How are you? I’m currently still on my Christmas Holidays – but I start back at work tomorrow 🙄. I really like doing these posts because I love hunting for new books – even if my bank account hates it, because I am literally terrible at not buying books that I like 😂
The basic premise is that I go hunting for things on Goodreads and then I tell you about the books I have found and that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.. Anyway, Let’s Get Started.
YA Contemporary Romance
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen sounds exactly like my kind of thing! A lot of similarites to Kasie West’s On The Fence, at first glance. The cover is what originally drew me in, and then the blurb hooked me. This one as of now is in my amazon basket 😅
Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. How these two teens manage to see beyond the surface of things and come together makes for a comic and poignant romance.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum sounds like another really sweet contemporary novel and maybe with the promise of some romance? Then you throw in a mystery and I’m sold!
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help? It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son. In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?
NA Contemporary Romance
Sweet Home by Tillie Cole gripped me in a few ways. Firstly, Shakespeare and Romeo – I feel some great jokes coming from that. Secondly, English girl goes to America for college – that sounds great. Finally, the romance sounds amazingly cute. I’m getting Drumline by Stacy Kestwick vibes and I loved that.
At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot. She knows Descartes and Kant. She knows academia and Oxford. She knows that the people who love you leave you. She knows how to be alone.
But when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn — she didn’t know a summer could be so hot, she didn’t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.
When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever…
YA Contemporary Fantasy
I mainly picked this final one purely out of intrigue because there is practically no information about this and I love a mystery! Legendborn by Tracy Deonn must be very new to Goodreads, since there isn’t a proper blurb or even a photo and yet it sounds intriguing on premise. Hence it’s going on the list.
Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse has acquired, in an exclusive submission, the first two books in Tracy Deonn Walker’s debut YA contemporary fantasy series, Descendants. Pitched as a modern-day King Arthur retelling with Southern Black Girl Magic, the book follows a teenage girl who infiltrates a secret society of powerful magic wielders to find out the truth behind her mother’s untimely death. Publication is scheduled for summer 2020.
I know this wasn’t very many books again, probably cause I’m going through a contemporary Romance phase and nothing but that seemed to catch my attention. I’m going to say that I only picked a few because of my poor bank account 😅 Anyway, have a good weekend, I’ll be back on Monday with a Haul!