Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm running out of ways to tell you...

More new books!

Children of the Sea: Volume 1 by Daisuke Igarashi, another new graphic novel.

Ruka still remembers seeing a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her father works. Now much older, she is haunted by dreams of the experience and oddly drawn to the boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. Both were raised by dugongs, both feel drawn to the sea the way Ruka is.

The employees at the aquarium are baffled by the strange disappearance of fish from both their tanks and from the ocean, and nearly unaware of what's happening to the children.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award, Elizabeth C. Bunce's A Curse as Dark as Gold...

Gold thread offers Charlotte Miller a chance to pay off her family's debts and save their mill. She can also offer her sister a better life, work for other people in the town, and it will finally free Charlotte from her uncle.

Charlotte makes a deal (sound familiar yet?) with Jack Spinner, unwittingly walking into a trap that has plagued generations of Millers before her.

Fans of Beastly, Robin McKinley (Beauty, Spindle's End), and Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted, Ever, Fairest) will love this book.

The Great Wide Sea by M. H. Herlong

Brothers Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still reeling from their mother's death when their father sells their house and takes them on a sailing trip in the Bahamas. Just as they start to adjust to the change, they wake up one morning to discover their father has vanished, leaving them stranded, lost between the Bahamas and Bermuda.

And what are they supposed to do about the storm?

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