October 21, 2017

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YA: Love Across Dimensions, Strong Female Protagonists, & Leigh Bardugo’s New “Language” | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

In this month’s Xpress, we have new titles from Leigh Bardugo and Stephanie Kate Strohm; a young Bermudian girl protests injustice; and Hawaiian teens Jaya and Rasa weave a compelling love story.

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5 Beach Reads for Teens: From Superhero Adventures to Thrilling Whodunits

Whether it’s a superhero adventure, a camp experience like no other, a whodunit, a coming-of-age tale, or a short but complete history of surfing, these five choices are just right for summer reading shelves.

Magic, Dastardly Villains, and Less-Than-Perfect Heroes: New YA Fantasy

Tempt fantasy fans with this spectacular sampling of recent genre titles that reflect this enticing smorgasbord of settings and subject matter, feature diverse casts, and treat an alluring array of coming-of-age themes.

Teens Review the Latest from Leigh Bardugo, Hannah Moskowitz, and More

From a new volume set in the Grisha universe to a gripping nonfiction title about Typhoid Mary, the titles reviewed by Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group offer spell-binding plots and action-packed pacing.

Conclusions to Bardugo’s, Cass’s, and Taylor’s Sagas and More | What’s Hot in YA

After teens have devoured the final volumes in the popular fantasy series by Leigh Bardugo, Kiera Cass, and Laini Taylor out this spring, offer the following hot picks in fiction, graphic novels, and nonfiction. Whether a fantasy die-hard or a fan of contemporary fiction with diverse characters, readers will find a smorgasbord of engrossing titles in these selections.

Pick of the Day: Shadow and Bone (Audio)

Fans of dark fantasy, adventure, suspense, and magic will enjoy Leigh Bardugo’s novel, Shadow and Bone. Narrator Amanda Dolan masterfully brings Alina’s world of magic and monsters to life. Be sure to read the starred review of the first audiobook in the author’s “Grisha Trilogy.”