Meg Rosoff’s new book, The Great Godden, came out this week and we’re obsessed. A sexy stranger? A British seaside? A narrator without a name or a gender?? We loved it so much, we asked some bookstagrammers to join us for a mini tour – keep scrolling to see their photos and make sure to check them out on Instagram!
The Great Godden
By Meg Rosoff
256 Pages | Ages 14+ | Paperback
ISBN 9780735268319 | Penguin Teen Canada
This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer. . . . In a holiday house by the sea, our watchful narrator sees everything, including many things they shouldn’t, as their brother and sisters, parents, and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter two brothers: irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there’s a serpent in this paradise – and the consequences will be devastating.
Have you met Peter Lee yet? Let us know! And if not, we highly recommend getting to know him and his family – you can pick up Peter Lee’s Notes From the Field from your favorite bookstore now!
Peter Lee’s Notes From the Field
By Angela Ahn
Illustrated by Julie Kwon
312 Pages | Ages 9-12 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780735268241 | Tundra Books
Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. Okay, maybe two: to get his genius kid-sister, L.B., to leave him alone. But his summer falls apart when his real-life dinosaur expedition turns out to be a bust, and he watches his dreams go up in a cloud of asthma-inducing dust. Even worse, his grandmother, Hammy, is sick, and no one will talk to Peter or L.B. about it. Perhaps his days as a scientist aren’t quite behind him yet. Armed with notebooks and pens, Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to see what he can do for Hammy. If only he can get his sister to be quiet for once – he needs time to sketch out a plan.
October 16: Zuhra at Venus Reads was hooked within the first chapter and “enjoyed the complexities of all the characters, plot and how the heavy topic of grief was tackled”
October 17:Book Hounds featured a Q&A with Jo Treggiari herself (and now our TBRs are even longer!)
October 18: Trang at Bookidote thought it was so compelling, she finished the book in ONE SITTING!
October 21: Victoria at The Contented Reader enjoyed Jo’s previous book BLOOD WILL OUT and recommends this one too
October 22: Crossroad Reviews thought the characters are “some that will rip out your heart”
October 23: YA Book Central chatted with Jo and we learned what she’s working on next (plus there’s a giveaway!)
October 24: Lizz at Literary Lizard posted both a review and an interview with Jo where they discussed the cult aspects of the book
October 25: Isabella at The Feminist Bookworm did a Q&A with Jo and learned more about the inspiration for the novel
October 28: On Instagram, Sam recommended THE GREY SISTERS to fans of WILDER GIRLS
October 29: Carly at A Beauty & Her Books was immediately intrigued by the synopsis and enjoyed the read
October 30: On Instagram, Jen read it in a day and was shocked by some of the twists!
October 31: And on Instagram, Ali finished off the tour with a beautiful photo!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated, we appreciate you all! Hopefully this blog tour will inspire others to pick up a copy of THE GREY SISTERS – if you do, make sure you let us know what you think!
This week, we’ve been running a blog tour for Heather Smith’s poignant coming-of-age novel, Chicken Girl, and now all the reviews are in!
Monday, February 25
Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads gave us a guest post from Heather, as well as five reasons to read Chicken Girl
Lisa @ Remarkably Lisa loves Poppy’s gay twin brother, Cam
Jaaron @ Worn Pages and Ink called it one of the best YA novels she’s read in a long time
Summer @ Butter My Books is hoping for a sequel about Lewis (or Cam!)
Christine @ Padfoot’s Library posted a short piece about writing from Heather
Olivia @ The Candid Cover thinks the book has a great message about respect – both online and IRL