Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (March 31)

This was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Waiting on Wednesday shares the upcoming books that I'm most excited about.

The Fortune of Carmen Navarro by Jen Bryant

Carmen Navarro rings up customers at the Quikmart, bored to tears. It’s a job, and she needs it. But Carmen’s true love is music: she dropped out of high school to sing with the Gypsy Lovers and land a recording contract, someday.

Just a few miles away, Ryan Sweeney hunches over his books, a studious cadet with his eye on West Point. There’s not a single girl at the Valley Forge Military Academy, and that’s fine by him.

But when Ryan, on a day pass from campus, spots Carmen, with her shining black hair and snake tattoo, his pulse quickens. Carmen, who normally rolls her eyes at the stiff Academy soldados, can tell this one is different. She slips him a note: “Come hear my band.” A romance begins, unlikely, passionate . . . and quickly imbalanced. In an enthralling narrative of obsessive love, the novel builds to a stunning close.

Inspired by the novella and opera Carmen, Jen Bryant creates a strong-minded and alluring heroine in this contemporary tale of tragic love. (From Goodreads)

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Release Date: November 9, 2010

9 comments:

Maria the Bookworm said...

Oh, looks really good! :D

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Had not heard of this one looks really intresting, off to add it to my wishlist!

Jan von Harz said...

This does sound very exciting. Love that it was inspired by the opera. Great choice.

Alayne said...

Nice pick, mysterious cover. My WOW Is at The Crowded Leaf.

Dazzling Mage said...

Oh, this sounds really good! I love the cover. Great pick for WoW

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo sounds good. New title for me.

Christina T said...

I don't know much about Carmen but this book sounds fantastic. Great pick!

Cindy said...

Just wanted to let ya know Runaway will soon be on the way to you via the tours. I tried emailing you and it said your email was invalid?

Cindy said...

Hey, saw your comment. Yep just refill out the form so its there. I like to CC people so they know when a book is on the way to them!

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