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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.

December 2017


Ever the Brave (A Clash of Kingdoms Novel) by Erin Summerill - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544664463 | Published December 5, 2017

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life --- as well as her country --- may be lost. 

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627799379 | Published December 5, 2017

When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with the goofiest, cutest boy Claudia has ever known, Iris and Claudia are in for an eye-opening senior year. Smart, funny, and thoroughly, wonderfully flawed, Claudia navigates a world of intense friendships and tentative romance in this book about expanding your horizons, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and accepting people for who they really are.
Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Poppy | 9780316471787 | Published December 5, 2017

Jonny knows better than anyone that life is full of cruel ironies. He's spent every day in a hospital hooked up to machines to keep his heart ticking. Then when a donor match is found for Jonny's heart, that turns out to be the cruelest irony of all. Because for Jonny's life to finally start, someone else's had to end. That someone turns out to be Neve's twin brother, Leo.  Now that Leo's actually gone forever, Neve has no idea how to move forward. TTogether, Neve and Jonny will have to face the future, no matter how frightening it is, while also learning to heal their hearts, no matter how much it hurts.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated, Collector's Edition Written by Newt Scamander and J. K. Rowling with illustrations by Olivia Lomenech Gill. - Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338232691 | Published December 7, 2017

A rare opportunity and a luxurious reading experience, this deluxe collector's edition is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans and bibliophiles alike. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling's international charity, Lumos, which will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard.

Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Press | 9781101932186 | Published December 12, 2017

Jae used to be a slave, laboring with the rest of her people under a curse that forced her to obey any order she was given. At seventeen, she found the source of her people's lost magic and became the only person to break free--ever. Now she wants to use her power to free the rest of her people, but the ruling class will do anything to stop her. Jae knows that breaking the curse on her people would cause widespread chaos, even unimaginable violence between the castes, and her caste would likely see the worst of it. Many would die. But to let them remain shackled is to doom them to continue living without free will.
The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy - Fiction, Friendship, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Press | 9781524700898 | Published December 12, 2017

All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limits Food. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving. All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life. When fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will survive.
Bad Call by Stephen Wallenfels - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484768136 | Published December 19, 2017

During a late-night poker game, tennis teammates Colin, Ceo, Grahame and Rhody make a pact to go on a camping trip in Yosemite National Park. So the first sign that they should ditch the plan is when Rhody backs out. The next is when Ceo replaces him with Ellie, a girl Grahame and Colin have never even heard of. And then there's the forest fire at their intended campsite. But instead of bailing, they decide to take the treacherous Snow Creek Falls Trail. From there, the bad decisions really pile up. On top of that, the guys have some serious baggage (and that's not including the ridiculously heavy ax that Grahame insisted on packing) and Ellie can't figure out what their deal is. And then one of them doesn't make it back to the tent. 

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones - Coming of Age, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062314031 | Published December 19, 2017

Having left all his friends back in Chicago, and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother’s café and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life. But then he meets Rose. Rose is funny, beautiful, smart and an incredible musician; Zeus can hardly believe that someone like her exists, let alone seems interested in being with him. However, while Zeus is counting down the minutes until he can see her next, Rose is counting down the days until she finds out whether she will be able to leave their small town to pursue her dreams.
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484768174 | Published December 19, 2017

Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear "You're Dusty's sister?" ever again.
Life is real enough for Dylan-especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network's crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV. As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty's maid of honor. 
Shadow Girl by Liana Liu - Dating, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062306678 | Published December 19, 2017

The house on Arrow Island is full of mystery.Yet, when Mei arrives, she can’t help feeling relieved. She’s happy to spend the summer in an actual mansion tutoring a rich man’s daughter if it means a break from her normal life --- her needy mother, her delinquent brother, their tiny apartment in the city. And Ella Morison seems like an easy charge, sweet and well behaved. What she doesn’t know is that something is very wrong in the Morison household. 
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles Edited by Natalie C. Parker - Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062424471 | Published December 19, 2017

You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these. These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss. This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.
Before Now by Norah Olson - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062347077 | Published December 26, 2017

Against all odds, Atty and Cole have escaped their lives in Minneapolis, leaving judgmental parents and unsavory circumstances behind. Their getaway was anything but clean, however, and both of them are haunted and hounded by the mistakes of their pasts.As their old lives begin to catch up with them, they make an unthinkable choice in order to stay together forever. Atty’s journal entries offer a telling and poignant look at the decisions that pushed them to the bitter end.
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West - Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Romance, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062675774 | Published December 26, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings, Abby isn’t going to take any chances. Which is where the list comes in. Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). 
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Romance, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544932050 | Published December 26, 2017

When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, she’s intrigued --- he seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn't hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful. When Abelard posts a quote from THE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISE online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?
The Mind Virus (Unplugged) by Donna Freitas - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062118660 | Published December 26, 2017

Skylar Cruz has managed to shut down the body market that her sister Jude opened, and to create a door to allow App World citizens reentry into the Real World. But as tensions between the newly mingling people escalate, she’s not sure if it was the right decision after all. Still reeling from Kit’s betrayal, she’s not sure of anything anymore. And for those who are still in the App World, a new danger looms. A virus, set in motion by Jude’s actions, is killing off the bodies of those who remained plugged in --- and no one knows how to stop it.


A List of Cages by Robin Roe - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484776407 | Published December 5, 2017

When Adam lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Then the doctor asks him to track down a troubled freshman and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian --- the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what's really going on inside his house.

AIR by Ryan Gattis - Prejudice , Racism, Sports, Young Adult 11+

Adaptive Books | 9781945293498 | Published December 5, 2017

After 17-year-old Grey witnesses the tragic death of his mother in Colorado, he is shipped off to live with his aunt in inner-city Baltimore, where he struggles to fit in to a new school and community. His new friend Akil introduces him to the enigmatic Kurtis, the leader of a group that uses high-octane sports as a form of social activism. By challenging the police with death-defying stunts and posting videos of them online, Kurtis, Grey and their group become unlikely heroes in the fight against the prejudice that surrounds them.

Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Square Fish | 9781250129635 | Published December 5, 2017

When writer Arthur Ransome leaves his unhappy marriage in England and moves to Russia to work as a journalist, he has little idea of the violent revolution about to erupt. Unwittingly, he finds himself at its center, tapped by the British to report back on the Bolsheviks even as he becomes dangerously, romantically entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary. Both sides seek to use Arthur to gather and relay information for their own purposes...and both grow to suspect him of being a double agent.

Disruptor (Seeker, Book 3) by Arwen Elys Dayton - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Ember | 9780385744157 | Published December 5, 2017

Quin has spent her life as her father’s pawn. She was trained to kill and manipulated to guarantee her family’s power. And now that she’s broken free of that life, she’s found herself trapped again, hostage to a plot that has been centuries in the making. It’s taken generations for the pieces to come together, and finally all is in place. Her best friend Shinobu’s mind has been corrupted, the Young Dread has aligned with her enemy John, and the bloodthirsty Watchers are being awakened and gathered. 
Love Blind by C. Desir and Jolene Perry - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481416948 | Published December 5, 2017

Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson and Hailey Bosler, a musician with degenerative blindness, team up to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears in this compelling novel that explores what it means to take risks. It starts with a list of fears. Things that Hailey wouldn’t worry about if she didn’t wake up every morning with the world a little more blurry. Unable to read the music for her guitar. For a while, the only thing that keeps Hailey moving forward is the feeling she gets when she crosses something off the list. Then she meets Kyle. Together, they stumble into an odd friendship, helping each other tackle one after another of their biggest fears. But fate and timing can change everything. 
Plague Land by Alex Scarrow - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492652106 | Published December 5, 2017

Leon and his younger sister, Grace, have recently moved to London from New York and are struggling to settle into their new school when rumors of an unidentified plague in Africa begin to fill the news. Within a week, the virus hits London.  A month after touching Earth's atmosphere, the virus has wiped out most of the population. Desperate to stay alive, Leon and Grace are reluctantly taken in by a tight-knit group of survivors. But as they struggle to win their trust, the siblings realize that the virus isn't their only enemy, and survival is just the first step ...

Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492654261 | Published December 5, 2017

Rain has taken care of Ethan all of their lives. Before she even knew what autism meant, she was her twin brother's connection to the world around him. Each day with Ethan is unvarying and predictable, and Rain takes comfort in being the one who holds their family together. Then one night, her life is upended by a mistake she can't undo. Suddenly Rain's new romance begins to unravel along with her carefully constructed rules.. But the brother she's always protected is the only one who can help her. And letting go of the past may be the only way for Rain to hold onto her relationships that matter most.

Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles) by Erica Cameron - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633758285 | Published December 5, 2017

The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan --- the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal. Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else --- breaking the spell that holds her brother captive and jeopardizing her deepening relationship with Tessen, the boy who has been by turns her rival and refuge since her brother disappeared. 
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti - Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492652755 | Published December 5, 2017

Hawthorn wasn't trying to insert herself into a missing person's investigation. Or maybe she was. But that's only because Lizzie Lovett's disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their sleepy town has ever had. Bad things don't happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett, and Hawthorn is convinced she'll turn up at any moment --- which means the time for speculation is now.

The Stolen Sky (Split City) by Heather Hansen - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Skyscape | 9781542046817 | Published December 5, 2017

Arden and Dade are running for their lives from a city on fire; they’re wounded, desperate, and shadowed by two families who want them dead. But it’s Dade’s debt to a devious crime lord that plunges them further into danger --- especially with their mining planet in chaos…The ruling Solizen have grown more calculating, while the Undercity population remains trapped in the darkness below. With the supply of life-saving VitD wiped out, the rebellion is ready to erupt at any moment.