Hey all, it’s Linz, baby it is getting *cold* outside. I’m ready to hibernate with my TBR stack and a bourbon cocktail. Here’s a selection of the many books from my current pile:

1. Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden: This doesn’t come out until Jan. 14, and thank you to ALA and Bloomsbury for the chance to read! “The story of an African-American girl becoming a woman on her own terms against the backdrop of widespread social change in the early 1900s America.” Diverse read set in historical D.C.? Sign me up. I actually got this book because some guy was trying to sell me on yet another white male protagonist on the European front in WWII and I kept saying, “yeah, I’m ok,” and finally had to say “look man, I’m not really interested white male authors at this point in my life.” And someone from Bloomsbury laughed and handed me this.

2. Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin: This actually doesn’t come out til Feb. 4, and thank you ALA and Wednesday Books/MacMillan for the chance to read! A modern high school-set retelling of MacBeth, where a bunch of golden boys mess with the wrong girl. I stupidly lent it to someone months ago and finally got it back.

3. Crier’s War by Nina Varela: This book looks bonkers. There’s royalty, love, secrets, and probably a war, but all set against the background of a human race that was overthrown by I *think* robots?

4. Bloom by Kevin Panetta: Unearthed this from my purchases at Nova Teen Book Fest earlier this year. (We were fostering a puppy at the time, I got nothing read that month.) LGBT coming of age graphic novel that looks like it will warm my grinchy heart.

5. Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather: Debut novella about nuns in space. I preordered the shit out of this.

6. Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan: The sequel to the very excellent Girls of Paper and Fire (reviewed by me) is finally out!

7. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman: I’m not looking forward to this sequel only because I suspect I may need to reread Scythe (book 1) and WHO HAS THE TIME?

8. I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi: Three teens trying to figure out their shit in the week before aliens potentially blow up the planet *toe wiggling ensues*

9. Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The sequel to the intrigue-packed Little White Lies (reviewed by me here) *more toe wiggling ensues*

10. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White: I haaaaaaaated the last Arthurian re-envisioning I read (Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller review here), but I was down with And I Darken, so I’m trusting White’s take on Camelot will be much better.

Is there something I need to shuffle higher up or into the queue? What have you got lined up for this winter?



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