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Friday, 16 December 2011

Spotlight: 2011 Debuts I would like to see in the UK - Part 1


So I have been putting together my OCD reading lists and wish-lists for next year and thought I would do a catch-up post for the 2011 debuts that have yet to be published in the UK that I am drooling over.

This might be a long post [ : D ] If it gets too long I will split it.

All publication details are for the US.

Title: Shatter Me
Series: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 15 Nov 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


Title: Hourglass
Series: Hourglass
Author: Myra McEntire
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: 14 June 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads

One hour to rewrite the past . . . 

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

I am seriously bemused as to why this hasn't been picked up in the UK. You know it has even been optioned for a movie yet still not published in the UK. I WANT IT.

Author: Mary Lindsay
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: 8 Dec 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads

A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

Cover love and the story sounds amazing.


  1. I want to read Shatter Me so badly - it better make it over here!

  2. Hope these come over here asap x

  3. I Need hourglass, it sounds incredible! I hope it does come over here!


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