Hello my little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I had an idea of making sure that I can just recommend more books in general on top of Wattpad books so I made a whole book recommendations category so here is the first post to start this new section of my blog off. I really hope you all enjoy it.
Anyways, why don’t we get into this post?
Just South of Home By Karen Strong:
Release Date: May 7th, 2019
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Contemporary
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
According to GoodReads, “Cousins Sarah and Janie unearth a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history in this witty middle grade debut novel that’s perfect for fans of Stella by Starlight, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, and As Brave as You.
Twelve-year old Sarah is finally in charge. At last, she can spend her summer months reading her favorite science books and bossing around her younger brother, Ellis, instead of being worked to the bone by their overly strict grandmother, Mrs. Greene. But when their cousin, Janie, arrives for a visit, Sarah’s plans are completely squashed.
Janie has a knack for getting into trouble and asks Sarah to take her to Creek Church: a landmark of their small town that she heard was haunted. It’s also off-limits. Janie’s sticky fingers lead Sarah, Ellis, and his best friend Jasper to uncover a deep-seated part of the town’s past. With a bit of luck, this foursome will heal the place they call home and the people within it they call family.
This debut middle-grade novel will be available from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in May 2019.”
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According to GoodReads, “Born and raised in the rural South, Karen spent most of her childhood wandering the woods, meadows, and gardens of her grandmother’s land. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she is an advocate of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). An avid lover of coffee, flowers, and sour candy, Karen lives in Atlanta. Her debut middle-grade novel, JUST SOUTH OF HOME, will be published in May 7, 2019 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.”
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Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse:
Release Date: April 23rd, 2019
Genre: Urban, Fantasy, Adult
Publisher: Saga Press
According to GoodReads, “It’s been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the best of things. Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways, she’s lost her only friend, Kai Arviso, and she’s somehow found herself responsible for a young girl with a strange clan power.
Then the Goodacre twins show up at Maggie’s door with the news that Kai and the youngest Goodacre, Caleb, have fallen in with a mysterious cult, led by a figure out of Navajo legend called the White Locust. The Goodacres are convinced that Kai’s a true believer, but Maggie suspects there’s more to Kai’s new faith than meets the eye. She vows to track down the White Locust, rescue Kai, and make things right between them both.
Her search leads her beyond the Walls of Dinétah and straight into the horrors of the Big Water world outside. With the aid of a motley collection of allies, Maggie must battle body harvesters, newborn casino gods, and, ultimately the White Locust himself. But the cult leader is nothing like she suspected, and Kai might not need rescuing after all. When the full scope of the White Locust’s plans are revealed, Maggie’s burgeoning trust in her friends, and herself, will be pushed to the breaking point, and not everyone will survive.”
Places to Pre-Order Rebecca’s Book
According to GoodReads, “Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula, Hugo, and Campbell Award-winning speculative fiction writer. Her debut novel TRAIL OF LIGHTNING is Book #1 in the SIXTH WORLD SERIES (Saga Press). Book #2 STORM OF LOCUSTS will follow in 2019. She also has a middle grade novel coming in the Autumn of 2019 from Rick Riordan Presents, titled RACE TO THE SUN. And in 2020, a Mesa Verde-inspired fantasy titled BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY (Saga Press). Her short fiction includes the award-winning WELCOME TO YOUR AUTHENTIC INDIAN EXPERIENCE(TM). She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pug.”
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The Record Keeper By Agnes Gomillion:
Release Date: Juneteenth, 2019 (Around June 19th, 2019 according to GoodReads)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Synopsis according to the Agnes Website, “After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law—in every way—or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race. Arika is a member of the race whose backbreaking labor provides food for the remnants of humanity but she is destined to become a member of the Kongo elite. After a grueling decade of training, she is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege far from the fields, but everything changes when a new student, Hosea, arrives spewing dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it? As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people’s misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live—or die—without fear. The Record Keeper is an epic adventure that takes place in Post-Apocolyptic Georgia. It is the first of a series of Afro-futuristic novels that trace and illuminate an African-American family from slavery to relative freedom in the American South.”
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According to Agnes’s website: ” I’m a speaker and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, where I live with my husband and son. Homegrown in the Sunshine State, I studied English Literature at the University of Florida before transitioning to Levin College of Law, where I earned both a Juris Doctorate and Legal Master degree. I’m a voracious reader of the African-American literary canon and a dedicated advocate for marginalized people everywhere.”
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Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Son Charaiporta
Release Date: May 21st, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
According to GoodReads, “Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She’s always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius—but she’s never had to prove herself to skeptical adult co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. And working in the same hospital as her mother certainly isn’t making things any easier.
But life gets complicated when Saira finds herself falling in love with a patient: a cute teen boy who’s been diagnosed with cancer. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve his chances, it could cost her everything.
It turns out “heartbreak” is the one thing she still doesn’t know how to treat.“
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According to GoodReads, “The author of the upcoming Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra is not a doctor — much to her pediatrician parents’ chagrin. They were really hoping she’d grow up to take over their practice one day. Instead, she became a writer, working first as a celebrity reporter at People (where she interviewed Neil Patrick Harris and asked him about his Doogie days) and (the dearly departed) TeenPeople magazines, and contributing to publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. These days, she spends a lot of time poking plot holes in her favorite teen TV shows, like Riverdale — for work of course. She’s the co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, and the co-author of the YA dance dramas Tiny Pretty Things series and the forthcoming Rumor Game. She’s also a proud We Need Diverse Books team member. Find her on the web at SonaCharaipotra.com, or on Twitter @sona_c.”
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That is the end of the first of many posts. I hope you all enjoyed it. I know it is a long one but I think it was definitely worth the read. Do you think I should do more posts like this? Did you know any of these authors before this post or any of these books?