New Releases: July 29

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (29th July – 4th August).

before you amber hartBefore You (Before & After #1) by Amber Hart
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: July 29th
Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world. Eighteen-year-old Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. At Oviedo High School, it seems that Faith Watters and Diego Alvarez do not belong together. But what they get is something different entirely.

Between by Megan Whitmer
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: July 29th
When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page is sent to Ellauria—a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends. Ellauria should be the safest place for Charlie but the things are not what they seem and the Fellowship insists Charlie holds the key to saving everyone.

Blightborn (The Heartland Trilogy #2) by Chuck Wendig
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: July 29th
Cael McAvoy is heading toward the Empyrean to rescue his sister, Merelda, and to find Gwennie before she’s lost to Cael forever. With his pals, Lane and Rigo, Cael journeys across the Heartland. But with Boyland and others after them, Cael and his friends won’t make it through unchanged.

the bridge from me to you lisa schroederThe Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder
Publisher: Point
Release date: July 29th
Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible–something to truly believe in.

dark hope monica mcgurkDark Hope by Monica McGurk
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Release date: July 29th
For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school. Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope.

Doppelganger: On the Run (The Doppelgangers #2) by Milda Harris
Publisher: Createspace
Release date: July 29th
Citrus Leahy and a group of teenagers whose lives have also been taken over have to figure out how to stay hidden. The doppelgangers could be anywhere or anyone. Citrus can’t forget that the doppelgangers have her mother, but she has no idea how to save her when their group is barely saving themselves.

kalona's fall p.c.cast kristin castKalona’s Fall (House of Night Novellas #4) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 29th
Did Darkness taint Kalona as it did Neferet, or has the powerful immortal always preferred power over honor, and control over faith? This novella will be crucial to fans’ understanding of Kalona, before his role in the explosive final installment of the House of Night.

let's get lost adi alsaidLet’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 29th
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.

Oceanborn (The Aquarathi #2) by Amalie Howard
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 29th
Nerissa Marin has won her crown. But can she keep it? Already, her ties to the human realm are driving a wedge between Nerissa and her people. When word arrives that her part-human prince consort, Lo, has been poisoned, she makes the difficult choice to leave Waterfell and return landside, where Nerissa learns another shocking truth: Lo does not remember who she is.

put your diamonds up ni ni simone amir abramsPut Your Diamonds Up (Hollywood High #3) by Ni-Ni Simone & Amir Abrams
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: July 29th
Simone and Abrams reunite for the third novel in the glitzy and scandal-fueled series filled with backstabbing and deceitful antics that rival those in “Gossip Girl” and “Mean Girls.”

silver shadows richelle meadSilver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: July 29th
In the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause.

The Young World (The Young World #1) by Chris Weitz
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 29th
After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tribes. Jefferson, the leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s in love with, have carved out a precarious existence. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

Solitaire-by-Alice-OsemanSolitaire by Alice Oseman
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: July 31st
My name is Tori Spring. Last year – before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. But that’s all over now. Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden. I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden. I really don’t.

every second counts sophie mckenzieEvery Second Counts (Split Second #2) by Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: July 31st
Nowhere is safe for Charlie and Nat. They have each other, but Roman Riley’s networks could reach them at any time. Charlie believes the only option is to go undercover in Riley’s team, and sneaks away from Nat to pursue her plan alone. Nat is desperate to find Charlie, but even if Nat and Charlie can find each other again, could being together be even more dangerous than being apart?

breaking free s m kozBreaking Free by S.M. Koz
Release date: August 1st
Kelsie Sullivan has a secret. The car accident that killed her best friend Jenna? She caused it. Kelsie manages her guilt and grief with razor blades, but once her cutting is revealed, Kelsie’s parents enroll her in a Wilderness Therapy program. Kelsie fights against everything the program has to offer until she befriends JC, a boy with a tortured past of his own.

grace and the guiltless erin johnsonGrace and the Guiltless (Wanted #1) by Erin Johnson
Publisher: Switch Press
Release date: August 1st
Grace Milton’s peaceful life is shattered when her family is brutally murdered by the notorious Guiltless Gang, leaving Grace the only survivor. Trekking into the wilderness on her stallion, Grace is saved by a young man name Joe. When Grace encounters one of the Guiltless Gang, her strength will be tested. Can she survive as a bounty hunter, or will she fall into darkness again?

The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop
Publisher: Switch Press
Release date: August 1st
A charming and vivid narrative scrapbook of the eighteen-year-old author’s sketches, mini-graphic novels, photographs and captions, it captures her wit, her observations and her creative talent as she takes us through the three central themes in her life: ‘Love’, ‘Friends, Art and Otters’ and ‘Me’.

Knockout Games by G. Neri
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Release date: August 1st
Erica feels like a fish out of water, part of a small white minority in her new school. Then Erica meets Kalvin, the so-called Knockout King, and starts filming the activities of his club, a gang of middle-schoolers who assault passersby with the intention of knocking them out. As events spiral out of control, Erica has to choose between her new relationship and friends, and doing the right thing.

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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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