Fresh Takes from the Teen Shelves
All the news, updates and gossip for the Young Adult -- books, authors, movies and more!
March brings the Madness of too many great books to choose from! I
managed to narrow it down to a collection of paranormal romance, magical
suspense, period-set adventure, and quirky contemporary romance... sometimes in
the same book. Enjoy!
by Victoria Scott
Romance, Adventure and Thrillers heat things up with these February YA releases
from favorite and debut authors.
ESPIONAGE (Finishing School) Gail Carriger (Little Brown)
Week of January 1
DAUGHTERS Suzanne Weyn (Scholastic)
Dr. Frankenstein left behind a legend...as well as two unacknowledged twin
daughters. When Giselle and Ingrid claim their inheritance, nobody is safe as
the mad doctor's legacy leads to a twisted, macabre journey of romance and horror.
ALTERED Jennifer Read More...
Two historical YA adventures lead the pack of releases this week, along with
comedy, horror and popular paranormal romance.
CODE NAME VERITY by
Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion Books Read More...
ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis.
(Harcourt) It isn't easy being the overlooked sibling to six older sisters.
Sunday's only comfort is writing stories, and her new friendship with an
enchanted frog. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not
realizing Read More...
Blockbusters and slow boilers, May has got it all. Here are books I'm most
looking forward to this week.
WERE MINE – Read More...
So many cool books to tell you about this month! Some are departures--new
things from established authors--and some are debuts, and some are just cool.
Contemporary YA Romances heat up the dog days of summer, with (of course) plenty
of chilling paranormal novels when things get to steamy. Read on for cool July
and August Picks from the Teen Shelves.
If you’ve been hankering for a delicious romance grounded in reality, here are
some great books to check out.
If you’ve been looking for an engaging contemporary or an engrossing paranormal
to take to the beach or the pool this summer, you are in luck. June is bursting
out all over with both fun and frightening reads.
Beauty-queen survivalists, time travel, blood magic and a little Cyrano de
Bergerac--this jumbo-sized edition of Fresh Takes has a whole bunch of
somethings for everyone.
CONTEMPORARY (mostly) NOVELS
The YA lexicon has yet to come up with a standardized way to classify the wide
variety of the category. I usually break my recommendations up into "Paranormal"
and "Contemporary" meaning “non-paranormal.” But this time I have a historical
novel. And Read More...
April is blooming with exciting YA books. Paranormal books, like this months
feature from Jennifer
Archer, continue to run rampant, but I’m including a bonus interview with
contemporary debut author Kirsten Hubbard.
Veteran woman’s fiction author Jennifer Archer makes her YA debut this month
with Read More...
The book landscape in March is in full bloom. Lots of great releases this month,
so you should hit the Teen section of your local (or online) bookstore early and
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