Sunday, October 2, 2011

"I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. "

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber: Perry Stormaire is not one for adventure. His only concerns right now are his applications for college and practicing with his band.

Then on the night of his big first gig, Perry is forced into taking Gobi Zaksauskas, the Lithuanian exchange student who lives with his family, to the prom. He thinks it's going to be a boring night at the school gym with lame music and an even lamer date but he's wrong.

Gobi Zaksauskas is not the quiet and timid teenager Perry thought she was but instead, a calm and collected assassin with a list of targets she needs to take out before the night is done. Dragged along for the ride, Perry is sort of glad they skipped the prom.

This book sounds so insane that I have to read it. My prom consisted of a rickety limo ride, dance music, surprise waffles, watching tv awkwardly with my friend's parents and then passing out asleep (it'd been a long day, okay? I was tired) on my friend's bedroom floor. So Perry's prom night sounds a lot more exciting than mine ever was. I just hope this book turns out to be as fun as I think it will be.

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick comes out October 25th in hardcover.

Girls Don't Fly by Kristen Chandler: Myra isn't the type to have flights of fancy. She needs to keep her feet on the ground if she's going to take care of her four younger brothers and her pregnant older sister.

She's got mostly everything under control until her boyfriend breaks up with her. After that, she doesn't know if she can keep it together. Suddenly Myra starts doing things for herself, things she wouldn't have done before such as quitting her job, applying for a scholarship to study birds in the Galapagos Islands and falling for some new. A guy who wants nothing but for Myra to spread her wings and fly.

I really like how this book sounds. She gets thrown for a loop by the break up and then starts doing all these amazing things that I think will be beneficial for her. Myra needs to stop thinking about other people for a second and start thinking about her own life. Excited to see if Myra really does fly in the end.

Girls Don't Fly by Kristen Chandler will be out on October 13th, 2011 in hardcover.

Past Perfect by Leila Sales: Chelsea's goals for the summer are to hang out with her best friend, to spend some quality time eating ice cream and to get over her ex-boyfriend Ezra.
But not everything according to plan when Chelsea discovers that Ezra will also be working at the Essex Historical Colonial Village. With her. Which makes getting over him a little hard to do. Things become even more complicated when she meets someone new, someone who may not even be available.

Is history about to repeat itself? Chelsea hopes not.

What really drew me to this book was the setting. It sounds like it will be pretty awesome working at a historical reenactment village and I hope we get to explore that space. Secondly, I love the complication on top of complication going on here. And lastly, I like that Chelsea is going to realize that she still has a lot to learn about love and life and everything. Character growth and epiphanies are big with me.

Past Perfect
by Leila Sales comes out on October 4th, 2011 in hardcover.

(note: title quote from Thomas A. Edison )

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