Saturday, November 4, 2017
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.
Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison. 361 p. Amulet Books/ Abrams, April 17, 2018. 9781419728648.
Publisher synopsis: In this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told have in prose and half in very, Lauren prides herself in being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mom. When Lauren's parents send her brother to a therapeutic boarding school for teens on the autism spectrum and Sierra moves to a foster home in Lauren's wealthy neighborhood, both girls are lost until they find a deep bond with each other. But when Lauren recruits Sierra to help with a Robin Hood scheme to raise money for autistic kids who don't have her family's resources, Sierra has a lot to lose if the plan goes wrong.
The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta.368 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., February 27, 2018. 9781338185720.
Publisher synopsis: Meet Kiranmala: Interdimensional Demon Slayer (Only she doesn't know it yet.)
On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey...until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories - like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world. Gripping and hilarious, The Serpent's Secret is a magical journey to a land inspired by Indian mythology, with would building as vibrant as the characters themselves.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?