Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
My WoW picks this week are:
The Fall by Claire Merle
"London, in the not-so-distant future. Society has been divided into Pures and Crazies according to the results of a DNA test.
seventeen-year-old Ana, whose father invented the Pure test, has
uncovered a recording with dangerous evidence that the tests are fake.
Ana has escaped her father and made it to the Enlightenment Project - a
secluded protest group living on the outskirts of the City.
in the arms of Cole nothing is simple. Some in the Project believe her
presence jeopardises their safety, others interpret her coming as part
of their prophetic Writings. When the recording Ana stole goes viral,
the Project comes under attack. Now Ana's father isn't the only one
looking for her. She's come to the attention of Alexandria Knight, the
Chairman of the Board - a powerful woman with a sinister plan. Ana must
take greater risks than ever to unravel the truth and discover the
secrets that lie beneath the Pure test. But unlike her father, the
Chairman doesn't want her safely home. She wants Ana's spirit crushed,
permanently. And she will destroy everyone Ana cares about to do it."
Although I had some issues with the first in the series, The Glimpse (you can read my review here), it's a neat premise and I'm looking forward to seeing it explored further in The Fall. (Interested to meet this new character, Chairman Alexandria Knight, too!)
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale
"Evie's shattered ribs
have been a secret for the last four years. Now she has found the
strength to tell her adoptive parents, and the physical traces of her
past are fixed - the only remaining signs a scar on her side and a
fragment of bone taken home from the hospital, which her uncle Ben helps
her to carve into a dragon as a sign of her strength.
ivory talisman begins to come to life at night, offering wisdom and
encouragement in roaming dreams of smoke and moonlight that come to feel
ever more real.
As Evie grows stronger there remains one problem
her new parents can't fix for her: a revenge that must be taken. And it
seems that the Dragon is the one to take it.
unsettling novel is told from the viewpoint of a fourteen-year-old girl
damaged by a past she can't talk about, in a hypnotic narrative that,
while giving increasing insight, also becomes increasingly unreliable.
blend of psychological thriller and fairytale, The Bone Dragon explores
the fragile boundaries between real life and fantasy, and the darkest
corners of the human mind."
Well, you know me, I am all about psychology and I am also all about fairy tales... so this one definitely caught my eye. I am admittedly not the biggest fan of unreliable narrators, but the technique can work in the right context and given that this one involves psychology, I have the feeling it'll be used well here. *crosses fingers* Also, very cool, artsy cover!