Saturday, 26 December 2015

Backlist Holiday Shopping

Recently, I've been forced to realize that I'm old. I mean, technically, I'm not. But as a blogger, this place has been up and running since 2008 and I've been here since 2009 - I'll have been posting for 7 years come February. And a lot of bloggers in the community these days have not been here that long and therefore may have missed some QUALITY older YA. As the holiday season winds down and we're all looking at gift cards and post-holiday sales, I thought I'd throw down some recs of pre-2012 releases. Links will go to my review if there is one, but otherwise, it'll go to Goodreads. (As a warning, I was 15-16 when most of these were written. They aren't particularly good and somethings I said are downright cringe worthy, but they get the job done.)

Retellings
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Jane by April Lindner
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Prada & Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

Contemp.
The Beautiful Between by Alyssa Sheinmel
Sea by Heidi Kling
Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Purity by Jackson Pearce
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Bass Ackwards and Belly Up by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain

Historical
Eva Ibbotson
The Musician's Daughter by Susane Dunlap
Anastasia's Secret by Susane Dunlap
The King's Rose by Alisa Libby
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
The Season by Sarah MacLean
The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry
Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliott 
Vixen by Jillian Larkin

Fantasy and Paranormal
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Keturah and the Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore 
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
Aurelia by Anna Osterlund

The In-Between Books (For the books that don't quite fit in one of the above categories)
XVI by Julia Karr
Fateful by Claudia Gray
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Heiber 

Requests
"All the fluff please!" -  Enthusiasm, Prada & Prejudice, anything by Elizabeth Eulberg, Between the Sea and Sky, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark SideAll-American Girl, The Season

Also, apparently I did a (very short) series called Books Without Buzz in 2012, so pretty much every book in those posts was published...before-2012. Contemporary and Books That Are Pretty Popular

Since just going through a bunch of links can be daunting, if there's anything in particular that you're looking for, feel free to ask here or on twitter! Besides this list, I also have Goodreads shelves for 2010 and 2011 releases, plus, there's hundreds of reviews on this blog from 2012 or earlier! We can help get you started in the right direction if need be.

--Julie

1 comment:

  1. This is a good list! I've been blogging since around 2009 as well, and it's sort of sad to see really great books be pushed under the rug with the tumult of new releases. But the new releases are so much fun!

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