Strange the Dreamer hits the shelves this week! I’m sure many of you have been waiting for for Laini Taylor’s book to finally released. Also out this week: A Crown of Wishes! I’ve heard so many good things about the first book in the series, I can’t wait to get started on it as well. Among the other books publishing this week, I’m most intrigued by Things I Should Have Known. This book is about sisters, one of whom is autistic, while the other is determined to help her find love. Sister dynamics, in my opinion, don’t feature enough in books, so I’m glad to find out about this one.
Lots of new books as well as paperback and re-releases to choose from this week! I’ve been looking forward to the release of You’re Welcome, Universe due to the involvement of graffiti. I became particularly fascinated with graffiti during my undergrad days, and have made it my mission to pick up YA novels about it. Sadly, there haven’t been all too many. I also generally love the portrayal of art in fiction, so I can’t wait to pick up Piper Perish.
Most of the time I try to identify the hyped, underrated or diverse books to help you guys pick out which books might interest you. But with all the division over Carve the Mark, self-harm and the threshold for artistic expression, I’m beat. If you want to know my stand, I tweeted a thread and posted on Instagram. Without further comment, here are this week’s YA releases.
Looking at this week’s releases, I’m happy to see that they entail a fair bit of diversity. American Street focuses on Haitian immigrants to the US, Piecing Me Together is an own voices book about a black girl who’s into art, We Are Okay also has a POC main character and involves LGBTQ+ themes, and Painless explores the life of of a teen who can’t feel pain due to a neurological disorder.