.... [stealing a page from Sandy @ Pirate Penguin's Reads with this brief interlude]
|.gif The Little Mermaid style! // source|
(Can you recognize that scene from The Little Mermaid?) My day has just been made. Though I do wonder if those chocolate-covered espresso beans have any caffeine in them... *bounce bounce* :DDDD
Here's the summary of All These Things I've Done, which will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on September 27th:
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Additionally, Kimberly Derting is offering the first (!) signed ARC of her upcoming dystopian novel The Pledge on Goodreads here (I previously featured it here). Yes, go. Now.
So, is it a day of WIN, or what? :)