Heya everyone! Tuesday's always seem to come round quickly, it's not a nice day weather wise this morning. Cloudy and miserable- not like summer at all but a typical British one! Today is the release of Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, I think I'm the only one in the booking world who hasn't gone out to buy it. I read To Kill A Mockingbird last year I think and for me it was a little over-hyped for my liking, everything seemed to happen right at the end. Nonetheless I probably will pick up this book up at some point but it's not on my priority list but I can tell already the ratings will be high, but I do sometimes wonder if it's just because TKAM is such a famous book that everyone is fixed on this book being just as good as they think it will. So it makes me think the ratings will be biased, I'd like to think not as I'll be reading them as I'm in two minds about reading it. I may surprise myself and enjoy GSAW more than TKAM- who knows! Anyway...
Today's TTT is the last ten books that came into my possession, some of them are ebooks and some are physical copies! Here are the covers and the links below them are a Goodreads link to the full synopsis':
"Jamaica, 1753: Deirdre, daughter of Englishwoman, Nora Fortnam and slave Akwasi, lives a sheltered life on her family's plantation. Her stepfather, Doug, has welcomed her into his life as his own. Despite Deirdre's scandalous origin, the men of the island flock to the young beauty, but she shows no interest. That is, until she is charmed by young doctor Victor Dufresne, who asks for her hand in marriage..."
I've just finished this book (review coming soon on a blog tour) and it didn't disappoint. It is part of a series but from what I've gathered each story is separate but set in similar locations!
"It is 1978, Jess is thirteen and she already has a reputation- as the daughter of the only communist in town. But then, it's in the blood. The Mitchells have been in the Party since the Party began. Jess and her mother Eleanor struggle to sell socialism to Tamworth- a sleepy Midlands town that just doesn't want to know..."
Okay so this book really does for me sound like a good read, I love a bit of historical fiction and this is a party of history (Cold War) that I haven't read much about. So I'm looking forward to this read!
"There's one truth on Australia: You fight or you die. Usually both.
Seventeen year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. They never found one.
The only life that Chan's ever known is one of violence, of fighting. Of trying to survive.
But there might be a way to escape. In order to find it, Chan must head way down into the darkness- a place of buried secrets, long-forgotten lies, and the abandoned bodies of the dead..."
Yes, I'm getting back into dystopian novels! This one sounds like a good'un too, a trilogy too. It may sound like any other novel from this genre but I reckon this one is a lot darker with not much fluffyness like others I've read.
Molly Heywood has always been a pillar of strength for her local community, so when her friend Cassie fails to attend the Coronation Day party in the village, it is Molly who heads out in the rain to look for her.
But nothing can prepare Molly for what he is going to discover..."
Enough said with this book being written by the wonderful Lesley Pearse, I love her books and I can't wait to read this one! I got into Lesley Pearse because of my Gran, she has pretty much every one. I'm lucky to have been sent this to read before it's publication, a slightly different cover to this one though.
"Dublin 1702...and Irish beauty Kit Kavanagh has everything she could want in life. Newly married, she runs a successful alehouse with her beloved husband Richard. The wars that rage in Europe over the Spanish throne seem a world away. But everything changes on the night that Richard simply disappears. Finding the Queen's shilling at the bottom of Richard's tankard, Kit realises that her husband has been taken for a soldier. Kit follows Richard's trail across the battlefields of Italy in the Duke of Marlborough's regiment. Living as a man, risking her life in battle, she forms a close bond with her wry and handsome commanding officer Captain Ross..."
This book sounds amazing! Very Mulan-esque wouldn't you say? Only she's Irish (I love the Irish so much!), red head and by the sounds of it badass! So I am thrilled to have been sent this book in the post, the cover is gorgeous and I need to get started with it as soon as.
"Cornwall, 1947. Marvellous Ways is a ninety-year old woman who's lived alone in a remote creek for nearly all her life. Recently she's taken to spending her days sitting on the steps of her caravan with a pair of binoculars. She's waiting for something- she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it.
Freddy Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the war. He's agreed to fulfil a dying friend's last wish and hand-deliver a letter to the boy's father in Cornwall..."
You can kind of tell that these two characters will meet and form a friendship, it sounds like a chilled out read and I definitely love a book that's easy going! Again, I've been sent this and I love the colours on the front cover.
Alex Bradley can't help but feel that life is rather passing him by. And not just life- promotions, invitations, romance; the girl he loves only has eyes for his flatmate and his 9-5 job as the Immigration department skivvy is slowly numbing his soul. Until he meets Nadia.
Girl meets boy...
Nadia Osipova is running out of time. With no money, no lawyer and a totally fictitious boyfriend, she's got one last summer and one last appeal before the British government deport her back to Russia..."
A romantic read, I've not been reading much solid romance books for a long while so this could be the book to break this hiatus!
"Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.
But hey, there's nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don't get chosen to save the universe.
And then he sees the flying saucer..."
Science fiction and gaming, yes this book is definitely for me and I am so grateful to have been sent his book. I've just started it and so far it's brilliant!
"Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don't be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.
Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day- a perfect day Justin doesn't remember the next morning..."
I was sent this to read about a week ago and I finished it within a few days, I love Levithan's writing style and having previously read the first book Every Day. I knew I would like this, it's been retold by Rhiannon and despite me knowing what was going to happen I felt this book sent out a strong message. Review coming soon!
"Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans..."
Not sure what I'm going to make of this book but it screams danger and it's something different to what I've read before!
Well, there we have it the last ten books that came into my possession. Another Day I've already read because it's David Levithan and I love his books, speaking of which I'm in two minds about booking tickets to see David at Waterstones Piccadilly in London- very tempted! Sadly at the moment I have no one to go with haha, so that's on hold.
I hope you're all having a great Tuesday and don't forget to leave your TTT links in the comments so I can check yours out too :-)