Every Wednesday night while my oldest daughter is at her choir practice, my 2 year old daughter and I hit the Chapters nearby for a couple of hours. She plays with the Thomas the Tank Engine set and I drool over books that I want. Last night I sought out a few that have been creating some buzz in the blogosphere, so I finally had a chance to read the first few pages of each one, and can I just say HOW MUCH I AM DYING TO READ EACH ONE OF THEM NOW???!!!!
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Sounds cool right?
This is totally my kind of book in every way. It is a novel about a 15 year old prostitute in India, and is her notes about her life and her "profession". The first page had me riveted, and it was all I could do to not run up and buy it. And LOOK AT THE COVER!
Here is an excerpt from the letter written by the publisher:
SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater
This is one that has been around for awhile, but I finally had a chance to have a look and read the first couple of pages. I ALREADY love it, and can't WAIT to read it!
Here is the description courtesy of Amazon.ca:
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human -- until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
Sounds amazing, right?
Okay, so I left the bookstore feeling......well.... empty handed! I could almost feel the weight of all of the books stacked in my hands, and if it wasn't almost Christmas I would not be responsible for my credit card bill! They were all just TOO GOOD!
Have a WONDERFUL day!