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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Debut YA Book Birthday

Can it really be possible that we're only celebrating two debut YA book birthdays this week?  Looks like everyone's shaving up for next week...

In the meantime, let's hear it for:
The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the
king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least
Cecily will finally be the lady of the house.

Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there
herself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she must
wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl.

While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners,
Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are rising
ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad (making his American YA debut)
It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever.

Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune.

Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan.

Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.

It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.

In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

Do either of these novel pique your interest??


Vicky said...

The Wicked and the Just has such a beautiful cover!! I love the whole background and the colours <3 :)

Katja Weinert said...

172 hours on the Moon sounds great! The whole idea of a limited cast of characters stuck somewhere beyond help, well that's just chilling and thrilling :-)

Eliza Tilton said...

172 hours sounds awesome.

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