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It seems like 2010 has been a book buying year so far. Usually, I shop for books because either the book is so good that I'll want to reread it several times or none of the libraries in my area own a copy. Lately, it seems as though many libraries aren't buying as many books by first time authors. That's very sad, because there have been some excellent books written by debut authors and it makes it hard to share their work with patrons when you aren't able to add them to the library collection. Okay, I'll get off the soapbox now. . . This is what I've been reading.
From the library:
Wish by Alexandra Bullen (Point, January 12, 2010) -- ARC
Darkhenge by Catherine Fisher (Greenwillow Books, 2005)
Shadowland by Alyson Noel (St. Martin's Griffen, 2009)
Bought for review:
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (Point, December 29, 2009)
The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard (Viking, January 7, 2010)
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves (Simon Pulse, January 5, 2010)
Here is one you might not know that much about:
Wish by Alexandra Bullen (Point, January 12, 2010)
Summary from Goodreads: For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.
With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
Magical dresses and wishes. . . sounds like it will be a fun book. Can't wait to get started.
What's in your mailbox this week?