Books Released This Week: August 29-September 4

Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of August 29th, 2016.

torch against the nightA Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
Published August 30, 2016 by Razorbill

In this much anticipated sequel, Laia and Elias are hunted by Martial soldiers as they flee the city of Serra. Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the high security prison that holds her brother. And Elias will sacrifice anything to help her succeed. But the two couldn’t have anticipated the dark forces—human and supernatural—that are working against them.

The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
Published August 30, 2016 by HarperCollins

Set in Manhattan 2118, McGee’s debut novel is filled with tech, luxury, futuristic glamour, and ambition. Leda Cole seems flawless, but her appearance is hiding a dangerous addiction. Eris Dodd-Radson faces a betrayal that tears her carefree life and family apart. Rylin Myers’ job on one of the tower’s highest floor gets her swept up in a life and romance so different from her own. Watt Bakradi takes a spy job that gets him caught up in a web of lies. And, on the thousandth floor, Avery Fuller is designed to be genetically perfect—yet she’s tormented by something she can never have. The five teens of the tower just might lose everything.

georgia peachesGeorgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Published August 30, 2016 by HarperTeen

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years. But when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees. It’s much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, that is until she meets Mary Carlson—the tempting sister of her new friend at school—who just might be interested in her. But she couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Right?

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Published August 30, 2016 by Delacorte Press

This debut is heartbreaking, real, and honest to a fault. Charlotte Davis has lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget—to not think about her father and the river, her best friend who is forever gone, and her mother who has nothing left to give. Her heart is hardened but still hurts, so much so that she’s stopped caring. Charlotte is at the edge and about to lose herself, it’ll take everything she has to survive.

Let me know what your most anticipated release of the week is in the comments!

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