Kaitlyn's Picks!

Kaitlyn is Mysterious Galaxy's Intern! She reads Young Adult books voraciously and creates content on her BookTube channel, Big Screen Books. Feel free to check out her book reviews, hauls, author interviews, and more here! For more bookish news and photos, follow her on Instagram @bigscreenbooks and @xoxkaitlynnicole and on Twitter at @xxkaitlynnicole.

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ISBN: 9781442468405
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - May 23rd, 2017

Cassandra Clare takes readers on another epic adventure through beautiful Los Angeles, California with this next installment in her Dark Artifices trilogy. Prepare for more heartbreak, happiness, and fun as we follow Emma, Julian, Mark, and the rest of the Blackthorn family after the events of Lady Midnight. This book will take you by surprise as Clare alters the future of the Shadowhunter World forever. This book was so complex and intriguing, and sometimes feels like a giant puzzle, for the readers discover the secrets and events right along with the characters. We meet many new characters and revisit some old ones. Cassandra Clare also pleasantly sets up the next two spin-off series, The Last Hours and the Wicked Powers, in Lord of Shadows, so this is a must-read for fans of the Shadowhunter Chronicles!

Spoiler-free review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmXJIzZPGoE

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ISBN: 9781681192970
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - June 6th, 2017

Pirate-mayhem, magic, and mystery. Song of the Current brings readers on the journey of a girl who has lived her life on the water, and a boy who has secrets that threaten to unfold. Caroline Oresteia embarks on a dangerous adventure to prove her worth to her father, other wherrymen, and the river god, as she seals her fate. Caught in political intrigue and trouble with pirates, Caro learns more about herself, her skills, and her future to save those she loves. Join Caro as she escapes danger, faces pirates, and protects her family, despite the costs she may face. This story is exciting and adventurous as readers embark on this journey themselves.

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ISBN: 9780399171635
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017

“Death follows indecision, like a twisted shadow. Fall forward. Keep moving. Even if you must pick yourself up first.” Flame in the Mist is a stunning and intriguing mashup of Mulan and 47 Ronin. The story follows a young woman named Mariko as she struggles to find her place in society, often undermined by many of the male influences in her life. After narrowly escaping an ambush, she decides to create an alter ego, to join the clan that was sent to kill her. Mariko discovers secrets about herself, her family, and her world as she experiences a whole new aspect of life. She’s strong, independent, and a relatable character that captivates readers from the very first page.

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ISBN: 9781619635180
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 3rd, 2016

A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas, is a Beauty and the Best retelling, but with a unique twist. In this world, the continent is split in half by a large wall- humans on one side, and faeries on the other, who are powerful and terrifying creatures known to savagely harm humans. After a young huntress named Feyre, shoots and kills a lone wolf in the woods, she is doomed to a lifetime in the lands of the Fae. Learning the dark, secrets of this world, she realizes that an evil force has been plotting and looming over the continent, threatening both the Fae and humans. This is a twisted tale full of deceptions, magic, and monsters. Join Feyre on this adventure as she unravels the secrets of her world, for everything is not as it seems. 


Watch my video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX7GYglnsqE

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ISBN: 9781619635197
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 2nd, 2017

A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas, is the very anticipated sequel to the Beauty and the Beast retelling, A Court of Thorns and Roses.This sequel takes on a more Hades and Persephone inspired story, as Maas explores more of the human and faerie realm, altering the characters' lives forever. A must-read for fans of fantasy and retellings! This sequel definitely doesn't disappoint!

Watch my video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6OX4fzDMrQ

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ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak is hands down one of my favorite books of ALL-TIME! It's heartbreaking, yet beautiful as a young girl named Liesel discovers the beauty and comfort that books can bring her in a devasting time. This novel is truly life-changing, for it will stick with you long after you finish it!

Want to know why I reread this book every year? Watch my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjaZP0NYz28

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ISBN: 9780062422590
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - April 18th, 2017

The Crown's Game, by Evelyn Skye, is a spell-binding novel following the lives of two enchanters, Vika and Nikolai, as their paths cross when they participate in an ancient duel, a battle of life or death. This book is truly enchanting and romantic as readers are transported into this fantasy-Russian world unlike anything I've ever read before!

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ISBN: 9781419724848
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Published: Amulet Books - May 9th, 2017

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge is one of those fantasy books that changes the way you see yourself and the world around you. In this society, children have to be taught facial expressions. which creates an unfaithful and unreliable environment, as social interactions are poised and often forced. Enter this dark and distrustful world for yourself...

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ISBN: 9780062394163
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Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2016

This is one of the most unique reading experiences I've ever had! There's two girls and two ways to read this book. The story is mysterious and suspenseful, but once you put it down, you'll be dying to re-read it!


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ISBN: 9780553393125
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Published: Del Rey Books - February 2nd, 2016

Despite not knowing who she is or what mystery lies ahead, a powerful, yet unsettling heroine faces unimaginable odds. A compelling puzzle of a plot hooked me from the very first page. Join savage and discover the secrets of humanity. 

Watch my interview with Scott Sigler here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TtWuXmJpqo