Cheating slightly here and sending you over to MG Strikes Back to find out my number one choice for the rest of the year - along with 9 other fab contributor's picks!
Also, I am lucky enough to have already read some AMAZING upcoming books so I'm thrilled to see Summer Love, The Accident Season, One, The Next Together and The Wolf Wilder, amongst others, hit shelves! But looking at ones that I haven't read yet...
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - HEIST! LEIGH BARDUGO!! GRISHA WORLD!!! I have basically nothing to say about this which isn't FULL of exclamation marks and capitals. SO EXCITED!!!!
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne - I loved Soulmates a LOT and Holly is awesome - this new book, first in a series about friendship and feminism, sounds amazing!
All of the Above by James Dawson - James Dawson's first non-horror story, "a tender love story exploring sexual fluidity", sounds FABULOUS!
The Secrets of Sam and Sam by Susie Day - The Pea's Book quartet is one of my favourites for years and I am SO excited about this spin-off book, featuring Pea's friends the two Sams, and their two mums. (Yay for diversity in families in YA and MG books!)
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich - This isn't my kind of read really - sounds too creepy! - but I basically CAN'T ignore recommendations from Charlie, Nina Douglas, and superstar bookseller Jen Rose Bell. I will be reading it with the lights on, preferably with other people around, and blaming the three of them if I get nightmares anyway!!
Space Hostages by Sophia McDougall - While I'm not much of a sci-fi fan, I absolutely loved Sophia's first MG novel, Mars Evacuees. It has a great plot and a really strong voice. The sequel is high on my 'must read' list!
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness - I didn't request this as I was trying to keep my TBR pile manageable and now I feel SO DUMB as everyone says it's fantastic! Not too long to wait, thankfully. :)
Counting Stars by Keris Stainton - Keris's books have always been favourites of mine; this one about a teen girl leaving school, moving to another city, and starting a blog about her experiences sounds awesome!
Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas - I was sent a copy of this but it was flying under my radar (partly as I didn't realise it was LGBTQ) until Dahlia Adler read and recommended HARD. When Dahlia speaks, I listen!
What's coming up that you're really desperate to read? Let me know!
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