Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of October 10th, 2016.
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Published October 11, 2016 by Sky Pony Press
Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when villagers start vanishing into the night in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man. But no one except the island’s witch and the mysterious boy Bridey rescues from the water share her suspicions. Bridey must work with the two of them to uncover the evil in the water.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
Published October 11, 2016 by Amulet Books
It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. Hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—perform on stage. By night, best friends Corinne and Ada perform for the crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong, they realize how precarious their position is. With their fellow Iron Casts are shot, their boss disappears, and the law is closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers.
My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
Published October 11, 2016 by Delacorte
While Dee Wilkie is still disappointed about being rejected by the precollege fine arts program of her dreams, she’s ready to spend the summer doing something incredible: wworking on the set of a movie filming in her small Southern town. And the movie just happens to be starring Milo Ritter, the famous pop star Dee has had a crush on forever. But Dee is just a PA, and Milo is disappointingly rude. A few chance encounters though and that all might change.
What Light by Jay Asher
Published October 11, 2016 by Razorbill
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—but they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So she lives too lives, always leaving one and missing the other. That is until this Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb. He has a rough reputation, paying for a mistake made years ago. But Sierra is determined to see beyond that and find him forgiveness and, maybe, redemption.
Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King
Published October 11, 2016 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Sarah is having an existential crisis. She can’t draw. Which is a problem because that’s what she does, draw. Not to mention, she keeps running into past and future versions of herself as she explores the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she’s finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can’t quite recall. And it seems as if her parents have reached the end of staying together for the kids. As Sarah often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original—and yet it still hurts.
Let me know what your most anticipated release of the week is in the comments!