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5 New YA Novels Just in Time for Christmas

It’s that time of the week again and it’s also the week of Christmas! Christmas is just days away and if you’re still shopping, why not buy these books? They will make perfect stocking stuffers for the book lover in your life or even for yourself. The holidays is the season of giving, so why not give to yourself too and buy these books!

1. Love and Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

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Love and Olives, tells the story of Liv Varanakis, who hasn’t seen her dad since she was eight years old. Her dad moved to Greece and the only thing she remembers about her dad is how much they love Greek Myths and the lost city of Atlantis. Then, when she receives a postcard about a documentary her dad will be hosting on his theories about Atlantis, Liv jumps at the chance to join him. However, when Liv lands in Santorini, she has so many questions to ask her dad, but instead of asking him, she avoids her feelings in order to move forward and not focus on the past. Liv also doesn’t want Theo, her father’s protegee to witness her feeling this way. So, Liv decides to make the best of her time and dive into everything Santorini has to offer, but soon enough, Liv learns her father invited her to Santorini for something more important than Atlantis.

2. A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

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A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, tells the story of Lila Reyes and how she spends her summer in England. Lila, thought she had her summer after high school all planned out, but then she was thrown a curve ball and everything, including herself, falls apart. Lila’s parents become concerned about her mental health, so they decide to send her to Winchester, England, to stay with some family friends. However, her dream trip feels more like a nightmare, with a grumpy cook, no sun, and no Miami flavor, that is until she meets Orion Maxwell. Despite the fact that Orion has his own troubles, he appoints himself as Lila’s personal tour guide. Soon enough, Lila becomes charmed by England and Orion, and that makes Lila dream of a new future, a future that will change everything she had planned.

3. Ruinsong by Julia Ember

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Ruinsong, tells the story of a powerful mage, Cadence, who has been forced to disgrace her country’s nobility. However, when Cadence is reunited with her childhood friend, who just so happens to have ties with an underground rebellion, she has no choice but to make a choice. She can either take a stand and free their country from oppression or she can follow in the Queen’s footsteps and become a monster too.

4. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

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Rent a Boyfriend, tells the story of two young adults, Chloe Wang and Drew Chan. Chloe, is very nervous to introudce her boyfriend to her parents because she hired him from a company called, Rent for your ‘rents. The company provides fake boyfriends to impress even the most traditional asian parents. While Drew’s parents just cut him off from dropping out of college, so in order to pursue his dreams of art, he becomes a rent a boyfriend. Chloe ends up renting Drew in hopes they will leave her alone about accepting a proposal from Hongbo, who is very wealthy and a young bachelor in their tight knit asian community. Soon enough, Chloe begins to fall for the real Drew and now she isn’t what she wants. Chloe has to figure out what she wants before she loses everything.

5. Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

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Super Fake Love Song, tells the story of self pro claimed nerd Sunny Dae, and how his life changes when he meets Cirrus Soh. Cirrus so is so cool and confident, but when Cirrus mistakes Sunny’s older brothers room, for hers, he lies and tells her he is in a rock band. Now, Sunny is in way too deep in this lie and he even gets his best friends involved, they form a fake band and he starts to wear his old brother’s old rock and roll castoffs. When Sunny is ready to tell Cirrus the truth, she asks to see them play sometime, so Sunny has no choice but to keep the charade up. To make matters worst people start to notice him in school, and he even starts getting invited to parties.  Sunny is more confident now, then he’s ever been in his life, and he’s even falling in love, having fun and he’s even becoming a rocker for real. Unfortunately, all of Sunny’s lies start to catch up with him and he has to learn if all of this was worth it or if he can ever truly change.

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Top Picks-Five YA That’ll Broaden Your Horizons!

Each week, Bookstr will be looking at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your ever growing TBR pile.

Today, we are looking at some of the most sought after Young Adult novels that will pull you into their world and broaden your horizons.

 

 

5-Wilder Girls by Rory Power

 

Rory Power

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Crime fiction editor Rory Power’s debut novel is part gripping-post-apocalyptic-romance, part-high-octane-thriller, and all heart that you should definitely check out.

 

Wilder Girls

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We are transported to the world of Hetty where she lives in Raxter School for Girls, trapped there thanks to a horrific plague that put the world in disarray. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will have to break quarantine an brave the horrors that lie beyond the fence…

Kirkus Reviews call it “a staggering gut punch of a book,” Young Folks pleads “I’m desperate for more”, and we here at Bookstr hope that Powers writes another novel that’s even half-as-good as this July 9th release.

 

4-Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

 

Mary E Pearson

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A masterclass in Young Adult Fiction, Mary E Pearson’s A Room on Lorelei Street won the 2006 Golden Kite Award for fiction. Her book The Adoration of Jenna Fox was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award, and her newest release has shocked and awed old and new readers alike. A sequel to Dance of Thieves (which is set in the same world as The Remnant Chronicles), Vow of Thieves was released this past August 6th and it should be in everyone’s hands.

 

Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves Book 2)

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Elite soldier and skilled thief Kazi and Jase Ballenger are madly in love and it seems to be happily-ever-after since the end of the last book, but we still got a whole book to go. Outside threats are a sure thing, but betrayals run deep and deadly when someone in their circle traps them in a web of deceit…

Those who love hard-won victories and dark fantasy will love this novel, especially if they thirst for buckets of blood. In the words of Kirkus Reviews, this August 6th release is “[a] smashing, satisfying adventure”

 

 

3-Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Britanny Cavallaro (top) and Emily Henry (bottom)/ Image Via The Nerd Daily

 

Brittany Cavallaro has written A Study in Charlotte, A Question of Holmes, The Case for Jamie, and many more. Joining her is Emily Henry who has written When the Sky Fell on Splendor, The Love That Split the World, and A Million Junes.

 

Hello Girls

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Together, they bring us Hello Girls.

On one hand we have Winona whose perfect father isn’t perfect at all. The short of it, he locks the pantry door to control her eating habits and beats her behind closed doors. On the other hand, we have Lucille whose is barely getting by thanks to her thankless job as a waitress and her emotionally unstable mother and drug-dealing brother.

When Winona and Lucille meet, they realize that when graduation comes they need to get out of here as quickly as possibly.

They steal a convertible and go on a road trip from their small Michigan town to Chicago, running away from their old life and entering a new one where the only person they can depend on is each other.

Kirkus Reviews says the book “provides a fun, fast-paced plot with resourceful feminist protagonists,” and that’s basically all you need to know from this August 6th release

 

2-Frankly in Love by David Yoon

 

David Yoon

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This might be his debut novel, but David Yoon has already made a lot of headway.

 

YA's Next Superstar

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He’s the Illustrator of Everything, Everything, and his book has already got Entertainment Weekly calling him “YA’s Next Superstar” (which he notes as “a little dramatic to say the least“), and Kirkus Reivews calls his novel “deeply moving account of love in its many forms”.

Okay, but what’s this book about?

 

Frankly in Love

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Frank Li is a Korean American, born and raised in Southern California. His life seems to be going well when he meets the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. They get along and love each other, but his parents want him to find a Korean girl and Brit, well, she’s white

So Frank teams up with Joy Song, a family friend whose in a familiar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to keep their parents off their backs while they stay with the people they love.

But things don’t always work out the way you plan.

Want to check it out? A lot of people will when it releases this September 10th!

 

1-Slay by BriTTNEy Morris

Brittany Morris

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After seeing Black Panther in the theaters, “I left the theater a Wakandian queen,” Brittney Morris explained. Same thing the second time she saw it. Following that high, it took her eleven days to write this sure-to-be bestseller Slay.

 

SLAY

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At school, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy.

At home, Kiera joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel in the worldwide role-playing game SLAY.

When a teen is Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in SLAY, news outlets blame the video game, labeling it as racist, exclusion, and a violent hubs for thugs and criminals. Some even threaten to the developer for “anti-white discrimination”.

No one knows it, not even her closest friends, but Kiera is, in fact, the developer.

Kirkus Reviews claims that “[g]amers and black activists alike will be ready to SLAY all day” and we here at Bookstr promise that this book will be the next best thing when it reaches a bookshelf near you this September 24th.

 

 

 

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Top Picks-Five YA That'll Broaden Your Horizons!

Each week, Bookstr will be looking at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your ever growing TBR pile.
Today, we are looking at some of the most sought after Young Adult novels that will pull you into their world and broaden your horizons.
 

 

5-Wilder Girls by Rory Power

 
Rory Power

Image Via Penguin Random House

 
Crime fiction editor Rory Power’s debut novel is part gripping-post-apocalyptic-romance, part-high-octane-thriller, and all heart that you should definitely check out.
 
Wilder Girls

Image Via Amazon

 
We are transported to the world of Hetty where she lives in Raxter School for Girls, trapped there thanks to a horrific plague that put the world in disarray. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will have to break quarantine an brave the horrors that lie beyond the fence…
Kirkus Reviews call it “a staggering gut punch of a book,” Young Folks pleads “I’m desperate for more”, and we here at Bookstr hope that Powers writes another novel that’s even half-as-good as this July 9th release.
 

4-Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

 
Mary E Pearson

Image Via Goodreads

A masterclass in Young Adult Fiction, Mary E Pearson’s A Room on Lorelei Street won the 2006 Golden Kite Award for fiction. Her book The Adoration of Jenna Fox was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award, and her newest release has shocked and awed old and new readers alike. A sequel to Dance of Thieves (which is set in the same world as The Remnant Chronicles), Vow of Thieves was released this past August 6th and it should be in everyone’s hands.
 
Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves Book 2)

Image Via Amazon

 
Elite soldier and skilled thief Kazi and Jase Ballenger are madly in love and it seems to be happily-ever-after since the end of the last book, but we still got a whole book to go. Outside threats are a sure thing, but betrayals run deep and deadly when someone in their circle traps them in a web of deceit…
Those who love hard-won victories and dark fantasy will love this novel, especially if they thirst for buckets of blood. In the words of Kirkus Reviews, this August 6th release is “[a] smashing, satisfying adventure”
 

 

3-Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Britanny Cavallaro (top) and Emily Henry (bottom)/ Image Via The Nerd Daily

 
Brittany Cavallaro has written A Study in Charlotte, A Question of Holmes, The Case for Jamie, and many more. Joining her is Emily Henry who has written When the Sky Fell on Splendor, The Love That Split the World, and A Million Junes.
 
Hello Girls

Image Via Amazon

 
Together, they bring us Hello Girls.
On one hand we have Winona whose perfect father isn’t perfect at all. The short of it, he locks the pantry door to control her eating habits and beats her behind closed doors. On the other hand, we have Lucille whose is barely getting by thanks to her thankless job as a waitress and her emotionally unstable mother and drug-dealing brother.
When Winona and Lucille meet, they realize that when graduation comes they need to get out of here as quickly as possibly.
They steal a convertible and go on a road trip from their small Michigan town to Chicago, running away from their old life and entering a new one where the only person they can depend on is each other.
Kirkus Reviews says the book “provides a fun, fast-paced plot with resourceful feminist protagonists,” and that’s basically all you need to know from this August 6th release
 

2-Frankly in Love by David Yoon

 
David Yoon

Image Via Entertainment Weekly

 
This might be his debut novel, but David Yoon has already made a lot of headway.
 
YA's Next Superstar

Image Via Davidyoon.com

 
He’s the Illustrator of Everything, Everything, and his book has already got Entertainment Weekly calling him “YA’s Next Superstar” (which he notes as “a little dramatic to say the least“), and Kirkus Reivews calls his novel “deeply moving account of love in its many forms”.
Okay, but what’s this book about?
 
Frankly in Love

Image Via Amazon

 
Frank Li is a Korean American, born and raised in Southern California. His life seems to be going well when he meets the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. They get along and love each other, but his parents want him to find a Korean girl and Brit, well, she’s white
So Frank teams up with Joy Song, a family friend whose in a familiar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to keep their parents off their backs while they stay with the people they love.
But things don’t always work out the way you plan.
Want to check it out? A lot of people will when it releases this September 10th!
 

1-Slay by BriTTNEy Morris

Brittany Morris

Image Via Publisher’s Weekly

 
After seeing Black Panther in the theaters, “I left the theater a Wakandian queen,” Brittney Morris explained. Same thing the second time she saw it. Following that high, it took her eleven days to write this sure-to-be bestseller Slay.
 
SLAY

Image Via Amazon

 
At school, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy.
At home, Kiera joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel in the worldwide role-playing game SLAY.
When a teen is Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in SLAY, news outlets blame the video game, labeling it as racist, exclusion, and a violent hubs for thugs and criminals. Some even threaten to the developer for “anti-white discrimination”.
No one knows it, not even her closest friends, but Kiera is, in fact, the developer.
Kirkus Reviews claims that “[g]amers and black activists alike will be ready to SLAY all day” and we here at Bookstr promise that this book will be the next best thing when it reaches a bookshelf near you this September 24th.
 

 
 
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