Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I always look forward to the arrival of my Quarterly Book Riot box. This was the fourth issue of the YA version of their regular Quarterly Box.
Unfortunately, this is the last YA Quarterly box. Book Riot is planning to do something different, so I'm curious to see what that will be. I'm actually kinda happy it's ending. I'm glad I subscribed to it, but there were too many things that weren't interesting to me.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
Publish Date: October 18, 2016
This book is already out in Australia, but comes out this fall for us Americans. I've loved Fiona's other books so I'm excited for this one too.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Release Date: September 1, 2015
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions. (courtesy of Goodreads)
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Publish Date: March 29, 2016
****After I put this post together, I realized this book came out a few weeks ago. Whoops. I'm still featuring it because I'm excited to read it. ***** Diverging from YA today. The Bridgerton series was one of my favorite (and only) forees into Regency Romance. I'm looking forward to reading more about this family.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
The start of a paranormal horror series from Glimmerglass author Jenna Black.
The night is the enemy, and the city of Philadelphia is its deadliest weapon.
Becket is an ordinary teenage girl, wrestling with the upheaval of her parents' divorce. Her biggest problems to date have been choosing which colleges to apply to, living up to her parents' ambitious expectations of her, and fighting her secret crush on her best friend's boyfriend. That all changes the night she tries to save an innocent life and everything goes horribly wrong.
Becket has been tricked into opening a door between worlds. As dark magic trickles into Philadelphia, strange creatures roam the streets and inanimate objects come to life, all of them bloodthirsty and terrifying. The city returns to normal when the sun rises each morning. The moment the sun sets, most citizens shut themselves in their houses and stay there no matter what they hear.
The magic is openly hostile to most mortals, but there are some it seems to covet, trying to lure them out into the night. While Becket struggles to protect her friends and family from predatory creatures of the night, she is constantly tempted to shrug off her responsibilities and join them.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
Publish Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
This book is part of BEA's YA Editor's buzz. I can't decide whether or not it's my kind of book, but it's different than anything I've heard about recently. Color me intrigued.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Publisher: Walker Books
What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable. (courtesy of Goodreads)