Take a Pique


Thanks to NetGalley and Amulet Books for the sneak peek of YA books heading our way!

Samples include: The Haters by Jesse Andrews (author of Me, Earl and the Dying Girl); Seven Ways We Lie (a snippet of teen angst); The Romantics (broken heart and broken family); The Movie Version (Amelia and her life); The Graces (a family of witches); Maresi (a story with nuns); Every Falling Star (Korean historical fiction).

The excerpts are very small, especially in comparison to Buzz Books for Young Adults Fall 2016, so the story is not completely represented. My favorite samples are The Graces and Every Falling Star. I will definitely check into these stories more!

Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter


Thanks to NetGalley and Publishers Lunch for the arc of Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter. This is my first time reading Buzz Books and I think it is a wonderful way, and helpful as a librarian, to get a taste of what will be published soon. Twenty books are spotlighted in this sampler and my favorites are The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull, A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess, and Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Can’t wait to read the full versions!