Saturday, January 9, 2016
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander. 272 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 26, 2016. 9780544633889.
Publisher synopsis: Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. 261 p. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book/ Atheneum Books for Young Readers, March 8, 2016. 9781442482425.
Publisher synopsis: Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, better than best friends, they’d be identical twins if only they’d been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn’t such a fast—faster than fast—runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they’re not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens…and no one ever sees her again. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that—like their mother—her sister is gone forever.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Unabridged audiobook on 3 compact discs, 2 hours and 40 minutes. Performed by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop. Full Cast Audio/ Brilliance, February, 2015. 9781501237553.
Publisher synopsis: In 1985, southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people—people like the boy, Salva Dut—caught in the middle. When Salva’s village is attacked, he must embark on a harrowing journey that will propel him through horror and heartbreak, across a harsh desert, and into a strange new life.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Unabridged audiobook on 6 compact discs, 7 hours. Performed by Bahni Turpin with Robbie Daymond. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, September, 2015. 9781101916377.
Publisher synopsis: If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you’ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Unabridged audiobook on 12 compact discs, 15 hours, 27 minutes. Performed by Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, David LeDoux, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, Elizabeth Evans, and Tristan Morris. Brilliance Audio, December, 2015. 9781511343527.
Publisher synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone.…
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