YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ September 9th, 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 Boneless Mercies (April Genevieve Tucholke)

  
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke

Expected publication: October 2nd, 2018

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

A dark and gorgeously drawn standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory. Won in a major six-house auction!

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. 

When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.

Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling—and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig. 

 

 

 

 

 

*CJ's Current Reads*

(YABC Blog Owner)

 

Beneath The Citadel (Courtney Stevens)

 
Author: Destiny Soria

Expected publication: October 9th, 2018

Publisher: Amulet

In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade.
 


In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves. 

 

 

 

 

*Bethany W's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Dark Divide (G.K. DeRosa & J.N. Colon)

  
Author: G.K. DeRosa & J.N. Colon

Expected publication: May 24th, 2018

Divided by the dark wasteland between worlds, Kaige and Solaris deal with the consequences of their blood bond and the dangerous secrets they share.  

Their attempt at normalcy is quickly interrupted when Solaris stumbles upon a gruesome discovery in Imera, one The Collective would kill to keep quiet.  Kaige risks everything to save her, realizing becoming king is the only option.  

With Solaris in hiding, their forbidden feelings spiral out of control. As Kaige struggles to protect her, they learn the truth behind Draconis’s darkest secret.  As it turns out, the prophecy isn’t the only thing threatening all of New Isos.  

Enemies span both sides of the divide, and they’re rapidly closing in on the star-crossed pair. 

Can Kaige and Solaris find a way to stop the hidden horrors within their worlds before the truth gets them killed? 

 

 

 

 

*Kristie's Current Reads*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

 

Four Three Two One (Courtney Stevens)

  
Author: Courtney Stevens

Expected publication: November 13th, 2018

Publisher: HarperTeen

In this contemporary YA novel, a girl reunites with the three other survivors of a bus bombing that killed nineteen people, and together they face the secrets, struggles, and emotional warfare that each has been enduring.

Golden “Go” Jennings wasn’t supposed to be on Bus 21 the day it blew up in New York City. Neither was her boyfriend, Chandler. But they were. And so was Rudy, a cute stranger whom Go shared a connection with the night before. And Caroline, a girl whose silence ended up costing nineteen people their lives.

Though it’s been a year since the bombing, Go isn’t any closer to getting over what happened. Since Chan shuts down every time Go brings that day up, she decides to reach out to Rudy. Just like that, the two fall right back into their easy, deep connection. Facing the past head-on with Rudy has opened up a small window of healing Go never thought was possible. So she makes an impulsive decision: Round up the rest of the survivors and head to New York City. There they will board an art installation made of the charred remnants of Bus 21.

But things are never easy when it comes to rehashing the past. Uniting the four stirs up conflicting feelings of anger and forgiveness and shows them that, although they all survived, they may still need saving. 

 

 

 

 

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