Tuesday, January 18, 2011
TBR TUESDAY: Like Mandarin
Tuesdays we're now talking about books we want to add to our To Be Read pile. This week I'm doing Like Mandarin. I've actually already read the ARC (it's AMAZING) but I can't wait to get my hands on a hardbound cover that I'm going to rush out and have signed by Kirsten.
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 8, 2011)
It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin. When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their Badlands town. Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.
Make sure to pick up this book when it comes out, and in the meantime you can follow Kirsten on her blog.