What new YA books hit shelves this week? (February 24)

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA books hitting shelves this week.

breakout kevin emersonBreakout by Kevin Emerson
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 24th
Anthony Castillo needs a new life. When Anthony’s angst-ridden rock ‘n’ roll lyrics go viral, he’s unwittingly cast as the school rebel. The truth is, he’s not trying to be anyone’s hero.

the cipher john c fordThe Cipher by John C. Ford
Publisher: Viking
Release date: February 24th
When Ben cracks a riddle central to modern data encryption systems, he holds the power to unlock every electronic secret in the world—and finally has a chance to prove his own worth.

dove arising karen baoDove Arising (Dove Chronicles #1) by Karen Bao
Publisher: Viking
Release date: February 24th
The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia. Rank high, save her siblings: that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s ordered world begins to crumble…

dreamfire kit allowayDreamfire by Kit Alloway
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: February 24th
By stopping nightmares while sleeping, Joshlyn helps to stop nightmares in real life. But when an ancient feud within the dream walker society resurfaces, Josh finds herself in a race against time.

feral pride cynthia leitich smithFeral Pride (Feral #3) by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: February 24th
Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla’s transformation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see and she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat.

The Ghost of You by Amanda Burckhurd
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: February 24th
Emmy has everything she’s ever wanted: a hot boyfriend she adores, great friends, a promising future, and even a well-connected family. But one night rips it all away.

haunted lynn carthageHaunted by Lynn Carthage
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: February 24th
Phoebe Irving has traded life in San Francisco for her stepfather’s ancestral mansion in England. From the moment she crosses the threshold, Phoebe senses something ominous.

hold me down calvin slaterHold Me Down by Calvin Slater
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: February 24th
Xavier Hunter’s dreams of graduation and college are even more crazy-impossible this sophomore year. Flipping on his former BFF has put more than one target on his back.

kalahari jessica khouryKalahari (Corpus #3) by Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: February 24th
When a safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It’s up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety.

mark of the thief jennifer a nielsenMark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 24th
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones.

no parking at the end times bryan blissNo Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: February 24th
Abigail’s parents have made mistake after mistake, and now they’ve lost everything. She’s left to decide: Does she still believe in them? Or is it time to believe in herself?

quake patrick carmanQuake (Pulse #3) by Patrick Carman
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: February 24th
Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore are in love, and they have a special ability called a pulse: they can move things with their minds. They’re caught in the middle of a deadly war with two other pulses.

remember eileen cookRemember by Eileen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: February 24th
A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost, or remove what she wants to forget. What she finds could uproot all she’s ever believed about her life…

Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2) by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 24th
The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, but just forty-one are left and only one can win.

shadow study maria v snyderShadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: Mira
Release date: February 24th
Oddly enough, Yelena’s life was simpler as a poison taster. Suddenly, though, she and Valek are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue.

the sin eaters daughterThe Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin-Eater’s Daughter #1) by Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 24th
Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court. As the Goddess embodied, she’s the executioner.

stone in the sky cecil castellucciStone in the Sky (Tin Star #2) by Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: February 24th
Tula will need to rely on more than just her wits to save her only home in the sky. After escaping death a second time, Tula Bane is now even thirstier for revenge.

the third twin c j omololuThe Third Twin by C.J. Omololu
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: February 24th
When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. But now a boy is dead and the DNA evidence point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist.

Unchanged (Unremembered #3) by Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Release date: February 24th
Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. But Sera’s mind starts to rebel. She can’t stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in.

unleashed sophie jordanUnleashed (Uninvited #2) by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 24th
Davy is trying to come to terms with testing positive for the kill gene. Now she must decide whether she’ll be ruled by the kill gene or if she’ll follow her heart and fight for her right to live free.

When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 24th
When Lacy survives a traumatic encounter, will she use her powers to exact revenge and spiral into the darkness forever? Or will she find the strength to embrace the light?

A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing #1) by Rhiannon Thomas
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 24th
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes. Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.

soul crossed lisa gail greenSoul Crossed (Of Angels and Demons #1) by Lisa Gail Green
Publisher: Full Fathom Five
Release date: February 25th
It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous. And only one can claim Cam’s soul.

encounter perie walfordEncounter (Encounters #1) by Perie Wolford
Publisher: self-published
Release date: February 28th
In an attempt to prove it to the world that crop circles are man-made and aliens don’t really exist, Ricky creates his own, but one day Ricky sees his unique circle design replicated throughout the country by the forces unknown.

Biggie FCvr OLBiggie by Derek E. Sullivan
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release date: March 1st
What happens when a boy who has spent his life since fourth grade trying to remain invisible is suddenly thrust into the harsh glare of the high school spotlight?

disappear home laura hurwitzDisappear Home by Laura Hurwitz
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release date: March 1st
In 1970, Shoshanna and her six-year-old sister, Mara, escape from Sweet Earth Farm, a declining commune, run by their tyrannical and abusive father.

down from the mountain elizabeth fixmerDown From the Mountain by Elizabeth Fixmer
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release date: March 1st
Eva just wants to be a good disciple. She grew up knowing that she and her mother are among the chosen few to be saved from Armageddon. Lately, though, being saved feels awfully treacherous.

nowhere to hide sigmund brouwerNowhere to Hide by Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release date: March 1st
William King and Blake Watt are starting senior year of high school when the authorities need to use their computer skills to track down a father who has failed to make child-support payments.

love and profanity nick healyLove & Profanity by Nick Healy
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Release date: March 2nd
Here are transformative moments arising from the mundane. Here are strange and surprising tales that tap into universal truths. Here are teenagers in full splendor and horror.

painless s a harazinPainless by S.A. Harazin
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release date: March 2nd
Because of the disease that wracks his body, David is unable to feel pain. All David wants to do is grow old, beat the odds, find love, travel the world, and see something spectacular.

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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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