mrs. winter's favorites
My list of all time favorite YA books!
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself? (from the Publisher)
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
Stitches: a memoir by David Small.
Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn.
The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers.
In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined.
With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home,The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic. (from the Publisher)
The Night Circus: A Novel by Erin Morgenstern.
The Innocent by Harlan Coben.
You never meant to kill him….
One night, Matt Hunter innocently tried to break up a fight—and ended up a killer. Now, nine years later, he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia’s phone to shatter Matt’s life a second time….
An electrifying thrill ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave.(from the Publisher)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Kirkus Reviews starred (July 15, 2007))