Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of July 25, 2016.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Published July 26, 2016 by Point
When Lilly scribbles lyrics on her chemistry desk, the last thing she expects is for someone to write back. Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. And when Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she realizes she might be falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer —but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be.
Riverkeep by Martin Stewart
Published July 26, 2016 by Viking
The Fobisher family has tended the Danék River for generations—clearing it of ice and weed, making sure boats can get through, and fishing corpses from its bleak depths. Wulliam’s father, the current Riverkeep, is proud of this work. Wull dreads it. But when Wull’s father is pulled under and emerges possessed by a dark spirit, Wull must take over as Riverkeep and find his father a cure.
Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee
Published July 26, 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives, and the cracks in their quiet existence are becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
Published July 31, 2016 by Arthur A. Levine Books
This title needs no introduction. This is the screenplay for the upcoming production. Potterheads will probably be forming lines out the door at every bookstore. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.
Let me know what your most anticipated release of the week is in the comments!