While we don’t have a title to feature for today, here’s a look at the books we’ll be featuring over the next couple of weeks.
Bug Boy, by Eric Luper, is set during the Great Depression, within the world of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga. When fifteen-year-old Jack Walsh becomes an apprentice jockey, or bug boy, the money he needs to support his family back home starts coming in. But success has unexpected consequences, too—like the thug who is ready to force Jack to throw a major race. The fast pace and high stakes make this a read that will keep you on the edge of your saddle.
The Season, by Sarah MacLean, shifts the focus to Regency England. Alex Stafford is more interested in adventure than in dress fittings and dances. Her mother, though, is determined that she take part in social events so she can be married off to someone wealthy and respectable. Between the balls and country outings, Alex tries to help her old friend Gavin discover the truth about his father, the Earl of Blackmoor, who was killed in a bizarre accident. Filled with romance and danger, The Season is a compelling read.
Look for guest posts from Eric Luper and Sarah MacLean in future YA columns!