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Title: The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope PérezWant? Add to your Goodreads shelf!
Release Date: February 1st 2012
Published by: Lerner Publishing Group
Summary (from Goodreads):
After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he can't really remember what happened or how he got picked up. He knows his MS13 boys faced off with some punks from Crazy Crew. There were bats, bricks, chains. A knife. But he can't remember anything between that moment and when he woke behind bars.
Azael knows prison, and something isn't right about this lockup. No phone call. No lawyer. No news about his brother or his homies. The only thing they make him do is watch some white girl in some cell. Watch her and try to remember.
Lexi Allen would love to forget the brawl, would love for it to disappear back into the Xanax fog it came from. And her mother and her lawyer hope she chooses not to remember too much about the brawl—at least when it's time to testify.
Lexi knows there's more at stake in her trial than her life alone, though. She's connected to him, and he needs the truth. The knife cut, but somehow it also connected.
Why I'm waiting for The Knife and the Butterfly:
Mostly because it reminds me of the gangs in Perfect Chemistry. And Azael is a great name, not something I'd expect for someone who associate himself with gangs. I'd give it a go because it has that bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks meets rich girl with problems story which I am really into these days. I've always had a weakness for realistic YA fiction books and this one is another great example of a book I'd be interested in.
Title: Lucid by Ron Bass, Adrienne StoltzWant? Add to your Goodreads shelf!
Release Date: July 19th 2012
Published by: Razorbill
Summary (from Goodreads):
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?
Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different - except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.
The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.
This is a dazzling debut that will still readers' hearts.
Why I'm waiting for Lucid:
Who isn't? And that is one gorgeous cover! I like the colors and just about anything in it, even the girl! Reality and dreams collide, if that isn't enough to interest you then I don't know what will. I'm really curious how the story will progress since sometimes dreams to reality shift can confuse the readers, so I hope that doesn't happen!
So what are you guys waiting for this week? Leave your links below!
And because I really would like a copy of Beth Revis' A Million Suns, the sequel to Across the Universe...
Beth is hosting a giveaway of EPIC PROPORTIONS on her blog! Check it out!