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My first choice is:
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway - To be released August 3rd, 2010
Three sisters, three extraordinary, life-changing powers!
I hugged my sisters and they fit against my sides like two jigsaw pieces that would never fit anywhere else. I couldn’t imagine ever letting them go again, like releasing them would be to surrender the best parts of myself.
Three sisters share a magical, unshakeable bond in this witty high-concept novel from the critically acclaimed author of Audrey, Wait! Around the time of their parents’ divorce, sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood—powers that come in handy navigating the hell that is high school. Powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could they have a greater purpose?
April, the oldest and a bit of a worrier, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And baby June reads minds—everyone’s but her own. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls come together to save the day and reconcile their strained family. They realize that no matter what happens, powers or no powers, they’ll always have each other.
Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want to read it: Robin Benway. Fantasy. ZOMG.
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James - To be released July 2010 in the UK, May 2010 in Australia, and September 2010 in the US.
So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed?
Following a terrible tragedy that leaves her once-perfect family shattered, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a new life of quiet anonymity.
But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice’s contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends. Alice’s joie de vivre is transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows herself to start enjoying life again.
But being friends with Alice is complicated – and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming and generous she can also be selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel.
And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind of person she wants as a friend, she discovers something else about Alice - she doesn’t like being cast off.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want to read it: Dead sister. Katherine Patterson reminds me of Katherine Paterson, the author. And the cover is gorgeous, although this is the UK cover. I couldn't find a picture of the US one that I could use for this post, but you can see it on the author's website.
Okay, that's all I've got! Look out for something special happening tomorrow around 5am (I was up really early today and couldn't be bothered to change the time on the post.)
Peace and cookies,
Edited to add: I forgot to put in the amazon link for Beautiful Malice. Sorry, guys! It's linked now. :)