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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Spotlight: Debuts I would like to see in the UK - April/May


These are some of the books that are debuting in the US this month that I would love to see in the UK; all the publisher details and publications dates refer to the US publications.

Title: Of Poseidon
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Fiewel and Friends
Publication Date: 22 May 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish.

What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings.

Stunning cover and the perfect addition to Greek Mythology in YA.

Series: The Vicious Deep #1
Author:  Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: 1 May 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.

Another great addition to Greek Mythology in YA

Read an Excerpt HERE

Title: Ripper
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: 8 April 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

In 1888, following her mother's sudden death, 17-year-old Arabella Sharp goes to live with her grandmother in a posh London neighborhood. At her grandmother's request, Abbie volunteers at Whitechapel Hospital, where she discovers a passion for helping the unfortunate women and children there. But within days, female patients begin turning up brutally murdered at the hands of Jack the Ripper.

How brilliant does that sound.

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