What YA books release this week? (February 23)


What new YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s February YA books!


after the woods kim savageAfter the Woods by Kim Savage
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: February 23rd
One year after an attack that left one girl unable to piece together her memories and the other bent on self-destruction, a dead girl turns up and the devastating truth becomes clear.

behold the bones natalie c parkerBehold the Bones (Beware the Wild #2) by Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 23rd
As Candy tries to figure out why the swamp that had previously cast her aside now seems to be invading her mind, she stumbles across a piece of swamp lore with roots in Candy’s own family tree.

the bitter side of sweet tara sullivanThe Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 23rd
Amadou and Seydou are brothers trapped in a modern-day slave camp on the Ivory Coast. When a girl named Khadija arrives, the three band together as family and try to escape.

dove exiled karen baoDove Exiled (The Dove Chronicles #2) by Karen Bao
Publisher: Viking
Release date: February 23rd
Phaet Theta fled the Moon and has been hiding on Earth with her friend Wes and his family. But Phaet’s past catches up with her when the Lunar Bases attack the community and reveal that Phaet is a fugitive.

dreamfever kit allowayDreamfever (Dreamfire #2) by Kit Alloway
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: February 23rd
With the clock running down, Josh must rely on not only her friends, but also her enemies, to stop the radicals from taking power and controlling the Dream, all while picking up the pieces of her life.

the forbidden wish jessica khouryThe Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: February 23rd
When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years — a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal.

firstlife gena showalterFirstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: February 23rd
Tenley “Ten” Lockwood has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

kill the boy band goldy moldavskyKill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
Publisher: Point
Release date: February 23rd
All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band. We didn’t mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he’s tied up in our hotel room.

kingdom of ashes rhiannon thomasKingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) by Rhiannon Thomas
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 23rd
Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But once the enchanted princess and the savior of her people, Aurora is now branded a traitor.

the last place on earth carol snowThe Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: February 23rd
Henry Hawking is sixteen years old, brilliant, funny, and sly–and now he’s missing. But no one seems worried except his best friend, Daisy Cruz. But Henry isn’t missing for the reasons she things.

the secret language of sisters luanne riceThe Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 23rd
While everyone thinks she’s in a coma, Roo can see and hear and understand everything around her. Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister’s condition.

the smell of other peoples houses bonnie sue hitchcockThe Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Release date: February 23rd
In Alaska, 1970, Ruth has a secret, Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, Alyce wants to become a dancer, and Hank and his brothers decide to run away from home.

temper beck nicholasTemper (Lifer #2) by Beck Nicholas
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: February 23rd
Free from the spaceship and reunited with Samuai, Asher should be happy. But thoughts of her dead family weigh heavily on her mind. Things worsen when temper problems in camp lead to a murder.

titans victoria scottTitans by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 23rd
Astrid Sullivan’s world has revolved around the mechanical horses called Titans. When Astrid’s offered a chance to enter an early model Titan in this year’s derby, well, she decides to risk it all.

flirting with fame samantha joyceFlirting with Fame by Samantha Joyce
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 29th
When a stranger poses as Elise, the painfully shy, deaf nineteen-year-old author of the cult Viking Moon series, Elise starts to see how much she’s missing. Can she really hide in the shadows forever?


a tangle of gold jaclyn moriartyA Tangle of Gold (The Colours of Madeleine #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty
Publisher: Pan Australia
Release date: February 23rd
The Kingdom of Cello is in crisis. Worlds apart and with time running out, Madeleine and Elliot find themselves on a collision course to save the Kingdom they love, and maybe even save each other.

the way we roll scot gardnerThe Way We Roll by Scot Gardner
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: February 24th
An unlikely mateship forms between two boys, and when Will’s past finally catches up with him, he realises how much he’s had to learn about friendship, solidarity, and the true value of family.


longbow girl linda daviesLongbow Girl by Linda Davies
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: February 23rd
In the wilds of the Welsh mountains, the brave and beautiful Merry Owen, the Longbow Girl, travels back in time to the autocratic kingdom of King Henry VIII to save her ancestors.

head over heels holly smaleHead Over Heels (Geek Girl #5) by Holly Smale
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 25th
Harriet knows exactly how her life should go. She’s got it ALL planned out. So when love is in the air, Harriet is determined to Make Things Happen! If only everyone else would stick to the script…

mutant rising steve feaseyMutant Rising (Mutant City #2) by Steve Feasey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Release date: February 25th
The world has changed for Rush since he discovered that he wasn’t the only one. A Mutant with powers that the Pure government would kill for, there are five kids like him on Scorched Earth.

radio silence alice osemanRadio Silence by Alice Oseman
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 26th
Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.

gone to drift diana mccaulayGone to Drift by Diana McCaulay
Publisher: Papillote Press
Release date: February 28th
Life gets even tougher for Lloyd, a boy from a Jamaican fishing village, when his grandfather goes missing at sea – ‘gone to drift’ as the local fishers say. So Lloyd sets out to find him.

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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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