New Releases: July 15

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (13th – 21st July).

breathe annie breathe miranda kenneallyBreathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 15th
No matter how far she jogs, Annie can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. To honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

dirty wings sarah mccarryDirty Wings (All Our Pretty Songs #2) by Sarah McCarry
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 15th
Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents’ house. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives.

Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Del Rey
Release date: July 15th
Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 15th
When the MK virus swept across the planet, a small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s also a thief. After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless.

Innocents (Dusty #1) by Mary Elizabeth & Sarah Elizabeth
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: July 15th
The girl with an innocent heart knows all about bad choices, but has yet to make them for herself. Searching for freedom, she finds it in the delinquent down the hall. The troublemaker with summer-sky blue eyes knows he should stay away, but can’t resist the blissful wonder who makes his house a home.

She Wore Red Trainers by Na’ima B. Robert
Publisher: Kube Publishing
Release date: July 15th
When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her—her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers—in the time it takes to have one look, before lowering his gaze. And, although Ali is still coming to terms with the loss of his mother and exploring his identity as a Muslim, and although Amirah has sworn never to get married, they can’t stop thinking about each other.

starbreak phoebe northStarbreak (Starglass #2) by Phoebe North
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 15th
The Asherah has finally reached Zehava, the long-promised planet. Then Terra finally discovers Vadix. The boy who has haunted her dreams may be their key to survival—but his own dark past has yet to be revealed. And when Aleksandra gets humanity expelled from the planet, it’s up to Terra, with Vadix by her side, to unite her people.

through the woods emily carrollThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: July 15th
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories following journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

 Last Days in Eden by Ann Kelleylast days in eden ann kelley
Publisher: Luath Press
Release date: July 17th
Alone after the death of her grandparents, Flora is left to survive in a poverty-stricken hamlet, accompanied only be her dog Magna, her friend Kit and an illicit copy of Pride and Prejudice. When Flora is befriended by Li-Li, the daughter of the wealthy and powerful Rice Lord, Mr Lao, she is offered an insight into the lives of those who rule.

The Rain by Virginia Bergin
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: July 17th
People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realize that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood, and eat you from the inside out. Ruby knows she has to get to London to find her dad. She sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country – surviving in the only way she knows how.

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 21st
Cuckoo’s also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves “the Freakshow”) decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques. Not everyone is so willing to join hands, but Cuckoo never stops smiling.

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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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