What new books hit shelves this week? (December 30)


Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (30th December – 5th January).

21 proms david levithan daniel ehrenhaft21 Proms by David Levithan (et al.)
Publisher: Push
Release date: December 30th
Prom. One of the best nights of your life. But what if you’d rather be going with your best friend’s date? What if your date is more of a frog than a prince? Or what if he’s (literally) an ape?

After Us (Before & After #2) by Amber Hart
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: December 30th
Melissa never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Plagued by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.

Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: December 30th
Lost at sea when her sister is taken captive on a marauding slave ship, Brigid is far removed from the only life she knew as a princess and the pampered daughter of an Irish king. Now Brigid has few choices.

Ignite (Defy #2) by Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: December 30th
When a new threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, the fate of the nation is hanging in the balance. Will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy — before it’s too late?

Lights, Love & Lip Gloss (Hollywood High #4) by Ni-Ni Simone & Amir Abrams
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Release date: December 30th
Finally, London Phillips is defying her domineering mother and taking control of her life. But she’s striking back with a weapon that could destroy her future–and her last chance at real love.

Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 31st
When Nathan Diggs transfers to Lincoln High, it shouldn’t be a big deal. At least that’s what Aubrey tells herself. But Nathan’s new-boy charm, kindness, disarming honesty throw Aubrey off her game.

it's the end of the world as we know it saci lloydIt’s the End of the World As We Know It by Saci Lloyd
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Release date: January 1st
When teenager Mikey Malone gets sucked through a wormhole into a parallel world, he and his rebel friends must race against time to stop a power-crazed corporation from destroying the Earth.

Vendetta (Blood for Blood #1) by Catherine Doyle
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: January 1st
When it comes to revenge, love is a dangerous complication. With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families in modern-day Chicago, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do.

Wonder (The Books of Marvella #2) by Travis Thrasher
Publisher: Th1nk Books
Release date: January 1st
As the town of Appleton is rocked by the death of a teenager, Brandon can’t forget about the shapeless evil that seems to watch him around corners and seep through the streets of his town.

frozen charlotte alex bellFrozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Release date: January 5th
Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Sophie arrives to spend the summer with her cousin. The girl with a room of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died.

sleepless lou morganSleepless by Lou Morgan
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Release date: January 5th
Izzy and her friends lead seemingly perfect lives. But exams are looming – and at a school like Clerkenwell, failure is not an option. Desperate to succeed, the group begin taking the study drug.


About Author

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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    Amanda Burckhard on

    Unfortunately the release date of my title, The Ghost of You, was pushed back and is being released February 24th, 2015.