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What new YA books release this week?

What July YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s new YA books! For more lists of weekly releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

U.S.

The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 26th
Lucie’s mission: Track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe. Then find and dismantle the weapon before Hitler detonates it.

Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 26th
Conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives—no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet life, and they’re slowly becoming more apparent.

How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) by Adriana Mather
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 26th
When Sam, the descendant of Cotton Mather – one of the men responsible for the Salem witch trials – moves to Salem, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants.

Invincible (The Twixt #4) by Dawn Metcalf
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 26th
Joy Malone has learned to live between two realities, surviving mortal threats and agonizing betrayals and falling in love. But the world of the Twixt is in chaos, and the Council wants someone to blame.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 26th
When Lily scribbles a lyric on her desk, she finds herself exchanging notes with an anonymous pen pal at her school. And she kind of feels like she’s falling for him.

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart
Publisher: Viking
Release date: July 26th
The Danék is a wild, treacherous river, and the Fobisher family has tended it for generations. When Wull’s father is possessed by a dark spirit, Wull is forced to become the Riverkeep.

What the Dead Want by Norah Olson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: July 26th
Somehow the mystery of Gretchen’s mother’s disappearance and the atrocities that happened on their land during the Civil War are intertwined, and it’s up to Gretchen to figure out how…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: July 31st
As past and present fuse ominously, Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, while his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.

Mistrust by Margaret McHeyzer
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: July 31st
I’m the popular girl at school. The one everyone wants to be friends with. It was a night which promised to be filled with love and fun until… something happened which changed everything.

U.K.

The Yellow Room by Jess Vallance
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: July 28th
Sixteen-year-old Anna receives a letter from her father’s girlfriend telling her he has died and asking to meet. Anna is drawn to Edie, and the way she can tell Edie the secret that is buried inside her.

Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Release date: July 28th
Charlie Bloom never wanted to be ‘with the band’. But when she’s asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band Fire & Lights, she can’t pass up the chance.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 31st
As past and present fuse ominously, Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, while his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.

AUSTRALIA

The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: July 27th
Ruby Jane Galbraith is empty. Her family has been torn apart and it’s all her fault. The only thing that makes sense to her is Fox - a gentle new friend who is wise, yet oddly naive about the ways of the world.

Saving Jazz by Kate McCaffrey
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Release date: August 1st
Jasmine Lovely has it all – the looks, the grades, the friends. But when a house party spins out of control, Jazz discovers what can happen when your mistakes go viral…

Skyfire (The Seven Signs #1) by Michael Adams
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: August 1st
Seven talented and driven teenagers from around the world have been selected by Internet King Felix Scott to form an elite group of young people committed to help make a difference in the world.

Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
Publisher: Black Inc
Release date: August 1st
Kate and Harriet are best friends on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman arrives in their small community.

Songs That Sound Like Blood by Jared Thomas
Publisher: Magabala Books
Release date: August 1st
Being a poor student sucks… but nothing prepares Roxy for her biggest challenge. Her crush on Ana, the local music journo, forces her to steer her way through a maze of emotions alien to this small town girl.