Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Release Tuesday...The Ones I'm Psyched For! [3]

In the Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright #3) by Gabrielle Zevin

All These Things I’ve Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.
Still, it is Anya’s nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life.  
In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin’s writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

I read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin over the summer and loved it so much that I picked up All These Things I've Known right after, but sadly I had to return it to the library before I could finish. However, it is one of the most unique dystopian YA books I have read in a long time. I didn't realize it was a series until I heard that the third book, In The Age of Love and Chocolate is being released today. I'm excited to finish reading the first one, when I can get my hands on a copy again, and then continue on with the rest of the series.

Check it out on Goodreads!

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