Sunday, February 6, 2011

1st 2011 New Crayons (1)

It's our first new crayons of 2011! I'm going to try and keep track of how often we remember to post this meme. Hopefully we will remember each week :)

This is one of my favorite memes because I like hearing about other new books through everyone else's new crayons. Leave a link to your New Crayons post in the comments.


Big Machine by Victor LaValle

Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God.

Infused with the wonder of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle’s fiendish comic sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling mystery about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within.


Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life -- or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature -- and a flaming sword -- and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?


Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros

Reflecting a multiplicity of moods and images, this spirited collection of poetry celebrates the varied feminine aspects of love, from the erotic to the reflective.

Includes; After Everything
Amorcito Corazon
Arturito The Amazing Baby Olmec Who Is Mine By Way Of Water
Bay Poem From Berkeley
A Few Items To Consider
Full Moon And You're Not Here
The Heart Rounds Up The Usual Suspects
Heart, My Lovely Hobo

I Will Save You by Matt De La Pena

Kidd is running from his past and his future. No mom, no dad, and there’s nothing for him at the group home but therapy. He doesn’t belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds a reason to stay.

Olivia is blond hair, blue eyes, rich dad. The prettiest girl in Cardiff. She’s hiding something from Kidd—but could they ever be together anyway?

Devon is mean, mysterious, and driven by a death wish. A best friend and worst enemy. He followed Kidd all the way to the beach and he’s not leaving until he teaches him a few lessons about life. And Olivia.

What did you buy/check out/trade this week?


nathaliemvondo said...

I didn't know about these other titles! Thank you for posting the synpsis, too. It makes the book even more enticing. :)

Summer Edward said...

I just did my first New Crayons today :-D