Monday, March 11, 2013

Tuesday Tomorrow

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint and Charles Vess
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Format: Hardcover, 304 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"The magic is all around you, if only you open your eyes....

Lillian Kindred spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic in her hills--until the day the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. Now Lillian must set out on a perilous adventure that will lead her through untamed lands of fabled creatures--from Old Mother Possum to the fearsome Bear People--to find a way to make things right.

In this whimsical, original folktale written and illustrated throughout in vibrant full color by two celebrated masters of modern fantasy, a young girl's journey becomes an enchanting coming-of-age story about magic, friendship, and the courage to shape one's own destiny."

It's cats! Well, it's also a wonderful storyteller combined with one of my favorite illustrators... but really, it's about cats, and your cat overlords demand that you go and buy it to read to them.

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Format: Hardcover, 352 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . .

When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.

Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.

Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale."

I've recently become very interested in the tales about Bluebeard. They seem to be very interesting and gruesome, but less mainstream. Therefore with my love of Fairy Tale re-tellings combined with this new interest, this is the perfect book for me right now!

Code: A Virals Novel by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
Published by: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Format: Hardcover, 416 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"The Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by "The Gamemaster." A second, greater geocache is within reach--if the Virals are up to the challenge.

But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the other box--a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. Now, the real game has begun: another bomb is out there--a real one--and the clock is ticking.

So first off, what's with this blase new cover design? Secondly, is Kathy now handing this series off to person of unknown relation to her but has the same last name?

Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth
Published by: Ecco
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Format: Paperback, 336 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berk-shire Hospital in Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for about twenty-five years. Jennifer died in May 2011 after a short illness, leaving her husband, Philip; two daughters; and three grandchildren. Her books have all been bestsellers in England."

The final book that Jennifer Worth wrote about her life of midwifery, so enjoy it! At least once you finish the books you'll still have the tv show!


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