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Charming Pretties

Two trusted authors and a debut. Two contemporaries and a fantasy. Two YAs and an adult. However you slice it, these three pretties are utterly charming and I am eager as can be to get my hands on them. 2014, you are looking good, my friend.

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
I'm kind of crushing on this adorable cover and its tagline, "Sometimes love is everything you can't say." Disabled teen Amy has one goal for her senior year of high school: make a single real friend. In Matthew she finds that and more. Touted for fans of Eleanor & Park (which I still have to read), this one has my attention.
Due out June 3rd

It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning
You all know my feelings on Ms. Manning's Unsticky. Ahem. The unacknowledged daughter of a famous rock star, Ellie's life has been quiet until the paparazzi ferret her out. Amid the chaos enters her father's disturbingly charming (and ruthless) lawyer and, well, I really can't wait.
Due out February 13th (UK)

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
I think about Anderson's prose in Tiger Lily. I think about it All. The Time. And I have been rabidly eagerly awaiting her next novel. I was prepared to not even care what it was about. As it happens, it's about friends, ghosts, disappearing girls, and snow. Win/win.
Due out July 1st

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  1. Anonymous9:11 AM

    I want the Sarra Manning and the Jodi Lynn Anderson books! They're so pretty.

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    1. So pretty. And they look so good.

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  2. Oh, this reminds me that I really need to read Anderson. I know I meant to after reading your review of TIGER LILY, but I returned the book to the library unread. Fix that, self!

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    1. Ooh. You do. It's so lovely in every sense, in every word.

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  3. I am so excited for It Felt Like a Kiss. So, so excited.

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  4. I love the way the three covers look together! They all sound like winners.

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    1. Me, too, Lin. It's one of my favorite thing about these posts, arranging complementary covers.

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