It's that time of year again when ARCs, for next year, come through the door. I probably won't get round to reading all of them so I thought it could be fun to pick some out (here and there) and see if they catch your eye.
If you're a blogger then you're probably like me and keeping at least half an eye open on what Strange Chemistry is up to. Most book bloggers secretly (or not so secretly) aspire to some kind of life in publishing and it doesn't get a lot bigger than being a blogger and scoring your own imprint. That's exactly what Amanda Rutter did and Strange Chemistry has been making a YA name for itself ever since. 'The Holders' will be released in March next year, check it out...
17-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brother –
from their father leaving and from the people who say the voices in his
head are unnatural. When two strangers appear with apparent answers to
Ryland’s “problem” and details about a school in Ireland where Ryland
will not only fit in, but prosper, Becca is up in arms.
She reluctantly agrees to join Ryland on his journey and what they
find at St. Brigid’s is a world beyond their imagination. Little by
little they piece find out information about their family’s heritage and
the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they’ve
been waiting for—but, they are all, especially Becca, in for a surprise
that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their
Uninspiring cover but a blurb that's intriguing, that'll do me :o) I can see myself reading 'The Holders' a little closer to the release date (loads of other books that I want to read first) but... yep, I'll be picking this one up. How about you?