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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.

April 2017

Hardcover

All the Forever Things by Jolene Perry - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

AW Teen | 9780807525326 | Published April 1, 2017

Growing up in the funeral home her family runs, Gabriella knows that death is a part of life and nothing is forever. When her best friend Bree starts dating the worst guy, she doesn’t have time for Gabe anymore. Now the only one at school who wants to spend time with “Graveyard Gabe” is the new guy, Hartman. Gabe is hesitant, but only on a very strange prom night (with the family hearse instead of a limo), she truly falls for Hartman. But when she leaves the after-prom party with him, she’s not there for Bree --- or for the deadly accident that happens that night. Bree survives, but will she and Gabe ever be able to rebuild their friendship?

Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser - Fiction, Performing Arts, Young Adult 14+

Carolrhoda Lab TM | 9781467775915 | Published April 1, 2017

Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful composure cracks wide open. Meanwhile, her friend Dawn McCormick's world is full of holes. She wakes in strange places, bruised, battered and unable to speak.  These childhood friends are both running out of time. Jessie has one shot at her ballet dream. Dawn's blackouts are getting worse. At every turn, they crash into the many ways girls are watched, judged, used and discarded. Should they play it safe or go feral?

What Girls Are Made of by Elana K. Arnold - Dating, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Carolrhoda Lab TM | 9781512410242 | Published April 1, 2017

When Nina Faye was 14, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she'll do anything for the boy she loves, to prove she's worthy of him. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost. What is she if not a girlfriend? What is she made of? Broken-hearted, Nina tries to figure out what the conditions of love are.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett - Fiction, Humor, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781481478779 | Published April 4, 2017

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush. Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth. And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter.

Blacklist (Beautiful Idols) by Alyson Noël - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062324559 | Published April 4, 2017

Wannabe reporter LAYA, aspiring actress ASTER, and fledgling musician TOMMY joined the Unrivaled nightclub competition for the same reason --- they knew winning it would change their lives. They just never imagined that somewhere along the way they’d become entangled in the disappearance of mega starlet MADISON BROOKS. Now each of them is smack in the center of a media frenzy that threatens to take all of them down. Banding together to clear their names, the fierce adversaries become temporary allies and vow to dig up the truth.

But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure - Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

9780544531260 | Published April 4, 2017

Eden: As far as coma patients go, Eden’s lucky. She woke up. But still, she can’t shake the feeling that she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife. Joe: Joe visits the hospital every day, hoping that Jaz, his lifelong friend, will wake up. Eden & Joe: Even though she knows it sounds crazy, Eden tells Joe that they might be able to talk to Jaz. Opening themselves up to the great unknown --- and each other --- Eden and Joe experience life: mysterious and scary, beautiful and bright.

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544805040 | Published April 4, 2017

Reggie isn’t really a romantic: she’s been hurt too often, and doesn’t let people in as a rule. Plus, when you’re dealing with the Three Stages of Depression, it’s hard to feel warm and fuzzy. When Reggie meets Snake, though, he doesn’t give her much of a choice. Snake has a neck tattoo, a Twizzler habit and a fair share of arrogance, but he’s funny, charming and interested in Reggie. Snake also has an ex-girlfriend who's seven months pregnant. Good thing Reggie isn’t a romantic.

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316394031 | Published April 4, 2017

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She's willing to risk anything --- including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel. He's a machine. Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that's begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination. Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars.

Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Quirk Books | 9781594749476 | Published April 4, 2017

Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield. So when she sees a cosplay contest for new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor playing Federation Prince Carmindor. Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.Darien Freeman used to live for cons --- before he was famous.Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. Darien feels more like a fake --- until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062434593 | Published April 4, 2017

Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other.

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062434593 | Published April 4, 2017

Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Chronicle Books | 9781452151878 | Published April 4, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Delilah Green wouldn't have chosen to do her last year of school this way, but she figures it's working fine. While her dad goes on a trip to fix his broken heart after her mom left him for another man, Del manages the family cafe. Easy, she thinks. But what about homework? Or the nasty posse of mean girls making her life hell? Or her best friend who won't stop guilt-tripping her? Or her other best friend who might go to jail for love if Del doesn't do something? But really, who cares about any of that when all Del can think about is beautiful Rosa who dances every night across the street...

Give Me A K-I-L-L by R. L. Stine - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250058966 | Published April 4, 2017

The cheerleading squad at Shadyside has always been strong, but now there are rumors that lack of funds may mean the end of cheerleading at Shadyside. That would be a shame for Heather Wyatt, who has just transferred from her old school, where she was a star, and is eager to join the squad. There’s only one other girl who stands in her way --- rich, spoiled Devra Dalby, who is also trying out for the one open slot. The competition to join the squad is anything but friendly --- and it ends in murder. Will Heather make the squad --- if there's even a squad anymore --- or will she end up dead?

Give Me a K-I-L-L by R.L. Stine - Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250058966 | Published April 4, 2017

The cheerleading squad at Shadyside has always been strong, but now there are rumors that lack of funds may mean the end of cheerleading at Shadyside. That would be a shame for Heather Wyatt, who has just transferred from her old school, where she was a star and is eager to join the squad. There’s only one other girl who stands in her way --- rich, spoiled Devra Dalby. The competition to join the squad is anything but friendly --- and it ends in murder. Will Heather make the squad --- or will she end up dead?

KEEPING THE BEAT by Marie Powell and Jeff Norton - Fiction, Music, Young Adult 12+

Kids Can Press, Ltd. | 9781771387309 | Published April 4, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Lucy finds her best friend, Harper, shot dead in an LA swimming pool. The story circles back to trace the steps that led to this disaster. Only Harper McKenzie could have taken five girls from their school and reinvented them as Crush, the top prospect to win the international talent contest Project Next.  It's way too late when Lucy discovers that Harper's heart has never been in Project Next at all. Joining the competition was just part of Harper s elaborate ruse to reconnect with her no-good ex-boyfriend. With the band in crisis and the final approaching, Lucy must decide whether she wants to play to Harper's beat or set the rhythm for the rest of the band.

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer - Coming of Age, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681190082 | Published April 4, 2017

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past. When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers.

Long Dark Dusk by J.P. Smythe - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Quercus | 9781681442037 | Published April 4, 2017

As soon as teenaged Chan Aitch learned the horrible truth about life on Australia and its fateful mission, she vowed to save everyone she could from the gangs and cultists fighting for control of the ship's limited resources. Now that Australia has crashed back to Earth, though, her efforts seem to have been in vain: everyone she cares about is dead or in prison. She's barely mustering the will to survive when she learns that Mae, the little girl she once rescued on Australia, could be alive. She'll do whatever it takes to find Mae, even if it means going to prison herself.

Mars One by Jonathan Maberry - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481461610 | Published April 4, 2017

Tristan has known that he and his family were going to be on the first mission to colonize Mars since he was 12-years-old. But now, at 16, it’s time to leave Earth and he’s forced to face what he must leave behind in exchange for an uncertain future. When the news hits that another ship is already headed to colonize Mars, and the NeoLuddite terrorist group begins threatening the Mars One project, the mission’s purpose is called into question. Is this all worth it?

Matthew Espinosa: More Than Me by Matthew Espinosa - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062490803 | Published April 4, 2017

You may think you know everything about multiplatform entertainer Matthew Espinosa --- but he’s here to tell you so much more in his debut book, full of hundreds of brand-new pictures from a series of exclusive photo shoots. You know Matthew is burning up the internet with more than 18 million fans across YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You know about his starring role in the hit movie "Be Somebody". And you know he makes you laugh every time. MORE THAN ME tells you what you don’t know, with tons of photos, Q&As, and more that offer an inside look at Matthew’s life and a new side of him that’s hilarious and heartfelt.

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern - Family Life, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250074126 | Published April 4, 2017

In this thrilling sequel to FLAWED, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people. Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured --- all her freedoms gone. But Celestine has a secret --- one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?
Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781484732335 | Published April 4, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family's reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh.

Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms) by Cinda Williams Chima - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062380975 | Published April 4, 2017

Alyssa ana’Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.

Speak of Me As I Am by Sonia Belasco - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Philomel Books | 9780399546761 | Published April 4, 2017

Melanie and Damon are both living in the shadow of loss. For Melanie, it's the loss of her larger-than-life artist mother, taken by cancer well before her time. For Damon, it’s the loss of his best friend, Carlos who took his own life.As they struggle to fill the empty spaces their loved ones left behind, fate conspires to bring them together.  But when the two join their school’s production of Othello, the play they both hoped would be a distraction becomes a test of who they truly are, both together and on their own.

The Dead Inside: A True Story by Cyndy Etler - Mental Health, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492635734 | Published April 4, 2017

All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. By age 14, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a "drug rehabilitation" facility that changed her world. To the public, Straight Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" its patients. In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. considered "healing."

The End of Our Story by Meg Haston - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062335777 | Published April 4, 2017

BEFORE: Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it. AFTER: When Wil’s family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil’s side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year.