So last week there was nothing in my mailbox as I was attempting to not buy books. But this week I have some great books to tell you about and have obviously not managed to restrain myself.
Syren (Book 5 in the Septimus Heap series) by Angie Sage
I was so excited when this book arrived by UPS. I have never had anything delivered to me by them and I was so surprised. I'm reviewing this for Newman Communications. I agreed to review it for them because I've read the first four books and would have read this one sooner or later anyway.
In the fifth book of this Magykal series, Septimus and his friends find themselves on an island whose secrets are as dark and dangerous as its inhabitants. Septimus Heap returns to the House of Foryx with Spit Fyre to pick up Jenna, Nicko, Snorri, and Beetle. But the journey home does not go well and when Septimus and his friends are caught in a storm, Spit Fyre crashes into the Rokk Lighthouse. They are rescued by the lighthouse keeper who is disturbingly sinister, and who has an equally sinister cat And all the while, Septimus is trying to fight the strange pull he's feeling to the island and its mysterious secrets.
Thursday was such a great day for me as I went to Maggie's signing and received an email from Yannick at Prospera Publishing (which is an independent publisher). It was a lovely email asking me to review this debut novel and I said I would be only to happy to but that I only post honest reviews. They were absolutely fine with that and reassured me that they do not want to censor anyone.
This title is suitable for children of ages 12 years & over. When Picky's Mum forces her to look after Gran, who has dementia, Picky is accidentally transported back to the year 1685, where a man in a wig insists she is someone called Amelia and tries to kill her. Managing to get the dress off just in time, Picky returns to the present with the dress covered in blood. Who is Amelia? Is she dead? Will wearing the other dresses in the chest take Picky back in time too? And does she dare put herself in danger again?
How could I not buy a copy and get it signed?
So these are feeding my book addiction this week. What's feeding yours?