My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
I just discovered this book this morning through Shelf Awareness and it sounds like something that would be just right for me. You can read a review here: Children's Review: The Grimm Legacy.
Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library— a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales: seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles.
When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime—or captured by the thief.
Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary— and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.
The Grimm Legacy will be released on July 8, 2010 from Putnam Juvenile.