New Book Releases: Week of December 21, 2010


The first and last weeks of December are packed with new book releases. However, the middle of the month? Not so much. I did find a few that sound promising, though, so check them out:

There’s Cake in My Future by Kim Gruenenfelder
Available December 21, 2010 (Order on Amazon)

From the publisher:
After listening to her closest friends’ latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole (Nic) believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone’s happiness: a bridal shower “cake pull” in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny. Melissa (Mel), still ringless after dating the same man for six years, deserves the engagement ring charm. The red hot chili pepper would be perfect for Seema, who is in love with her best male friend Scott, but can’t seem to make their relationship more than platonic. And recently laid off journalist Nic wants the shovel, which symbolizes hard work, to help her get her career back on track. Nic does everything she can to control who gets which silver keepsake – as well as the future it represents. But when the charmed cake is mysteriously shifted from the place settings Nic arranged around it, no one gets the charm she chose for them. And when the other party guests’ fortunes begin coming true, Mel, Seema, and Nic can’t help but wonder…. Is the cake trying to tell them something?

William and Kate: The Love Story by Christopher Andersen
Available December 21, 2010 (Order on Amazon)

From the publisher:
I put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang on to that love and look after it. . . . You must protect it. —Diana, Princess of Wales

Theirs was destined from the start to be one of the most celebrated unions of the twenty-first century: he, the charismatic prince who would someday be crowned king of England; she, the stunningly beautiful commoner who won his heart. Prince William and Kate Middleton defied all odds to forge a storybook romance amid the scandals, power struggles, tragedies, and general dysfunction that are the hallmarks of Britain’s Royal Family. In the process, they became the most written about, gossiped about, admired, and envied young couple of their generation.

Yet for most of their nearly decade-long affair, William and Kate have remained famously quiet and kept their royal relationship a tantalizing mystery. Now, as their long-anticipated wedding finally approaches, journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen reveals the intimate details of their celebrated courtship and offers a mesmerizing glimpse of the man and wife—and future king and queen—they will become…

The Book of Spells (Private Series) by Kate Brian
Available December 21, 2010 (Order on Amazon)

From the publisher:
A Private prequel that tells the true origins of Billings House! In Kate Brian’s bestselling Private series, Reed Brennan inherits a life of wealth and luxury and all the deadly secrets that come with it.

 

 

 

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
Available December 21, 2010 (Order on Amazon)

From the publisher:
From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father.

When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on…but are some questions better left unanswered?

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone (Illustrator)
Available December 21, 2010 (Order on Amazon)

From the publisher:
Dyson loves the color pink and sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses, and sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy, and his family loves him exactly the way he is.

This is a story about love and acceptance. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.

Inspired by the author’s son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family.

The Dealer: Mission 2 (Cherub Series) by Robert Muchamore
Available December 21, 2010 (Order on Amazon)

From the publisher:
CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented—and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an extremely dangerous job, but these agents have one critical advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them.

In THE DEALER James is on his most daring mission yet: to smack down the world’s most powerful drug lord. It means hitting the streets, where the dealers work. It’s a vicious business. But James is going to take it down…from the top.

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