Genre: Middle Grade, Historical.
Cover Snark: Actually a pretty decent cover, can't complain.
The Story: A girl in the 1930s is sent to live with a friend of her father's in the small town of Manifest. While she initially thinks the town is just some lame backwater, she discovers a whole host of secrets to explore.
Why I Want It? Reason the First - Newbury Medal winner. Reason the Second - Small Town Secrets are my literary crack. Reason the Third - a fab review from the Booksmugglers!
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical.
Cover Snark: "You're a wee little puppet man!"
The Story: A girl with death-obsessed parents + evil magician + two plucky orphans + Victorian setting = funtimes!
Why I Want It? Consider it giving in. I was only mildly interested when the book first came out but the good reviews have been so constant and detailed that I can't help but want to read it now!
And what books are you guys eagerly wanting this week?