New Releases: January 12


Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves in the next two weeks (12th – 25th January).

first love james patterson emily raymondFirst Love by James Patterson & Emily Raymond
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release date: January 13th
Axi Moore just wants to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson–who she also happens to be madly in love with. When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life.

going rogue robin benwayGoing Rogue (Also Known As #2) by Robin Benway
Publisher: Walker Children’s
Release date: January 14th
Being permanently based in a local New York City high school as an undercover operative has its moments, good and bad, for 16-year-old safecracker Maggie Silver. But when Maggie’s parents are falsely accused of stealing priceless gold coins, Maggie must use her safecracking skills to try and clear their names.

hollow city ransom riggsHollow City (Miss Peregrine #2) by Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release date: January 14th
In 1940 after the first book ends, Jacob and his new Welsh island friends flee to London, the Peculiar capital of the world. Caul, a dangerous madman, is Miss Peregrine’s brother, and can steal Peculiar abilities for himself. The Peculiars must fight for survival, again.

the unseemly education of anne merchant joanna wiebeThe Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (V #1) by Joanna Wiebe
Publisher: BenBella Books
Release date: January 14th
So many secrets for such a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, the hushed truths of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her. One by one, unanswered questions rise.

vitro jessica khouryVitro by Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: January 14th
On a remote island in the Pacific, Corpus scientists have taken test tube embryos and given them life. These beings—the Vitros—have knowledge and abilities most humans can only dream of. But they also have one enormous flaw.

pukawiss the outcast jay jordan hawkePukawiss the Outcast by Jay Jordan Hawke
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: January 16th
When Joshua is sent from his fundamentalist Christian mother to live with his Wisconsin Ojibwe Indian grandfather, he finds himself immersed in a heritage he barely knew. One Ojibwe legend in particular captivates him. Pukawiss inspires Joshua to embrace both his burgeoning sexuality and his status as an outcast.

avalon mindee arnettAvalon (Avalon #1) by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 21st
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech. All he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents’ ship, Avalon. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he asks himself how far he’ll go to get the freedom he’s wanted for so long.

the course of true love cassandra clareThe Course of True Love (The Bane Chronicles #10) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: January 21st
Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood might fall in love—but first they have a first date. When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flame.


evertrue brodi ashtonEvertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 21st
Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself… which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.

fake id lamar gilesFake ID by Lamar Giles
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: January 21st
I shouldn’t tell you about my friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy he was about to uncover when he died—right after I moved to town. About how I had to choose between solving his murder with his hot sister, Reya, and “staying low-key” like the Program has taught me. But I’m going to.

the gospel of winter brendan kielyThe Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: January 21st
As sixteen-year-old Aidan Donovan’s fractured family disintegrates around him, he searches for solace in a few bumps of Adderall, his father’s wet bar, and the attentions of his local priest, Father Greg—the only adult who actually listens to him. Brendan Kiely’s debut exposes the damage from the secrets we keep and proves that in truth, there is power.

the rule of three eric waltersThe Rule of Three by Eric Walters
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: January 21st
One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. Soon resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends. Adam Daley comes to understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival.

the scar boys len vlahosThe Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release date: January 21st
In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay–help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores–Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock ‘n’ roll road trip in a novel about finding your place in the world.

the witch is back brittany geragotelisThe Witch is Back (Life’s a Witch #3) by Brittany Geragotelis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: January 21st
Hadley Bishop’s summer plans take an unexpected turn when she and her coven head off to a witchy summer intensive. There are rumors of a rogue witch in the woods, and someone is playing dangerous pranks around camp. Hadley suspects that Brooklyn is behind the pranks, but is she willing to risk losing her friends and Asher to prove it?

beloved pilgrim christopher hawthorne mossBeloved Pilgrim by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: January 23rd
At the time of the earliest Crusades, young noblewoman Elisabeth longs to be the person she’s always known is hidden inside. When her twin brother perishes from a fever, Elisabeth takes his identity to live as a man, a knight. As Elias, he travels to the Holy Land, to adventure, passion, death, and a lesson that honor is sometimes found in unexpected places.

fragile spirits mary lindseyFragile Spirits (Souls #2) by Mary Lindsey
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: January 23rd
Paul has always followed the Protector’s rule book. Vivienne never does what she’s told. So when Paul is matched with Vivienne, they both find the pairing less than satisfactory. But a kidnapping, a malevolent spirit and power stronger than both of them may just prove that they are two halves of the same whole.

heavyweight mb mulhallHeavyweight by M.B. Mulhall
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: January 23rd
Ian is no stranger to secrets. When he’s trying not to stare at wrestling teammates in the locker room, he’s busy hiding another secret—that he starves himself so he doesn’t get bumped to the next weight class. Enter Julian Yang. Befriending the flirtatious artist not only raises suspicion among his classmates, but leaves Ian terrified he’ll give in to the desires he’s fought to ignore.

A Mad Wicked Folly sharon biggs wallerA Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: January 23rd
Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909. After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life.

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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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