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Flavor of the week:
North of Happy
Publication date: April 25th 2017
by Harlequin Teen
New from critically acclaimed author of LET’S GET LOST and NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES. In the wake of his brother’s untimely death, a teen chef runs away from home to find his true path in life.
Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the US, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family where he attends an elite international school. His friends and peers-fellow rich kids-have plans to attend college somewhere in the US or Europe and someday take over their parents’ businesses. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby.
When his older brother, Felix–who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel–is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother’s voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father’s plan for him. Worrying about his mental health, but knowing the voice is right, Carlos runs away to the US and manages to secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef. As he works to improve his skills in the kitchen and pursue his dream, he begins to fall for his boss’s daughter–a fact that could end his career before it begins. Finally living for himself, Carlos must decide what’s most important to him and where his true path really lies.
Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *
– The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares [Purchase]
– Blade Bound (Chicagoland Vampires #13) by Chloe Neill [Purchase]
– The Watcher by Ross Armstrong [Purchase]
– The Wingsnatchers (Carmer and Grit #1) by Sarah Jean Horwitz [Purchase]
– Legion (Talon #4) by Julie Kagawa [Purchase]
– The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles #2) by Farah Oomerbhoy [Purchase]
– Looking for Group by Rory Harrison [Purchase]
– Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane [Purchase]
– The Remnant (Ark #2) by Laura Liddell Nolen [Purchase]
– This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack [Purchase]
– Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel [Purchase]
– Donut Go Breaking My Heart (Wish #5) by Suzanne Nelson [Purchase]
Anything on your radar this week?