OK...so this is my first New Books This Week post because I'm so excited about all the books that I've gotten this week, and I want to start sharing more titles that my students may be interested in reading - and give them a sneak preview of what will be showing up in my classroom library soon. This idea came from The Story Siren's In My Mailbox posts (read about what it is and how it got started here: In My Mailbox). This will be a semi-regular feature on Teach 8 YA Book Blog.
NEW BOOKS THIS WEEK
Sent to Me:
REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnelly
ARC - book releases 10/12/10 Thanks Random House!
Story sounds really intriguing and contemporary/historical genre-bending. I could see my higher-level girls loving this book based on the jacket summary. I'll need to get one of them to read it soon.
RETURN TO PARADISE by Simone Elkeles
Sent for being along with awesome posters for my classroom promoting the book trailer for Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction and a bookmark of all of her books.
THANK YOU for supporting teachers, Simone!
MATCHED by Ally Condie
Galley - book releases 11/30/10
I'm so excited to read this one, but am forcing myself to wait until a little closer to the release date. I'm hearing rumblings of being a great find for those who need something after The Hunger Games is over.
THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB by Elizabeth Eulberg
Really excited to read this one - sounds like a great contemporary book!
NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER by Jordan Sonnenblick
This is one that I've heard so much about, I knew I needed it for my classroom - it also seems like a good pick for adolescent boy readers.
ACES UP by Lauren Barnholdt
Sounds like a cute contemporary realistic-fiction with some fun poker elements.
CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare
If you've read my reviews of The Mortal Instruments series you know why I had to get this when it came out this month.
LEAVING PARADISE by Simone Elkeles
Needed to get this one in my room for all of those that love her other books, because I know how good it is, and because the sequel is out!
Bought at the Bookstore:
WHITE CAT by Holly Black
I've been hearing so many good things about this book I figured it was really past time for me to get it and finally read it.