New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

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Young Adult New Releases March 28th 2023

How time flies when you track your months by book release Tuesdays! Am I right?! Whew another release week is here, and another day my bank account is attacked, as well as my psyche, when I realize I can never read all the new books I want to read, because my time is not infinite. Well enough of that…it’s time to wish today’s YA releases a happy happy book birthday! Check out most of today’s releases below, or to see all of March releases in one place check our Bookshop page! Now go celebrate with some new books!



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Stars and Smoke (Stars and Smoke, #1)

by Marie Lu
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 336
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This smoldering enemies-to-lovers novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu puts a superstar global phenomenon and a hotshot young spy on a collision course with danger – and Cupid’s arrow – in an electric new series perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Ally Carter.

Meet Winter Young – International pop sensation, with a voice like velvet and looks that could kill. His star power has smashed records, selling out stadiums from LA to London. His rabid fans would move heaven and earth for even a glimpse of him – just imagine what they’d do to become his latest fling.

Meet Sydney Cossette – Part of an elite covert ops group, Sydney joined their ranks as their youngest spy with plans to become the best agent they’ve ever had. An ice queen with moves as dangerous as her comebacks, Sydney picks up languages just as quickly as she breaks hearts. She's fiery, no-nonsense, and has zero time for romance – especially with a shameless flirt more used to serving sass than taking orders.

When a major crime boss gifts his daughter a private concert with Winter for her birthday, Sydney and Winter's lives suddenly collide. Tasked with infiltrating the crime organization’s inner circle, Sydney is assigned as Winter's bodyguard with Winter tapped to join her on the mission of a lifetime as a new spy recruit. Sydney may be the only person alive impervious to Winter's charms, but as their mission brings them closer, she’s forced to admit that there's more to Winter Young than just a handsome face . . .

Romance and danger abound in this “brilliant, breathtaking ride that will leave you clamoring for the sequel.” —Tahereh Mafi, #1 internationally bestselling author of Shatter Me .



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Made of Stars

by Jenna Voris
Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Pages: 368
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Inspired by the lawless love story of Bonnie and Clyde, Jenna Voris's heart-stopping tale of passion and crime will have you seeing stars.

Shane and Ava are a team. He steals the aircraft, she charms their mark, and together they take what they need. Not even their distracting chemistry could get in the way. Until Shane was caught and left to rot on a prison moon. Now, freshly escaped from confinement and simmering with anger, he has his sights set on their biggest job yet.

Cyrus just graduated from the flight academy with a shiny new position lined up reporting to a well-respected general. On his very first assignment, he stops the outlaws in their tracks--or he would have, if his annoyingly handsome copilot, Lark, hadn't fallen for Ava's deception.

But when Shane uncovers a top-secret plot that would leave his and Ava's home world at the mercy of Cyrus's military leaders, he makes it his mission to thwart them at all costs. It isn't long before the two of them make interstellar headlines with each new heist. And thanks to a chance run-in with the rebels, Cyrus is caught between two versions of the truth. He must pick a side--and fast. Because Shane and Ava will bring the planet to its knees . . . or die trying.




New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Into the Light

by Mark Oshiro
Published by: Tor Teen
on March 28, 2023
Genres: LGBTQIA+, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 448
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KEEP YOUR SECRETS CLOSE TO HOME

It’s been one year since Manny was cast out of his family and driven into the wilderness of the American Southwest. Since then, Manny lives by self-taught rules that keep him moving—and keep him alive. Now, he’s taking a chance on a traveling situation with the Varela family, whose attractive but surly son, Carlos, seems to promise a new future.

Eli abides by the rules of his family, living in a secluded community that raised him to believe his obedience will be rewarded. But an unsettling question slowly eats away at Eli’s once unwavering faith in Reconciliation: Why can’t he remember his past?

But the reported discovery of an unidentified body in the hills of Idyllwild, California, will draw both of these young men into facing their biggest fears and confronting their own identity—and who they are allowed to be.

For fans of Courtney Summers and Tiffany D. Jackson, Into the Light is a ripped-from-the-headlines story with Oshiro's signature mix of raw emotions and visceral prose—but with a startling twist you’ll have to read to believe.



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Last Sunrise in Eterna

by Amparo Ortiz
Published by: Page Street Kids
Genres: Magical Realism, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 336
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Three teenagers are invited to spend seven days on the secluded island floating off the coast of Puerto Rico to learn the magic of the elves.

All they have to do is give up their dreams.

Seventeen-year-old goth Sevim Burgos hates elves. Everyone else on earth loves the elves (especially their handsome princes) and would give anything to participate in Eterna's annual Exchange, where three teens can trade their dreams for a week of elven magic.

But Sevim knows things most people don't. She can see through the illusions the elves use to conceal their crimes. Ever since elves killed her father, Sevim has longed for revenge. So to help support her single mother, she has been selling abandoned elf corpses on the black market.

But it turns out that the elf prince Aro has noticed Sevim bodysnatching, so he kidnaps her mother in retaliation. To get her mother back, Sevim must participate in the Exchange.

In the home of the elves, Sevim will have to surrender her dreams and put her trust in the charming prince who took the last family member she has in order to master the art of elf magic. And in working with him, she will discover how the royal elves might be more tied to her own history than she ever suspected.



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

A Door in the Dark

by Scott Reintgen
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Fantasy, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 368
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One of Us is Lying meets A Deadly Education in this fantasy thriller that follows six teenage wizards as they fight to make it home alive after a malfunctioning spell leaves them stranded in the wilderness.

Ren Monroe has spent four years proving she’s one of the best wizards in her generation. But top marks at Balmerick University will mean nothing if she fails to get recruited into one of the major houses. Enter Theo Brood. If being rich were a sin, he’d already be halfway to hell. After a failed and disastrous party trick, fate has the two of them crossing paths at the public waxway portal the day before holidays—Theo’s punishment is to travel home with the scholarship kids. Which doesn’t sit well with any of them.

A fight breaks out. In the chaos, the portal spell malfunctions. All six students are snatched from the safety of the school’s campus and set down in the middle of nowhere. And one of them is dead on arrival.

If anyone can get them through the punishing wilderness with limited magical reserves it’s Ren. She’s been in survival mode her entire life. But no magic could prepare her for the tangled secrets the rest of the group is harboring, or for what’s following them through the dark woods…



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

The Quiet and the Loud

by Helena Fox
Published by: Dial Books
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult
Pages: 384
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A heartbreaking, hopeful, and timely novel about holding too tight to family secrets, healing from trauma, and falling in love, from the award-winning author of How It Feels to Float

George’s life is loud. On the water, though, with everything hushed above and below, she is steady, silent. Then her estranged dad says he needs to talk, and George’s past begins to wake up, looping around her ankles, trying to drag her under.

But there’s no time to sink. George’s best friend, Tess, is about to become, officially, a teen mom, her friend Laz is in despair about the climate crisis, her gramps would literally misplace his teeth if not for her, and her moms fill the house with fuss and chatter. Before long, heat and smoke join the noise as dis­tant wildfires begin to burn.

George tries to stay steady. When her father tells her his news and the memo­ries roar back to life, George turns to Calliope, the girl who has just cartwheeled into her world and shot it through with colors. And it’s here George would stay—quiet and safe—if she could. But then Tess has her baby, and the earth burns hotter, and the past just will not stay put.

A novel about the contours of friendship, family, forgiveness, trauma, and love, and about our hopeless, hopeful world, Helena Fox’s gorgeous follow-up to How It Feels to Float explores the stories we suppress and the stories we speak—and the healing that comes when we voice the things we’ve kept quiet for so long.



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Spin

by Rebecca Caprara
Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult
Pages: 400
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The Song of Achilles and Circe get a sapphic, young adult twist in this gorgeously lush, feminist retelling of the myth of Arachne spun in moving verse.

Sixteen-year-old Arachne is ostracized by all but her family and closest friend, Celandine. Turning to her loom for solace, Arachne learns to weave, finding her voice and her strength through the craft. After the tragic loss of her family, Arachne and Celandine flee to the city of Colophon, where Arachne’s skills are put to the test. Word of her talent spreads quickly, leading to a confrontation with the goddess Athena, who demands that Arachne repent.

But Arachne will not be silenced. She challenges Athena, and a fateful weaving contest ensues, resulting in an exposé of divine misdeeds, a shocking transformation, and unexpected redemption.



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Greymist Fair

by Francesca Zappia
Published by: Harper Collins
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 336
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The people of Greymist Fair know that the woods are a dangerous and magical place, and that they should never set foot off the road. But when a young tailor discovers a body on the road, her search for the culprit reveals even more strange and dark happenings around her town. From acclaimed author Francesca Zappia, Greymist Fair is a suspenseful and inventive murder-mystery inspired by the lesser-known fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. Greymist Fair will bewitch readers of Rachel Vincent’s Red Wolf, Liz Braswell’s A Twisted Tale series, and fans of Into the Woods.

Features chapter decorations by the author throughout, as well as a map.

Two roads lead into a dark forest. They meet at Greymist Fair, the village hidden in the trees, a place kept alive by the families that never leave. The people of Greymist Fair know the woods are a dangerous and magical place, and to set foot off the road is to invite trouble.

When Heike, the village’s young tailor, discovers a body on the road, she goes looking for who is responsible. But her quest only leads to more strange happenings around Greymist Fair.

Inspired by the original, bloody, lesser-known fairytales of the Brothers Grimm, acclaimed author Francesca Zappia crafts an enthralling murder-mystery that will keep readers turning the pages. Told from multiple points of view, with each narrative building on the crime discovered by Heike, Greymist Fair examines the themes of childhood fears, growing into adult responsibilities, and finding a place to call home amid the trials of life and death.



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Wolfwood

by Marianna Baer
Published by: Amulet Books
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 384
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A teenage girl begins secretly forging paintings, plunging her into a dark and dangerous imaginary world

Indigo and her mother, once-famous artist Zoe Serra, have barely been scraping by since her mom's breakdown. When a gallery offers Zoe a revival show for her unfinished blockbuster series, Wolfwood, Indigo knows it's a crucial chance to finally regain stability.

Zoe, however, mysteriously refuses. Desperate not to lose the opportunity, Indigo secretly takes up the brush herself.

It turns out, there might be a very good reason her mother wants nothing to do with Wolfwood.

Painting submerges Indigo into Wolfwood itself—a dangerous jungle where an army of grotesque, monstrous flora are in a violent battle with a band of girls. As Indigo enters Wolfwood again and again, the line between fantasy and reality blurs. It's a tenuous balancing act: keeping her forgery secret and her mind lucid, all while fighting her attraction to Kai, the son of the gallery owner.

And by the time Indigo realizes the true nature of the monsters she's up against, it might be too late—and the monsters might just win.



New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Chaos & Flame (Chaos & Flame, #1)

by Tessa Gratton, Justina Ireland
Published by: Razorbill
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 336
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From New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland and Tessa Gratton comes the first book in a ferocious YA fantasy duology featuring ancient magic, warring factions, and a romance between the two people in the world with the most cause to hate one another.

Darling Seabreak cannot remember anything before the murder of her family at the hands of House Dragon, but she knows she owes her life to both the power of her Chaos Boon and House Kraken for liberating her from the sewers where she spent her childhood. So when her adoptive Kraken father is captured in battle, Darling vows to save him--even if that means killing each and every last member of House Dragon.

Talon Goldhoard has always been a dutiful War Prince for House Dragon, bravely leading the elite troops of his brother, the High Prince Regent. But lately his brother's erratic rule threatens to undo a hundred years of House Dragon's hard work, and factions are turning to Talon to unseat him. Talon resists, until he's ambushed by a fierce girl who looks exactly like the one his brother has painted obsessively, repeatedly, for years, and Talon knows she's the key to everything.

Together, Darling and Talon must navigate the treacherous waters of House politics, caught up in the complicated game the High Prince Regent is playing against everyone. The unlikeliest of allies, they'll have to stop fighting each other long enough to learn to fight together in order to survive the fiery prophecies and ancient blood magic threatening to devastate their entire world.





New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

In Nightfall

by Suzanne Young
Published by: Delacorte Press
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 384
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In the quaint town of Nightfall, Oregon, it isn't the dark you should be afraid of--it's the girls. The Lost Boys meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this propulsive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Treatment.

Theo and her brother, Marco, threw the biggest party of the year. And got caught. Their punishment? Leave Arizona to spend the summer with their grandmother in the rainy beachside town of Nightfall, Oregon--population 846 souls.

The small town is cute, when it's not raining, but their grandmother is superstitious and strangely antisocial. Upon their arrival she lays out the one house rule: always be home before dark. But Theo and Marco are determined to make the most of their summer, and on their first day they meet the enigmatic Minnow and her friends. Beautiful and charismatic, the girls have a magnetic pull that Theo and her brother can't resist.

But Minnow and her friends are far from what they appear.And that one rule? Theo quickly realizes she should have listened to her grandmother. Because after dark, something emerges in Nightfall. And it doesn't plan to let her leave.





New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

You Wouldn't Dare

by Samantha Markum
Published by: Wednesday Books
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 368
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A rom com about trying to have the summer of your life before everything changes - only to realize change might be exactly what you need...

When Juniper Nash Abreheart kissed Graham Isham for the first time, she had no idea it would nearly be the end of their friendship.
More specifically, she had no idea that the terrible, unforgivable thing she did to keep their summer fling a secret wouldn’t just ruin their friendship, but also Graham’s entire life. Now, months since the fallout, Junie and Graham spend most of their time sidestepping conversational landmines on the journey back to normalcy.

Junie is sure the strangeness between her and Graham is her biggest problem - until her mom hires Tallulah, her boyfriend’s surly teenage daughter, to work at their family café, and then announces they’ll all be moving in together at the end of the summer. The only bright spot ahead is Junie’s dad’s upcoming visit, just in time for her community theater production. And then poor turnout soon threatens that.

But when Junie starts to realize the feelings she swore to take care of last summer have lingered, saving her production and managing her hostile relationship with Tallulah might be the least of her problems. Graham isn’t just off limits - their friendship has been mended to barely withstand a breeze, and the gale force of Junie’s feelings could be just what breaks them.

Samantha Markum’s You Wouldn’t Dare is about the risks and triumphs that come with being brave enough to take a chance at what you really want, including love.




New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Rising Class: How Three First-Generation College Students Conquered Their First Year

by Jennifer Miller
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Non-Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 352
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Making it through the first year of college is tough. What makes it even tougher is being the first in your family to do so. Who can you turn to when you need advice?

First Generation follows three first-generation freshmen, Briani, Conner, and Jacklynn, as they not only experience their first semester of college, but the COVID-19 pandemic that turned their Spring semester upside down. From life in the ivy league to classes at a community college, this nonfiction book follows these students' challenges, successes, and dreams as they tackle their first year of college and juggle responsibilities to their families back home.

Eye-opening and poignant, Jennifer Miller writes a narrative nonfiction story that speaks to new beginnings, coming of age, and perseverance.




New Release Tuesday: YA New Releases March 28th 2023

Alice in Wonderland: The Official Cookbook

by Insight Editions, Elena Craig, S.T. Bende
Published by: Insight Editions
on March 28, 2023
Genres: Non-Fiction
Pages: 128
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Go down the rabbit hole with Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the other beloved residents of Wonderland with this whimsical cookbook inspired by the animated classic Alice in Wonderland!

Mealtimes keep getting “curiouser and curiouser,” with this delightful cookbook featuring over 50 delicious recipes inspired by Alice in Wonderland! Filled with fantastical appetizers, mains, and desserts, this all-ages cookbook includes an exciting range of recipes that fans will love, such as Unbirthday Cake, Curiosi-Tea, and more!

Featuring full-color photography, suggestions for alternate ingredients, and tips and tricks from your favorite characters, Alice in Wonderland: The Official Cookbook is the perfect companion for a mad tea party!

50+ RECIPES: Dishes such as Unbirthday Cake and Curiosi-Tea will delight fans!

TIPS AND TRICKS: Also Includes a helpful nutrition guide and suggestions for alternate ingredients, so those with dietary restrictions can also enjoy.

FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS: Perfect for kids, adults, and families, this book has easy-to-follow recipes and everyday ingredients, making it ideal for every chef, meal, and occasion.

STUNNING IMAGES: Beautiful, full-color photos of the finished dishes help ensure success!

ADD TO YOUR DISNEY COLLECTION: Pair a meal from Alice in Wonderland: The Official Cookbook with recipes from Insight Editions’ delightful line of Disney cookbooks, including Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook and Entertaining Guide, Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook, and Disney Princess: Healthy Treats Cookbook.







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