Books Released This Week: September 19-25 2016

Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of September 19th, 2016.

three dark crownsThree Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Published September 20, 2016 by HarperTeen

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, each possessor of a coveted magic, and fated to fight it out for the crown. Mirabella is an elemental—fingertips able to spark a fire or deadly storm. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe is a naturalist, controller of plant and animal life alike. With their sixteenth birthday—and the fight approaching—there’s only one problem. Katherine and Arsinoe have been faking their power. Alliances will be formed, betrayals, will happen and Fennbirn will have a queen.

Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3) by Sara Raash
Published September 20, 2016 by Balzer + Bray

Meira will do anything to save her world. To do so, she will need to enter the labyrinth, destroy the same magic she’s learning to control, and make the biggest sacrifice yet. Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally, find Meira, and tell her how he really feels before everything slips completely out of reach. Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. With the help of an unexpected ally, she will take action.

a shadow bright and burningA Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Published September 20, 2016 by Random House BFYR

Henrietta Howel is the first female sorcerer—the one who’s been prophesied. She is brought to London to train and meet her fellow sorcerer trainees, a group of eager young men. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. But the more she discovers about being a sorcerer, the more Henrietta doubts that she’s the prophesied one. But with a battle looming, she must decide how much she’s willing to risk.

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Published September 20, 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

In this retelling of the ice queen, teenager Snow has spent most of her life in the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. But, she knows she’s not crazy, that she doesn’t belong. She breaks free, out into the nearby woods where the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur. Snow finds herself in frigid Algid, her real home with witches, thieves, and a mysterious boy named Kai. Algid is a land of secrets upon secrets, and Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage and her ruthless father—the king.

the female of the speciesThe Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Published September 20, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books

After her sister’s murder three years ago, Alex Craft learned the language of violence—and uncaged it on the killer who walked free. Now, she forces herself into the shadows, makes herself become the girl unseen. But Jack Fisher sees her. He’s typical star athlete, in the running for valedictorian, and dating the homecoming queen. Still harboring guilt for his role in the night of the murder, Jack no longer wants to just see Alex but know her. So does, Peekay. The preacher’s kid is how’s she’s labeled, but Peekay knows the taste of a beer and the feel of her ex-boyfriend. She starts to form a friendship with Alex as they both work at the local animal shelter. All three teens will be forced together by circumstance their senior year.

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

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