YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ December 9th, 2019

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Hello YABC'ers!

Welcome to the 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 book or books you're reading as well!!

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Happy Reading!!

 

 

 

 

*CJ's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Owner)

 

As She Ascends (Jodi Meadows)

Author: Jodi Meadows

Expected publication: September 11th, 2019

 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

 

Mira, the Hopebearer

Mira Minkoba is on the run with her friends after a fiery escape from the Pit, where she’d been imprisoned for defending the dragons she loves. And she wants answers. Where have all the dragons been taken? Why are powerful noorestones being shipped to the mainland? And did the treaty she’s been defending her whole life truly sell out the Fallen Isles to their enemies?

Mira, the Dragonhearted

As her connection to the dragons—and their power—grows stronger, so does Mira’s fear that she might lose control and hurt someone she loves. But the only way to find the truth is to go home again, to Damina, to face the people who betrayed her and the parents she’s not sure she can trust.

Home, where she must rise above her fears. Or be consumed.

 

 

 

 

*Bethany's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Me, Shakespeare and the Anti-Love Club (Christine Miles)

Author: Christine Miles

Expected publication: February 26th, 2019

  

Kassidy Pashen didn’t expect to start her junior year with a broken heart. It was supposed to be her dream year—the year she landed the coveted role of Juliet. Everything was going to be perfect! Perfect role. Perfect boyfriend…Except Justin dumped her for Sloane—and now Sloane has the guy and wants the role of Juliet! Could things get much worse? Yes. While Kassidy lands the role of Juliet, Sloane is cast as Lady Capulet and Justin as Mercutio. What!? She can’t be onstage with the guy who ditched her.
What’s a girl to do? Lean on her friends, that’s what. Together, they start the Anti-Love Club for everyone who’s been dumped, and with their support, Kassidy decides she will get through the play—despite the conflicts during rehearsals with Sloane. Kassidy just never expected additional support to come from Justin. And as tensions fade and some truths are revealed—even an ugly truth about herself—she has some big decisions to make.

Shakespeare might not have happy endings but Kassidy is hoping she will…

 

 

 

*Stephanie's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

The Will and The Wilds (Charlie Holmberg)

 
Author: Charlie Holmberg

 Publisher: 47North

A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series.

Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.

Maekallus’s help isn’t free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna’s kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It’s a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time.

Enna shares Maekallus’s suffering, but her small sacrifice won’t last long. If she and Maekallus can’t break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely—and Enna’s soul with him.

 

 

 

*Beth's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Manager)

 

The Rise Of The Magicks (Nora Roberts)

Author: Nora Roberts

Expected publication: November 26th, 2019

 

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Year One and Of Blood and Bone concludes her stunning trilogy that the New York Times Book Review praised as "A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand."

After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness—if, indeed, they can be saved.

Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal—and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destiny—to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all—she will need an army behind her…

 

 

 

*Caitlin's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

A Constellation Of Roses (Miranda Asebedo)

Author: Miranda Asebedo

Expected publication: November 5th, 2019

 Publisher: HarperTeen

  

Ever since her mother walked out, Trix McCabe has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive. Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or go live with her long-lost family in the tiny town of Rocksaw, Kansas.

Trix doesn’t plan to stick around Rocksaw long, but there’s something special about her McCabe relatives that she is drawn to. Her aunt, Mia, bakes pies that seem to cure all ills. Her cousin, Ember, can tell a person’s deepest secret with the touch of a hand. And Trix’s great-aunt takes one look at Trix’s palm and tells her that if she doesn’t put down roots somewhere, she won’t have a future anywhere.

Before long, Trix feels like she might finally belong with this special group of women in this tiny town in Kansas. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known.

With lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure, A Constellation of Roses is the perfect companion to Miranda Asebedo’s debut novel The Deepest Roots.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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