New Releases: July, 2017

I haven’t done this in a few months because I’m very lazy. And as “punishment” I’ve decided that I’m going to read as many of the 2017 releases (from January to June) as I can by the end of July and then… list my favourites or something.

Anyway, that makes me feel a little better about my slacking ways. From now on, Imma try to be better (try being the operative work). Here we go for July:

 

30199656What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum – 11th

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty and. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

 

34404011In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan – 17th

Good author, standalone, and strange protagonist, Elliott, who is grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. He’s a little enchanted by the elves and mermaids. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible.
It’s perfect.

 

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Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland – 17th

Vi Keeland’s been on my radar for a while. I’ve decided I’m starting with this book.
Story’s about a girl who meets a guy in a bar. Girl gives guy a tongue lashing for seducing her friend without telling her he’s married. Turns out, she’s got the wrong guy.
Skip to the next day, he’s a professor and she’s his teaching assistant. Let the romance begin.

 

23865291All Closed Off by Cora Carmack – 18th

Stella Santos is fine. Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember, and maybe she’s been getting harassing messages for months from strangers. But she’s just fine.
For Ryan Blake, Stella was vibrant, hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. When Stella devises an art project all about exploring intimacy, Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig. When he hits it off with another girl from the project, Stella will have to decide if she’s willing to do more than make art about intimacy. If she’s willing to open herself up to him.

 

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Because You Love to Hate Me – 18th

A YA anthology in which thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagin fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.
Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon.

 

34776338Trust by Kylie Scott – 18th

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. While Edie’s beginning to run wild, John’s, the boy who risked his life to save hers, is just starting to settle down.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons.

 

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Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody – 25th

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life with the many unusual members of a traveling circus-city. But even among them, her ability to create corporeal illusions makes her unique. Her creations are her family but they’re just illusions. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered. Her search for the culprit leads her to the gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance.

 

33233918The Intuitives by  Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown – 25th

In Egypt, an archaeological team discovers the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Seven years later, every public school student in America takes a strange new test, but only six are chosen to attend a summer program at the mysterious Institute for the Cultivation of Intuitive Cognition, where nothing is as it appears to be, including the students themselves.
But why is the U.S. government so interested in six outcasts? And what, exactly, is it teaching them to do?

 

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…And that’s it for the list! I’m limiting myself because I haven’t exactly figured out a method for making this list. If I read the synopsis of 15 books, I wanna read 10 of them. If anyone’s got some tips, I’m open to help.

Reading Wrap-up: March, 2017

Last month, I changed my Goodreads reading goal for 2017 from 150 to 200 for some insane reason. And when I did that, it put me 10 books behind schedule. In order to catch up, I was hoping to read 20 books during the month of March, and while I didn’t manage that many, I read 17, which is pretty freaking awesome if you ask me.

And since I read so many, I’m not even gonna try to write mini-reviews for them all (it would take hours and would drive me nuts). I will, however, list all the reads, link the reviews and write the ratings. Here are the books I read in March:

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken – 3 Stars
Yours by Jasinda Wilder – 4 Stars
Passenger4.5 Stars
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick – 4 Stars
Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg – 3 Stars
Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin – 2.5 Stars
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore – 2.5 Stars
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – 1.5 Stars
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – 5 Stars
The Archived by Victoria Schwab – 4 Stars
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman- 4 Stars
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – 4 Stars
Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy – 5 Stars
Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan – 4 Stars
Madly by Ruthie Knox – 4 Stars
Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy – 3.5 Stars
Bait & Switch by Kendall Ryan – 1.5 Stars

I didn’t include A Shadow Bright and Burning in my count because I didn’t even make it halfway through. And there’s no review for The Sleeper and the Spindle because I haven’t written one yet.

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Out of the ones listed above, here are the five which were the most memorable to me (in no particular order, since it’s hard enough to do it at the end of the year):

 

20983362Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

It’s got pirates and time travel. That, alone, is super cool. Then you add in the danger, the action, the compelling and likable characters, and present them in a well-written novel that’s part of a duology. There are few things that I find more awesome.
Loved this book, and I’m so reading the sequel this month.

 

7082Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

I can’t tell you enough about how much I love the name of this book. It’s the most brilliant name in the history of naming things. And then there’s the book, which is most peculiar. Set in the future, following a bounty hunter who hunts escaped androids who can only be accurately distinguished from humans by a bone marrow test. And the bounty hunter finds himself wondering what makes androids so different from humans. A very through-provoking read.

 

28187The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

This was a reread and I was basically fangirling the whole time. Meeting 12-year-old Percy, him finding out he’s a Greek demigod, then the quest, the humor, the prophecy, the sass, Annabeth, everything.
But even if I were reading it for the first time, I would still love it because this is a wonderfully written, action-packed book with a great story and an epic narrative. What more could you ask for?

 

51738Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

This is the first book I’ve read by Sarah Dessen and it’s set the bar of expectations quite high for the rest of her books; because despite having many flashbacks (which I usually can’t stand) and a bunch of characters to juggle, this was still a book that flowed brilliantly. I loved the character developments, Owen, the family dynamic, the writing… basically, everything.

 

10929432The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab (or V.E. Schwab) is one of my favourite authors. She creates very unique and intriguing worlds that suck you right in. Every book that I’ve read by her so far has been great, this one included, and they’re all quite different.
What made this one different was the tone. It had such an eerie quality to it; you could see a horror movie playing in your head. Loved it.

 

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And that’s are all for the month of March. Now I can focus on April. Preparing for next month’s exams and reading 20 books… Let’s see if I can do it.

New Releases: April, 2017

The month of April has a few books that I desperately need to get my hands on, and others that I would like to read or that I’m interested in. Which is why I’m going not going to waste any time and get straight to the list.

(As always, click on the covers to be directed to the Goodreads page.)

 

31176804Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson – April 1st

Brandon Sanderson is writing a Science Fiction detective story. I don’t have the words to express how freaking awesome that sounds.
In this world that’s been created, society can create a snapshot of a specific day in time. The experiences people have, the paths they follow—all of them are real again for a one day in the snapshot. All for the purposes of investigation by the court.
One day, in between two snapshot assignments, Davis decides to investigate the memory of a call that was mysteriously never logged at the precinct, and he makes a horrifying discovery.

 

26246757The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout – April 1st

This is a YA Romance/Mystery novel about a girl who is attacked on the way home. Ella tries to move on, but her attacker isn’t done yet. He shows himself in the form of horrifying signs and symbols: a clown mask strewn on her bed, a dead bird in her backpack, a shadow moving past her window in the night. And as the weeks pass, it turns out that Ella isn’t the only one being tormented and she has no idea who she can trust; if anyone.

 

32487612A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr. – April 1st

A legal thriller novel.
When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life.  This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family—everything. Now Mick’s only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he’s ever spun, one that will cross every legal and moral boundary.

 

30312700Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – April 4th

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” They both lived on opposite coast until her family moves into Alex’s town. Bailey hesitates to tell Alex about that or about Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But when her relationship with Porter starts to change, she has to choose between him and Alex. What she doesn’t know, is that Porter is Alex, approximately.

 

30653853The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – April 11th

One of my most anticipated reads of the year, this is a YA contemporary following Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso, who can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then Molly’s cynical twin becomes is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

 

27246123The Thing About Love by Julie James – April 18th

FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army ranger clashed during their training at Quantico, gladly going their separate ways after graduating. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to run into each other again–assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.
They have to find a way to work as a team. And suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a whole lot more complicated. . .

 

25487124Missing by Kelley Armstrong – April 18th

The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree. Now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?

 

27420597The Adjustment by Suzanne Young – April 18th

This is the third book of The Program Duology. Yep, duology. Which now has a third book. *sigh*
As much as I hate it when shit like this happens, this time I’m interested. Besides, this is more of a spin-off, with different characters.
The series is set in the near future where suicide has become an epidemic in teenagers. To prevent it, they have The Program, which is shady, at best.

 

30407549Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy – April 25th

This is the highly anticipated eight, and last, book of the Killer Instincts series. All books are Romantic Suspense and can be read as Standalones. But I don’t recommend it. Read the whole series, it’s really good. It follows a team of mercenaries and a team of assassins. Each book has two different protagonists. This one has four, though, meaning two major plots. And I’m dying to get my hands on it.

 

29935867Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead – April 25th

This is the second book of The Glittering Court Trilogy. All three books occur in the same time frame, just follow different characters.
This follows Mira, a refugee of war. She is given the chance to join the Glittering Court, which is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World.

 

…And that’s a wrap. Whew! Those were more books than I expected. And with my already-made schedule, I’ll be lucky to get to more than a couple of them. I’m thinking maybe I should do a ‘new releases’ month, where I only read books that came out this year. What do you think?

February Wrap Up and March Releases

I planned to do both the posts separately, but I don’t have many books that I’m excited to read coming out in March, and I’m planning to do away with ‘wrap up’ posts and replace them with my top reads each month. So I’m gonna wing it this time and, hopefully, be more punctual from now on.

 

Wrap Up

I read 11 books in February (which puts me behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge). Those books are given below. The book name is linked to the review and the thumbnail to the GR page (except the last two releases’ names).

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista
Starfall by Melissa Landers
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Out of these, my top 5 reads were:

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They’re in order (roughly) for those who, like me, prefer things that way.

 

New Releases

23447923The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz – March 7

This is a Young-Adult, Contemporary novel which tells the story of a boy by the name of Sal.
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

 

21953036Madly by Ruthie Knox – March 14

This is the second (standalone) novel in the New York series. It’s an adult, contemporary, romance.
It’s the story of Allie, who is in Manhattan, spying on her own mother—who’s flirting with a man who’s definitely not Allie’s father. There she meets posh guy Winston Chamberlain and, with a fake kiss and a few lies, ropes him into her messy family life.

 

24485589Hunted by Meagan Spooner – March 14

It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling. That’s all I need to know. But if you need more:
It follows Yeva, a girl who grew up with the aristocrats (didn’t like ’em though. Too fake). When her father loses his fortune, he moves her and her sisters to the outskirts of town, near the curiously mysterious woods. And when he goes missing while on a hunt for some curiously mysterious creature, she sets out to find him.

 

30622633Horizon by Scott Westerfeld – March 28

It’s like Lost meets The Maze Runner, middle-grade edition. Never watched the former, but I like the first two books of The Maze Runner series.
Synopsis: When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Now they have to learn to survive with low food, and giant, people-eating birds (and plants) roaming around.

 

And… that’s a wrap! In an hour! I only gave myself an hour because I have some reading challenge catching up to do.

I left out two books on purpose. Strange the Dreamer because Laini Taylor has a writing style (I’m gonna call it ‘the Keats’) that I’m, personally, not a fan of. And I didn’t include The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout because I still haven’t read the first, or the second, book of the (Titan) series.

 

Which were some of your favourite reads of February? And which book are you excited to read in March?

New Releases: February, 2017

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I haven’t done this post the last few months (been very lazy) but there are so many great books coming out next month that I was excited to list some of them here. The books included in the post are ones that I am, personally, excited to read, whether it be because of the synopsis, reviews or author. I’ll probably read at least a couple of them next month and the others sometime later.

Lets get started!

 

Feb 7

30304221Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

This is a mystery novel which revolves around letters written by a woman to her husband. She places them between the pages of his books before leaving him and her two daughters.
Twelve years later, the letter are discovered by one of her daughters, who never believed her father when he told her that her mother drowned.

 

30809689Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I’ve very recently started reading a book by Neil Gaiman and what I’ve read so far, I’ve liked. So him dabbling in Norse Mythology is pretty exciting.
In this book, he explores different myths, including the genesis of the nine worlds and Thor disguising as a woman to retrieve his stolen hammer. I can just tell that this book is going to a lot of fun.

 

Feb 14

30258320Gilded Cage by Vic James

The synopsis of this 0ne doesn’t sound very original — YA novel set in a world divided into those with magical abilities and those without.
But the things that’s different is that instead of the protagonists being a girl and a guy who will most likely be romantically involved, they’re brother and sister and have separate stories (which interests me), one involving forbidden love and secrets, while other has an oppressed man deliberating a revolution.

 

29918743The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

I’m sceptical about this one; because I absolutely loathe stories in which a woman has a baby from a one night stand or failed relationship and, for some stupid reason, decided not to tell the father.
But… I like L.H. Cosway and I’m hoping she will give a good reason for why mommy didn’t tell daddy that he knocked her up. Fingers crossed.

 

Feb 21

29939230A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

My excitement for this particular novel cannot be expressed in words. Well, it probably could be, but I don’t know what those words are. I just know that I very badly want to get my hands on it.
This is the concluding novel to the Shades of Magic series (there might be spin-offs, though) which is about magic and travel between three different Londons (the dimensional kind).

 

29991718Royally Matched by Emma Chase

I have a feeling I’ll screw up this synopsis so I’m going to facilitate the use of short sentences.
There’s a prince. He’s irresponsible. He’s going to be the king. He needs to find a queen. Decides to go the route of reality T.V., with princesses. Is attracted to the quite girl. He will reform …Eventually.
Hope that explained stuff. This is a (standalone) sequel and I’m eager to read it.

 

Feb 28

32075671The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This is a novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and tells the story of a sixteen-year-old girl whose life shifts drastically when she witnesses her unarmed best friend being shot, and killed, by a police officer.
This is the story of a girl’s struggle to get justice.

 

29772434Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is a romantic suspense novel in which, ten years after escaping a twisted serial killer, Sasha is once again threatened by the same man.
FBI Agent Cole Landis, who was unable to help Sasha before, has never been able to forgive himself and is now determined to be there for her, and protect her, at any cost.

 

And we’re done! You can click on the covers to go to the Goodreads page. I’m sure there are lots of other great books that I haven’t come across, for now there are the ones I wanted to list. I excluded some, like the sequel to Warm Bodies (haven’t read Warm Bodies), book 3 of Red Queen series (didn’t like Red Queen) etc.

Tell me which February release you’re most excited to read?

New Releases: November, 2016

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Another month and another post without a proper intro-text-thingy, because I suck at that stuff. So we’re just gonna get to the books.

 

18584855Heartless by Marissa Meyer – Nov 8

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

This is a retelling of the story of the Queen of Hearts by Marissa Meyer, and that’s all you need to know. It’s gonna be awesome and I’m very excited.

 

28954232All in Pieces by Suzanne Young – Nov 8

This is a Young-Adult, contemporary standalone.

It is a novel about a girl struggling to deal with anger issues while taking care of her younger brother with special needs. It starts when the protagonist, Savannah Sutton, is sent to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center.

 

28955263Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy – Nov 15

This is a collection of ten short stories starring Simon Lewis set after The Mortal Instruments series in the Shadowhunter Academy, leading up to Simon’s Ascension.

By authors: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman.

 

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Moonglow by Michael Chabon – Nov 22

Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies.

 

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman – Nov 22

This is a YA, Science-fiction novel set in a world where disease has been eliminated. The only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices.

Only one of them will be chosen so Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

 

22698569The Fate of the Tearling by Erica Johansen – Nov 29

This is the third book of the Tearling trilogy, a YA fantasy series.

The first book is about an untested young princess who must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness.

 

You can add the books to Goodreads by clicking on the respective covers (I’ve linked the GR page). That’s it for November. There aren’t many books in this list but I’m excited about the ones that are there.

New Releases: September, 2016

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When I was looking through the releases list, I couldn’t help but notice that the month was practically choking on Historical Fiction novels. Alas, I don’t read much historical fic. But I was able to find other books, not enough of which are contemporary *sad face*.

Anyway, I’m done not making sense so lets move on to the list.

Sept, 6

28110865Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack.
Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: She packs a bag and leaves.

 

26856991Fighting to be Free by Kirsty Moseley

A NA romance featuring Jamie, who has recently gotten out of juvie and wants to go straight. But his old boss has other ideas. Add in a complicated family and a girl he loves, you have a complicated story.

I read this book on Wattpad a few years ago and I’m interested to see the changes and I wanna read the sequel.

 

28260587Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Mass

This is the fifth book in the extremely popular YA fantasy series Throne of Glass.

The first book in the series follows a convicted assassin who, in exchange for her eventual freedom, takes part in a competition to become the King’s champion, aka someone to do his dirty work.

 

28218948As I Descended by Robin Talley

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

 

Sept 12

29418278Well Hung (yeah, that’s really the name) by Lauren Blakely

A NA romance told from the perspective of Wyatt Hammer.He is the owner of a blooming construction business and this is his story with his assistant Natalie.

He tries his hardest to avoid getting unprofessional with her, but Vegas and a bad business deal lead to lots of sex and a marriage certificate.

 

Sept 13

25064648The Reader by Traci Chee

After her father is brutally murdered, Sefia flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society.

 

Sept 20

28512486Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

The third book of the YA fantasy trilogy Snow like Ashes.

The first book follows Meira, who has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

 

23203252A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Henrietta Howel is The first female sorcerer. The prophesied one. When she’s brought to London to train with Her Majesty’s sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart.

As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she’s the true prophesied one.

 

Sept, 27

23989925Swarm by Scott Westerfeld

The second book of the YA science-fiction series, Zeroes.

Firs book summary: Zeroes are Six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. They can do stuff ordinary people can’t. When a member of the team is in trouble, the team leader pulls the scattered team back together. But the rescue goes south and they find themselves in even more trouble.

 

22299763Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

The sequel to YA fantasy series, Six of Crows.

Book one summary: Kaz Brekker is a criminal prodigy. And when he is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

 

18054071Like A River Glorious by Rae Carson

Sequel to historical YA fantasy, Walk on Earth a Stranger.

Lee has a secret. She can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.