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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On the Shelves: The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee & Holding on to Zoe by George Ella Lyon

Hi again! The books on this week's On the Shelves both came out yesterday! :)

The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
400 pages (hardcover)
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Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists.

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself?

And now for the book's trailer!

The cover for this one is really pretty, and it has a great synopsis. I'll have to talk dad into getting this one for me. (Bonus: Title starts with a U, which I really need for ABC challenges!)

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Holding on to Zoe by George Ella Lyon
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
176 pages (hardcover)
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After sixteen-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn’t matter anymore that her mother thinks she’s a drama queen, or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe’s father is gone, too. She and her baby make a family now; she doesn’t need anyone else in the world except Zoe. Though it's tough being a new mom, balancing Zoe’s needs with working at the Toyota factory and thinking about how to finish school, Jules is sure she’ll figure it out. Still, she wonders, why can’t anyone be happy for her and Zoe? And why does her mom refuse to believe that Zoe's real?

Book trailer:

The cover grabbed me first, I must admit, but the synopsis really pulled me in. Now i really want to know what the deal is with Jules's mom.

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