Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Blogger Convention Scholarship! Apply Now!

One of the ways I've decided to celebrate my book deal is to offer a book blogger scholarship to the 2011 Book Blogger Convention in New York City on May 27th.

Are you a book blogger who would love to go to BBC and BEA but you just can't afford it? Then this merit/need based scholarship for 1 free BBC/BEA admission (worth $120) + $500 towards expenses is for you!

You must be 18 or older (per BEA rules)
You must be a book blogger with at least 20 posted book reviews as of March 30th, 2011
You must not have already registered for BEA and BBC (no refunds allowed)
You must attend BBC on May 27, 2011 to pick up your prize money
You must fill out this form by April 13, 2011 and explain why you should be chosen to attend

All qualified entrants will be reviewed by me and Michelle (co-organizer of BBC). We will choose 10 finalists and draw one name at random as the winner. The winner will be informed by April 20, 2011.


Why are you doing this?
I cannot stress enough how much book blogging helped me grow as a writer.  I studied Journalism in college and I’ve worked for over ten years as an advertising copywriter, but writing fiction is a whole different ballgame.  Over the past 3 years, I’ve read hundreds of YA novels and thousands of book blogger reviews. It has really given me a feel for what works and what doesn’t in terms of structure, pacing, characterization, dialogue and other craft issues. Also, the support from the community – from both authors and bloggers – has been invaluable in building my confidence and getting me to go for it. And I would love to give something back to the community!

I already registered for BEA (via free press registration) but at this time I can't afford to stay for BBC. Can I still apply for the scholarship?
Yes. Please mention this when filling out the form.

If I win the BBC scholarship, can I also attend BEA?
Yes. Your BBC registration also registers you for BEA.

Where can I find out more about the speakers and panels at BBC?
At the BBC website.

If I win, what can I use the prize money for?
If you win, you can use the prize money to pay for transportation, lodging and meals. Unless otherwise arranged with me, the winner will receive the $500 in prize money in cash on May 27th at the BBC.

Who is donating the prize money?
I am.

Is the scholarship open to international bloggers?
Of course.

Any other questions?  Ask them in the comments!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Return of Cat Tuesday (24)

More kitteh cuteness! (Lu and Kaia)

And even more! (Emmy and Lu)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book Deal Announced!

Exciting news! And I'm finally allowed to share:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has acquired a YA novel called Level Two by Lenore Appelhans, in a joint acquisition with CBS Films. According to S&S, this is the first time the company has coordinated a deal so that an author received a simultaneous book and film offer. In Level Two, the liminal place between our world (Level One) and heaven, Felicia spends her days reliving her memories from the security of her pod—until she gets broken out by Julian, a boy she met on Earth. Appelhans writes the popular YA blog Presenting Lenore. Level Two will be published in either fall 2012 or spring 2013, with a 200,000-copy first printing.

(via Publisher's Weekly Children's Bookshelf)

Yay! (Understatement of the year!)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Book Review: Kindred by Tammar Stein

College Freshman Miriam gets a task from God to save a classmate. Her failure to take it seriously gives Miriam a crisis of conscious. But even worse, she discovers that her twin brother Mo may be working for the devil.

KINDRED is a deep and unflinching exploration of faith, freedom of choice and sibling relationships. Miriam is a believably complex protagonist at the cusp of adulthood wrestling not only with angelic visitation and the cosmic battle between good and evil but also a scary health condition and a would be mass murderer.

I was riveted by the personal, spiritual journey Miriam goes through – the lives she touches and those that touch hers. I loved how the “paranormal” aspects of this are grounded in the real world by such a real character.

(Also? If you are one of those readers that complain there aren’t enough bathroom breaks in fiction – this is your book!)

KINDRED is available in hardcover now. Find out more about it at the author’s website.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Return of Cat Tuesday (23)

These two just love each other so much!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bears in Picture Books

Let's talk about bears! 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle (Henry Holt) 
Brown Bear might be the most famous picture book bear of all.  But he does have to share the this rhyming book with Yellow Duck, Blue Horse, Red Bird, Green Frog and others...

So if you want MORE BEARS...well you'll just have to check out More Bears by Kenn Nesbitt/Troy Cummings (Sourcebooks).  In this wacky picture book, an author sits down to write a book that has nothing to do with bears, but his audience keeps demanding MORE BEARS - until there are so many bears, the story collapses.

If you are looking for more serious bears, then dive into the non-fiction treat Bears! Bears! Bears! by Bob Barner (Chronicle) that introduces the major bears around the world (polar bear, sun bear, panda bear, sloth bear, and more) in lovely illustrations.  In the back, you get some bear facts and a world map of bears. Find out more at the author's website (Flash + sound).

Or maybe you prefer a sweet bedtime story with only polar bears? How about Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson/Stephen Savage (Scholastic)?  In it, a polar bear cub takes a moonlit walk and sees a sleeping walrus, sleeping seals and whales and finally a star shower. 

And then there's the realistically portrayed friendship between Bug and Bear by Ann Bonwill/Layn Marlow (Oxford UK, Marshall Cavendish US). Bear is tired and grumpy, annoyed that bug wants to play games.  Bear tries many ways to ditch bug, but finally they find an activity they can do together. Find out more at the author's website!

For more suggestions, see this list of bear picture books at Flashlight Worthy Books and this list of bear picture books at Squidoo.

What are your favorite picture books featuring bears?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Return of Cat Tuesday (22)

Ok, this is pretty much the cutest kitty pose I have ever seen.

I think I better retire while I'm on top, don't you?  ;)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: Lost & Found by Shaun Tan

It's no secret I am a fan of Shaun Tan's artwork in THE ARRIVAL and TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA, so when I found out that Scholastic was coming out with an omnibus editions of three of his early works, I knew I had to have it.

All three included works are wonderfully bizzare.  THE LOST THING, for which Shaun Tan just won an animation Oscar (I've met an Oscar winner!), was my favorite.  I liked the simple language of the narrator and his concern for the lost thing.  It's very touching!  I also really enjoyed the haunting quality of THE RED TREE and the social awareness of THE RABBITS.

Here's a spread:

Check out Shaun Tan's website.  Watch the trailer for THE LOST THING.

I have 2 copies of the book to give away today.  US only.  Fill out this form and good luck!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book Review: Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

Caityln has always felt out of place in her Podunk American town so when she’s offered a place at a boarding school in France, she has no problem whatsoever leaving her life behind. Once there, Caitlyn falls in love with a ghost, Raphael, who was killed centuries ago. Oh and she also has to solve the mystery of who she really is…

Ok, so…there are many aspects of this novel that require a serious ability to suspend disbelief – but if you are able to do that, then you’ll have fun with the clever twists and turns of this sweet paranormal romance.

There’s quite a bit of historical intrigue woven in. In fact, it reminded me a bit of THE DA VINCI CODE in that they had to decipher clues that lead to more clues. Wash, rinse, repeat.

WAKE UNTO ME comes out March 31, 2011. Find out more about it at the author’s website. (NOTE: Lisa also writes Erotica, so some website content may not be something you want to access at work or in front of children).

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Return of Cat Tuesday (21)

Looks like someone forgot to close the door of the washing machine...

Silly Emmy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dystopian February Recap!

Thank you so much for bearing with me during my reduced Dystopian February.  Though I only had time to read half of what I planned to, most of what I did end up reading was amazing.

In fact, I had 3 reads this month that got the 5 Zombie Chicken rating - the most ever in one month!  Those books were:

Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Divergent by Veronica Roth

I also read and reviewed:

Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier 
Outside In by Maria V Synder
Wired by Robin Wasserman
Grace by Elizabeth Scott
The Girl Who Was on Fire, ed. by Leah Wilson

Drought by Pam Bachorz
Memento Nora by Angie Smibert

Those That Wake by Jesse Karp

I spotlighted several books and short stories that I read years ago:

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Examination Day by Henry Slesar
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri Tepper
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

I got to interview 3 lovely authors:

Megan McCafferty discusses Bumped
Pam Bachorz discusses Drought
Angie Smibert discusses Memento Nora

I did a massive preview post of upcoming books in the genre
Two cool bloggers wrote up their visions of dystopian mash-ups: Emily and Megan

Plus I had a bunch of contests!

Natalie at This Purple Crayon wins the mega prize pack for her review of Beth Revis' Across the Universe!
Lynossa at Deranged Book Lovers wins a copy of Drought by Pam Bachorz! *International winner*
Vivien of Wichita, KS wins a copy of Memento Nora by Angie Smibert!
Lindsay Cummings wins the marked up copy of Lauren Oliver's Delirium!
Lacey of Reading on the Run wins the pre-order of Bumped by Megan McCafferty!

I'll shoot the winners an e-mail to let them know their prizes on the way.

And yes - Dystopian August will be back!!! (I will be reading ahead a bit so that there will definitely be more reviews next time).  But we had fun didn't we?  Thanks for all your comments and participation and for generally making the month awesome.  You all rock!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Book Review: Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich

Irene finds out that her possessive husband Gil is reading her diary. She decides to start a “true” diary and uses the “fake” diary to manipulate him. See, Irene has decided that she wants to leave Gil, but Gil insists he’ll never let her go, at least not with their three children. What follows is a family descent into some very dark places…

I’ve been hearing that I should read Erdrich for years (and in fact, have two of her other books unread on my shelves) and I was so incredibly impressed by this novel, I am wondering why I waited so long.

Erdrich gets to the emotional truth of her scenes - of the dysfunctional marriage that is also an artist/muse relationship. Neither character is particularly likeable, and all signs point to a tragic ending, but I was riveted. For me, this was one of those rare treasures, a deep literary fiction novel that is also a page turner.

I read this as part of a TLC tour.  Check out the other stops!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dystopian February Wrap-up...

...will be coming on Sunday - including prize winners.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Upcoming Dystopians in 2011 and 2012

Because of the way the dystopian genre has just exploded, there are a ton of new reads coming up!  I'm sure I missed some, but the 21! ones listed here are the ones on my radar.

See also this list I made during Dystopian August.  Oh and this list too. I've only included a book here again if it now has a shiny new cover to fawn over!  Same with sequels.

Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives on the island of America Pacifica--one of the last places on earth that is still habitable, after North America has succumbed to a second ice age. Education, food, and basic means of survival are the province of a chosen few, while the majority of the island residents must struggle to stay alive. The rich live in "Manhattanville" mansions made from the last pieces of wood and stone, while the poor cower in the shantytown slums of "Hell City" and "Little Los Angeles," places built out of heaped up trash that is slowly crumbling into the sea. The island is ruled by a mysterious dictator named Tyson, whose regime is plagued by charges of corruption and conspiracy.

But to Darcy, America Pacifica is simply home--the only one she's ever known. In spite of their poverty she lives contentedly with her mother, who works as a pearl diver. It's only when her mother doesn't come home one night that Darcy begins to learn about her past as a former "Mainlander," and her mother's role in the flight from frozen California to America Pacifica. Darcy embarks on a quest to find her mother, navigating the dark underbelly of the island, learning along the way the disturbing truth of Pacifica's early history, the far-reaching influence of its egomaniacal leader, and the possible plot to murder some of the island's first inhabitants--including her mother.

Little, Brown: May 1, 2011

Publisher's Weekly Review
DRY SOULS by Denise Getson
Kira has never listened to the rain on the roof, swum in a lake or seen a cloud. All of those things need water, and in Kira's world nearly all of the water has disappeared due to the ecological disasters created generations earlier. What remains is strictly rationed by the government. Kira never doubts this system until the day she discovers a wonderful gift - she can bring forth water merely by touching the ground with her hand. Suddenly Kira dreams of refilling streams, rivers, and lakes and ending the permanent drought afflicting mankind. Unfortunately the government appears to have different ideas. Controlling the water has given them an unprecedented degree of power over the population - power, the government may not want to give back.

CBAY Books: May 16, 2011

Read the first 5 chapters of DRY SOULS online!

AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky
In the year 2060, everything is done digitally. Kids no longer go to schools. They stay home and take classes online. Adults work from home, too. Even dating is no longer done in person. Why walk on a real beach when you can stroll down a digitally remastered one instead? No bad weather, no seagulls, nothing real to ruin a perfectly fine time.

Though she's grown up in this digital world, something about being cut off from everyone doesn't sit right with seventeen-year-old Madeline. Her favorite activity--the only one she does off line--is soccer. She likes the physicality of it and the comradery with the other girls.

Then she meets Justin. He, too, prefers life off line. It's all he talks about. He even takes her out to a real coffee shop and an underground club. Maybe it's his attentiveness, or the physical closeness of actually being with someone, or just that he's very good looking, Madie is definitely drawn to him. But there's also something very aloof about him, like perhaps he's hiding something.

When Madie uncovers the truth, she's faced with the question: What's more important, fighting for what you believe in or love?

Houghton Mifflin: May 23, 2011.

ASHES, ASHES by Jo Treggiari
A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.

Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet, a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.

Scholastic: June 1, 2011

Author Jo Treggiari Website

POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Simon & Schuster: June 7, 2011

Author Elana Johnson blog

BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Simon & Schuster: June 7, 2011

FLASHBACK by Dan Simmons
The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he's lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result.

Nick may be a lost soul but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.

Regan Arthur Books: July 1, 2011

DARK PARTIES by Sara Grant
Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield "protects" them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there's nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says...

Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a "dark party" to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she's ever known, including the people she loves the most.

Little, Brown: August 3, 2011

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

Everyone except Jenna Fox.

Henry Holt: August 30, 2011

AWAY by Teri Hall
(Sequel to THE LINE)
Rachel’s adventure continues when she Crosses into the mysterious territory known as Away.

Penguin: September 18, 2011

Author Teri Hall Website

EVE by Anna Carey
The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. Wildlife has grown over once recognizable landmarks, and the New America is ruled by a controlling King who will stop at nothing to rebuild the nation—including enslaving its boys and turning its girls into broodmares.

The Eve Trilogy is a breathlessly told story with an unforgettable heroine. Anna Carey has imagined a remarkable and unique world, and brings a compelling new voice to the dystopian genre. Eve offers a haunting glimpse of the global pandemic some scientists say is inevitable, and a world forever altered by its aftermath. Fans of Twilight and The Hunger Games will revel in this epic story of forbidden love, and an unforgettable heroine’s extraordinary adventure.

HarperCollins: October 4, 2011

VARIANT by Robinson Wells
Benson Fisher is a foster kid from the slums of Pittsburgh, who, trying to leave his old life behind, gets a scholarship to a private high school in the mountains of New Mexico. However, once he gets there, he realizes that the school is definitely not what he was expecting: it’s surrounded by razor-wire fences and tall brick walls, and the students inside are essentially prisoners–they have no contact with the outside world. There are no adults, either, and the other students are just like him–kids from the fringes of society who no one will miss. Well, almost all of the kids are like him.

A modern day dystopian Lord of the Flies set at a boarding school where not everything is as it seems and every day is a fight for survival.

Harper Teen: October 18, 2011

Author Robinson Wells Website

SCORED by Lauren McLaughlin
Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored's reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets.

Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.

Random House: October 31, 2011

THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting
Words are the most dangerous weapon of all.

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime

Simon & Schuster: November 15, 2011

LEGEND by Marie Lu
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....

Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.

Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.

Only one person could be responsible.


And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.

The truth they'll uncover will become legend.

Penguin: November 28, 2011

THE DARK INSIDE by Jeyn Roberts
Four teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. THE DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.

Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.

Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.

Mason: His mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground. Everyone he knows is killed.

Aries: A school bus, an aftershock and a crash. Pulled out of the wreckage by a mysterious stranger, she’s about to discover a world changed forever.

Clementine: An emergency meeting at the town hall that descends into murderous chaos. Outside the rest of their community encircle with weapons. How can those you trust turn into savage strangers?

Michael: A brutal road rage incident. When the police arrive on the scene they gun down the guilty and turn on the by-standing crowd. Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad?

Simon & Schuster: Fall 2011

From the Publishers Marketplace announcement:

… about forbidden lovers from radically different societies - following a girl banished from her enclosed, technology-bound city out into the deadly natural world, where she encounters a savage boy who becomes her only chance to survive and return home…

Harper Collins: Winter 2012

INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows
About the only girl who is new in a world where everyone is perpetually reincarnated, and her quest to discover why she was born, and what happened to the person she replaced.

Harper Collins: Winter 2012

THE OTHER LIFE By Susan Winnacker
Sherry and her family have lived sealed in a bunker in the garden since things went wrong up above. Her grandfather has been in the freezer for the last three months, her parents are at each other’s throats and two minutes ago they ran out of food.

Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ - rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.

While searching for food in a supermarket, Sherry’s father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a boy-hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a tumble-down vineyard in the hills outside LA, where a handful of other survivors are picking up the pieces of their ‘other lives’. As she falls in love for the first time, Sherry must save her father, stay alive and keep Joshua safe when his desire for vengeance threatens them all.

Marshall Cavendish: Spring 2012

ASHES OF TWILIGHT by Cassie Taylor
A steampunk/dystopian series in which a girl works as a coal miner to support a domed city and how she unwittingly becomes the catalyst in a rebellion that ends the dome and the levels of hierarchy within her society.

St.Martin's: Early 2012

GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu
Seventeen-year-old Zoe Gray is a cybernetically-enhanced teenager living in an underground society when her internal hardware begins to malfunction. She slowly realizes that her body is changing, that she’s developing powerful telekinesis, and that she’s not alone. Even though getting caught could mean reprogramming, or worse, deactivation, Zoe begins to seek out other glitchers in society, including a dreamer named Adrian who can see the future, a boy named Max who can mimic other’s appearances, and a young girl named Molly with X-ray vision. They work together to plan their escape, but soon learn there is another powerful faction at work whose ambitions threaten all their carefully laid plans.

St. Martins, Summer 2012

Whew!  So tell me, any I missed that you are excited about?

Return of Cat Tuesday (20)

Looks like we have to fight Kaia for the remote...