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YA Bookshelf: What's New?

What's new to the bookshelves in Young Adult? I'll be posting new releases in the YA genre - as well as a glimpse of what's to come!


SUMMER AND THE CITY: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date: April 26, 2011
ISBN13: 9780061728938
Page Count: 416 

"Summer and the City" is the highly anticipated second book in the Carrie Diaries series, a teen prequel to "Sex and the City" which follows a young Carrie Bradshaw.

Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream.

This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow"—as Samantha Jones dubs her— to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.

With her signature wit and sparkling humor, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.

See the TeenReads review for more details. I just ordered this one and will be reading this next - check back again, for my review.

Coming Soon: MOCKINGJAY, by Suzanne Collins


By Suzanne Collins


And here it comes...

With Suzanne Collins much anticipated release of her third and final installment in the Hunger Games trilogy, set to release this coming Tuesday, 8.24, it's not a shock to see she's holding on to the #1 and #2 spots on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Not since the masses have flooded books stores to buy one of the Twilight Saga novels - or any one in the fabulous Harry Potter series - have book stores ramped up for a midnight release.

But it's really no surprise.

Anyone who's read the first two books - THE HUNGER GAMES and  CATCHING FIRE - already understands the frenzy surrounding this series.

Collins has produced a story line that not only strikes a chord with the Young Adult market - but has managed to enthrall readers of all ages. Not to mention, her ability to continually harvest a fabulous tale that just gets better with every page turned.

I am much anticipating the release of the final book in this series - and will no doubt, be amongst the millions of readers of all ages, reading it into the wee hours of the next morning!

Happy reading to everyone - and as of right now - only 4 days, 13 hours, and 21 minutes, until MOCKINGJAY is released!