The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison ( Hardcover/ April 2009/ Harper Teen)
He was once a king, turned into a bear as punishment for his cruel and selfish deeds.
She was a once a princess, now living in the form of a hound.
Wary companions, they are sent—in human form—back to a time when magic went terribly astray. Together they must right the wrongs caused by this devastating power—if only they can find a way to trust each other.
But even as each becomes aware of an ever-growing attraction, the stakes are rising and they must find a way to eliminate this evil force—or risk losing each other forever.
It's actually funny that I got this. Since, the day before I received The Princess and the Bear in the mail, I saw it in Barnes and Noble and was instantly intrigued. Intrigued to the point were I almost bought it, though it's good I didn't or I would now have two copies.
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ( ARC/ September 2009/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt )
In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.
Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.
But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering.
Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.
Slept Away by Julie Kraut ( Paperback/ May 2009/Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Summer camp might just turn this city girl’s world upside down!
This looks like it's going to be super cute.
I already finished this and it was so good! You definitely have to go pre-order it sometime soon. :)
After The Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr ( Hardcover/ May 2009/ Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She’s smart. She’s brave. She’s also a self-proclaimed train wreck.Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He’s also completely and forever in love with Maia Morland.Their young love starts off like a romance novel—full of hope, strength, and passion. But life is not a romance novel and theirs will never become a true romance. For when Maia needs him the most, Leigh betrays both her trust and her love.Told with compassion and true understanding, After the Moment is about what happens when a young man discovers that sometimes love fails us, and that, quite often, we fail love.
One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin ( Hardcover/ May 2009/ Random House)
With Audrey gone for the summer, though, Finn finds herself spending more and more time with Jersy, and for the first time since September, for the first time in her life maybe, something feels right—absolutely, stunningly right. But Finn can't be the girl who does this to her best friend...can she?
In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.