New YA: February 22-28.
Kalahari, by Jessica Khoury
When My Heart Was Wicked, by Tricia Stirling
Vendetta, by Catherine Doyle
Breakout, by Kevin Emerson
Remember, by Eileen Cook
The Cipher, by John C. Ford
Dreamfire: A novel, by Kit Alloway
Feral Pride (Feral Nights), by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Sin Eater's Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury
Salt & Stone, by Victoria Scott
A Wicked Thing, by Rhiannon Thomas
Unleashed (Uninvited), by Sophie Jordan
Zom-B Bride, by Darren Shan
The Third Twin, by CJ Omololu
Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army, by Georg Rauch
Dove Arising (Dove Chronicles), by Karen Bao
Stone in the Sky (Tin Star), by Cecil Castellucci
No Parking at the End Times, by Bryan Bliss
All That Glitters (Geek Girl), by Holly Smale
The Morgue and Me, by John C. Ford:
Big thumbs up here—it's a strong mystery (minus one plot point that felt really, really wrong) that feels both classic and contemporary. It was suspenseful and twisty and funny with strong secondary characters and just good all around.
Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein:
Trust me? Add this to your list. Don’t trust me? Add it to your list anyway. Fan of historical fiction? Espionage? World War II stories? Add it, add it, add it. Even if your tastes don’t usually tend in that direction, you need to pick it up anyway. It will make you dissolve into a puddle, and then, once you’ve recovered, you’ll immediately read it all over again. That’s what I did.