I'm taking time out from my extremely busy vacation schedule of Napping, Reading Romance Novels and Eating Choco-tacos to tell you about THREE more YA book birthdays:
DEAD ENDS by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury Children's)
Two teens who should be natural enemies, tough-guy bully Dane and "special" kid Billy D, form an
uneasy alliance to solve the a bunch of strange riddles left in an old atlas. The clues
they uncover might lead to the whereabouts of Billy's long-vanished
father. The two piece the riddles together, leading to unmarked towns and
secrets of the past. But they’re all dead ends. Until the final clue . .
. and a secret Billy shouldn’t have been keeping. BUTTER author Erin Jade Lange knocks this sophomore novel out
of the park.
BUTTER (in paperback!) by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury Children's)
A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He
is going to eat himself to death, live on the Internet, and everyone is
invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his
classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer
indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his
deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a
lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter
reaches his suicide deadline? Can he live with the fallout if he doesn't
go through with his plans?
Buy DEAD ENDS or BUTTER wherever fine books are sold, or online at: Oblong Books, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Powells, IndieBound or Amazon.
THE WOKEN GODS by Gwenda Bond (Strange Chemistry)
Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke around the world.
This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school.
Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., home to the embassies of
divine pantheons and the mysterious Society of the Sun. But when
Kyra encounters two trickster gods on her way back from school, one
offering a threat and the other a warning, it turns out her life isn’t
what it seems. She escapes with the aid of Osborne "Oz" Spencer, an
intriguing Society field operative, only to discover that her scholar
father has disappeared with a dangerous relic. The Society needs it, and
they don’t care that she knows nothing about her father's
Kyra must depend on her wits and the suspect help of scary gods, her
estranged oracle mother, and, of course, Oz--whose first allegiance is
to the Society. She has no choice if she’s going to recover the missing
relic and save her father. And if she doesn't? Well, that may just mean
the end of the world as she knows it.
Buy WOKEN GODS wherever fine books are sold, or online at: Indiebound, Powells, Oblong, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or Book Depository.