The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee (Candlewick 2010)(ages 12+): a recommendation by Greg Leitich Smith from GregLSBlog. Peek: "With her background in Victorian literature and culture, Y.S. Lee provides texture and pungency without overshadowing the characters or plots." Read a Cynsations interview with Y.S.
Enter to win a copy of Morpheus Road: The Light by by D. J. MacHale (Aladdin, 2010). To enter, email me (scroll and click envelope) with your name and snail/street mail address and type "Morpheus Road: The Light" in the subject line (Facebook, JacketFlap, MySpace, and Twitter readers are welcome to just privately message/comment me with the name in the header/post; I'll write you for contact information, if you win). Deadline: May 31. Publisher sponsored; U.S. entries only. See also the book trailer.
Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith by Naomi Canale from Dreams Can Be Reached. Peek: "I would likely relate most to Kieren Morales from Tantalize and the upcoming graphic novel Tantalize: Kieren's Story (Candlewick). He’s a serious reader with aspirations of being a writer and he excels academically. He’s also family oriented, loyal, and takes commitment very much to heart."