Sunday, December 04, 2011

My Week in Books (59)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

THe Weepers #1
by Susanne Winnacker
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Imprint: Usborne
Source: Won on Samantha Vérant's blog
To be released: February 1, 2012 (UK)

It's the super pretty UK edition!

3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I'd seen daylight. One-fifth of my lfie. 98,409,602 seconds since the heavy, steel door had fallen shut and sealed us off from the world . . . 

The seeds of love are sown amongst the death and destruction of a nightmare future in this incredible debut YA novel.

by Stef Penney
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Source: Penguin
To be released: January 5, 2012

Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he'd been hired to find Rose Janko, the wife of a charismatic son of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier.

Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that he's been chosen more for his blood than for his investigative skills. Still, he's surprised by the intense hostility he encounters from the Jankos, who haven't had an easy past. Touched by tragedy, they're wither cursed or hiding a terrible secret - the discovery of which Ray can't help suspecting is connected to Rose's disappearance . . . 

Seamlessly toggling between Ray's past and present, and the perspective of the missing woman's young nephew JJ, Steph Penney builds an irresistible page-turner with an ending that will blow you away.

What I read this week

Hello, Gorgeous! (Gorgeous #1) Goldilocks and the Three Martians Dogzilla The Earth Machine 

Hello, Gorgeous! by MaryJanice Davidson
Goldilocks and the Three Martians by Stu Smith
Dogzilla by Dav Pilkney
The Earth Machine by Kevin Tong

Chamelia Boogie Bones First Graders From Mars: Episode #02: The Problem With Pelly (First Graders From Mars) Hot Rod Hamster! 

Chamelia by Ethan Long
Boogie Bones by Elizabeth Loredo
The Problem with Pelly by Shana Corey
Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord

Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates A Box Full of Kittens Night of the Veggie Monster 

Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery by Kevin O'Malley
Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates by Kevin O'Malley
A Box Full of Kittens by Sonia Manzano
Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClements

If You Give a Dog a Donut If You Give a Pig a Pancake  The Running Dream The Other Life

If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
The Running Dream by Wendelin van Draanen
The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker

Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)

Candor  Possession (Possession, #1)

Candor by Pam Bachorz
The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker
Possession by Elana Johnson


  1. The Other Life looks great, I will have to check it out!!

    Check out my IMM here.

    Emma @ Lost in a YA Book

  2. Emma - It was SO FRICKING GOOD!!! I loved it!

  3. Great haul! I've had my eye on The Other Life for a while as well!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. The Other Life sounds really great. Hope you enjoy it!
    My IMM
    A Beautiful Madness

  5. What it be accurate to say you have eclectic tastes. All these reviews and reads are so varied.

    Have a fantastic reading week, Amanda!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  6. Thanks, Giselle, Em, and Asher!

    And Asher - yes, I have pretty varied tastes lol. All of the picture books came from when I was going through that section of the library looking for display books, so they are pretty random selections!