Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life. When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned...
This is the first of my book wins from the lovely Jess & Donna at Book Passion for Life - also fellow UK bloggers! This has been book I've been desperate to read. It sounds like a lovely fun read!
Libertator - Richard Harland
Publisher: UK - Templar
Col and Riff lead the oppressed Filthies to victory, but now the revolution on their mountain-sized juggernaut is falling apart. A saboteur strikes, and suspicion and paranoia reign. Will Riff deny her love and brand Col a traitor? Can anyone stop the extremists taking over? And can they defeat the Imperialist juggernauts massing for war? Liberator picks up the story three months after the revolution. The Filthies have given Worldshaker a new name—it's now Liberator. But the revolution is under threat on all sides: from a secret saboteur on board the juggernaut, from other Imperialist juggernauts that want to crush this liberated society, and from fanatical extremists who want to push the revolution into a new form of tyranny. Col and Riff could stand against the extremists if they could stand together at all. As a member of the old elite, Col is persecuted by Riff's friends and fellow Council members, until she's embarrassed to be seen talking to him.
This was another from Donna & Jess. I have to confess that I haven't heard a lot about this book, but even though this is a second in a series, I do like the sound of this and a quick scan of the first page passes my usual test for readability!
As well as these two books Jess and Donna sent through a selection of lovely swag - I'm especially enamoured of the signed bookmarks from various authors! Have a look at this! :-)
|Lovely New Bookmarks and assorted swag!|
So what have you picked up this week? :)
And stop by this week when I'm having a special week dedicated to Rachel Aaron's The Legend of Eli Monpress week! So spread the word! :-)