Nesta semana, soube que a Editora Novo Conceito comprou os direitos de publicação do romance Let the Sky Fall, da autora americana Shannon Messenger. E isso me deixou muito feliz, e também triste ao mesmo tempo.
Isso porque um livro da mesma autora que vejo muito em blogs americanos, Keeper of the Lost Cities, não foi incluído nessa compra de direitos. E POR QUE NÃO? Gostei de a autora estar tendo sua obra por aqui, mas gostaria mais ainda se fosse Keeper of the Lost Cities, um middle grade muito interessante, que ainda não li, mas que promete muito pela sinopse e pelas resenhas publicadas.
Como o romance só chega às livrarias americanas em março de 2013, ainda não há uma previsão para a publicação do livro no Brasil. Vamos esperar para que a Novo Conceito, ou alguma outra grande editora, notem o superlivro Keeper of the Lost Cities e tragam para cá também.
Confira as capas americanas dos livros e as sinopses:
In this riveting debut, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world–before the wrong person finds the answer first.Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. And Sophie has a secret–she’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone. He’s a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well…she isn’t. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and almost instantly she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known. But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans? The truth could mean life or death–and time is running out.
A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “charged and romantic” (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel. Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian–Vane’s guardian–and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim–the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them–but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.