Here are several new books that I am excited to read:
A Study In Charlotte
Goodreads: The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
I really want to get into the Arthur Conan Doyle books, and this is a great way to introduce YA lovers into the world of Sherlock. This is in Watson’s perspective, which I’m sure Doyle writes his books in Watson’s point of view as well. I grabbed this book of the shelf of Barnes & Noble as soon as I saw it and I just want to stare at it first, for at least a week, then I’ll decide when to read it… soon I hope.
The Forbidden Wish
Goodreads: She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world…
When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.
But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?
As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.
I got this the first day it came out, actually it wasn’t on the shelf yet and I had to ask someone to grab it from the back room. I am slow with my books, I’m reading other novels and have some more lined up before I can get to this but I will read this soon.
It is from Zahra’s perspective (I love a good 1st person book) and this book takes me back to my Disney days as a little girl, so I’m super excited to get to this. (Boy, do I have a lot of catching up to do.)
Goodreads: A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.
Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.
After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.
But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.
As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…
It actually took me awhile until I could get this one off the shelf, it’s not a cheap book I’ll tell you that. I haven’t looked into this as much, knowing me I’ll read the ending, but it’s from the perspective of Stella. I love Becca Fitzpatrick’s books and I can’t wait to dig into this story.
The Infinite Moment of Us
Goodreads: For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.
And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them…
Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.
This is in third person, but I saw someone in class reading this and I just couldn’t resist. So I’m up to reading a good third person book in order to be able to read a juicy book such as this.
That’s all for now, these books are all in my little TBR box at home just waiting to be finished. If you liked this then hit that Like button or that Follow button too. I’ll be sure to check in with you guys later, but until then I’ll be off. Byeeee! 🙂