Sunday 17 July 2016

Weekly Wrap Up and Stacking the Shelves #29

Weekly Wrap Up...

Sadly I haven't finished anything this week. I have been out most days and I have had a poorly little girl. Also I have started Nevernight which is a huuuuge book. I am hoping to finish that either Monday or Tuesday because there is still lots left. But also I have only 3 days left at work before 6 weeks off. I hope I can manage lots of reading during my time off.

Stacking the Shelves...

I have been so so lucky this week. Two absolutely incredible and extremely beautiful books have arrived at my house this week. The first one being Lament for the Fallen and the second one is Caraval. I couldn't be more happy about either of those and I cant thank the publishers enough! Lament for the Fallen will be out at the end of this month and Caraval early 2017. Let me tell you the future of books looks amazing.

'Father, tell me a story?' asks Isaiah, moments before a strange craft falls from the sky and smashes into the jungle near his isolated West African community. Inside the ruined vessel the villagers find the shattered body of a man. His name is Samara and he is a man unlike any the villagers have seen before - a man who is perhaps something more than human.

With his city home of Achenia hiding in the rubble left by a devastating war, Samara has fallen 35,000 km to earth in order to escape the automated hell of an orbiting prison called Tartarus. As he struggles to heal himself, he helps transform the lives of those who rescued him but in so doing attracts the attention of the brutal warlord who rules over this benighted, ravaged post-21st century land. He is not a man to be crossed, and now he threatens the very existence of the villagers themselves and the one, slim chance Samara has of finding his way home and to the woman - and the world - he loves.

And all the while - in the darkness above - waits the simmering fury that lies at the heart of Tartarus . . .

Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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