The books that I am waiting on this week are...
The Edumacation of Jay Baker-- January 31st
Meet Jay Baker . .
. or, as he is not-so-affectionately called by his opponent in the
freshman class presidential election (and by members of the high school
football team): Gay Baker.
A few important things to know about Jay:
1. He is in love with his best friend, cheerleading dynamo Cameo “Appearance” Parnell.
2. He is rocking an unfortunate case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
3. He has the largest storehouse of pop culture references, jokes, and puns in the history of fifteen-year-olds.
4. He is about to uncover a horrifying family secret that will turn his world upside down.
for Jay as he faces off against his mortal enemy, gets awkward around
his dream girl, loses himself in a Bermudan love triangle, watches his
parents’ relationship implode in a series of Maury Povich-inspired
events, and, finally, learns to get real and be himself.
When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen-- February 28th
Felicita’s world, magic is strictly controlled—or so those in power like
to believe. After her dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an
arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes
her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s
magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a
living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated
with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach:
Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic.
Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she
abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy
Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it.