And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
Published by Delacorte Press
on January 28th 2014 Pages:
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"In And We Stay, Jenny Hubbard treats tragedy and new beginnings with a skilled, delicate hand. Her otherworldly verse and prose form a flowing monument to all the great storytellers of the past." --John Corey Whaley, author of the Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris award winner, Where Things Come Back
When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.
This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.
This cover is BEEEEEAUTIFUL! And that blurb from Corey totally sold me, so, yeah. :)
Another Little Piece of My Heart by Tracey Martin
Published by Harlequin Teen
on December 1st 2013 Genres: Contemporary
, Young Adult Pages:
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What if your devastating break-up became this summer’s hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart.
At her dying mother’s request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she’s ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared’s big break. While Jared is catapulted into rock-star status, another piece of Claire’s heart crumbles every time his song plays on the radio.
The summer after her senior year, it’s been months since the big break-up, and Claire is just trying to keep her head down and make it through a tense trip to the beach with her family. But when Jared shows up, and old feelings reignite, can Claire and Jared let go of the past? Or will they be stuck singing the same old refrain?
I read this book last week and let me tell you, it’s really fun! (Look for my full review soon!) And it’s always fun to see who the author would cast, especially when it’s not what you imagined. Check it out below and let me know what you think!
Sky Ferreira as Claire
Thanks to Kell Andrews for the suggestion. For Claire, I need a musician who can act, or an actress who can music, either one.
Drew Roy as Jared
Supposedly he can play guitar, and he’s got the look. Just imagine him with longer hair.
Chloë Grace Moretz as April
Anna Popplewell as Hannah
Michael Trevino as Zach
Alexandra Daddario as Lisa
Zach Roerig as Mike
About the Author
Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.
She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.
Visit Tracey online: Website | Twitter
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This week I got some very AMAZING things! Let’s begin with the most excited of the things…MY SECRET SANTA GIFT CAME! Thank you so much, Carrie! I love it!! I can’t wait to read Saving Francesca and The Piper’s Son! And that Outlander tote! Also, the cookies were delicious. :D
I also bought some goodies with some of the coupons for Cyber Monday. I needed to own a hardcover copy of Me Before You because it’s one of my favorite books of the year. My daughter and I really love the manga version of The Infernal Devices series. Also, even though I’m not caught up with the Bloodlines series, I had to own a copy of The Fiery Heart.
ALSO! I got some amazing egalleys this week thanks to HarperCollins/Teen, Harlequin, Carina Press, and Penguin!
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Published by Viking Juvenile
on January 23rd 2014 Pages:
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Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?
The cover is a total win for me and I’m always interested in historical YA novels. :D