Happy Birthday to Books (3/25-3/31)

April is right around the corner . . . which means that you should brace yourself for the rainy days. You know what they say: April showers brings May flowers! Good thing we’ve got some hot new books that you can snuggle up with on those rainy nights. D’awww.

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (3/27)
Being immortal isn’t easy. Especially for Kate Winters. She’s about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, but that title comes with a lot of problems. She’s got 99 problems and a god is, well, all of them. She’s madly in love with Henry, aka Hades, aka the King of the Underworld . . . but lately, he’s been distant towards her. Just as she’s about to become the Queen, Henry gets abducted by the King of the Titans. Of all the luck! Now, all the gods are preparing for a huge war and the fate of Henry’s life lies in Kate’s hands. Immortality isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be! We’ve got an excerpt of Goddess Interrupted for you to check out on Figment!

Another Jekyll, Another Hyde by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (3/27)
You know that thing that they say about stepmothers? How they’re all evil? Yeah, this book does not fight that. Thomas’s billionaire father is getting married to a governess named Vileroy, and this spells a lot of trouble for him. He should be happy that he’s the most popular kid at school, but there are other things nagging at him. His girlfriend has just broken up with him (womp womp), and now he spends his nights getting shwasted at clubs. One night, someone slips him a very deadly drug . . . and the effects are fatal. He starts hearing a very sinister voice in his head which is never a good sign. When news of a vicious hate crime starts to crop up in school, Thomas starts to realize that he has become a pawn in one of his stepmother’s evil plots. Those darned stepmothers. How will Thomas manage to escape this one? This is one book you’ll definitely want to pick up!

Lia’s Guide To Winning The Lottery by Keren David
Who says money can’t buy happiness? If I won the lottery, I’d buy myself a house and go on shopping sprees like there was no tomorrow! And I’d buy a pony! And another pony! All the ponies! Life would be good. Not for Lia Latimer, though. After hitting the jackpot, things start to go downhill. A Facebook group called “We Hate Lia Latimer” has been made and its fanbase is rapidly increasing. Her best friend wants nothing to do with her fortune. Her friend Jack’s mother wants to sue her for a large portion of the winnings. And on top of that, her sister has gone missing! Guess winning the lottery isn’t all that and a bag of potato chips (or a billion bags of potato chips) after all!

Fair Coin by E.C. Myers (3/27)
Once upon a time, there was a sixteen-year-old boy named Ephraim Scott who came home to find his mother dead, holding on to a bottle of pills. Then, he lived happily ever after. The end. Jokes! Ephraim finds out that his mother committed suicide because she thought that she had seen his body at the hospital. Doppleganger alert, guys. Ephraim goes through his dead doppleganger’s belongings and finds a coin that will grant a wish whenever he flips it. SCORE! He wishes for his once-alcoholic mom to become a super awesome parent and to win the heart of his second-grade crush. Aweeesome! Until he realizes that he cannot contain the coin’s power. What’s going to happen next? The only way to find out is by reading this book!

Slide by Jill Hathaway (3/27)
What if you were able to slip into someone else’s mind every time you fell asleep? Bonkers, right? I wouldn’t mind falling asleep and waking up in . . . oh, I don’t know, Barack Obama’s mind. Juicy secrets about the world? Yes, please! That all sounds nice and dandy, but not for Vee Bell. Her sister’s best friend Sophie has been killed and one thing’s for sure: it was no accident. How does she know this? Well, it just so happens that upon falling asleep one night, she slides into the mind of someone standing over Sophie’s body with a bloody knife. Whoa, what?! Insanity! Unfortunately, she won’t be able to let anyone know about this because really, who would believe her? Would you?




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