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So Many Books, So Little Time [2]

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I cannot wait to get my little hands on these books.  Not only are their covers amazing but the synopsis for each has me in NEED of them.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Releases on 10/26/09

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

The Distant Hours
by Kate Morton
Releases on 11/09/10

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Millderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie’s mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond. In the grand and glorious Millderhurst Castle, a new world opens up for Edie’s mother. She discovers the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, the dangers.

Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother’s riddle, she, too, is drawn to Millderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiancé in 1941 plunged her into madness.

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Millderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it . 

Vixen (The Flappers Series)
by Lila Fine
Releases on 12/14/10

Set in Jazz Age Chicago, the first book, Vixen, follows 17-year-old socialite Gloria Carmody, who longs to be a flapper and is caught between her conservative fiancé and a sexy jazz musician. 





Unearthly 
by Cynthia Hand
Releases on 1/04/11

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what it is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place--and out of place, at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make--between honesty and deciet, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Drought
by Pam Bachorz
Releases on 1/11/11

Ruby Prosser dreams of escaping the Congregation and the early-nineteenth century lifestyle that’s been practiced since the community was first enslaved.

She plots to escape the vicious Darwin West, his cruel Overseers, and the daily struggle to gather the life-prolonging Water that keeps the Congregants alive and gives Darwin his wealth and power. But if Ruby leaves, the Congregation will die without the secret ingredient that makes the Water special: her blood. So she stays.

But when Ruby meets Ford, the new Overseer who seems barely older than herself, her desire for freedom is too strong. He’s sympathetic, irresistible, forbidden—and her only access to the modern world. Escape with Ford would be so simple, but can Ruby risk the terrible price, dooming the only world she’s
ever known?

Entwined 
by Heather Dixon 
Releases on 3/29/11

Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea. . . . Lush, romantic, and compelling, this debut novel by Heather Dixon will thrill fans of Shannon Hale, Robin McKinley, and Edith Pattou.
These are just some of the one's that I'm looking forward to. Which books are you dying to get your hands on?

10 comments:

brizmus said...

I totally need to read those first two and Entwined just for the covers!

Kailana said...

Yeah, that's a good list! I am looking forward to the new Kate Morton even though I have several of her backlist still to read. Vixen sounds interesting simply because of the time frame. And there are some other good sounding ones there!

Aisle B said...

Absolutely agree the covers are amazing. Getting Kate Morton's latest Distant Hours ARC from the publisher. Can't wait!

Chrystal said...

I have pretty much read all books by Rachel Cohn and I've also really liked the joint books with Rachel Cohn & David Levithan - so this new one should be good. :)

Jenny said...

The Dash and Lily one is up there on my list too!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Entwined is on my list too :)

Veens said...

Darn it, I want them ALL! But I am coveting Dash & Lily's Book of Dares so much, that it hurts!

Cleverly Inked said...

Drought OMG looks awesome

Aislynn said...

All of those books look amazing! I've added them all to my wish list :)

Brooke (Cupcake Queen) said...

I can't wait for Unearthly and Entwined!

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