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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The UK Debut Drool List - February 2012

These are the UK debuts I am drooling over this month. So many stunning books.

Title: Hollow Pike
Series: Not confirmed
Author: James Dawson
Publisher: Indigo
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Something wicked this way comes... She thought she'd be safe in the country, but you can't escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she's being paranoid - after all who would want to murder her? She doesn't believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn't believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you're alone in the woods, after dark - and a twig snaps... Hollow Pike - where witchcraft never sleeps.

Fabulous atmospheric book. Read my fan-girl review HERE
Get an extract HERE

Author: Edward Hogan
Publisher: Walker
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Amazon

When Daniel Lever is dragged to Leisure World Holiday Complex for some "time away" with his depressed dad, his expectations are low. Daniel is overweight, he hates sport, and his father has brought along his beloved tomato plant. But soon Daniel spots a girl swimming in the fake lake. Lexi is elegant and smart, but very mysterious. Why are her bruises getting worse each time she and Daniel meet? And is her watch really ticking backwards? A dark figure stalks the pair, and as British summer time approaches, Daniel has to act quickly. Their souls depend on it.

How brilliant does this sound. I have a copy I am very much looking forward to reading.

Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever. 

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

Title: Everneath
Series: Everneath #1
Author: Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's..

I have been lucky enough to read this one and believe me it is fantastic.

Author: Katie Dale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all... Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all...

Watch the Trailer HERE
Read an extract HERE

Series: Under The Never Sky #1
Publisher: Atom
Publication Date: 7 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads



Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers 

Which debuts are you drooling over this month??


  1. I am now drooling over The Catastrophic History of Me and You. Thanks for that Emma.

  2. Everneath and Under the Never Sky were So good! I can't wait the read The Catastrophic History, it sounds really great as well. :)

  3. I can't wait to read all of these, except Everneath which I've already read! I can assure you Emma, it is totally fabulous! And doesn't The Catastrophic History sound amazing?!

  4. some EXCELLENT drool-worthy books there!

  5. They all sound great and I have them on my TBR list. So many great releases each month.

    Safari Poet

  6. I so need to read Hollow Pike. x

  7. February really has spoilt us for awesome debuts hasnt it?! X


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