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[REVIEW] Devoured – Amanda Marrone

Amanda Marrone
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 22nd September 2009; AU: 1st November 2009)
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Megan Sones originally applies for a job to keep an eye on her boyfriend and his clingy best friend, but then she meets someone else who can see and interact with Megan’s twin Remy – who died aged seven. Meanwhile, there’s something very disturbing about the family that owns and manages the amusement park.

This stand-alone novel works a treat. The blend of Brothers Grimm, Gossip Girl, and V. C. Andrews creates a shadowy atmosphere with genuinely creepy moments and some truly effed-up characters. Land of Enchantment is suitably spooky with its over-the-top cheese and vicious underbelly. A definite page-turner!

Library Loot

This meme thing is from Marg at Reading Adventures.

Rarely go to the library nowadays, but since since I binge-reserved a stack of books recently, I collected five on Monday. And have been reading them, and thus spending less time reading blogs and Twitter feeds.

1. Amanda Marrone’s Devoured: Finished, and I loved it. Will review sometime later.

2. Jessica Verday’s The Hollow: Currently reading. Almost 100 pages in, and it’s been a bit slow thus far. When a book is over 500 pages long, it better be that long for a bloody good reason. I shall persevere…

After this I shall be reading:

-Justine Larbalestier’s Liar
-Cheyenne McCray’s Demons Not Included

November 2009 Releases

Done with October 2009 Releases? Time for November 2009 Releases. And to see further into the future, check the freshly updated Reading Wishlist.

The following US/UK/CA/AU books will be released in November 2009. Release dates are subject to change, so it’s not my fault if I’m wrong πŸ˜‰ Also, not EVERY November book is listed – just the ones I’ve both heard of AND are interested in. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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September 2009 Releases

Done buying August 2009 Releases? Now time for September 2009 Releases. As always, I got my info from Amazon, publishers’ websites and authors’ websites, so if I’m wrong…blame them, not me πŸ˜‰ If you know of more September releases that aren’t here, it’s either because I don’t know of their existence, or I’m not interested. I play favourites, and there’s no shame in that πŸ˜‰

If you’re reading this in a feed, behind the cut you shall find my monthly summary. If you’re looking for stuff further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

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[COVER ART] Devoured – Amanda Marrone; Laurell K. Hamilton’s Next Merry Gentry Title

[REDACTED: Sorry, kids. Cover wasn’t supposed to be revealed yet.] Amanda Marrone’s Devoured. Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Okay, so Amazon told us earlier that Laurell K. Hamilton’s next Merry Gentry novel would be entitled Sins of the Flesh, and it still says that on Amazons UK and CA. However, Amazon US is now listing it as Divine Misdemeanors. And if that’s the title worldwide, the spelling may be altered to Divine Misdemeanours in the Commonwealth countries. Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)