19.6.10

New to Dot Scribbles Shelves

It's been a very good week here at Dot Scribbles, lots of lovely books popping through the letter box!!

I had two for review this week:

Scandalous by Tilly Bagshawe (Harper Collins- Published 24th June) Sasha Miller goes to Cambridge University with a dream, and leaves a broken woman. After losing her heart to sexy professor Theo Dexter, she departs in a scandal.
Meanwhile, as Theo becomes a television heart-throb, his long suffering wife Theresa realises that trust and fidelity are two words that her husband doesn't understand. His betrayal is deeper than any cut.
Years later the two women will unite in a daring scheme to bring down the man who almost destroyed them both. It took them years to realise how one man could cause so much pain, but now they are determined he will regret the day he entered both of their lives...

Forest Born by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury- Published 12th July) Growing up in the Forest, Rin always turns to the trees when she needs peace or reassurance, then one day she senses a change. Rin knows that something bad is happening, and maybe she will find answers in the city. But a mysterious threat haunts Bayern too, and Rin must join the magical fire sisters- Isi, Enna and Dasha- before venturing back into the woods towards the kingdom of Kel, to face what lies in wait for them.
Shannon Hale once again proves herself an irresistible storyteller, bringing readers back to a world rich with plot twists and a little dose of magic.

I bought one book after reading Simon's fantastic review over at Savidge Reads:

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious ( Virago Modern Classics) Switch off those TVs, kill your mobiles and settle down with the most controversial book ever written. Once denounced as 'wicked', 'sordid', 'cheap moral filth', Peyton Place was the top read of its time, selling millions of copies worldwide.
Way before Twin Peaks, Survivor or Big Brother, the curtains were twitching in the mythical New England town of Peyton Place, and this soapy story exposed the dirty secrets of 1950's small town America: incest, abortion, adultery, repression and lust.

I swapped three books this week:

The Magic Cottage by James Herbert (Pan Books)- We thought we'd found our haven, a cottage deep in the heart of the forest. Charming, maybe a little run-down, but so peaceful. That was the first part fo the Magic. Midge's painting and my music soared to new heights of creativity. That was another part of the Magic. Our love for each other- well that became the supreme Magic. But the cottage had an alternative side. The Bad Magic.
What happened to us there was horrendous beyond belief. The healings, the crazy sect who wanted our home for themselves, the hideous creatures that crawled from the nether regions, and the bats- oh God, the bats! Even now those terrible things seem impossible to me. Yet they happened...

The Dark by James Herbert- It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night... A small girl smiled as her mother burned... Asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants... In slimy tunnels, once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil...The Dark.

Chocolate Wishes by Tricia Ashley (Avon) Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe Lyon. In the picture-perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond Chloe dispenses inspirational sweet treats containing a prediciton for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to forecast- perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar...
 But when a new Vicar arrives in the village, the rumour mill goes into overdrive. Not only is Raffy Sinclair the charismatic ex-frontman of rock band 'Mortal Ruin', he's also Chloe's first love and the man who broke her heart.
Try as she might, Chloe can't ignore this blast from her past. Could now be the time for her to make a wish- and dare to believe it come true?

So there you go, let me know if you have read any of these! Also as you can see by the James Herbert books, I am dipping my toe back into the horror genre, I used to love reading books like that so if you have an recommendations then please pass them on as I am a bit behind on what's good and what's not at the moment! 

8 comments:

verity said...

I think you will LOVE Peyton Place - it's 1950s chick lit! And I have Chocolate Wishes on my wish list at the library...

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Woohooo, you got Scandalous, how awesome! Looking forward to your reviews of Chocolate Wishes and Peyton Place too! Happy reading! :)

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Wonderful new books!!! Chocolate Wishes looks delightful, I would read this one. Happy reading!

prophecygirl said...

Eek, did some silly postman stamp on Forest Born?! Grrr!

It looks good though, eh? Lovely cover. Enjoy all these :)

Ayesha said...

you got some great reads there go you...i think you will like forest born...

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Peyton Place really seems to be finding its place in the blogosphere this year - seen about four different reviews of it in the last couple of months. Maybe in the grand scheme of things, four isn't that much, but considering it's a fairly old novel....

Enjoy the books - will be keeping an eye out for the Peyton Place thoughts (specifically), as I do want to read it...

savidgereads said...

Oh I do so hope that you enjoy Peyton Place Dot! It's one of my favourite books in absolutely ages!

Dot said...

Verity- I'm really looking forward to reading it, sounds like it has a bit of everything!

Bookalicious Ramblings- I have started Scandalous and it's brilliant, good old romp of a read!!

Irena- I have had a very good week, Chocolate Wishes sounds like it's going to be good.

Prophecygirl- I knoe, I was not impressed by the bent cover! Does look good though!

Ayesha- It does sound good, very different!

anothercookiecrumbles- I know, I kept seeing it popping up on other blogs and I was intrigued!

Simon- Your review made me want to really read it, it is at the top of my pile now!

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