When it comes to hotly anticipated YA releases, science fiction and fantasy generally overshadow other genres on YA book blogs. Looking at this week’s releases however, it’s evident that contemporary fiction too is thriving. While I hadn’t heard of most of these contemporary YA books before, I’ve picked out a couple that might interest me.
This week’s a great week because A Gathering of Shadows is coming out tomorrow. I know, I’ve yet to read A Darker Shade of Magic — I just knew waiting for the sequel would be easier that way. I often prefer to read sequels very soon after starting a series. That being said, altogether five books I’ve been waiting for are published this week, so that’s a lot of excitement!
This week I’m most excited about the US release of Red Ink. It was the first book I reviewed here on the blog, and for all the book pushing, not so many have gotten hold of it. So, if you have the chance to read it, I say, go for it! I’ve also has my eye on Beautiful Broken Things, which I’m starting to read today.
If you were to go out and buy all the books that hit the shelves this week, you’d have about enough reading material to last you half a year. That is, provided the paperback and re-releases are new to you too and based on a reading target of ca. 100 books per year. In any case, this speaks a lot for YA books because seriously, how could you ever run out of exciting books to read?