Monday, January 27, 2014

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

I usually post this meme on Saturdays, but I was at ALA Midwinter and just brought my iPad. I can't blog on it. I tried to blog from the Internet Cafe at the Convention Center but the cursor wouldn't enter the text area for some reason. Anyway, I want to get these two books out there now. I brought home a suitcase full of arcs from MW and will be featuring them over the next few weeks. So excited!

For review:

Followers by Anna Davies. 216 p. Point Horror/ Scholastic Inc., June 24, 2014. 9780545511964.

Publisher synopsis: To tweet or not to tweet . . . what a deadly question.
When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school's production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department's "social media director" and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so when someone hacks her twitter account, Briana can't muster the energy to stop it. After all, tweets like "Something's rotten in the state of Denmark . . . and a body's rotting in the theater" are obviously a joke.
But then a body IS discovered in the theater: Briana's rival. Suddenly, what seemed like a prank turns deadly serious. To everyone's horror, the grisly tweets continue . . . and the body count starts to rise.

Won: Thanks Augusta Scattergood!

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg. 276 p. Point/ Scholastic Inc., February 25, 2014. 980545551465.

Publisher synopsis: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY . . . for teens, from romantic comedy star Elizabeth Eulberg.
For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can't be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan's friends. They are platonic and happy that way.
Eventually they realize they're best friends -- which wouldn't be so bad if they didn't keep getting in each other's way. Guys won't ask Macallan out because they think she's with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can't help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?
From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again -- and one kiss away from true love?

That's what's new with me. What's new with you?

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