Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks:
Lie by Caroline Bock
"A gripping and incredibly important story about a tight-knit town torn apart by a vicious hate crime.
Everybody knows, nobody’s talking… Seventeen year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend Jimmy stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she's the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she's seen, but how long can she keep it up? Jimmy was her savior. When her mother died, he was the only person who made her feel safe, protected from the world. But when she begins to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim's brother, steps up to demand justice, she starts to have second thoughts about protecting him. Jimmy's accomplice, Sean, is facing his own moral quandary. He's out on bail and has been offered a plea in exchange for testifying against Jimmy. Sean must decide whether or not to turn on his friend in order to save himself. But most importantly, both must figure out why they followed someone like Jimmy—someone who bullied people and advocated violence against others—in the first place."
This one sounds really intense, with some major morality issues and complex characters. The cover is simple but I think it works to convey the dark tone, and the font is eye-catching.
And now for something completely different...
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
"My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died..."
This one sounds kind of like a cross between Hex Hall and The Grimm Legacy! Murder, magical artifacts, hot Spartan guys...how can you go wrong? Love that the "t" in Frost is made with a sword :D
What books are you waiting on?