Of Monsters and Madness, by Jessica Verday:
But back to the similarities between Of Monsters and Madness and The Madman’s Daughter: Both books are about a heroine who goes to live with her father after more than a decade of separation; both books are about a heroine who is the daughter of a mad scientist who lost his medical license due to researching “unnatural things”; both books are about a heroine whose interest in the sciences draws flack for being unfeminine; and due to unusual childhoods, each heroine is more independent, more willing to speak her mind, and more likely to take action than is considered proper by “polite” society.
Kiss of Broken Glass, by Madeleine Kuderick
Winterkill, by Kate A. Boorman
Haze: The Rephaim, Book 2, by Paula Weston
The Twyning, by Terence Blacker
Found: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, Book 3, by Harlan Coben
Egg and Spoon, by Gregory Maguire
Evil Librarian, by Michelle Knudsen
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales, by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
Illusions of Fate, by Kiersten White
Falling into Place, by Amy Zhang
Rites of Passage, by Joy N. Hensley
New paperbacks (that I've read):
Projection, by Risa Green:
Oddly enough, my favorite and least favorite things about Projection are exactly the same things I loved and loathed about Pretty Little Liars. Like Shepard, Green provides lots of over-the-top outward drama while still keeping the internal emotional turmoil genuine and relatable. In other words, she does a great job of portraying the uneasy balancing act of social interactions in high school.
Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner: Oh. Apparently I never wrote about this one? Outstandingly original voice, and OH MY GOODNESS, DEPRESSING AS ALL GET-OUT.