5 New January Releases (YA)!
Today I'm going to talk about 5 new YA releases coming out in January that you probably don't want to miss! Of course there are lots more books coming out this month, but I'm just going to talk about 5 that I'm personally excited for or that I know other people are.
I am going to try and mention more diverse books each month, but I am struggling to find enough to talk about each month. So, if you know of any coming out in the next few months then please leave them below in the comments. I only found 1 or so this month, but hopefully I can find more next month.
Anyway, let's get into the new releases...
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Synopsis: When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
Release Date: January 17th 2017
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25014114-history-is-all-you-left-me?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/History-Is-All-You-Left-Me/9781616956929
Dreadnought by April Daniels (Nemesis #1)
Synopsis: Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of the world's greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, she was trying to keep people from finding out she's transgender. But then her second-hand superpowers transformed her body into what she's always thought it should be. Now there's no hiding that she's a girl.
It should be the happiest time of her life, but between her father's dangerous obsession with curing her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he's entitled to date her, and the classmate who is secretly a masked vigilante, Danny's first weeks living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined.
She doesn't have much time to adjust. Dreadnought's murderer, a cyborg named Utopia, still haunts the streets of New Port City. If Danny can't sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.
Release Date: January 24th 2017
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30279514-dreadnought?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Dreadnought-April-Daniels/9781682300688
Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan
Synopsis: Carys and Max have ninety minutes of air left.
None of this was supposed to happen.
But perhaps this doesn’t need to be the end…
Adrift in space with nothing to hold on to but each other, Carys and Max can’t help but look back at the well-ordered world they have left behind – at the rules they couldn’t reconcile themselves to, and a life to which they might now never return.
For in a world where love is banned, what happens when you find it?
Release Date: January 26th 2017
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26804769-hold-back-the-stars
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Hold-Back-the-Stars/9780857524003
Exo by Fonda Lee (Exo #1)
Synopsis: It’s been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose alien rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn’t one of them. His dad holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison in the collaborationist government, and Donovan’s high social standing along with his exocel (a remarkable alien technology fused to his body) guarantee him a bright future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry and Donovan’s abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience, determined to end alien control.
When Sapience realizes whose son Donovan is, they think they’ve found the ultimate bargaining chip . But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan’s survival. Because if Sapience kills him, it could spark another intergalactic war. And Earth didn’t win the last one . . .
Release Date: January 31st 2017
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26532931-exo?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Exo-Fond-Lee/9780545933438
Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1)
Synopsis: Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
Release Date: January 31st 2017
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27883214-caraval?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Caraval/9781473629141
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