Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The Sweetness of Salt
by Cecilia Galante
Julia just graduated as her high school valedictorian, has a full ride to college in the fall and a coveted summer internship clerking for a federal judge. But when her older sister, Sophie, shows up at the graduation determined to reveal some long buried secrets, Julia's carefully constructed plans come to a halt. Instead of the summer she had painstakingly laid out, Julia follows Sophie back to Vermont, where Sophie is opening a bakery - and struggling with some secrets of her own. What follows is a summer of revelations - some heartwarming, some heartbreaking, and all slowly pointing Julia toward a new understanding of both herself and of the sister she never really knew.
Reasons I want to read this:
1. I love the cover - its images and color combinations, especially the way the text is laid out
2. I enjoy stories like this: ones in which a family is shaken up by secrets
3. I'm in the mood for contemporary fiction
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Fledgling: Jason Steed by Mark A. Cooper
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
by Cat Clarke
Grace meets enigmatic Ethan the night she's planning to kill herself. The next morning she wakes up in a strange room with a table, chair, pens and paper. There's nothing to do but write, and as she writes, Grace remembers the things she's tried so hard to forget.
The hazy memories lead Grace into a dark place where friendship, heartbreak and betrayal tangle together...
Reason I want to read this:
1. The premise makes it seem as though this will be a deep, well-thought out novel.
2. Why is she in that room? And why do her, well, captors want her to write? I must find out!
3. The combination of colors on the cover is gorgeous.
4. Unfortunately, this is releasing in the UK, not the US.
ps. Sorry for my absence. I haven't been in a blogging mood lately.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
(PB/August 2010 in Australia/Pan Macmillan Australia)
It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about.
His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere.
Ed, the last guy she wants to see at the moment, says he knows where to find him. He takes Lucy on an all-night search to places where Shadow’s thoughts about heartbreak and escape echo around the city walls.
But the one thing Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.
Cath was kind enough to send me a copy of this after I loved her previous book, A Little Wanting Song, so much!
Friday, August 6, 2010
...And some nummy cupcakes. Hope to see you this time next year!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The Twin's Daughter
by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day... a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy's own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy's mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known. And the transformation in Aunt Helen is indeed remarkable. But when Helen begins to imitate her sister in every way, even Lucy isn't sure at times which twin is which. Can Helen really be trusted, or does her sweet face mask a chilling agenda?
Reasons I want to read this:
1. What a concept!
2. It vaguely reminds me of The Prophecy of the Sisters which I really enjoyed.
3. I like the cover - how there's two obvious images and how they create an image in their void
The three lucky winners of Lost For Words are: