Better than Candy…

14 02 2012

So it’s Valentine’s Day again. Did your sweetheart give you candy? Why not ask for something non-fattening whose sweetness is sure to last longer: a book.

To me, YA is the sweetest genre ever, so I couldn’t resist a quick post on two YA books coming out from first-time authors in the Class of 2k12 on Valentine’s Day. These lucky authors get to celebrate their love of writing by holding their first books in their hands.

Lethally Blonde by Patrice Lyle

ISBN 13 978-1-61603-013-1
Leap Books
Morgan Skully is the world’s only blonde demon girl, and she’s got a brand new, very unusual afterschool job. Spying for the Devil. She’d much rather use her cloak-and-dagger skills to spy on hottie-licious Derek with her friends, but the Devil won’t take no for an answer. Luckily for Morgan, her new boss is kinda hot. Her assignment is simple: find out who at Pitchfork Prep is funneling secrets to the Siberian Werewolf Council. If she succeeds, pedicures and platinum highlights are just the beginning.

But if she fails…there’s more on the line than killer shoes.

SCARLET by AC Gaughen

Scarlet by AC Gaughen
Walker Books for Young Readers, a division of Bloomsbury USA
SCARLET is a retelling of the Robin Hood legend. Most of Nottinghamshire knows Will Scarlet: a quick and clever thief that sticks to the shadows and protects the band without question, but even those that know Scarlet’s really a girl don’t know the secrets of her past, like how she got the scar on her cheek. Guy of Gisbourne may be the one person who does: and he was just hired to bring Robin Hood and his gang to the gallows.

So, aren’t those covers great? Makes you want to curl up with the books, right? Oh, and for a cute post on Valentine’s Day, check out Patrice Lyle’s post, 


on the Leap Books blog.

Talk about sweet…



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