Curveball: the Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick.
Book: 285 p. Scholastic Press, March, 2012. 978-0-545-32069-6.
Audiobook: unabridged on 1 MP3-CD. 5 hours, 6 minutes. Read by Luke Daniels. Brilliance Audio, March, 2012. 978-1-61106-148-2.
This will be a reread for me. I was lucky enough to snag an arc at ALA last summer. I put in a pre-order knowing that I would be donating the book to my library's collection. (Hey! It's March! Who has budget money left in March? I didn't want to wait until September to add it to the collection.) When I learned that the audio was also releasing, I pre-ordered that as well. I will reread it with my ears.
ARCs for review:
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. 308 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Group, May 8, 2012. 978-0-547-64570-4.
Publisher synopsis: It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.
When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.
The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love ...
The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell. 278 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Group. April 17, 2012. 978-0-547-60842-6.
Publisher Synopsis: It’s a long way from Baltimore to Oklahoma Territory. But Zora Stewart will go any distance to put the tragic events of her sixteenth summer behind her. So this city girl heads to the tiny frontier town of West Glory to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going.
Sequel to The Vespertine.
A Girl Named Digit by Annabelle Monaghan. 187 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Group. June 5, 2012. 978-0-547-66852-9.
Publisher synopsis: Farrah "Digit" Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah, the daughter of a UCLA math professor, unknowingly cracks a terrorist group's number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting. Soon she is personally investigating the case, on the run from terrorists, and faking her own kidnapping—all while trying to convince a young, hot FBI agent to take her seriously. So much for blending in . . .
Thanks to Houghton Mifflin for sending these three.
That's what's on tap for me reading-wise. What was in your mailbox? Happy reading!