Thursday, 23 December 2010

I just got home from work to my shiny new signed copy of Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates. I was lucky enough to win a copy on Goodreads and I must say the cover is beautiful.
Shades of Atlantis

The blurb:

Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn't quite fit Camden, or anywhere else.

Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona's small town. While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous...and deadly.

When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It's there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her - secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well. Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves.

I read the preface and can already tell that I like Carol's style of writing and am really looking forward to reading this one but.....I  have a date tonight with a glass of red and Vampire Diaries season 1 box set to alleviate my Season 2 withdrawal symptoms (what's with these stupid breaks in seasons anyway?), and Christmas Eve is for more wine and wrapping presents. Christmas is obviously a write off with a crazy family and beautiful baby niece to spend time with, so looks like Boxing Day will be spent curled up with my shiny new book and some Alka Seltzer. I'll need it after all that wine....