Finding Audrey, Sophie Kinsella. The first young adult novel from this very popular author of the Shopaholic series. “Meet Audrey: an ordinary teenage girl with not so ordinary problems. Aside from her completely crazy and chaotic family, she suffers from an anxiety disorder which makes talking to her brother’s hot new best friend a bit of a challenge [Editor: yep, we’ve been there too Audrey]. But Audrey has a plan to help her face her fears and take on the world again. First stop: Starbucks.” (supplier’s website).
What Waits in the Woods, Kieran Scott. “It’s a beautiful, sunny day. Callie Velasquez holds hands with her boyfriend Jeremy as they follow Callie’s new BFFs Penelope and Lissa up the trail. The four friends are embarking on a camping trip – a trip that immediately goes awry. They lose their way on the trail, and encounter a charismatic stranger with questionable motives. And when Callie stumbles upon a dead body, it becomes clear that the danger that lies in the woods is deadlier than she could have ever imagined. Tensions mount and friendships are tested as these teenagers try to survive the most sinister of circumstances.” (goodreads.com)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness (August/September). Exciting! We like Patrick Ness. “What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions…” (goodreads.com)
Plus, we are pleased to see that the last book in The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater now has a title – The Raven King – and will be published at the very end of September. We will order it soon!