Books with Buzz............
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Books with Buzz............
Plenty of Books with Buzz this week in the publishing world! Check these books out!
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ... by Alan Bradley
It's 1950... Meet Flavia de Luce, she's "an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison." She's a precocious 11 year old who lives in the sleepy English village of Bishop's Lacey with her aloof father and 2 older sisters. When a series of a strange events start happening in Bishop's Lacey and a dead man is found in the cucumber patch underneath Flavia's bedroom window, Flavia is "appalled and delighted" at the same time. She decides she is going to solve the murder! And the adventure begins! Flavia is Harriet the Spy and Sherlock Holmes all wrapped up together. She's "a new breed of detective heroine". A charming detective novel, with a touch of dark humor this book has adults raving and expecting more - which we'll get! Because this is the first book in the Buckshaw Chronicles! If you'd like to learn more about Flavia check out her fan club : The Flavia Fan Club . This book is on my shelf right now and I'm chomping at the bit to get to it! And as soon as I do, I'll do a "proper review'!
The Sugar Queen ...by Sarah Addison Allen
"27 year old Josey Cirrini is sure of 3 things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet...her one consolation of her uneventful life is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night... until she finds in her closet Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis and two parts fairy godmother." Her life will never be the same... A woman who hoards sweets in her closet and reads romance novels? What more could you ask for? Throw in a bit of magic with a sprinkling of friendship and you have one sweet read - literally! A chick lit book that should leave you entertained & very satisfied.... PLUS author Sarah Addison Allen is giving away boxes of "Your Favorite Decade" candy to five lucky winners! Enter by August 1st! Here the link for details: Sugar Queen Giveaway and when you enter the giveaway be sure to mention you found her thru Chick with Books Blog!
Follow Me ...by Joanna Scott
It's 1946 and Sally Werner is a 16 year old precocious daughter of Pennsylvania farmers. The need for adventure prompts her to take a motorcycle ride with her cousin Daniel. That small decision creates a series of dramatic consequence including the birth of a baby and decades of wandering & escape from her shame. Sally eventually entrusts her version of her life story to her granddaughter, who believes everything until someone comes along with a different version. A version that makes her granddaughter search for the answers she thought she knew. Follow Joanna Scott as she leads you to places you'll want to stop & explore!
Hope this whets your appetite for now... And coming this weekend my review of The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson! The book is definitely a winner! Thanks for stopping by and leave me a comment and let me know what you're reading!!