Book Review: Buzz Books YA Spring/Summer 2019

BUZZ BOOKS are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors and titles that I might not have found otherwise!

Title:  Buzz Books YA Spring/Summer 2019

Author:  Publishers Lunch
Release Date:  January 16, 2019
Publisher:  Publishers Lunch
Source:  NetGalley

Our tenth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. (Goodreads
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My Review:

BUZZ BOOKS are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors and titles that I might not have found otherwise! Here are a few standouts from this collection:

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy


James Patterson presents an action-packed, inclusive fantasy adventure – a bold original retelling of the Arthurian legend where King Arthur is reincarnated as a teenage girl.

Ari Helix has been chased her entire life. An illegal immigrant in territory controlled by the evil Mercer Corporation, Ari has always had to hide who she is. Until she crash lands on Old Earth, pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, and becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur.

ONCE AND FUTURE is a fun twist on the old King Arthur legend! Having a teenage girl become the reincarnation of Arthur, especially since she’s on the run as an illegal immigrant, grabbed my attention from the very first page! I really liked Ari and her adopted brother. Looking forward to reading this one when it’s released!

Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

In this hilarious follow-up novel to the New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone But You, long distance best friends Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they’re still over a thousand miles apart). 

Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, but always relatable conversations, Ava and Gen are each other’s support systems through internships, relationship troubles, questionable roommates, undercover reporting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to take in a feral cat. 

Please Send Help perfectly captures the voice of young adults looking to find their place in the world and how no matter how desperate things seem, you always have your best friend to tell it like it is and pick you back up.

While I haven’t read I Hate Everyone But You, really enjoyed this excerpt. I have a weakness for books using text messages, emails, and letters so pretty sure I’ll like PLEASE SEND HELP!

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith


Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. 

To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. 

But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?

Another great excerpt that pulled me into the story right away! Aurelia seems like a great character and I’m looking forward to learning more about her.

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