Happy Tuesday Epic Readers! You know what today means, a boat load of new YA reads are hitting bookshelves! We have 6 new titles, picked fresh from the YA farm, just waiting to be taken home and devoured by readers such as yourselves. Browse through the titles below and tell us which ones you’re most excited for!
I’ll let Snarkles kick things off, he IS our book overlord afterall.
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
This is the sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns and is a must read for fans of books with fantasy, royalty, action-packed, strong female leads.
She does not know what awaits her at the enemy’s gate. Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country’s ruler should be secure. But it isn’t. Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled. To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trail of long-forgotten-and forbidden-clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom-despite everything-she is falling in love with. If she’s lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
This is Kat’s first novel and the first in her series, The Hybrid Chronicles. For fans of alternative reality stories.
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else-two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t. . . . For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Love Gretchen’s writing? Check out her book Possess and read Ten if you’re a fan of teen horror movies!
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives-three days on Henry Island at an exclusive house party. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their own reasons for wanting to be there, which involve their school’s most eligible bachelor, T. J. Fletcher, and look forward to three glorious days of boys, bonding, and fun-filled luxury. But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. Suddenly, people are dying, and with a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the rest of the world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for three days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Glass Heart by Amy Garvey
This is the sequel to Cold Kiss. For fans of paranormal romance!
Wren can do things that other people can only dream of. Make it snow on a clear, crisp day. Fly through an abandoned tunnel. Bring a paper bird to life. Wren knows her abilities are tinged with danger-knows how easy it is to lose control-but she can’t resist the intoxicating rush. And now that she has Gabriel by her side, someone who knows what she can do-what she has done-she finally feels free to be herself. But as Wren explores the possibilities of her simmering powers, Gabriel starts pushing her away. Telling her to be careful. Telling her to stop. The more he cautions her, the more determined Wren becomes to prove that she can handle things on her own. And by the time she realizes that Gabriel may be right, it could be too late to bring him back to her side.
The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox
This is the debut novel for Suzy — who is the editor of Cosmopolitan UK!
Pop quiz: What would you do if you had to solve your own murder to get anywhere in death? Maybe if I hadn’t slept through my alarm, slammed into Kristin-my high school’s reigning mean girl-or stepped in a puddle, destroying my mom’s new suede DVF boots (which I borrowed without asking), I wouldn’t have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and I wouldn’t have been pushed in front of that arriving train. But I did, and I was. When I came to, I was informed by a group of girls that I’m dead. And that because I died under mysterious circumstances, I can’t pass straight over to the Other Side. But at least I’m not alone. Meet the Dead Girls Detective Agency: Nancy, Lorna, and Tess-not to mention Edison, the really cute if slightly hostile dead boy. Apparently, the only way out of this limbo is to figure out who killed me, or I’ll have to spend eternity playing Nancy Drew. Considering I was fairly invisible in life, who could hate me enough to want me dead? And what if my murderer is someone I never would have suspected?
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
For fans of haunting ghost stories!
Every ghost has a story to tell . . . The last thing Tansy Piper wanted was to move to the middle of nowhere in Cedar Canyon, Texas. Once there, her life takes a chilling turn when she finds a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal in the cellar of her new home. The items belonged to Henry, a troubled teenager who lived in the house and died decades earlier. And Tansy, an amateur photographer, soon discovers that through the crystal and her photographs, she can become part of Henry’s surreal black-and-white world. But the more time Tansy spends in the past, the more her present world fades away. Can she escape Henry’s dangerous reality before losing touch with her own life forever?