August 1, 2012

WoW: What Came From the Stars

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.

This week I'm waiting on:

What Came From the Stars
Gary D. Schmidt

The Valorim are about to fall to a dark lord when they send a necklace containing their planet across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion stars all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Mass. Mourning his late mother, Tommy doesn't notice much about the chain he found, but soon he is drawing the twin suns and humming the music of a hanorah. As Tommy absorbs the art and language of the Valorim, their enemies target him. When a creature begins ransacking Plymouth in search of the chain, Tommy learns he must protect his family from villains far worse than he's ever imagined.

You need to understand that I LOVE Gary D. Schmidt. Love him.  I read aloud The Wednesday Wars to my 7th graders, and they love it.  So the fact he has a new book coming out makes me really excited!

Release Date:
Sept 4th.  Soon!!!!


  1. What an usual premise! Really intrigued! Great WoW pick!

  2. Whoa. Cool. Reminds me of a Middle Grade I Am Number Four.

  3. I haven't read anything by Gary--shame on me--but this sounds really good. I've got to read it.

  4. I loved Schmidt's Okay for Now and can't wait to read his next-he's so amazing!

  5. I loved The Wednesday Wars and am anticipating What Came From The Stars eagerly. Thanks for the review.

  6. I hadn't heard of this, but I have been curious to read The Wednesday Wars still.