It’s back!! YA releases on my TBR from 2018 where I go through legitimately every (that I can find) YA book released this year and note the ones I’ve added to my TBR. And I’m still in February, which either says a lot about how few of these I’ve posted or how many books I’ve added to my ever growing TBR. But anyway, let’s get started with the new books, shall we?
Let’s start with Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare. This book sounds like all kinds of fascinating and fun. In a world where scryptology is a science—you can create new worlds just by writing!—a prominently well known scriptologist is abducted and she just happens to be our main character’s mother! I feel like there’s a massive amount of potential here and I can’t wait to see where this story goes. There mere notion of characters having created the worlds they live in via writing is just such a gorgeous concept.
This next book, What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, tells the story of a Halloucaust survivor as she struggles through the aftermath of losing her whole family and basically every piece of what her life once was. She meets another survivor with whom she connects deeply and they begin to share a journey as they try to live their new lives and heal from all the horror they had experienced. I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s the kind of novel that has you sad at the beginning, and rightfully so, and leads you on the journey of a character who could very well be incredibly similar to someone who lived during that time. And these stories are important. Especially since so many people in America seem to be thoroughly ignorant of the horrors comimitted back then and how much they related to certain actions today.
These Vengeful Souls by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas is mainly on my TBR because I intend to read the whole series. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I mean, have you seen how long my TBR is? In all seriousness, though, the first book sounds so good. It’s set in London in the 1800s and follows a rather curious mystyery where the main character’s siste has disappeared. To be completely frank, I’ll read just about anything from that time period in that particular part of the world because I just love it so much, but also these covers are so gorgeous they just kind of demand to be sitting on my shelf? So, there you go.
What can I say? I just really like books about books. The Book of Whispers by Kimberly Starr genuinely didn’t really interest me a whole lot. I wasn’t sure about the holy war thing, though that did remind me of Robin Hood with piqued my interest a bit, and the blurb on the back just didn’t catch my attention. But, then there was a mention of an ancient book and some sort of adventure and really…that’s all I needed. I’m gonna check this one out eventually. I’m not holding a lot of expectations here, but we’ll see how it goes.
And finally we have A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena which I almost didn’t add just because I don’t like mysteries anymore—that’s the sort of thing I read when I was young and into Nancy Drew—but something about the book really captured my attention. I mean, the main character just sounds really interesting and I have this sort of desperate desire to find out what happens to her. Whoever wrote that summary did a damn good job of making it sound like a fantastic book, or at least one you want to know the ending of.
And that’s all for now! Feel free to drop your thoughts on the books in the comments! Do you have any on your TBR? Will you be adding some? Let me know!
Happy reading, everyone!