PREORDER THESE: WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER, SOUND, and GEORGE

Sometimes we read books that aren't coming out for awhile, but they're so good we just can't wait to tell you about them! That's why we decided to create a new kind of recommendation:
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREORDERING!

Each post will feature three different books that we've loved and think you will, too. And don't worry, every book mentioned in a pre-order post will get its own full review closer to its pub date!

Stay in the know! This is what you should be preordering:

WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson

Read it if you're in the mood for: YA, historical, magic, badass heroine, romance, strong secondary characters

Summary: Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.
Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance.


Be on the look out for it: September 2015 from Greenwillow Books 

Preorder now: Indiebound/B&N

In the meantime, you should read: 
GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson
Since you can't fall in love with Lee Westfall just yet, bide your time by reading the GIRL OF FIRE & THORNS trilogy and fall in love with Elisa instead. Two different worlds, two different girls, but equally amazing stories!
 

SOUND by Alexandra Duncan

Read it if you're in the mood for: YA, sci-fi, badass heroine, space, feminism, epic world-building

Summary: As a child, Ava’s adopted sister Miyole watched her mother take to the stars, piloting her own ship from Earth to space making deliveries. Now a teen herself, Miyole is finally living her dream as a research assistant on her very first space voyage. If she plays her cards right, she could even be given permission to conduct her own research and experiments in her own habitat lab on the flight home. But when her ship saves a rover that has been viciously attacked by looters and kidnappers, Miyole—along with a rescued rover girl named Cassia—embarks on a mission to rescue Cassia’s abducted brother, and that changes the course of Miyole’s life forever.

Be on the look out for it: September 2015 from Greenwillow Books

Preorder now: Indiebound/B&N

In the meantime, you should read:
SALVAGE by Alexandra Duncan
SOUND is a companion novel, not a sequel, so you could read this first without any confusion. But you can never get enough well written, lady-centric YA sci-fi! If you want to know more about SALVAGE, check out our rewind rec!
 

GEORGE by Alex Gino

Read it if you're in the mood for: middle grade, contemporary, GLBTQ, character driven, diversity

Summary: BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.  

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.


Be on the look out for it: August 2015 from Scholastic
UPDATE! GEORGE IS AVAILABLE NOW! Check out our recommendation.
Buy this book! Indiebound/B&N

In the meantime, you should read:
NONE OF THE ABOVE by I.W. Gregorio. GEORGE deals with transgender issues and NONE OF THE ABOVE deals with intersex. Totally different things, but these books are both daring, informative, and will touch your heart. If you want to know about how we loved NONE OF THE ABOVE, check our review here!