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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.

June 2017


And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Dial Books | 9780803740723 | Published June 6, 2017

When a building collapses around five teenagers --- and they just barely escape --- they know something strange is going on. Little by little, the group pieces together a theory: Their parents are working together to kill them all. Is it true? And if so, how did their parents come together --- and why? And, most importantly, how can the five of them work together to save themselves? With an unlikely group of heroes, sky-high stakes, and two budding romances, this gripping murder mystery will keep readers guessing until the last page.

Boy by Blake Nelson - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781481488136 | Published June 6, 2017

Every school has them: the cool kids. The insiders. Gavin Meeks is one of them. He lives an easy life of parties, girls, snowboarding adventures and whatever else comes his way. But when dark, dramatic Antoinette crash-lands at Evergreen High, the entire school feels the impact. She’s not just a rebel, she’s a force of nature. Gavin, for one, is captivated and is soon pursuing interests he never knew he had. With a camera in hand, he finds a way to express his own truth, including his feelings for his favorite subject: Antoinette. It all leads to one passionate, life-altering night in this achingly authentic story from bestselling author Blake Nelson.

Breaking by Danielle Rollins - Thriller

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619637405 | Published June 6, 2017

Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There's a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth...
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062453846 | Published June 6, 2017

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option --- to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
Firebrand: A Steeplejack Novel by A.J. Hartley - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Tor Teen | 9780765388131 | Published June 6, 2017

Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: Government plans for a secret weapon are stolen and feared to be sold to the rival nation of Grappoli. In order to catch the thief, Ang must pretend to be a foreign princess and infiltrate Elitus. But Ang is far from royal material, so Willinghouse enlists help from the exacting Madam Nahreem.
Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481480765 | Published June 6, 2017

It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of 10, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. Except that boy isn’t Daniel Tate. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck. Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth, he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.

I Am a Secret Service Agent: My Life Spent Protecting the President by Dan Emmett and Charles Maynard - Biography, Military, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250130303 | Published June 6, 2017

Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From that moment forward, he knew he wanted to become a Secret Service agent. Armed with single-minded determination and a never-quit attitude, he was eventually chosen to provide protection for Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service with the inner workings of the White House.
Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062421999 | Published June 6, 2017

What is a hero? Paige Nolan knows. Edward Raynes, the young man who exposed America’s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero. Or Paige's parents, journalists who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed. Paige is approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission --- fly to Russia, find Raynes and discover what other government secrets he’s stockpiled. In exchange, he’ll reopen the case on her missing parents.
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Loss, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780425290330 | Published June 6, 2017

Is it really better to have loved and lost?  Louna's summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically.  But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged now that he's met the one he really wants. Maybe Louna's second chance is standing right in front of her.

Perfect Ten by L. Philips - Dating, Fiction, Magic, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780425288115 | Published June 6, 2017

It’s been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school. When Meg, his ex-Catholic-turned-Wiccan best friend, suggests performing a love spell, Sam is just desperate enough to try. Enter three seemingly perfect guys, all in pursuit of Sam. There’s Gus, the suave French exchange student; Jamie, the sweet and shy artist; and Travis, the guitar-playing tattooed enigma. Even Sam’s ex-boyfriend, Landon, might want another chance.

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli by Ben Costa and James Parks - Comedy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780399556142 | Published June 6, 2017

Meet Rickety Stitch...a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel. He’s the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why. His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard’s tale about the Road to Epoli and the land of Eem. His sidekick and sole friend is the gelatinous Goo, who Rickety alone can understand. Together they set out in search of Rickety’s past, with abundant humor and danger galore.
Romeo, Juliet & Jim by Larry Schwartz and Iva-Marie Palmer - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627792509 | Published June 6, 2017

Romeo and Juliet seem to have it all. They are heirs to the two greatest and oldest fashion houses Paris has ever seen, the rival houses of Montague and Capulet. Yet the one thing they want most they can’t have --- each other. Juliet wants to run off together and escape. Enter Jim, a mysterious American who swoops in and befriends the young lovers. But who is Jim, really? Their new friend has his own troubling connections within their world. And there's more --- Juliet and Jim are falling in love. Can Romeo win back his lover's heart? Or will Juliet and Jim rewrite the ending of the world's most famous love story?

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser - Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681192970 | Published June 6, 2017

Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at 17, Caro may be too late. So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport mysterious cargo in exchange for his release. With much more than her father's life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she could have never imagined.
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Performing Arts, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481489331 | Published June 6, 2017

After a shout-out from a superstar vlogger, Natasha "Tash" Zelenka suddenly finds herself and her amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust in the limelight: She's gone viral. Her show is a modern adaption of ANNA KARENINA --- written by Tash's literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich "Leo" Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the new subscribers and their gushing tweets, but not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever. When Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?

The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner - Fantasy, Music, Western, Young Adult 12+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510712485 | Published June 6, 2017

Chester has taken to the road, desperately searching for his father, who has disappeared. One night he accidentally connects to the Song --- the music that fuels every aspect of the world, and that it’s illegal for him to interact with. He’s caught and sentenced to death for his crime. But someone in the crowd stages a daring rescue and whisks Chester into the Hush. Susanna, the Captain of the Nightfall Gang, needs him to pull off an elaborate plan that will take down the governing body that keeps her an outlaw and made her the fragment she is. Susanna needs him to exact her revenge, even if he dies doing it. 

The Possible by Tara Altebrando - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619638051 | Published June 6, 2017

It's been 13 years since Kaylee's biological mother, Crystal, once infamous for her supposed telekinetic ability, got a life sentence for killing Kaylee's little brother in a fit of telekinetic rage. Today, Kaylee's living a normal life with her adoptive parents and almost never thinks of Crystal. Until a woman shows up on Kaylee's doorstep, asking to interview her for a podcast about her mother. As the podcast begins airing, everyone is hearing this dark history and asking questions that even Kaylee has never dared ask herself.

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062484871 | Published June 6, 2017

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. And even though Eden has lost everything to them, she refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.
The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316382861 | Published June 6, 2017

Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie's summer changes for the better when she's introduced to other "hometown heroes." These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying "no good deed goes unpunished." Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships --- and anonymity --- intact?
This Impossible Light by Lily Myers - Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Poetry, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Philomel Books | 9780399173721 | Published June 6, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Ivy's world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy's body won’t stop expanding. Everything feels off-kilter until a skipped meal leads to a boost in confidence and reminds Ivy that her life is her own. But when her disordered eating leads to missed opportunities and a devastating health scare, Ivy realizes that she must weigh her mother's issues against her own, and discover what it means to be a part of --- and apart from --- her family.

Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781507200759 | Published June 6, 2017

When Van arrives in Las Vegas at the upscale Silver Saddle casino with her mother --- a brilliant businesswoman with fragile mental health --- she learns that her mother assigned her a college student, Alex, to “babysit” her. When Alex introduces Van, a talented musician, to an all-girl Sleater-Kinney-style band, she finally has a chance to let her guitar skills shine. But just as she’s about to play her first gig, her mother is lured to Arizona by a con man promising a “vision quest,” and Van must go on the road to find and save her mom from a self-help cult that could ultimately destroy her.

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374304638 | Published June 6, 2017

What 16-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: 40 pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her --- girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?

Wildman by J.C. Geiger - Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484749579 | Published June 6, 2017

When Lance's '93 Buick breaks down in the middle of nowhere, he tells himself Don't panic. After all, he's valedictorian of his class. Nothing can stop Lance Hendricks. But the locals don't know that. Stuck in a small town, Lance could be anyone: a delinquent, a traveler, a maniac. One of the townies calls him Wildman, and a new world opens up.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781101937648 | Published June 6, 2017

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city --- and to the bookshop --- to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. As Henry and Rachel work side by side, exchanging letters between the pages, they find hope in each other. 

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Philomel Books | 9780399169007 | Published June 13, 2017

It's 1999 in Bolivia and Francisco's life consists of school, soccer, and trying to find space for himself in his family's cramped yet boisterous home. But when his father is arrested on false charges and sent to prison by a corrupt system that targets the uneducated, the poor, and the indigenous majority, Francisco and his sister must move into prison with their father. With their lives upended, Francisco faces an impossible decision: Break up the family and take his sister to their grandparents in the Andean highlands, fleeing the city and the future within his grasp, or remain together in the increasingly dangerous prison.

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627797726 | Published June 13, 2017

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director --- anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.