What’s new this month

Once again, so many good books to read! Here are the books I’m adding to my list this month:

girl fell3/1 – The Girl Who Fell – by Shannon M. Parker

High school senior Zephyr is about to have all of her best-laid plans wrecked by a boy. Honestly I’ve loved the name Zephyr forever so that caught my eye, but then the synopsis grabbed me, because Alec isn’t what he seems. Her first love isn’t turning out the way any love should, and learning that kind of truth is dangerous to everyone involved. The reviews look good so far, so I’m hoping this delivers more than the average YA contemporary. In an author interview, Parker stated she has worked with and heard many stories from girls in abusive relationships, and used these experiences as inspiration for the book, though the story itself is fiction.

More info here: Goodreads and Barnes & Noble


burning glass3/1 – Burning Glass – by Kathryn Purdie

This sounds like an interesting fantasy take on different forms of synesthesia! Sonya can feel what everyone around her feels physically and emotionally. On top of all that confusion, she becomes drawn into the royal court intrigue by those who want to use her uncontrolled powers. Sonya must balance political ties and her own abilities if she wants to make it out alive. Political intrigue is becoming more popular in YA, and this story is no exception. Sonya’s power sounds like it will be intertwined with her role in the court.

More info here: Goodreads and Barnes & Noble


rebel sands3/8 – Rebel of the Sands – by Alwyn Hamilton

I’m hearing such good things about this one! Amani is determined to get our of her dead-end town with her sharpshooting skills, but there’s much more in store for her. Jin helps her escape, but Amani is in for much more than she bargained for, because Jin knows who she really is and what that means for her world. The synopsis is a bit vague but I’m intrigued by the world-building. The YA love affair with djinn and the desert from last year continues this year!

More info here: Goodreads and Barnes & Noble


lady midnight3/8 – Lady Midnight – by Cassandra Clare

I’m guessing at this point the Shadowhunter universe is like a bunch of connected soap operas. Although personally I enjoyed The Infernal Devices trilogy I haven’t invested in the rest of the books, though this one’s setting intrigues me a bit. For all the fans out there, I’m sure this will deliver more of what you love: intense angsty drama, magic, and battles with snarky dialogue. Set five years after City of Heavenly Fire, a new group of demon-killing teens is in LA dealing with faeries and forbidden love within the confines of the Clave’s rules. Emma Carstairs is falling for her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, which is against Clave law. Oops.

More info here: Goodreads and Barnes & Noble


marked3/8 – Marked in Flesh – by Anne Bishop

The fourth installment in The Others series has the coming war between humans and the Others brewing. The slow-burn romance between Meg and Simon continues, but the alliance between the Others and the cassandra sangue (fragile blood prophets who see the future when their skin is cut) has a lot of people upset. The Others are split on what to do about working with the women, but they are united in keeping humans off their land and protecting what is theirs. Again, I have a feeling this will promise even more of what you love if you’re following this series.

More info here: Goodreads and Barnes & Noble


The Winner's Kiss3/29 – The Winner’s Kiss – by Marie Rutkoski

The much-anticipated finale to The Winner’s Trilogy is finally here! Kestrel is one of my favorite leading ladies and I cannot wait to see what happens between her and Arin (and you know, the war and all that) in this book. I’m hoping there’s even more plotting and spying and tension! I could hardly put down the last book so if this one is similar at all I will be satisfied. Arin is convinced Kestrel is a pampered soon-to-be-empress that gave up her honor for the empire. But Kestrel is actually in a labor camp for betraying the empire to save Arin, and she has revenge on her mind.

More info here: Goodreads and Barnes & Noble


247246273/15 – The First Time She Drowned – by Kerry Kletter

This sounds like an emotionally intense contemporary novel about a girl’s troubled relationship with her mother. Cassie turns 18, emancipates herself, and leaves the mental institution that her mother forced her into years ago. Things are finally turning around for Cassie, until she attempts to renew a relationship with her mother. Mother-daughter relationships don’t usually get a lot of screen time, so I’m interested to read this and see how it ends. Plus, that cover–so gorgeous!

More info here: Goodreads and Barnes & Noble

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