I don’t get to pre-order books very often simply because I move so much. This year, I was rather disheartened because C. G. Drews’ latest book, The Boy Who Steals Houses, was coming out and I knew I wouldn’t be able to preorder it. Stupid travel. Until I was talking with a fellow fan of Drews’ work who offered to hold onto the book for me. (Thanks, Sarah!) I think she just wants to read my hard copy, but hey, I offered to let her do so.
What’s so exciting about TBWSH, you may be asking?
Here’s a quick breakdown of a few things I’m looking forward to.
A Thousand Perfect Notes was Amazing
I’ve had a lot of fun reading Drews’ blog, Paper Fury, but I had even more fun reading her debut, A Thousand Perfect Notes (see book review). Not only is the cover gorgeous, but my copy also smelled like fruit. Suffice to say, I’m excited about her latest story and want to support her as a book blogger.
Synopsis—from the Book Itself!
Can two broken boys find their perfect home?
Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing - each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie.
But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.
(Ooooh, the drama!)
About the Author
C.G. Drews lives in Australia with her dog, a piano, and the goal of reading every book in existence. Consequently, her brain has overflowed with words and she spends her days writing novel after novel. She blogs at Paper Fury, never sleeps and believes in cake for breakfast.
You can buy a copy of The Boy Who Steals Houses on Amazon, Waterstones, The Book Depository, and Wordery. I use Book Depository, even though their shipping is slow as Entish. Seriously. I pre-ordered a copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes, which was released last June. Then in September, I ordered three more books from Barnes & Noble and they still came first! That’s what you get when shipping is free.
So there you have it!
I haven’t actually read my copy yet, because it’s still in the snail mail, but I plan on posting a review on Goodreads once I’ve read it. Thanks to Aussie YA Bloggers for the promo material. Before you go, don’t forget to enter the lovely giveaway for a chance to win your own signed copy!
Now I’m off on a blogging hiatus. Happy Easter, everybody. See you in May!
Let’s chat! Have you read any of Drews’ work yet? Do you like pre-ordering books? Who are some authors whose work you will always read?