First, check out this brilliant cover for Kimberley Griffiths Little's newest book
WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME
To be released Spring 2013 from Scholastic
Synopsis cover copy: Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But in reality, Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mother is depressed and distant, and she and her sister Riley can’t seem to agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara just knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve.
A strange butler shows up to take Tara and Riley to Grammy Claire’s house, where Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire herself. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the keys more difficult to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to mortal danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful island of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all — one that will change her life forever.
From Kimberley Griffiths Little comes a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.
I cannot WAIT for this one. Kimberley's writing sweeps me in every time. Here's my review of Kimberley's THE HEALING SPELL. I'll try to get a review of CIRCLE OF SECRETS (Scholastic, OCT 2011) up soon.
FYI, Kimberley is giving away 3 ARCs of WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME along with 3 signed copies each of THE HEALING SPELL and CIRCLE OF SECRETS on her blog. You only have 2 DAYS LEFT to enter! So check it out--> Kimberley Griffiths Little GIVEAWAY.
And in other book news: Elana Johnson's latest YA novel just released!
Released June 5, 2012 from Simon and Schuster
Synopsis (Goodreads): Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…
Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.
All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque.
Purchase your copy here.
Make sure you stop by Elana's blog and check out her supremo Never Surrender blogfest, in which you can blog about a time that you didn't surrender AND in doing so, enter to win one of three $15 B&N gift cards. It's already begun, so hurry! And while you're at it, check out this super cute video about her launch day fun, originally posted at the League of Extraordinary Writers blog.
About Elana: Elana's work including POSSESSION, REGRET, and SURRENDER is available from Simon & Schuster wherever books are sold. She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query, which can be downloaded for free on her website. She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog. She blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers, co-organizes WriteOnCon, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
She wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.
Love this girl! And love her work!
And in non-book related news, tomorrow I and a bunch of other writers/authors will be posting for THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a series of inspirational posts on kindness as a conscious choice, and not necessarily as a random act. If you'd like to be a part of this project, please shoot me an email. Or just grab our banner and post away this Wednesday, June 13, spreading a little kindness. We'd love to have you join us.