I had a book week that made me go "woo woo". Not like a train sound; more excited-seeming. I had four specific books on my mind because of reviews I had been reading on various blogs. I was wish-wish-wishing for them and this week they appeared. Here are the galley copies I received in the mail this week:
Crazy Beautiful, by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, is this Beauty and the Beast re-imagining, set in highschool, romance between a beautiful girl and a boy who has hooks for hands. I'm about halfway through it now and it's pretty keen. I'll save more for a proper review to come. Check back in also for a giveaway of this book. Crazy Beautiful is available later this month.
Goth Girl Rising, by Barry Lyga, is a sequel to The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. Goth Girl is back from the psych ward and truly angry at fanboy. Although I can't remember why, it's been a while since I read Astonishing Adventures. I remember a crisis at the end of the book but I don't think it needed to be avenged. We'll see. The cover is totally striking. Actually, same goes for Crazy Beautiful. By the way, after I read Boy Toy by Barry Lyga I will forever read ANYTHING he pens, EVER! Boy Toy really blew me away. Hmm, I am inspired to write a review of reading it a year ago. Check back for it. GGR is available in late October.
Hate List, by Jennifer Brown, is getting awesome blogger reviews. It is about a girl and her implication in the highschool shooting committed by her boyfriend. Dark, for sure. Can't wait to get into it. Hate List is out now.
Ash, by Malinda Lo, is a re-telling of the Cinderella fairy tale with a twist. I am the most excited to read this one after reading an impeccable review of it. Ash is also out now.
And I also want to tell you about this last book, Hauntings by Betsy Hearne. It's a collection of short stories by one author and it came out two years ago! I don't know if this copy was delayed in the mail, but I am glad I got it. The cover art looks awesome and it is a perfect chilly read for October, when I focus on the spooky side of YA (I am still open to any recommendations for YA/Teen books perfect for Hallowe'en reading, send 'em along!).
This has been my week and it makes me want to clothespin my eyes open and read all weekend.
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