Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
"In a desert land where
serpents made of unbreakable glass fly through the sky and wolves made
of only sand hunt within storms, Liyana is destined to be a vessel, to
sacrifice herself so that her clan's goddess can inhabit her body... but
her goddess never comes."
Well, not a *lot* in terms of description, but what there is sounds really different. Serpents of glass and wolves of sand? And why does her goddess not show up? And the cover is so rich and just jumps out at you (plus yay for no whitewashing!)
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
"A lyrical and romantic reimaging of The Ugly Duckling for teens.
Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows,
beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the
infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that
this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into
chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more
rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a
dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter – and instead
she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her
a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of
Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical
skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around
I don't think I've ever read a YA retelling of The Ugly Duckling, so that's new! Plus, um, did someone say CHOCOLATE? *salivates* I can tell this book is going to make me SO HUNGRY.
What books are you waiting for?