Saturday, February 14, 2015

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

StS is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reveiws. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

For review:

The Rat with the Human Face by Tom Angleberger. (Pickwick Papers #2) 151 p. Amulet Books/ Abrams, April 21, 2015. 9781419714894.

Publisher synopsis: Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave are the Qwikpick Adventure Society, three kids who seek out adventure in their seemingly quiet hometown of Crickenburg. On the hunt for their next big adventure—something to top the Fountain of Poop, if that’s even possible—the kids overhear a construction worker telling his buddies about a rat with a human face he saw in the basement of an old research facility. The decision is unanimous: the next adventure for the Qwikpick Society is on! But when their trip to find the rat doesn’t go quite as expected, the trio gets in big trouble. Will the second adventure for the Qwikpick Society also be their last?
This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and such gross-out classics as How to Eat Fried Worms and Freckle Juice.

I must admit to being a tiny bit put off by the title. We'll see.


Fairest by Marissa Meyer. (The Lunar Chronicles) Unabridged audiobook on 6 compact discs. 6.5 hours. Read by Rebecca Soler. Macmillan Audio, January, 2015. 9781427258854.

This prequel to The Lunar Chronicles tells Levana's Story.

Gracefully Grayson by Amy Polonsky. 256 p. Disney-Hyperion, November, 2014. 9781423185277.

Publisher synopsis: What if who you are on the outside doesn't match who you are on the inside?
Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson's true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher's wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit?
Debut author Ami Polonsky's moving, beautifully-written novel about identity, self-esteem, and friendship shines with the strength of a young person's spirit and the enduring power of acceptance.

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

1 comment:

  1. Great haul! I've been hearing awesome things about Fairest so I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian