Wednesday, 23 May 2018

YALC books part one


Hello Readers,

I thought for the next couple of Wednesdays I could show you the books I’m taking to YALC this year in hope of getting  them signed. The only book I’m currently missing is Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher but that’s not out till the end of the week. I should also mention nargles have kidnapped my dust jacket for The surface breaks by Louise O’Neill.  Two of the books are proofs I got last year at YALC (The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert and The Fandom by Anna Day).

Most of the book are on my to read or reread pile so I can review them on here, so instead of a stupidly long post I’m just going to upload a picture and little synopsis.

The three books I have chosen today are The Hazelwood, The Fandom and The Surface Breaks.


The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert   
This was one of the proof I saw and instantly fell in love with, just from seeing it on the penguin stall. Obviously, I missed the first give away but I managed to grab one (if my memory is correct I think it was the second to last giveaway). This book is amazing and I still have so much love for it.

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away--by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: "Stay away from the Hazel Wood."


The Fandom by Anna Day
There was a lot of talk about The fandom at YALC last year so I couldn't wait to read it.  I'm also pretty sure I read this in one go on the journey back from YALC last year (3-hour car rides are fun)

Synopsis
Violet's in her element - cosplay at the ready, she can't wait tofeel part of her favourite fandom: The Gallow's Dance, a mega-story and movie franchise. But at Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into the The Gallows Dance for real - and in the first five minutes, they've caused the death of the heroine. It's up to Violet to take her place and play out the plot the way it was written. But stories have a life of their own ...





The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill
I honestly love the idea behind this book, a feminist retelling of the little mermaid what’s not to love. I found both the cover a dust jacket beautiful (Sorry nargles).

Synopsis
Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? The Little Mermaid is re-imagined through a searing feminist lens, featuring the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans.






      Part Two
·         The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
·         Clean by Juno Dawson
·         Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Part Three
·         The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
·         Unboxed by Non Pratt
·         Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
·         Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

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