YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ November 5th, 2018

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 your book or books your reading as well!!

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Happy Reading!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Beth's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Manager)

The Ruin Of Kings (Jenn Lyons)

 
Author: Jenn Lyons

Expected publication: February 9th, 2019

Publisher: Tor Books

There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew upon storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn't what the storybooks promised.

Far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family's power plays and ambitions. He also discovers that the storybooks have lied about a lot of other things things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, true love, and how the hero always wins.

Then again, maybe he’s not the hero, for Kihrin isn’t destined to save the empire.

He’s destined to destroy it . . .

Uniting the worldbuilding of a Brandon Sanderson with the storytelling verve of a Patrick Rothfuss, debut author Jenn Lyons delivers an entirely new and captivating fantasy epic. Prepare to meet the genre’s next star.

 

 

 

 

 

*Beth R's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

In Paris With You (Clementine Beauvais)

  
Author: Clementine Beauvaid

Expected publication: January 8th, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday Books


A runaway bestseller in France, Clémentine Beauvais's In Paris With You is a love story you won't soon forget. 

Eugene and Tatiana had fallen in love that summer ten years ago. But certain events stopped them from getting to truly know each other and they separated never knowing what could have been. 

But one busy morning on the Paris metro, Eugene and Tatiana meet again, no longer the same teenagers they once were. 

What happened during that summer? Does meeting again now change everything? With their lives ahead of them, can Eugene and Tatiana find a way to be together after everything? 

Written in gorgeous verse, In Paris With You celebrates the importance of first love. Funny and sometimes bittersweet this book has universal appeal for anyone who has been in love.

 

 

 

 

 

*Patrick's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Echo's Sister (Paul Mosier)

 
Author: Paul Mosier

Expected publication: August 7th, 2018

Publisher: Harpercollins

Twelve-year-old El has planned on making her first week at a new school fantastic. She won’t go by her given name, Laughter. She’ll sit in the back of the classroom where she can make new friends. She won’t even have time to think about all the fun her old friends are having without her. Everything will be great.
But when her dad picks her up after school and tells her that her younger sister, Echo, has a life-threatening illness, her world is suddenly turned upside down. And with her parents now pressed for time and money, El feels lost and powerless.

Then she befriends Octavius, the only other kid in school who gets what she’s going through. As El begins to adjust to her new life, she soon finds that maybe a little hope and a lot of love can overcome any obstacle.

 

 

 

 

 

*CJ's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Owner)

 

The Smoke Thieves (Sally Green)

 
Author: Sally Green

Expected publication: May 1st, 2018

Publisher: Viking Books

A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict. 

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

 

 

 

 

 

*Stephanie's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Iron Garland (Jeff Wheeler)

 
Author: Jeff Wheeler
Expected publication: November 13th, 2018

Publisher: 47North

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler continues his majestic Harbinger series in a world where motivations are as mysterious as magic.

For three years, Sera Fitzempress has been a pawn in a gilded prison—the floating manor of Pavenham Sky. Disgraced and exiled from society, she has been isolated from the downtrodden she’s determined to liberate. But although Sera may seem subservient on the outside, the stubborn princess has only become emboldened.

Now in charge of her family’s estate, Cettie Pratt has grown into an independent young woman, although she continues to be tested by the high society of the clouds. Advancing in the magic of the Mysteries, Cettie is also a useful tool of defense during turbulent times. However, as more of Cettie’s mysterious past comes to light, her greatest challenge may be a reckless stranger with a dark secret.

The fog of war is drawing in, and with it comes a startling new enemy who may unravel secrets that both women would prefer stay hidden. But their secrets may be the only way to stop the coming darkness… 

 

 

 

 

 

*Melissa's Current Reads*

(YABC Indie Manager)

 

Mistletoe & Magic (YABC Authors)

  
Author: YABC Authors
Expected publication: October 31st, 2018

Publisher: YA Books Central

YA Books Central presents 12 heartwarming, bone chilling, and magically enchanting stories from the award-winning, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling authors of the YABC Staff. 
YABooksCentral.com is one of the leading children’s and adolescent literature sites on the web today. With much love our staff of volunteers bring our readers this collection of YA stories representing the genres we love at the most wonderful time of the year.

From Contemporary Romance to Horror, Sci-Fi, Dragons and Fantasy, this exclusive collection of complete Holiday stories offers something for every YA book lover this holiday season.
One click now to get into the holiday spirit!

The K Word: Peyton
A Contemporary Romance by Award Winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Melissa A. Craven (YABC Indie Manager & Staff Reviewer)
A Christmas Eve party just might be the night Peyton and Cameron find themselves under the mistletoe and out of excuses. 

The K Word: Cameron
A Contemporary Romance by USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author, Michelle MacQueen (YABC Assistant Indie Manager & Staff Reviewer)

A Christmas Eve party could ruin everything when a cruel joke crushes Peyton. And the only way to make her see just how beautiful she is might be to reveal the feelings Cam has tried so hard to hide.


Skywatchers 
A Sci-Fi Story by L.J. Higgins (YABC Staff Reviewer)
With airships descending from the heavens, can Kylah survive Christmas Eve?

The Uninvited Guest: A Ravenspire short story 
A fairytale retelling by NY Times Bestseller, C.J. Redwine (YABC Director & Staff Reviewer)
An old enemy. A new curse. And one chance to save her kingdom.

After Checkmate 
A Contemporary Romance by Award winning, USA Today & Amazon Bestselling author, Amalie Jahn (YABC Staff Reviewer)
Sometimes you find love where you least expect it.

In the Valley of Stars
A Magical Realism Story by Kayla King (YABC Blog Manager & Staff Reviewer)
Begin with a wish: For family. For love. For light.

Unexpected Christmas 
An Urban Fantasy by USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author, Bethany Wicker
What happens when vampires invite werewolves over for Christmas?

Young Saint Nick 
A Sci-Fi story by Award Winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Angela Blount (YABC Staff Reviewer)
A futuristic retelling of a story credited to the Greek historical figure of Saint Nicholas (who was the basis for the traditional model of Santa Claus.) 

Hearts & Homes 
A Contemporary Romance by Beth Rodgers (YABC Staff Reviewer)
Join Cassie as she learns that home is where the heart is through experiences with holiday fun, new friends, and rewarding work.

Choices: A Joshua's Island Christmas
A Middle Grade contemporary fiction by Award Winning author, Patrick Hodges (YABC Staff Reviewer)
What do you get the perfect girl for Christmas?

Krampusnacht 
A HolidayHorror Story by Stephanie Augustine (YABC Staff Reviewer)
“Have you been naughty? Or have you been nice? Let Krampus be the judge!”

A Shot of Christmas Magic
An Urban Fantasy by Award Winning author, Kim Baccellia (YABC Staff Reviewer)
A mysterious stranger makes wishes come true and injects some magic into an otherwise dreary holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

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