Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of July 4, 2016.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Published July 5th, 2016 by Greenwillow Books
Kate wants to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay protection. All August wants is to be is as good-hearted as his own father—but he’s a monster that can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. The two are heirs to a divided city and should be enemies, but an assassination attempt will force them together.
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
Published July 5th, 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
Taylor is just about perfect: captain of the soccer team, president of the debate club, contender for valedictorian, senator’s daughter. But one impulsive lie to protect someone she cares about completely changes her life. She’s kicked out of her private school, her parents are no longer proud of her, and her future at Yale is in jeopardy. Read my full review here.
The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores by Danielle Vega
Published July 5th, 2016 by Razorbill
Ever since the night of the exorcism, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. She’s sent to St. Mary’s—a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi—for a fresh start. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something.
Secrets, Lies, & Scandals by Amanda K. Morgan
Published July 5th, 2016 by Simon Pulse
Ivy used to be on top of the social ladder, until her ex made that all go away. Tyler has always been a bad boy, but lately he’s been running low on second chances. Kinley wouldn’t describe herself as perfect, though everyone else would. Mattie is only in town for the summer. Cade couldn’t care less. The five teens must overcome their paranoia in order to keep their teacher’s death a secret and get what they want.
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Published July 5th, 2016 by Bloomsbury
An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been called to NASA as they calculate a plan to avoid disaster. He knows how to stop the asteroid. But Yuri’s seventeen and having a hard time making older physicists listen to him. Then he meets Dovie, who lives like a normal teenager, oblivious to the impending doom. He figures out what it means to save a life worth living.
Let me know what your most anticipated release of the week is in the comments!