Raffle Bundle: Young Adults
For YA readers, this bundle includes some of the most anticipated reads of the season, along with an Albert Einstein Everyday Saint Candle, wooden pin of Neil Gaiman, and a canvas pencil bag with the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quote "We Should All Be Feminists"
Soda and Fizzy Drinks is a great little book for anyone interested in the history behind refreshingly carbonated sweet beverages. From well-known drinks like Coca-Cola to locally beloved flavors, like tarragon in Russia and red bean flavor in Japan.
Soman Chainani, author of the popular School of Good and Evil series, has a new perspective on a series of classic fairy tales in Beasts and Beauty. From a vampire haunted sleeping prince to a South-Asain inspired "Hansel and Gretel" these stories are a breath of fresh air to old tales.
For fans of historical novels and Broadway musics alike, Mazie, by Melanie Chowder, is the story of the eponymous eighteen-year-old aspiring actress who jumps at the chance to leave her Nebraska home to spend six weeks auditioning in New York City. 1950's New York proves to be a challenge: auditions are brutal and her money is running out. Caught between two lives, Mazie must decide what matters most—and what is the cost of following her dreams.
These Violent Delights, the first in a planned duology from Chloe Gong, reimagines Romeo and Juliet in 1926 Shanghai, between two warring gangs. Juliette Cai, the heir of the Scarlet Gang, and her first-love-turned-rival, Roma Motagov, who is the leader of the White Flowers, must work together to solve a series of mysterious deaths,
Rainbow Rowell's Simon Snow trilogy was born from her bestselling book, Fangirl. Any Way the Wind Blows is the highly anticipated third book in the series in which Simon, Baz, Penelope, and Agatha return to England and the Watford School of Magicks.
Nature of Witches, by Rachael Griffin, is set in a world where witches imbued with the power of the seasons must work to combat climate change. Clara, the first witch with the power of all four seasons, must learn to use her strength, despite the death and destruction it has brought to those she loves.
For YA rom com fans, especially readers of Jenny Han, A Taste for Love, by Jennifer Yen, is a delicious story about first love, familiar expectations, and delicious baked goods. High school senior, Liza Yang and her mother share a love of baking, but clash when it comes to Mrs. Yang's traditional values. When Liza is roped into judging the annual junior competition at her mother's popular bakery, Mrs. Yang seizes the opportunity, choosing only young, eligible Asian-American men. The Great British Baking Show meets The Bachelorette in this fun read.
Total retail value: $163.84
With thanks to our publisher partners:
Toi Crockett (Simon and Schuster)
Jim Hankey (HarperCollins)
Suzi Hough (Imprint Group)
Steve Kent (Penguin Random House)
Gigi Reinheimer (MacMillan)