Young Adult Books with Buzz (End of Winter Edition)

New Series from your Favourite Authors

 From the author of the Under the Never Sky series:  riders

Riders by Veronica Rossi: Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen are brought together to help save humanity from an ancient evil. They fail. Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger. But will anyone believe him?


From the author of the Defiance series:

  Shadow Queen by C J Redwine: Lorelai Diederich has one mission: kill the wicked  shadowqueenqueen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart. But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the Lorelai the one thing she still has left to lose.

From the author of the Alice in Zombieland series:

First Life by Gena Showalter: There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death. In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl who refuses to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies. Both sides do anything to recruit Ten, and soon she is on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

New Books  revengewild


Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto: Seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler, lives in the lawless western town of Rogue City where she sets out to prove the wealthy investors in a magical technology that will save her city are the cannibals that killed her family and took her arm when she was a child.
The Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers: Working as an official assassin in her kingdom’s highest-ranking clan, Lea pursues a forbidden relationship with a boy from a rival clan that she believes is responsible for her parents’ murders.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.


Bluescreen by Dan Wells: Using her smart-device brain implants to enjoy a higher quality of life in mid-20th-century Los Angeles, teen Marisa Carneseca experiments with an allegedly safe virtual drug only to become enmeshed in a dangerous conspiracy.

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Hellig: Growing up beside her father on a time-traveling ship that ventures to real and imaginary places, 16-year-old Nix struggles to preserve her life when her father obsessively pursues a map in a past time period in ways that threaten her existence.



Series Roundup

Calamity, bk 3 in the Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson

Half Lost, bk 3 in the Half Bad series by Sally Green

Traveler, bk 2 in the Seeker series by  Arwen Dayton

Burn, bk 2 in the Four Sisters series by Elissa Sussman

Nothing Bad Is Going to Happen, bk 2 in the No One Else Can Have You series by Kathleen Hale

Newly added to the blog:

Come Read With Us Forever and Ever: Books Featuring Creepy Twins


Book descriptions via & NoveList.

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