UKYA FORTNIGHT: Upcoming UKYA Titles Showcase

Today I’m going to be showcasing a few upcoming titles that are going to be released. All titles were not released at the time of writing this post, and all publication dates are subject to change. Publication dates have been taken from Goodreads and so MAY be wrong. If this is the case, please do contact me and I’ll change it straight away.
The Elites by Natasha Ngan – September 5th, Hot Key Books

Hundreds of years into the future, wars, riots, resource crises and rising sea-levels have destroyed the old civilisations. Only one city has survived: Neo-Babel, a city full of cultures – and racial tension.

Fifteen-year-old Silver is an Elite, a citizen of Neo-Babel chosen to guard the city due to her superior

DNA. She’d never dream of leaving – but then she fails to prevent the assassination of Neo Babel’s president, setting off a chain of events more shocking and devastating than she could ever have imagined. Forced to flee the city with her best friend Butterfly (a boy with genetically-enhanced wings), Silver will have to fight to find her family, uncover the truth about Neo-Babel and come to terms with her complicated feelings for Butterfly.

Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve– October, Hot Key Books

There is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.
This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.
There are people here who can cross a thousand miles with their minds. There are rarer people still who can move between continents in the blink of an eye.
These people are dangerous.
And wanted. Desperately wanted.
Apprentice hedgewitch Vela Rue knows that she is destined for more. She knows being whisked off from a dull country life to a city full of mystery and intrigue is meant to be. She knows she has something her government wants, a talent so rare and precious and new that they will do anything to train her in it.
But she doesn’t know that she is being lied to. She doesn’t know that the man teaching her about her talent is becoming obsessed by her, and considered by some to be the most dangerous man alive …

Soulmates by Holly Bourne– September 1st, Usborne

Every so often, two people are born who are the perfect matches for each other. Soulmates. But while the odds of this happening are about as likely as being struck by lightning, when these people do meet and fall in love…thunderstorms, lightning strikes and lashings of rain are only the beginning of their problems.
Enter Poppy, the 17-year-old cynic with a serious addiction to banana milk, and Noah, the heart-throb guitarist; residents of mediocre Middletown, sometime students, and…soulmates.
After a chance meeting at a local band night, Poppy and Noah find themselves swept up in a whirlwind romance unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. But with a secret international agency preparing to separate them, a trail of destruction rumbling in their wake, (and a looming psychology coursework deadline), they are left with an impossible choice between the end of the world, or a life without love…

Geek Girl: Model Misfit by Holly Smale- August 29th, Harper Collins Children’s Books
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”
Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.
What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.
With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.
Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.
Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?
Dark Days by Kate Ormand– April, Sky Pony Press

16-year-old Sia only has 15 days to live.
A New World has been created, a place that is highly selective of its citizens and welcomes only the most extraordinary people. Its creators believe they’re putting the world to rights and moving towards a perfect future. They’ve divided society into sectors, with a metal wall surrounding each one. There’s no way in, no way out. A clock tower ticks down the days until a cyborg army penetrates the sector walls, and when they do, nothing will remain of the sector and its citizens but blood, fire and ash.
Sia and her family are far too ordinary to be chosen, so they’re left in their sector to die at the hands of machines. Sia accepts her fate, knowing she can’t escape it. Then she meets Mace, a dangerous and attractive boy, who refuses to give up life without a fight…

Banished by Liz de Jager– 27th February, Tor UK
Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself…
Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she’s encountered her unorthodox cousins and their strange lives. And her home-schooling now includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it’s not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn’s enemies. As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world. Then Kit pits herself against the Elder Gods themselves – it’s that or lose everyone she’s learnt to love.


Other books I’m looking forward to in 2014 are Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton, Salvage by Keren David and The Fearless by Emma Pass.

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  • Reply
    20 July, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Exciting! Great list! And thanks so much for including DARK DAYS. <3

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    Rachel (Booktastic Reviews) :D
    20 July, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I literally just added Dark Days, Banished and The Fearless to my goodreads wishlist because of this post! SO many great books are coming out from UKYA authors this year/next year and I am so excited! xD

    Great post!

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    So Many Books, So Little Time
    20 July, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I’m so excited for Banished, The Fearless and Model Misfit! Great post, Lucy.

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    Debbie Turner
    20 July, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    GG2! Soulmates! Dark Days! Sooooo many good choices here Lucy 🙂 And some ones I haven’t heard of too, which I will definitely look out for!

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    Zoe Crook
    20 July, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    EEP! I’m so excited about all of these! The Elites, Model Misfit and Salvage are at the top of my wishlist. Thanks for sharing, Dark Days is a new addition to my wishlist 🙂

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    20 July, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Great showcase, Lucy! Awesome post. 🙂
    I really can’t wait for The Fearless, The Elites, Geek Girl: Model Misfit, or Banished either! These all look so good 🙂

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    Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf
    24 July, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Ooh I’m liking the look of Soulmates, The Elites and the new Geek Girl book! Fab post as always.

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