Yesterday was Tuesday, which means there are new YA releases out there in the world. I meant to post this on Monday night, but lots of travel lately has kept me from staying ahead of the blogging game. But, late is better than never, and we have lots of time to purchase these books still! (Of course, it’s important to remember that first-week sales help get books on the NYT’s Bestsellers list, so if there’s a book you’ve got your eye on that’s released this week, don’t hesitate to pick it up! It helps authors, readers, and the whole book community, really.)
Anyway, this week is small but MIGHTY and it has a book on it that I literally saw people cry over not winning at Bookcon. I felt it, too, because I also didn’t received a copy and I was heartbroken. But it’s all good because now I have the hardcover and it’s gorgeous.
So, let’s dive in!
4. So this book is about two sisters who are more rivals than anything else. Their lives are controlled by a generations-old spell that ties them to the swans in the woods. At some point, one girl will be allowed to live her life, and the other will be trapped as a swan. But then two boys come along and mess everything up, and it’s not just the sisters who are in trouble anymore.
It sounds so amazingly atmospheric and DIFFERENT. And that’s the thing that has me most excited. Like I want all of the weird books about girls potentially getting trapped in the bodies of swans and books about sisterhood and girls saving boys when they get everyone into messy situations. Add it to your GoodReads list here.
3. It’s the early reviews that have me all tangled up about this book. I’ve seen a lot of people comparing it to Six of Crows and I almost threw something across the room. BECAUSE WHAT? If it’s a book about a ragtag team of criminals that has a ton of diversity, plus heart and humor and characters who don’t know how to express their feelings in a healthy way outside of violence and explosions, SIGN. ME. UP. Please check the link and see if this book calls to your heart like it does mine.
2. This sounds like it’s gonna be a big old train wreck, but like, in an amazing way that’s going to break my heart. That made zero sense, I know. But this book sounds like it’s about sexual identity and race and trying to figure out who you are. I don’t know, but I just think that Nic Stone is super cool and her books are cool so I’m excited about this. Enough said.
But for a real summary and not my emotions, you know where to click.
1. Just thinking about this book makes me want to lay on the floor. It’s set in New York, about two boys meeting at the post office and falling in love, it has a Dear Evan Hansen title reference and just screams for all of the love. (It’s also the book I saw a girl cry over at Bookcon) It’s co-written by two of the most compelling authors in YA contemporary and I just don’t know if I’m going to be able to handle it. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT’S ALREADY BEING OPTIONED FOR FILM AND JUST OH MAN. I have the book and will be starting is as soon as I finish Queen of Shadows. Which will not be soon enough, unfortunately.
Thanks for hanging out with me here. Hopefully, from here on out, these lists will be posted on Monday to get us all prepped for the Tuesday releases! There is one EPIC book coming out at the end of the month, and I have a feeling you all know what it is.