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Ok. Seems like forever since I've done one of these. Safe to say I've had a pretty busy few weeks. I've been to three bookish events. The first was a YA Crime Fiction Panel with Chris Ould, Gregg Olsen and Niall Leonard. It was so great to meet Chris and Niall, and so brilliant to see Gregg again - he's the nicest person ever! It was so great to haer them all talk about crime books - one of my fave genres! - and about how it's wriggling its way into YA lit! Yay!! :D
Then it was onto Michelle Paver's launch party for her new book Gods and Warriors. Formore info on that, you can check my post on the Spinebreakers site!
Finally, I attended the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and Young Critics Award. What a mouthfull! I've been part of The Guardian's online Children's Books site for a little bit now, and was lucky enough to be able to attend the awards as a reporter. Check out my blog post on The Guardian Children's Books! :)
I also got some great books for review, as well as, uh, buying quite a few. I blame the Crime Fiction Panel for being in a Foyles - correction, the huge blinking Foyles in London: my favourite shop ever. What do you expect a girl to do?! And since I was in a crime mood, I couldn't help stopping by the crime section! ;)
Any way, this is what I got...
I've been eying this one up for a while so I was so excited to get it!
The Designated Ugly Fat Friend
I've heard good things about this one so I'm super excited to read it!
Another Glamorous Love Story From the Author of Jessie Hearts NYC
I loved Jessie Hearts NYC so I can't wait to get stuck into this!
Your Sister Is Dead.
Your Family's Falling Apart.
How Do You Remember Who You Are?
This one just looks amazing: and I've heard SO many good things about it!
This is AMAZING!! I'm desperate for the next book in the series!!
You're Only A Moment From Death
Another copy, gotta love it! ;)
This, from what I read, is hilarious! Can't wait!
What Happens If The Person You Love
Is The One Who Must Betray You
O.M.G. This book is AMAZING!! I LOVE it!! So, so, so amazingly, insanely good! I NEED the sequel!! :D
It's Not The Ghosts You Need To Worry About...
This looks awesome - so wonderfully spooky!
Gotta love witchy books!! :D
Two Teenagers Fight The Biggest Battle Of All...
Reading this at the moment: so, so amazing. I have a feeling it's also going to be heartbreaking...
From YA Crime Panel (Well, they got signed):
Brilliant, brilliant book. Loved it!
Amazing, amazing, amazing book! Can't wait for Book Three!!
From Gods and Warriors Launch Party:
Gods and Warriors Poster
3x Gods and Warriors Bookmarks
From The Guardian's Children Books Awards:
Loved this book so, so much! Plus love the cover: the white bits above the heart look like two faces: cool or what?! Check it out: here!
This looks very different and beautiful: the pictures are amazing. I can't wait!
I remember reading this to my brother (I think): it's the sweetest book. I'm going to give it to my little cousin to enjoy! :)
This is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize! It's amazing, obviously! :D
Welcome To The World's Deadliest Town...
This is apparently brilliant, according to one of the Young Critics, and I can't wait to read it!
I've always loved Roddy Doyle so I can't wait to read this!
Can't wait to read this!!
I absolutely adore this cover!!! It's so, so amazing and original!! :D The book sounds great too!! ;)
Guardian Bag and Bookmark
Does This Girl Look Like A Murderer To You?
I've always loved Patterson and cannot WAIT to read this!! :D
You Can't Run From The Truth
After reading Fated, I just had to read this! Can't wait!!!
Be Hunted, Or Become The Hunter
I loved The Repossession and couldn't wait to read this one! :D
And Girl Creates Boy
This just called to me - it was impossible to resist for some reason!
This looks so horrible and so amazing! Can't wait to read it!
The New Sherlock Holmes Novel
Love Holmes. Love Horowitz. Enough said.
Chris Ould kept on mentioning Raymond Chandler. What can I say. I was curious. :)
Well that's me. I really must do these more often. And, y'know, on time. Ah well.
How you're all great and having a great Fireworks Night! :D