Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stuff I got this week

For Review: thanks Little, Brown and Co.
Ten-year-old Jamie hasn't cried since it happened. He knows he should have - Jasmine cried, Mum cried, Dad still cries. Roger didn't, but then he is just a cat and didn't know Rose that well, really. Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that's just one of those lies that grown-ups tell in awkward situations. Five years on, it's worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mum's gone and Jamie's left with questions that he must answer for himself. This is his story, an unflinchingly real yet heart-warming account of a young boy's struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart.

Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. The only way Kendra can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and she has perfection down to an art -- until a cheating scandal threatens her flawless reputation. Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to drive away from it all -- with enough distance, maybe she'll be able to figure everything out. But eventually, Kendra must stop running and come to terms with herself, her brother, and her past. 

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell - Chris Colfer (yeah, from Glee)
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

So that's what I got this week. What did you all get?


  1. I like the sound of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece and Perfect Escape and I haven't heard of them, so I'm glad you mentioned them!

  2. My Sister Lives on the Mantel piece sounds like an interesting read! I'm definitely going to have to check that one out! I hope you had an awesome weekend Britt! :)

  3. Ooh, Perfect Escape! And Chris Colfer wrote a book? It sounds intriguing, so I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.

    Happy reading :)


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