Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Books to Watch (8/26/13)


It seems it has been a few months since I've done on of these. No time like the present!

Time to spotlight some books and hopefully add them to your ever growing TBR pile. 
So, sit back and relax, while I share with you some books that I am loving/pining for and think you should too. 

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This edition is dedicated to Middle Grade books.


OUT NOW


Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth Davis has been told for her entire life that her destiny is to become a poet, just like her famous namesake, Emily Dickinson. But Emily doesn’t even really like poetry, and she has a secret career ambition that she suspects her English-professor mother will frown on. Then a seeming tragedy strikes: just after discovering that it contains an important family secret, she accidentally loses the special copy of Emily Dickinson’s poetry that was given to her at birth. As Emily and her friends search for the lost book in used bookstores and thrift shops all across town, Emily’s understanding of destiny begins to unravel and then rewrite itself in a marvelous new way.

In her third novel, Kathryn Fitzmaurice again weaves a richly textured and delightful story about unexpected connections, about the ways that friends can help us see ourselves for who we truly are, and about the most perfect kinds of happy endings: those that happen just on time.

If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I'm a huge fan of quirky main characters! That's honestly the best part of Destiny, Rewritten. Emily Elizabeth Davis and her friends are so much fun to follow through this adventure. What would you do if your whole life was planned out for you, based on your name? Emily's story blew me away. I hope it does for you too!

You can find my review here!


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COMING SOON


What happens when you can't do the one thing that matters most? Twelve-year-old Hope Toriella lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb's Breath—the deadly band of compressed air that covers the crater left by the bombs—than fail at yet another invention. When bandits discover that White Rock has priceless antibiotics, they invade. With a two-day deadline to finish making this year's batch and no ingredients to make more, the town is left to choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from the disease that's run rampant since the bombs, or die fighting the bandits now. Help lies in a neighboring town, but the bandits count everyone fourteen and older each hour. Hope and her friends—Aaron and Brock—might be the only ones who can escape to make the dangerous trek through the Bomb's Breath and over the snow-covered mountain. Inventing won't help her make it through alive, but with Aaron and Brock's help, the daring and recklessness that usually gets her into trouble might just save them all.

I was hooked as soon as I saw the cover for Sky Jumpers, but then I read the synopsis and fell even more in love! Action and adventure are huge parts of what make Middle Grade fiction for me. I can't wait to dive into a world where a twelve-year-old is so important to everyone around her. This sounds amazing!

This book release September 24, 2013.


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So there you have it!

Hopefully you've added some new books to your TBR. Happy reading!


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