Hey everyone! I know this is a day late, but I still wanted to post it. Here’s my update on young adult releases for the week of December 26, 2016.
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Published December 27, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer. However, the alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows.
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Published December 27, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. Falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, she dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.
Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row #3) by Ally Carter
Published December 27, 2016 by Scholastic Press
Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed . . . or so everyone thought. Now Grace Blakely knows the truth. There was one survivor, and that survivor’s blood runs through her veins. This simple fact could cause a revolution—which is why some people will stop at nothing to keep it from coming to light. There is only one way for Grace to save herself, save her family, and save the boy she loves. She must outmaneuver her foes, cut through the web of lies that has surrounded her for years, and go back to the source of all her troubles, despite the risk.
Let me know your most anticipated release of the week in the comments!