On my wishlist this week is:
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 28th October 2010
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Title: The Tree of Seasons
Author: Stephen Gately
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 13th May 2010
Stephen Gately brought joy to many millions of fans throughout the world. In the months before his tragic death, he wrote this, his first novel, The Tree of Seasons.
When Josh, Michael and Beth Lotts catch sight of some mysterious lights one summer’s evening, they are drawn into a dense forest near their home where no one dares ever go. What they find there is incredible.
The Tree of Seasons is a doorway into another world. There are four kingdoms in this world, each forever stuck in spring, summer, autumn and winter and each with its own ruler. The tree and the world it conceals have existed for hundreds of years and have never been uncovered by anyone, until now.
The Lotts find that peace has been shattered in this magical world. One ruler, who bears a remarkable resemblance to their aunt is intent on power at all costs. She causes destruction and suffering that threaten to tear worlds apart. Josh, Michael and Beth have arrived just in time to take part in the battle that the other three kingdoms have to fight in order to survive.
The Tree of Seasons is a beautiful story of good and evil and a vividly imagined portrait of a world beyond our own. From Amazon UK
Title: Life on the Refrigerator Door
Author: Alice Kuipers
Publisher: Macmillan’s Children Books
Publication Date: 1 Aug 2008
I went to the store. See inside the fridge. I watered the plants. I cleaned out Peter's cage. I tidied the sitting room. And the kitchen. And I did the washing up.
I'm going to bed.
Your live-in servant,
'Life on the Refrigerator Door' is told exclusively through notes exchanged by Claire and her mother, Elizabeth, during the course of a life-altering year. Their story builds to an emotional crescendo when Elizabeth is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting, this is a clever, moving, and original portrait of the relationship between a daughter and mother. It is about how we live our lives constantly rushing, and never making time for those we love. It is also an elegy to how much can be said in so few words, if only we made the time to say them. From Amazon UK
Title: Rosemary and Rue
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publication Date: 5 Nov 2009
October ""Toby"" Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a ""normal"" life. Unfortunately for her, the faerie world has other ideas. The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant and renew old alliances. From Amazon UK
Title: Kiss Me Deadly Anthology
Author: Edited by Trisha Telep
Publisher: Perseus Books
Publication Date: 12th August 2010
No summary available yet. However, there is a list of authors: Caitlin Kittredge, Karen Mahoney, Diana Peterfreund, Carrie Ryan, Maggie Stiefvater, Becca Fitzpatrick, Michelle Rowen, Rachel Vincent, Daniel Waters, Justine Musk, Sarah Rees Brennan, Daniel Marks, Michelle Zink. Taken from Rachel Vincent’s blog: http://urbanfantasy.blogspot.com/