Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend, by Katie Finn
Girl in Reverse, by Barbara Stuber
The A-Word: A Sweet Dead Life Novel, by Joy Preble
We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart
Subway Love, by Nora Raleigh Baskin
The Sound, by Sarah Alderson
Signed, Skye Harper, by Carol Lynch Williams
Second Star, by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Searching for Sky, by Jillian Cantor
Rebel (Reboot), by Amy Tintera
Raging Star (Dust Lands), by Moira Young
Of Neptune (Syrena Legacy), by Anna Banks
Nantucket Red (Nantucket Blue), by Leila Howland
MILA 2.0: Renegade, by Debra Driza
The Lovely and the Lost (The Dispossessed), by Page Morgan
Life by Committee, by Corey Ann Haydu
Free to Fall, by Lauren Miller
Caged Warrior, by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Bloodwitch (The Maeve'ra), by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Everything Leads to You, by Nina LaCour
New paperbacks (that I've read):
Pretenders, by Lisi Harrison: For some reason, when I picked this one up I thought it was a new Sara Shepard book. (Despite Lisi Harrison's name on the cover, yes. I'm going to go ahead and blame all of this past year's brainmelt on my new job. Though, as you may have noticed, I've gotten back into the swing of posting regularly, so it looks like the brainmelt is receding, which, YAY. Anyway.)
So, The Pretenders. If I'm remembering correctly, there are five narrators, and they're all up for some sort of award, and there is cheating and dramz and romance and so on. Stronger than Harrison's Clique books, and a bit more mature, and while it clearly wasn't all that memorable, I do remember it being a fun, popcorn-y read.
The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed), by Page Morgan:
Page Morgan’s The Beautiful and the Cursed marks the first time I've seen a gargoyle as a romantic lead, and the fact that the heroine is almost more drawn to Luc Rousseau’s gargoyle side than to his human side gives it a nicely gothic flavor. There are some steamy scenes that are quite effective, the sense of time is interesting—a scene that focuses on one character is often followed up with one about another character during the same period of time—and...wow. I’ve run out of nice things to say.
Deviant, by Helen FitzGerald:
Despite the book’s disappointing spiral into inanity in the third act, the introduction of a totally extraneous love triangle (and when I say "extraneous," I’m referring to BOTH romances), AND the fact that it ends on a deflating TUNE IN NEXT TIME TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS note, I enjoyed my time with the heroine so much that I’ll very probably pick up Book Two.
Personal Effects, by E.M. Kokie:
It's a story that could have gone in any number of unimpressive directions—trite, preachy, insipid, black/white—but doesn't. Kokie doesn't shy away from Matt's less-than-politically-correct and sometimes less-than-empathetic feelings—and even when he's exhibiting them, he's still a sympathetic character because of all of the pain and confusion and anger he's feeling—and she always, always stays true to her character.