Looking Forward To. . .
The Other Half of 2016
The last half of 2016 promises lots of stunning books. These are on my list and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
To be published: 4 October 2016
I’m going to read this just because I love the cover, but it sounds pretty good too.
Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.
When a beloved painting goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.
The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie
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To be published: 13 September 2016
I have heard a lot of buzz about this book with the fantastic title and I can’t wait to read it.
She hadn’t told anyone. Not a single soul. Not one word about that night and what had been done to her had ever passed Maddy Malone’s lips. She’d thought about it at first – had been desperate, even frantic, to tell. But then had come the shame, and the intimidation from the boys who raped her – and the one who held her down.
The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno
To be published: 5 July 2016
This book is surrounded by hype already and those who have been lucky enough to score an ARC have rated it highly.
Frannie and Louis met in an online support group when they were both younger. They have never met face-to-face. They don’t even know each other’s real names. All they know is that they both have a mysterious tendency to lose things. Well, not lose them, exactly. Things just seem to…disappear.
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee
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To be published: 13 September 2016
I have never read anything about North Korea and am looking forward to this highly anticipated memoir.
An intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains.
To be published: 15 November 2016
This sounds like a really good thriller. Possibly along the lines of The Secret History by Donna Tartt…
No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
To be published: 20 September 2016
Dark, mysterious and poison is enough for me to be first in the queue. The sisters out to kill each other is a bonus!
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson
To be published: 25 October 2016
Contemporary romance is always a favourite and just look at the beautiful cover!
When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out—with a sticky note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself. With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But when a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars—on the inside and out—that he thinks don’t show, Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel.
The Row by J.R. Johansson
To be published: 11 October 2016
Talk about having the rug pulled from under your feet. I just have to know what happens in the book!
A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl’s hunt for the truth.
Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent. Then, a month before the execution date, Riley’s world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father confesses ….
The Stand-In by Steve Bloom
To be published: 1 October 2016
A fun, easy read perfect for October in the Southern Hemisphere when Summer has arrived and most of us will be needing a break from studying! Plus it’s always a welcome change to have a male POV in YA contemporary.
When Brooks volunteered to be a stand-in for Burdette’s cousin who got stood up for Homecoming, it was with the noblest of intentions—helping a fellow human being, free of charge. But when he gets a tip of more than three hundred bucks, word spreads quickly and Brooks seizes the opportunity to offer his impeccable escort services to super-wealthy parents who want their daughters to experience those big social events of senior year.
The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn
To be published: 2 August 2016
I’m on the fence with this one, I think it’s going to be either very good to terrible. We’ll have to see…
17-year-old Arman Dukoff is struggling with severe anxiety and a history of self-loathing when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. He’s taken a huge risk—and two-thousand dollars from his meth-head stepfather—for a chance to “evolve,” as Beau, the retreat leader, says. Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man?
And then, in an instant Arman can’t believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. And maybe dangerous.
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