YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ June 24th, 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 your book or books your reading as well!!

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Happy Reading!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*CJ's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Owner)

 

Well Met (Jen DeLuca)

 
Author: Jen DeLuca

Expected publication: September 3rd, 2019

 Publisher: Berkley

 

All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca.

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

The faire is Simon's family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn't have time for Emily's lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she's in her revealing wench's costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they're portraying?

This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.
 

 

 

 

 

*Beth's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Manager)

 

The Rise Of Magicks (Nora Roberts)

 
Author: Nora Roberts

Expected publication: November 26th, 2019

 Publisher: St Martin's Press

 

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."

The first battle is already over, but the big fight for good and evil is yet to come: The young Fallon leads their army to Washington D.C., to drive the black magic out of the world. She is the chosen one to rebuild the world after the apocalypse and unite her inhabitants. There is a great burden on the young woman, because the family of her father's murderer seeks revenge on her and her sweetheart. But Fallon's mission is now easier than the interpretation of her feelings for Duncan, whose fate is inevitably tied to hers.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Olivia's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

#MurderTrending (Gretchen McNeil)

Author: Gretchen McNeil
Expected publication: August 7th, 2018

 Publisher: Freeform

 

WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. 

When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?

 

 

 

 

 

*Beth R's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

She's The Liar (Alison Cherry)

Author: Alison Cherry
Expected publication: May 28th, 2019

 Publisher: Scholastic Press

When Abby arrives to Brookside Academy, she is determined to reinvent herself. Abby sheds her shy personality and plays the part of confident newcomer, "Abbi." She quickly learns about The Committee, a student-led organization that controls nearly every aspect of extracurricular activity. And to her surprise, her older sister Sydney has also reinvented herself and is the president of the Committee.

Sister rivalry erupts as Abby decides to join the Committee. The sisters try to out maneuver each other for power and influence. But not everything is as it seems and readers will find out that there are always two sides to a story.
 

 

 

 

 

 

*Bethany W's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things (Jacqueline Firkins)

Author: Jacqueline Firkins

Expected publication: December 17th, 2019

 Publisher: HMH BYR

 

In this charming debut about first love and second chances, a young girl gets caught between the boy next door and a playboy. Perfect for fans of To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

Mansfield, Massachusetts, is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburban mothers and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. She's got her own plans, and they don’t include any prince charming.

But as she dives into schoolwork and getting a scholarship for college, Edie finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys strumming for her attention: First, there’s Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love, who’s sweet and smart and . . . already has a girlfriend. Then there’s Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player who’s totally off limits—even if his kisses are chemically addictive.

Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help herself from being caught between them. Now, she just has to make sure it isn’t her heart that breaks in the process.
 

 

 

 

 

*Caitlin's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Collateral Damage (Taylor Simonds)

 
Author: Taylor Simonds

Expected publication: June 25th, 2019

 Publisher: Parliament Press

 

Power. Courage. Invincibility. The marks of a true hero. 

Meg Sawyer has none of these things.

Meg has never stopped a moving bus with her bare hands, been bitten by a radioactive insect, or done anything moderately resembling saving the world. She doesn't have to. She's a background citizen, a nobody, one of the swarms of faceless civilians of Lunar City--where genetically enhanced superhumans straight out of the comics have thwarted evil for years.

For as long as the Supers have existed, Meg has had one goal: to not become a casualty in their near-daily battles for justice. And for the last seventeen years, she's managed to do just that. Sure, her minimum-wage job at the local coffee shop isn’t great, she can’t even leave her apartment without loading herself up with protective gear, and her car was just hijacked to throw at a supervillain (again), but she’s not dead yet.

But when Meg accidentally finds one of the city's perfect, invincible protectors murdered under extremely suspicious circumstances, her whole “innocent bystander” strategy falls apart. After being coerced by his determined girlfriend into a mission to help prevent the deaths of the remaining Supers, Meg finds herself forced into the foreground of a story she never wanted to be part of—one that challenges everything she thought she knew about both her city and herself.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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