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November Reads for the Road

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If you're looking for something for your own reading pleasure, consider these YA Highway recommendations:

Kristin H. recommends FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters: If you love the slow, careful burn of a romantic, atmospheric Gothic, with a cast of strange, affected characters, this book's for you. The ending goes off the rails just a touch, but the final chapter puts a satisfying bow on this story about two young women doing their best to manipulate crimes in their own favor.

She also read and loved SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo: The Grisha series just keeps getting better and better with this second installation. Bardugo's world is as lush as ever, and watching Alina's power grow is satisfying. The best part, though, may be the gray morality of The Darkling. A complex villain is always appreciated.

Kate read GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero -- Great voice and an authentic setting. Loved that it was honest and full of hope without becoming saccharine.

What are the recent reads you'd recommend we all need to get our hands on?

Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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Item Reviewed: November Reads for the Road Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kristin Halbrook