A.S. King, Livia Blackburn, Louise Rennison, Midnight Thief, Morris Gleitzman, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, R.C. Lewis, Robert Cormier, Stitching Snow, Stop in the Name of Pants!, The Chocolate War, The Secret Hum of a Daisy, Tracy Holczer, Worry Warts
Loony Blurbs is this thing hosted by the wonderful Emily at The Loony Teen Writer. Basically, the idea is to make up a blurb based purely on the book’s title.
I have never read any of these books.
In fact, I’ve never heard of any of these books.
This should be interesting.
Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
In 2 weeks, Joan will become queen. No pressure. Her coronation will only be viewed by the ENTIRE PLANET!! Joan must prepare, especially since she can barely walk in high-heels. What if she trips and falls? What if she says the wrong thing? Joan gets embarrassed very easily.
And when she gets embarrassed, she goes very red.
How will she survive the coronation.
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, edited by Kristy Murray (assorted authors)
Jamie is hungry. So. Very. Hungry. And thirsty.
Kendra, his best friend, is concerned, so she takes him to the soothsayer, an ancient wizard who, it is said, can see past, present and future.
But what the soothsayer has to say is not comforting, to either of them. In order to stop the uncontrollable hunger and thirst, Jamie must eat the sky, and drink the ocean.
But doing so might just destroy the world.
How far will Jamie go, in order to be satisfied?
Solitaire, by Alice Oseman
If there’s one thing Amy likes doing, it’s playing cards. Unfortunately, most kids her age don’t like playing with her. So her mother teaches her Solitaire.
Enthralled with the game, Amy retreats into solitude, needing only her cards for companionship.
But when a pipe leaks in her house, ruining her cards, Amy learns that she can’t hide from the world forever.
Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, by Brad Barkley
Several people meet at midnight for scrambled eggs and share their stories:
Jake wants to avoid his destiny as a dragon keeper.
Sally is running from a witch.
Kelly wears a necklace to conceal her true face.
And then there’s the man in the corner. And his story is the strangest of them all.
Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff
Dancing in the storms is the only way Terry ever feels at peace.
But in the midst of a drought, there are no storms, no way to feel their calming effects.
So when Terry learns that there is a way to break the drought, he must discover what it is, so that he can dance in the storms once more.
But there are some out there who don’t want the storms to come back…
Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis
Haley has nothing. Abandoned in the desert by her mother, Haley must learn to survive on her own.
But how can she survive without anything? Not even a drop of water to drink.
The Astrologer’s Daughter, by Rebecca Lim
Sarah’s dad is an astrologer. One of those nut-bags who write for the paper. It’s so embarrassing. It’s a miracle she can hide it from the kids at school.
But then, one day, she gets to school. And everyone knows.
Someone found out and began telling, and even Sarah’s dad won’t be able to predict how far she is willing to go for revenge.
Well, there we go, another Loony Blurbs. Which one was your favourite? Did you participate? Let me know in the comments.