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This Week’s New Books – Post London Edition

If you’re wondering why I’m not having an IMM – read this post.

There are so many new “Look at my new books!” memes that I’m having troubles choosing. I know a few of the hosts personally and I don’t feel like picking teams on this one. So, I introduce my own conglomeration of all the memes out there! If you’re hosting a similar meme or if one of your friends hosts one, let me know and I’ll add their graphic (:

And I’m BACK from London! I wrote a quick post about it when I came back, but I promise to talk about it some more next week and discuss the seminars I’ve attended.

London was lovely, and I went to Waterstones twice (two different ones) and bought some absolutely awesome books. I also swapped two books with fellow bloggers, and received some books for review. I haven’t done a This Week’s New Books in two weeks, so don’t be scared by the huge amount of books I got – I’m sure next week’s will be a lot emptier!

Click on the covers or titles to go to their Goodreads page.

Bought & Traded:

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Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters: I love Sarah Waters’ books, she can describe historic time periods so wonderfully
Life of Pi by Yann Martel: The movie was great, so I’d like to read the book as well
Soulless and Changeless by Gail Carriger: I’ve read and loved Soulless, but I wanted to have the paperback copy for myself as well. I can’t wait to read Changeless
Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding: Chris Wooding has written one of my all-time childhood favourites Poison, but his books are barely available in the Netherlands
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: I heard so many great things about this book and the movie, so I decided I had to see what all the fuss was about
The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland: Another historical fiction, this one set in medieval times

Traded. I quite enjoyed Dance of Shadows, and the review of it will be posted soon.

Traded. Sorry for the low resolution picture, but I can’t find another one. This is more of a casual read about the lives of the inhabitants of St Enda’s Terrace

For Review:

Thanks to HarperCollins for providing this review copy. Sci-fi seems to be becoming more prevalent in young-adult fiction, which I love.

Thanks to HarperCollins for providing this review copy. I still have to read the first book in this series by Maureen Johnson, but they look wonderful.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing this review copy. This is an adult thriller book about a woman that has lost her baby, but then gets told by a stranger that her baby was still alive but stolen. It sounds very exciting and a bit creepy

Review copy provided by Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors. Is it really bad that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this? Review to come (:

Review copy provided by Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors. I’m still very new to the Doctor Who thing, but so far this graphic novel has been quite entertaining

Thanks to the author for providing this review copy. This graphic novel looks amazing aesthetically. I’m still reading it, so more thoughts to come

Review copy provided by Netgalley and Random House. Alex is a boy that can see demons, and his psychiatrist tries to help him. But after a while the psychiatrist starts to think that maybe what Alex is seeing could be real. The Boy Who Could See Demons sounds fascinating, I can’t wait to read it

Review copy provided by Netgalley and Little, Brown and Company. Isn’t this cover lovely? The story reminds me a bit of Legacy of Eden

Review copy provided by Netgalley and B&H Books. This one is about demons and a sleepy town and some fight between good and evil. I hope the author really takes advantage of the setting, Light of the Wicked sounds like it could be a wonderful book

Review copy provided by Netgalley and Egmont USA. Young-adult fantasy! It’s about two rivalling princesses. The reviews of The Rose Throne haven’t been that good, but maybe I will enjoy it more than the other reviewers

So what do you have in your mailbox, on your shelf or to showcase? Leave a comment!

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