Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough
"Heavenly writing, earthy characters, and humor that is wicked as hell.
Heidi is seventeen. Insecure. Unkissed. Unremarkable, she thinks, in
every way but one: She has a guardian angel, Jerome, who whispers in
her ear all day long, amusing her, confusing her, but hardly ever saying
anything that might help her discover who she's meant to be.
Jerome is also seventeen (for the seventeenth year in a row.) There
is only one thing he needs to do to graduate from heaven's soul
rehabilitation program for wayward teenagers: Follow the 10 Commandments
for the Dead, and in doing so, keep Heidi safe. Instead, he
accidentally lets her drown.
Plucked from her body before she ever truly lives, Heidi wants more
than anything to say goodbye to her family and best friend. Jerome,
afraid he's going to be sent to the lowest level of Hell, wants to sneak
her into heaven before he gets caught.
Neither realizes that Heidi has only 24 hours before her soul
dissolves forever. And that might not be enough time for them to figure
out how they were meant to live."
Angels have been done a lot in YA, but this one sounds fresh — less of the typical paranormal bent to it, and more of a humorous angle. And I'm liking the whole 24-hour deadline, which will probably mean some quick pacing and plenty of tension!
Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
observant, Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic country life to
solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes. So when she learns that the
legendary detective might be her biological father, Dora jumps on the
opportunity to travel to London and enlist his help in solving the
mystery of her cousin’s ransomed love letters. But Dora arrives in
London to devastating news: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Her dreams dashed,
Dora is left to rely on her wits—and the assistance of an attractive yet
enigmatic young detective—to save her cousin’s reputation and maybe
even rescue a kidnapped heiress along the way.
Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this gripping novel heralds the
arrival of a fresh new voice in young adult literature."
I love the premise of this one! Sherlock Holmes connection? Check. Victorian atmosphere and intrigue? Check. Hot enigmatic detective? Yep, sounds like a winner!
What books are you waiting for?