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The nominations for the 2015 Carnegie Medal have been announced. What a completely amazing selection of titles! Includes quite a few Ink Slinger books, too! Very exciting…




If you’re trying to keep up with YA this year, I’ve got you covered.

Here’s a round-up of books hitting shelves between now and the end of the year, with a bonus guide to 10 YA books to have on your radar for spring 2015.

Dig in.



Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (October 21 - 27). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 21st
When Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the swamp, a girl named Lenora May returns in his place, and now Sterling is the only person who remembers her brother ever existed.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: October 21st
Blue Sargent has found friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Famous In Love (Famous In Love #1) by Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: October 21st
When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Caught between two co-stars, Paige must figure out who she is while the whole world watches.

Follow Me Through Darkness (The Boundless Trilogy #1) by Danielle Ellison
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: October 21st
Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose believed she could trust the Elders. Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her. Now she’s on the run through a wasteland.

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: October 21st
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq’s death, everyone has something to say.

The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: October 21st
To Adara it seemed the ice dragon had always been there. On a calm day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon Adara’s home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from destruction.

In Her Head, In Her Eyes by Yukimi Ogawa
Publisher: Book Smugglers Publishing
Release date: October 21st
Pot Head, they called her. In a noble house, Island-born Hase is an outcast, ridiculed by her fellow servants and employers because of the sphere that covers her head. Little does the household know that Hase has a mission and a purpose.

Loop (Loop #1) by Karen Akins
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 21st
At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, Bree botches a midterm and discovers that a rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers.

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles #5) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 21st
The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Emma and Jonah are at the center of it all.

Time’s Edge (The CHRONOS Files #2) by Rysa Walker
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: October 21st
To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his time travelers from rewriting history and jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands.

You can read In Her Head, In Her Eyes free online here


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Spotlight: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is…

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Give-Away: Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen

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Synopsis from Goodreads

Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she’s getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next … until she meets Quinton…

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Tantalizing Trailers: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel


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Title: The Book of Ivy
Series: The Book of Ivy #1
Author: Amy Engel
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: 11 Nov 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years…

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Spotlight plus Give-Away: Rowdy by Jay Crownover

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and…

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