5 December YA Releases!
I just wanted to quickly say that I spent a good hour or two browsing around online to try and find some more diverse releases, but really struggled to, so I've just picked random releases that I liked the sound of.
However, I'm going to try every month from January onwards to write a post about diverse, new releases coming out each month. Though, if there are months that I struggle to find any (like this month), I'll just pick 5 YA releases I like the sound of.
I'm doing this because I know so many people want to try and read more diverse YA books (just like me), but struggle to know where to start, so I thought it'd be a good thing to start in 2017!
Right, anyway let's pretend it's not nearly halfway through the month and basically all of these books are already out... here's 5 December YA Releases!
Teach Me To Forget by Erica M. Chapman
Release Date: December 2nd (Merit Press)
This is the story of Ellery, a girl who learns how to live while waiting for the date she chose to die.
Ellery's bought the gun, made arrangements for her funeral, and even picked the day. A Wednesday. Everything has fallen into place.
Now all she has to do is die.
When her plans go awry and the gun she was going to kill herself with breaks, she does the one thing she has control over--return it and get a new one. After tormenting the crusty customer service associate by trying to return the gun with the wrong receipt, Ellery gets caught by the security guard who also happens to be someone she knows -- the annoyingly perfect Colter Sawyer from her English class.
Colter quickly uncovers what she's hiding and is determined to change her mind. After confessing a closely held secret of his own, he promises not to tell hers. Ellery tries to fight her attraction to him as the shadows of her past cling tight around her, but when she's faced with another tragedy, she must decide whether she can learn to live with what she's done or follow through with her plan to die.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29526341-teach-me-to-forget?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Teach-Me-to-Forget/9781440594571
AMAZON (UK) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teach-Me-Forget-Erica Chapman/dp/1440594570/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481399321&sr=1-1&keywords=teach+me+to+forget
AMAZON (US) - https://www.amazon.com/Teach-Me-Forget-Erica-Chapman/dp/1440594570/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481399392&sr=1-1&keywords=teach+me+to+forget+by+erica+m.+chapman
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane
Release Date: December 1st (Skyscape)
According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens.
Zander does not fit in—or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There’s her cabinmate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.
But amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30057557-the-odds-of-loving-grover-cleveland?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Odds-of-Loving-Grover-Cleveland-Rebekah-Crane/9781503939820?ref=grid-view
AMAZON (UK) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Odds-Loving-Grover-Cleveland/dp/1503939820/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481400033&sr=1-1&keywords=the+odds+of+loving+grover+cleveland
AMAZON (US) - https://www.amazon.com/Odds-Loving-Grover-Cleveland/dp/1503939820/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481400033&sr=1-1&keywords=the+odds+of+loving+grover+cleveland
Ever The Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill
Release Date: December 27th (HMH Books For Young Readers)
Synopsis: 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. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. 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, it’s not so simple.
The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28114396-ever-the-hunted?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Ever-the-Hunted/9780544664456
AMAZON (UK) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ever-Hunted-Clash-Kingdoms-Novel/dp/0544664450/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481400576&sr=1-1&keywords=ever+the+hunted
AMAZON (US) - https://www.amazon.com/Ever-Hunted-Clash-Kingdoms-Novel/dp/0544664450/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481400576&sr=1-1&keywords=ever+the+hunted
Lost Girl (Neverwood Chronicles #1) by Chanda Hahn
Release Date: December 13th (Chnda Hahn)
Wendy doesn't remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.
A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she's hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?
Alterations by Stephanie Scott
Release Date: December 6th (Bloomsbury Spark)
If anyone saw the prom boards Amelia Blanco makes on her favorite fashion app, they'd think Ethan Laurenti was her boyfriend. They wouldn't know that all the plans she's made for them are just dreams, and that she's the girl who watches him from the kitchen while her parents cook for his famous family.
When Amelia's abuelita enrolls her in a month-long fashion internship in NYC, Amelia can't imagine leaving Miami--and Ethan--for that long. As soon as she gets to New York, however, she finds a bigger world and new possibilities. She meets people her own age who can actually carry on a conversation about stitching and design. Her pin boards become less about prom with Ethan and more about creating her own style. By the time she returns to Miami, Amelia feels like she can accomplish anything, and surprises herself by agreeing 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 . . . even though he has a reality TV star girlfriend he conveniently keeps forgetting about. The "new and improved" Amelia soon finds herself in between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and choice she never dreamed she'd have to make.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25361965-alterations?ac=1&from_search=true
AMAZON (UK) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alterations-Stephanie-Scott-ebook/dp/B01M59LROR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481402127&sr=8-1&keywords=Alterations+by+Stephanie+Scott
AMAZON (US) - https://www.amazon.com/Alterations-Stephanie-Scott-ebook/dp/B01M59LROR/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481402063&sr=1-1&keywords=Alterations+by+Stephanie+Scott
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