Prepublication Reviews and Expertly Selected Title Lists

YA Reads for Adults – March 2013

Move over Harry Potter and Hunger Games, there are some new YA reads for Adult contenders in town.  We’ve got something that everyone is looking for – ninjas, vampires, monsters, assassins, heartbreak and so much more.  Don’t miss a single title!  Check out the YA Reads for Adults list in its entirety here.

The Story of UsStory of Us by Deb Caletti

When it rains it pours.  Cricket, a recent high-school graduate, has way too much to deal with.  How’s a girl supposed to stay sane?  She’s recently on a self-induced break from her boyfriend of several years, her mother is on the verge of marrying fiancé number three, an old friend declares his love for her, her grandfather reveals a stunning secret – where does the excitement stop?   Learn more about this crazy train and order here.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareClockwork Princess

The time has come to conclude a much-beloved trilogy.  As Tessa prepares for her wedding day, shadows begin to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use an army of pitiless automatons, his Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Only one last item is needed to complete his plan: Tessa Gray.   Can Will and Jem save the woman they both love?  Learn more and order here.

Haven’t read the first or second in the series but your interest is piqued?  Be sure to check out the entire Infernal Devices set here.

GoneGone by Michael Grant

Imagine a world with no adults.  The only inhabitants are the young.  Sounds great to a teenager, right?  The only problem with that is everything.  Loaded with plenty of action and mystery, it won’t be hard to lose yourself in the first book of this series.  Learn more and order here.

Scowler by Daniel KrausScowler

Set in rural southeastern Iowa in 1981. Nineteen year-old Ry Burke lives on a rundown farm with his mother and younger sister.  His father was sent to prison for committing unthinkable acts of violence against their family.   As a young boy, to escape from his reality, he grasped to three objects:  A teddy bear he has named Mr. Furrington, a figurine of Jesus made out of rubber, and a twisted hunk of vile cloth and junk metal he calls Scowler.   Although he has long since seen these objects, the personas he gave them haven’t left him and they come back with a vengeance on the night when his father returns to the farm.   Learn more and order here.

A Monster CallsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

At the age of 13, Conor has a lot to deal with.  His mother has cancer and is beginning treatment, his father lives far away and is all-consumed with his new family, and family and friends don’t understand him.  To top it all off, at exactly seven minutes past midnight, every night, he begins seeing a monster outside his bedroom window.   Has he lost his mind?  No, there is physical evidence of its existence.  What does it want and why him?  You’ll have to read it to find out.  Oh and did I mention that all of the reviews I looked at had nothing but wonderful things to say about this book?  I will be adding it to my bookshelf, along with a box of tissues.  Learn more and order here.


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