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Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Book Birthday (May 15th 2012)

A (possibly) daily feature spotlighting new and hot book releases as they pop up on the market! :) It's not a meme, but if you want, feel free to join the fun! :)


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Hardcover, US edition, 327 pages
Published by Hyperion Books for Children

Oct. 11th, 1943—A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.

When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage and failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? 

Harrowing and beautifully written, Elizabeth Wein creates a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. Code Name Verity is an outstanding novel that will stick with you long after the last page


Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Hardcover, 398 pages
Published by Viking Juvenile

In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free--
and love comes at the highest price of all. 

When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.


A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

Hardcover, US edition, 352 pages
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books


You’d think being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire would be about as good as it gets. But it isn’t as great as it sounds. For one thing, Princes are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Khemri discovers that the moment he is proclaimed a Prince.

He also discovers mysteries within the hidden workings of the Empire. Dispatched on a secret mission, Khemri comes across the ruins of a space battle. In the midst of it all he meets a young woman named Raine, who will challenge his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.


Amy said...

Thanks for sharing hon!!

bookworm105 said...

This is great! I'm hoping to finish Code Name Verity soon and the others sound really great!

Thanks for sharing! =D

Ari (Reading After Midnight) said...

I love the cover for Code Name Verity, and the story seems to be really interesting as well.
I'm adding it to my to read shelf, thanks for sharing!

Happy midnight reading!

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