Sunday, 22 January 2012

Publisher Spotlight: Usborne - January - February 2012

I thought it would be fun to start spotlighting new releases that different publishers have coming up over the next few months for us to look forward to.  I'm constantly looking for new books to add to my wish list and thought it would be a nice way of spreading the bookish love with other bloggers.  I'm not sure how regular the posts will be yet but I have quite a few lined up already and we'll see how things go over the next few months.  So in the spotlight today we have . . .

Today I'm going to talk about a couple of very exciting YA titles that Usborne are publishing soon, these both look like fab reads and I'm looking forward to picking them up.  Check out the Usborne website for more information.

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine was actually released on the 1st of January so if you'd like to read it you can go out and grab your copy today.  I really like the sound of this one, the blurb makes me think of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon not because the stories are the same but because the main characters have a similar way of looking at things.  I loved Curious Incident so Mockingbird has definitely been added to my wish list & I'll be picking up a copy soon.  Visit Kathryn Erskine's website for more information.

11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger’s syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the shower, and her life at school becoming increasingly difficult, it doesn’t seem like things will ever get better again.

A heart-warming story of loss and recovery that won the American National Book Award 2010 – one of the most moving books you’ll ever read.
On the 1st of February you can look forward to the release of Susanne Winnacker's debut novel The Other Life.  I love dystopian stories so am really looking forward to this one! Visit Susanne Winnacker's website for more information.
3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life. 98,409,602 seconds since the heavy, steel door had fallen shut and sealed us off from the world.
Sherry has lived with her family in a sealed bunker since things went wrong up above. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find a world of devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage, mutant killers.

When Sherry's dad is snatched, she joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua - an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers.

But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all?

So what do you think?  Are either of these on your wish list?  If you've already read one / both of them I'd love to know what you thought so leave me a comment with a link to your review/s.


  1. I have a copy of The Other Life and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it.

  2. The Other Life sounds really interesting - I like that the apocalypse was recent rather than it being set generations later!

  3. the othrlife is on my wishlist

  4. @ So Many Books - I've nearly finished reading The Other Life & I'm really enjoying it so it's definitely one I'll be recommending :o)

    @ Mel - it's quite creepy how you can picture the apocalypse actually happening now as you read The Other Life!

    @ roro - I think you'll enjoy The Other Life, I'll be posting my review soon



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