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Here are the new books I got this week. I also got another copy of Steel by Carrie Vaughn (which was in my IMM last week) to give away in a contest which will be posted soon, as well as some cool signed bookmarks for The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton, a new historical fantasy that will published in October 2011.
Cat's Cradle by Julia Golding
Following the multi award-winning "The Diamond of Drury Lane", here we present the sixth volume from our famous feisty heroine Cat Royal..."Cat's Cradle".In which Cat Royal spins a tale about the search for her family, weaving in friends and foes, old and new. Her journey takes her from riotous London to a revolutionary cotton mill on the River Clyde in Scotland.And a mysterious newcomer is introduced...So take your seats, ladies and gentlemen: the Industrial Age has arrived. (I am sad they changed the design of this series. I loved the hardcovers but the new book is only available in paperback, sadly.)
Dear America: When Will this Cruel War Be Over? by Barry Denenberg
Acclaimed author Barry Denenberg's WHEN WILL THIS CRUEL WAR BE OVER? is now back in print with a gorgeous new package! The peaceful, traditional Southern life that Emma Simpson and her family know is shattered when the Civil War reaches their soil. Soon, Emma's father and brother are called to battle, but her family is confident the South will quickly win the War between the States. As the months drag on, though, the harsh realities of war set in. Death and hardship are all around Emma, and food, medicine, firewood, and ink for her to write in her diary become increasingly scarce as troops from the North march deeper into the South. Finally, even her home is commandeered by the Yankees. Still, with a brave spirit and the knowledge of what is most important, Emma never loses hope that the war will end. (new edition for my collection, review here)
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. She is a siren - a deadly mermaid destined to lure men to their watery deaths. After a terrible tragedy, Lexi shut herself off from the world, vowing to protect the ones she loves. But she soon finds herself caught between a new boy at school who may have the power to melt her icy exterior, and a handsome water spirit who says he can break Lexi's curse if she gives up everything else. Lexi is faced with the hardest decision she’s ever had to make: the life she's always longed for - or the love she can't live without? (from Around the World ARC Tours)