King Crow by Michael Stewart: I was in my local Waterstones after work a few Saturday’s ago and the author Michael Stewart was there doing a signing, it looked really good so I came home with a copy!
Paul Cooper is an outsider. When he looks at people he wonders what bird they are. He finds making friends difficult especially when he has to move from school to school, so he obsesses about ornithology until he meets Ashley. Ashley is everything Cooper isn’t, he’s tough and good looking, with so much street cred he can divvy up some for Paul as well. When they get into trouble with a local gang, they steal a car and head for the Lakes – Ashley because he thinks he may have killed somebody, and Cooper because he wants to see ravens. Their flight is hectic and intense, and they find refuge for a time in Helvellyn, but things are falling apart and soon their road trip makes national headlines … for all the wrong reasons.
The Atomic Weight of Secrets by Eden Unger Bowditch: The ever lovely people at Bancroft offered me this one for review.
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deustch: Vasily at 1330v gets a bad bloggers point for this one, for this fantastic review that had me ordering the book almost as soon as I finished commenting on her post!
My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher: This post by Liz at My Favourite Books about this one, had me knowing I had to read this one, and then when I spotted a signed edition in my local store, what was I supposed to do? (Bad Blogger’s point to Liz)
20 Years Later by EJ Newman: I had the pleasure of interviewing Emma Newman last February, and her first novel 20 Years Later is due to be released later this year. The publisher DystopiaPress were kind enough to send me a copy all the way across the pond.
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren, which highlights books that have been received during the previous week.