Monday, 24 May 2010

In My Mailbox (54)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

It's been a while since I last had an IMM post. Finally, my mailbox isn't empty anymore ^^

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta.

Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling, much-loved book Saving Francesca - only this time it's five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world. But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death. And in a year when everything's broken, Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.

The Lonely Heart's Club by Elizabeth Eulberg.

Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .

Melina Marchetta is my number one favorite author so I'm really excited to read this book. I'm sure her awesome writing won't disappoint me. The Lonely Hearts Club looks so good I couldn't help but request for it. I have read lots of mixed reviews on this one, but I hope I end up liking it anyway.

Thanks Erin from Penguin Aus for all the books : )