Review: The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams

Title: The Babysitters Coven
Series: The Babysitters Coven
Author: Kate Williams
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368

Content Warnings: bullying, home invasion

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Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil. 

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.

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Review: Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

Title: Color Me In
Author: Natasha Diaz
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages: 384

Content Warnings: underage drinking, racism, sexual assault, police brutality

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Debut YA author Natasha Diaz pulls from her personal experience to inform this powerful coming-of-age novel about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds.

Who is Nevaeh Levitz?

Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom’s family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time.

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Review: The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart by R. Zamora Linmark

Title: The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart
Author: R. Zamora Linmark
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages: 352

Content Warnings: homophobic language, use of the word retarded

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Readers of Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) and Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X) will pull out the tissues for this tender, quirky story of one seventeen-year-old boy’s journey through first love and first heartbreak, guided by his personal hero, Oscar Wilde.

Words have always been more than enough for Ken Z, but when he meets Ran at the mall food court, everything changes. Beautiful, mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken: first kiss, first love. But as quickly as he enters Ken’s life, Ran disappears, and Ken Z is left wondering: Why love at all, if this is where it leads?

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart by R. Zamora Linmark

Title: The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart
Author: R. Zamora Linmark
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages: 352

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Readers of Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) and Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X) will pull out the tissues for this tender, quirky story of one seventeen-year-old boy’s journey through first love and first heartbreak, guided by his personal hero, Oscar Wilde.

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Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Title: Wilder Girls
Author: Rory Power
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368

Content Warnings: graphic violence, body horror, gore, on page character death, parental death, animal death, self harm, food scarcity, starvation, emesis, chemical gassing, suicide and suicidal ideation, non-consensual medical treatment

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It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

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