Monday, 8 December 2008
Books recommended for 2009 Part one
I am like a kid in a sweet shop when it comes to books; hence I am always looking ahead to see what new books are coming out. Here are some of the books of note which should hit the book stores next year. All of these titles are worth a look. I hope you enjoy reading each synopsis and that they get you excited to the point that you need to read them immediately.
I am always looking forward to some feedback in any of the post.So please do so.
Book One (one to watch)
By Philip Reeve -Fever Crumb
The long-awaited prequel to the critically acclaimed and award winning Mortal Engines quartet. Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London?
May 2009 Scholastic
By Sam Osman - Quicksilver
Three children, born on different continents, mysteriously connected by the power of ancient leylines. What cosmic force brings them to an ordinary London suburb to fulfill a prophesy written in pre-history? Will it explain why their parents have vanished? And the chilling secret of who they really are?
A gripping mystery from a very exciting new writer that links our modern world to the forgotten wisdom of lost civilizations.
I have no more information on this title as i can't find a release date for this book may be published by Scholastic 2009
Patricia Wrede - Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic Book)
Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild.
Out April 15 2009 Scholastic Press
Book four My tip for for sucsess next year.
Francisco Stork - Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear--part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify--and he's always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm's mailroom in order to experience "the real world." There Marcelo meets Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm. (cont'd)
He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file -- a picture of a girl with half a face -- that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.
Reminiscent of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary novel is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.
Out March 2009 Arthur A. Levine Books