August 2018 YA Picks

August YA PicksIt’s already August, which means all that free time to catch up on your reading is coming to an end. Don’t miss out on these new young adult releases before school is back in session.

ya1Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry – out 8/7
An atheist student at a Catholic school befriends a feminist who aspires to become a priest before joining a secret support group, Heretics Anonymous, where his new gay, Jewish, pagan and other outcast friends organize anti-discrimination protests.

ya2Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas – out 8/7
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns by day as the mysterious, wealthy Holly Vanderhees, but by night, she teams up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn under the guise of Catwoman to wreak havoc throughout Gotham City–and she just may be Batwing’s undoing as she tangles with him at night and her devilishly handsome neighbor, Luke Fox, by day.

ya3Google It: A History of Google by Anna Crowley Redding – out 8/14
An Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter chronicles the history of Google, from its origin as a thesis project made out of knock-off LEGOs to becoming one of the world’s most influential companies, sharing insights into its innovation and likely next steps.

ya4We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan – out 8/21
Rejected by every Ivy League and safety college she applies to, a top-scoring high achiever worries that her hard work and her mother’s sacrifices have been for nothing and grapples with an increasingly uncertain future while struggling to understand what went wrong.

ya5That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger – out 8/28
As the anniversary of the school shooting that killed eight people, including her best friend, approaches, Leeann is anxious and sad. She’s also angry—not just at the shooter, but at the people who turned Sarah into a martyr whose dying thought was of faith, and at herself for not clearing things up sooner. Searching for the truth, Leeann asks the other five students who were in the shooter’s range, to tell their stories, and their narratives are folded into the book.