Anyway, this is what I have in my mailbox this week. (Summaries from amazon.co.uk)
Spider by Linda Strachan
Sent to me by the author after seeing my comment on the contest post. Don't forget to enter if you haven't already. The closing date for entries is March 9th.
A hard-hitting, provocative novel about teenage love, loyalty and fast cars. Spider is an adrenaline-fuelled ride - a glimpse into a life spinning out of control. Spider is on his last warning. If he's caught joyriding again he'll be sent down, no questions asked. He's trying to stick to the straight and narrow but his girlfriend Deanna and mate Andy reckon he should risk one last run.
Paper Towns by John Green
Thank you to Bloomsbury for this. I'm looking forward to reading it as I haven't read a book by John Green before and I hear that he is an amazing writer.
Who is the real Margo? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. She has disappeared. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance ...and they are for him. Trailing Margo's disconnected path across the USA, the closer Q gets, the less sure he is of who he is looking for.
The Summer That Changed Everything by Ann Brashares
Thank you to Random House for asking me to review this. I have no idea if I will like it because it sounds rather girly to me.
Three girls. One summer. Their friendship to salvage ...Ama, desperate to live up to her family's expectations, finds herself on an outdoor adventure summer camp. Can she stick it out or will this be the first time in her life she's ever failed anything? Tomboy, loner Polly discovers that her grandmother used to be a model and decides she's going to follow in her footsteps - even if it means starving herself to get thin. Jo's parents' are still grieving the death of her older brother and she's stuck in the middle of their messy divorce. She's got her own problems this summer too - has she made a mistake by turning her back on her old friends? Having let their friendship fade, can these three girls, with their three very different lives, struggle through the summer without each other, or will they realise they've made a mistake?
Ships by Robert Crowther
I couldn't resist buying this book from the Pop-Up Book Artist. It is a complete work of art. I took a picture of one of the spreads so you can see what I mean. I guess I'm over my issue with boats now after reading the extraordinarily boring Star of the Sea. Robert has a whole series of these pop-ups on transport. They would make a perfect gift for boys age 7 - 9 who love cars, ships, planes or trains. Here is a link to Amazon if you're interested.