Borrowed from the library:
by Natalie Babbitt
Doomed to—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.
Freebie from Amazon.ca:
Nearly Almost Somebody
by Caroline Batten
She’s nearly perfect – He’s almost the one
Hubble Bubble, the Vet’s in Trouble
When Patrick’s caught in flagrante with a local beauty queen,
his father delivers an ultimatum: one more newspaper scandal and Patrick will be out on his ear. Desperate not to lose his job at the family veterinary practice, Patrick needs to avoid trouble
– and girls like Libby.
The Ballerina’s Broken
She’s a headline waiting to happen and mourning her
short-lived career as a dancer, Libby casts a wiccan spell to summon a new love: Good-looking, honest, non-brown eyes, English, good with animals… in a nutshell, she summons Patrick.
And the Old Witch is Dead
But fighting Libby’s love spell will be the least of Patrick’s problems when a woman dies from a ketamine overdose
– Ketamine stolen from his surgery.
Witchcraft, Scandal, Murder...
Will anyone find their perfect Somebody?
Freebie from SYNC AudioFile:
A Corner of White (The Colours of Madeleine #1)
by Jaclyn Moriarty
The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from best seller Jaclyn Moriarty!
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).
Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.
As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds - through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...
What's new to your TBR pile this week? Let me know in the comments!