New Releases: February 23

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves in the next two weeks (23rd February – 8th March).

better off friends elizabeth eulbergBetter off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point
Release date: February 25th
For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They can’t help but wonder… are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

 

boy on the edge fridrik erlingsBoy on the Edge by Fridrik Erlings
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: February 25th
Henry has a clubfoot and he is the target of relentless bullying. Sent to live with other troubled boys at an isolated Icelandic farm, Henry finds a precarious contentment. But the manic preacher who runs the home fuels Henry’s frustration and sometimes rage as he yearns for a life and a home.

burn bright bethany frenetteBurn Bright (Dark Star #2) by Bethany Frenette
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: February 25th
Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city. Well, kind of. But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she’s a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin.

faking normal courtney c. stevensFaking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Release date: February 25th
Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in “the Kool-Aid Kid,” who has secrets of his own.

fire and flood victoria scottFire & Flood (Fire & Flood #1) by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 25th
Tella Holloway is losing it. Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother’s illness.

grandmaster david klassGrandmaster by David Klass
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: February 25th
When Daniel Pratzer and his father are invited to a weekend-long chess tournament. Daniel, thinking that his father is a novice, can’t understand why. Then he finds out the truth: as a teen, his father was one of the most promising young players in America, but the pressures of the game pushed him too far.

grim christine johnsonGrim by Christine Johnson (ed.)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: February 25th
An anthology of unusual and macabre fairy tale retellings featuring contributions from Ellen Hopkins, Amanda Hocking, Julie Kagawa, Claudia Gray, Rachel Hawkins, Kimberly Derting, Myra McEntire, Malinda Lo, Sarah Rees-Brennan, Jackson Pearce, Christine Johnson, Jeri Smith-Ready, Shaun David Hutchinson, Saundra Mitchell, Sonia Gensler, Tessa Gratton and Jon Skovron.

the hit melvin burgessThe Hit by Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: February 25th
A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. The Hit. Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It’s the ultimate high. At the ultimate price. Adam is tempted. Life is rubbish, his girlfriend’s over him, his brother’s gone. So what’s he got to lose? Everything, as it turns out.

lych way ari berkLych Way (The Undertaken #3) by Ari Berk
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: February 25th
Silas Umber has returned from Arvale, his family’s ancestral home. Frantic to retrieve the shade of his beloved Beatrice, he turns his back on the spectral chaos he has left behind, unaware that the malevolence he unleashed has followed him back to Lichport.

The Secret Diamond SistersThe Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: February 25th
Three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

the shadow throne jennifer a nielsenThe Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy #3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 25th
War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.

threatened eliot schreferThreatened by Eliot Schrefer
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 25th
Luc lives in a house of mistreated orphans, barely getting by. Then a man calling himself Prof comes to town with a mysterious mission. Together, Luc and Prof head into the rough, dangerous jungle in order to study elusive chimpanzees. There, Luc finally finds a new family — and must act when that family comes under attack.

tin star cecil castellucciTin Star (Tin Star #1) by Cecil Castellucci
Roaring Brook Press
Release date: February 25th
Tula travels on a colony ship headed to a new planet. All is going well until the ship stops at a remote space station, and the colonist’s leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station. But when three humans crash land onto the station, Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue.

tremor patrick carmanTremor (Pulse #2) by Patrick Carman
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: February 25th
Both Faith and Dylan have the second pulse. But the other side has second pulses, too, and they’ve been training for a war that has been brewing their entire lives. As Dylan executes a plan to infiltrate enemy grounds, he’ll have to face his only weakness, and a family secret that will threaten his very existence.

unforgotten jessica brodyUnforgotten (Unremembered #2) by Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: February 25th
After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera and her boyfriend, Zen, at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden.

the well's end seth fishmanThe Well’s End by Seth Fishman
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: February 25th
When her classmates and teachers contract a virus that ages its victims years in a matter of hours, Mia Kish and her small crew must break quarantine and outrun armed soldiers in hazmat suits who shoot first and ask questions later. Unfortunately, it’s not answers Mia discovers, but something far more treacherous and impossible than even the virus itself.

year of mistaken discoveries eileen cookYear of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: February 25th
As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared – they were both adopted. Years later, Nora tells Avery that she thought she found her birth mom, but it turned out to be a cruel lie. When Nora takes her life Avery decides to honor her friend by launching a search for her own birth mother.

tsarina j nelle patrickTsarina by J. Nelle Patrick
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: February 27th
Natalya knows a secret. A magical Faberge egg glows within the walls of Russia’s Winter Palace. It holds a power rooted in the land and stolen from the mystics. A power that promises a life of love for her and Alexei Romanov. Power that, in the right hands, can save her way of life. But it’s not in the right hands.

gilded christina farleyGilded (Gilded #1) by Christina L. Farley
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: March 1st
When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting in to a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god, Haemosu, has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she’s next.

half bad sally greenHalf Bad (Half Life Trilogy #1) by Sally Green
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: March 3rd
White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, or else he will die.

summer's shadow craig maclachlanSummer’s Shadow (Sierra Winters and the Void #1) by Craig MacLachlan
Publisher: MediaAria CDM
Release date: March 3rd
When seventeen-year-old Sierra Winters watches her physical body sink to its death, she realizes a shining silver cord connects her two halves together. Sierra soon discovers she has stumbled upon a mysterious realm known as The Void where she is met by a sinister man known as Maven Kodiak. Maven wants the power of her silver cord and he will do anything to take it.

16 things i thought were true janet gurtler16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: March 4th
With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She’s not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend… and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can’t imagine living without.

the 57 lives of alex wayfar m g buehrlenThe 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #1) by M.G. Buehrlen
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: March 4th
For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Alex is a Descender – capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories… and the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them.

above isla morelyAbove by Isla Morley
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release date: March 4th
Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below ground.

the art of goodbye gwendolyn heasleyThe Art of Goodbye (Where I Belong #1.5) by Gwendolyn Heasley
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release date: March 4th
It’s Corrinne Corcoran’s last night in town before heading off to college, and she’s determined it’ll be the most epic night ever. But Corrinne’s perfect plan goes awry when she runs into a ghost from her past, her ex-boyfriend. And Corrinne starts to wonder if her expertly planned goodbye to New York City was as perfect as it seemed.

the assassin's blade sarah j maasThe Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.5) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: March 4th
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. Celaena embarks on five daring missions where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery.

the blue-haired boy courtney c stevensThe Blue-Haired Boy (Faking Normal #0.5) by Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release date: March 4th
Set before the events of Courtney C. Stevens’s debut novel, Faking Normal, this digital short story focuses on Bodee Lennox, otherwise known as the Kool-Aid Kid. He joins Gerry on her epic bus trip for as far as his money will take him. And by the end of the day, more of Bodee has changed than just the color of his hair.

dangerous shannon haleDangerous by Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: March 4th
Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit, see something new. She never intended to fall in love. And she never imagined stumbling into a frightening plot that kills her friends and just might kill her, too. A plot that is already changing life on Earth as we know it. There’s no going back.

a death-struck year makiia lucierA Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 4th
A Red Cross volunteer during the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak, Cleo is surprised by how much she finds herself caring about near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student and war vet. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Cleo can’t help but wonder: when will her own luck run out?

death sworn leah cypressDeath Sworn (Death Sworn #1) by Leah Cypess
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: March 4th
When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.

emilie and the sky world martha wellsEmilie and the Sky World (Emilie #2) by Martha Wells
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: March 4th
When Emilie and Daniel arrive in Silk Harbor, Professor Abindon, an old colleague of the Marlendes, warns them that she’s observed something strange and potentially deadly in the sky, a disruption in an upper air aether current. It may be just a friendly explorer, or something far more sinister, but they will have to take an airship into the dangerous air currents to find out.

exposure kathy reichs brendan reichsExposure (Virals #4) by Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: March 4th
When twin classmates are abducted from Bolton Prep, Tory and the Virals decide there’s no one better equipped than them to investigate. But the gang has other problems to face. Their powers are growing wilder, and becoming harder to control and Chance Claybourne is investigating the disastrous medical experiment that twisted their DNA.

the haven carol lynch williamsThe Haven by Carol Lynch Williams
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: March 4th
For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than just a hospital; it is their home. It is all they know.

hung up kristen tracyHung Up by Kristen Tracy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 4th
It all started with a wrong number. The voicemails Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone who used to have James’s digits. But then when James finally answers and the two start to talk, a unique bond forms between the two teens.

let the storm break shannon messengerLet the Storm Break (Let the Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 4th
Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.

the nightmare dilemma mindee arnettThe Nightmare Dilemma (The Arkwell Academy #2) by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: March 4th
Dusty Everhart might be able to predict the future through the dreams of her crush, Eli Booker, but that doesn’t make her life even remotely easy. When one of her mermaid friends is viciously assaulted and left for dead, and the school’s jokester, Lance Rathbone, is accused of the crime, Dusty’s as shocked as everybody else.

nil lynne matsonNil by Lynne Matson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: March 4th
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days–to escape, or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out.

panic lauren oliverPanic by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 4th
Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

sing sweet nightingale erica cameronSing Sweet Nightingale (The Dream War Saga #1) by Erica Cameron
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: March 4th
Mariella Teagen hasn’t spoken a word in four years. She pledged her voice to Orane, the man she loves—someone she only sees in her dreams. Each night, she escapes to Paradise, the world Orane created for her, and she sings for him. Mariella never believed she could stay in Paradise longer than a night, until Orane hints that she may be able to stay forever.

steadfast claudia graySteadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 4th
Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine have saved Captive’s Sound from the dark Sorceress Elizabeth… or so they thought. Despite their best efforts, a crack opened and a new, greater evil seeped through. With Mateo as her Steadfast, Nadia’s magic is magnified and she is more powerful than ever.

wicked little secrets kara taylorWicked Little Secrets (Prep School Confidential #2) by Kara Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: March 4th
Anne Dowling is back for her second semester at Wheatley Prep. Although things have settled (somewhat) since her roommate Isabella’s death, Anne is still investigating secrets she knows someone would kill to keep hidden. If she’s not careful, she’ll be the next student who never comes back.

the winner's curse marie rutkoskiThe Winner’s Curse (Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: March 4th
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him. But he has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

shattered teri terryShattered (Slated #3) by Teri Terry
Publisher: Orchard Books
Release date: March 6th
Kyla is in danger from both the government Lorders who erased her memory and the terrorists who tried to use her. Kyla heads to a remote mountain town to reunite with the birth mother she was kidnapped from as a child. There she is hoping all the pieces of her life will come together and she can finally take charge of her own future.

the violet hour whitney a millerThe Violet Hour by Whitney A. Miller
Publisher: Flux
Release date: March 8th
Some call VisionCrest the pinnacle of religious enlightenment. Others call it a powerful cult. For seventeen years, Harlow Wintergreen has called it her life. As the daughter of VisionCrest’s patriarch, Harlow is expected to be perfect at all times. She must be considered a paragon of integrity by the other Ministry teens and a future leader in the eyes of the world.

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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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