New Releases: Books Published August 22, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children's picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today.

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Book Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Potential subtitles for this novel include: How to Make the Best of Bad Situations, or Movie Glam Girl Meets Sweet Surfer Boy. If that second titles sounds like an internet dating ad, it's not far off. "Mink" (East Coast) meets "Alex" (West Coast) in an online movie forum. Is it a crush? Is it simply classic film chit-chat? Bailey Rydell meets Porter Roth when she moves from DC to CA. Is their frenemy status a way to pass the time at work or something more? Vintage clothes and a sweet Vespa, surfing legends and beach parties make this a delightful summer read.

Book Review: Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Gunslinger Girl (James Patterson Presents) Lindsay Ely 9780316555104, $17.99, Hardcover, Young Adult Fiction, Pub. Date: January 2, 2018 As much as I'd like to say I don't judge a book by its cover, sometimes I do pick one up solely because the cover calls to me. Isn't this cover intriguing? I want to be her. … Continue reading Book Review: Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Book Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith is, somewhat surprisingly to me, one of my favorite young adult/teen (YA) authors. I say surprisingly because her books are all about romance, and teen romance isn't usually my bag; full of drama and without the sex scenes - what's the point? But there are a few distinct differences in a Jennifer … Continue reading Book Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Book Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Jenn Bennett 9781250066459, Hardcover, US Pub Date: November 2015 Originally published as Night Owls in the UK. Brace yourself. I'm about to royally GUSH about how much IN LOVE I am with this book. I'll try to keep the all-caps and exclamation points to a minimum, but it's going … Continue reading Book Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

November New Releases

Here are the books I'm particularly excited about that will be coming out in November:  Manners & Mutiny, Book 4, Finishing School series by Gail Carriger I've waxed poetic about Gail Carriger's books many times before (here's a short review of the first book she ever put out, Soulless), and have made no secret of the … Continue reading November New Releases

Waiting on Wednesday: Prudence by Gail Carriger

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Prudence,The Custard Protocol series, book 1 by Gail Carriger 9780316212243, Pub. Date: March 17, 2015 When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Prudence by Gail Carriger

Book Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

I'm an unabashed fan of Jennifer E. Smith. I say unabashed because she doesn't write what I typically read, and sometimes when I read things outside of my norm, I feel like I have to justify them. Luckily for me, these books can stand on their own two feet. First and foremost, the author is … Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Waiting on Wednesday: Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Waistcoats & Weaponry, Finishing School series, book 3 by Gail Carriger 9780316190275, Little, Brown, Hardcover, $18.00, Pub. Date: November 4, 2014 Class is back in session... Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style--with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger

Waiting on Wednesday: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My posts about adult literary fiction are here:State of Wonder by Ann PatchettCaleb's Crossing by Geraldine BrooksThe Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here:Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here by … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta