Here’s an update on young adult releases for the week of December 6, 2016.
Alterations by Stephanie Scott
Published December 6, 2016 by Bloomsbury Spark
Amelia Blanco has been pinning after Ethan Laurenti for forever. But when she’s enrolled in a month-long fashion internship in NYC, Amelia finds a bigger world and new possibilities. Her pin boards become less about prom with Ethan and more about creating her own style. When she returns to Miami, Amelia’s confidence has soared and she’s agreed to help Ethan’s awkward, Steve-Jobs-wannabe brother, Liam, create his own fashion app. As Liam and Amelia get closer, Ethan realizes that this newly confident, stylish girl may be the one for him after all. Finding herself in-between two brothers, Amelia finds herself having to a make a choice she never dreamed of .
Spindle (A Thousand Nights #2) by E.K. Johnston
Published December 6, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen drove the demon out of her husband and saved her country from fire and blood. Her family has prospered beyond the borders of their village, and two new kingdoms have sprouted on either side of the mountains where the demons are kept prisoner by bright iron, and by the creatures the Storyteller Queen made to keep them contained. But the prison is crumbling. A demon has regained her power. When a princess is born, the demon is ready with the final blow: a curse that will cost the princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life.
The Blazing Star by Imani Josey
Published December 6, 2016 by Wise Ink
Sixteen-year-old Portia White is used to being overlooked—after all, her twin sister Alex is a literal genius. But when Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she takes center stage in a way she never expected. She gains a new strength and wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow. As Portia and the girls discover that they’re linked to the past by more than just chance, they have to decide what it truly means to be yourself, to love your sister, and to find your way home.
Did I Mention I Miss You? (The DIMLY Trilogy #3 )by Estelle Maskame
Published December 6, 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
It’s been a year since Eden last spoke to Tyler. She remains furious with him for his abrupt departure last summer but has done her best to move on with her life at college in Chicago. As school breaks up for the summer, she’s heading back to Santa Monica, but she’s not the only one who decides to come home. Despite their breakup, Tyler’s determined to rekindle what they once had. Having been left behind to deal with the aftermath of their bombshell revelation and a family torn apart, Eden’s not sure she can forgive him.