There’s nothing more exciting than receiving a book through the post. Here’s a roundup of the bookmail I recieved in January.
These were both giveaway wins! Thanks to Emma (Howling Reviews) and L.D. Lapinski respectively for introducing me to these exciting and interesting books.
- The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (signed)
- Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
1. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (signed)
Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumour that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.
2. Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out. Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest find the truth she must travel into the terrifying Underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family – before it’s too late…
Have you guys read either of these books? Recieved any interesting bookmail lately? Let me know in the comments!
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