I review a fair number of books, aiming for one middle grade or young adult book review a week. I also read reviews others write and keep my Goodreads Want to Read list well populated. I’m always interested in the books that are getting some buzz, even if I don’t have the time to read them just yet, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some of the books that make it onto my Want to Read list each week.
Here’s my list for this past week:
Five Elements: The Emerald Tablet by Dan Jolley
Magic is good. I’d love to read a new middle grade book that portrays elemental magic well. Plus, a great new series is reading for today and for the future, too.
The tip off came from: Ugh, I’ve lost track of this one…will update if I find it.
Grudging: Birth of Saints Book One by Michelle Hauck
This is an adult historical fantasy. Witches, chivalry, medieval world… might certainly appeal to young adult readers and it’s another series.
The tip off came from: A writing contest on Michelle’s page: Michelle4Laughs.com
One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn
A ghost story set during the influenza epidemic of 1918. My grandfather nearly died in boot camp of the Spanish influenza and his condition after left him ineligeable to serve in the military, so I’m curious. Plus ghosts!
The tip off came from: NetGalley.com
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The review got me on this one: reluctant reader eating it up, important and complex moral questions, compelling main characters. Young Adult. Plus, series!
The tip-off came from: The Winged Pen Blog
The March Against Fear by Ann Bausum
Important from a historical perspective and relevant to today. Definitely looking forward to cracking this one open and deepening my understanding of the relationship between the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power movement. Young Adult.
The tip-off came from: Teen Librarian Toolbox
Which books caught your attention this week? Leave a comment below.
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