Overall, this was a pretty winning week as far as reading goes. I absolutely loved Walk Two Moons (and am giving away a copy over here) and read two other adorable YAs: Time Between Us, which is sort of a teenage version of The Time Traveler's Wife, and Miss Fortune Cookie, which was just so. so. cute.
BOOKS I WANT
I wasn't planning to read it, but while she was visiting my friend convinced me that I have to give The Help a try. I saw (and loved!) the movie, so she better be right when she says that the book is even better.
NEW BOOKS (AKA: BOOKS I JUST HEARD ABOUT)
S&S sent me a surprise review copy of this book, which appears to be a YA sci-fi comedy about a pregnant teenager whose baby daddy is an alien, or is fighting aliens, or something. I don't really know. I do know that it has a lot of 4- and 5-star reviews on Goodreads and that it's something totally different. It's also the first in a planned trilogy, which always makes me nervous for a variety of reasons.
Alright, readers, what do we think of the new covers for Beth Revis' Across the Universe series? (See above for the Shades of Earth cover; the other two books are, I believe, going to be rereleased with matching covers.) Personally, I'm torn. On the one hand these covers are completely sci-fi which I think will draw more/different readers than the original covers. On the other hand I want my covers to match and, if I'm being totally honest, I like the original hardcover covers the best. If I had my druthers I'd like covers that match the reversible/blue/spaceship side of the first book's cover.