I just finished listening to a webinar called “Young Love: YA Romances for Guys & Girls” and I really enjoyed it. The presenters we great: YA librarians Jennifer Hubert Swan ( a HS Librarian, author, and blogger from the teen book blog Reading Rants ) Anglina Benedetti ( King County Library System, WA) and Egmont USA Editor Greg Ferguson, had some great new books to share:
Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison – a young woman with OCD tries to solve a mystery of a young woman’s death even as she tries to deal with the death of her own brother.
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal. Princess Nalia just turned sixteen. Instead of celebrating, she is wisked into hiding where she is told that she’s not actually the princess, but someone named Sinda who was just a stand in for the real Princess Nilia. Unable to adjust to a life in hiding, or to the new magical abilities she seems to have, Sinda heads back to the kingdom to put things right, possibly changing not only her future but that of the entire land.
Hourglass by Myra McEntire. People think seventeen year old Emmerson sees visions. Visions of things that aren’t really there. But it’s more than that. Emmerson can manipulate time. Michael believes in her, and he needs her help to try and prevent a murder that has already happened. Will Michael and the feelings Emmerson is developing for him change her life? The sequel “Timepiece” is due out this summer.
Ashes by Ilsa Bick. What’s a 17 year old with a terminal brain tumor supposed to do when all of the world’s electronic technology and half the population are destroyed by a freak electromagnetic disaster? Especially when there are very few survivors who have NOT been turned into flesh eating zombies? Band together with two other survivors and try and stay alive, of course.
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend. When Cass’s best friend Julia dies, her dram club friends decide to produce the project she was working on – a musical called “Totally sweet Ninja Death Squad” as a tribute to her. Cass hates all things drama, but how can she not participate?