So, I’ve worked my way through all the 2018 YA books of May and now we’re starting on June! Just about to get halfway through the year, I’ve managed to find and grab some really amazing sounding novels for you all to have a look at here today, so let me know in the comments what you think about them!
Firstly, the cover for The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen is ridiculously gorgeous. I am honestly just kind of crying with how much I love it. As for the book itself, this action filled fantasy sounds brilliant and beautiful and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy. In fact, I may end up doing that right this very moment because I just really desperately want this book. Involving a Prince in danger, the slave who loves and protects him, and a Princess who will only marry the man that can complete her three trials (all who fail will die), The Bird and the Blade seems like such a fantastic tale and while my expectations of amazingness might be a little high, I’m insanely excited.
The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood is not the sort of book I would be excited to read, typically. I tend to shy away from contemporaries in favor of more action filled fantasy type novels, but occasionally I find a story that I genuinely can’t help feeling interested in. This one is a little bit more strange for me since the story involves four sisters and alternating points of view as they navigate the last summer that they will all be spending together for a while. Each girl has her own set of worries and dreams to deal with throughout the course of the novel, making it almost seem like four separate books all melded into one. I’m curious to see how this one goes and have therefore added it to my TBR. It’s not one that I would be upset about missing, but definitely a book I’d like to read at some point in the future.
I very nearly passed on Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider. I saw the word ghosts and thought…well, I’m good. But upon reading further, the story’s plot actually got rather interesting. The ghost, you see, is the main character’s older brother now stuck at the age he died for the rest of forever even as young Rose grows up. I’m not sure, really, what’s going on with the love interest, Jamie, but there’s something about a secret. With the added struggle of needing to let go of her brother and move on with her life, I think Invisible Ghosts is shaping up to be a rather interesting and fun novel to spend your time with and I can’t wait to give it a shot.
I have actually wanted to read Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos for a long, long time now. I requested the ARC on numerous occasions, entered a bunch of giveaways, but never won. I honestly see Fat Girl on a Plane as an opportunity for personal growth and understanding of others. As a fairly skinny person, I’ve experienced the feeling of sitting on a plane (next to anyone, to tell you the truth) and feeling uncomfortable at the idea of touching the person, the stranger, next to me. It’s never mattered who they are, really, and I’ve always done what I can to try and make myself smaller simply because of the fact that I don’t want to have that awkward contact. And as many of us know, planes are notorious for cramming as many people as possible into incredibly tight spaces. I can’t imagine, if I feel this uncomfortable myself, how awful people of larger weights feel when they’re crammed into such situations. And I love that this book provides such an opportunity as well as others.
Something tells me that Social Intercourse by Grig Howard is going to be a gloriously hilarious novel and I frankly cannot wait to get a chance to read it. When openly gay Beckett’s mom begins dating football star Jax’s father, these two teens are thrown together in a way that they never would have imagined and are now expected to set up the town’s first ever Rainbow Ball together. Clearly not pleased with their parents’ choice of partner, the two boys set out to destroy the relationship at any cost. But nothing really turns out the way that they both planned. I have high hopes for this novel and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
So, what do you think of all these awesome sounding books? Are they ones you might end up adding to your TBR? Will you pass on some? Let me know in the comments!