This is kind of a take on In My Mailbox (created by Kristi at The Story Siren) except with library books! My library is amazing. I can generally request the newest YA books at least a month in advance so, when the book is released, it's waiting for me at the library. These are the books that were waiting for me today:
XVI by Julia Karr
I've been looking forward to this book for months. I love dystopia and, based on the description, it sounds like it really takes advantage of the boundary-pushing possibilities that dystopia offers. Very much looking forward to this one (although I still don't know how to say the title--"Sixteen" or "XVI"?)
Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
I absolutely adored The Chosen One, Carol Lynch Williams' novel about a girl growing up in a fundamentalist Mormon compound (seriously, go check that one out stat), so I have high hopes for this one.
Chime by Franny Billingsly
I don't really know what to expect from this one but, based on the description, it sounds really original: a tale of witchcraft set in early 20th century England, a suitor who is addicted to arsenic, and the exploration of guilt.
Lady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa Klein
In March, I'm on a quest to read Shakespeare for the first time. I've already read Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet--Macbeth is next. Lisa Klein writes retellings of Shakespeare plays (I'm reading Ophelia now, which tells the story of Hamlet from Ophelia's perspective). I love fairy tale retellings so it stands to reason I'll love Klein's Shakespeare retellings!
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
A long time ago I read A Great and Terrible Beauty and felt a little meh about it, but Libba Bray's last novel, Going Bovine, completely rocked my socks. I'm really looking forward to her next novel, Beauty Queens, and I figured that, while I'm waiting for that one, I'll give her Gemma Doyle trilogy another shot.
The False Princess by Ellis O'Neal
I love a good princess book, but what I love even more is a book that turns a classical idea on its head. This book, which has been very well reviewed across the interwebs, is about a princess who learns she's just the stand-in for the real princess, and gets kicked out onto the streets. Very excited to check this one out!