Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesdays: What Light by Jay Asher

What Light by Jay Asher

Publish Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill

I have never actually read Thirteen Reasons Why. I always meant to - it sounds like something I'd love. I'd like to read both Thirteen Reasons Why and this new one!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Release Date:
March 8, 2016
Publisher:
Crown Books for Young Readers/Random House
Source: Library

Summary

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.

Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living. (courtesy of Goodreads)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Feature and Follow Friday



The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 


The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesdays: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Publish Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

I can't remember whether I've already featured this one or not. Definitely a popular title. I can't wait to see what Marissa does post-Lunar Chronicles!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Release Date:
April 5, 2016
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Library

Summary

Like lightning
you strike
fast and free
legs zoom/down field
eyes fixed/on the checkered ball
on the goal/ten yards to go
can’t nobody stop you
can’t nobody cop you…

In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.

This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match! (courtesy of Goodreads)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Feature and Follow Friday



The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 


The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Release Date:
August 23, 2016
Publisher:
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Source: BEA

Summary

“Katelyn Ogden was a lot of things, but she wasn’t particularly explosive, in any sense of the word.”

Mara Carlyle’s senior year at Covington High in suburban New Jersey is going on as normally as could be expected, until the day—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last senior to spontaneously combust without warning or explanation. The body count grows and the search is on for a reason—Terrorism! Drugs! Homosexuality! Government conspiracy!—while the seniors continue to pop like balloons.

Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it with tell-it-like-it-is insight as she tries to make it to graduation in one piece through an explosive year punctuated by romance, quarantine, lifelong friendship, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bloggers, ice cream trucks, “Snooze Button™,” Bon Jovi, and the filthiest language you’ve ever heard the President of the United States use over Skype. (courtesy of Goodreads)

 
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