Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of August 15th, 2016.
Cherry by Lindsey Rosin
Published August 16, 2016 by Simon Pulse
It’s their senior year of high school and best friends Layla, Alex, Emma, and Zoe make a pact—to lose their virginities before the year is up. Layla has it in the bag, her serious boyfriend has been asking for months. Alex says she’s already done it. Emma doesn’t see the big deal. And well Zoe still bursts into giggles overtime she says the o-word. Nothing will probably go to plan, but at least the girls have each other.
Vicarious by Paula Stokes
Published August 16, 2016 by Tor
Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, spent their childhood in a Korean orphanage. After being trafficked into the United States, they worked as digital stunt girls for Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Gideon—engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter won’t rest until she finds her sister’s killer. But the data conflicts with the story, and Winter must figure out what’s real and not real to find her sister’s murderer.
Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliot
Published August 16, 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
In the sequel to Kate Elliott’s captivating young adult debut, a girl immersed in high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her hands. Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest watched by the lowliest Commoners and the richest Patrons alike. Pitted against fierce competitors, success is Jes’s only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She must be more than a champion, she must be a warrior.
Let me know what your most anticipated release of the week is in the comments!