I have an addiction. It’s true. I spend my time searching for new released young adult romance books to add to my goodreads to-read shelf. I’ve added so many books that most of the time some end up at the bottom not being read at all. That is why, I want to begin sharing two or three YA books released that month (or recently).
Out of all the new released young adult books that you can check out here, I have picked these two:
Author: Steve Brezenoff
This is a story of two people who do not belong in each other’s lives, who find each other at a time when they desperately need someone who doesn’t belong in their lives. A story of those moments when we act like people we aren’t in order to figure out who we are. A story of the roles we all play-at school, at home, with our friends, and without our friends-and the one person who might show us what lies underneath it all.
I’ve read through comments/reviews in Goodreads, a thing everybody should do to know what you’re getting yourself into, and people have mixed feelings about it. Some people love it and some people are ok with it. There is also the fact that role-playing plays a huge role on the book, and to be actually honest I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Author: Erin McCahan
Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue — the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn’t always like, and the best friend who hasn’t said a word — at least not in a language Josie understands.
Most comments and reviews have enjoyed this book, and I’m quite sure I will too. There was a recommendation that if you are a fan of John Green’s and Rainbow Rowell’s books, this one will be perfect for you. I honestly think that puts high expectations that may not be met, but hopefully Love and Other Foreign Words is able to bring refreshing characters and plot development, without forgetting the quirky and funny remarks, obviously!
As you can see from the above, book covers are a huge deal for me. This is what catches my eyes, and then I proceed to read the community reviews on Goodreads. What are your to-read YA books for July?