Saturday, November 25, 2017

YA Fiction Sampler: SK Picks, Round 4

It's high time for another YA round-up!  Whether you're among the YA-reader ranks already or you're considering a dabble, here's my fourth list of YA titles I've enjoyed recently, along with a library-ready list for your next visit to the place where books live.  Enjoy!

Urban Fantasy:
Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews*

Magical Realism:
Holes, Louis Sachar*
A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
Wing Jones, Katherine Webber
Tanith / Wolf Woman, Sherryl Jordan (NZ author)  

Historical Fiction:
The Raging Quiet, Sherryl Jordan (NZ author)  
Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo*
Jessica, Bryce Courtenay

A Darker Shade of Magic, V. E. Schwab*
Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor~
The Winner's Curse, Marie Rutkoski*
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson*

The Light Fantastic, Sarah Combs
Orbiting Jupiter, Gary D. Schmidt
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon
Finding Audrey, Sophie Kinsella

Fairytale Retellings:
Barefoot on the Wind, Zoe Marriott*
Grave Mercy, Robin Lafevers*~

Memoir or Biographical:
Under the Almond Tree, Laura McVeigh
The Book of Emma Reyes, Emma Reyes (translated)

Science Fiction:
Thieves, Ella West* (NZ author)
The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness*
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, Lauren James

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott*

*There's more than one book published in this world / with these characters
~There's more coming in this world / with these characters

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