Upcoming Release: The River/After Ever After

The River
By: Mary Jane Beaufrand

Pub date: February 1st, 2010

Veronica Severance feels cut off from the world. Forced to move from the city to rural Oregon with her parents, she is haunted by loneliness and by the chilling sounds of the Santiam, the river that runs through her backyard.

Through the fog of isolation, Ronnie finds herself becoming close with Karen, a young girl who she babysits. But when she discovers Karen's body on the banks of the Santiam, the victim of a supposed accident, Ronnie feels compelled to uncover the truth.

As she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving Karen's death, Ronnie is led deeper and deeper into the woods surrounding the river and to the dark secret hidden within its midst.

The River is a darkly atmospheric story of murder, isolation, obsession and dark secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

summary from goodreads.com

This sounds so good in a creepy, mystifying kind of way. I love a good page turner. Plus the cover is so cool and mysterious as well, very fitting.

After Ever After
By: Jordan Sonnenblick

Pub date: February 1st, 2010

Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk

His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.

summary from goodreads.com

I love books about life journeys and discovery. I think they're always very inspiring and uplifting. This sounds like just the book for me.


  1. These books do sound good! Thanks for bringing them to my attention. :)




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