Because it is Friday and I have been home all day and I am not in the mood to go write a review, but I still want to post today because I don’t like not posting two days in a row, (except when I’m on vacay)–I am writing this post. It’s going to be really quick and fun so let’s get to it! (Wow. I am somehow coming across as peppy, even though I have been in my pj’s all day.)
- Hannah Moskowitz was having this cover redesign contest for Invincible Summer, because there was all this hubbub about the actual cover, featuring a lovely girl in a bathing suit, yada yada. That cover is here. So she had this contest, and the winner is THIS!
I like this cover so much. It has the awesome tagline, but more than that, the image says SO much about the book. It’s perfect. The three boys in bathing suits, first of all. And the way Chase, the middle one, is looking up at Noah? Brilliant. I so wish publishers would take note of all these amazing artists who are actual FANS of the book.
- And some cool upcoming releases that I’ve seen around!
Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!
Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson will be released June 12, 2012 from Delacorte BFYR.
Sixteen-year-old Dani is convinced she has nine lives. As a child she twice walked away from situations where she should have died. But Dani’s twin, Jena, isn’t so lucky. She has cancer and might not even be able to keep her one life. Dani’s father is in denial. Her mother is trying to hold it together and prove everything’s normal. And Jena is wasting away.
To cope, Dani sets out to rid herself of all her extra lives. Maybe they’ll be released into the universe and someone who wants to live more than she does will get one. Someone like Jena. But just when Dani finds herself at the breaking point, she’s faced with a startling realization. Maybe she doesn’t have nine lives after all. Maybe she really only ever had one.
All These Lives by Sarah Wylie will be released June 5, 2012 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
What would you do to find your best friend’s killer?
Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she’s approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora’s inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza’s ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of “protecting” her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza’s killer— before she’s next.
This teen thriller by Michele Jaffe will keep readers turning pages well into the night.
Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe will be released April 12, 2012 from Razorbill.
All of these sound ridiculously awesome. The first one sounds kind of silly but I have a feeling that it’ll be a Anna and the French Kiss type of scenario with wayy more depth than chick-lit. And the last title is a thriller, something I sooo need more of.
Have an awesome weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow!