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Fangirl in the Know: Favorite Authors, New Series

It’s that time again! Let’s fangirl about new 2015 young adult books from our favorite authors!

Fangirl the the Know: Favorite Authors, New Series

fangirls in the know read breathe relax featureFangirl in the Know is a new Read.Breathe.Relax. original feature that will help readers stay updated on what their favorite authors are up to next (i.e. after they finish the series we already love). This is VITAL to maintaining our fangirl status.

The Dregs

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New Book: The Dregs by Leigh Bardugo

What’s it About?: Described as a mix between Ocean’s 11 and Game of Thrones, The Dregs will be set in the same universe as the Grisha!!! It takes place in Kerch, an island set away from the mainland. I promise right here, right now, I’ll read ANYTHING set in this world!

Pub date: 2015

You know her from:

  • The Grisha series: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising

The Orphan Queen

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New Book: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

What’s it About?: Orphaned children, who were former nobility work are spies in to take their conquered kingdom back. Although I still need to finish the Newsoul series, I definitely want my grabby little hands on this book!!

Pub date: March 15, 2015

You know her from:

  • The Newsoul series – Incarnate, Asunder, Infinite

A Darker Shade of Magic

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New Book: A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

What’s it About?: “From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic.”

Pub date: February 24, 2015

You know her from:

  • The Archived Series
  • The Near Witch series
  • Vicious

The Cage

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New Book: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

What’s it About?: “The Cage is a YA sci-fi trilogy about six teenagers trapped in an elaborate “human zoo” by an otherworldly race known as the Kindred.”

Pub date: Summer 2015

You know her from:

  • The Madman’s Daughter series – The Madman’s Daughter, Her Dark Curiosity

I Was Here

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New Book: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

What’s it About?: What happens when one half of a best friend duo commits suicide, forcing the friend left behind to wonder if she really knew her friend as well as she thought.

Pub date: January 27, 2015

You know her from:

  • If I Stay series
  • Just One Day series


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New Book: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

What’s it About?: Fall 2015

Pub date: “Passenger concerns a modern teen’s accidental discovery of her ability to time-travel, and how her attempts to return home draw her deeper into a dangerous treasure hunt that spans centuries and continents.”

You know her from:

  • Brightly Woven
  • The Darkest Minds series


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New Book: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

What’s it About?: “Illuminae is the story of of a young hacker and her fighter pilot ex-boyfriend who must uncover the truth about the deadly plague ravaging their fleet, the AI that should be protecting them, and the powers that be who may or may not be lying about everything.”

Pub date: Fall 2015

You know her from:

  • Starbound series – These Broken Stars (<- My fave book of last year!), This Shattered World

Which of these 2015 young adult releases has you the most excited?

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  • Kayla @ The Thousand Lives

    *frantically adds all the books to wishlist* I’ve never read the Madman’s Daughter series, but The Cage just sounds absolutely amazing

    • I know, right?!? If you get a chance, definitely read The Madman’s Daughter. They are excellent!