Books Released This Week: November 14-20 2016

Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of November 14, 2016.

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Claire
Published November 15, 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

A collection of short stories, Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy follows Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter.  Simon has been a human and a vampire, now after being stripped of his memories he throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself. But being a non-Shadowhunter student, Simon’s sent to live in the basement. And his extent of weapons training is hours of D&D.

this is our storyThis is Our Story by Ashley Elston 
Published November 15, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then her boss is handed the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys: five boys went into the woods. Four came back. They won’t say who shot, and it could be anyone of them. The District Attorney wants it swept under the rug. Kate won’t let that happen. But digging up secrets is dangerous.

Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
Published November 15, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels for cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the flash curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city. But when newcomers arrive at Orion’s outpost, she is forced to question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the curium shield.

girl in the pictureThe Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir
Published November 15, 2016 by Delacorte Press/Random House

When Chace Porter is found dead in the woods, the only clue the police find is a picture of that girl. Nicole is the girl in the picture. A girl who no one knew was even close to Chace–and whose dormmate, Lana Rivera, was Chace’s girlfriend. Told in alternating points of view, readers will piece together the story of a starcrossed love, a fractured friendship–and what really happened the night Chace was killed.

The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred
Published November 15, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Pen seems is popular, quiet, and deferential to her boyfriend. However, when one looks past the facade she’s honest, opinionated, and not sure she’s like other girls. Benedict seems to be a nerd. But he knows he’s destined for greatness. When the two meet at a resort over winter break they are drawn together despite their differences. But can they have a happily ever after?

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


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