Before I get started, I have a bit of a proud moment. I was asked a while back to read The Secret of Ava Lavender and to blurb it for the Candlewick rep. He liked it enough and I guess they submitted it (I’m pretty sure I didn’t) to the Spring Indie Next kids list. I got an email at work a few weeks ago saying that my blurb was picked to be on the list, but I didn’t expect this:
Not bad for my first time out!
As for my TBR pile it looks like this right now:
Half Bad, by Sally Green (It intrigues me. I thought I’d have more time before it came out, though. Oops.)
Slated, by Teri Terry (Th third one is coming out, and the Penguin rep really likes these. I’ve been asked to give it a go-through to see if we can sell some.)
We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart (This is going to be my nomination for the Summer Indie Next Kids List. Is it bad that I’ve decided that before I read the book?)
Reality Boy, by A. S. King (YAckers pick for this month)
The Shadowhand Covenant, by Brian Farrey (The Sequel to The Vengeeep Prophecies. I will get to it this month. Pinky promise.)
Her Dark Curiosity, by Megan Sheperd (Sequel to The Madman’s Daughter, which I really liked.)
Dorothy Must Die, by Danielle Page (my boss’s words were “Melissa. Get on this one.” Okay.)
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikray, by Gabrielle Zevin (Because she’s coming here in May. Also: I need to read her chocolate/dystopian series. I’ve been meaning to for years.)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black (Another I MUST get to.)
That’s not too bad, all things considered. What’s on your pile? Anything you’re really looking forward to?