So, review copies first. I was having a poke around on Netgalley the other day and two titles caught my eye. They are:
When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid
Changers Book One: Drew by Allison Glock-Cooper
So I did the requesty thing and woo hoo! Little Brown have sent them to me. Thanks so much! Both of these books are already out in the US, but they're both due for publication here in the UK this year and they both look pretty interesting. When Everything Feels Like The Movies takes a high school and kind of transposes the characters into a sort of movie set by the look of it. I think. The blurb is a bit ambiguous, but it sounds really original and cool so I'm excited to give it a go.
Changers is a body-swapping book and while this has been done lots of times before in movies and books, I still really enjoy this kind of story, even the one with Zac Efron (because, hello? Zac Efron?). Plus, this book is a boy-to-girl body swap, which offers unlimited comedy opportunities ("Oh my god, I've got BOOBS!").
So my local library (and in fact Essex Libraries in general) are complete stars. I sometimes think I'm the only person who uses the online reservation system, because two days ago I ordered Winter by Melissa Meyer. Only just released, I'd have thought I'd be waiting about three months for a copy, but it came in today. It's waiting for me to pick up. Two days. I'm leery of telling people I know about this service, because I don't want an influx of the hoi-palloi to dilute the service, but I still think they deserve a big shout out. Two days!
Along with Winter (two days!), I've also got Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern, Audrey,Wait! by Robin Benway and Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes waiting for me. Essex Libraries for the win.
And lastly, I've got my massive Amazon voucher to spend. Bwah hah hah! Okay, so I do a slightly obsessive thing with my TBR list, in that I keep it on Amazon instead of Goodreads (I'm a Kindle girl). I've currently got about two hundred titles on it and I check it every day to see if any of the books on it are on a 99p deal. If they are, I snap them up. I got The Giver by Lois Lowry for 99p the other day, a book I've been meaning to read for god-knows how long, but didn't really want to spend a whole fiver on it. By my calculations, my £65 voucher should buy me 65.66 books.
If you have any comments about the books I have lined up, I'd love to hear them!