I came across this one when I was catching up with Google Reader and Mundie Moms the trailer for this book is amazing so I am also including it. I honestly think this book would be a terrific addition to any school library. Check out Mundie Moms brilliant review HERE
Title: The Apothecary
Author: Maile Meloy
Publisher: Penguin USA
Publication Date: 4 Oct 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads
It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.
Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover.
How fabulous is this trailer.
This is another one I am totally blaming Mundie Moms for. The cover is drool worthy, the review (HERE) begs you to snatch it up and the trailer is mesmerising. Is it wrong that I also want it for myself.
The Faerie RingSeries: The Faerie RingAuthor: Kiki HamiltonPublisher: Tor TeensPublication Date: 14 Nov 2011Synopsis from AmazonThe year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood - Tiki's blood. Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched - and protected - by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen's son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist. Prince, pauper, and thief - all must work together to secure the treaty...
You want it now too don't you.