5.6.10

New to Dot Scribble's Shelves...

I have had such a lovely week, Mr S and I went away to Gozo last weekend with my sister and her husband for the bank holiday weekend. Gozo is a really special place to me as I spent a lot of my childhood there, we had a lovely time, we stayed in a beautiful villa; ate lots of lovely food, sunbathed; had bombing competitions in the pool and of course read some brilliant books! I feel very refreshed which is a good job as I have ALOT of new books to read!

I have two that were sent for review this week:

The Other Girl by Sarah Miller (Bloomsbury- 21st June) Molly McGarry seems to have it all- she' smart, she attends the prestigious Midvale Acadamey and she's finally got the guy of her dreams, Gideon Rayburn. But now everything's changing.
Molly and God got together in a very unusual way, when Molly mysteriously entered Gid's mind and so could 'guess' exaclty what he wanted. By a bizarre twist of fate, Molly suddenly leaves Gid's mind and enters the mind of Pilar Benitez-Jones, possibly the hottest girl in the world. Pilar flirts with Gid. A lot. No longer inside her boyfriend's head, Molly feels life is spiralling out of control. But she realises that being inside Pilar's head has its advantages as she influences Pilar for her own schemes- with ensuing chaos.


Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey (Bloomsbury- 5th July) It's been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix survived the French Revolution. Now she's made her way back to the living, and must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who turned her into a vampire and left her buried for two hundred years. That's if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.

I read the first in the The Drake Chronicles last week and you can read my review here.

I have bought two books from Amazon as well this week but they haven't arrived yet so I shall share those with you next week. However I had a little trip to the library which to be honest doesn't always have a brilliant selection but I was so pleased with my library pile this week, here's what I got:

  • You Can't Hide by Karen Rose (Headline)- I have wanted to read a good thriller for a while, I started this one straight away and I have not been disappointed so far!
  • The Secret Shopper Unwrapped by Kate Harrison (Orion)- I loved the first one and have been meaning to catch up with this one.
  • Forget Me Not by Isabel Wollf (Harper)- I really enjoyed her book Vintage Affair and I have heard very positive things about this one too.
  • The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith (Simon & Schuster)- I thought that Child 44 was simply brilliant and this one follows on from that.
  • Conjugal Rites by Paul Magrs (Headline)- This is the third in the brilliant Brenda and Effie series and I am looking forward to finding out what trouble they have got into this time.
  • One Day In May by Catherine Alliott (Penguin) I have read a couple of books by this author and enjoyed them, this is her latest and looks as though it will be just as good.
So if you have read any of these then let me know your thoughts! It's supposed to be lovely and sunny this weekend so Dot Scribbles will be spending plenty of time in the garden with a good book and maybe a glass of wine or two!

5 comments:

Rhiana said...

The Secret Shopper Unwrapped is fab, I enjoyed it more than the first! I can't wait for the third installment next year!

Becky said...

I got a copy of The Other Girl too and I have to say I'm a little dubious about reading it but I'll give it a shot.

Dot said...

Rhiana- That's good to hear as I loved the first one!

Becky- I'm going to give it a try, I think it is part of a series and I haven't read any of the others.

Shan said...

I have the Secret Shopper books on my library list, I'm looking forward to getting them (her new one - Old School Ties - also sounds good.)

Dot said...

Shan- I saw that one the other day, I have enjoyed reading all of her books!

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