What new YA books release this week? (January 30)


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


The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 30th
Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His abusive mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. Meanwhile, his best friend Henry has become distractingly attractive over the summer.

It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Release date: January 30th
When Clara Seibert begins to receive threatening emails blaming her for the death of her sister, she decides to undertake her own investigation. Can she solve the murder in time to save herself?

The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) by Melissa Albert
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release date: January 30th
Alice’s mother is stolen away by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Her only lead is the mysterious message her mother left behind.

Keeper by Kim Chance
Publisher: Flux Books
Release date: January 30th
When a 200-year-old witch attacks her, Lainey is determined to find a logical explanation. Lainey refuses to believe it—until she finds a photograph linking the witch to her dead mother.

Losing Brave by Stefne Miller and Bailee Madison
Publisher: Blink
Release date: January 30th
More than a year has passed since seventeen-year-old Payton Brave’s twin sister went missing; and Payton, in her desperate attempt to hold on to what’s left of Dylan’s memory, is starting to crack.

Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1) by A.C. Gaughen
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: January 30th
Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands. But she learns that her new husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire.

Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: January 30th
When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s life.

Shadowsong (Wintersong #2) by S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release date: January 30th
Life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth.

S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Release date: January 30th
Greer MacDonald is invited on a hunting trip but soon comes to the horrifying realisation that those being hunted are not wild game, but the very misfits Henry has brought with him from school…

This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: January 30th
One week. That’s all Jessie said. A one-week break to get some perspective before graduation, before she and Chris, would have to make all the big, scary decisions about their future. Then, Chris vanishes.

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: January 30th
For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since the plane crash, ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission.

Wicked Charm by Amber Hart
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: January 30th
Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn’t half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog. Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next.

Winner Take All by Laurie Devore
Publisher: Imprint
Release date: January 30th
For Nell Becker, life is a competition she needs to win. For Jackson Hart, everyone is a pawn in his own game. They both have everything to lose.

Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 30th
Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth. And to show he’s serious, Steele is taking hostages.

The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Release date: January 31st
Macy’s school officially classifies her as “disturbed,” but Macy isn’t interested in how others define her. She’s got more pressing problems: her mom can’t move off the couch, her dad’s in prison, her brother’s been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn’t speaking to her.

Banished by Betsy Schow
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: February 1st
While lying in the hospital in a place called Kansas, Princess Dorthea of Emerald struggles to regain her memory of the events that propelled her out of the land of Story—and to remember how to get home.

You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: February 1st
Lylah and her friends find an anonymous note addressed to their friend Sonny. A secret admirer? Maybe. They all laugh it off. Except Sonny never comes home. And a new note arrives: YOUR TURN.

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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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