“Magic” was not an answer; it was an excuse to avoid looking for one.
Possible Pairings: Chime by Franny Billingsley, The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, Steeplejack by A. J. Hartley, Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel, A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood, The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller, The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
*An advance copy of this title was provided for review by the publisher at BEA 2016*
Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp, illustrated by Mike Cavallaro
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, artwork by Doug Holgate with Stephen Gilpin
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor
It’s Not Me It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roerhig
The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrmyple
Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
Journey Across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst
Freya by Matthew Laurence
The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer
Plutona by Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox, Jordie Bellaire
The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby
Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
Books On Deck:
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (March 28, Vine)
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman (April 18)
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty (May 9)
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith (May)
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo (May 30)
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (May 30)
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (June 6, Vine)
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (July)
Love is Both Particle and Wave by Paul Cody (Aug. 1)
In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (Aug. 29)
Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu (Sept.)
A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu (requested)
Graphic Novel care package from First:Second (finished copies, not requested): Friends with Boys, Decelerate Blue, American Born Chinese, Wires and Nerve, The Wrenchies
Various titles from AAP Book Buzz–I’m still deciding if I’m going to recap this. Stay tuned.
The Possible by Tara Altebrando (requested, Bloomsbury)
The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer (not requested, Abrams)
The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren (not requested, Abrams)
March 1: Obviously I am not going to read all of the books I have on deck before the month is out, nor do I have to. Mainly I’ve found it useful to see all the review books in one place that I have that I should read on a loose deadline and this post seemed like the obvious spot. So far it’s been helping me keep a little better on top of reading books nearish to release while still fitting in backlist and other titles I want to read.
March 6: I am torn between wanting to motor through ACOL and wanting it to last forever so I took time out to read some comics this weekend since I just got a stack from First Second.
March 16: Starting to see some actual concrete progress in reading down my owned books. Finally!