September 28, 2011

W.o.W. Liesl and Po

This post is inspired by a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. In this post I talk about books yet to be released that I'm excited about OR already published book's I've seen that I'm really wanting to read. I also like to try and find books other bloggers aren't sharing so that more books are shared.

I'm Waiting On:

Liesl and Po
by Lauren Oliver

I Lauren Oliver, so I'm very curious to see what she'll do with a MG book.  Many YA authors have been publishing MG, and I'm excited for that because it can bridge the gap between the two for my middle school readers!  This one just looks great and something my students will want to pick up!

Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.

That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable

Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.


  1. I can't wait to read this too. And I'm excited that more YA authors are writing MG because maybe it will help spotlight the wonderful MG, especially upper MG, books and authors that don't get enough attention on blogs.

  2. This sounds really good!