Published: October 11, 2016 by Razorbill
Summary from Goodreads:
Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.
Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.
What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.
While I don't love Thirteen Reasons Why as much as a lot of people, I still really enjoyed it and I think Jay Asher is an excellent writer. Plus, CHRISTMAS. <3333
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Published: June 6, 2017 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Summary from Goodreads:
As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.
Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants.
Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.
MY QUEEN SARAH FUCKING DESSEN. Hot diggity damn. I kid you not, I cried when this book was announced because I was (and still am) so excited. And I feel like Dessen's books keep getting better and better and this deals with the world of wedding planning which is really cool and DEAR LORD SOMEONE SAVE MY HEART. How am I going to wait until June?
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Published: July 18, 2017 by Simon Pulse
Summary from Goodreads;
Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.Save the future.
In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.
Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1901 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.
But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.
I was thoroughly THOROUGHLY impressed with Maxwell's Unhooked, which released in the beginning of 2016 and now I can't wait to read anything else she writes. Plus, I love anything set in New York. Plus, this just sounds really interesting.
I am very much superdy duperdy excited for these three titles. Do these sound like books you'd want to read?