Thursday, June 09, 2011
The False Princess
Publishers Weekly recommends this for Shannon Hale fans. Oh, hello. That would be me. Nalia is sixteen years old when she discovers that she is not the true princess of Thorvaldor. She is actually Sinda, a poor peasant girl used as a decoy in order to protect the real princess. But where is the real princess? This romantic fantasy sounds like a hit.
Things have turned very weird for 14 year old Alex. He went to bed one December night, and woke up to a June morning. The family at the breakfast table are complete strangers. And he's in a totally different body. This is getting lots of praise for its suspense and sensitively-written characters.
How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend
David's father, a noted therapist, is treating a very unusual patient: Zelda insists that she is a warrior woman from the planet Vahalal. Her mission on earth is to find Johnny Depp and bring him back to her home planet. VOYA recommends this for "fans of humorous or satirical science fiction."
I've been hearing buzz about Imaginary Girls for several months. Two years after Chloe finds London's drowned body, she discovers that her sister may have, in fact, brought London back to life. Publishers Weekly says that this is "not your average paranormal novel."
The Lost Crown
Oh, hold up. Can I tell you that I've been waiting to read this for about a year, ever since I read a mention about it on Sarah Miller's blog? This is the story of the four grand duchess daughters of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia. It's received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Kirkus calls The Lost Crown "[A] fascinating, moving exploration." Cannot wait to read it.
There are more books that I could mention, but I'd be here all day. Looking forward to some great summer reading!
Posted by Jennifer Schultz at Thursday, June 09, 2011