Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spotlight on Penguin: Part 2


This is a series of posts (over the course of weeks, months, etc.) in which I spotlight books coming out that I can’t wait for. These posts will go by publisher. If you click on the book title, you will get linked to the books page on Goodreads. This series of posts are inspired by Absconditas weekly meme “Spotlight On”.

imageThe Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

February 16, 2012

Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate,
hit the road with Bev’s band, and then spend the
year wandering around Europe. But moments after
the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement:
she’s abandoning their plans—and Colby—to
start college in the fall.
But the show must go on and The Disenchantments
weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing
in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie-
Colby struggles to deal with Bev’s already-growing
distance and the most important question of all:
what’s next?

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imageThe Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

January 17, 2012

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.
But now that she's in heaven, Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend knows a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul who's been D&G (dead and gone) much longer than she . . . and who just might hold the key to her forever after.
With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

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imageA Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

March 20, 2012

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendents charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

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