New Releases: October 13

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (13th – 19th October).

across a star swept sea diana peterfreundAcross a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars #2) by Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 15th
On the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.  No one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self.  Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

anywhere but here tanya lloyd kyiAnywhere But Here by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 15th
Ever since his mom died, Cole just feels stuck. His dad acts like a stranger, and Lauren, his picture-perfect girlfriend of two years, doesn’t understand him anymore. He can’t ditch his dad, so Cole breaks up with Lauren. Now more than ever, Cole wants to graduate and leave his small, suffocating town. Until Cole discovers the one secret that could keep him there… forever.

the deepest blue kim williams justesenThe Deepest Blue by Kim Williams Justesen
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Release date: October 15th
When Mike’s dad is killed in a car wreck, Mike wants to stay in his hometown and live with Maggie, his dad’s girlfriend, who has been like a mother to him for the last five years. But Mike’s absent mother reappears in his life. The law is on his mother’s side, and Mike will have to grow up quickly and take on the legal system to have the life he wants.

friends and traitors c j hillFriends and Traitors (Slayers #2) by C. J. Hill
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: October 15th
Tori is at a White House dinner party when she hears a horrifying sound: dragon eggs hatching. It means in less than a year, the dragons will be mature and dangerous. What Tori doesn’t bargain for, however, is the surprising truth about her powers: she isn’t a Slayer after all, but a Dragon Lord, with a built-in predisposition to protect dragons, not kill them. How will she overcome this to save the lives of her friends?

meet me at the river nina de gramontMeet Me at the River by Nina de Gramont
Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 15th
Stepsiblings Tressa and Luke have been close since they were little…and when they become teenagers, they slip from being best friends to being something more. Their relationship makes everyone around them uncomfortable, but nothing can keep them apart. Not even death. Luke is killed in a horrible, tragic accident, and unable to outrun the waves of grief and guilt and longing, Tressa is haunted by thoughts of suicide. And then she is haunted by Luke himself.

never fade alexandra bracken2Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 15th
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

the fall of the hotel dumort cassandra clare maureen johnsonThe Fall of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #7) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: October 15th
Fifty years after the Jazz Age rise of the Hotel Dumort, immortal warlock Magnus Bane knows the Manhattan landmark is on the decline. The once-beautiful Hotel Dumort has fallen into a decayed thing, a ruin, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don’t mind…

the osiris curse paul crilleyThe Osiris Curse (Tweed & Nightingale Adventures #2) by Paul Crilley
Publisher: Pyr
Release date: October 15th
When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his super weapons are stolen, Tweed and Nightingale are drawn into a global cat and mouse chase with his killers. Tweed and Nightingale’s investigations lead them to a murdered archaeologist and a secret society called The Hermetic Order of Set. IF the cult’s plans aren’t stopped, Britain may lose the future.

revealed p c cast kristin castRevealed (House of Night #11) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Publisher: Atom
Release date: October 15th
Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever—and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?

unsouled neal schustermanUnsouled (Unwind Dystology #3) by Neal Schusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 15th
Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard. But for the first time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

the vow jessica martinezThe Vow by Jessica Martinez
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 15th
The summer before senior year, Mo’s father loses his job, and by extension his work visa. Instantly, life for best friends Annie and Mo crumbles. Desperate to save him, Annie proposes they tell a colossal lie—that they are in love. Mo agrees because marrying Annie is the only way he can stay. Annie just wants to keep her best friend, but what happens when it becomes a choice between saving Mo and her own chance at real love?

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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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