Like you could have read in my post on “10 cozy winter reads” last Monday, I’m planning to read a lot of wintery books in December. And because I didn’t own some of the books on that list, I had to buy them! Also listed in this book haul are some other books I got from publishers or as part of a rep package. Enjoy!
Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne
When one of their friends mysteriously disappears, a group of teens are forced to confront the challenges and secrets of their lives in this edgy and suspenseful coming-of-age tale from international supermodel, actress, and social media darling Cara Delevingne.
Among the students of Thames Comprehensive, Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits—outsiders who have found a safe haven in music and their band, Mirror, Mirror. For these sixteen year olds, fitting in at school is nearly as difficult as navigating their complicated home lives. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father who’s never around. Leo’s brother is in prison. Rose uses sex and alcohol to numb the pain of a brutal attack. Naomi’s punk rock princess persona gives her the freedom to be her true self.
When Naomi mysteriously vanishes and then is found unconscious, her friends are shaken and confused. Could it have been an accident—or did someone deliberately try to hurt Naomi? If she was in trouble, why didn’t she turn to them? How well do they really know their bandmate—and each other? If Naomi wakes up from her coma, will she ever be the same?
To understand what happened to Naomi, Red, Leo, and Rose must ultimately face their own dark secrets and fears, and reconcile the difference between what they feel inside and what they show to the world.
Cara Delevingne reveals another facet of her amazing talent with this powerful novel about identity, sexuality, gender, emotional pain, the complicated world of social media, and the dangerous weight of appearances that are not what they seem.
HarperCollins Holland was so kind to send me a package full of confetti, a button, a mirror and of course the book written by Cara Delevingne! Where I’m normally more into adult horror, I’m really curious about this YA novel! It definitely sounds thrilling and reminds me somewhat of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher … which I LOVED!
The rest of my new books were already included in my post on “10 cozy winter reads” so be sure to check that post if you’re interested in the blurbs!
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Thin Air by Michelle Paver
[I got this one as part of my rep package from The Book Matchmaker, and I wrote a post on my experience with this small business last Friday. Be sure to check that one out!]