Part 2 of my book haul for this month - a huge thanks to all the generous publishers who sent me books! Yesterday's, listing books I bought, is here.
I loved the Stripes event a couple of weeks ago and was excited to come away from it with Sophia Bennett's Following Ophelia, which looks gorgeous, and a beautiful classics colouring book. Stripes had previously been kind enough to send me Katy Cannon's And Then We Ran, which I'm super excited to read - Sophia and Katy are both favourite authors of mine. Following Ophelia is about a girl in the London of the pre-Raphaelites, inspired by artists' muse Lizzie Siddal to try and reinvent herself as a model. And Then We Ran sees Megan persuade her friend Elliott to elope to Gretna Green to get married, as they both need to get away from their families for different reasons - this sounds like such a fun road trip book!
Hannah Witton's Doing It was sent to me and I'm really pleased to get the chance to read it; I used to teach PSHCE and definitely wish there were more accessible books about sex education around at that time to recommend to students. Speaking of non-fiction, I also got sent 404 Ink's Nasty Women - I read most of it before passing it onto Debbie who was really keen to read; I knew from the moment I finished the first piece - by Katie Muriel - that I would definitely be buying a copy, and I'm hugely looking forward to their event on 29th March. This is a must-read!
I got several from series I'm not currently up to date with - thanks Egmont for the Devil's Paintbox by Robin Jarvis and for Silver Stars by Michael Grant, along with Michael's World Book Day short Dead of Night, Bloomsbury for The City Bleeds Gold by Lucy Saxon, Orion for King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard and Simon & Schuster for Danny Wallace's Hamish and the Gravity Burp and Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I definitely need to catch up with these series if possible! (I know Lady Midnight is the first in a new series, but I have real problems reading out of order so want to read the rest of the Shadowhunters universe first - which could well keep me going until 2019 or so...)
And some intriguing others as well; I'm a massive fan of Laura Ellen Anderson's so it was great to get the 2nd collection of Evil Emperor Penguin comics! Karen Gregory's Countless and Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon both sound great, with Done Dirt Cheap particularly intriguing me as I've seen Sons of Anarchy comparisons. And speaking of screen comparisons, One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McMahon is being described as a mystery reminiscent of The Breakfast Club, a favourite movie of mine - I'm super excited for this one!
Which of these are you most looking forward to? Leave me a comment, or tweet me @yayeahyeah!
Nasty Women (404 Ink)
Evil Emperor Penguin v2 by Laura Ellen Anderson (David Fickling Books)
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard (Orion)
Following Ophelia by Sophia Bennett (Stripes)
And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon (Stripes)
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)
Silver Stars by Michael Grant (Electric Monkey)
Dead of Night by Michael Grant (Electric Monkey)
The Devil's Paintbox by Robin Jarvis (Egmont)
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon (Amulet)
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus (Penguin)
The City Bleeds Gold by Lucy Saxon (Bloomsbury)
Rugby Runner by Gerard Siggins (O'Brien Press)
Hamish and the Gravity Burp by Danny Wallace (Simon & Schuster)
Doing It by Hannah Witton (Wren & Rook)