.  It just makes you feel so warm.

You can read what Sita had to say to us about her writing for teens and adults in her novels here.

And because it's so beautiful and full of wanderlust, here's her trailer for Jasmine Skies:

12 comments:

  1. I need to read Sita's books - been sat on my shelf for a while

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    1. Well you are the overflowing library for a reason :)

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  2. I have read nothing but good things about these books, I hope you enjoy them.

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    1. Thanks Alex, I hope so too :)

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  3. That book trailer made me so want to read the book:)I'm glad we have it.

    I like the new UK "Letterbox Love".

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    1. I'm glad too. The trailer makes me want to read the book and go travelling too. And then I invited Sita to do a guest post on here too. There's a whole lot of orangey going on here!

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  4. Yay for Letterbox Love! Hope you enjoy your books this week :-) (new follower too!)

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    1. Thanks and Yay! It really is spreading some book love. Look, I've found you :)

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  5. Hmm, will deff be changing to letterbox love! Also you guys got some great books this week, have fun reading! :)

    *Also new follower! :)

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  6. Thanks, and we will have fun. Hope you do too. See you around :)

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  7. Oooh, I hadn't heard of Sita's books until now but they both sound really interesting! I'm definitely intrigued by them!
    I also think After the Snow looks good to!
    Hope you enjoy your new books, I look forward to hearing your thoughts!!

    I made a Letterbox Love post too, it's here

    Faye :)

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    1. Thanks, Faye, I'll go and have a look at yours :)

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