I'm finally on time with my IMM! I got some pretty interesting books, hope you did too...
Map of the Known World by Lisa Sandell
I just love this cover... It's dark and sophisticated. The main character, Cora, seems very artsy, and the book itself is so lyrical. Can't wait to read this! The only thing I take issue with in this book is that the names, like Cora and Nate, seem like they're copied from Lock and Key. If I see a character named Ruby, that'll confirm it. But other than that, it's a different storyline.
If A Tree Falls At Lunch Period, by Gennifer Choldenko
I got this because I need to know why it's called this! It'd just one of those totally weird titles. It's about a boy and girl at a competitive junior high, just starting seventh grade. They're totally different, from weight to height to race and even more, but they become friends. I've heard some good reviews for this, and that's where I get most recommendations from, and usually they're right.
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
"Somewhere in the world I have a tiara little box. It is not safe for me to wear it. It is not safe for me to tell anyone who I really am."
That's the first paragraph of this. Makes you want to read it soooo bad, right? I know I do! It's a companion to Just Ella, like the same kingdom and all, with minor characters becoming major, and vice versa. It's about a girl named Cecelia, who s 14 and has a big secret: Under her peasant clothes, she's a princess. It's not safe for her to take throne as the princess because there are evil conspirators who killed her parents, the king and queen. A girl named Desmia is the decoy princess. Cecelia wonders when her real life will begin...
Now you know what I got. I'm curious, what about you?