Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Swim the Fly by Don Calame

Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilarious.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team. In the spirit of Hollywood’s blockbuster comedies, screenwriter-turned-YA-novelist Don Calame unleashes a true ode to the adolescent male: characters who are side-splittingly funny, sometimes crude, yet always full of heart.

A book about boys? A book about swimming? A book about boys AND swimming? This should be interesting!

Swim the Fly will be released in hardcover by Candlewick on April 14, 2009.

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments, Book 3) by Cassandra Clare

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

Bet I can name more than 10 people reading this who absolutely can't wait for this third book in the fantastic Mortal Instruments series. :)

City in Glass comes out in hardcover from Simon & Schuster on March 24, 2009.


  1. Swim the Fly looks like a pretty hilar combo :)

    Haha, I guess it is my lucky week! :) Pretty pumped about it, especially since I haven't gotten new books in a while.

    Yep, I've now watched Slumdog Millionaire - it was very good! A very touching story. Looks like they got their happily ever after, after all. Too bad about his brother though; it's good that he went and did the right thing in the end though.


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