Links & Things: September 20th

Links & Things: September 20th

Hi y'all! How was your week? Mine was... exhausting. I really don't understand why life doesn't stop so I can curl up with a good book and drink a cup of tea. That doesn't seem unreasonable, does it?  

Here's some interestingness--an abbreviated version, that is--I spotted on the web this week that you may have missed. 

Recommended Reading

The Bridge from Me to You is a YA novel that is part verse, part prose. It is told alternately by a 17-year-old girl who is new to a small town with a family secret, and the star football player she meets who is having a tough year and has big dreams beyond the field. Publication is planned for summer 2014.

Cheap Books!

Most of my cheap-o book roundups have focused on ebooks lately, so I thought I'd dig for some good deals on print books in the Amazon YA bargain section. Hope you find something that floats your boat! 

(Notes: The prices should be current, since my software pulls the current price directly from Amazon, but please double-check before buying. Generally, the lower-prices are for paperbacks, the higher are for hardcover editions.) 

Forget You
By Jennifer Echols
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles)
By Marissa Meyer
By Elizabeth Norris

Notes: I am an unashamed Jennifer Echols fan girl. Cinder did not work for me at all, but I am by far the minority--everyone loves this book. I really, really enjoyed both books in Elizabeth Norris' Unraveling series. 

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
By Lish McBride
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy)
By Leigh Bardugo
By April Lindner

Notes: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a hell of a lot of fun. My book club pal Jen adores Shadow and Bone. And I was surprised by how much I liked Jane.

All These Things I've Done
By Gabrielle Zevin
The Wicked and the Just
By J. Anderson Coats
By Sara Zarr

Notes: I adore the Gabrielle Zevin's imaginative Birthright series (the Kindle edition is also on sale). Laura highly praised The Wicked and the Just, which is historical fiction, last year. And Sweethearts will make you ugly cry. 

Storm (Elemental)
By Brigid Kemmerer
Fall for Anything
By Courtney Summers
Anna Dressed in Blood
By Kendare Blake

Notes: I haven't read the Elemental series, but a number of people with good taste have said it's a fun paranormal series. I don't know why the prices aren't pull for the other two books, but they're both $4 for the paperbacks. Courtney Summers is a badass writer, y'all, so you should probably read her stuff. I don't read horror, but loads of folks adore Anna Dressed in Blood. 

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