Saturday, September 19, 2015

New to the TBR Pile (41)

Borrowed from the library:
by Alex Gino


When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part... because she's a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Bought from
Bloodchild: And Other Stories
by Octavia E. Butler

The award-winning author of The Parable of the Sower explores the paradoxes of power and inequality in this highly imaginative collection of parables for the contemporary world. "Bloodchild, " the title piece, has received both Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Salt & Storm
by Kendall Kulper

You don't know what you must give up to become a witch.

Avery Roe wants only to claim her birthright as the witch of Prince Island and to make the charms that have kept the island's sailors safe at sea for generations, but instead she is held prisoner by her mother in a magic-free life of proper manners and respectability.

Avery thinks escape is just a matter of time, but when she has a harrowing nightmare, she can see what it means: She will be killed. She will be murdered. And she's never been wrong before.

Desperate to change her future, Avery finds a surprising ally in Tane—a tattooed harpoon boy with magic of his own, who moves her in ways she never expected. But as time runs out to unlock her magic and save herself, Avery discovers that becoming a witch requires unimaginable sacrifice.

Avery walks the knife's edge between choice and destiny in Kendall Kulper's sweeping debut: the story of one girl's fight to survive the rising storm of first love and family secrets.

What's new to your TBR pile this week?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. I started reading George actually and LOVED LOVED it! It's writing is way too simple for my taste though, but it is a middle grade so we have to put that in mind. I stopped reading it though, because I was in a slump because of contemporaries, so I needed a pick me up. I hope you love it as much as I loved that I read of it! :) Definitely will be picking it up again as soon as I'm in the reading mood!

    Great list!

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

    1. The beginning is strong. It's gotten weaker as it's gone along, though; it's both too "young" and too "old" (if that makes sense). It's really on the younger end of middle grade... but the author's adult voice is starting to creep in and it makes the children's voices seem a bit unrealistic.