New YA: April 5-11.

New hardbacks:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli:

While reading the last 25 or so pages of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I happily cried all over myself, laughed out loud, and occasionally paused to clutch the book to my chest…and I was so blissed out that I didn’t care that I happened to be manning the circulation desk or that I was arming my more smirky patrons with prime Leila-mocking fodder. The last book that inspired a reaction that publically passionate—not counting Susan Juby’s upcoming The Truth Commission, which I plan to go on about at length (and soon!), but which is an entirely different animal—was Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss.

Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), by Amy Spalding:

Laugh-out-loud funny, but the real standout about this one, for me, was that the stereotypical gender roles were reversed: Reid very much longs for actual romance, whereas Riley just wants to have herself some sex.

Miss Mayhem: a Rebel Belle Novel, by Rachel Hawkins

Invisible Girl, by Mariel Hemingway and Ben Greenman

Empire of Night (Age of Legends), by Kelley Armstrong

Awakening, by Shannon Duffy

The Tower of Bones (Three Powers), by Frank P. Ryan

None of the Above, by I. W. Gregorio

Don't Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel, by R. L. Stine

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things, by Ann Aguirre

I Am Her Revenge, by Meredith Moore

Palace of Lies (The Palace Chronicles), by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Ask the Dark, by Henry Turner

Anastasia and Her Sisters, by Carolyn Meyer

Fig, by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Lies I Told, by Michelle Zink

Twist, by Karen Akins

Before Tomorrowland, by Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof

Skandal (Sekret Series), by Lindsay Smith

The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy, by Marie Jaskulka

New paperbacks (that I've read):

Sekret (Sekret Series), by Lindsay Smith: I read this one a million years ago, but apparently never commented on it? It's a SF historical set in Cold War-era Soviet Russia. The heroine has psychic powers, and is forced by the KGB to work for them. Which is an AWESOME premise, but it ultimately felt discombobulated and somewhat messy—what with all of the mind control and so on, that may well have been deliberate, but it wasn't as good a fit for me as I'd hoped.

Lumberjanes Vol. 1, by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis: I haven't read the trade, but I read the monthly issues faithfully, and I loveeeeeeee ittttttt.

Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why, by G. Willow Wilson and Jacob Wyatt: DITTO.


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