Put away your white pants cause fall is here! Along with pumpkin spice flavored everything –we are looking forward to these YA releases this fall.
The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch (Oct. 2015) The inexplicable story of an immortal 19th-century teenager who lives through major historical events while looking for a bit of redemption. Zebulon writes out his life journey while sitting underneath the World Trade Center on September 11th. I bet this will be a great audiobook.
Illuminae (Oct. 2015) This has already been praised by two great plotters and world builders, Marie Lu and Laini Taylor.When war breaks out on their planet two teens escape on a fleet ship with the enemy close at hand. The authors of this book use an experimental narrative as the story is told through a dossier. This is ringing all my Battlestar Galactica bells plus it’s rather ambitious to do this as a trilogy.
I Crawl Through It by A.S. King (Sept. 2015) – King is an excellent YA writer and is on my auto-by list. This book seems a little more intense than her others as it is about 4 teens dealing with severe trauma by crawling through it.
Dream Things True (Sept. 2015) by Marie Maquardt This book features a romance between a girl who has grown up as an undocumented Mexican immigrant and the nephew of a conservative senator. Marquardt is an advocate for immigrants in her day job and I think she will bring great personal insights to the book. The publisher, St. Martin’s Press, has done some of my favorite YAs including Fangirl and Charm & Strange so I have positive feelings for this one.