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Take 5: Books Christie is Judging by the Blurb

I have finished my term as Rainbow Project Chair, and find myself off of book committees for the FIRST time since 2004, first as a member and then co-chair of the Amelia Bloomer Project, then as a member then chair of the Rainbow Project.

If you count, that’s 10 YEARS of reading specifically themed books on top of pleasure reading, work reading, and blog reading.

Which means, a lot of reading.

And now, I get to read what I want, and I am like


So I’ve been going through e-Arc site, and here are 5 that have caught my eye. I haven’t read them yet, I’ve only seen the publisher’s blurb (which is below the cover) but oh, man, I am so waiting to devour them.


Divided by Elsie Chapman (sequel to Dualed, out May 27, 2014)
How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.


Torn Away by Jenifer Brown (May 6, 2014)
In an unfamiliar place, Jersey faces a reality she’s never considered before — one in which her mother wasn’t perfect, and neither were her grandparents, but they all loved her just the same. Together, they create a new definition of family. And that’s something no tornado can touch.


Deliver Me by Kate Jarvik Birch (April 29, 2014)
As Odessa slips deeper and deeper into the role of Carrier, Wynne begins to see the Union for what it really is: a society that criminalizes the notion of love, and forbids words like mother and family.
For the first time in her life, Wynne is faced with a choice: submit to the will of the Union, or find a way to escape and save Odessa before she is lost forever

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin (September 2014)
Sarah starts a crazy battle for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison when a procedure to eliminate her memory goes awry and she starts to remember snatches of her past. Was she an urban terrorist or vigilante? Has the procedure been her salvation or her destruction? The answers lie trapped within her mind. To access them, she’ll need the help of the teen computer hacker who’s trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, and a pill that’s blocked by an army of mercenary soldiers poised to eliminate her for good. If only she knew why…


V is for Villain by Peter Moore (May 2014)
When Brad makes friends who are more into political action than weight lifting, he’s happy to join a new crew-especially since it means spending more time with Layla, a girl who may or may not have a totally illegal, totally secret super-power. And with her help, Brad begins to hone a dangerous new power of his own. But when they’re pulled into a web of nefarious criminals, high-stakes battles, and startling family secrets, Brad must choose which side he’s on. And once he does, there’s no turning back.

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