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Title: Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahanWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: May 1st 2014
Published by: Dial
Summary (from Goodreads):
Can anyone be truly herself--or truly in love--in a language that's not her own?
Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue--the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn't always like, and the best friend who hasn't said a word--at least not in a language Josie understands.
Why I'm waiting for Love and Other Foreign Words:
The summary mentioned John Green and Rainbow Rowell in one sentence, so I'm definitely curious about this book. I need a YA Contemporary novel so bad and this one just called out to me. I love how simple the summary sounds, and a little bit vague on speaking of the languages, and yet it still managed to make me compelled to know more about it. This sounds like a fun and smart read, definitely with a potential, so I am keeping my eye on it!
Title: Sekret (Sekret #1) by Lindsay SmithWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: April 1st 2014
Published by: Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children's
Summary (from Goodreads):
From debut author Lindsay Smith comes an espionage thriller with a dash of both history and dystopia.
Yulia’s father always taught her that an empty mind is a safe mind. She has to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive in Communist Russia, especially because she seems to be able to read the minds of the people she touches. When she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power where she can trust no one.
She certainly can’t trust Rostov, the cruel KGB operative running the psychic program. Or handsome Sergei who encourages her to cooperate with the KGB. Or brooding Valentin who tells her to rebel against them. And not the CIA, who have a psychic so powerful he can erase a person’s mind with his own thoughts. Yulia quickly learns she must rely on her own wits and power to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.
Why I'm waiting for Sekret:
Interesting. How do you mix history and dystopia? This book might have the answers. Spies. Espionage. I love it! It's a thriller with an old feel to it. I've watched this documentary about children in Russia being trained to be spies in the US, and that just reminded me of Sekret. Definitely more than curious about this one now. A psychich who can erase a person's mind with his own thoughts? Okay, I think I need this book now.
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