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Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin. 300 p. G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Random House LLC., April 12, 2016. 9780399173301.
Publisher synopsis: When eleven-year-old Thyme Owens’ little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it’s just the second chance that he needs. But it also means the Owens family has to move to New York, thousands of miles away from Thyme’s best friend and everything she knows and loves. The island of Manhattan doesn’t exactly inspire new beginnings, but Thyme tries to embrace the change for what it is: temporary.
Free Verse by Sarah Dooley. 335 p. G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Random House LLC. March 15, 2016. 9780399165030.
Publisher synopsis: When her brother dies in a fire, Sasha Harless has no one left, and nowhere to turn. After her father died in the mines and her mother ran off, he was her last caretaker. They’d always dreamed of leaving Caboose, West Virginia together someday, but instead she’s in foster care, feeling more stuck and broken than ever.
Stars Above: a Lunar Chronicles collection by Marissa Meyer. 400 p. Feiwel & Friends, February, 2016. 9781250091840
Unabridged audiobook on 8 compact discs. 10 hours. Performed by Rebecca Soler. Macmillan Audio, February, 2016. 9781427271617.
Publisher synopsis: The enchantment continues. . . .
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With six stories - two of which have never before been published - and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer's upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
I adore this series and recently finished Winter. I read them all with my ears and thought that Rebecca Soler did a fabulous job performing them. I bought both the book and the audio. I will donate the book to my school library collection, then read it with my ears before donating the audio.
Soon by Morris Gleitzman. Felix and Zelda #5. Unabridged audiobook on 3 compact discs. 3 hours, 55 minutes. Bolinda Audio, October, 2015. 9781489020000.
Publisher synopsis: After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong.
I recently discovered that there were two additional novels in this beloved series.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?