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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.

November 2018


Girls on the Line by Jennie Liu - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

21st Century | 9781512459388 | Published November 1, 2018

Luli has just turned sixteen and finally aged out of the orphanage where she's spent the last eight years. Her friend Yun has promised to help her get work. Yun loves the independence that her factory job brings her. For the first time in her life she has her own money and can get the things she wants: nice clothes, a cell phone...and Yong, her new boyfriend. There are rumors about Yong, though. Some people say he's a bride trafficker: romancing young women only to kidnap them and sell them off to bachelors in the countryside. Yun doesn't believe it. But then she discovers she's pregnant the same day she gets fired from her job.

The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Skyscape | 9781503903951 | Published November 1, 2018

Pondering math problems is Esther Ainsworth’s obsession. If only life’s puzzles required logic. Her stepfather’s solution? Avoidance. He’s exiled the family to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to erase a big secret from Esther’s past. Here are the consequences: an empty swimming pool, a water-sucking cactus outside her window, a goldfish rescued from a church festival, and Esther’s thirst for something real. Step one: forget about her first love. Step two: make allies. Esther meets a girl named Color who finds beauty in an abandoned video store; Beth, the church choir outcast; and Moss, a boy with alluring possibilities. Step three: confess her secret to those she hopes she can trust. Together, Esther and her friends hit the road to face Esther’s past head-on. It’s a journey that will lead her to embrace her own truth --- in all its glory, pain, and awesomeness.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250078308 | Published November 6, 2018

As Insomnia, Nova is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist, a group of of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most. But as Nova, her feelings for Adrian are deepening, despite the fact that he is the son of her enemies. In the second installment of the Renegades trilogy, Nova and Adrian are faced with escalating crime in Gatlon City, while covert weapons and conflicting missions have them questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also the feelings they have for each other.

Click: A Story of Cyberbullying by Alexandra Philips - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Zuiker Press | 9781947378049 | Published November 6, 2018

Lexi Philips is a confident, talented girl just entering middle school when a misunderstanding during a volleyball match leads to the loss of her friends, and to them relentlessly bullying her via social media. The torment inflicted on Lexi by these mean girls reduces her to a ghost of herself. She believes the posts saying she is ugly, or fat, or skinny, and unworthy of love...until her parents urge her to look to herself for strength and not allow bullies to define her. Lexi finds the power within herself to overcome cyberbullying. And in a twist of karmic fate, the tables turn on her tormenters on social media.

Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda by J.P. Stassen - Biography, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

First Second | 9781250189646 | Published November 6, 2018

This is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Bénigne, but Deogratias is a Hutu and Bénigne is a Tutsi who dies in the genocide, and Deogratias himself plays a part in her death. As the story circles around but never depicts the terror and brutality of an entire country descending into violence, we watch Deogratias in his pursuit of Bénigne, and we see his grief and descent into madness following her death, as he comes to believe he is a dog.
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544530942 | Published November 6, 2018

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace's enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete --- all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. 
Frozen Reign by Kathryn Purdie - Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062412423 | Published November 6, 2018

Civil war is on the horizon and Sonya is helpless to stop it. With her empathic powers gone, she can no longer protect her beloved Anton from his vindictive brother Valko, who will stop at nothing to get his revenge and reclaim his throne. Even if that means using an Auraseer to hunt --- and kill --- both Sonya and Anton. Then Sonya hears about an empath in a far-off kingdom who may be able to heal her ---but without her powers, finding the legendary Auraseer will be dangerous. And if she doesn’t succeed, the peace Sonya sacrificed so much to achieve will be shattered forever.

Girls of Paper and Fire Written by Natasha Ngan with a Foreword by James Patterson - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

Jimmy Patterson | 9780316561365 | Published November 6, 2018

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. Lei is a member of the Paper caste --- and the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable --- she falls in love, and her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life.

Hide with Me by Sorboni Banerjee - Coming of Age, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780451478351 | Published November 6, 2018

Tucked away in an abandoned barn on the edge of the farm, the mysterious Jane Doe starts to heal and details of her past begin to surface. A foster kid looking for a way out, Jane got caught up in the wrong crowd and barely escaped with her life. Cade has a difficult past of his own. He's been trapped in the border town of Tanner, Texas, his whole life. His dad is a drunk. His mom is gone. Money is running out. Cade is focused on one thing, a football scholarship --- his only chance. Just across the border in a city in Mexico lies the life Jane desperately wants to leave behind.
Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix (Rise of the Empress) by Julie C. Dao - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Philomel Books | 9781524738327 | Published November 6, 2018

Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden in a monastery while her stepmother, Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Jade doesn't want the crown, but she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the Empress and set the world right. Ready to returm as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends and her empire?

Last Seen (The Amateurs, Book 3) by Sara Shepard - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781484742297 | Published November 6, 2018

Little White Lies (Debutantes) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781368014137 | Published November 6, 2018

Eighteen-year-old mechanic Sawyer did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother's "society" might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life --- her father's identity --- she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses and bigger egos. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer's search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

Mend: A Story of Divorce by Sophia Recca - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Zuiker Press | 9781947378001 | Published November 6, 2018

Sophia tells the heart-wrenching story of her parents’ divorce. She was just 11 years old, happy and enjoying life with her mom, dad and little brother when unexpectedly, one night, a violent argument disrupted her sleep and shattered her life. The next morning, her parents told her the dreaded news --- they were getting divorced. Her dad was moving to California, while Sophia and her brother would stay with their mom. First, she blamed herself. But then, she remembered a note a teacher once wrote on her report card, and was inspired to focus on bringing both parents back into her life.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Press | 9780399555770 | Published November 6, 2018

Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's --- a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he deserted his team, hurting Spensa's chances of attending flight school. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

Slow Burn (The Anchor & Sophia) by Tommy Wallach - Coming of Age, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781481468411 | Published November 6, 2018

After their devastating journey from the Anchor to Sophia, Clive and Clover Hamill, Gemma Poplin, and Paz Dedios have all been separated --- not only in space, but in their convictions. In the Anchor, Clive would like nothing better than to never speak with Paz again, but when he is tapped to help with her interrogation, the two of them begin to reconcile their differences, which don’t run nearly as deep as they expected. In Sophia, as Clover learns more and more about the city and its enigmatic director, Zeno, his faith in his mission begins to waver. 
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780525516927 | Published November 6, 2018

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother --- or even saving herself.

The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Blink | 9780310765356 | Published November 6, 2018

Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses --- her Gram Helen sees every sound, and her uncle Joe can literally taste words. Ella’s own synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she meets a guy she just can’t read. Alec is a mystery to Ella, a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life. That is, until he reveals the real reason why he sought her out --- he wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths.

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681198590 | Published November 6, 2018

Once a year, Wren is chased through the woods near her rural Ireland hometown in a warped version of a childhood game. Her pursuers belong to the judges, a group in control of an ancient, powerful magic they stole from her own people, the augurs...but they know nothing of her real identity. If they learned the truth, the game would surely turn deadly. Though she knows the risks, Wren also goes on the hunt, taking a dangerous undercover assignment as an intern at enemy headquarters, the Harkness Foundation. 
The XY (H2o) by Virginia Bergin - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492662174 | Published November 6, 2018

In River's world, XYs are a relic of the past, along with things like war and violence. Thanks to the Global Agreements, River's life is simple, safe, and peaceful...until she comes across a body in the road one day. A body that is definitely male, definitely still alive. River isn't prepared for this. There's nothing in the Agreements about how to deal with an XY. Yet one lies before her, sick, suffering, and at her mercy. River can kill him, or she can save him. Either way, nothing will ever be the same.
This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Motherhood, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062494238 | Published November 6, 2018

Who cares that the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is fifteen grand? Not Dia, that’s for sure. Because Dia knows that without a band, she hasn’t got a shot at winning. Because ever since Hanna’s drinking took over her life, Dia and Jules haven’t been in it. And because ever since Hanna left --- well, there hasn’t been a band. It used to be the three of them, Dia, Jules, and Hanna, messing around and making music and planning for the future. But that was then, and this is now --- and now means a baby, a failed relationship, a stint in rehab, all kinds of off beats that have interrupted the rhythm of their friendship.
Umbertouched (Rosemarked) by Livia Blackburne - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484788578 | Published November 6, 2018

Even though Zivah and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their information is useless without proof. Now, their only remaining hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies against their peoples. As Shidadi and Dara alike prepare for war, Zivah and Dineas grapple with the toll of their time in the capital. Time is running out for all of them, but especially Zivah whose plague symptoms surface once again. Now, she must decide how she'll define the life she has left. Together, healer and warrior must find the courage to save their people, expose the truth and face the devastating consequences headed their way.

Dark Mind Rising by Julia Keller - Fiction, Futuristic, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Tor Teen | 978-0765387653 | Published November 13, 2018

New Earth, 2296. Two years after the destruction of a universal surveillance system called the Intercept, New Earth struggles to keep crime under control. The citizens are free, but not protected. Violet Crowley, the eighteen-year-old daughter of New Earth's founder, has opened Crowley & Associates, a private detective agency, to handle the overflow from the overburdened police force. Violet's first case --- a death written off as a suicide --- becomes an obsession. Soon a series of similar deaths leads Violet to believe the Intercept is not only still running --- it's in the hands of a killer.

Four Three Two One by Courtney C. Stevens - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062398543 | Published November 13, 2018

Golden “Go” Jennings was on Bus 21 the day it blew up in New York City. So was her boyfriend, Chandler. So was Rudy, a cute stranger Go shared a connection with the night before. And Caroline, a girl whose silence ended up costing nineteen people their lives. A year later, Go isn’t any closer to getting over what happened. With Chan closed off to talking about it, Go decides to round up the rest of the survivors and head to New York City. Uniting the four stirs up conflicting feelings of anger and forgiveness, and shows them that, although they all survived, they may still need saving.

How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316523813 | Published November 13, 2018

On the eve of Kyle's sentencing a year after Jamie's death, all the other "chosen ones" are coping in various ways. But our tenacious narrator is full of anger, stuck somewhere between the horrifying past and the unknown future as she tries to piece together why she gets to live, while Jamie is dead. Now she finds herself drawn to Charlie, Jamie's boyfriend --- knowing all the while that their relationship will always be haunted by what-ifs and why-nots. Is hope possible in the face of such violence? Is forgiveness? How do you go on living when you know it could have been you instead?

How to Survive in a Stranger Things World (Stranger Things) by Matthew J. Gilbert - Fiction, Friendship, Horror, How-to, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781984851956 | Published November 13, 2018

Does life sometimes seem strange and little upside down? If so, this hardcover collection of wisdom and warnings from Netflix's original series Stranger Things can help guide you through school, friendships and your town's darkest secrets. Featuring full-color images from the series and quotes from Dustin, Steve, Eleven and the others, it is sure to thrill fans of all ages.