Here are some the first young adult releases of the year! All of these descriptions are slightly altered from Goodreads.
Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Published January 3, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion
After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.
Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Published January 3, 2017 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act. Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night. When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe and a normal life has never been more appealing. But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks.
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Published January 3, 2017 by Sourcebooks
Lizzie Lovett disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. And Hawthorn Creely has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk— but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Published January 3, 2017 by Bloomsbury
Everything fifteen-year-old Jackie Stone says and does 24/7 is being taped and broadcast to every television in America. Why? Because her dad is dying of a brain tumor and he has auctioned his life on eBay to the highest bidder: a ruthless TV reality show executive at ATN. Gone is her privacy. Gone is the whole family’s dignity as ATN twists their words and makes a public mockery of their lives on Life and Death. But most of all, Jackie fears that one day very soon her father will just be gone. Armed with her ingenuity and the power of the internet, Jackie is determined to end the show and reclaim all of their lives, even in death.
Let me know which release you’re most excited for this week!