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Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Sunday Salon and 3 Of the Most Anticipated Time Traveling YA Books of 2016

Welcome to The Sunday Salon, where bloggers from all over the world talk about all things bookish is a virtual library! And The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, in which more bloggers share their bookish news!! Sunday is the day of the week we sit back, relax and talk books! Here in Connecticut, we are still recovering from 5 inches of unexpected snow from friday, and it isn't as unusually warm as it has been lately, so staying inside and reading seems a great idea! I just finished Lisa Gardner's Find Her, and loved it!(Here's a link to my review) and though I have a few books in the wings to start (My reading group selection this month is Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger) and one library book to finish (Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas) I am always on the lookout for fresh reading. There has been a lot of buzz about some great YA books to come out the last month (and one coming out next week) that I thought I would share with you. These books piqued my interest, not only because the plots sound interesting, but because they all involve time traveling, and I just LOVE time travel books! The Time Travelers Wife and Outlander are two of my favorites.

Let's Look at 3 of the most anticipated Time Traveling YA books...
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry... Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

I've heard so many great things said about this debut from Emily Henry that it is definitely on my TBR list! This came out January 26, 2016 from Razorbill an imprint from Penguin.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken  ...Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn't even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time. 

Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies--the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have ensnared her in their web. 

Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light--threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home... forever.

Yes! This sounds fabulous, doesn't it! A true adventure and a bit of romance thrown in. On my TBR list too! This came out January 5, 2016 from Disney Hyperion.

The Girl From Everywhere Heidi Heilig... Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix's existence rather dangerously in question...

Nix has grown used to her father's obsession, but only because she's convinced it can't work. But then a map falls into her father's lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it's that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

Another fun looking time travel adventure! This is coming out February 26, 2016 from Greenwillow Books an imprint of HarperCollins.
What do you think about time travel in books?! Time travel can be confusing, and I have heard readers not liking The Time Travelers Wife because they were pretty confused at the start of that book.  But if handled well, I think time travel can be so much fun!

Weekly Update... Here's what went on last week on the blog:

Monday, Feb. 1st...
Memoir Monday with Concussion by Jeannie Marie Laskas and Mailbox Monday featuring the two great eGalleys in my mail.

Friday, Feb. 5th... 
First Lines Friday with The 6:41 to Paris by Jean-Philippe Blondel and My Review of American Housewife by Helen Ellis

Saturday, Feb. 6th...  My Review of Find Her by Lisa Gardner (BTW, I gave it 5 stars!)
Next week I'll be finishing up Concussion by Jeannie Marie Laskas (hopefully) and start The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee. There are two more YA books on my nightstand that are trying to lure me their way, but they are going to have to wait... (maybe!)

                                               Pax by Sara Pennypacker           Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Hope you found something interesting to read here today! And please, share what you're reading this week and what good books you've found! 

Happy Reading... Suzanne

*P.S. Don't forget next Sunday is VALENTINE'S DAY! We'll have something sexy for The Sunday Salon!


Joy Weese Moll said...

I get a kick out of time travel books, too. Last year I read Connie Willis' Oxford Time Travel series. Her time travelers are historians -- it was always so helpful to have a companion who knows the history!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Made You Up is on my TBR pile, too. A student just checked it out on Friday, so it will have to wait for a good reason.
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Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Molly,
Thanks for sharing Connie Willis and the Oxford Time Travel series! I had never heard of her before and I just did a Google search and her books look so interesting!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Anne,
Yes, I read the first chapter of Made You Up and really liked the writing. And I thought the premise was great, so I went ahead and bought it. I love the cover too! I'll look forward to seeing what you think when you get a chance to read it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great haul! Enjoy....and I am eager to get a copy of Find Her. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Suzanne Yester said...

Yes, Laurel, You will enjoy Find Her! Especially being familiar with the lead detective!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

As you know, I got Find Her this week...and can't wait to read it! Why should I, right?

Your other books look tempting, too, like The Love that Split the World.

Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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