Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

I decided to have three books today because tomorrow is my birthday and I didn't feel like narrowing it down to just one book :)
(There is one book that makes my brain say 'gimme gimme gimme but that one doesn't have a cover yet!)

The first book is Sarah Ockler's second book Fixing Delilah. I loved her first book Twenty Boy Summer so much (my review) that I really can't wait to read this book! The synopsis via Goodreads:
Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.

She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.

Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?

Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.

Fixing Delilah seems like it's going to be similar to Twenty Boy Summer in that it's going to a fun summer book, but one that involves a lot of depth and emotion and really involves you with the characters--I think if you like Sarah Dessen books you'll really enjoy Sarah Ockler's books!

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler is out December 1 from Walker Books for Young Readers

My second WOW pick for today is Crusade by Linda Press Wulf. The synopsis for this one (again via Goodreads) sounds really fantastic and I love books that involve religion (when done well) and the Latin and teen parenting make it sound even more intriguing:

Robert: Left on the steps of a church as a baby, Robert was often hungry but never stole food like the other orphans in town. Introverted and extraordinarily intelligent, he knew all the Latin prayers and hymns by heart by the time he was five years old. Georgette: Her own mother died in childbirth, leaving Georgette with a father who, seventeen at the time, had neither experience nor aptitude as a nurturing parent, and a brother known in town as Le Fuer - The Spitfire - for his terrible temper. Perhaps to replace something missing from their own lives, both Robert and Georgette are drawn to the news of a crusader, twelve or thirteen, no older than themselves, travelling down through France with thousands of followers - all, unbelievably, children too. Of those thousands, this is the incredible story of two. This is a story of hardship, loss and love.
Crusade's out January 3 from Bloomsbury.

And the last one of my Day-Before-My-Birthday-Waiting-On-Wednesday Books is: The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal. It sounds a bit like a reverse Princess for Hire (my review) and I just love princess-y stories (A Little Princess movie, Princess Protection Program, Princess for Hire, Cinderella, etc). To me, at least, this story reminds me of another one of my favorite 'princess' stories (A Little Princess) so I really just cannot wait to read it and enjoy it:
Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia knows her role in life. But everything changes when she learns, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess–a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city, her best friend, Kiernan, and the only life she’s ever known.

While struggling with her new peasant life, Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins–long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control. Returning to the city to seek answers, she instead uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor’s history forever.

(Synopsis from Goodreads again). The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal out January 25 from EgmontUSA

Hopefully you'll forgive me for selecting three books for today!!

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