New YA: August 3-9.

New hardbacks:

Of Metal and Wishesby Sarah Fine

Opposition (Lux Novel)by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Servants of the Stormby Delilah S. Dawson

Summertime of the Deadby Gregory Hughes

Two Girls Staring at the Ceilingby Lucy Frank:

Nice format, with a line down the middle of the page when the curtain between the girls is drawn. Distinct voices, frank talk about a hard-to-discuss disease that doesn't get much play in YA, lots of details about a week-long stay in the hospital.

Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone series), by Lori M. Lee

The Girl from the Wellby Rin Chupeco:

 It’s narrated by Okiku, a famous figure from Japanese folklore. After bringing about the downfall of the men who caused her death, she’s traveled the world for centuries, destroying other child murderers. She isn’t always in complete control of herself—in addition to her unrelenting urge to kill, she compulsively counts objects in her vicinity—and all of that makes her perspective wonderfully original.

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister, by Amelie Sarn and Y. Maudet 

The Islands at the End of the World, by Austin Aslan 

Just Call My Name, by Holly Goldberg Sloan 

Magnolia, by Kristi Cook 

Misbehaving (Sea Breeze), by Abbi Glines 

Mortal Danger (Immortal Game), by Ann Aguirre 

Blind, by Rachel DeWoskin

Forget Meby K.A. Harrington 

New paperbacks (that I've read):

Just Like Fateby Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young:

This premise could easily have resulted in a book that reads like a literary exercise, but Just Like Fate succeeds across the board. It feels like a real story about real people, and the aforementioned parallels are overt enough to be noticeable—in one storyline, Caroline connects with a boy via banter; in the other, she attempts the same sort of banter with a different boy and it falls flat—while still being subtle enough to avoid being gimmicky. Patrick and Young write seamlessly in the same voice; Caroline is believable, imperfect and sympathetic; and her friends and family are just as believable and well-drawn.


July 27-August 2.

July 20-26.

July 13-19.

July 6-12.