Six of Crows
This is high fantasy at its best. Follow six world-weary, teenagers as they journey through pleasure districts and bandit-ridden tundra to kidnap the maker of a world-altering drug. Six of Crows is a gruesome, Hobbesian heist adventure where nobody is safe and the only ruler is greed. Well-suited for adults and older teens.
I haven’t read Mosquitoland yet, but it’s supposed to be a classic road-trip bildungsroman. The story follows Mim, a quirky teenager who journeys from Mississippi to Ohio to aid her dying mother and discovers how to live along the way.
"Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world."
Denton Little's Deathdate
Gallows humor at its finest, this magical realism novel is about a boy’s last day on Earth. The book is supposed to be funny and unique. I’m expecting Percy Jackson humor combined with A.S. King-style depth and heart.