What new YA books release this week? (January 3)


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


Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release date: December 27th
Britta is at ease only in the woods tracking criminals alongside her bounty hunter father—that is, until her father is murdered. The alleged killer is none other than her father’s former apprentice.

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: December 27th
As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds. Falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent.

Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row #3) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: December 27th
Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed . . . or so everyone thought. Now Grace Blakely knows the truth: There was one survivor, and their blood runs through her veins.

The Life Fantastic by Liza Ketchum
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: January 1st
Determined to escape the life her father wants for her, Teresa wins a singing contest in Brattleboro’s opera house and steals away to New York where she hopes to become a star.

If You Were Here by Jennie Yabroff
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: January 2nd
A horrific tragedy happens one night at school, and Tess is blamed for it. Now, she must fight to find out the truth about that night, and to clear her name, all the while wondering if her visions were prophecy.

Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin & Rosie Hedger
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release date: January 3rd
It’s October 1942, in Oslo, Norway. Ilse Stern is waiting to meet boy-next-door Hermann Rod for their first date. What Ilse doesn’t know is that Hermann is secretly working in the Resistance.

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: January 3rd
After her mother is killed in a sudden and violent manner, Dani’s life is thrown into further turmoil when she is sent to New Mexico to live with an aunt she never knew she had.

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 3rd
Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits.

The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: January 3rd
Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy—the dark magic in her bones. The more she tries to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes.

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release date: January 3rd
Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies.

Flower by Elizabeth Craft & Shea Olsen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: January 3rd
My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex. So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures, of what they wanted. And in the end, they lost everything. I’ll never let a boy distract me.

Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: January 3rd
Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for a life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: January 3rd
Hawthorn wasn’t trying to insert herself into an investigation. Or maybe she was. But that’s only because Lizzie’s disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their town has ever had.

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: January 3rd
Jackie Stone is on camera 24/7 in her own house. Why? Because her dad is dying of a brain tumor and he has auctioned his life on eBay to the highest bidder: a ruthless TV reality show executive.

Lost Girls by Merrie DeStefano
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: January 3rd
Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 3rd
On his first day at a new school, blind Will Porter accidentally groped a girl, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?

Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles #1) by Maria Turtschaninoff
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: January 3rd
Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Into this idyllic existence comes Jai, a girl with a dark past. Soon the dangers of the outside world follow Jai.

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 3rd
In 21st century New York City, the fact that Lily is white and Dari is black shouldn’t matter that much, but nothing’s as simple as it seems. Can friendship survive even if romance cannot?

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release date: January 3rd
Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left out, struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in?

Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: January 3rd
Etta didn’t know she was a traveller until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope, Etta finds herself stranded once more.

Whenever I’m with You by Lydia Sharp
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: January 3rd
After Gabi’s parents’ divorce, she moves from California to Alaska with her dad. At first, it feels like banishment–until she meets Kai. He welcomes her into his life. Then one day, he disappears.

The Aureate Spectacles by Eliott McKay
Publisher: Inkitt
Release date: January 4th
When she’s abducted by an intriguing werewolf, Michaela learns that her father was a powerful vampire, and she has been chosen to protect his city from her predatory kin.

Dark Tempest (Red Winter #2) by Annette Marie
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy
Release date: January 6th
Emi can no longer hide within the safety of the shrines. The goddess has charged her with a new task, one that will take her deep into the perilous realm of yokai.


Lisette’s Paris Notebook by Catherine Bateson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: January 3rd
Eighteen-year-old Lisette has just arrived in Paris. Can she take a chance and follow her own dreams? How far into the future can her clairvoyant landlady see? And could Lise really be falling in love?


A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: December 29th
Mourning the death of her brother and struggling to deal with a condition no one knows about, Mel tries to lock away her heart until the plight of an old friend shows her that risks are worth taking.

Mafiosa (Blood for Blood #3) by Catherine Doyle
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: January 5th
Sophie’s heart belongs to a killer and she’s the prime target of a rival clan. She’s determined to seek revenge on her mother’s murderers, but can she pay the price – can she be a Mafiosa?

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: January 5th
Wing Jones has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Until the night when Marcus, drunk at the wheel after a party, kills two people and barely survives himself.

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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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