Happy Thursday, YA Librarians, and welcome to today’s special *Thursday edition* of Teen Talk Tuesday!
Check out our latest & greatest teen titles out this month, then join us today at 3pm EST (*special day and time!*) for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya) and tell us what you’ve been reading and loving.
FADE TO US by Julia Day
Ages 12 to 18
Brooke’s summer is going to be EPIC. But then her new stepfather announces his daughter is moving in. Brooke has always longed for a sibling, so she’s excited about spending more time with her stepsister. But she worries, too. Natalie has Asperger’s—and Brooke’s not sure how to be the big sister that Natalie needs.
“A book for readers who like romance that flourishes against the odds and characters who learn and grow.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This is a sweeter-than-sugar summer love story, and the behind-the-scenes theater setting is evergreen.” —Booklist
FLIGHT SEASON by Marie Marquardt
Ages 13 to 19
From the author of DREAM THINGS TRUE and THE RADIUS OF US comes a story of two teenagers learning what to hold on to, what to let go of, and that sometimes love gets in the way of our plans.
“This poignant story of grief, healing, and finding balance and purpose is told through alternating narration by the three main characters. Whether navigating financial hardship, family tensions, or precarious immigrant rights, the protagonists come across as well drawn and engaging . . . This new offering from Marquardt will resonate with readers looking for a mature coming-of-age story.” —Booklist
DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt (ages 13 to 18) is also available now in trade paperback.
THIS HEART OF MINE by C.C. Hunter
Ages 13 to 18
When seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie gets a heart transplant, she’s given an amazing second chance at life. Then Leah discovers who the donor was—a boy from her school—and people are saying he killed himself. Plagued with unsettling dreams since the transplant, Leah realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.
“THIS HEART OF MINE is an emotional and captivating novel about love, loss, and the connections between people . . . [it] will make a solid addition to most young adult collections, and should be recommended to fans of John Green and to those who like murder mysteries with a twist and a hint of romance.” —VOYA
“This story will definitely appeal to students who enjoy realistic and identifiable characters, thrilling fast-paced plot twists, and mature adolescent romantic interactions.” —School Library Connection
Also, don’t miss these new titles from Entangled: Teen
ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS by Brenda Drake
Ages 14 And Up
A fantastic ending to the Library Jumpers series from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Drake, about a girl who discovers a different realm hidden inside the world’s most beautiful libraries.
BY A CHARM AND A CURSE by Jaime Questell
Ages 14 And Up
THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets Tim Burton in this enthralling debut about a traveling circus held together by a centuries-old curse that protects its members from ever growing older.