Ten YA Books to Kick Off the New Year


Happy New Year everyone! 2017 was a pretty... interesting year. I'm happy to be back writing and getting to see what everyone's been up to and what they've been reading. 

A new year always has me planning for what books I'm going to read of course. So I've scoured the books at my library and came up with ten I have to read in 2018. Let me know if you've read any of the books below - No Spoilers! And if you haven't which ones would you like to read?



Alex, Approximately feels like a very me type of romance book. It seems light and sweet. A guy is teasing her at work and he ends up being the guy she's been talking to over the internet for months. I'm very curious why this fact is revealed already (maybe because it was obvious?) in the summary of the story. It has piqued my interest.
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Literally has been given so-so ratings in the past but the plot is so uniquely cute that I can't let myself not try it out for myself. A character from a book trying to change the destiny the author set out for herself sounds like the perfect read. I tend to allow things to slide if I fall in love with the characters so here's hoping I do.
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My mother would roll her eyes knowing I wanted to read These Things I've Done. Dealing with the loss of a best friend dying in an accident ("Why do you read such sad books?"). I don't know. I just love heart wrenching, break-me-down-then-lift-me-up books.
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The Freemason's Daughter is also another one without the greatest ratings. Sometimes I let my life be ruled by those ratings and other times I don't when the plot reads to be so intriguing. It's a surprise I would want to read this book since it is set in a historical time but I enjoy the idea that the MC has to choose between family and the person who can be the one. 
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Love is Both Wave and Particle is like a self discovery journey. This is one of many of the books I picked out that I had never heard of before and I feel like it's going to be a hidden gem for some reason. Covers tend to trick you like that but hopefully not in this case.
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Doesn't this look like the most cheesy and wait a minute... it looks like a movie-tie in novel from Nicholas Sparks haha! The Beautiful Lost looks and sounds very cliche but road trips are my Achilles heel. Road trips and books with quirky/unconventional situations.
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My heart could not stop me from wanting Protected because of course it's a heart that just wants to feel all the time. The opening synopsis lines hooked me, "I have three months left to call Katie my sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty-one days old." *Sigh* My heart hears you and you will be read!
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Hispanic MC for the win! Also, some weird society that sounds like magic and the MC's imagination all mixed up together. The Gallery of Unfinished Girls sounds odd and odd = exciting.
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I've been eyeing The Cellar for the longest time. A kidnapper kidnapping girls with flower names? So freaking creepy that I just have to read it. I can tell Summer is going to fight her way out of there and that excites me. Villain beware. Reminds me of that weird film Split with Professor X. 
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I've never wanted to read Geekerella. The cover is horrible. We can all agree on that. I did not know it was a Cinderella retelling (even with the obvious name similarity...) and the overwhelming amount of people who like this book is nothing to sneeze at. But when I read a review that mentioned it was a vegan food truck I was sold.

What books are you excited to read this coming year?

Comments

  1. Hello and Happy New Year!
    My coworker said Geekerella is adorable and fun. I read and loved Alex, Approximately. I still haven't read The Cellar but I want to. I have too many books on my TBR pile to count. I do know I want to sit down and finish the novel I am working on. We shall see. New Year New You. :D

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    1. I was convinced by Paper Fury about Geekerella's merits. Ooh, yay! Alex, Approximately will be my first read of the year. I've been staring at The Cellar on hoopla for the longest time. It's time I read it already. Happy New Year! Thanks (:

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  2. I have not read any of these but I do own Geekerella, and I hear great things about it.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Well, you should be able to see them through my eyes soon. I plan on reading them all this year!

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  3. For some reason I thought I had read about Geekerella on your blog- but it must have been elsewhere and it sounded like a book you would really enjoy. So- I hope you do. :)

    I haven't read any of the books on your list- but it looks like you have some great reads ahead of you for 2018. :)

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