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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

July 2018


Doing It by Hannah Witton - Relationships, Sex, Sexuality, Young Adult 17+

Sourcebooks Fire | 978-1492665038 | Published July 3, 2018

Nobody really has sex all figured out. So Hannah Witton wrote a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions and revelations. Hannah talks about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want (if you want).

Game of Secrets by Kim Foster - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Supernatural, Young Adult 12+

Sky Pony Press | 978-1510716445 | Published July 3, 2018

Felicity Cole sells flowers in the streets of Victorian London to feed herself and her young brother. But she has a close-guarded secret --- her brother is a Tainted, born with special abilities that society fears and a shadowy organization called the Hunstsman scours the country to eliminate. When Felicity becomes the target of one of these individuals, she discovers something horrible: she’s Tainted, too. Rescued by a mysterious gentleman on the eve of execution, she's whisked away to a school funded by Queen Victoria, established to train selected Tainted into assassins in service of the crown. 

Shadow State by Elyse Brayden - Espionage, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Imprint | 9781250124234 | Published July 3, 2018

Brynn is a promising science student recovering from a major setback: Last year, a bad relationship sent her spiraling into depression. As she puts the pieces of her life back together, a few don’t fit. Soon Brynn starts having flashbacks --- hazy memories of being abducted and possibly brainwashed. It’s all connected to a wonder drug to treat PTSD that might actually be the ultimate weapon: a tool to control people’s memories. And Brynn can’t trust the people who know the truth --- her best friend turned enemy, her genius scientist mother with a secret, and Brynn herself, whose memories might all be lies.
The Collide (Outliers) by Kimberly McCreight - Fiction, Friendship, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062359155 | Published July 3, 2018

Wylie is finally out of the detention center, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe. As much as she wants to forget everything that's happened and return to her normal life, Wylie knows that true freedom means discovering, once and for all, who is hunting the girls who are Outliers --- and why. Armed with only a few clues and a handful of trusted allies, Wylie sets out to separate fact from fiction. But soon she is unearthing long-buried secrets and finds herself entangled in a conspiracy that is much bigger and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. 
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062660251 | Published July 3, 2018

The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth. Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.

Zen and Gone by Emily France - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Spirituality, Young Adult 14+

Soho Teen | 978-1616958572 | Published July 3, 2018

In Boulder, Colorado, Essence McKree feels older than any 17-year-old she knows because she has to care for her nine-year-old sister, Puck. When Essa meets Oliver, she is cautious at first, but Puck pushes Essa toward him. Together they explore Buddhism at the local zendo. Oliver agrees to accompany Essa on a three-day survival game in the mountains. Then she discovers that Puck has stowed away and followed them, and after a night in the mountrains, Essa wakes to find Puck missing. Now Essa must rely on her newfound spiritual strength to save her sister’s life, and ultimately her own.

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 16+

Candlewick | 9780763688806 | Published July 10, 2018

They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can’t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier's cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside. But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Jean-Loup would never patiently tend his roses; Jean-Loup would never attempt poetry; Jean-Loup would never express remorse for the wrong done to Lucie. 

Bright We Burn by Kiersten White - Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Press | 9780553522396 | Published July 10, 2018

Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, he has a secret: he may be powerful, but he is lonely. Lada's rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime, but Lada won't rest until everyone knows that her country's borders are inviolable. Only by destroying everything that came before --- including her relationships --- can Lada truly build the country she wants. Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

Camp Valor by Scott McEwen and Hof Williams - Fiction, Military, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250088246 | Published July 10, 2018

When Wyatt is framed for a crime, he thinks his life is over. But then a mysterious stranger visits him in jail with a proposal: spend three months in a secret government camp and have a 10-year prison sentence wiped clean. Wyatt agrees, and finds himself in a world with teenagers flying drones, defusing bombs and jumping out of helicopters. Camp Valor is a secret training ground for  government agents, filled with juvenile offenders.But some enemies of the United States have gotten wind of Camp Valor, and they will do everything in their power to find out its secrets. Suddenly, Wyatt and his friends have to put their training into practice, and find the bravery to protect their country.

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Thomas Nelson | 9780785217145 | Published July 10, 2018

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father's plot to assassinate the king of England. Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Plague infecting his eye is spreading, and if he doesn't do something soon, he'll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot, Thomas is in. No matter Thomas's choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there's no turning back.

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel Written by A. W. Jantha with illustrations by Matt Griffin - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humor, Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781368020039 | Published July 10, 2018

Shortly after moving to Salem, Massachusetts, Max finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's 17-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. It's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest vile scheme.

I'm Not Missing by Carrie Fountain - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Flatiron Books | 9781250132512 | Published July 10, 2018

It’s senior year, and Miranda Black’s best friend, Syd, has run away, leaving behind nothing but a pink leopard print cell phone with a text message from the mysterious HIM. Everyone wants to know why Syd left, but the truth is, Miranda has no idea. Once abandoned by her mother, Miranda's been left to untangle the questions of why Syd left and whether she's worth saving, all while stumbling into her first love. How do you take on the future when it feels like so much of your past wasn’t even real?

Legacy by Jessica Blank - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780399256479 | Published July 10, 2018

After her brother's death and father's disappearance, Alison's life has turned dark. She planned on taking the path of least resistance during her senior year, until a massive fight with her mother pushes her to run away to a group of radical environmentalists occupying a Washington State forest. In this stunning literary work, Jessica Blank uses the anti-establishment and radical mood of the 1990s to show a girl grappling to find the strength and courage to do what's right for the world and for herself.

Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks - Dating, Fiction, Humor, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062394002 | Published July 10, 2018

Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her. So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather’s belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there’s no question that she’s going to fly across the world. But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, none of their extensive preparations seem to matter. 
Spill Zone: The Broken Vow written by Scott Westerfeld with illustrations by Alex Puvilland - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

First Second | 978-1626721500 | Published July 10, 2018

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed. It turns out she's not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers.

The Brink of Darkness (The Edge of Everything) by Jeff Giles - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury USA Children's Books | 9781619637559 | Published July 10, 2018

Things have changed for seventeen-year-old Zoe ever since the otherworldly events that brought her together with the mysterious bounty hunter, X. In order to save Zoe and her family, X has done the unthinkable --- he's given up his freedom and returned to captivity in the Lowlands. X is determined to break the lords' hold on him once and for all, but being stripped of his power pushes him toward a darkness he's never experienced and a past he's never known. The secrets that surface could be the key to reuniting X and Zoe...or they could mean the destruction of everything they have been fighting for.
The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas - Family, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 14+

Swoon Reads | 9781250154354 | Published July 10, 2018

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees --- they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind. That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life. After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. 

The Traitor's Ruin (Traitor's Trilogy) by Erin Beaty - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Imprint | 9781250142252 | Published July 10, 2018

After proving her worth as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the royal tutor. When she learns of a secret mission, she jumps at the chance to serve her kingdom once more --- and to be reunited with her fiancé, Captain Alex Quinn. However, Sage’s headstrong insistence clashes with Alex’s gruff military exterior. And after a skirmish with a bordering kingdom, they're separated when tragedy strikes. Now in enemy territory, Sage desperately scrambles to complete Alex’s reconnaissance mission. 

The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett - Crime, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Tor Teen | 9780765381002 | Published July 10, 2018

For fans of Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars, comes a haunting tale of privilege, guilt, and redemption. After seventeen-year-old senator's son Grant Tavish is involved in a fatal accident, the truth soon becomes clear: due to his father's conncetions, Grant is going to get away with murder. When Grant decides to stage an accident on the Appalachian Trail to disappear, he collapses, trapping him below the surface with four other teens, until they realize ... something else is down there, and it's hunting them. 

The Year of Living Awkwardly: Sophomore Year (Chloe Snow's Diary) by Emma Chastain - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481488785 | Published July 10, 2018

It’s Chloe Snow’s sophomore year of high school. After a disastrous audition, she’s cast as a lowly member of the ensemble. Hannah is no help: she’s been sucked into the orbit of Lex. Chloe’s dad is busy falling in love with Miss Murphy, and Chloe is no longer speaking to her mother. If only Chloe could talk to Grady about it: he’s easy to talk to. Or he was, until he declared his love for Chloe, and she turned him down because she can’t seem to get over Mac, and then Grady promptly started going out with Lex. Chloe must find a way to navigate all the messy elements of her life and make it through to the end of the year.

Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It by Kerry Winfrey - Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250119544 | Published July 10, 2018

Jolie’s a lot of things, but she knows that pretty isn’t one of them. She has mandibular prognathism, which is the medical term for underbite. Chewing is a pain, headaches are a common occurrence, and she’s never been kissed. She’s months out from having a procedure to correct her underbite, and she cannot wait to be fixed. Jolie becomes paralyzed with the fear that she could die under the knife. She and her best friends, Evelyn and Derek, decide to make a “Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It (Which Is Super Unlikely, but Still, It Could Happen)” list. 

Campfire Written by Shawn Sarles with a foreword by James Patterson - Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Supernatural Thriller, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Jimmy Patterson | 9780316515061 | Published July 17, 2018

While camping in a remote location, Maddie Davenport gathers around the fire with her friends and family to tell scary stories. Caleb, the handsome young guide, shares the local legend of the ferocious Mountain Men who hunt unsuspecting campers and leave their mark by carving grisly antlers into their victims' foreheads. The next day, the story comes true. Now Maddie and her family are lost in the deep woods --- with no way out --- being stalked by their worst nightmares. Because there were other, more horrifying stories told that night --- and Maddie's about to find out just how they end...
Girls Can't Hit by T.S. Easton - Coming of Age, Social Issues, Sports, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250102324 | Published July 17, 2018

Fleur Waters never takes anything seriously --- until she shows up at her local boxing club one day to prove a point. She's the only girl there, and the warm-up alone is exhausting but when she lands her first uppercut on a punching bag she feels a rare glow of satisfaction. Fleur's overprotective mom can't abide the idea of her entering a boxing ring Her friends and boyfriend don't get it either, but it's Fleur's body, Fleur's life. So she digs in her heels in hope that she can overcome the obstacles and strike a blow for equality.

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Press | 978-1524770198 | Published July 17, 2018

When Aisha Un-Haad's brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor's salary isn't enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. Key Tanaka awakens in a Scela body with only hazy memories of her life before. She knows she's from the privileged end of the Fleet, but she has no recollection of why she chose to give up a life of luxury to become a hulking cyborg soldier. If she can make it through the training, she might have a shot at recovering her missing past.

Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 978-1534403161 | Published July 17, 2018

Parker struggles to reconnect with her twin brother, Charlie, who’s recovering from cancer, as she tries to deal with her anxiety about the future. Now that Charlie is officially in remission, life couldn’t be going better for Parker. She’s landed a summer internship at the hospital and is headed to Harvard in to study pediatric oncology. But her relationship with Charlie has been on the rocks since his diagnosis. Enter Finn, a boy who’s been leaving strange graffiti messages all over town. He makes her feel free for the first time: free to confront the truth that Parker has been hiding from. That she keeps trying to save Charlie, when the person who really needs saving is herself.