New YA: November 2-8.

New hardbacks:

The Naturals: Book 2 Killer Instinct, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes:

Fans of the first book won’t be disappointed: Killer Instinct has the same strengths (see above, and add a deeper exploration of what it means to be a Natural—these kids are all gifted, yes, but those gifts were all developed through extreme hardship) and weaknesses (see above, with bonus overuse of eyebrow arching and endless angsting about a been-there-done-that love triangle with a practically predestined ending) as The Naturals, so while there’s still nothing new here, it’s also still entirely entertaining. 

Forbiddenby Kimberley Griffiths Little

The Walled City, by Ryan Graudin

Dangerous Deceptions (Palace of Spies), by Sarah Zettel:

It has brains, humor and heart, and it was such a joy to read that I followed my husband around the house with it, reading aloud. I never had any doubts that it would all turn out okay in the end, but there is still plenty of suspense (the climatic game of piquet!) and drama (a Bad Man kicks a pregnant lapdog!), so much so that I kept catching myself skimming ahead to be sure that everything really WOULD turn out happily.

Empire of Shadows, by Miriam Forster

Broken (The Avena Series), by Marianne Curley

Crashland: A Twinmaker Novelby Sean Williams