What YA books release this week? (January 12)


What YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s January YA books!

american ace marilyn nelsonAmerican Ace by Marilyn Nelson
Publisher: Dial
Release date: January 12th
Connor’s grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies, and the letter’s confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father.

the assassin's masque sarah zettelThe Assassin’s Masque (Palace of Spies #3) by Sarah Zettel
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 12th
Things are turning around for Peggy Fitzroy, a once-orphaned spy. But when a mysterious veiled woman shows up, Peggy uncovers a fresh slew of questions about her past, present, and future.

the blue woods nicole maggiThe Blue Woods (Twin Willows #3) by Nicole Maggi
Publisher: Medallion Press
Release date: January 12th
Sixteen-year-old Alessia Jacobs wants to go to college someday. But normal is never an option for a Benandante like Alessia, who has sworn to protect the magic in the world from the Malandanti.

bookishly ever after isabel bandeiraBookishly Ever After (Ever After #1) by Isabel Bandeira
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: January 12th
Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

the distance from a to z natalie blittThe Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: January 12th
Abby has only one goal for her summer: to become fluent in French and experience a summer of culture and language. But her French partner, Zeke, is the exact kind of boy she was hoping to avoid.

the killing jar jennifer bosworthThe Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: January 12th
Kenna’s past has kept people at a distance for years. Just when she finds a friend who loves her and life begins to improve, she’s plunged into a new nightmare when her mom and twin sister are attacked.

other broken things christa desirOther Broken Things by Christa Desir
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 12th
Nat’s not an alcoholic. She doesn’t have a problem. Still, with six months of AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over. Unfortunately her friends want the party girl or nothing.

scent juliet madisonScent (The Delta Girls #3) by Juliet Madison
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release date: January 12th
Five extraordinary sisters discover that they each have a unique talent, an extra-sensory perception that enables them to see what others can’t. It makes them incredible, but it also puts them in danger.

teen frankenstein chandler bakerTeen Frankenstein (High School Horror Story #1) by Chandler Baker
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 12th
It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hit someone with her car. And killed him. But all is not lost–Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life…

traveler arwen elys daytonTraveler (Seeker #2) by Arwen Elys Dayton
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: January 12th
Quin Kincaid is a Seeker. Her legacy is an honor, an ancient role passed down for generations. But what she learned on her Oath night changed her world forever. Her legacy is not noble but savage.

the trick to landing jenny kaczorowskiThe Trick to Landing (Oceanside High #2) by Jenny Kaczorowski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: January 12th
After a gnarly fall in competition, a DUI, and moving in with her mom dashed her hopes for a spot in this year’s X Games, 16-year-old skateboarder Summer O’Neill is left with one last shot at redemption.

underwater marisa reichardtUnderwater by Marisa Reichardt
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: January 12th
Morgan didn’t mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. To move on, Morgan must learn to forgive.

up from the sea leza lowitzUp From the Sea by Leza Lowitz
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: January 12th
Kai loses nearly everyone in the March 2011 tsunami. When he’s offered a trip to New York to meet kids whose lives were changed by 9/11, Kai realizes he has a chance to look for his American father.

zero day jan gangseiZero Day by Jan Gangsei
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: January 12th
Addie Webster, the kidnapped daughter of the president of the United States, has resurfaced. But Addie is much more than the traumatized victim of a sick political fringe group. Addie has come with a mission.

the other one holly bodgerThe Other One: A 5 to 1 Novella by Holly Bodger
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: January 15th
A novella companion to 5 to 1. In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity.

the heir and the spare emily albrightThe Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: January 18th
Family can be complicated. For American Evie Gray, finding out her deceased mother had a secret identity was quite the surprise. Evie’s mom had a secret life before she was born, one involving tiaras.

identity crisis melissa schorrIdentity Crisis by Melissa Schorr
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: January 18th
When curvaceous Annalise Bradley’s scandalous freshman year hookup sparks the anger of her female classmates, three of them decide to get her back by “catfishing” her.

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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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