Delivered No.1

It’s been a little quiet here at Literature for Lads lately and we can only apologise for failing to give you your regular fix of reviews and interviews. However we are back, with a new feature, and hopefully we won’t be posted missing again anytime soon!

Delivered will allow us to share with you the books that publishers and others have kindly sent to us for review over the last little while. When I started the blog I didn’t think for one second that we would be invited to review books by publishers but over the last few months there has been a steady stream of books popping through our letterbox.

It seems only fair to share these with you – and give you a sneak preview of the reviews that will be coming up on the blog in the near future! If you have already read any of these books it would be great to hear what you thought of them so please do post a comment.

First of all thank you to Catherine Alport and the team at Scholastic for sending copies of Goblins by Philip Reeve and The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson.  Both of these look great!

Nina Douglas and the team at Orion Books were kind enough to send a copy of An Act of Love by Alan Gibbons and also a signed(!) copy of Hollow Pike by James Dawson.  We were so chuffed to receive a copy of Hollow Pike as we have heard such good things about this – and to get a signed copy was just awesome!

Next up Caitlin at Unbound gave us a copy of the 1st two books in the Hattori Hachi series by Jane Prowse. We are looking forward to reading these twoadventure stories.

Our next book didn’t come from a publisher but from the author himself.  Phil Earle kindly gave us a signed copy of his new novel Saving Daisy.  This is another book that we have heard great things about so can’t wait to read it.

Finally thanks to Random House for a copy of Radio 2 DJ’s Simon Mayo’s first novel Itch.  Itch doesn’t sound like your stereotypical superhero so it will be interesting to get to grips with him in this novel.