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The Next Full Moon, written by Carolyn Turgeon, is set to be released January 3, 2012 (hardcover and paperback).
Published by Downtown Bookworks
Genre: fairy tale retellings, young adult, fantasy
Description from Amazon.ca:
This thoroughly compelling, gorgeously told tale, begins as the weather turns warm enough to swim in the local lake, twelve-year-old Ava is looking forward to a lazy summer, and her crush, Jeff is most definitely taking notice of her. Everything is going beautifully. Until Ava starts to grow feathers—all over her shoulders, arms, and back. Horrified, mortified, and clad in a hoodie, she hides out in her bedroom missing her dead mother and worrying about the summer, and the rest of her freakish life… Carolyn Turgeon has a gift for imagining magical worlds. In Ava’s case, this other-worldly place belongs to the Swan Maidens, one of whom is Ava’s mother. Ava goes back and forth between middle school and this magical realm taking the reader along for an exhilarating, extraordinary ride.
Other books by Carolyn Turgeon include Rain Village, Godmother, and Mermaid. I absolutely loved both Godmother and Mermaid (haven’t read Rain Village yet) so I am very much looking forward to The Next Full Moon. Turgeon has lately been writing fairytale stories with a twist that snatches your heart and makes you salivate for more. Her prose is beautiful, the stories are simple but emotional, and you can’t help but feel all is well in the world when you finish her novels. She is one of my favourite authors and you can find more about her on Facebook or her personal website. PS: She actually replies to messages, so message her! Get to know this lovely lady! You won’t regret it. 🙂