I decided to start a new weekly thing. Every Friday I will post about a new recent release I’m excited to read. Today I have a gorgeous book to present to you:
THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing
Details about the book:
Release date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Length: 432 pages
Series: The Lone City #1 (trilogy)
Genres: Contemporary, YA, mental illness,
dark, thriller, romance.
What is the book about?:
Step on a crack, break your mother's back,
Touch another person's skin, and Dad's gone for good . . .
Caddie has a history of magical thinking—of playing games in her head to cope with her surroundings—but it's never been this bad before.
When her parents split up, “Don't touch” becomes Caddie's mantra. Maybe if she keeps from touching another person's skin, Dad will come home. She knows it doesn't make sense, but her games have never been logical. Soon, despite Alabama's humidity, she's covering every inch of her skin and wearing evening gloves to school.
And that's where things get tricky. Even though Caddie's the new girl, it's hard to pass off her compulsions as artistic quirks. Friends notice things. Her drama class is all about interacting with her scene partners, especially Peter, who's auditioning for the role of Hamlet. Caddie desperately wants to play Ophelia, but if she does, she'll have to touch Peter . . . and kiss him. Part of Caddie would love nothing more than to kiss Peter—but the other part isn't sure she's brave enough to let herself fall.
From rising star Rachel M. Wilson comes a powerful, moving debut novel of the friendship and love that are there for us, if only we'll let them in.
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Credit for inspiration post:
I found both of the books thanks to the ARC-party of EpicReads. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then I really recommend looking at their YouTube-channel.
They talk about everything in the YA-world. Every Wednesday they do a live hangout, called #TeaTime and talk about books, what they’re reading exc.
A few times a year they do an #ArcParty where they present all books that are coming out in the next few months. That is how I find most of my tbr books.
So, if you’re into YA, then you should really watch their videos. The two girls hosting it are so funny and 100% real booknerds! ;)