Another month and another load of books I cannot wait to read
Cleo by Lucy Coats
Her precious mother is
dead - and it isn't an accident! The young Cleopatra - Pharaoh's
illegitimate daughter - must flee the royal palace at Alexandria or die
too. As her evil half-sisters usurp the throne, Cleo finds sanctuary at
the sacred temple of Isis, where years later she becomes initiated into
the secret Sisters of the Living Knot. But now Isis's power is failing,
Egypt is in danger, and Cleo must prove her loyalty to her goddess by
returning to the Alexandria she hates. She must seek out the hidden map
which is the key to returning Isis's power - on pain of death. But will
she be able to evade her horrible sisters? And will she find dreamy
Khai, the über-hot Librarian boy she met as she fled Alexandria years
before? Cleo's powerful destiny is about to unfold...
The history geek in me is super excited about this.
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
When Gia Montgomery's
boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school
prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends
about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved
he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister,
she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two
hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back
the real Bradley.
The problem is that days after prom, it's not
the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose
name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're
done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends
to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party — three
hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.
Just when Gia begins to
wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley
comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to
destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.
I have loved Kasie's previous books and I cannot wait for this one.
We are Made of Molecules
Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.
Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.
worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with
Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it,
but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real
reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position
at the top of the social ladder.
They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.
I've heard so many good things about this book from so many people whose opinions about books I agree with so I can't wait for this book purely based on their recommendations.
Liberty's Fire by Lydia Syson
Paris, 1871. Four young
people will rewrite their destinies. Paris is in revolt. After months of
siege at the hands of the Prussians, a wind of change is blowing
through the city, bringing with it murmurs of a new revolution. Alone
and poverty-stricken, sixteen-year-old Zephyrine is quickly lured in by
the ideals of the city's radical new government, and she finds herself
swept away by its promises of freedom, hope, equality and rights for
women. But she is about to fall in love for a second time, following a
fateful encounter with a young violinist. Anatole's passion for his
music is soon swiftly matched only by his passion for this fierce and
magnificent girl. He comes to believe in Zephyrine's new politics - but
his friends are not so sure. Opera-singer Marie and photographer Jules
have desires of their own, and the harsh reality of life under the
Commune is not quite as enticing for them as it seems to be for Anatole
and Zephyrine. And when the violent reality of revolution comes crashing
down at all their feet, can they face the danger together - or will
they be forced to choose where their hearts really lie?
Another author whose books I love. I have found of late that there's not been a huge amount of decent historical fiction out there but Lydia always delivers something clever and thoughtful which is well researched.
For Holly by Tanya Byrne
Lola Durand hates her stepmother. It's a cliché but it's true.
Durand can't get through to her father. He never wants to talk about
the things that matter: why they had to move to Paris, why he had to
marry evil Agatha, and how they can get through the heartache of her
mother's death together.
If he won't listen, she'll show him.
She'll show him the truth about his new wife and then her life can go
back to normal, just the way she likes it.
Lola Durand knows a secret about her stepmother. She's going to share it.
I love Tanya's books. They are a perfect example of what I adore about UKYA. I cannot wait to read this.