Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fresh Ink 4 Summer

Here are the links to the summer releases I mentioned at "Fresh Ink 4 Summer" at Parmly Library. Not all books are a good fit for all readers; some books tackle subjects or use language that might make you feel uncomfortable. But don't be shy--look around, check them out, you might find the perfect book for you. 
I plan to do another post like this one to feature the books released this fall. Don't forget to visit and see what's up...
And remember to check out the 10'ers.

Everlasting by Angie Frazier
Historical romance set on the high seas and in mysterious Australia--with a supernatural twist. 
Nice and Mean by Jessica Leader
Nice girls and mean girls are not friendship material, so what happens when there is no choice and they have to work together?
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
...love, friendship, finding yourself, and "Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad," the craziest high school musical of the summer.  

Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Fifteen-year old Sea finds love, tragedy, and miracles after a tsunami in Indonesia.

So Many Boys by Suzanne Young
The story of The Naughty List continues... with even more romance, sleuthing, and intrigue to come in November.

The Death Day Letter by Shaun Hutchinson
Ollie has 24 hours to live: Probably the the funniest book about impending death you could read this summer. And there's pudding, pudding is always good, right?

Shooting Kabul by NH Senzai
Fadi's little sister Mariam was lost during his family's chaotic escape from the Taliban in Afghanistan, but Fadi has a plan to bring her home. 

Other by Karen Kinsey
Urban fantasy featuring love, shape-shifters, pookas, and nail-biting action. Bonus: It's the first book in a series. 

The Ghost and The Goth by Stacey Kade
A spirited paranormal comedy featuring a cheerleader ghost.

Crossing the Tracks by Barb Stuber
It's 1925 and Iris has no home, no family, and no plan--but she does have the guts and smarts to fight for what's right. 

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
After her sister's mysterious death, Persephone "Phe" Archer enrolls in Devenish Prep, but the secrets she finds in the town of Shadow Hills might kill her...
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Edgar Allan Poe, dangerous dreams, and madness are the ingredients in psychological mystery. Spiced with horror humor, and romance, too.
Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson
Danger and suspense at Camp David, the presidential retreat: Can three friends outrun a wildfire and outsmart the unbeatable security system?

Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley
Livvie's family has been evicted, and her outbursts are the reason. Can an autistic teen return her family to the home where she was happy? 

The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz, Eighth Grade by Laura Toffler-Corrie
Amy has some unlikely partners helping her solve a hundred-year old mystery in New York City. 

And here are links to the recent releases by authors who sent bookmarks, cards, or buttons to share...

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
Fourteen-year-old Laurel is a flower speaker who uses the language of flowers to magical effect, but it is a powerful gift with risks attached.
Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
When life-sized gorillas are spray painted or walls all around the state, Kate's detective instincts kick in. Is the grafitti vandalism? Or art? What is the message written in gorillas?

These books found new homes with readers on May 12th. 

The Line by Teri Hall
In the not-so-distant future, it is forbidden to cross the Line that marks the border of the nation, but Rachel hears someone calling for help on the other side... 
Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu
Lucy is desperate to hide her family's secret--her mother's mental illness that isolates the entire family. 
Kid vs. Squid by Greg Van Eekhout 
Talk about fresh ink, this book is brand new on May 11.  When kid meets squid...  the musical synopsis.

A special bonus for blog visitors: Comment on this entry and you might win Faithful by Janet Fox. It's going to be released May 13, so let's celebrate. Hey, I want someone to have this book--it might be you!

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