28.5.10

New to Dot Scribbles Shelves

It has been a bit of a YA fiction week here at Dot Scribbles! I have bought two more of the Morganville Vampire series books as I loved the first one and I know I will want to read them all:

Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine- Morganville Vampire Series 3 (Allison and Busby)- When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy. Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire's past and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.

Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine- Morganville Vampire Series 4 (Allison and Busby)- In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learned to live in relative peace.  Still, Claire Danvers knows that after dark, her homework can take a back seat to staying alive. But this tenuous harmony is really turned on it's head with the arrival of Mr Bishop.
Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire cares nothing about keeping the peace. Staying at the top of the food chain is enough. What he wants from the town's living and dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball attended by vampires and their human dates that Claire realises Bishop's plan- and the elaborately evil trap he's set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.

Books sent for review this week:

Girl 16: Five Star Fiasco by Sue Limb (Bloomsbury)- The Jess Jordan story continues...with some comically disastrous dates and a very special romance careering towards the rocks.
Jess and Fred are an item! Finally! Now they can spend every moment perfecting their comedy routines together. But the path of true romance is a rocky one. Fred is becoming increasingly distant... in fact, so distant that he and Jess are no longer on speaking terms. What on earth is going on? Can Jess and Fred stop a fab, five-star friendship turning into a five-star fiasco?

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper (Bloomsbury)- London, 1861. Grace Parkes, a pale but determined figure, clutches a precious bundle closely to her as she travels on the train to the famed Brookwood Cemetery. Grace has a heartbreaking duty to carry out.
Each day Grace must find a new way of earning enough money to pay the rent for the bleak, cold room that she and her sister live in, and to buy them enough, just to eat.
But there is a different danger threatening Grace, a danger linked to an event in her past that she is desperate to forget. Grace has caught the eye of the Unwins, an unscrupulous family whose shady business dealings are those of death and mourning, and who will stop at nothing to defraud two young women of what is rightfully theirs...

If you have read any of these then let me know what you thought! 

4 comments:

verity said...

Those two new Bloomsbury ones look good - I think I've read something else by Sue Limb but can't remember quite what!

Dot said...

Verity- I am going to take the Mary Hooper one away with me for the weekend so I shall get the review up next week. I think this is the second in the series of Sue Limb books but I haven't read the first.

Rhiana said...

I'm reading Fallen Grace at the minute too ... I've only just started but loving so far, Victorian is my favourite historical period to read. I also have Girl, 16. I think there are a few before this one but Jenny @ Wondrous Reads assures me you don't need to read them to enjoy this one!

Dot said...

Rhiana- I finished this while I was away at the weekend and I really enjoyed it, very interesting!

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