January 23, 2013
Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
My WoW picks this week are:
Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
"Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome.""
...does that not sound creepy and disturbing or what?! Between the psychology involved in an abusive relationship and the mystery aspect, it looks like it could be quite a gripping read.
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
"The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).
Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.
As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds -- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses..."
I am a big fan of Jaclyn Moriarty — her books Feeling Sorry for Celia and The Year of Secret Assignments are some of my favourite contemporary YA. And although I haven't been reading many reviews of this one as I don't want to get spoiled, generally everything I've been seeing has been really positive! This book's already out in Australia and I'm so looking forward to when it's published in April in North America.
What books are you waiting for?