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January YA Releases

A new year means a new crop of books to get excited about. It’s cold outside and there isn’t a better time to curl up with a new book. Whether you like otherworldly fantasy or realistic fiction, there’s a new book at the library for you. Check out these soon to be released young adult novels and put them on hold today!

Splintered by A. G. Howard

splintered cover imageA descendant of the inspiration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother until she finds that Wonderland is real and, if she passes a series of tests to fix Alice’s mistakes, she may save her family from their curse.

 

 

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

the archived book cover imageWhen an otherworldly library called the Archive is compromised from within, sixteen-year-old Mackenzie Bishop must prevent violent, ghost-like Histories from escaping into our world.

 

 

 

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

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Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.

 

 

Level 2 by Lenore Aplehans

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Seventeen-year-old Felicia Ward is dead and spending her time in the hive reliving her happy memories–but when Julian, a dark memory from her past, breaks into the hive and demands that she come with him, she discovers that even the afterlife is more complicated and dangerous then she dreamed.

 

 

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

the madman's daughter cover imageDr. Moreau’s daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father’s island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.

 

 

 

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

paper valentine book cover imageFollowed everywhere by the ghost of her recently deceased best friend, Hannah investigates the serial murders of young girls in her community.

 

 

 

Prophecy by Ellen Oh

prophecy book cover imageA demon slayer, the only female warrior in the King’s army, must battle demon soldiers, an evil shaman, and the Demon Lord to find the lost ruby of the Dragon King’s prophecy and save her kingdom.

 

 

 

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

revolution 19 book cover imageTwenty years after robots designed to fight wars abandoned the battlefields and turned their weapons against humans, siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass must risk everything when the wilderness community where they have spent their lives in hiding is discovered by the bots.

 

 

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

the tragedy paper cover imageWhile preparing for the most dreaded assignment at the prestigious Irving School, the Tragedy Paper, Duncan gets wrapped up in the tragic tale of Tim Macbeth, a former student who had a clandestine relationship with the wrong girl, and his own ill-fated romance with Daisy.

 

 

Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer

victoria rebels cover image Through diary entries, reveals the life of Britain’s strong-willed and short-tempered Queen Victoria from the age of eight through her twenty-fourth birthday, up to her third wedding anniversary with her beloved Albert in 1843.

 

 

 

Historical, sci-fi, dystopian… there’s something for everyone among these ten January releases!

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