Meme: Top Ten Tuesday One day I Will Get To You

Top Ten Tuesday is  an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish

As a book reader you hear about all kinds of books, stand alones and series that you really want to read. I really enjoy reading stand alones because you read them and then its over a done with  but when it comes to series you hear all about the first book and you buy them. You might be lucky and read them and then you might not be so lucky and they are left sitting on your shelf waiting to be picked up to read and that my dear friends is my situation I have a ton of series sitting waiting to be read and I am making 2017 the year to try and read them. So this list is of the series I have currently sitting on my bookshelves.

Welcome to my Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

 

 

  1. An Everlife Series/Intertwined/White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter. I have Firstlife sitting on my shelf and the Lifeblood is currently available in stores so this shouldn’t be a problem to read since there is only two books so far.I have all of Intertwined and the first three in the White Rabbit series.
  2. The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard. I have Red Queen and Glass Sword currently on my shelf and this is also another small series that I can probably get through rather quickly with the third book currently available.
  3. The Glittering Court Series by Richelle Meade. This is another small series with only two books so far.
  4. From Manhattan With Love series by Sarah Morgan. I was super excited when this come out and I have been buying them as soon as they hit the shelves because I love reading stories that take place in NYC and all four are sitting there waiting for me to read.
  5. Splintered series by A. G. Howard. When I first saw the covers I knew I had to own them because they are just stunning and because its a spin off of Alice in Wonderland my favorite fairy tale. I have the whole series.
  6. I have to include Harry Potter in this because I do own the books just never read them. Yea I know.
  7. The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  8. Madman’s Daughter series by Megan Shepard
  9. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  10. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I know I have a few extras added in but I figured since they were by the same author I would include them. What do series do you have sitting waiting to be read?

Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia VinesseSeven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
Published by Little Brown Books on January 1st 1970
Pages: 325
Source: ARC From Publisher
Goodreads

Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.
Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One of the best things about working with a publishing house or with a rep is hearing about new books that you might not have heard about and this was the case with this one. I didn’t hear about the book until I was pitched and after reading the description I knew I had to read to read it.

Seven Days of You is about Sophia who currently lives in Tokyo but only has seven days left until she moves back to the USA. Seven days is not really a lot of time to say good bye to friends you have made that you love and especially a city you have grown to love.

Sophia has known for a little while she was moving back to the USA and when she found out Jamie was moving back to Tokyo she couldn’t be more happier to be leaving because the two didn’t exactly part of good terms. She only wishes that she wouldn’t have to see him before leaving but we all know that it wouldn’t be a story if that happened right?

When Sophia and Jamie meet up you can almost sense the awkwardness but yet there is a connection still there between the two of them. I have to admit I kind of liked Jamie because he always just seemed to be there and know what to say at the exact right moment.

I loved how Sophia and Jamie were opening up to each other and it just feels wrong that they didn’t have more time to explore those feelings for each other. Hmm perhaps that is for another book….

One of the things that I thought was just not needed was the drama she was having with her friends. I felt like that wasn’t really needed for the book to progress or perhaps I just wanted more of Sophia and Jamie.

I loved how Sophia was trying to figure out ways so that she could be much closer, she even reached out to her father who is know living in London with his new family and basically told her that she couldn’t go there and I just wondered how a father could do that to his daughter. I felt bad and wished that could be fixed  before the book ended.

I love the concept of books that take place within a set period of time such as over a course of a day, a week, etc they are always fun to read and they never feel rushed is that makes sense.

This is Cecilia’s debut novel and I look forward to reading future books from her because I really enjoyed this one.

Hidden Gems That Were at Book Expo part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of the Hidden Gems That Were at Book Expo.

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for providing a online version of the Show Daily magazine. This is where I find out about all the books that were at BEA. This is what I found in the Day 2 Show Daily. Plus some of these I found out about online.

American Drifter by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray. This is being release Nov 2017 from Forge Books.

New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham has teamed up with celebrated actor and celebrity icon Chad Michael Murray to weave a tale of passion and danger in the captivating thriller suspense, American Drifter.

A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he’s always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last.

Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit―who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio.

As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier. Not only is the powerful drug boss after them, the Brazilian government is on their trail as well.

Will the two lovers escape―and will River ever be free of the bloody memories that haunt him?

[Can I just say OMG when did this happen? I heard about it online and this is definitely on my wishlist to get when it comes out.]

Best Day Ever by [Rouda, Kaira]

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda. This comes out Sept 2017 from Graydon House.

“I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…”

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion.

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by [Colfer, Chris]

The Land of Stories Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer. This will be released July 2017 from Little Brown.

The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer’s #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!

In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters–heroes and villains–are no longer confined within their world!
With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world?
Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans!
Before the Devil Breaks you by Libba Bray. This is will be released Oct 2017 from Little Brown
The Diviners are back in this thrilling and eerie third installment by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.

 
After battling a sleeping sickness, The Diviners are up against a group of new and malevolent foes–ghosts! Out in Ward’s Island sits a mental hospital full of lost souls from people long forgotten. Ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the Man in the Stovepipe Hat also known as the King of Crows.

With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over New York City, the Diviners must band together and brave the ghosts haunting the asylum to bring down the King of Crows.
Heart-pounding action and terrifying moments will leave you breathless in the third book of the four-book Diviners series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.
Instructions for a Second Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray. Dec 2017 release from Poppy.

Jonny knows better than anyone that life is full of cruel ironies. He’s spent every day in a hospital hooked up to machines to keep his heart ticking. Then when a donor match is found for Jonny’s heart, that turns out to be the cruelest irony of all. Because for Jonny’s life to finally start, someone else’s had to end.

That someone turns out to be Neve’s twin brother, Leo. When Leo was alive, all Neve wanted was for him (and all his glorious, overshadowing perfection) to leave. Now that Leo’s actually gone forever, Neve has no idea how to move forward. Then Jonny walks into her life looking for answers, her brother’s heart beating in his chest, and everything starts to change.

Together, Neve and Jonny will have to face the future, no matter how frightening it is, while also learning to heal their hearts, no matter how much it hurts.

The final book will feature select illustrations from “Jonny’s” sketchbook.

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone. This is probably out now from Little Brown.
Five teens embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism in a novel that’s part The Breakfast Club, part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and utterly captivating.

Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of her good deed goes viral.

Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie’s summer changes for the better when she’s introduced to other “hometown heroes.” These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying “no good deed goes unpunished.” Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships–and anonymity–intact?

This rich and thought-provoking novel takes on timely issues and timeless experiences with a winning combination of romance, humor, and wisdom.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen. This will be released Sept 2017 from Crown Books for Young Readers.
Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller that has the nonstop action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae. This is the first in a new three-book series called the Nyxia Triad that will take a group of broken teens to the far reaches of the universe and force them to decide what they’re willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune.

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

The Readymade Thief by [Rose, Augustus]
The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose. This is coming out Aug 2017 from Viking.
“A debut novel that’s unexpected, uncategorizable, unputdownable.” –Robin Sloan,New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run.

Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all.

Aided by Tomi, a young hacker and artist with whom she has struck a wary alliance, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city—empty aquariums, deserted motels, patrolled museums, and even the homes of vacationing families. But the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web she’s trying to elude. Desperate and out of options, Lee steps from the shadows to face who is after her—and why.

A novel of puzzles, conspiracies, secret societies, urban exploration, art history, and a singular, indomitable heroine, The Readymade Thief heralds the arrival of a spellbinding and original new talent in fiction.

Little Bigfoot, Big City by Jennifer Weiner. I am so happy this is going to be out in Oct 2017 from Aladdin.
Twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair has a secret. She’s not human. But who—or what—is she? While Alice goes in search of her past, her best friend Millie Maximus, a tiny Bigfoot with a big voice, prepares for her future. Together they plan to sneak off to New York City, where Millie hopes to audition for The Next Stage, the TV show she’s sure will rocket her to stardom and free her from the suffocating expectations of her tribe.

Meanwhile Jeremy Bigelow’s Bigfoot research has put him on the radar of a shadowy government organization led by a mysterious man named Trip Carruthers. The Bigfoots have something, a chemical so powerful and dangerous that the government will do anything to obtain it. And Jeremy is tasked with securing it once and for all.

In an unexpected twist of fate, Jeremy, Alice, and Millie find themselves facing off at a crossroads. But in order to determine where they’re going, they have to first figure out where they come from—and draw the line between what is good, what is evil, and what it means to be a hero.

Watch Me Disappear by [Brown, Janelle]
Watch me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are.

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.

But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan?

Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown’s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.

The Marriage Pact: A Novel by [Richmond, Michelle]
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.
   
Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples.

And then one of them breaks the rules.

The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule.

For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

What do you think of this list? Anything appeal to you

Hidden Gems That Were at Book Expo 2017 part 1

I have been fortunate to be able to attend 4 Bea’s during my blogging career, which by the way Cindy’s Love of Books will be turning 9 years old this August. Its hard to believe. I am hoping to be able to go to BEA next year to mark my 10th year blogiversary.

One of the things I always loved about going to BEA was that its in NYC. NYC is one of my favorite cities in the world. When they say its a city that never sleeps they aren’t lying. Plus I can honestly say I always felt 150% safe walking around the city.

Another thing I absolutely love is meeting up with so many bloggers friends that I have made over the years. Even though we don’t  talk daily I think of you all all the time.

The third thing I love is the books! Who doesn’t love a good book? I admit I usually go armed to BEA with a wishlist of books that I would love to pick up and read. Sometimes it happens and other times not so much. I have been lucky in the past and picked up a majority of my wishlist. With that being said BEA is also the spot to discover hidden little gems that you might not know about and trust me I have found many books by accident and then kicked myself after wards for passing up the hidden gem because at the time I wasn’t sure I would like it.

So I thought today and tomorrow I would share with you another list of books that were at BEA that I didn’t know about but sound really good.

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for providing a online version of the Show Daily magazine. This is where I find out about all the books that will be at BEA. This is what I found in the Day 1 Show Daily.

The Hearts We Sold by [Lloyd-Jones, Emily]

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones. This is scheduled to be released August 2017 by Little Brown.

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil–her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life–she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she ever could have imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something like love grows between them amidst an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: can she give James her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

The Hearts We Sold is a Faustian tale for the modern age that will steal your heart and break it, and leave you begging for more.

(I really like the cover and how it looks like everything is stitched onto. I wonder what its like in person?)

 

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell. This is a September 2017 release by Hachette.

This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.

Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure…

Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came…

Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it.

In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they’re going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort.

Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring…

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. This is a debut novel coming out October 2017 from Little Brown.

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world–but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King. This is scheduled to be released Sept 2017 from Scribner.

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

(If you know me in real life you know I haven’t read a Stephen King novel but I have to say after reading the desciptin I really want to read this one.)
Ringer by Lauren Oliver. This is the second and final book in the duology. The first one is Replica. This is scheduled to be released October 2017 from  Harper Collins.

In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a pioneering organization in Philadelphia that might have a cure. But what they uncover there is a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing.

Though Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven, she soon learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas—unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. But they soon learn that they aren’t safe either. The Haven Institute wasn’t destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls.

Bestselling author Lauren Oliver brings the Replica duology to a shocking close in Ringer, but like both Gemma and Lyra, you won’t be able to leave the world of Haven behind after you’ve turned the last page.

The Break Down by B.A Paris. This is coming out in July 2017 from St Martins.

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm, and she probably would have been hurt herself if she’d stopped. Not only that, her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing. Where she left the car; if she took her pills; even the alarm code.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

And the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast. This is coming out in October 2017 from Bloomsbury.

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and “those West Side Story-things” (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired Going into Town, part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast’s laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons.

(Anything to do with NYC has got me.)

 

 

Be True to Me by [Griffin, Adele]

Be True to Me by Adele Griffin. This is scheduled to be released June 2017 from Algonquin Young Readers.

JEAN:
Could it be true? Instead of a summer playing handmaiden to Daphne, was I being delivered something entirely different–a summer in the spotlight? A summer starring Gil Burke and me?

Summer flings and sexy romances were Daphne’s territory. Not mine. I was the one you didn’t pick.

I swatted off my hope like a bumblebee, knowing it was already too late. I’d been deliriously stung.

FRITZ:
People always joked about summer romances because they didn’t last. Summer romances were made out of ice cream and cotton candy, intensely sweet before they melted into nothing. But I’d never thought of Gil as a summer thing.

Gil was my real love, my real first. We were outsiders together, we had each other, we didn’t care that we didn’t belong.

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. The scheduled release date is Sept 2017 from Feiwel & Friends.

Trees can’t tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this “wishtree” watches over the neighborhood.

You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Katherine Applegate at her very best―writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

CLICK''D (Fiction - Middle Grade) by [Stone, Tamara Ireland]

Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone. This is scheduled to be released Sept 2017 from Disney Hyperion. This is a debut novel.

Allie Navarro can’t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click’d pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it’s a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about Click’d.
Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone’s making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone’s secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present Click’d to the judges?
New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone combines friendship, coding, and lots of popcorn in her fun and empowering middle-grade debut.
Do any of these books peek your interest?

 

BEA 2017/ Books That Will be at BEA That I Want To Read (Part 5) Buzz Books Fall/Winter

It’s hard to believe that Book Expo (formally known as Book Expo America) is happening right now in NYC.

Sadly I wasn’t able to attend this year just because it wasn’t doable. With the current exchange rate the major factor in all this plus NYC is expensive. I hope everyone that is going will have fun and I will miss seeing you all but look forward to seeing your posts etc. Hopefully I will see you all next year.

So with that being said I thought I would share some of the books from Book Expo that have made it onto my wishlist of books to get when they come out.

Today’s post is going to be another one  about the young adult books.

Have you spotted anything you want to read?

This is always a great and handy tool to read before heading to Book Expo because sometimes the upcoming books are actually there.

After spotting this book and downloading it from Netgalley I seriously can’t wait for these to come out. In the past they use to put these two two times a year but since January they have been doing a monthly buzz which is also a great resource for upcoming titles, so it was nice to see that they still plan on doing the special editions as well.

The Buzz Books 2017 Fall/Winter edition features was  huge with so many exclusive excerpts of new  titles. Each title includes the cover of the book, summary and a few chapters. Just enough to suck you into wanting to read the book or books asap. It covers fiction, debut fiction, and non fiction.

Here is the titles that are included in this Buzz Books and ones that caught my eye that I want to read when they are released:

  1. Solo by Kwame Alexander  with Mary Rand Hess (Aug 2017)
  2. The House at 758 by Kathryn Berla  (Oct 2017) Sounds like a good book.
  3. Everless by Sara Holland (Jan 2018) (Debut novel)
  4. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (Aug 2017) (I mentioned this earlier in the week)
  5. The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis (American Debut)(Oct 2017)
  6. War Cross by Marie Lu (Sept 2017) (I mentioned this book earlier in the week)
  7. Beasts Made of Night by Tonchi Onyebuchi (debut novel) (Oct 2017) (This was featured earlier in the week)
  8. Love Songs & Other lies by Jessica Pennington (Jan 2018) (Debut novel) (I also featured this earlier in the week and I have to share it once again.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust. This comes out in September from Flatiron Books. This is a debut novel.

Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone―has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do―and who to be―to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything―unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

 

Your One & Only by [Finlay, Adrianne]

 

Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay. This is a Feb 2018 release from Houghton Miffin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. This is her debut novel.

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?

While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster is scheduled to be released Sept 2017 from Harlequin Teen. This is her YA debut.

Anyone passing through North Shore, Illinois, would think it was the most picture-perfect place ever, with all the lakefront mansions and manicured hedges and iron gates. No one talks about the fact that the brilliant, talented kids in town have a terrible history of throwing themselves in front of commuter trains.

Meet Simone, the bohemian transfer student from London, who is thrust into the strange new reality of an American high school; Mallory, the hypercompetitive queen bee; and Stephen, the first-generation genius who struggles with crippling self-doubt. Each one is shocked when a popular classmate takes his own life and his death triggers more suicides. With so many students facing their own demons, can they find a way to save each other—as well as themselves?

Inspired by true events that happened in the author’s hometown, The Gatekeepers is a moving story that offers an unflinching look at the pressures teens face and the hope that tragedy can.

All Things New by Lauren Miller is scheduled to be released Aug 2017 from Three Saints Press.

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn’t help, the anxiety meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and noticeable scars, Jessa’s efforts to convince the world that she’s okay finally crumble–now she looks as shattered as she feels. Fleeing from her old life in Los Angeles, Jessa moves to Colorado to live with her dad, but things go from bad to worse when she realizes she’s seeing bruises and scars on the people around her that no one else can see. She blames it on the accident, but as her body heals and the hallucinations continue, Jessa wonders if what she’s seeing could somehow have a deeper meaning. In her quest for answers, she falls for Marshall, a boy with a heart defect whose kindness and generous spirit slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world–a place where souls get hurt just as badly as bodies, and we all need each other to heal.

ALL THINGS NEW is a love story about perception and truth, physical and emotional pain, and the messy, complicated people we are behind the masks we put on for the world, perfect for fans of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

Before I Let Go by [Nijkamp, Marieke]

before I let you go by Marieke Nijkamp will be a January 2018 release from Sourcebooks Fire. This is her second book.

Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated-and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she’s a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secrets-chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter.

(I know I spoke about this book earlier this week but I just had to share it once again.)

 

 

BEA 2017/ Books That Will be at BEA That I Want To Read (Part 4) Buzz Books Fall/Winter

It’s hard to believe that Book Expo (formally known as Book Expo America) is happening right now in NYC.

Sadly I wasn’t able to attend this year just because it wasn’t doable. With the current exchange rate the major factor in all this plus NYC is expensive. I hope everyone that is going will have fun and I will miss seeing you all but look forward to seeing your posts etc. Hopefully I will see you all next year.

So with that being said I thought I would share some of the books from Book Expo that have made it onto my wishlist of books to get when they come out.

Today’s post is going to be all about the adult books. I sometimes have a hard time finding some great adult fiction but I think these sound pretty good. What do you think?

Have you spotted anything you want to read?

This is always a great and handy tool to read before heading to Book Expo because sometimes the upcoming books are actually there.

After spotting this book and downloading it from Netgalley I seriously can’t wait for these to come out. In the past they use to put these two two times a year but since January they have been doing a monthly buzz which is also a great resource for upcoming titles, so it was nice to see that they still plan on doing the special editions as well.

The Buzz Books 2017 Fall/Winter edition features was  huge with so many exclusive excerpts of new  titles. Each title includes the cover of the book, summary and a few chapters. Just enough to suck you into wanting to read the book or books asap. It covers fiction, debut fiction, and non fiction.

Here is the titles that are included in this Buzz Books:

  • Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (Nov. 2017) (This one sounds really good)
  • The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart (Dec. 2017)
  • The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson (Sept. 2017)
  • Hanna Who Fell From The Sky by Christopher Meades (Sept. 2017) (This sounds really good)
  • Fever by Deon Meyer (Sept. 2017)
  • The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak (Dec. 2017)
  • The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow (Oct. 2017)
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Sept 2017) (This is another one that sounds good)
  • The Black Painting by Neil Olson (January 2018)
  • Sourdough by Robin Sloan (Sept 2017)
  • Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayou (Aug 2017)
  • The Blind by A.F Brady (Sept 2017) (This sounds like it will be a page turner)
  • Second Acts by Teri Emory (Sept 2017)
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn (January 2018) (sounds like its a page turner)
  • The GirlFriend by Michelle Frances (January 2018) (sounds like it will be a page turner)
  • The First Day by Phil Harrison (Oct 2017)
  • Seven Days of us by Francesca Hornak (Oct 2017) (Sounds like it could be interesting)
  • Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land (Sept 2017) (This sounds really good)
  • Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee (Jan 2018)
  • Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben (Nov 2017)
  • Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (sept 2017) (sounds like it will be a good read)
  • The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera (Oct 2017)
  • The end of the world running club by Adrian J. Walker (Sept 2017)
  • The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas (Aug 2017)
  • Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson  (Feb 2018)
  • The spectrum of hope by Gayatri Devi MD (oct 2017)
  • The Crooked little road to semi ever after Happiness by Heather Harpham (aug 2017)
  • Mental by Jaime Lowe (Oct 2017)
  • Love is not enough by Mark Manson (Feb 2018)
  • The Kings of Big Spring by Bryan Mealer (Jan 2018)
  • Life Dotonated by Kathleen Murray Moran (oct 2017)
  • Amy Tan Where The past Begins (Oct 2017)
  • We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union (oct 2017)
  • The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Woholleben (nov 2017)

These are the ones that peaked my interest:

The Immortalists by [Benjamin, Chloe]

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. This is scheduled for January 2018 and the publisher is G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.

Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

I’ll Stay by Karen Day. This is also another January 2018 release by Kensington. This is her first adult novel.

In this compelling, emotionally complex novel, a college friendship sparks a life-changing sacrifice that connects two women forever–even as it shatters their closeness . . .

“Let her go. I’ll stay.”

There are some decisions you can never unmake. You can only atone for them—or try to. During her senior year of college, Clare Michaels takes a spring break trip to Florida with three other girls, including her best friend, Lee. She’s hoping for adventure and a few stories to share back at school. Instead, a string of bad choices leads to a horrific encounter, and Lee offers herself up so that Clare can escape.

In the weeks and months that follow that fateful incident, Lee, once so dynamic and ambitious, flounders and withdraws. Clare was the only person to whom she’d ever confided about her troubled past. For Clare, that role felt like an honor—until it became a burden. Now she’s trying to make amends for her momentary selfishness by taking care of Lee—just as she’s been taking care of her high-strung mother, whose bestselling novel has been both windfall and curse. Years pass, circumstances change, and contact between Clare and Lee ebbs and flows, but the events of that night in Florida are impossible to escape. They keep dragging Clare back—forcing her to confront what really happened, and her part in it, in hopes of untangling guilt from loyalty and earning forgiveness at last . . .

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld. Super excited that this will be releasing in September 2017 by Harper Collins.

“Where are you, Madison Culver? Flying with the angels, a silver speck on a wing? Are you dreaming, buried under snow? Or—is it possible—you are still alive?”

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as “the Child Finder,” Naomi is their last hope.

Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she was a lost girl, too.

As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

Told in the alternating voices of Naomi and a deeply imaginative child, The Child Finder is a breathtaking, exquisitely rendered literary page-turner about redemption, the line between reality and memories and dreams, and the human capacity to survive.

Lie To Me by J.T Ellison. This is another September 2017 release from MIRA.

They built a life on lies 

Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her.

Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair. As the police investigate, the lies the couple have been spinning for years quickly unravel. Is Ethan a killer? Is he being set up? Did Sutton hate him enough to kill the child she never wanted and then herself? The path to the answers is full of twists that will leave the reader breathless.

 

 

Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller. This is scheduled to be released Sept 2017) by William Morrow.

In this novel authorized by the Little House estate, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before—Caroline Ingalls, “Ma” in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books.

In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril.

The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline’s new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles’ hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses.

For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier’s most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now, that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past.

(As a huge fan of Little House on the Prairie both books and tv show I really want to read this one.)

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey is scheduled to be released October 2017 from Grand Central Publishing.

Rose was lit by the sun, her beautiful face giving nothing away. Even back then, she was a mystery that I wanted to solve.

The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind’s student years and then again when she returned to teach drama.

As much as Rosalind’s life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town’s richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her?

Rosalind’s enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets–an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past. Brilliantly rendered, THE DARK LAKE has characters as compelling and mysteries as layered as the best thrillers from Gillian Flynn and Sophie Hannah.

 

 

BEA 2017/ Books That Will be at BEA That I Want To Read (Part 3)

It’s hard to believe that Book Expo (formally known as Book Expo America) is happening in just a few short days. Who is going?

Sadly I won’t be attending this year just because it wasn’t doable. With the current exchange rate the major factor in all this plus NYC is expensive. I hope everyone that is going will have fun and I will miss seeing you all but look forward to seeing your posts etc. Hopefully I will see you all next year.

So with that being said I thought I would share some of the books from Book Expo that have made it onto my wishlist of books to get when they come out.

Today’s post is just going to be children’s, middle grade and young adult titles. Seeing as there was a lot of titles I have broken this up into a three post series.

 

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (January 2018)

Welcome to the Hazel Wood, a fierce and indelible contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of The Magicians

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began—and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong . . .

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo (Sept 2017)

Enter the Grishaverse…

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange―to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Nov 2017)

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Wild Beauty by  Anna-Marie McLemore (Oct 2017)

Anna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers garnered fabulous reviews and was a finalist for the prestigious YALSA Morris Award, and her second novel, When the Moon was Ours, was longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Now, in Wild Beauty, McLemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate―and pulled apart by reality.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.

Expelled by James Patterson with Emily Raymond (Oct 2017)

A secret Twitter account
An anonymous photo
Everyone is a suspect

Will Foster’s Twitter account used to be anonymous–until someone posted The Photo that got him and three other students expelled, their futures ruined forever. But who took the picture, and why are they being targeted?

To uncover the truth, Will gets close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the bad girl, the class clown, the vice principal, and…his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding, and even worse–what do they know about each other? The terrible truth will haunt them forever.

New York Times bestselling author James Patterson brings us another fast-moving tale of suspense, with danger, romance, and twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the very last page.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) by [Black, Holly]The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Jan 2018)

By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.
 

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

 
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
 
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

The Magic Misfits by actor Neil Patrick Harris (Nov 2017)

From beloved award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

 

When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.

After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded kids. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they’ll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso’s villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.
(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I’ll let you in on a little secret. This book isn’t just a book. It’s a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even stage tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll discover more than just a story–you’ll find magic.)

Fireblood by Elly Blake (Sept 2017)

In this action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Frostblood, Ruby must choose between her fiery homeland and the icy king who loves her.

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….
Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax–which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Aug 2017)

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil–her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life–she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she ever could have imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something like love grows between them amidst an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: can she give James her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

The Hearts We Sold is a Faustian tale for the modern age that will steal your heart and break it, and leave you begging for more.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Sept 2017)

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Timescalled “profound.”

Release by Patrick Ness (Sept 2017)

Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life.

Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart.  At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?) and his best friend, Angela.

But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny, and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth.

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (Jan 2018)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings comes the first book in The Androma Saga, full of action, fantastical intrigue and steamy star-crossed romance 

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder‘s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation—and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their ship—or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.

All Rights Reserved: (Word$, Book One) by [Katsoulis, Gregory Scott]All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (Aug 2017)

In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society. 

Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks (“Sorry” is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec), for every scream ($0.99/sec) and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.

But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: rather than read her speech—rather than say anything at all—she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Sept 2017)

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications, and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when she and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Feb 2018)

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite-the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orleans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie-that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orleans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide-save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles-or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

Dhonielle Clayton creates a rich, detailed, decadent world of excess and privilege, where beauty is not only skin-deep, but a complete mirage. Weaving deeper questions about the commodification of women’s bodies, gender equality, racial identity, and vanity with high-stakes action and incredible imagery, The Belles is the must-read epic of the season.