What new international YA books hit shelves this week? (January 27)


Here’s a selection of some of the new international YA books hitting the shelves this week.


the earth is singing vanessa curtisThe Earth Is Singing by Vanessa Curtis
Publisher: Usbourne
Release date: January 27th
My name is Hanna. I am Latvian. My father is missing. I have a boyfriend and I’m training to be a dancer. But the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. As far as they are concerned, that is all that matters.

the mime order samantha shannonThe Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: January 27th
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

arsenic for tea robin stevensArsenic For Tea (Wells & Wong #2) by Robin Stevens
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Release date: January 29th
Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy’s home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill – and everything points to poison.

captive a j graingerCaptive by A.J. Grainger
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: January 29th
Robyn Knollys-Green is an A-list celebrity, famous for being the daughter of one of the world’s most powerful men. But trapped in a web of corruption and deceit, not even the paparazzi can find her now.

gifted donald hounamGifted by Donald Hounam
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Release date: January 29th
The Bishop of Oxford is dead. At least the police think it’s him – it’s impossible to be sure, since someone made off with his head. Fifteen-year-old Frank Sampson is the forensic sorcerer on the case.

I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: January 29th
When her best friend Meg commits suicide Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her.

the last leaves falling sarah benwellThe Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
Publisher: Definitions
Release date: January 29th
Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort.

Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman (et al.)
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Release date: January 29th
A collection of short stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers, Love Hurts features stories exploring every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak.

secrets schemes and sewing machines katy cannonSecrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines (Love, Lies & Lemon Pies #2) by Katy Cannon
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Release date: February 2nd
Grace had a plan for this year – and it didn’t involve learning to sew. But being out of the spotlight isn’t the disaster she imagined, even if Connor is convinced she’s still a diva extraordinaire.


avery charlotte mcconaghyAvery (The Chronicles of Kaya #1) by Charlotte McConaghy
Publisher: Random House Australia
Release date: February 1st
The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years – until Ava. Her bondmate, Avery, has been murdered, but Ava clings to life.

EatTheSky_roughsEat the Sky, Drink the Ocean by Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar & Anita Roy (et al.)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: February 1st
Be transported into dystopian cities and other-worldly societies. A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing stellar writers and artists from India and Australia.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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