New YA: February 14.

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Hardbacks out today:

Graffiti Moon, by Cath Crowley:

The dialogue pops, the voices and perspectives ring true, and Leo—Ed’s partner in crime—writes poetry that occasionally brings to mind early Tom Waits. I dog-eared so many pages that it would take less time to reread the book than it would to go back and find all of the passages I want to remember. Like Anna and the French Kiss, it’s a book that I loved so much that I hugged it when I was done reading. Yes, literally.

Amazon | Indiebound.

Various Positions, by Martha Schabas:

It's beautifully written. That should already be apparent from the excerpt above. But it's not just in the way that Schabas strings her words together. It's in the depth of emotion, and in Schabas' complete honesty. Georgia is a sharp observer—which is fitting in a book so full of cruel truths—but she doesn't always understand what she observes; she's extremely self-aware, but doesn't always understand her own feelings; she's very composed on the surface, but her insides are a mass of confusion. She's a difficult—for herself, those who know her, and those of us in the audience—mixture of mature and immature, understanding and confusion. 

The Vanishing Game, by Kate Kae Myers
Amazon | Indiebound 

Thief's Covenant (A Widdershins Adventure), by Ari Marmell
Amazon | Indiebound 

Someone Else's Life, by Katie Dale
Amazon | Indiebound 

Scarlet, by A. C. Gaughen
Amazon | Indiebound 

The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book Two, by Caitlin Kittredge
Amazon | Indiebound  

The Galahad Legacy, by Dom Testa
Amazon | Indiebound 

Fractured Light, by Rachel McClellan
Amazon | Indiebound 

The Butterfly Clues, by Kate Ellison
Amazon | Indiebound 

Bewitching, by Alex Flinn
Amazon | Indiebound 

Arcadia Awakens, by Kai Meyer
Amazon | Indiebound 

Blessed

Paperbacks out today:

Blessed (Tantalize), by Cynthia Leitich Smith:

Pros: Everything. Writing, characterization, plotting, surprises, chemistry, originality, action, confidence in and respect for the audience, EVERYTHING. I love these books. LOVE. THESE. BOOKS.

Wolf Blood, by N. M. Browne
Amazon | Indiebound 

Orchards, by Holly Thompson
Amazon | Indiebound 

Wish, by Joseph Monninger
Amazon | Indiebound 

So Shelly, by Ty Roth
Amazon | Indiebound 

Sektion 20, by Paul Dowswell
Amazon | Indiebound 

Kindred, by Tammar Stein
Amazon | Indiebound 

The Iron Thorn The Iron Codex Book One, by Caitlin Kittredge
Amazon | Indiebound 

Girl Parts, by John M. Cusick
Amazon | Indiebound 

The Fire Opal, by Regina McBride
Amazon | Indiebound 

Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3, by Alexander Gordon Smith
Amazon | Indiebound 

Cloaked, by Alex Flinn
Amazon | Indiebound 

Brave New Love: 13 Dystopian Tales of Desire, by Paula Guran
Amazon | Indiebound