Friday, November 07, 2008

New books this November, part 2

We've got more new books! If none of these catch your eye, leave a comment or send an e-mail (sjohnson (at) telling me what kind of books you'd like to see more often!

Blundell, Judy. What I Saw and How I Lied.
In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and
family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever.

Bray, Libba.
The Sweet Far Thing.
At Spence Academy, sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle continues preparing for her London debut while struggling to determine how best to use magic to resolve a power struggle in the enchanted world of the realms, and to protect her own world and loved ones.

Downham, Jenny. Before I Die.
Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back a
gainst hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of ‘normal’ life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallised in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out.

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