So, this week I went out with my friend for the first time this year, and needless to say I was very excited to walk into a Waterstones. Then later in the week, I popped into The Works to see what was available. Here’s what I picked up!
Heartstopper: Volume 4 | Alice Oseman
Goodreads Rating: 4.73
Genre: Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, LGBT, Romance, Contemporary. Young Adult
Summary: Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Charlie’s beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you.
Nick’s been feeling the same, but he’s got a lot on his mind – not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder.
As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
Goodreads Rating: 3.54
Genre: Horror, Young Adult, LGBT, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Summary: It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
Witches Steeped In Gold | Ciannon Smart
Goodreads Rating: 3.70
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Witches, Fiction, Magic
Summary: Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom – and vengeance.
Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power.
Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual threat. But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain – except the lengths they will go to win this game.
The Yearbook | Holly Bourne
Goodreads Rating: 4.46
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary. Fiction, Romance
Summary: Working on the school newspaper, Paige is used to dealing with fake stories. How popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie).
Now Grace and friends have picked their “best” high-school moments for Paige to put in the all-important Yearbook. And they’re not just fake. They’re poison.
But Paige has had enough of all the lies in her life. And with the help of Elijah – the only boy who could ever understand her – she’s going to reveal the truth.
5 Book Collection: E. Lockhart
Goodreads Rating: 3.84 (We Were Liars)
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Fiction, Romance
Summary: Get ready to delve into five fantastic novels by E. Lockhart in this great-value book collection! Including We Were Liars, Dramarama and The The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, Fly on the Wall and Genuine Fraud.
Both thought provoking and challenging with terrific writing and irresistibly strong female lead characters, this collection is perfect for fans of YA fiction.
Make It Happen: Manifest the Life of your Dreams | Jordanna Levin
Goodreads Rating: 4.04
Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Spirituality
Summary: Everyone can manifest. We’re all doing it-every second of every day-without even realising it.
For years, journalist and podcaster Jordanna Levin thought that she was psychic. She would worry about things and they would come true. But she wouldn’t just worry; she would feel them, take subconscious action towards them and believe with every cell of her being that they would happen-and most of the time, they did. A broken foot, a cancelled flight, a tragic love story… the list went on. She soon realised that she wasn’t just predicting the future, she was manifesting it. Until one day she changed the game. If she could manifest mishaps and disasters, why not the things she actually wanted?