November 18, 2011

Newly Covered (Nov. 18): The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney, First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty, and Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Newly Covered is a feature here at Breaking Bookshelves that highlights a newly released cover (or temporary cover) for an upcoming book I cannot wait to read!

Today we have The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney, First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty, and Transcendence by C.J. Omololu. 

By Flynn Meaney
Expected Pub: August 7, 2012


Summary from GR:
Where have all the boys gone? 

Down-to-earth oboe-player Kelly is always the friend and never the girlfriend. But as her junior year of high school starts, Kelly is determined to finally reveal her true feelings for her long-time crush and good friend Hunter - that is, until the Boy Recession hits. 

Over the past summer, an overwhelming number of male students have left Kelly and Hunter's small high school class. Some were sent to private school and others moved away. Whatever the case, the sudden population shift has left the already small Julius P. Heil High in desperate shape. The football coach is recruiting chess champs for his team, the principal's importing male exchange students to balance out school dances,and Hunter is about to become an unexpected heartthrob. 

Content with his role as the guitar-strumming, class-skipping slacker, Hunter is unprepared to be the center of attention. Desperate coaches are recruiting him for sports teams, and the drama teacher casts him in the lead role of the school musical. Even the Spandexers, powerful popular girls in tight pants, are noticing Hunter in a new light - with a little work, he could have potential. He might even be boyfriend material... 

In order to tand out from the crowd and win Hunter's heart, Kelly needs a "stimulus package" in the form of cougar lessons from a senior girl who dates hot freshman boys and advice on the male mind from her Cosmo-addicted best friend, Aviva. As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!


By Jane McCafferty
Expected Pub: January 17, 2012


Summary from GR:
An engrossing tale of the radical chances an anguished woman will take to try to save her crumbling marriage.

In her first novel, One Heart, Jane McCafferty explored the fragile bonds between sisters. Now, in First You Try Everything, she turns her sharp, sympathetic eye to husband and wife, illuminating the emotional ripples caused by divorce, as love’s loss and the death of dreams push a woman to the far edge of sanity.

From their early days in college, Evvie and Ben were drawn together by feelings of isolation from wounded childhoods, a passionate idealism, and a love of music. Sheltered by their love, they withstood the foibles and frailties of the imperfect world around them. But as the years have passed, a gulf has grown between them. While Evvie clings tightly to bohemian notions and the freedom of an alternative lifestyle, Ben enjoys heading to the office in a suit and tie and being part of the mainstream. He has set his sights on a different kind of future—alone, or with someone else.

Convinced that Ben cannot live without her, Evvie begins to unravel, obsessively devising ways to breach their separation. Desperate to reclaim the love she cannot let go, she gambles on a spectacularly hair-brained and dangerous scheme that will have devastating consequences for them both.

Told from alternating viewpoints, this emotionally gripping, psychologically astute novel is an intimate portrait of a marriage that illuminates the power of love to define and transform our lives.
By C.J. Omololu
Expected Pub: June 5, 2012


Summary from GR:
Love isn’t the only emotion to survive death . . . 

When a visit to the Tower of London triggers an overwhelmingly real vision of a beheading that occurred centuries before, Cole Ryan fears she is losing her mind. A mysterious boy, Griffon Hall, comes to her aid, but the intensity of their immediate connection seems to open the floodgate of memories even wider. 

As their feelings grow, Griffon reveals their common bond as members of the Akhet—an elite group of people who can remember past lives and use their collected wisdom for the good of the world. But not all Akhet are altruistic, and a rogue is after Cole to avenge their shared past. Now in extreme danger, Cole must piece together clues from many lifetimes. What she finds could ruin her chance at a future with Griffon, but risking his love may be the only way to save them both. 

Full of danger, romance, and intrigue, Transcendence breathes new life into a perpetually fascinating question: What would you do with another life to live?

What do you all think of the covers? Interesting? Mysterious? Magical?
Leave a comment down below!


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