As September comes to an end and we look forward to a new month’s worth of books, we here at MP! want to take a moment to mention all the amazing books we didn’t get to talk about much on our Book Channel – cos, honestly, they deserve it.
Written by Decemberist singer-songwriter Colin Meloy and illustrated by the incredibly talented Carson Ellis, the ‘Wildwood Chronicles’ is a series reminiscent of fairy tales and magical stories for children. We even thought of ‘Labyrinth’ with David Bowie – y’know, without the tight trousers and bulge.
The ‘Wildwood Chronicles’ is a book to settle down with, to read slowly with a cup of tea and your good ol’ duvet. Magical, twisted and utterly delightful.
‘My Life Next Door’
We started ‘My Life Next Door’ on a whim, thinking we’d see how the first chapter went. 5 chapters later and it’s safe to say we were completely hooked. Warm and compelling, sweet and honest, Huntley Fiztpatrick has written a book you will carry with you everywhere until you finish it.
WARNING: take care when reading in public. You may find yourself sighing or grinning to yourself like an idiot in crowded places.
Not nice, but deliciously terrible. It’s an uncomfortable read for sure as you become immersed in the lives of two twelve year olds a little too interested in the murders going on around their quiet hometown in Cornwall, but this unique read is one that will haunt you for days after. In a good way, of course.
‘Things We Have In Common’
If you’re into the same strand of creepy as Emerald Fennell’s ‘Monsters’, then perhaps ‘Things We Have In Common’ should be a follow up to that. An eerie story about one girl desperate for a friend – and not for those looking for a cosy read. This book is looking for unwitting victims to drag into its dark narrative.
Our first go at Scott Westerfeld was his amazing series ‘Uglies’. It came out in 2005. It’s now September 2015, and it’s safe to say that within 10 years, Westerfeld has not lost his touch. Writing alongside Morgan Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti, this super team of writers has created ‘Zeroes’ – a fab sci-fi adventure about super powers that doesn’t skip out on the nitty-gritty emotions bit.
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