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March 2012

Each month in our Grab Bag of Books contest, five readers are awarded a signature tote bag filled with some of the hottest books --- and may even include a sneak peek at titles that haven’t been released yet!

April 2012

April’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes Lauren Conrad's THE FAME GAME, which puts L.A. CANDY’s Madison Parker in the spotlight, but with a new rival; GRAVE MERCY, the beginning of Robin LaFevers’ His Fair Assassin trilogy, a historical fantasy series in which convents are training schools for female assassins serving as the handmaidens for Death; and THE LIST by Siobhan Vivian, which tracks the repercussions of a list announcing the “prettiest” and the “ugliest” girls in school.

October 2012

October’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes a ENDANGERED by Eliot Schrefer, a recent National Book Award Finalist, which is a compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos --- and herself --- from a violent coup in the Congo; SON, Lois Lowry’s finale of The Giver quartet about Gabriel's mother, Claire, and her struggle to give up her son and find him again; and Rachel Cohn's BETA, which follows Alysia, an experimental model of a teenage clone, as she discovers she isn't the unfeeling clone she's supposed to be --- she has feelings, and if anyone finds out, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine.