What new YA books release this week? (January 2)

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

U.S.

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: January 2nd
Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and it always comes true.

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 2nd
Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. Meanwhile, the Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City.

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: January 2nd
When her best friend, Kyra, dies unexpectedly, Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. The entire community of the town of Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets.

Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie #1) by Amanda Hocking
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release date: January 2nd
Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal, her world is thrown into chaos.

Busted by Gina Ciocca
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: January 2nd
When ex-frenemy Kendall asks Marisa to spy on her boyfriend, TJ, she quickly discovers the girl TJ might be falling for is Marisa herself. And worse? The feelings are quickly becoming mutual.

Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: January 2nd
Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet.

A Conspiracy of Stars (A Conspiracy of Stars #1) by Olivia A. Cole
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 2nd
Octavia longs to study the natural wonders of Faloiv. When she gets her chance, she’s overjoyed. But after witnessing one of the indigenous people of Faloiv attacked, she knows the Council is hiding something.

the cruel prince book coverThe Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 2nd
Ten years ago, Jude and her sisters were stolen away to the High Court of Faerie. Jude wants nothing more than to belong there. To earn her place, she must defy Prince Cardan –and face the consequences.

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Monster by Shane Peacock
Publisher: Tundra Books
Release date: January 2nd
After vanquishing the terrible creature that stalked the aisles of the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edgar Brim and his unusual crew of friends discover that their mentor has been murdered.

Don’t Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: January 2nd
When Edan’s cosplaying, she can be angry and loud for once. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.

Everless (Everless #1) by Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 2nd
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 2nd
Emma finds a book that makes anything she writes in it comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma realizes she isn’t the only one who knows about it.

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Release date: January 2nd
Serendipity Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….

Hamilton and Peggy by L.M. Elliott
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 2nd
When a flirtatious aide-de-camp to General Washington named Alexander Hamilton writes an eloquent letter to Peggy asking for her help in wooing the earnest Eliza, Peggy is drawn into the Revolution.

Ink by Alice Broadway
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: January 2nd
From birth, every moment is immortalized on your skin. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. Until she glimpses a terrible mark on the back of his neck…

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 2nd
Noah is a hopeless romantic. Ammy doesn’t believe in true love. After a train-wreck first encounter between the two of them, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together.

Meet Cute edited by Jennifer Lynn Armentrout
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 2nd
Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met”.

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: January 2nd
The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to the boy with a rumored dark past.

Runaways by Christopher Golden
Publisher: Marvel Press
Release date: January 2nd
Turns out murderous Super Villains don’t make for good parents. The Runaways had no choice. They had to kill them. Well, more or less. Now Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase, and Molly are on the run again.

Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: January 2nd
Constantly in the spotlight thanks to her politician father’s rising star, Olivia Blakely feels the pressure to be perfect. But the need to look good on camera and at school soon grows into a struggle with bulimia.

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 2nd
Kendall and Max witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season. Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers.

The True Queen (The Imposter Queen #3) by Sarah Fine
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: January 2nd
As Kupari grows increasingly unstable, Ansa and Elli, two young women on a collision course with destiny, must find a way to save the realm and their people from total destruction.

Turn it Up by Jen Calonita
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: January 2nd
The Nightingales are in a serious funk. Bradley Academy’s all-girl a cappella group used to be the pride and joy of the sunshine state, but the Nightingales have fallen out of harmony.

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 2nd
There’s one thing that could wreck twins Adina and Tovah’s futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s. When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington’s. The other tests positive.

U.K.

The Fandom by Anna Day
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: January 4th
Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con. They can’t wait to meet the fandom of The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real.

Mike by Andrew Norriss
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Release date: January 4th
Mike’s different. Floyd seems to be the only one who can see him. But Mike must have appeared for a reason and finding out why is perhaps the most important thing Floyd will ever do.

Shell by Paula Rawsthorne
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Release date: January 4th
Lucy, a teen diagnosed with terminal cancer wakes up cancer-free. What if you thought you had died, only to wake up to find that your brain and eyes had been transplanted into someone else’s body?

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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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