blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday – 6/23/10

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday – 6/23/10

Gathering The Gathering
by Kelley Armstrong
April 2011
(There is no cover for this yet so I just picked a picture I liked)

Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students—for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.

Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya's determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya's home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts getting negative vibes from certain people and things. It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret—and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.

Enchanted Ivy
by Sarah Beth Durst
Oct 2010

What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!

Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.
When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.

The Grimm Legacy
by Polly Shulman

July 2010
Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library— a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales: seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles.

When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime—or captured by the thief.

Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary— and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.

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Heidi V said...

The Grimm Legacy and The Gathering both sound like good ones! Great picks..

Dazzling Mage said...

Oooh, The Gathering looks really good! Great WoW picks!

Ren @ All By Myshelf said...

I'm really looking forward to reading The Gathering. It sounds so good, and I abolutely LOVE the Darkest Powers series!
Enchanted Ivy and Grimm Legacy sound good too, but also a little weird.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oooo Enchanted Ivy ;)

Golden Eagle said...

Nice books there!

Christina / Book Addict said...

They all look really good- especially Enchanted Ivy. Awesome picks!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Pretty pick for The Gathering! And I can't wait until Enchanted Ivy; three words: SARAH BETH DURST. Great choices! :)

Candace said...

These look like some good ones!

A Life Bound By Books said...

Great picks this week guys!

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