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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Thanks to Eric at Quirk Books!
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins!
Coming September 6, 2011!
Sixteen-year-old Laurel’s world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new world in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all, there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel’s life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss, a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways.
Fans of emotionally true and heartfelt novels, such as Lauren Oliver’s BEFORE I FALL and IF I STAY by Gayle Forman, will fall in love with Jennifer Castle’s incandescent debut novel…a heart wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.
Nocturne by Christine Johnson
Thanks to Simon and Schuster!
Coming August 23, 2011!
Claire couldn’t be happier that her life has finally settled down. She’s been fully initiated into her family’s pack of female werewolves, her best friend Emily is back in town, and she’s finally allowed to be with Matthew, the human love of her life. But when a new girl arrives, everything starts to unravel. Not only is the intruder getting close to Claire’s best friend and boyfriend, but she may also know more about Claire than she’s letting on. If Claire’s secret gets out it breaks all the rules of the pack, and the consequences may be more than Claire can handle....
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
Thanks to Simon and Schuster!
Coming August 30, 2011!
High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future.
It’s all a fake.
At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated?
But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets. Everything he’s ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and about himself will change, when he discovers that the prophecies he’s always scorned—
Are about him.
I have been SO excited to read Witchlanders! First of all, I think there need to be more YA books about witches. Second of all, there's a MALE protagonist! What?! Yes, please! Finally, this sounds like a folkloric tale in the tradition of the awesomeness that was Chime. I am so, so in on this one! I've also been hearing nothing but praise about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, so I'm really excited to read it (in broad daylight...). Plus, I have Claire de Lune sitting on my bookshelf, so I think it's time I pulled it down and got caught up for Nocturne.
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