In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Dec. 28.
1. “Here’s to Us,” by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (Quill Tree Books, fiction)
What it’s about: The authors of YA romance “What If It’s Us” continue the story of former boyfriends Arthur and Ben, who are brought back into each other’s orbits. They’re both taken, sort of – but is the universe trying to bring them back together?
The buzz: “Swoonworthy wish fulfillment that checks all the right boxes,” says a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.
‘They Both Die at the End’ author Adam Silvera took this unconventional road to YA success
2. “Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World,” by Eve Rodsky (Putnam, nonfiction)
What it’s about: From the author of “Fair Play” comes a guide to creating time for and prioritizing “Unicorn Space” – the pursuit of creative self-expression – in an already too-busy life.
The buzz: “Whimsical design details and plentiful stories round out an attractive package,” says Publishers Weekly.
3. “She Raised Her Voice!: 50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way Into Music History,” by Jordannah Elizabeth; illustrated by Briana Dengoue (Running Press Kids, nonfiction)
What it’s about: This fully illustrated middle-grade anthology celebrates 50 strong Black women singers through history in jazz, hip-hop, pop and opera,…