Antici……………….pation: November 2013

InkBridge  FiddleheadF It List The-Naturals

Title: The Ink Bridge

Author: Neil Grant

Publisher & Release Date: Allen & Unwin, November 2013

The Hook: “This compelling story of two young men introduces Omed, an Afghani refugee who, after his father is murdered by the Taliban, undertakes a perilous journey through Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia to seek asylum in Australia; and Hector, an Australian boy consumed by grief, who has given up on school and retreated into silence. Their paths meet at a candle factory where they both find work, and secrets fester behind the monotonous routine: secrets with terrible consequences. These two silent boys-one born in a land of great beauty and great violence, the other unable to escape the past-are tied together by words, and silenced by tragedy. The hardest bridge that Hector will ever build is the one that leads to Omed.”

Title: Fiddlehead

Author: Cherie Priest

Publisher & Release Date: Tor, November 12, 2013

The Hook:  Belle Boyd, tarnished southern spy and now Pinkerton Agent, is tapped to assist the man she spied against for years – Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln’s friend Gideon Bardsley has invented a calculating machine that could finally clinch the war for the North, called Fiddlehead. But there are warhawks on both sides that would rather the war continue, and Gideon and Belle are in the cross-hairs.

Title: The F- It List

Author: Julie Halpern

Publisher & Release Date: Feiwel & Friends, November, 12, 2013

The Hook:  I just read the first chapter excerpt on edelweiss and it sounds amazing – the voice and the history between the two friends. The summary:

“Alex’s father recently died in a car accident. And on the night of his funeral, her best friend Becca slept with Alex’s boyfriend. So things aren’t great. Alex steps away from her friendship with Becca and focuses on her family. But when Alex finally decides to forgive Becca, she finds out something that will change her world again–Becca has cancer. So what do you do when your best friend has cancer? You help her shave her head. And then you take her bucket list and try to fulfill it on her behalf. Because if that’s all you can do to help your ailing friend–you do it.”

Title: The Naturals

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publisher & Release Date: Disney-Hyperion, Nov 5

The Hook: “Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But, it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie. Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.”

 

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