Will she make it to the end of the year by, um, the end of the year? Your guess is as good as mine. While I realize it's somewhat ridiculous that I persist in trying to compile these lists, I shall persevere, because I find the posts HUGELY helpful. So, please bear with me.
Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 1, by Sarah Zettel:
It’s a great read, full stop. It’s not ultra deep by any means, but it’s thrilling, thoughtful, imaginative and fun. The basic premise is a familiar one—girl discovers that she’s half-fairy and also the main player in a major prophecy—but it still feels fresh. A good part of that is due to Callie’s engaging, honest voice. She also uses enough idiom and slang to create a ’30s flavor, but never so much that she feels over-the-top or forced.*
False Covenant (A Widdershins Adventure), by Ari Marmell
A Midsummer Tights Dream (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey), by Louise Rennison
One Moment, by Kristina McBride
Secret Letters, by Leah Scheier
Smart Girls Get What They Want, by Sarah Strohmeyer
A Want So Wicked, by Suzanne Young
Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
Blackwatch (The Secrets of Wintercraft), by Jenna Burtenshaw
New paperbacks (that I've read):
Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey), by Louise Rennison:
But, I'm sure that all anyone really wants to know is how it measures up to the Georgia Nicholson books. Well, even though Tallulah is less of a caricature than Georgia, Georgia still has my heart. But Withering Tights was still wicked fun and it made me laugh out loud and there's no way that I won't read the sequel whenever it appears.
Forbidden, by Tabitha Suzuma:
Co-worker: What’s your book about?
Me: Um. Among other things, consensual incest.
At this point, all other conversation died out and everyone turned to stare at me.
Co-worker: Don’t you just read books for teenagers?
Me: Mostly. And it’s a YA book, yeah.
And then I panicked and gave the whole room finger-guns.