Hello lovelies! Just a little update on my life: My cat, Jewels, is starting to shed his winter fur, so that means spring is just around the corner! And the snow is back with a vengeance! Enough about my cat and snow, though. Let’s talk about books!
Today’s post is all about the books that are going to be published this March (2017) that I’m looking forward to reading.
Splinter is a YA Mystery Thriller in which the main character’s (Sami) mother disappeared ten years ago when Sami was six. The police suspect that Sami’s father had something to do with her (the mothers) disappearance. — I honestly don’t know what to expect with Splinter. There are so many different ways that the story could possibly go, and we don’t know for sure what happened regarding Sami’s mother’s disappearance.
So I’m really looking forward to reading You’re Welcome, Universe, because the story features a deaf girl! OK but seriously, the first two bits of the synopsis are incredibly interesting:
When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.
Her supposed best friend snitches, the principle expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.
Right now I can only imagine what will happen in the story. I’m looking forward to reading You’re Welcome, Universe, not only for the moms, not only for Julia, but I want to find out what happens with everything. Does she stay friends with her supposed best friend? I won’t know until I read the book.
I found out about The Bone Witch a looong time ago. I figured that since I enjoyed her The Girl from the Well duology. Not only is the cover pretty (I know I say that about a lot of books), but the synopsis is pretty interesting as well. The synopsis says
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
The Bone Witch is a YA Fantasy that sounds incredibly interesting! As you may or may not know, I’m a huge fan of Fantasy so The Bone Witch seems like a perfect fit for me!
The Other F-Word is a LGBTQIA novel. I’m interested in reading The Other F-Word since the main characters (Milo, and Hollis) were conceived via in vitro fertilization, and go in search of their sperm donor. The Other F-Word gives me the vibe that this book is similar to a road-trip novel. — I don’t know if it is, of course, but I’m getting that vibe anyway.
Listen up folks! The Pain Eater has a few trigger warnings. The triggers are Rape and Self-Harm. The main character was raped and hasn’t told anyone about it — not a soul. Maddy, the main character, starts a new school year and Maddy is hoping that she can continue to hide and make herself as quiet and small as possible.
But when her English class is given the assignment of writing a collaborative novel about a fifteen-year-old girl, The Pain Eater, fact and fiction begin to meet up. When the boys spread rumors about Maddy, she realizes that continuing to hide the truth will only give them more control, and she slowly gains the courage to confront them.
I’m most interested in seeing what Maddy does.
Done Dirt Cheap may sound like a cheap-o novel, but the more and more I re-read the synopsis, the more I’m aware that this book screams “unintentional best-friends who will bring down the world down together.”
Proof of Lies sounds like an incredibly interesting book. What got me interested in this book was:
Some secrets are best kept hidden…
Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.
And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.
She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy.
I mean, conspiracies?! Interesting indeed. I’ve got to say though, that I don’t have high expectations for the book. I presume that Proof of Lies will be interesting, but I’m sure that I’ll end up not finishing the book.
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is a book that I am so excited to read.
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?
This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.
What’s great is that we get to see Ari or Dante, or maybe even both(!) again! I’m not only excited to see Ari and Dante grown, but I’m excited to see what Sáenz has written this time. I love LGBTQIA stories.
I know I say this about almost every book that I haven’t yet read, but I’m really looking forward to reading The Heartbeats of Wing Jones. — I’m looking forward to this one especially though, since Wing Jones, the main character, has to learn how to handle “being thrust out of Marcus’s shadow and into the spotlight.”
Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team, Marcus is everything his sister is not.
Until the night everything changes when Marcus, drunk at the wheel after a party, kills two people and barely survives himself. With Marcus now in a coma, Wing is crushed, confused, and angry. She is tormented at school for Marcus’s mistake, haunted at home by her mother and grandmothers’ grief. In addition to all this, Wing is scared that the bank is going to repossess her home because her family can’t afford Marcus’s mounting medical bills.
Every night, unable to sleep, Wing finds herself sneaking out to go to the school’s empty track. When Aaron, Marcus’s best friend, sees her running one night, he recognizes that her speed, skill, and agility could get her spot on the track team. And better still, an opportunity at a coveted sponsorship from a major athletic gear company. Wing can’t pass up the opportunity to train with her longtime crush and to help her struggling family, but can she handle being thrust out of Marcus’s shadow and into the spotlight?
There is just so much character growth that I can see happening, and I’m incredibly excited to actually read and see it happen. I mean, she works through being bullied at school, the swallowing grief she lives with at home. So when Wing goes out to escape everything and just run, only to be spotted by her crush? HELLO ROMANCE, MY FRIEND.
I really love Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I figure that I may as well try and read Strange the Dreamer. The fact that Strange the Dreamer is a YA Fantasy is just a bonus to be honest. Plus I’ve heard that Strange the Dreamer has a lot kissing so I’m! So! Happy!
Dead Little Mean Girl (DLMG) sounds incredibly interesting to be honest. DLMG sounds a lot like Mean Girls, except that Regina is now Cady’s stepsister, and Regina dies.
A meaningful and humorous exploration of teen stereotypes and grief, Dead Little Mean Girl examines the labels we put on people and what lies beyond if we’re only willing to look closer.
Nevertheless, Dead Little Mean Girl sounds incredibly interesting, and I’m wondering what Emma (the main character) finds out.
These are my March…Lookout’s, I guess you’d call them. I’m sorry this is 5 days late! I thought I had queued this, but I guess I didn’t.