New Releases: October 20

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (20th – 26th October).

allegiant veronica rothAllegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: October 22nd
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind.

freakboy kristin elizabeth clarkFreakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: October 22nd
Brendan Chase seems to have it easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Or is Brendan just a freak?

indigo gina linkoIndigo by Gina Linko
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Release date: October 22nd
When Corrine reaches out to comfort her sister during a spring squall, her touch surges violently from Corrine to her sister. In an instant, Sophie is dead. Corrine withdraws, but soon realizes that her power cannot be ignored.  She might have the touch. An ability to heal those around her. But knowing what happened to her sister, can Corrine trust her gift?

rags and bones melissa marrRags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt (ed.)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 22nd
In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them. Featuring stories from Carrie Ryan, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, Tim Pratt, Holly Black, Rick Yancey, Margaret Stohl, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Saladin Ahmed and Gene Wolfe.

reality boy a s kingReality Boy by A. S. King
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 22nd
Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality television crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth—which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle. Nothing is ever going to change. Everyone’s just waiting for him to snap…

teardrop lauren kateTeardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 22nd
After Eureka’s mother dies, she has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story.

when stars die amber skye forbesWhen Stars Die (The Stars Trilogy) by Amber Skye Forbes
Publisher: AEC Stellar
Release date: October 22nd
Amelia Gareth’s brother is a witch and the only way to save her family from the taint in his blood is to become a professed nun. However, she must first endure trials that all nuns face. Surviving these trials is not easy, especially for Amelia, who is being stalked by shadowy beings only she can see. Then Amelia discovers she is also a witch…

witch fall amber argyleWitch Fall (Witch Song #3) by Amber Argyle
Publisher: Starling Publishing
Release date: October 24th
Supreme in their dominion over seasons, storms, and sea, the Witches have forgotten the unmatched destructiveness of mankind. And among the weapons men seek are the magical songs of the Witches. Lilette is one of the few who see the decadence and decay weakening the Witches. As an outsider amid her own kind, can she help them survive the coming war?

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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.