Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis (April 11, 2017)
Sixteen-year-old Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren’t real—if they were, her kid sister wouldn’t be dead. When images of baby Jesus appears on a Babybel cheese wheel and religious signs begin turning up all over her hometown, Del convinces her best friend to prove miracles are fake. This novel is neither pro nor anti-religion, and will appeal to fans of contemporary YA novels that explore deep themes with an element of humor. The voice and characters are funny, strong, and full of heart. This is a book for anyone who loved Saved!
Website: www.jcdavis-author.com | Twitter:@JCDavisAuthor
Call Me Sunflower by Miriam S. Franklin (May 9, 2017)
Sunny Beringer hates her first name—Sunflower. And she hates that her mom has suddenly left behind her dad and uprooted their family from New Jersey to North Carolina, leaving her to live with a grandmother she barely knows, and missing her cat and friends. She creates “Sunny Beringer’s Totally Awesome Plan for Romance”—a list of sure-fire ways to make her mom and dad fall madly in love again. In the midst of it all, she discovers a photograph that changes everything.
Website: www.miriamfranklin.com | Twitter: @123miris
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole (May 2, 2017)
“An addictive, emotional, deeply original, and beautifully-written time-travel tale that simultaneously offers up an engrossing plot and complex, real relationships. Just incredible! Read it.” ―Martina Boone, award-winning author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy
Today, Kale is a high school dropout with no future. Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past. When his name is listed in a historical article as a casualty of war, Kale knows he must learn to control his time-traveling abilities in order to survive.
Website: www.gwenmcole.com| Twitter: @gwencole_
Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Randall Platt (May 9, 2017)
It’s 1939 in Poland and Arab knows that being Jewish and a girl can get a person killed. As the Nazi occupation overtakes Warsaw, she plans to survive the way she always has: disguise herself as a boy, king her street gang, and above all, refuse to get involved. Arab will need to use all the skills the streets have taught her—and avoid every enemy she’s made along the way. And then there’s her baby sister Ruthie—how will she survive the occupation? Trying to be a hero is a surefire way to die. Hard-hitting and unforgettable, The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die is a story about surviving, and finding hope when the world is at its darkest.
Will you be picking any of these up? Which one caught your eye? What was the last great book you read? Inquiring minds want to know! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Until next time...