Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Upcoming Reads!

Inspired by Lisa May of Look at that Book, I've flung wide the doors of my wishlist to share some books that I'm very much looking forward to in the near future.

conventcover2small The Convent of the Pure

Sara M. Harvey, April 1st

Secrets and illusions abound in a decaying convent wrapped in dark magic and scented with blood. Portia came to the convent with the ghost of Imogen, the lover she failed to protect in life. Now, the spell casting caste wants to make sure that neither she nor her spirit ever leave.

Portia's ignorance of her own power may be even more deadly than those who conspire against her as she fights to fulfill her sworn duty to protect humankind in a battle against dark illusions and painful realities.


Fabulous Doodles

Nellie Ryan, May 25th

From beautiful doodles to fabulous ones, Nellie Ryan’s fancy illustrations decorate each page and beckon girls young and old to join in! “Fill the page with butterflies.” “What is she daydreaming about?” “Customize my snowboard.” “Design her tutu.” The prompts exercise imaginations to be limitless, like every fantastic dream!



Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci, August 1st

Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!



Catherynne M. Valente, February 24th

Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.

                                                                                                                                    shelfsiscoverylittler Shelf Discovery: Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading

Lizzie Skurnick, July 21st

SHELF DISCOVERY [based on the beloved Fine Lines column]  is forthcoming from HarperCollins in [July] of 2009. With bonus reviews by Laura Lippman, Meg Cabot, Cecily von Ziegesar, Jennifer Weiner, Tayari Jones, Margo Rabb, and Anna Holmes; classic cover art; and peerless insight into our teeny teeny brains, SHELF DISCOVERY is a love letter to the teen classics we never stopped reading.


carey said...

oh, man, so many books to add to my to-read list.

Penny Lane said...

okay, okay, i am adding them to the list as i write this... :)
by the way,
congratulations on the 2nd anniversary of this fabulous blog!

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