February 2019 New Release Roundup
Just in case you missed these February releases….
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Just as her award winning debut novel, The Hate U Give, hits the big screens, Angie Thomas’ second novel has arrived. It is “the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.”
Highway Bodies by Alison Evans
A unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other. #LoveOzYa speculative fiction at it’s finest!
What I like About Me by Jenna Guillaume
#LoveOzYA with humour, romance and a body positive message? Give me that book! Now!
Making Friends With Alice Dyson by Poppy Nwosu
Sharp witted contemporary #LoveOzYa about first love, the power of friendship and seeing past the stereotype. Stuff to warm your heart!
To Night Owl, From Dogfish by Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
From two brilliant authors comes a book written as a series of letters between step sisters that has been described as Parent Trap with gay parents. Sounds like fun to me!
Misrule by Jodi McAlister
The third thrilling book in Jodi McAlister’s page-turning Valentine series. Strange things happen sometimes when your boyfriend is a magical fairy prince- like he gets kidnapped by his older brother and whisked away to fulfil his destiny in their magical fairy kingdom. And so begins the paranormal, action, adventure story with fairies that is definitely NOT a fairy tale.
Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson, Ellen Hagan
Just in time for International Women’s Day comes a tale of friendship and feminism. Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends and they’re sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. The result is an affirming book about claiming and discovering your power with joy.