10.6.10

New to Dot Scribbles Shelves

I am having a really good bout of reading at the moment, enjoying everything! I have bought a couple of books this week:

I Remember You by Harriet Evans (Harper) Heartbroken Tess Tennant is fleeing London for a fresh start. She's dreaming of familiar faces, picture-perfect cottages and Adam, her best friend since childhood. But Langford, a lovely slice of Jane Austen country, is at war over a scheme to build on a local water meadow and Adam is too wrapped up with a new girlfriend to tend to Tess's bruised heart.
A trip to Rome promises a respite and when a mysterious stranger whisks Tess into a dream of Italian moonlight and Prosecco, she's ready to be reckless. But her magical holiday ends with a shocking discovery and Tess finds herself back home- and in a tangled mess of friendships and feelings.
She must decide once and for all where she belongs and with whom...

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada (Penguin) Otto, an ordinary German living in a shabby apartment block, tries to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when he discovers his only son has been killed fighting at the front he's shocked into an extraordinary act of resistance, and starts to drop anonymous postcards attacking Hitler across the city. If caught he will be executed.
Soon this silent campaign  comes to the attention of ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich, and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. Whoever loses, pays with their life.

I have been sent one book to review this week and it looks brilliant:

Pastworld by Ian Beck (Bloomsbury- July 5th 2010) To Eve, a lifelong resident of PASTWORLD, horse-drawn carriages and gas lamps are modern technology. Eve doesn't even know she's living in a simulation- until she is forced to flee the only home she has ever known, and to confront the truth about her city and herself.
To Caleb, a tourist visiting PASTWORLD. the theme park is the perfect antidote to the stifling conformity and regulation of 2048. Until he finds himself at the scene of a murder, holding the knife, and suddenly becomes a fugitive from an antiquated justice system.
And in the midst of it all, a dark and deadly figure prowls, claiming victim after victim. He's the Fantom, a creature both of the past and of the future, in whose dark purpose Caleb and Eve will find their destinies combined.

Bloomsbury kindly sent me the following link to the  book trailer for PASTWORLD which is very atmospheric, I'm really looking forward to reading this one:

PASTWORLD Book Trailer 

6 comments:

verity said...

Ooh new books! I enjoy Harriet Evans so hope to hear about that soon!

Dot said...

Verity- I started the Harriet Evans one straight away and I wasn't disappointed, I shall try and get my review up at the weekend!

This Miss Loves to Read said...

It's so great to buy books, isn't it?;) You bought some lovely books. I'm tempted to check them out myself. Thanks for sharing!

Dot said...

This Miss Loved to Read- You're welcome- there's so many books that I want at the moment, I am having to stop myself!

Kim said...

These new books sound so good! Looking forward to your reviews, Dot.

Dot said...

Kim- Thankyou, I have so many lovely books to read at the moment, spoilt for choice!

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