The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
to be published on April 28th 2015 by Arthur A. Levine Books
young adult | romance | historical
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Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now . . . Henry and Flora.
For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.
Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?
Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured — a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him.
The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone’s guess.
1. Do you see that cover? DO YOU SEE IT?! It is just filled with glorious epicness. The red hand, the red Death… MUCH INTRIGUE. Me likey.
2. There’s an African-American heroine who wants be a freaking pilot. I haven’t even met the heroine yet, and she’s already screaming, “I’m fabulous, love me!” I bet she and I will be good friends. Very good friends.
3. This takes place during the Great Depression. Hell yes I’m interested. We just learned about this time period in History class, and I am beyond excited to read a fiction story set in it!
4. “For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.” DEATH HAS ALWAYS WON AHH. Excuse me while I die in anticipation!
5. I’ve chatted with Martha a bit on Twitter, and she is such a sweetheart! I can’t wait to see what writing skills that lady has. ;)
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.