Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks:
Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill
From Goodreads: "Maria is the younger
daughter of an esteemed family on the island of Murano, the traditional
home for Venetian glassmakers. Though she longs to be a glassblower
herself, glassblowing is not for daughters—that is her brother's work.
Maria has only one duty to perform for her family: before her father
died, he insisted that she be married into the nobility, even though her
older sister, Giovanna, should rightfully have that role. Not only is
Giovanna older, she's prettier, more graceful, and everyone loves her.
would like nothing more than to allow her beautiful sister, who is far
more able and willing to attract a noble husband, to take over this role
for her. But they cannot circumvent their father's wishes. And when a
new young glassblower arrives to help the family business and Maria
finds herself drawn to him, the web of conflicting emotions grows even
Glassblown art is so beautiful so I'm looking forward to finding out more about the craft! Love the sound of the exploration of gender roles in here as well. And the cover is subtly charming without being overpowering like YA covers sometimes are.
Never Enough by Denise Jaden
From Goodreads: "Loann’s always wanted to
be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s
ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever
it takes to feel special…even if that means betraying her sister.
But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that
everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is
all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. As Claire increasingly
withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and
make amends. Can she heal their relationship—and her sister—before it’s
I enjoyed Denise Jaden's debut, Losing Faith, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with her next book. This one also sounds like it delves into a complicated sister relationship (although both sisters are alive here!) and deals with a lot of psychology and interpersonal relations.
What books are you waiting for?