Sorry to keep teasing you with books that aren’t coming out for months, but Macmillan’s pitch for Gabrielle Zevin’s teen novel All These Things I’ve Done (September 27, 2011) is too good not to share.
The story is about a 16-year-old named Anya Balanchine, whose life is relatively normal—except for the fact that she’s the daughter of New York City’s most notorious crime boss. (And she may be falling in love with the assistant D.A.’s son. Whoops!)
The action happens in NYC of 2083, and it is not a place I’d like to live; chocolate and coffee are illegal. (And Anya’s family manufactures chocolate.) A Macmillan rep described the book as “The Godfather meets The Hunger Games“. . . and that’s about all I need to be intrigued.
What can I say: I’ve always had a thing for mob stories—add chocolate to the mix and I’m sold.
Are you a fan of Gabrielle Zevin? Will you look for All These Things I’ve Done?
Read a review of Zevin’s adult novel The Hole We’re In on BookPage.com.