Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks:
Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
"Mysterious doors with
lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet.
Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one
where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark
magic rituals. The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in
her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school
where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new
country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life
that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv
could never resist a good mystery. . . ."
I found Gier's time-travel trilogy pretty entertaining, so I'm interested in seeing what she does with this next YA series of hers. I'm not crazy about the cover, though — it's too "bubble-gum" frothy for my tastes. Also, fingers crossed that the premise of Liv seeing these boys in her dream is executed in a fresh way...I'm always a bit leery of the whole dream-connects-to-reality trope.
I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore
"The book is about a
girl named Vivian who was raised with one goal: to exact vengeance on
the man who broke her mother’s heart two decades earlier. Enrolled at an
English boarding school, Vivian targets an innocent senior named Ben as
part of the revenge plot. But, as the plan is set into motion, Vivian 'starts to uncover secrets so dark and deadly that they threaten to
unravel the very being that Mother worked so hard to create.'"
Ohhhh, the premise of this one sounds dark and twisty! Which is even better when it's paired with an English boarding school setting. Also, is it just me, or does the mom sound kinda creepy?
What books are you waiting for?