YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ March 16th, 2020

Current-Reads

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!!

Share, Tweet, and post with the hashtag #YABCCurrentReads!

Happy Reading!!

 

  

 

 

*Bethany W's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Half-Blood Mage (Ginger Li)

Author: Ginger Li

Expected publication: January 15th, 2020

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

  

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?
A cursed dragon hunter. A half-blood mage. An attraction that lights the world on fire.


Seventeen-year-old Lia keeps having the same terrifying nightmare: A handsome, silver-eyed boy transforms into a dragon and then begs for her to kill him. She chalks up the nightmare to an overactive imagination. Until the day the boy from her dreams arrives at her doorstep and shatters everything she’s known to be true…

Kieren’s battled his fair share of monsters. But when he’s cursed to become a dragon, he realizes far more dangerous creatures lurk in the shadows… and someone is out for his blood.

Lia and Kieren must work together to uncover the dark secrets from their pasts. Their quest for answers has far-reaching consequences, both for the fate of their worlds and for their hearts.

Half-Blood Mage is the enthralling first novel in the Light and Fire Series. Epic worlds, high-stakes adventure, forbidden magic, and a delicious slow-burn romance, this YA portal fantasy will leave you hungry for more.
 

 

 

 

*Beth's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Manager)

 

The Rise Of The 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."

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…

 

 

 

*Kim's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Shout (Laurie Halse Anderson)

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Expected publication: March 10th, 2020

Publisher: HMH BYR

Award-winning Speak author Laurie Halse Anderson's New York Times bestselling poetic memoir and call to action, which garnered eight starred reviews!

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a critically acclaimed poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven among deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Praised as "captivating," "powerful," and "essential" by critics, this searing and soul-searching memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. SHOUT speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice--and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

 

 

 

*Olivia's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Ember Queen (Laura Sebastian)

Author: Laura Sebastian

Expected publication: February 4th, 2020

Publisher: Delacorte Press

 

The thrilling conclusion to the series that began with the instant New York Times bestseller “made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir” (Bustle), Ember Queen is an epic fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.

Princess Theodosia was a prisoner in her own country for a decade. Renamed the Ash Princess, she endured relentless abuse and ridicule from the Kaiser and his court. But though she wore a crown of ashes, there is fire in Theo’s blood. As the rightful heir to the Astrean crown, it runs in her veins. And if she learned nothing else from her mother, she learned that a Queen never cowers.

Now free, with a misfit army of rebels to back her, Theo must liberate her enslaved people and face a terrifying new enemy: the new Kaiserin. Imbued with a magic no one understands, the Kaiserin is determined to burn down anyone and everything in her way.

The Kaiserin’s strange power is growing stronger, and with Prinz Søren as her hostage, there is more at stake than ever. Theo must learn to embrace her own power if she has any hope of standing against the girl she once called her heart’s sister.

  

 

 

 

*CJ's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Owner)

 

Winter, White, & Wicked (Shannon Dittemore)

Author: Shannon Dittemore

Expected publication: October 13th, 2020

Publisher: Abrams

Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen in this striking YA fantasy about a rig driver’s journey to save her friend

Twice-orphaned Sylvi has chipped out a niche for herself on Layce, an island cursed by eternal winter. Alone in her truck, she takes comfort in two things: the solitude of the roads and the favor of Winter, an icy spirit who has protected her since she was a child. But when her best friend, Lenore, runs off with the rebels, she finds herself making a haul too late in the season for a smuggler whom she wouldn’t normally work with, the infamous Mars Dresden. Alongside his team—Hyla, a giant warrior woman, and Kyn, a boy with skin like stone—Sylvi will do whatever it takes to save her friend. But when the time comes, she'll will have to choose: safety, anonymity, and the favor of Winter—or the future of the island that she calls home.

 

 

 

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