And we’re back with yet another YA TBR post. As always, I’m finding it hard to go through the books published without adding nearly every book available. A lot of brilliant novels were published this year and at this point I’m certain that I will never get to all of them. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try. And so, without further ado, here are the latest additions to my TBR.
The Falling Between Us by Ash Parsons is not the sort of book that I think I would ordinarily read, at least if it weren’t part of the YA readership. I’ve not really been super into mystery or thriller type books and I only really read them every once in a while when one sounds incredibly interesting and is part of YA. This one is about the toxicity behind fame and one young man’s response to it told through the eyes of his girlfriend back home after his career takes off and he has disappeared. And I just find myself thoroughly curious about his journey, to know what did actually happen to him and overall how the story will play out. So, while not a subject I would typically spend my time reading, something about this one has caught my attention.
I haven’t read the synopsis for Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff primarily because I have yet to read the other books in this series. This is yet another book that has found its way to my TBR on account of being a sequel to a book I have not yet read but really want to. I’ve been noticing this happening a lot with books lately, but it just seems that I don’t quite have the time to catch up on all the books I desperately want to read. One day, perhaps, but until then you’ll likely see quite a few sequels on here.
Joelle Charbonneau has been hit or miss for me with a lot of her books and truthfully I almost don’t want to read this particular book, Time Bomb. But, at the same time, the topic regarding a variety of different teens trapped inside a school as a result of a bomb threat (or was it a bombing?) is deeply intriguing to me. I almost feel like, at this point, it would be far more realistic to have this be a shooting, however the thought is still somewhat similar. And I’m curious to see how she handles the subject.
I am exceedingly curious to know what about Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles made it so that it never really was talked about on a similar level to The Hate U Give. The subject matter is somewhat similar and therefore leaves us with the same sort of conversation afterward, theoretically. I’m excited to read this one and, despite its current ratings, curious to see if I like it more. This is a topic that’s important to keep people aware of and I’m glad that it’s not simply one book, one perspective, that’s discussing it.
Frankly, Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman sounds like a disturbing novel. From the situation with the main character’s mother to the bodies down at the shore where young Marsden is attempting to make money in order to save herself and her little sister from the life of prostitution that her mother leads. There’s more to it that I feel just delves this story deeper into the dark depths and while these aren’t always my favorite stories, sometimes there are a few, such as this one, that truly shine. I have a feeling that I’m really going to enjoy reading this despite how dark it obviously is.
As always, happy reading!