Books Released This Week: October 31-November 6 2016

Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of October 31st, 2016.

The Romantics by Leah Konen
Published November 1, 2016 by Amulet Books

Gael Brennan’s first big relationship is about to crumble on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” Love’s trying to set Gael’s fate back on course, but all of the meddling might only hurt Gael more.

the sun is also a starThe Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Published November 1, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. But then she meets Daniel on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not convenient. Especially because her family is twelve hours away from being  deported to Jamaica. Daniel has always had to fit his parents’ perfect mold. But seeing Natasha, he forgets that. It has him thinking fate has something extraordinary in store for the both of them.

We Are Still Tornados by Michael Kun
Published November 1, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends their entire lives. But now they’ve graduated high school and Cath is off to college while Scott is at home pursuing his musical dreams. During their first year apart, their letters (this is the 80’s after all) help them understand everything from heartache, annoying roommates, family drama, and pressure about the future. The only person they can confide in is each other. But does that mean they should be more than friends?

the diabolicThe Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Published November 1, 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young

A Diabolic is created for one purpose, to protect the person they’ve been created for. Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. And when Sidonia is to be taken hostage, Nemesis must become her. She travels to court disguised, having to keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything. In the midst of a rebellion she just might be the key.

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth
Published November 1, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Emma Allen couldn’t be more excited to start her sophomore year. She’s the assistant stage manager for the drama club’s production of Hamlet, her crush Brandon is directing, and she’s rocking a new haircut. But soon after school starts, everything goes haywire. It’s up to Emma to fix it all, but she has no clue where to start. That’s until she falls through the stage’s trap door and lands into the basement of the Globe Theater, London, 1601.

the amateursThe Amateurs by Sara Shepard
Published November 1, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

When Seneca Frazier sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she’s hooked. Helena’s high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. And when Maddy Wright, her best friend from the CNC site, invites Seneca to spend spring break in Connecticut looking into the cold case, she immediately packs her bag. But the moment she steps off the train in trendy, glamorous Dexby, things begin to go wrong.

You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche
Published November 1, 2016 by Razorbill

At a prestigious New York City performing arts school, five friends connect over one dream of stardom. But that dream falters under the pressure of second-semester, senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses between them: Their time together is running out.

infinityInfinity by Jus Accardo
Published November 1, 2016 by Entangled: Teen

There are three things Kori knows for sure about her life. One: Her army general dad is insanely overprotective. Two: The guy he sent to watch her, Cade, is way too good-looking. Three: Everything she knew was a lie. 

Now there are three things Kori never knew about her life. One: There’s a device that allows her to jump dimensions. Two: Cade’s got a lethal secret. Three: Someone wants her dead.

The Best Possible Answer by Katherine Kottaras
Published November 1, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe’s quest for perfection comes to a screeching halt when her boyfriend leaks racy pictures of her to the entire school. Making matters worse, her parents are getting divorced and now her perfect family is falling apart. For the first time, Viv feels like a complete and utter failure. Then she lands a job working at the community pool, where no one knows anything about her past. That includes Evan, a gorgeous guy who she could see herself trusting—something she never thought she’d do again.


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