Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of November 7, 2016.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Published November 8, 2016 by Feiwel & Friends
Catherine is one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts. But, a talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. Her mother thinks such a goal is unthinkable for the possible next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. This is how the Red Queen came to be.
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Published November 8, 2016 by Sky Pony Press
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. Seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows this too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. He gets reassigned to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice is eager, but the boy maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon realizes that the boy is the tower’s clock spirit, and even though they’re drawn together Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden.
All in Pieces by Suzanne Young
Published November 8, 2016 by Simon Pulse
After Savannah Sutton stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother for being disabled, she was sent to Brooks Academy—a high school that’s used as a temporary detention center. Because apparently she has “anger issues.” Savvy’s struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago, and her alcoholic dad can’t be bothered. Then there’s Cameron, a new student at Brooks with issues of his own. With her aunt seeking custody of her brother, Cameron trying to break down her walls, and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy’s fighting to hold all the pieces together.
Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
Published November 8, 2016 by Delacorte Press
Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. She has cystic fibrosis, and is tired of worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college. And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb. When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she might win some real money. But soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.
Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Published November 8, 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she’s on her way to art school. But first she has some unfinished business with her dad. So she’s driving halfway across the country to his wedding. He happens to be marrying her mom’s ex-best friend. It’s not like Jess wasn’t invited, she was. She just never told anyone she was coming.
The Infinity of You & Me by J.Q. Coyle
Published November 8, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Alicia hallucinates different worlds—strange, decaying, otherworldly yet undeniably real worlds that are completely unlike her own. In one particularly vivid hallucination, Alicia is drawn to a boy her own age named Jax who’s trapped in a dying universe. Days later, her long-lost father shows up at her birthday party, telling her that the hallucinations aren’t hallucinations, but real worlds. This leads her on a journey to find out who she is while trying to save the people and worlds she loves.