Also Known As (AKA), by Robin Benway:
It’s smart, laugh-out-loud funny, hugely entertaining, it passes the Bechdel Test, and I can’t wait to see what Maggie & Co. get up to next. Highly recommended to fans of Ally Carter.
Dualed, by Elsie Chapman:
A walled city with limited resources needs to populate itself with strong soldiers. Okay... so the Powers That Be decide to use said limited resources on genetic engineering to create said strong soldiers...and then kill half of them? Why not just, I dunno, train them? Or create half as many, and train THEM to be BETTER soldiers? Speaking from an entirely pragmatic place—questions of morality aside—raising clones in order to make them fight to the death just seems like A HUGE WASTE.
The Madness Underneath: Book 2 (The Shades of London), by Maureen Johnson:
More than anything else—which is saying quite a lot, given that I love the setting and the premise and the characters and the smoochies and the laugh-out-loud bits and the mystery elements and on and and on—I enjoy Rory's voice. She's an American, but she sounds like an American who's been living in England for a while. Not like Madonna (contrived, pretentious, SO ANNOYING), and not like that Anglophile friend of yours from college who came back from a year abroad slinging 'oi's around willy-nilly (I am convinced that everyone has a friend who did that), but like someone who has picked up some of the rhythm of British English purely by being around it 24/7.
Me, Him, Them, and It, by Caela Carter
The Murder Notebooks: Killing Rachel, by Anne Cassidy
Pulse, by Patrick Carman
What We Become, by Jesse Karp
Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
Fragments (Partials), by Dan Wells
The Ivy: Scandal, by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur
New paperbacks (that I've read):
Gil Marsh, by A.C.E. Bauer:
I was really hoping to enjoy this one, and I'm still not sure if my lack of enjoyment is on me, or on the book. Actually, I think it's more on me. Meaning that I feel that the book is very much what the author was shooting for, just not a great fit for me. While I did like the details about the cultural differences between the US and the French-speaking parts of Canada, and I enjoyed the post-Enko sections in which Gil interacts with other people—especially the Adèle arc—Gil, himself, left me cold.