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Most Anticipated Reads of 2015-2016

Most Anticipated Reads of 2015-2016

With very year comes more than 300,000 new books. Here are a list of my most anticipated for the 2015/2016 school year!! (They may be all YA. . .)

 

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

Release date: May 12, 2015

The setting is India in the year 2054, and women are extremely valuable. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder, a series of tests have been put in place for every boy to have a chance to win a wife. Our two main characters, Sudasa and Contestant Five, have other plans that exclude matrimony. Sudasa's family wants their daughter to pick a good husband that will make her comfortable. Five’s parents want him to escape by failing the tests. This unique novel highlights the pain and struggle for hope from both characters.

 

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Release date: September 1, 2015

Eighteen year old Kate Thompson must take action after her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine. Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and sets out for the plains to seek answers and justice. Among the heat and dust, Kate finds untrustworthy strangers, and a surprising band of allies, including a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers. As Kate gets closer to the dirty secrets of her family, the truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold.

 

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Release date: September 22, 2015

In the early 1800s in Geneva, there are men built with clockwork parts, they live hidden away from society, cared for by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits. His brother Oliver is dead. His sweetheart Mary is gone. His chance to break out of Geneva is lost. In the midst of heartbreak and despair, Alasdair brings back Oliver from the dead. But when Oliver turns out more monster than man, the city intensifies its search for the real life doctor and monster of the Frankenstein story.

 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Release date: September 29, 2015

Criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker, knows better than anyone else that Katterdam is a hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price. And when Kaz is offered a chance at fatal heist that could make beyond rich he gathers a team of outcasts together. A convict thirsty for revenge, a sharpshooter who never walks away from a wager, a runaway with a privileged past, a spy known as Wraith, and a thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts and one impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing standing between the world and destruction, if they first don’t kill each other.

 

A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Release Date: October 6, 2015

Pregnant, no voice, and driven mad by family secrets are what land Grace Mae in a Boston asylum. When Grace’s voice comes back with a burst of violence she is locked into the dark cellars of the asylum. In this dark cellar, a doctor who dabbles in the new field of criminal psychology, discovers Grace’s mind. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace becomes an assistant at crime scenes. Gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor in the path of a killer who stalks young women. Grace continues to catch the killer while dealing with the madness raging inside her. In this historical thriller the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil, that we all have in us, is explored.

 

Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

Release date: October 6, 2015

Every single year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins’s grandmother gives her a card that always contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness. But Ashley Perkins is comfortable in her skin, and no amount of arguing will convince her grandmother that “fat” is not a bad word-that Ashley is happy with her life, and with her body, as it is. But Ashley rethinks when her when her grandmother offers her the one thing she’s always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University. As Ashley juggles the choice given to her, she feels pressured by her friends, family, and even administrators at school. But what is Ashley to do when the reflection in the mirror is bothering everyone but her? This story is one that needs to be heard by many girls of all ages and sizes;any girls who have been told that they are never perfect enough.

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

Release date:October 20, 2015

Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British crown. During World War I, seventeen year old Sam follows in her family’s footsteps and serves from the home front as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization, MI5. After her father disappears on a mission, Sam still continues the MI5’s studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to keep her father proud. Sam is torn when she is asked to join a famous women’s spy group, La Dame Blanche, how can she abandon her mother who has already lost a husband to war? Sam accepts and her first mission is to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known as Velvet. Sam goes deep undercover in the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, where she must navigate the labyrinth of and its many secretive residents. To make matters, Sam falls head over heels for a German guard. Can Samantha complete her mission. . . before it's too late for both of them?

 

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release date:October 20, 2015

The year is 2575, and two rival mega corporations are at war over a planet that’s a little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody decides to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra-who just broke up in the morning-have to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in pursuit. But their problems are just beginning. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, might be the enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data, the only person who can help her is the only person she really doesn’t want to be talking to right now. Told through a dossier of hacked documents-emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more, Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy.

 

Da Vinci's Tiger by L.M. Elliot

Release date:November 10, 2015

Young , gorgeous, and witty, Ginevra de Benci wants to become part of the artistic Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, Ginevra is trapped in an arranged marriage. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings and she wants so badly to share her work and meet painters and sculptors mentored by Lorenzo de Medici, and she wants to find love. When the Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers-a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. When Bernardo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse, Bambo commissions a portrait by a young Leonardo DaVinci. Posing for the brilliant painter sparks an intimate connection between them-one Ginevra can only begin to understand. In the end, she and Leonardo become caught up in dangerous and deadly battle between powerful families.

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Release date: November 10, 2015

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches cut off residents from self-sustaining. All the people of the village are at the mercy of a zip line that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, the food from the zipline becomes less, and Fei’s whole world is plunged into crisis. But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon. In this breathtaking fantasy chinese folklore is mixed into this story, making it a rich and unique story.

 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Release date: January 5, 2015

In one tragic night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Pushed  into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous identity, Etta is only certain of one thing: that she is very very far from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, away from the Ironwoods-a powerful family in the colonies-and a servitude he’s known at their hands. But the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the pull of his past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them-whether she wants to or not.

 

All descriptions of the book are sourced from Goodreads.com

 

 

 

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