I'm back from my vacation and starting off the school year with some of the fall young adult releases I'm most looking forward to.
The Almost Truth by Ellen Cook(Simon & Schuster hardcover, 4 December 2012).
Sadie can’t wait to get away from her backwards small town, her
delusional mom, her jailbird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was
raised…even though leaving those things behind also means leaving
Brendan. Sadie wants a better life, and she has been working steadily
toward it, one con at a time.
But when Sadie’s mother wipes out
Sadie’s savings, her escape plan is suddenly gone. She needs to come up
with a lot of cash—and fast—or she’ll be stuck in this town forever.
With Brendan’s help, she devises a plan—the ultimate con—to get the
money. But the more lies Sadie spins, the more she starts falling for
her own hoax…and perhaps for the wrong boy. Sadie wanted to change her
life, but she wasn't prepared to have it flipped upside down by her own
deception. With her future at stake and her heart on the line, suddenly
it seems like she has a lot more than just money to lose....
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (Knopf hardcover, 11 September 2012).
On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings—and to catch their wives.
witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a
seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast.
And for a price a man may
buy himself a lovely sea-wife. He may have and hold and keep her. And he
will tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into
those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as
she. He will be equally ensnared. And the witch will have her true
Hanging by a Thread by Sophie LIttlefield (Delacorte Books hardcover, 11 September 2012).
Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the
Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. People consider
themselves lucky to live in the quaint, serene beachside town, and
native Clare Knight, now a city girl, feels doubly lucky to be moving
back there a week before the July festivities kick off.
perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that
this summer will be different from the last two—that this year’s Fourth
of July festival won’t see one of their own vanish without a trace,
leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a
third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the
residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing’s wrong.
Wish You Were Eyre (A Mother-Daughter Book Club book) by Heather Vogel Frederick (Simon & Schuster hardcover, 23 October 2012).
It’s a dream come true for Megan, who’s jet-setting to Paris for
Fashion Week with Gigi. Meanwhile, back in Concord, Mrs. Wong decides to
run for mayor, so Emma and Stewart team up to make her campaign a
success. Jess and Cassidy are also hoping for victories, Jess in the a
cappella finals with the MadriGals and Cassidy in the national hockey
championships with her teammates. In the midst of it all, the
girls—along with their Wyoming pen pals, who drop in for a visit over
Spring Break—dive into Charlotte Brontë’s classic Jane Eyre. Some real life romance follows, as Becca may have found a Mr. Rochester of her own.
And then there’s the matter of a certain wedding. The book club girls,
their families, the British Berkeley brothers, and even Stinkerbelle
will be attending the ceremony, which means there might be some bumps
before the bride waltzes down the aisle….