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I've been feeling like I'm losing track of all the great new YA books that've come out in the last few years, so I put a bunch on hold at the library today. Right now I'm awaiting:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski
Devilish by Maureen Johnson
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

as well as (not so new)

Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

I wanted to get Twisted (Laurie Halse Anderson) and Such A Pretty Girl (Laura Weiss), too, but the library system is annoying and for some reason has not even ordered Twisted yet, and they only have one copy of Such A Pretty Girl, which is reference. :(

What other YA books have you read recently that you'd recommend? Or are you hearing great things about? My to-read list can always use more titles!



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May. 30th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
The Foretelling is AMAZING.
May. 30th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard lots of good things about it, and I love the premise, so I'm really looking forward to reading it. :)
May. 30th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
THIRSTY is okay, but have you read FEED by M.T. Anderson? It's amazing.
May. 30th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
I have read FEED, and really liked it! I wanted to read THIRSTY next, and then give OCTAVIAN a try.
Sep. 9th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
omg thread resurrection.

Hope this still emails. I took this list and have read some, so I will say: The Foretelling is brilliant, and a most beloved collection for my Amazonian literature (which contains two other novels, The Moonriders and Voyage of the Snake Lady, by Thresa Tomlinson, equally excellent Amazonian epics.) I have An Abundance of Katherines, which I finished the other day and as it is a) a delightfully unexpected hardback and b) I have very little room for books, I would be happy to send it to you (via Bookmooch, or just regular email-me-your-address method) It was interesting with some very memorable characters and, I felt, some really contemporary parts that won't date like they can in some texts. It's modern and it makes modern look good.

I read What Happened to Cass McBride, but I reswapped it via Bookmooch. Good but quite short.

I thought that "War for the Oaks" by Emma Bull was on your list, but it wasn't so I'm not 100% sure what mde me buy it, but oh my is it a must read. I'm pretty sure you may have already read it; you open it and read away and you're thinking "wow, this is similar to a lot of YA urban fantasy, but better" and "THIS is what urban fantasy should ALL be like!" and then you realise it was written in 1987 and, some say, really popularised the genre. It hurts to say two elements from my years-old teenage scribblings were quite apparent in it, which showed just how truly original I was. But if you've not read that, definately do.
Sep. 10th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Yup, I get e-mail notifications. :D

I think I picked The Foretelling on your recommendation--it was great! I've read Abundance of Katherines, now (all the books on the list were ones I put on hold at the library, finally got the last of them--Wicked Lovely--last week), but thank you for the offer. I have been meaning to read War For The Oaks at some point but haven't gotten around to it yet. :P Since you speak so highly of it I will have to make more of an effort to seek it out!
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Earth & Sky
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The Clouded Sky
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A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
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Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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