New Book Releases September 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

New Book Releases for September 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

Here’s my list of top picks for September 2019 new releases. What’s on your reading list? Click on covers for more details.

 

Young Adult Fiction

Spin – Colleen Nelson – Dundurn – Published 3 September 2019

Fifteen-year-old Delilah “Dizzy” Doucette lives with her dad and brother above their vintage record store, The Vinyl Trap. She’s learning how to spin records from her brother’s best friend, and she’s getting pretty good. But behind her bohemian life, Dizzy and her family have a secret: her mom is the mega-famous singer Georgia Waters. When this secret is revealed to the world, Dizzy’s life spins out of control. She must decide what is most important to her — the family she has or the family she wants.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

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New Book Releases September 2019 – Christian Fiction

New Book Releases for September 2019

Here is my list of top picks for September 2019. Click on the covers for more details.

 

Christian Fiction

Fatal Strike – DiAnn Mills – Tyndale House Publishers – Published 3 September 2019

There’s a killer on the loose in Galveston, targeting law enforcement officials and using a fatal injection of snake venom to take them down. Authorities have reasons to believe the Veneno gang is behind the hits, and FBI Agents Leah Riesel and Jon Colbert team up to track down those responsible.

Christian fiction: Suspense.

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New Book Releases August 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

New Book Releases for August 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

Here’s my list of top picks for August 2019 new releases. What’s on your reading list? Click on covers for more details.

 

Young Adult Fiction

 

Hello Girls – Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry – Katherine Tegen Books – Published 6 August 2019

To everyone else, Winona’s father is charming and kind. To her, he is both jailer and torturer. Lucille works hard to keep a roof over her mother’s head and her hard-earned savings away from the grubby hands of her drug-dealing brother. The only peace the two girls find is with stolen moments together in a run-down bar outside of town and dreams of starting over. One night, Winona leaves, steals her grandfather’s convertible and a handfull of valuables. Together, Winona and Lucille start off across the country. Towards what, they’re not sure but it can’t be worse than what they’re leaving behind.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

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New Book Releases August 2019 – Christian Fiction

New Book Releases for August 2019

Here is my list of top picks for August 2019. Click on the covers for more details.

 

Christian Fiction

The Killing Tide – Dani Pettrey – Coastal Guardians #1 – Bethany House Publishers – Published 6 August 2019

When investigative journalist, Gabby Rowley’s life is threatened by the drug lord she helped send to prison, her protective big brother, Noah, insists she return home with him to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he and his Coast Guard Investigative Service team can keep an eye on her. But when bodies begin to pile up, including one of their own, Gabby is drawn to the investigation, even if it means working alongside old flame and the man she left behind, Finn Walker.

Christian fiction: Suspense.

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New Book Releases July 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

New Book Releases for July 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

Here’s my list of top picks for July 2019 new releases. What’s on your reading list? Click on covers for more details.

 

Young Adult Fiction

Queen of Ruin – Tracy Banghart – Grace and Fury #2 – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – Published 2 July 2019

Banished by Asa at the end of Grace and Fury, Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never sets foot in the palace again. Their only hope is to find Nomi’s sister, Serina, on the prison island of Mount Ruin. But when Nomi and Malachi arrive, it is not the island of conquered, broken women that they expected. It is an island in the grip of revolution, and Serina–polite, submissive Serina–is its leader.

Young adult fiction: Fantasy.

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New Book Releases July 2019 – Christian Fiction

New Book Releases for July 2019

Here is my list of top picks for July 2019. Click on the covers for more details.

 

Christian Fiction

Yours Truly, Thomas – Rachel Fordham – Revell – Published 2 July 2019

For three years, Penny Ercanbeck has been opening other people’s mail. Dead ends are a reality for clerks at the Dead Letter Office. Still she dreams of something more–a bit of intrigue, a taste of romance, or at least a touch less loneliness. When a letter from a brokenhearted man to his one true love falls into her hands, Penny seizes this chance to do something heroic. It becomes her mission to place this lost letter into the hands of its intended recipient.

Christian fiction: Historical.

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Book List: Road Trips in Young Adult Fiction

Road Trips in Young Adult Fiction

I do love a good road trip. Wind in your hair, volume turned up loud and either a journey in mind or mindless wandering. From the sunshine-filled and delightful to the soul-searching (or maybe even one long crime spree, as in Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry), this little list of YA road trip novels will have something for all readers.

Hello Girls – Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry – Katherine Tegen Books – Published 6 August 2019

Hello Girls is an epic road trip novel slash crime novel slash ode to friendship slash feminist piece de resistance. With razor-sharp wit and punchy action, this book swings from hilarious to what the hell to hell yeah and back again.  Read full review.


 The Geography of Lost Things – Jessica Brody – Simon Pulse – Published 2 October 2018

The Geography of Lost Things is a fun road trip novel about learning to forgive and starting over. Jessica Brody weaves together a compelling story of second-chance romance and father-daughter relationships, family financial difficulties and learning to see again the value in little things.  Read full review.


A Heart in a Body in the World – Deb Caletti – Simon Pulse – Published 18 September 2018

Achingly poignant and beautifully written, A Heart in a Body in the World is a book that everyone, man, woman and teen, must read. It’s a road trip – but one where the character runs the entire journey. Read full review.


 Autonomous – Andy Marino – Disney-Hyperion – Published 3 April 2018

Autonomous is an examination of the true nature of humanity, where buried secrets are laid bare and the harsh truths of reality are posed against the speculation of how technology might evolve and how it might reflect those truths. When William wins a state-of-the-art car in a competition, he plans to take his three best friends on an epic road trip. Read full review.


Good and Gone – Megan Frazer Blakemore – HarperTeen – Published 14 November 2017

When Lexi’s brother Charlie suggests a road trip to locate missing pop star, Adrian Wildes, Lexi is shocked. Charlie hasn’t moved from the couch since he broke up with his girlfriend and dropped out of college. So despite Lexi’s scepticism, despite the hurt she has been feeling, she agrees. Along for the ride (and actually providing the means of transport for this road trip) is their neighbour, Zack. As Lexi, Charlie, and Zack hunt for the elusive pop star, they begin to work through the emotions, hurt, and actions of the past year.  Read full review.

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New Book Releases June 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

New Book Releases for June 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

Here’s my list of top picks for June 2019 new releases. What’s on your reading list? Click on covers for more details.

 

Young Adult Fiction

The Rest of the Story – Sarah Dessen – Balzer+Bray – Published 4 June 2019

Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

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New Book Releases June 2019 – Christian Fiction

New Book Releases for June 2019

Here is my list of top picks for June 2019. Click on the covers for more details.

 

Christian Fiction

A Reluctant Bride – Jody Hedlund – Bride Ships #1 – Bethany House Publishers – Published 4 June 2019

After facing desperate heartache and loss, Mercy agrees to escape a bleak future in London and join a bride ship. Wealthy and titled, Joseph leaves home and takes to the sea as the ships surgeon to escape the pain of losing his family. He has no intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, they must fight against a forbidden love.

Christian fiction: Historical.

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New Book Releases May 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

New Book Releases for May 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

Here’s my list of top picks for May 2019 new releases. What’s on your reading list? Click on covers for more details.

 

Young Adult Fiction

Nocturna – Maya Notayne – A Forgery of Magic #1 – Balzer+Bray  – Published 7 May 2019

To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks.

As a talented faceshifter, it’s been years since Finn has seen her own face, and that’s exactly how she likes it. But when Finn gets caught by a powerful mobster, she’s forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallan’s royal palace or be stripped of her magic forever.

Middle-grade fiction: Fantasy.

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