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Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Finds! (Jan. 8, 2010)


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Efrain's Secret by Sofia Quintera
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: April 13, 2010
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240

Summary: Ambitious high school senior Efrain Rodriguez dreams of escaping the South Bronx for an Ivy League college like Harvard or Yale. But how is his family going to afford to pay for a prestigious university when Moms has to work insane hours to put food on the table as it is? And Efrain wouldn’t dare ask that good-for-nothing father of his who has traded his family in for younger models. Left with few options, Efrain chooses to do something he never thought he would. He embarks on a double life—honor student by day, drug peddler at night—convinced that by temporarily capitulating to society’s negative expectations of a boy like him, he can eventually defy them. Sofia Quintero makes a stunning debut writing for young adults with this gritty, complex, and real exploration of the life of an urban teen whose attempt to leave one world behind for a better one could cost him everything.

Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320

Summary: A new life is just a phone call away! Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left. Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago! Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko—she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self? Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything? Fans of Sarah Mlynowski's Magic in Manhattan series will love this hilarious new novel with a high-concept premise.

The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Pages: 272

Summary: Top-selling author E. D. Baker delights fans with a brand new fairy tale world full of humor and charm. In this new stand-alone fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty. When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie—blessed (or cursed?) with being impervious to magic—can venture out beyond the rose-covered hedge for help. She must find Gwen’s true love to kiss her awake. But who is her true love? The irritating Digby? The happy-go-lucky Prince Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride? The conniving Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn’t possibly spell true love? Joined by one of her father’s guards, Liam, who happened to be out of the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries to fix her sister and her family . . . and perhaps even find a true love of her own.

Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, Book 1) by Jenna Black
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 320

Summary: Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl—she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie. Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . . .

5 comments:

StephTheBookworm said...

I love the sound of Gimme a Call! It looks so cute!

Raspberry said...

Ah! E.D. Baker. She's always a grab bag - looking forward to what she does this time. :)

Kate said...

Great finds! I love the cover for Glimmerglass and The Wide-Awake Princess looks amazing.

Cleverly Inked said...

All 3 sound great.

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

Glimmerglass looks brilliant!

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