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Neville Longbottom was born on the same day as Harry, July 30th.

Anonymous

Born the day before Harry, actually - J.K. Rowling and Harry share a birthday - but yes, Neville was born on the 30th and not the 20th. This is what happens when one typo slips through the cracks! Thanks for keeping us in line, Anon.



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LIST OF THE WEEK: TEN CONTEMPORARY BEACH READS
Bury your nose in a book and your feet in the sand with these contemporary beach reads. For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter! Don’t forget to check out our new daily format and layout - and enter to win an ad spot or Tracy Barrett’s The Stepsister’s Tale while you’re there!



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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (13th - 21st July). 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!

Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 15th
No matter how far she jogs, Annie can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. To honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

Dirty Wings (All Our Pretty Songs #2) by Sarah McCarry
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 15th
Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents’ house. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives.

Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Del Rey
Release date: July 15th
Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 15th
When the MK virus swept across the planet, a small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s also a thief. After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless.

Innocents (Dusty #1) by Mary Elizabeth & Sarah Elizabeth
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: July 15th
The girl with an innocent heart knows all about bad choices, but has yet to make them for herself. Searching for freedom, she finds it in the delinquent down the hall. The troublemaker with summer-sky blue eyes knows he should stay away, but can’t resist the blissful wonder who makes his house a home.

She Wore Red Trainers by Na’ima B. Robert
Publisher: Kube Publishing
Release date: July 15th
When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her—her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers—in the time it takes to have one look, before lowering his gaze. And, although Ali is still coming to terms with the loss of his mother and exploring his identity as a Muslim, and although Amirah has sworn never to get married, they can’t stop thinking about each other.

Starbreak (Starglass #2) by Phoebe North
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 15th
The Asherah has finally reached Zehava, the long-promised planet. Then Terra finally discovers Vadix. The boy who has haunted her dreams may be their key to survival—but his own dark past has yet to be revealed. And when Aleksandra gets humanity expelled from the planet, it’s up to Terra, with Vadix by her side, to unite her people.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: July 15th
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories following journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

Last Days in Eden by Ann Kelley
Publisher: Luath Press
Release date: July 17th
Alone after the death of her grandparents, Flora is left to survive in a poverty-stricken hamlet, accompanied only be her dog Magna, her friend Kit and an illicit copy of Pride and Prejudice. When Flora is befriended by Li-Li, the daughter of the wealthy and powerful Rice Lord, Mr Lao, she is offered an insight into the lives of those who rule.

The Rain by Virginia Bergin
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: July 17th
People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realize that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood, and eat you from the inside out. Ruby knows she has to get to London to find her dad. She sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country – surviving in the only way she knows how.

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 21st
Cuckoo’s also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves “the Freakshow”) decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques. Not everyone is so willing to join hands, but Cuckoo never stops smiling.

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YA INTERROBANG: ISSUE #30 (JULY 13)
For more articles and information on all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

- Tracy Barrett talks writing, The Stepsister’s Tale and Cinderella.
- Corinne Duyvis talks about diversity in YA and Otherbound.
- Enter to win one of five copies of Tracy Barrett’s novel.
- Walter Dean Myers passed away on July 1st.
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Colorado Romance Writers gave their Award of Excellence to Dirty Little Secret.
- The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize announced their longlist of finalists.
- The Sakura Medal chose David Levithan's Every Day as its winner.
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Cape Henlopen School District removed Emily M. Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from the summer reading program.
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Maggie Stiefvater is touring the U.S. to celebrate the release of Sinner.
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The Brooklyn Book Festival announced its 2014 author line-up.
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Irving Public Library will host the first North Texas Teen Book Festival.
- The Mighty Mississippi Book Blast kicks off on July 14th.
- Lemony Snicket will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the National Book Awards.
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Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano sold to Hyperion.
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Meg Kassel’s debut Black Bird of the Gallows will be published by Egmont.
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Willa Strayhorn's The Way We Bared Our Souls will be released from Razorbill.
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Poppy will publish Erin Lindstrom's debut Not If I See You First.
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Dawn Kurtagich's debut The Dead House will hit shelves in fall 2015.
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Balzer + Bray acquired Jeff Garvin's debut about a gender-fluid teen.
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Feiwel & Friends acquired fantasy Nemesis by Anna Banks.
- Randi Pink's debut Toya will be published by Feiwel and Friends in fall 2016.
- World Book Night US will suspend operations due to the high cost of the event.
- The maker of Penned.me offers four tips for writing YA short stories.
- Warner Bros. picked up Rick Yancey's The Monstrumologist.
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In Off the Page, Lauren Baldo shares art for The Scorpio Races and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
- In Once Upon A Tweet, Alison Ng finds the best of authors on social media.
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In Plays with Words, E.M. Caines talks about setting writing goals.
- Keep up with upcoming YA releases.
- Keep up with recent cover reveals.
- Keep up with recent excerpt releases.
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This week’s list: ten contemporary beach reads!

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (6th - 12th July). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

Summer’s Shadow by Anna Wilson
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Release date: July 3rd
Summer’s mother’s will states that Summer’s legal guardian is her uncle Tristan: a man Summer has never even heard of before. Summer moves to Tristan’s creepy house in Cornwall and comes to believe that the house may be haunted. But is it haunted by ghosts, or by the shadows of her family’s past?

Altaica (Chronicles of Altaica #1) by Tracy M. Joyce
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Release date: July 7th
Born to refugees, Isaura grows up enduring racism and superstition within a community that fears her. Secrets from her past emerge to torment her and threaten to destroy all she holds dear. Her struggles forge a bond with an ancient power – a power which may transform or consume her.

Coral & Bone by Tiffany Duane
Self-published
Release date: July 7th
Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.

The Defiant (The Forsaken #3) by Lisa M. Stasse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 8th
Alenna Shawcross and the others who escaped the wheel are working toward an all-out assault on the United Northern Alliance. But when she returns to the home she has nearly forgotten, she encounters old friends and is swept into a secret plan that puts everything she loves in danger.

Demon Derby by Carrie Harris
Publisher: Random House
Release date: July 8th
Casey hates being known as the girl who survived cancer. So when she has a chance to try out for the Apocalypsies roller derby team, she jumps on it. It doesn’t hurt that Michael, the team manager, is almost unnaturally hot. Which makes sense when Casey finds out that he’s not human.

Earthquake (Earthbound #2) by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: July 8th
Tavia quickly realizes that she isn’t like other Earthbound, and as her abilities continue to awaken, they begin to threaten her centuries-long relationship with Logan. Tavia will again have to make a choice about who to be with even as she tries to stop the virus that is destroying the world.

Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: July 8th
A companion volume to the Divergent series, told from the perspective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here — The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor — plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers a glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 8th
For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led… and the love that she can’t let go.

Idols (Icons #2) by Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 8th
Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child through her visions.

In Deep by Terra Elan McVoy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: July 8th
Nothing else matters to Brynn as she trains her body and mind to win. Not her mediocre grades and lack of real friends. Not her gnawing grief. But when the competitive streak follows Brynn out of the pool Brynn’s single-mindedness gets her in over her head, with much more than a trophy to lose.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: July 8th
Princess Lia is expected to have the revered gift of sight —but she doesn’t. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive — and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.

Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: July 8th
When a fateful raid throws young thief Kyra and Palace knight Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival might be to join forces. As their loyalties are tested they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso
Publisher: Flux
Release date: July 8th
To Forrest Shephard, getting away to the family’s beach house with her parents and her brother, Brian, is the best part of every summer. Until this year, when Forrest’s world is turned upside down as her family’s darkest secrets begin to come to light.

Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: July 8th
Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like. They understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride.

Uncaged (The Singular Menace #1) by John Sandford & Michele Cook
Publisher: Random House
Release date: July 8th
An activist raid on a lab doing medical research on animals ends with boy and dog on the run. After a cryptic call from Odin, Shay realizes her brother needs help and sets out to find him. But she discovers that Odin has stumbled onto something far more sinister than animal cruelty.

Unravel (Linked #2) by Imogen Howson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 8th
Determined to do their part to help the planet they’ve hurt, Elissa and Lin return to Sekoia only to discover that things are far worse that they imagined. Resources are suddenly scarce, people are scared, and there’s a rising current of anger against the Spares.

Where Silence Gathers (Some Quiet Place #2) by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Flux
Release date: July 8th
Alex has been able to see personified Emotions for as long as she can remember, and Revenge is her best friend. But when Forgiveness suddenly appears, he offers Alex a choice — getting even or moving on. It’s impossible to decide when Revenge whispers in one ear… and Forgiveness whispers in the other.

Wild by Alex Mallory
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 8th
Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break camping trip. Instead, she discovers a primitive boy— he’s stealthy and handsome and he might be following her. Intrigued, Dara seeks him out and sets a catastrophe in motion.

In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: July 9th
Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, is determined to win the affection her crush, Josh, on their school trip to Mexico. But her teacher has other plans: he needs Annie to help him find Cortez’s lost-long treasure.

Embers & Ash (Cold Fury #3) by T.M. Goeglein
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: July 10th
Sara Jane Rispoli is on the wrong side of the Russian mob, but closer to finding her family than ever. And she’s willing to do whatever it takes to finally end this terrible journey even if the price is her own life. Only destroying the Outfit completely can end this terrible nightmare.

Witchrise (The Tudor Witch Trilogy #3) by Victoria Lamb
Publisher: Bantam Press
Release date: July 10th
When Tudor witch Meg Lytton receives an unexpected legacy - her mother’s magical wand, ring and spellbook - she has no idea her future happiness is in danger. For the witchfinder Marcus Dent is back in her dreams, and he will use any weapon to gain her newfound powers for himself.


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TODAY IN (YA) HISTORY: JOHN WATSON CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY
John Watson of the legendary Sherlock Holmes series celebrates his birthday today! Sherlock Holmes and his best friend have been alluded to many times in young adult literature - and John Watson may make an appearance in the upcoming genderbent Sherlock Holmes retelling Lock & Mori.

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Philosopher's Stone was published on June 27th =)

Anonymous

Hmmmm. One source says June 29th, one says June 27th, and another says June 26th. How very interesting. At least we know around roughly the day it was published, eh?

Perhaps we can pester the Bloomsbury UK team for the official date.



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Here’s a selection of some of new YA covers released in the past two weeks. For more cover releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our newsletter!

For more recent cover releases, see the full post. Click the covers to enlarge.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: March 3rd 2015
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

The Book of Days by K.A. Barker
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Release date: August 26th 2014
When Tuesday wakes from sleep for the first time when she is sixteen, she opens her eyes to a world filled with wonder - and peril. Left with only a letter from the person she once was, Tuesday sets out to discover her past with the help of her charming and self-serving guide, Quintalion. Along the way she runs into a one-legged mercenary, flying cities, airships, and a blind librarian. But the leader of the merciless daybreakers is hunting her, convinced that she killed the only woman he ever loved. Tuesday will need all her wits to survive long enough to find out who she is and her connection with the mysterious Book of Days.

The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 30th 2015
When Stephen is forced to move back to Spencer, the nowhere town where his father grew up, he learns of the poor factory town’s history of “bad times,” which many of the town’s oldest residents attribute the bad times to creatures right out of an urban legend. The legend goes that the only way the town will prosper again is if someone makes a sacrifice to these nightmarish creatures. And while Stephen isn’t one to believe in old stories, it seems Devon and his gang might put a lot of faith in them. Maybe even enough to kill for them. Now, Stephen has to decide what he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end.

City of Halves by Lucy Inglis
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: August 7th 2014
London. Girls are disappearing. They’ve all got one thing in common; they just don’t know it yet… Sixteen-year-old Lily was meant to be next, but she’s saved by a stranger: a half-human boy with gold-flecked eyes. Regan is from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight. But now both worlds are under threat, and Lily and Regan must race to find the girls, and save their divided city.

City of Savages by Lee Kelly
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 3rd 2015
It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Warden Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For 17-year-old Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s 16-year-old sister, Phee, the P.O.W. camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the outbreak of the war, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined.

A Cold Legacy (The Madman’s Daughter #3) by Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 27th 2015
After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls. She must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 17th 2015
Ever since the night of the incident with Luke Willis, the preacher’s son, sophomore Hallelujah Calhoun has been silent. Now, six months later, on a youth group retreat in the Smoky Mountains, Hallie still can’t find a voice to answer the taunting. On a group hike, the incessant bullying pushes Hallie to her limit. When Hallie, Rachel, and Hallie’s former friend Jonah get separated from the rest of the group, Hallie fears they’ll never reach safety. Could speaking up about the night that changed everything close the distance between being lost and found?

Etherworld (Elusion #2) by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 30th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 17th 2015
One girl. Two stories. Meet Fiona Doyle. The thick ridges of scar tissue on her face are from an accident twelve years ago. Fiona is sure isn’t brave enough to play or sing any of her songs in public. But something’s changing in Fiona. She can’t be defined by her scars anymore. And what if there hadn’t been an accident? Meet Fi Doyle. Fi is the top-rated female high school lacrosse player in the state, heading straight to Northwestern on a full ride. But when you’ve always been the best at something, one dumb move can screw everything up. Can Fi fight back?



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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (29th June - 5th July). 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!

Conversion by Katherine Howe
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: July 1st
When a mystery illness spreads through her school, Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago …

The Dare by Hannah Jayne
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 1st
Bryn’s best friend Erica died during a dive from Harding Beach pier. Bryn tries to make a fresh start but when a Twitter post from “EricaNShaw” pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn’t ready to let go of the past.

Darkness by Erin Eveland
Publisher: Selladore Press
Release date: July 1st
Catherine has been born with a supernatural power called Darkness. The Masters of Darkness have found her and it’s just a matter of time before someone claims her. An interactive novel incorporating visuals and sound to heighten the reading experience.

Dream Boy by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 1st
One night Annabelle dreams of the perfect boy: tall, dark, and handsome with impossible blue eyes. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared, he’s gone… until he walks into her science class the next day. Her life is like a dream come true… until her dreams stop and the nightmares begin.

Find Me Where the Water Ends (So Close to You #3) by Rachel Carter
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1st
Lydia has been trained into a person she might have once feared: focused, fierce, deadly. Although she never wanted the life of a Montauk Project recruit, the Project has captured someone she loves - someone she’ll do anything to save. But then Lydia glimpses a world in which the Montauk Project never existed.

My Second Life by Faye Bird
Publisher: Usbourne
Release date: July 1st
The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. Now I have been born a second time, and my previous life haunts me. Because in it I think I did something very wrong. I must find out what I did to Catherine. I must uncover the truth about Emma.

On the Fence by Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1st
Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she’s falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: July 1st
I was bred for my beauty and grace, to be a showpiece, to willingly put my owner’s happiness before my own. Falling for Penn, the handsome and rebellious son of the congressman who owns me, is forbidden. But there’s a dark underworld lurking beneath my pampered life. If I fail, I face a fate far worse than death.

Reckoning (The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy #1) by Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 1st
Silver Blackthorn takes the Reckoning, a test which decides her place in society – Elite, Member, Inter or Trog – and determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor. But is being an Offering really a privilege, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?

Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 1st
Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It’s not really working. She can play the game but what’s the point? What is there to win?

Unstoppable by Liz Bankes
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Release date: July 1st
Rosie has managed to wangle spending the summer before uni in the same house as her boyfriend Cal – but who else should also be staying except for the infamous man-eater, Cleo. Things between Cal and Rosie could never have been described as easy. Can their love weather the storm?

Unwept (The Nightbirds #1) by Tracy Hickman & Laura Hickman
Publisher: Tor Books
Release date: July 1st
Unknown events have robbed Ellis of her memory. Ellis finds herself adrift in a town of ominous mysteries, cryptic hints, and disturbingly familiar strangers. The Nightbirds, a clique of fashionable young men and women, claim her as one of their own, but who among them can she truly trust?

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1st
The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I’m the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I’m tied to Maggie and Pauline. I think it’s because death is coming for one of them, or both.

The Vast and Brutal Sea (The Vicious Deep #3) by Zoraida Cordova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 1st
The sea witch, Nieve, has kidnapped Layla and is raising an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Kurt, the one person Tristan could depend on in the battle for the Sea King’s throne, has betrayed him. It’s a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: July 1st
One fateful night, Bird sings and a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own. Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music video shoots. With Bird’s star on the rise, though, tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots?

A Beauty So Beastly (The Beastly Series #1) by RaShelle Workman
Publisher: Polished Pen Press
Release date: July 3rd
Cursed on her eighteenth birthday, Beatrice is beastly. Infuriated by his goodness, Beatrice vows to break Adam and decides that he must take his mother’s place as a servant in the mansion. Because Beatrice won’t stop until he’s more beastly than she is.

Darkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #2) by Zoe Marriott
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: July 3rd
Mio is still compelled to protect the katana, her family’s ancestral sword, and now the Underworld has spawned a worse monster – one carrying a devastating plague that sweeps through London like wildfire. Mio struggles to protect the city and control the sword’s deadly powers.

Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: July 3rd
Bea Hogg signs up for national dance competition Starwars, but when school hottie, Ollie Matthews, who also happens to be school super-cow Pearl’s boyfriend, decides to enter the competition with Bea, she will have more than a fight on her hands.

The Illusionists (Fearsome Dreamer #2) by Laure Eve
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: July 3rd
Having left White behind her in Angle Tar, Rue is trying to make sense of her new and unfamiliar life in World. Its culture is as baffling as is it thrilling to her, and Rue quickly realises World’s fascination with technology can have intoxicating and deadly consequences.

Latitude Zero by Diana Renn
Publisher: Viking
Release date: July 3rd
Young Ecuadorian cycling superstar Juan Carlos is dead, and Tessa, one of the last people ever to speak to him, is left with nothing but questions. The media deems Juan Carlos’s death a tragic accident, but Tessa, a teen television host, knows that something more is going on.

Lies Like Love by Louisa Reid
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: July 3rd
Sixteen year-old Audrey just wants to be normal. She’s trying to fit in. But what happens when the person closest to you suffocates you with their love? What happens then?

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Publisher: Quercus
Release date: July 3rd
Women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. Best friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – but as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight.

Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo (ed.)
Publisher: Random House
Release date: July 3rd
2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures.

Ruins (Partials Sequence #3) by Dan Wells
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: July 3rd
Both humans and Partials hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.

Zom-B Clans (Zom-B #8) by Darren Shan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: July 3rd
B’s first mission with the Angels, sentient, do-gooder zombies, went horribly wrong when vicious members of the Ku Klux Klan attacked New Kirkham. B is not about to let the racist thugs persecute innocent people, but one of B’s oldest friends is kidnapped by the Klan.

Summer’s Shadow by Anna Wilson
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Release date: July 3rd
Summer’s mother’s will states that Summer’s legal guardian is her uncle Tristan: a man Summer has never even heard of before. Summer moves to Tristan’s creepy house in Cornwall and comes to believe that the house may be haunted. But is it haunted by ghosts, or by the shadows of her family’s past?



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