YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ July 17th, 2017

YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ July 17th, 2017

Hello YABC'ers!

Welcome to the newest weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday!

We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below and comment to let us know what your book or books your reading as well!!

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Happy Reading!!

 

 

 

*Beth's Current Reads*

(YABC Assistant Blog Manager)

 

Vanguard (Ann Aguirre)

Author: Ann Aguirre

Book: Hardcover, 368 pages

Expected publication: July 25th, 2017

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
 

The Razorland saga continues. Since the war ended, Tegan has dreamed of an epic journey, so when she has the opportunity to sign on as ship's doctor, she can't wait. It's past time to chart her course. Millie Faraday, the kindest girl in the free territories, also yearns to outrun her reputation, and warrior-poet James Morrow would follow Tegan to the ends of the earth.

Their company seems set, but fate brings one more to their number. Tegan will battle incredible odds while aiding Szarok, the Uroch vanguard, who has ventured forth to save his people. Szarok is strange and beautiful, like a flower that blooms only in the dark. She shouldn't allow him close, as such a relationship is both alien and forbidden. But through stormy seas and strange lands, she will become stronger than she ever knew.

 

 

 

The Hazel Wood (Melissa Albert)

Author: Melissa Albert

Book: Hardcover, 368 pages

Expected publication: January 30th, 2018

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

 

 

 

 

*Bethany W's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Ash and Quill (Rachel Caine)

Author: Rachel Caine

Book: Hardcover, 368 pages

Expected publication: July 11th, 2017

Publisher: Berkley
 
Words can kill.

Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny…

Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.

Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*Kristie's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

The Emerald Circus (Janet Yolen)

Author: Janet Yolen

Book: Hardcover, 288 pages

Expected publication: November 14th, 2017

Publisher: Tachyon 
 

Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations of your favorite tales. Ringmaster and internationally bestselling author Jane Yolen (Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) spins modern fantasy classics in tales that go well beyond Wonderland and Oz, down the rabbit hole and back again.

Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course!

It’s time to go back to—and beyond—the treasured tales you thought you knew: The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and many more. Ringmaster and internationally bestselling author Jane Yolen (Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) spins modern fantasy classics for delighted readers. A girl blown away from Kansas returns as a sophisticate with unusual gymnastic abilities. A talented apprentice, forging her first sword, is suddenly left to the mercies of Merlin. Alice’s infamous nemesis has jaws and claws, but also lacks the essential: a sense of humor.

Witty and bold, and unexpected, these tales go well beyond the rabbit hole and back again.

 

 

 

 

 

*Samantha's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

The Diviners (Libba Bray)

Author: Libba Bray

Book: Hardcover, 578 pages

Expected publication: September 18th, 2012

Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers 
 

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Sage's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Wicked Like A Wildfire (Lana Popovic)

Author: Lana Popovic

Book: Hardcover, 416 pages

Expected publication: August 15th, 2017

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 
 

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love. 

But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?

 

 

 

 

 

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Aireanna Lesch on Monday, 17 July 2017 18:19

The Diviners is an amazing series! The third book is coming out in a few months. Can't waittttt. Libba Bray is my favorite author. XD

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The Diviners is an amazing series! The third book is coming out in a few months. Can't waittttt. Libba Bray is my favorite author. XD :p

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