More books that will likely sit on my shelf for months, or even years, before I actually get a chance to read them.
We Hunt the Flame and We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal: I recently bought Faizal’s debut book to support her after hearing about another author who basically tried to destroy Faizal’s career. Then I saw her on one of the panels for the St. Louis Teen Book Festival, and I immediately bought the sequel to her debut. These two are definitely books I’m hoping to read within the year!
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco: Chupeco recently spoke up about a popular YA author who was bullying other authors based on race and/or religion. My library doesn’t have The Bone Witch, so it was a perfect excuse to buy her book and support an author who is speaking up about important issues.
Blood Sworn by Scott Reintgen: I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I also saw Reintgen being interviewed during the St. Louis Teen Book Festival, and he had me at “completed duology.” Then, when he mentioned that his duology is about phoenix horses that are reborn every day, I knew I needed his books immediately. Blood Sworn is the second book, but I picked up the first, Ashlords, from The Novel Neighbor yesterday !
Tales From Hinterland by Melissa Albert: I actually won this book in a giveaway! I was so excited because I already had the other books in the series on my TBR shelf.
Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards: I have read and enjoyed all of Natalie D. Richards’ other books, so this one was an easy choice for me!
Hood by Jenny Elder Moke: I am a sucker for any kind of retelling and the cover of this book certainly drew me in. I’m not going to lie, I definitely bought it without reading the synopsis!