New YA: September 21-30.

New hardbacks:

Skink--No Surrender, by Carl Hiaasen:

It's funny, fast-paced, totally enjoyable, includes loads of details about the wildlife of Florida... but I am totally at a loss as to what landed it on the National Book Award longlist. Like, it's GOOD, but I'm not seeing why it's a standout.

The Bodies We Wear, by Jeyn Roberts

In a Handful of Dust, by Mindy McGinnis

Messenger of Fear, by Michael Grant

Tabula Rasa, by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Survival Colony 9, by Joshua David Bellin

On a Clear Day, by Walter Dean Myers

Salt & Storm, by Kendall Kulper

Remember Me, by Romily Bernard

Adrenaline Crush, by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Silvern (The Gilded Series Book 2), by Christina Farley

Lark Rising (Guardians of Tarnec), by Sandra Waugh

Firebug, by Lish McBride

Afterworlds, by Scott Westerfeld

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty, by Christine Heppermann

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy Book 3), by Sarah Rees Brennan

Winterspell, by Claire Legrand

The Only Thing to Fear, by Caroline Tung Richmond

Love Is the Drug, by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Beauty of the Broken, by Tawni Waters

Complete Nothing (True Love), by Kieran Scott

Belzhar, by Meg Wolitzer

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles), by Gena Showalter

Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen, by Arin Andrews

Schizo: A novel, by Nic Sheff

Unmarked (The Legion), by Kami Garcia

Lies We Tell Ourselves (Harlequin Teen), by Robin Talley

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition, by Katie Rain Hill

Dead Zone, by Robison Wells





New paperbacks (that I've read):

Paradox, by A. J. Paquette (interesting change-up on the covers, eh? Looks like they're trying to sell the romance angle this time, rather than the adventure?) :

In Paradox, the premise and various action sequences and the use of the present tense all combine to ultimately read like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel... but without the reader participation. Which, as you can probably imagine, isn't particularly engaging.

Shadows, by Robin McKinley (<--I loved this one, but didn't write about it at length. Which, yay, because now I have an excuse to re-read it.)


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September 7-13.

September 1-6.

August 24-31.