Girls of Paper and Fire — Natasha Ngan

TITLE: Girls of Paper and Fire SERIES: Girls of Paper and Fire, #1 AUTHOR: Natasha Ngan RELEASED: November 6th, 2018; Jimmy Patterson Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA In this fantasy world, every year, the violent and oppressive Demon King—the strongest of a caste of people marked by their animal-like appearances—takes eight Paper Girls (of the plain, human […]

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Finding Baba Yaga — Jane Yolen

TITLE: Finding Baba Yaga AUTHOR: Jane Yolen RELEASES: October 30th, 2018; TorDotCom GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA PAGE COUNT: 144 SYNOPSIS: A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on […]

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Odd One Out — Nic Stone

TITLE: Odd One Out AUTHOR: Nic Stone RELEASED: October 9th, 2018; Crown Books for Young Readers GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Courtney “Coop” Cooper Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn’t mind. But right now, my best friend and source of solace, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring me to text some girl. Rae Evelyn Chin I assumed “new girl” would […]

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What if it’s Us — Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

TITLE: What if it’s Us AUTHOR: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera RELEASES: October 9th, 2018; HarperTeen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its […]

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October TBR: Too Many Books, Too Little Time

All year, I swore that I would catch up on all of my fall ARCs by September 30th so that October could be totally dedicated to mood reading, yet here we are, and… well, that didn’t happen. At all. So, a few plans for this month are: OWNtober — reading books from my backlist that […]

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Strange Grace — Tessa Gratton

TITLE: Strange Grace AUTHOR: Tessa Gratton RELEASES: September 18th, 2018; Margaret K. McElderry Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest. Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has […]

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Sawkill Girls — Claire Legrand

TITLE: Sawkill Girls AUTHOR: Claire Legrand RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Katherine Tegen Books GENRE: Fantasy/Horror AGE RANGE: YA ACQUIRED: ARC SYNOPSIS: Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Three girls’ stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze […]

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