Friday, February 13, 2009

Unlucky in Love

A Novel Idea by Aimee Friedman

Required reading has never been so hot.
Once upon a time there was a Brooklyn hipster named Norah. Unlucky in love, and short on extracurriculars for her college apps, Norah decided to start a book group. She knew the perfect locale -- a local indie bookstore with a crush-worthy cutie manning the soy latte counter.
When the first meeting arrives, Norah gets a page-turning surprise. The attendees may be bookish, but there are also a few hotties! Most noteworthy: sweet, literary James. He's like a modern Jane Austen hero.... Only, how to snag him?
Ever the romantic heroine, Norah devises a secret plan. And if it works, Norah may just find her "Happily Ever After" love story. The End.
What other books are unlucky in love?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Love Conquers All

Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson

Seventeen-year-old Kaitlin Malone was born to hate the Crutchfields. The hatred her family has harbored for generations is the one thing she can count on--and the very thing she believes will sustain her now that her father has been imprisoned for murdering Robert Crutchfield. But then Kaitlin stumbles on a rare opportunity to walk in the "enemies' shoes" and what she discovers rocks the foundation of her entire world.

"Fans will be glued to this weepy tale of love and deception.
Irresistible . . . " –Booklist

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love Rocks!

The wait is over for the paperback of this irresistible, fast-paced, hit-worthy debut!

When funny, charming, absolutely-normal Audrey Cuttler dumps her boyfriend Evan, he writes a song about her that becomes a number-one hit-and rockets Audrey to stardom!

Suddenly, tabloid paparazzi are on her tail and Audrey can barely hang with her friends at concerts or the movies without getting mobbed-let alone score a date with James, her adorable coworker at the Scooper Dooper. Her life will never be the same-at least, not until Audrey confronts Evan live on MTV and lets the world know exactly who she is!

“Benway displays a keen ear for dialogue; this fi rst novelist has a knack for showcasing her characters’ wit as well as their sincere concern for one another. Irresistible.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Okay, rock 'em if you got 'em. Let's hear your suggestions.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love Games

by Marlene Perez

Scholastic/Point (Summer, 2008) ISBN-10: 0545019915ISBN-13: 978-0545019910

All’s fair in love and billiards.

At the pool table, Chloe is an expert. She can see all the angles, sink all her shots. But when it comes to love, she’s more of a novice—unlike her beautiful best friend Bridget, who plays to win.
But when Alex comes to town, he changes everything. Slick and confident, he makes Chloe feel things she’s never felt before, and he even beats her at pool. The trouble is, Bridget also has her sights set on him. Meanwhile, Chloe’s old friend, Theo, seems to want to be more than her pool partner.
When dealing with friendship and love, will Chloe be stuck behind the 8-ball? Or is this a game she can win?

" . . . a sweet novel of first love."

Let the games begin! Any other suggestions for the "games" love plays?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Love is Loyal

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Little, Brown - February, 2008

When Jenna Vaughn’s childhood sweetheart unexpectedly comes back into her life during her senior year of high school, she is forced to confront her troubled past.

A story about the power of memory, the bond of friendship, and the quiet resilience of our childhood hearts.

Available in hardback, paperback, and as a Kindle E-Book!

Kirkus says: "Haunting and ultimately hopeful....A convincing, fire person narrative voice....Zarr transfixes teen readers with enticing explorations of identity and enduring love."

Any other books that come to mind of enduring and loyal love?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Love is Magical

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?

Inspired by the ballad "Scarborough Fair," Impossible combines suspense, fantasy, and romance.

Any other "magical" faves? Let's hear them!