Welcome to the first installment of Summary Sunday.  We give you all that’s worth reading in the YA world on the 4th Sunday of every month, so let’s get started following the jump with the good, bad and ugly we found this January 2015!

Favorite Blog Posts:

  • Start your year of reading by having Bad Books, Good Times read Left Behind so you don’t have to
  • Read at Midnight has those Six of Crows Iphone backgrounds you’ve been searching for
  • We found this lovely article espousing that no subject should be taboo in YA
  • Emma Watson has a book club
  • A list of books to read before the movies release in 2016
  • Forever Young Adult asks all the questions you were thinking about the new Allegiant trailer
  • A Court of Mist and Fury has a cover and the reviews are mixed

Excerpts from upcoming books:

With so many great books coming up in 2016, it may be difficult to weed through book descriptions to find your next great read.  So consider this the dressing room of potential reads.

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Instructions for the first 2 chapters of The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (we already speculated on this cover a while back)

A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab (If you haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic, you should)

The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (OK, it’s literally 4 sentences and if you haven’t read The Wrath and the Dawn, hurry up!)

Heartless-cover

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (We are huge fans of Cinder, so we decided to include Meyer’s foray into adult fantasy writing)

The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (Original covers reinstated because publishers listen to their readers)

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

A sneak peak at Winky Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke below (Added bonus, content for The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry included at this link):

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Where Futures End by Parker Preevyhouse

Where Futures End by Parker Preevyhouse

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

The Distance from A to Z

A special scene for those that read The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt

Riders by Veronica Rossi

The first 5 chapters of Riders by Veronica Rossi

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

The amazing first 2 chapters of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

As an added bonus, we’re giving away an awesome Penguin Teen book box set over on Twitter and if you follow the blog.  Multiple ways to win through 1/31/16, check out more information here or on our pinned tweet:

Until February,

Carmen

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