Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

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Publisher: Little Island Books

Publication date: September 7, 2017

Category: YA

Genre: Fairytale, feminist,

Blurb:

Tangled tales of earth, salty tales of water

Bewitched retellings of thirteen classic fairy-tales with brave and resilient heroines. Tales of blood and intrigue, betrayal and enchantment from a leading Irish YA author.

With 13 stunning black and white illustrations by new Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan.

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Warcross By Marie Lu

 

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Publisher: Penguin

Publication date: September 12, 2017

Category: YA

Genre: Science fiction, adventure

Blurb:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication date: September 7, 2017

Genre: science fiction

Category: YA

Blurb:

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?

Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J. Continue reading

Release by Patrick Ness

Release

Release by Patrick Ness

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication date: May 4, 2017

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ,

Category: YA

Blurb:

Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…
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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

 

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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Publisher: Faber Faber

Publication date: May 4, 2017

Genre: Bildungsroman, drama

Category: NA

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An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, The Lesser Bohemians is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date: March 28, 2017

Genre: myth, fantasy, romance, adventure

Category: YA

Blurb:

A brand new, heart-stopping novel and the first in a thrilling duology from the much-loved author of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE trilogy, Laini Taylor.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Continue reading

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Children’s

Publication date: May 30, 2017

Genre: mystery, contemporary, fiction

Category: YA

Blurb:

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date: January 31, 2017

Genre: mystery, romance, fantasy

Category: YA

Blurb:

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

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.

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