Sometimes random book post can turn up something exciting. The String Diaries turned up literally tied up in string and with a passionate message from the editor. It's been billed as for fans of The Historian (like) and A Discovery of Witches (like) so I'm really looking forward to this one. If You Find Me is a literary YA debut which also comes with plenty of heart-felt endorsements from the Orion team.
On the book buying front; one was for book group (and I really need to make myself read it today as meeting is tomorrow) and the other is a series book. So both perfectly justifiable. No random purchases here, go me!
The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones (Headline)
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (Indigo)
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
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