New Releases: June 29

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves in the next two weeks (29th June – 12th July).

Conversion Katherine HoweConversion by Katherine Howe
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: July 1st
When a mystery illness spreads through her school, Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .

The Dare by Hannah Jayne
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 1st
Bryn’s best friend Erica died during a dive from Harding Beach pier. Bryn tries to make a fresh start but when a Twitter post from “EricaNShaw” pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn’t ready to let go of the past.

Darkness by Erin Eveland
Publisher: Selladore Press
Release date: July 1st
Catherine has been born with a supernatural power called Darkness. The Masters of Darkness have found her and it’s just a matter of time before someone claims her. An interactive novel incorporating visuals and sound to heighten the reading experience.

Dream Boy by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 1st
One night Annabelle dreams of the perfect boy: tall, dark, and handsome with impossible blue eyes. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared, he’s gone… until he walks into her science class the next day. Her life is like a dream come true… until her dreams stop and the nightmares begin.

Find Me Where the Water Ends (So Close to You #3) by Rachel Carter
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1st
Lydia has been trained into a person she might have once feared: focused, fierce, deadly. Although she never wanted the life of a Montauk Project recruit, the Project has captured someone she loves – someone she’ll do anything to save. But then Lydia glimpses a world in which the Montauk Project never existed.

my second life faye birdMy Second Life by Faye Bird
Publisher: Usbourne
Release date: July 1st
The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. Now I have been born a second time, and my previous life haunts me. Because in it I think I did something very wrong. I must find out what I did to Catherine. I must uncover the truth about Emma.

on the fence kasie westOn the Fence by Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1st
Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she’s falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

perfected kate jarvik birchPerfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: July 1st
I was bred for my beauty and grace, to be a showpiece, to willingly put my owner’s happiness before my own. Falling for Penn, the handsome and rebellious son of the congressman who owns me, is forbidden. But there’s a dark underworld lurking beneath my pampered life. If I fail, I face a fate far worse than death.

reckoning kerry wilkinsonReckoning (The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy #1) by Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 1st
Silver Blackthorn takes the Reckoning, a test which decides her place in society – Elite, Member, Inter or Trog – and determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor. But is being an Offering really a privilege, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?

sinner maggie stiefvaterSinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 1st
Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It’s not really working. She can play the game but what’s the point? What is there to win?

unstoppable liz bankesUnstoppable by Liz Bankes
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Release date: July 1st
Rosie has managed to wangle spending the summer before uni in the same house as her boyfriend Cal – but who else should also be staying except for the infamous man-eater, Cleo. Things between Cal and Rosie could never have been described as easy. Can their love weather the storm?

Unwept (The Nightbirds #1) by Tracy Hickman & Laura Hickman
Publisher: Tor Books
Release date: July 1st
Unknown events have robbed Ellis of her memory. Ellis finds herself adrift in a town of ominous mysteries, cryptic hints, and disturbingly familiar strangers. The Nightbirds, a clique of fashionable young men and women, claim her as one of their own, but who among them can she truly trust?

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1st
The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I’m the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I’m tied to Maggie and Pauline. I think it’s because death is coming for one of them, or both.

The Vast and Brutal Sea (The Vicious Deep #3) by Zoraida Cordova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 1st
The sea witch, Nieve, has kidnapped Layla and is raising an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Kurt, the one person Tristan could depend on in the battle for the Sea King’s throne, has betrayed him. It’s a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: July 1st
One fateful night, Bird sings and a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own. Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music video shoots. With Bird’s star on the rise, though, tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots?

a beauty so beastly rashelle workmanA Beauty So Beastly (The Beastly Series #1) by RaShelle Workman
Publisher: Polished Pen Press
Release date: July 3rd
Cursed on her eighteenth birthday, Beatrice is beastly. Infuriated by his goodness, Beatrice vows to break Adam and decides that he must take his mother’s place as a servant in the mansion. Because Beatrice won’t stop until he’s more beastly than she is.

darkness hidden zoe marriottDarkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #2) by Zoe Marriott
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: July 3rd
Mio is still compelled to protect the katana, her family’s ancestral sword, and now the Underworld has spawned a worse monster – one carrying a devastating plague that sweeps through London like wildfire. Mio struggles to protect the city and control the sword’s deadly powers.

Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: July 3rd
Bea Hogg signs up for national dance competition Starwars, but when school hottie, Ollie Matthews, who also happens to be school super-cow Pearl’s boyfriend, decides to enter the competition with Bea, she will have more than a fight on her hands.

the illusionists laure eveThe Illusionists (Fearsome Dreamer #2) by Laure Eve
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: July 3rd
Having left White behind her in Angle Tar, Rue is trying to make sense of her new and unfamiliar life in World. Its culture is as baffling as is it thrilling to her, and Rue quickly realises World’s fascination with technology can have intoxicating and deadly consequences.

Latitude Zero by Diana Renn
Publisher: Viking
Release date: July 3rd
Young Ecuadorian cycling superstar Juan Carlos is dead, and Tessa, one of the last people ever to speak to him, is left with nothing but questions. The media deems Juan Carlos’s death a tragic accident, but Tessa, a teen television host, knows that something more is going on.

lies like love louisa reidLies Like Love by Louisa Reid
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: July 3rd
Sixteen year-old Audrey just wants to be normal. She’s trying to fit in. But what happens when the person closest to you suffocates you with their love? What happens then?

 

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Publisher: Quercus
Release date: July 3rd
Women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. Best friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – but as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight.

Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo (ed.)
Publisher: Random House
Release date: July 3rd
2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures.

 

Ruins (Partials Sequence #3) by Dan Wells
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: July 3rd
Both humans and Partials hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.

zom b clans darren shanZom-B Clans (Zom-B #8) by Darren Shan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: July 3rd
B’s first mission with the Angels, sentient, do-gooder zombies, went horribly wrong when vicious members of the Ku Klux Klan attacked New Kirkham. B is not about to let the racist thugs persecute innocent people, but one of B’s oldest friends is kidnapped by the Klan.

summer's shadow anna wilsonSummer’s Shadow by Anna Wilson
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Release date: July 3rd
Summer’s mother’s will states that Summer’s legal guardian is her uncle Tristan: a man Summer has never even heard of before. Summer moves to Tristan’s creepy house in Cornwall and comes to believe that the house may be haunted. But is it haunted by ghosts, or by the shadows of her family’s past?

Altaica (Chronicles of Altaica #1) by Tracy M. Joyce
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Release date: July 7th
Born to refugees, Isaura grows up enduring racism and superstition within a community that fears her. Secrets from her past emerge to torment her and threaten to destroy all she holds dear. Her struggles forge a bond with an ancient power – a power which may transform or consume her.

coral and bone tiffany dauneCoral & Bone by Tiffany Duane
Self-published
Release date: July 7th
Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.

the defiant lisa m. stasseThe Defiant (The Forsaken #3) by Lisa M. Stasse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 8th
Alenna Shawcross and the others who escaped the wheel are working toward an all-out assault on the United Northern Alliance. But when she returns to the home she has nearly forgotten, she encounters old friends and is swept into a secret plan that puts everything she loves in danger.

Demon Derby by Carrie Harris
Publisher: Random House
Release date: July 8th
Casey hates being known as the girl who survived cancer. So when she has a chance to try out for the Apocalypsies roller derby team, she jumps on it. It doesn’t hurt that Michael, the team manager, is almost unnaturally hot. Which makes sense when Casey finds out that he’s not human.

earthquake aprilynne pikeEarthquake (Earthbound #2) by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: July 8th
Tavia quickly realizes that she isn’t like other Earthbound, and as her abilities continue to awaken, they begin to threaten her centuries-long relationship with Logan. Tavia will again have to make a choice about who to be with even as she tries to stop the virus that is destroying the world.

four veronica rothFour: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: July 8th
A companion volume to the Divergent series, told from the perspective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here — The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor — plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers a glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 8th
For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led… and the love that she can’t let go.

idols margaret stohlIdols (Icons #2) by Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 8th
Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child through her visions.

in deep terra elan mcvoyIn Deep by Terra Elan McVoy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: July 8th
Nothing else matters to Brynn as she trains her body and mind to win. Not her mediocre grades and lack of real friends. Not her gnawing grief. But when the competitive streak follows Brynn out of the pool Brynn’s single-mindedness gets her in over her head, with much more than a trophy to lose.

the kiss of deception mary e pearsonThe Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: July 8th
Princess Lia is expected to have the revered gift of sight —but she doesn’t. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive — and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.

midnight thief livia blackburneMidnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: July 8th
When a fateful raid throws young thief Kyra and Palace knight Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival might be to join forces. As their loyalties are tested they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

thirty sunsets christine hurley derisoThirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso
Publisher: Flux
Release date: July 8th
To Forrest Shephard, getting away to the family’s beach house with her parents and her brother, Brian, is the best part of every summer. Until this year, when Forrest’s world is turned upside down as her family’s darkest secrets begin to come to light.

through to you lauren barnholdtThrough to You by Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: July 8th
Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like. They understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride.

Uncaged (The Singular Menace #1) by John Sandford & Michele Cook
Publisher: Random House
Release date: July 8th
An activist raid on a lab doing medical research on animals ends with boy and dog on the run. After a cryptic call from Odin, Shay realizes her brother needs help and sets out to find him. But she discovers that Odin has stumbled onto something far more sinister than animal cruelty.

Unravel (Linked #2) by Imogen Howson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 8th
Determined to do their part to help the planet they’ve hurt, Elissa and Lin return to Sekoia only to discover that things are far worse that they imagined. Resources are suddenly scarce, people are scared, and there’s a rising current of anger against the Spares.

Where Silence Gathers (Some Quiet Place #2) by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Flux
Release date: July 8th
Alex has been able to see personified Emotions for as long as she can remember, and Revenge is her best friend. But when Forgiveness suddenly appears, he offers Alex a choice — getting even or moving on. It’s impossible to decide when Revenge whispers in one ear… and Forgiveness whispers in the other.

wild alex malloryWild by Alex Mallory
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 8th
Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break camping trip. Instead, she discovers a primitive boy— he’s stealthy and handsome and he might be following her. Intrigued, Dara seeks him out and sets a catastrophe in motion.

in too deep coert voorheesIn Too Deep by Coert Voorhees
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: July 9th
Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, is determined to win the affection her crush, Josh, on their school trip to Mexico. But her teacher has other plans: he needs Annie to help him find Cortez’s lost-long treasure.

 

Embers & Ash (Cold Fury #3) by T.M. Goeglein
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: July 10th
Sara Jane Rispoli is on the wrong side of the Russian mob, but closer to finding her family than ever. And she’s willing to do whatever it takes to finally end this terrible journey even if the price is her own life. Only destroying the Outfit completely can end this terrible nightmare.

witchrise victoria lambWitchrise (The Tudor Witch Trilogy #3) by Victoria Lamb
Publisher: Bantam Press
Release date: July 10th
When Tudor witch Meg Lytton receives an unexpected legacy – her mother’s magical wand, ring and spellbook – she has no idea her future happiness is in danger. For the witchfinder Marcus Dent is back in her dreams, and he will use any weapon to gain her newfound powers for himself.

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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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