Articles tagged "#yafic"

F19 E-Galley Drop

It may only be January, but we’re gearing up for Fall 2019 with this epic e-galley drop! Head over to Edelweiss to download some of the hot titles of the season:

A gripping standalone in which a grandmother in her sixties emerges from a mental fog to find she’s trapped in her worst nightmare.

29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan
A woman being harassed by her male colleague is offered a once-in-a-lifetime deal that can make all her problems disappear. No consequences. No traces. No chance of being found out. All it takes is a 29-second phone call.

CAMPUSLAND by Scott Johnston
A laugh-out-loud first novel about one year of insanity at the Ivy-like Devon University, a blissful bubble of elite students and the adults at their mercy.

Tamsyn Muir’s necromantic science fantasy debut combines a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers for the most fun you’ll ever have with a skeleton.

THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett
A speculative YA thriller in the vein of THE HANDMAID’S TALE and LORD OF THE FLIES in which girls are banished at sixteen to the northern forest to brave the wilderness–and each other–in order to rid themselves of their feminine magic before returning purified and ready to marry.

A GOLDEN GRAVE: A Rose Gallagher Mystery by Erin Lindsey
The follow-up to MURDER ON MILLIONAIRES’ ROW, Erin Lindsey’s second historical mystery follows Rose Gallagher as she tracks a killer with shocking abilities through Gilded Age Manhattan.

HUDSON’S KILL by Paddy Hirsch
New York in 1803 is seething with racial tension, as a mysterious provocateur pits the city’s black and Irish gangs against each other. When a young black girl is found stabbed to death, both Justy Flanagan, now a City Marshal, and Kerry O’Toole, now a school teacher, decide separately to go after the killer in this follow-up to THE DEVIL’S HALF MILE.

Kirkus LOVES Dirty Wings!

Good morning and welcome back dear librarians!
I’m thrilled to share the news that Sarah McCarry’s DIRTY WINGS was chosen by Kirkus as a 2014 Best Teen Book. And School Library Journal named it a “Hot in YA” pick.

Praise for DIRTY WINGS:

“[A] lyrical stand-alone prequel…The prose is exquisitely crafted, moving effortlessly from dizzying to heartbreaking…A breathtaking companion volume, fully readable on its own and devastating in the context of its predecessor.–“Kirkus, starred review

“In this lyrical and romantic coming-of-age tale of friendship, rebellion, and identity, McCarry has penned a prequel to her debut, ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013)… McCarry’s hauntingly beautiful, darkly poetic language is her strength, and a sense of magical realism pervades the narrative throughout, hinting at danger lurking on the periphery. Fans of Francesca Lia Block’s works, such as I Was a Teenage Fairy (1998), the “Weetzie Bat” books, and The Rose and the Beast (2000, all HarperCollins) will devour McCarry’s sensual prose.”–School Library Journal

“The mothers of the girls featured in ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS (2013) receive their own girlhood story in this beautifully constructed and grim tale. Mirroring the myth of Persephone, the tale follows extraordinarily good and overprotected Maia as she makes friends with street kid Cass and they drive down the West Coast in a stolen car. Drugs, punk music, and freedom lead Maia to the too-early marriage that produces the previous book’s narrator. Maia and Cass are fully realized and their relationship, as detailed here, brings even more texture to McCarry’s portrayal of their daughters. Identity, musical talent, and poisonous relationships between parents and children are depicted in a bravura retelling of a classic myth.”–Booklist readmoreremove