What new YA books release this week? (February 28)


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


10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 28th
Think positive. Keep calm and carry on. Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and now she’s falling in love with a girl who’s not afraid of anything.

Avenged (The Arnaud Legacy #3) by Lynn Carthage
Publisher: Kensington
Release date: February 28th
Long ago I was a servant girl at the great manor house in the quiet English village of Grenshire. My mistress, Madame Arnaud, proved cruel, and many died at her hands. To stop her, I tried to kill her.

The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: February 28th
Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast—rules village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys. Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself.

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: February 28th
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map, teen pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

The Free by Lauren McLaughlin
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: February 28th
When Isaac’s petty theft lands him in juvie, he’s cut off from helping his little sister, Janelle. Friendless in a dangerous world of gangs and violent offenders, he must watch his every step.

Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Release date: February 28th
Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see clocks over everyone’s heads indicating how long before they will die. She can’t do anything about anyone else’s, nor can she do anything about her own.

A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho
Publisher: Viking
Release date: February 28th
When Betty disappears, her ex-boyfriend admits to drowning her. But his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Only Fin knows the truth.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 28th
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Heels, Heartache and Headlines (Hollywood High #5) by Ni-Ni Simone & Amir Abrams
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: February 28th
Between the mean-spirited media, a shocking realization about her ex, and a vengeful obsession, London’s discovering that while confessions are good for the soul, deception is so much sweeter…

A Lie for a Lie by Robin Merrow MacCready
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: February 28th
Kendra Sullivan loves taking pictures. But when a photograph reveals that her father is leading a double life, she discovers her father’s second family, which he has hidden for years.

Lifeblood (Everlife #2) by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: February 28th
With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.

Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: February 28th
Claire is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other.

One Blood Ruby (Seven Black Diamonds #2) by Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 28th
Now that Lily is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything will change. The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily.

Rebels like Us by Liz Reinhardt
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: February 28th
When Nes learns that her new high school holds segregated proms, she bands together a ragtag team of classmates to plan an alternate prom. But bucking tradition comes at a price.

The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: February 28th
Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. Nix’s future looks bright – until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves.

Velocity by Chris Wooding
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 28th
Cassica and Shiara are best friends. But now they’ve set their sights on the Widowmaker – the biggest, most anticipated, and most dangerous race of the year – their friendship might be roadkill.

Future Threat (Future Shock #2) by Elizabeth Briggs
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release date: March 1st
Six months ago Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, and three other recruits on a trip to the future where they brought back secret information–but not everyone made it back to the present alive.

Splinter by Sasha Dawn
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Release date: March 1st
Sami’s mother disappeared ten years ago, and the police have always suspected that Sami’s father killed her. When evidence linking him to another woman’s death emerges, Sami sets out to uncover the truth.

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: March 6th
After seven years as a slave in the Garden, Rose finds an opportunity to escape. But the hostage she randomly chose is the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.


This Is My Song by Richard Yaxley
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Release date: March 1st
In the 1940s, musician Rafael Ullmann is sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Three decades later, in Australia, Joe Hawker discovers a song, written by his grandfather many years ago.


The Scarecrow Queen (The Sin-Eater’s Daughter #3) by Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: March 2nd
As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the band of rebels trying to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time.

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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.


  1. Freedom’s Slave (Dark Caravan Cycle #3) by Heather Demetrios was out on February 28th 2017, published by Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins).

    Any chance adding this to the list? I feel like this trilogy is so underrated… Which is kind of sad, considering the awareness of human trafficking it’s trying to raise.

    • Lucy Nisbet

      Sorry I missed this one! I try to include as many new releases as possible in these round-ups but there’s always a few books – unfortunately, it’s usually the underrated ones – that aren’t on my radar. I’ll be sure to add it to the upcoming week’s list!