So I'm actually in the middle of doing a uni assignment and for said assignment, I was going through newspapers, mostly the West Australian, from the past couple of weeks to find relative articles. I was looking through a newspaper from the 24th April and came across the book section and decided to have a squiz, not expecting to see any books that would capture my interest... Then I discover Shirley Marr's newest book, Preloved, has been featured! Now, I'm kinda, sorta in love with Shirley you see. Although I'm not sure if she's aware of this :S We live in the same city, she is super dooper friendly and I'm in love with her novel, Fury! (Which you can read my gushing review for here). So of course I'm excited to get my hands on Preloved!
"Amy Lee has got problems. She plays second fiddle to her impossibly beautiful best friend Rebecca, doesn't fit in at school and can recite the ghost warnings her Chinese mother has filled her head with since birth. So when Logan appears out of a trashy 1980's locket, Amy finally has someone who is hers - or does she? Marr is a witty, inventive writer and Preloved is full of warmth, humour and retro supernatural. Will appeal to girls who love Twilight - and especially to those who don't."
No author, published in The West Australian, 24th April 2012.
Okay, my favourite part of that review? THE LAST SENTENCE. Oh my god. I want to meet whoever wrote this review and give them a high five. That sentence is basically the reason I'm writing a blog post about this (apart from the fact that I just got excited about this being in the West). Well, that's all I wanted to tell you :) and I should probably get back to finding suitable news articles (yayyy...).
Preloved was released on April 1st (I would've gotten it but the book-buying ban prevented that... Not anymore *cackles*) and can be purchased online from:
The Book Depository - Free shipping worldwide (Currently unavailable at this time)
The Nile - Free shipping for us Aussies :)
Fishpond - Also Free shipping for us Aussies (we're so lucky!)
So, ahem. I'm going to go finish up this assignment (and just quietly, order Preloved). <3