YA Reads for Adults August 2013
Back in April, I highlighted a book called A Monster Calls from the March YA Reads for Adults list. I made good on my statement and just finished the book the other night. Had it not been for this category, I may have never found that jewel. Below are a few titles from the August YA Reads for Adults list. Don’t let a great book slip by. You can view and order all the titles offered on this list by logging in to Bibz.
Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
The third and final book in The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy takes Elisa, the young sorcerer-queen, into an unknown realm of her enemy. Here, she must rise up as a champion to win back her true love, save her kingdom, and unveil her destiny. If you are a fan of Tamora Pierce and George R.R. Martin, this trilogy is a good fit. Learn more and order here.
Forget Me Not by Carolee Dean
Ally’s reputation is in shambles, when a scandalous photo of her goes around school. She’s devastated and feels like her life is essentially over. She finds refuge in a back hallway and tries to figure out where everything went wrong. Elijah has loved Ally for years and would do anything to save her. After taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills, he now sees ghosts and he knows what Ally has yet to realize. Told in interwoven verse narratives, Forget Me Not is a fast-paced novel. Originally published last year, the reprint of this title is sure to have plenty of new followers. Learn more and order here.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
On this day, Leonard’s birthday, he hides a gun in his backpack. Today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself. Before he can do that, he needs to say good-bye to the four people who matter the most to him. As the moment of truth approaches, Leonard speaks to each in turn and slowly reveals his secrets. The author of The Silver Linings Playbook takes readers on a journey through the mind of a tormented soul. Learn more and order here.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Ten years after Levithan’s debut and breakthrough novel, Boy Meets Boy, he brings readers a based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two boys are locking lips they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with coming out, navigating gender identity, and much more. Learn more and order here.