Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks are, of course, psychology-related to fit with Psychtember!
The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin
"CUT meets HATCHET in this lacerating debut about girls, knives, and redemption.
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches across two
million acres in northern Idaho. In its heart sits the Alice Marshall
School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape their histories and
Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way
possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce native
Idahoan; Jules, who seems too healthy to belong at the school; and Gia
Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls
prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be
chosen as Gia's friend. But everyone has their secrets--their "Things"
they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well.
THE GIRLS OF NO RETURN is a bold and powerful debut."
This one sounds really dark, but I like the idea of setting it at a wilderness camp. I think there's great potential here for both atmosphere and emotional resonance.
Life Is But a Dream by Brian James
"Alec and Sabrina are crazy in love. Problem is: Sabrina’s really crazy.
Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents
check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is
convinced it's the world that's crazy, not the two of them. They are
meant to be together; they are special. But when Alec starts to convince
Sabrina that her treatment will wipe out everything that makes her
creative, she worries that she'll lose hold of her dreams and herself.
Should she listen to her doctor? Her decision may have fatal
Schizophrenia isn't tackled that often in YA novels, so I'm interested to see how it's handled in this one, particularly since there's a romantic element as well. Also, I love this cover. The use of the white space coupled with the child-like figure at the bottom and the leaves falling...beautiful.
What books are you waiting for?