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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

October Releases + Teaser Tuesday!


Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd [Young Adult]
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Pre-order it: Amazon.com

Summary: Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She’s not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She’s older, more confident—the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the
world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past.

Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan [Young Adult]
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt Release Date: October 19, 2009
Pre-order it: Amazon.com

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Blake has a girlfriend and a friend who's a girl. One of them loves him; the other one needs him. When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissa's long-lost meth addicted mom. Blake's participation in the ensuing drama opens up a world of trouble, both for him and for Marissa. He spends the next few months trying to reconcile the conflicting roles of Boyfriend and Friend. His experiences range from the comic (surviving his dad's birth control talk) to the tragic (a harrowing after-hours visit to the morgue). In a tangle of life and death, love and loyalty, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of himself.

Never After by Dan Elconin [Young Adult]
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: October 20, 2009
Pre-order it: Amazon.com
Summary:
A dark re-imagining of the Peter Pan story. Ricky wants nothing more than to escape reality, where "happily never after" never seems to be possible. When a mysterious boy shows up at Ricky's window and invites him to an island that seems believable only in fairy tales, Ricky goes without question. But upon his arrival Ricky quickly learns that this place is not what he dreamed it would be. The mysterious boy is dangerous; the island is inhabited by predators; and going back to reality seems impossible. Trapped on the Island, Ricky must join together with Ca'n James Hooke and-among him-the others who are trapped on the Island. But the only way off the Island is to confront Peter, the person who trapped Ricky and his friends in the first place. With countless enemies and true peril staring them down, Ricky's mission to leave this so-called paradise will become a battle for all of their lives.
**Thank you Bernadette for sending me the summary of the book!**
Bio Author: Dan Elconin is nineteen years old. This is his first novel. He is originally from San Diego, California and is currently a freshman at UCLA. - I'm impressed, 19 years old and he's a published author already, that's awesome!

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's mine:

"When a man pictures death, he pictures blue clouds and golden gates. A man pictures angels with harps and children laughing and playing. The underworld does not have blue clouds but the fog of ash that rises from the misery of men." Page 1 from Lucifer and Lacious by Sean Vincent Lehosit.

5 comments:

Zombie Girrrl said...

Never After has my full attention.

Kristen said...

Ditto to Zombie Girrrl - Great teaser!

Kate said...

All of the October releases look so good! And the teaser? Consider me teased! I'm impressed that this is on page 1!

jennilovevirgo said...

Oh all those look great! I've already added them to my wishlist, lol. Plus I love your teaser, I'm going to have to read that book now too.

Here's my teaser for this week :

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/teaser-tuesday-july-21st.html

Jacqueline C said...

Oooh, sounds dark and intriguing. Gotta look this one up!

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