Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks:
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
"Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming
Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that’s just fine by her. She’s got her friends— the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She’s got her art— and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it’s hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they’re dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?"
This one looks really cute. Perhaps a bit fluffier than I normally read, and the crush-on-the-popular-guy has been done many times before, but hey, there's a comparison to Anna & the French Kiss (which I really enjoyed). Also, I'm hoping the art angle will make it a bit different from books with similar storylines.
And now for something completely different...
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
"It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.
And then you're dead.
When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.
Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.
Because how will she go on if there isn't?
Megan Crewe crafts a powerful and gripping exploration of self-preservation, first love, and hope. Poignant and dizzying, this heart-wrenching story of one girl’s bravery and unbeatable spirit will leave readers fervently awaiting the next book in this standout new series."
We've seen a lot of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books recently, but not too many dealing with disease/pandemics. I like the premise of the island being quarantined and the villain being something you can't easily fight. Plus the cover is cool, love the falling font.
What books are you waiting for?