So this week I have three books in my mailbox.
(All descriptions come from Amazon.co.uk)
Tempted (House of Night Book 6) by P.C. and Kristen Cast
I cannot wait to read this! My addiction to this series probably says I am an undiscerning reader. But I don't care! I am going to indulge myself with this when I finished the two books on my review pile. Yay!
Zoey needs a break after some serious excitement. Sadly, the House of Night school for vampyres doesn't feature breaks on its curriculum - even for a High Priestess in training and her gang. Plus juggling three guys is no stress reliever, especially when one is a sexy Warrior so into protecting Zoey that he's sensing her emotions. Wider stresses lurk too, and the dark force in Tulsa's tunnels is spreading. Could Stevie Rae be responsible for more than a group of misfit fledglings? And Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from the immortal Kalona and his dark allure - but they also show that only Zoey can stop him. She's not exactly keen to meet up, but if Zoey don't go to Kalona he'll exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. She just has to find the courage to do what's necessary, or everything that's important to her will be destroyed. - Not suitable for younger readers -
Ondine: The Summer of Shambles by Ebony McKenna
Thanks for Alistair at Egmont for sending me this proof copy. This book sounds kind of bizarre. I have given some of my year 7 and 8 girls copies to review for Egmont too and it has received mixed reactions. I can't wait to read their thoughts on this. One has already handed me her copyback saying she couldn't force herself to read it because it was "too princessy". Hmmm...
This is a brilliantly witty fairy tale with a mystery that is as surreal as it is sinister. One girl. One boy. One spell to be broken. Ondine de Groot is a normal fifteen-year-old who lives with her family in the European country of Brugel. She has a pet ferret called Shambles. But Shambles is no ordinary ferret...He's Hamish McPhee, a boy cursed by a witch. A witch who happens to be related to Ondine. When Shambles turns back into Hamish temporarily, Ondine knows that she has to help him break the spell. He is the most gorgeous boy she has ever met and her one true love! He just can't remain a ferret forever. Can he?
Borrowed From Work:
Nickolai of the North By Lucy Daniel Raby
I borrowed this from work because I really want to read a Christmas themed book to get me feeling a bit more festive. If anyone has any better suggestions, please recommend something in the comments. So far, I have only seen JuJu @ Tales of Whimsy review a Christmas themed book and sadly Sweet Temptation is only available in ebook format.
Nickolai is the last true elf left in the world, rescued from the fate of his people by Comet, a flying reindeer.So that's my books this week. Thoughts anyone?
Brought up by human parents in the distant north, Nickolai knows that there's something different about him. Teased and bullied because of his pointed ears, he seeks solace with the reindeer in the enchanted forest.
But when Magda starts to steal children's youth in order to regain her own beauty, Nick must travel north to foil her evil plans ...