What new YA books hit shelves this week? (January 20)


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

alex as well alyssa brugmanAlex As Well by Alyssa Brugman
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: January 20th
Everyone seems to think she’s a boy, but for Alex the whole boy/girl thing isn’t simple. When she decides girl is closer to the truth, the other Alex—the boy Alex—has a lot to say about that.

fight for power eric waltersFight for Power (Rule of Three #2) by Eric Walters
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: January 20th
After sixty-six days of a catastrophic global blackout, life is not what it used to be for Adam in Eden Mills. But when the next threat comes from an unexpected direction, nobody is ready for it.

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 20th
Andrew Brawley lives in the hospital, hiding from his past and those trying to find him. Then Rusty is wheeled into the ER. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together.

Inkinked eric smithed by Eric Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: January 20th
In a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can’t escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family, and his best friend Dreya, and the home he has known, just to have a chance at a choice.

mutant city steve feaseyMutant City (Mutant City #1) by Steve Feasey
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: January 20th
Fifty years ago, the world was almost destroyed by a chemical war. Now the world is divided: the mutants and the pure, the broken and the privileged, the damaged and the perfect.

Please Remain Calm (This Is Not a Test #2) by Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: January 20th 2015
Rhys and Sloane are headed for a safe haven when they get separated along the way. Rhys is determined to reunite with Sloane until he discovers people who might need him more.

polaris mindee arnettPolaris (Avalon #2) by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 20th
Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. But the ITA is just as desperate, and Jeth soon finds himself pursued by a mysterious figure hell-bent on capturing him and his crew—dead or alive.

the prey tom isbellThe Prey (The Hatchery #1) by Tom Isbell
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 20th
After the Omega (the end of the end), 16 year old guys known as LTs discover their overseers are raising them not to be soldiers (lieutenants) as promised, but to be sold as bait and hunted for sport.

twisted fate norah olsonTwisted Fate by Norah Olson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 20th
When Alyson meets Graham Copeland, she feels like he’s a kindred spirit—shy and awkward like her, someone who has trouble making friends. It’s impossible to resist having a crush on him.

Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: January 20th
When Jake holds a personal object, like a pet rock or a ring, he has the ability to “tunnel” into the owner. But now there’s a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom, and his secret is blown.

the web megan chanceThe Web (The Fianna #2) by Megan Chance
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: January 20th
The Fianna, legendary Irish warriors, have been called from their undying sleep to aid Ireland in rebellion against Britain. Prophecy demands that a Druid priestess must choose between these two sides.

the way we bared our souls willa strayhornThe Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: January 22nd
When five teenagers trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another’s sorrows, they wake in the morning to find their burdens gone… and replaced with someone else’s.

since you've been gone mary jennifer payneSince You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne
Publisher: Dundurn
Release date: January 24th
Is it possible to outrun your past? Edie Fraser and her mother, Sydney, have been trying to do just that for five years. Not only has Edie had to move to another new school she’s in a different country.

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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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