Friday, 18 March 2016

I want to read that...

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexandra

From Goodreads: One minute Eddie was there. And the next he was gone.

Five years on, and it’s Elsie who’s lost. All she knows is the pain she feels. Pain that her twin Eddie’s body has never been found after that day on the beach.

Then she meets Tay; confident, cool and addicted to free-diving. He says it’s too dangerous for her to join; it’s too dark, too scary, too deep. But what does he know?

He doesn’t know that being underwater is the only time Elsie doesn’t ache for her brother. That diving gives her flashbacks. And that uncovering the secrets of that day is the only way for Elsie to start breathing again.

This sounds soooooo good! I want to read it right now! Luckily I don't have too long a wait - it is published 1st Arpil by Usborne (UK) and 26th April (in the US)

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

From Goodreads: Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won’t be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it’s all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy.

I have been super excited about this book - I really liked the idea of a teen Lois Lane! And I did enjoy it overall.

I loved the setting and the characters - especially Lois. I thought the world was really set up in this and while I wasn't the biggest fan of the whole gaming side of the story (I think this is more personal taste as I'm not that interested in gaming or virtual worlds) I did like the way it enabled Lois to connect with 'SmallvilleGuy' - and I'm assuming it will continue to do so in future books. I really liked that dynamic - having him be a part of the whole but making sure this felt like Lois' story.

As I said - overall I really liked this one and will definitely be picking up the next book in the series. I am very interested in seeing how this series progresses!

Looking forward to book 2!


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