Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
It's been over a month since I've done this meme and I'm excited to be joining in again! This week's picks have a fairy tale theme, as you can see...
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
"Between the Lines is a
clever, funny, romantic teen novel about a fairy tale prince who wants
to break free of the constraints of his storybook existence, and the
girl who falls in love with him.
In this story-within-a-story, Delilah, a loner who feels happiest
with her head in a book, is obsessed with a fairy tale about Prince
Oliver at her library. And then one day, Oliver actually speaks to her.
It turns out that Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince
and is in fact a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary
Once Delilah and Oliver connect, she decides to help him break out
of the book and they begin to fall head over heels for each other."
This sounds really different from Jodi Picoult's usual fare! I'm interested to see how well she can do a lighter YA story, especially one with some fantastical elements, and how well the co-authoring with her daughter works. But the premise sounds like a lot of fun!
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Description from the author's website:
"True love’s kiss just may prove deadly....
Mirabelle’s past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents’ tragic deaths to her guardians’
half-truths about why she can’t return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town,
Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.
In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples,
the obnoxious playboy who’s a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for
damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are
played out again and again.
But fairy tales aren’t pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mira has
a role to play, a fairy-tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate,
Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy-tale curses of their own ... brothers who share
a dark secret. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns."
Wow, the cover of this one is striking! It has more of an adult vibe than YA to me, but it's very effective. Love the thorns/vines with the title font. And plus the premise sounds a bit like the TV show Once Upon A Time, which I've been enjoying (anybody else watch that one? And if you do, can you explain WHY they killed off an important character recently? *is still mad*). I'm a sucker for books involving fairy tales so I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one!
What books are you waiting for?