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Books, Grimm, New

Upcoming new YA fiction

12.11.14 | Comment?

All Fall Down, Ally Carter. If you’re a fan of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls and Heist Society novels then you could be interested in her new series, called Embassy Row. “Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things: 1. She is not crazy. 2. Her mother was murdered. 3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay. As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her – so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door who is keeping an eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands. Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace – no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her… and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world all stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down” (goodreads.com)

Rogue Wave, Jennifer Donnelly. The second Waterfire Saga book, after Deep Blue. “Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled-powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six… As they hunt for their talismans, both Serafina and Neela find reserves of courage and cunning they didn’t know they possessed. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal, as shocking as a rogue wave” (goodreads.com)

Across the Barricades, Joan Lingard. The sequel to Twelfth Day of July. Not exactly new, in fact practically a modern classic, but we’re getting new copies and we think you should read this take on Romeo and Juliet set in politically troubled Belfast in the 1970s. Sadie is a protestant and Kevin is a Catholic. They just want to be together, but life is dangerous in  a tense and violent Northern Ireland where they (Kevin and Sadie) are supposed to be on opposing sides.

 


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