YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ January 18, 2021

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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!!

 

 

*Samantha's Current Read*

(Staff Reviewer)

Nubia: Real One

Author: L.L. McKinney

Publication Date: February 23, 2021

Publisher: DC Comics

Can you be a hero...if society doesn't see you as a person?

Nubia has always been a little bit...different. As a baby she showcased Amazonian-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor's cat. But despite her having similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she's no Wonder Woman. And even if she were, they wouldn't want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she's reminded of how people see her: as a threat. Her moms do their best to keep her safe, but Nubia can't deny the fire within her, even if she's a little awkward about it sometimes. Even if it means people assume the worst.

When Nubia's best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all--her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class--to become the hero society tells her she isn't.

From the witty and powerful voice behind A Blade So Black, and with endearing and expressive art by Robyn Smith, comes a vital story for today about equality, identity, and kicking it with your squad. 

 

 

*Caitlin's Current Read*

(Staff Reviewer)

Wylder and the Almost Rockstar

Author: Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven

Publication Date: January 18, 2021

Publisher: Twin Rivers Press

How much trouble does it take to forget the boy you befriended isn’t who he seems?

More than Wylder can afford.

In the aftermath of the concert that revealed Logan and Luke Cook’s biggest secret, they've gone missing. Missing from Nashville, the Academy, and from Wylder’s life.

But they can’t hide from her or the media forever, and Wylder happens to be related to the one person who knows exactly what they’re going through. Their biggest rival, her brother, Beckett.

Yet, finding Logan might not be the most difficult item on Wylder’s to-do list. She also has to figure out how to keep him firmly in the friend-zone—and that’s one task easier said than done.

One ex-boyfriend/teacher.

One cranky rock star hated by the media.

And a boy who kisses as good as he sings.

These Cook boys are going to be the death of her.

 

 

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