I had a very fun week in books arriving in my mailbox! Check these guys out (yes, a book that is cutsey and purple is still a boy)!
I kept seeing Scones and Sensibility online, on the blogs, etc. but I have to say that I wasn't sure about it. I haven't actually read any Jane Austen, I KNOW! Can I still enjoy this Scones book? Reviews say YES, so I'm down. Also, the back cover says it's a good pick for fans of Frances Hodgson Burnett. Secret Garden 4-EVA! Scones is available in December via Egmont...whoa, whoa...*much confusing internet research* Okay, I'm checking out the publisher's info and it says Copyright Bree Despain. And I'm like, what?! Does this mean that Bree Despain, author of the upcoming The Dark Divine, also wrote Scones under a pseudonym? But then I go to each author's website and they look like two separate women. Is this a type-o in my ARC? Wacky. I'm going to get to the bottom of this...
And this William Bell book looks very cool. He's a Canadian author and I feel like I've read another of his novels before but I can't place the title. Jake is in film school and is totally in love with a girl. He pulls a bit of a Cyrano and borrows the words and sentiments of his best friend to woo her. The back cover says there are also Shakespearian plot twists, so it looks a bit like 10 Things I Hate About You as a quirky ensemble cast. It's coming out in January, via Double Day Random House.
And of course, a new old Mark Haddon title. I got a fun note with these books and a little back story on Boom. It was first published 15 years ago but has now been completely re-edited in its newest form and will be available in May. I haven't read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but I do know of the author's love for How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. Oh there are also going to be illustrations. Ha! The sub-title is or, 70,000 light years and the original title from 1992 was Gridzbi Spudvetch. Haddon mentions changing every sentence in the book one way or another, so this feels like an entirely new story. Via David Fickling Books, an imprint of Random House.
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