Our latest January Book Releases list features YA Contemporary. The contemporary genre can be very diverse and feature an array of different topics. From Ellen Hopkins’ latest novel about a girl abducted by her father to The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett where a girl immerses herself into the life of a missing teen, the contemporary genre will have you picking up a different story every time.
Check out a few contemporary YA books that will be released this month!
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve read one (we could even feature your review, just click here) or if you’re adding one to your growing TBR!
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos | Out Now | Goodreads
Fifteen-year-old Jackie Stone is a prisoner in her own house. Everything she says and does 24/7 is being taped and broadcast to every television in America. Why? Because her dad is dying of a brain tumor and he has auctioned his life on eBay to the highest bidder: a ruthless TV reality show executive at ATN.
Whenever I’m With You by Lydia Sharp | Out Now | Goodreads
After Gabi’s parents’ divorce, she moves to Alaska with her dad. At first it’s hard until she meets Kai, who welcome her into his life. But as winter approaches, he begins to pull away and then one day, he disappears. Kai’s twin believes he is retracing their missing father’s steps in the wilderness, but with a blizzard on the way, he’ll be in serious trouble.
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti | Out Now | Goodreads
When Lizzie Lovett disappears while camping with her boyfriend, a girl named Hawthorn inserts herself into the investigation. She has a crazy theory about what may have happened and in order to prove it, she immerses herself into Lizzie’s life—including her job and boyfriend..
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall | Out Now | Goodreads
Seventeen-year-old Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. Staying inside keeps her safe as she fears everything and chooses to watch others’ live their lives rather than live her own. But when Luke arrives, he doesn’t see a girl defined by mental health. But Norah doesn’t believe she is right for him as Luke deserves someone normal.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe | Out Now | Goodreads
Adam Blake believes he has the best school elective ever by serving as an aide to the school psychologist. When asked to track down a boy who’s dodging the psychologist, he discover its his foster-brother he hasn’t seen in five years, but he’s not exactly the same as he remembers. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins | January 24th | Goodreads
It’s always been just Ariel and Dad and after moving around so much, Ariel just wants to put down some roots. Then there’s Maya, a teenager running away from an abusive mother into the arms of an older man. Ariel and Maya’s lives collide unexpectedly when Ariel’s mother shows up out of the blue with wild accusations: Ariel wasn’t abandoned. Her father kidnapped her fourteen years ago.