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Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (02/02 - 08/02)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer ✤ February 4th

Something Real by Heather Demetrios ✤ February 4th

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi ✤ February 4th

Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers ✤ February 4th

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe ✤ February 6th

Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell ✤ February 4th

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

To be clear this was not the easiest books to get into; the first chapter does not set you up at all remotely for what follow. The first chapter, the bane of this book, is filled with such ‘frightful language’ and characters so over the top that I rolled my eyes so hard I think I saw Narnia. It’s just awful, there’s too much and the pace is off and it’s awful.

HOWEVER get past that hump of a chapter and all of a sudden you have a mysterious intrigue regarding Truthful’s (yes, that is truthfully- haha- her name) missing Emerald, a chorus of cousins crying out to seek out their cousin’s missing jewel, a rather amazing badass fez wearing Aunt, a whole heap of impropriety and a world that was actually intriguing. It definitely felt like one of those novels that had a hard time getting out the station but once it did, phew, it was amazing.

Devoured the rest of it with relish and loved it to the last. And I’m so glad I persisted after that first chapter and didn’t abandon Truthful at the start.

4/5 STARS FROM ME.

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Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (19/01 - 25/01)

Avalon (Avalon #1) by Mindee Arnett ✤ January 21st

Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton ✤ January 21st

The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos ✤ January 21st

Heavyweight by MB Mulhall ✤ January 23rd

Fake ID by Lamar Giles ✤ January 21st

The Rule of Three by Eric Walters ✤ January 21st

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!