8 YA and Middle Grade Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down This Winter
Confession: We’re all obsessed with young adult books and will remain so until we’re in the S.O. (So Old) age category. This year is shaping up to be one of the most spectacular for literary junkies yet, especially for this beloved genre. Here are the YA and middle grade you need to load your shelves with this reading season.
4. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken ($18): Have you ever wondered how imperial Russia would handle same-sex relationships? Etta Spencer has the chance to find out. She’s a time traveler on a mission that could destroy her. From colonial Nassau to Vatican catacombs, this unputdownable literary thrill ride takes the readers back in time. (Don’t worry; 2016 isn’t on the itinerary!)
5. Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners ($8): Babysitter extraordinaire Gabby Duran is offered an unearthly job by a special agent, one that may be even over her head: babysitting alien children. What could possibly go wrong? You guessed it: everything! This page-turner is a hysterical adventure on every page, and we guarantee you won’t put it down for even a minute.
7. The Spy With No Name by Jeff Maysh ($3 for Kindle edition): If you’re a fan of historical fiction, you’ll absolutely sink heart and soul into this breathtaking true-life spy thriller. Dripping with a spy-centric plot, betrayal and landmark acts of espionage, this legendary story of Cold War secret agent Erwin van Haarlem and the heart he broke is one you’ll never forget.