What new YA books release this week? (January 23)


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


The Defiant (The Valiant #2) by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: January 23rd
Fallon and her warrior sisters find themselves thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon’s heart but the very heart of the ancient Roman Empire.

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release date: January 23rd
In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family… until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future.

The Last Girl on Earth by Alexandra Blogier
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: January 23rd
The Abdoloreans hijacked the planet sixteen years ago. Li’s human-sympathizer father took her in as a baby and has trained her to pass as one of them. She is the last human left on Earth.

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: January 23rd
Alice had her whole summer planned. Then her girlfriend ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual. Alice is done with dating― but then she meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him.

Markswoman (Asiana #1) by Rati Mehrotra
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: January 23rd
Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a sisterhood of highly trained elite warriors. Kyra has pledged to keep the peace—yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her murdered family.

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: January 23rd
Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their soul from the Deadlands.


I Am Thunder by Muhammad Kahn
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: January 25th
When gorgeous Arif shows an interest in her, Muzna finds the confidence to explore her freedom. But Arif is hiding his own secrets and he begins to influence Muzna with his extreme view of the world.

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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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