It’s Friday again, Yeah! Before I get rolling with this week‘s menu, I’d like to encourage all our YA fans out there to hop on over and download a FREE copy of The Griffin Cryer, written by my friend Julia Hughes. I’ve had Julia on the blog before, featuring her great YA book A Raucous Time. You can see my review here. I downloaded my copy, so you can add that to the menu of things I fed my reader. Click the title or cover image to go to Amazon.
Happy Friday, Paul here today and I’m anxious to share with a few of the books I’ve added to my reader this week from various sources (Amazon, authors, etc.). This is a great idea hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer. Feel free to click on the titles or cover images of any of the books to head over to Amazon for purchase. Okay, on to this week’s menu.
The first addition is Alexander Drake’s Extraordinary Pursuit by Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows. As most of you know I am a HUGE middle grade book fan and this sounds right up my alley:
Meet Alexander Drake, a curious young man living in a drab, oversized mansion with his secretive father. He spent his days playing alone. In the back of his mind he wondered what happened to his mother, and why his father was tight-lipped about the past; but secrets have a way of getting out.
Next up is The Storm Bottle by Nick Green. Another middle grade book I thought looked and sounded really good. This book is advertised as a mg/ya book with cross over appeal to adults.
Swimming with dolphins is said to be the number one thing to do before you die. For 12-year-old Michael, it very nearly is. A secret boat trip has gone tragically wrong, and now he lies unconscious in hospital.
Another entree you may find appealing is the YA thriller The Newstead Project (Vol. 1) by Melanie Schulz. As you know Sher does most of the YA books, but this one really caught my eye. I love great characters and Joel Cranston sounds great to me.
Joel Cranston shouldn’t exist. He just doesn’t know that yet. He’s lived a pretty normal life for the last sixteen years. If you consider being almost seven feet tall and good at about every sport you’ve ever played normal. Normal ends the day Newstead shows up with an invitation to come to their school.
Last, but not least, is a book that I am really excited to read. I can’t share the cover with you because it’s not out yet. I’ve added Delta Project 2: Rescue by Jessica Jaster. I loved Delta Project: Hide, and in case you missed it, you can read my review of it here. I will also be a host for Jessica’s blog hop for Delta Project 2: Rescue on April 25th, so be sure to mark your calenders.
That’s it for now, this week’s complete menu. I hope you enjoyed it and found some great book ideas. Don’t forget to stop by the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop going on right now. If you are a fan of fairy tales, you’ll love this as it features the Grimm Chronicles Volume 2. Leave me a comment and let me know what you fed your reader this week. Those things have voracious appetites, don’t they?