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Possessing Rayne - Kate Cann
Summary from book cover: A scratch at the door. Owl cries in the night. Black candles burnt to the ground.
Why is Rayne suddenly so frightened by everything?
She's come here to get away from the stifling city, away from her mother and her boyfriend - to find space and silence.
But she's mystified by her new group of friends... why are they so interested in the old house? Rayne can't imagine what's coming...
This week, I finally worked out that the upcoming Kate Cann book I was looking forward to, Possessed, is already out in the UK as Possessing Rayne. So I snapped it up, and cursed myself for my own stupidity. Seriously though, I'm really excited to read this. I think it's going to scare me.
Sisters: Phoebe - Marilyn Kaye
Summary from book cover: Meet the lively Gray girls in the Sisters quartet. Share their hopes and ambitions, watch them interact, argue yet depend on one another - as only sisters can. Phoebe, age 11, is the family baby who's in no hurry to grow up - even if everybody else is.
This week's retro YA purchase. The summary is kind of lame but hey, this series is from the eighties. Phoebe is the youngest sister, and her story is the first Sisters book. And yes, this is the very same Marilyn Kaye who wrote Penelope. So you just know these are good stuff.
Bestowed upon me by an awesome blogger friend:
Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev
Summary from Goodreads: All her world's a stage. Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater. She is not an orphan, but she has no parents. She knows every part, but has no lines of her own. Until now.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every place ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.
Thanks to Becky, aka The Bookette, for this one. What intrigues me about Eyes Like Stars is that apparently Mantchev uses Shakespeare's characters in her own story. I can't wait to find out how that works. I love Shakespeare. I think of him as a kindly old great uncle I never met. I'm wondering if Lisa Mantchev's Beatrice is Shakespeare's Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing, because she is my absolute favourite of his characters. And not just for the line 'I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me'. Although mostly for that.
So, what did y'all get?