Happy Birthday to Books 7/15 to 7/21

The summer heatwave getting you down?  Why not perk up by immersing yourself in some great books!

Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan
(July 17, 2012, St. Martin’s Press)

In the second book of the Sky Chasers series, Waverly has just escaped the enemy and is desperate for everything to go back to normal. The home she’s so eager to return to, though, doesn’t feel much like home anymore. When she gets back to the Empyrean, she finds her two friends, Kieran and Seth, have turned against each other. Will they be able to band together and save their parents? Or will Kieran’s distrust of Seth divide them forever?

 

A World Away by Nancy Grossman
(July 17, 2012, Hyperion)

Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has just made the huge decision to spend the summer as a nanny in Chicago. This might not seem like a life-changing choice, but Eliza is Amish, and the big city is the opposite of everything she’s ever known. As she meets new people and explores new places, Eliza begins to adapt to living in Chicago. But will the allure of the city and her new friend Josh be enough to make her leave her old life behind?

 

The Girl With Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti
(July 19, 2012, Penguin)

Frenenqer Paje’s life has always been controlled by strict routines. When she meets a boy, a Free person named Sangris, Frenenqer’s monotonous existence becomes exciting for the first time ever. With Sangris, who isn’t bound by family or rules, Frenenqer explores the past and starts to break free of her father’s control. All she wants is to be as free as Sangris, but first she must deal with her family, her isolation, and her own identity.

 

Wicked Jealous: A Love Story by Robin Palmer
(July 19, 2012, Penguin)

A fresh spin on the Snow White story, Wicked Jealous tells the tale of Simone, a high school girl who’s never seen herself as pretty. When she loses a few pounds and starts rocking a new style, people are suddenly taking an interest in her, but the attention isn’t always good. Simone’s stepmonster—er, stepmother—seems like she’s trying to kill her. She’s so eager to get away that she agrees to move in with her brother and his six roommates. But she soon finds that living with seven college boys might not be the best way to spend her summer.

 

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