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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


Pulp by Robin Talley - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Romance, Sexuality, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Harlequin Teen | 9781335012906 | Published November 13, 2018

In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It’s not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. She risks exposing herself --- and Marie --- to a danger all too real, as she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a newfound drive to write her own story. Sixty-two years later, Abby Zimet can’t stop thinking about her senior project and its subject --- classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. She feels especially connected to one author, a woman who wrote under the pseudonym “Marian Love,” and becomes determined to track her down and discover her true identity.

The Dragon Ridge Tombs by Tianxia Bachang - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780553524147 | Published November 13, 2018

Self-proclaimed gold hunter Tianyi, who has excellent feng shui skills, along with his best friend, Kai, and a shady antiques dealer called Gold Tooth, have traveled all the way from Beijing to Gulan in search of treasure in ancient tombs. But what they think will be a simple grab-and-go of loot turns into trouble when they are faced with a perplexing labyrinth of tunnels full of unexpected obstacles, traps, and deadly creatures that thwart their advancement, as well as their escape. As if that weren't enough, the return of their American friend Julie Yang, with whom they faced perils on a previous expedition, leads to a startling discovery --- one tied to both China's ancient past and the Yang family's history, and one that could very well be the death of them all.

The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Soho Teen | 9781616959036 | Published November 13, 2018

Arkansas, 1984: Film moguls have picked Griffin Flat as the location for a new nuclear holocaust movie. When 16-year-old Laura wins a walk-on role (with a plus-one!), she is more relieved than excited. Mingling with Hollywood stars on the set of a phony nuclear war is a perfect distraction from her family, which has fallen apart. Laura’s only real friend is her new stepbrother, Terrence. She picks him as her plus-one for the film shoot, enraging her fair-weather friends. But their anger is nothing compared to what happens on set after the scripted nuclear explosion. Because nobody seems to know if a real nuclear bomb has detonated or not.

The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston - Family, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368014786 | Published November 13, 2018

When Owen Foster's mother shows up at his elite boarding school unexpectedly, he learns that his privileged life has been funded by stolen money. After embezzling millions and draining his employees' retirement accounts, Owen's father vanished without a trace. Owen returns to his small hometown, where people he hardly remembers despise him for his father's crimes. Owen's only refuge is the sprawling orchard he works at after school, owned by a man named Gus who seems to know Owen better than he knows himself. As Owen uncovers a terrible injustice, he must face a shocking truth about his past --- and write a better future.

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions) by Michelle Hodkin - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781481456463 | Published November 13, 2018

In this sequel to THE BECOMING OF NOAH SHAW, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled and old alliances are forged. Noah’s reckoning is here. Noah Shaw wants nothing more than to escape the consequences of his choices. He can’t. He’s sure the memories that haunt him are merely proof of a broken heart. They aren’t. He thinks he can move forward without first confronting his past. He’s wrong.

The Resolutions by Mia Garcia - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062656827 | Published November 13, 2018

From hiking trips to four-person birthday parties to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan and Nora have always been inseparable. But now with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan. Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them to one another --- dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, find your calling outside your mom’s Puerto Rican restaurant, finally learn Spanish and say yes to everything. But as the year unfolds, Jess, Lee, Ryan and Nora each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heartbreaks and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.

The Storyteller by Traci Chee - Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780399176791 | Published November 13, 2018

Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy --- Archer --- and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her --- especially the boy she loves. As Sefia and Archer watch Kelanna start to crumble to the Guard's will, they will have to choose between their love and joining a war that just might tear them apart. Full of magic, suspense, and mystery, Traci Chee brings her Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy to a close in this spellbinding final installment.

This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062484901 | Published November 13, 2018

Lindley has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first generation crew member on board, including her mother, was killed by a deadly virus. Lindley assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon or that it would involve struggling to survive , learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth and making sure they don’t run out of food. When a member of the second generation dies from what seems like the deadly virus, Lindley must face the terrifying reality that either the virus has mutated, or one of their own is a killer.

Wilder by Andrew Simonet - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374309251 | Published November 13, 2018

Jason Wilder is in permanent in-school suspension for fighting. Meili Wen gets there by breaking a girl’s finger. Jason and Meili don’t just connect; they collide. Two people who would never cross paths―outsiders from radically different backgrounds―they form an exhiliarating, unpredictable bond. When circumstances push, they push back. There’s no plan. And there’s no stopping.

Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack - Fiction, Humor, Politics, Satire, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

HarperTeen | 9780062399427 | Published November 13, 2018

Stacey Wynn was the clear front-runner for Lincoln High student council president. But then French-Canadian transfer student Julia Romero entered the race … and put the moves on Stacey’s best friend/campaign adviser, Brian. Stacey also didn’t count on Tony Guo, resident stoner, whose sole focus is on removing the school’s ban of his favorite chocolate milk, becoming the voice of the little guy, thanks to a freshman political “mastermind” with a blue Mohawk. Three candidates, three platforms, and a whirlwind of social media, gaffes, high school drama, and protests make for a ridiculously hilarious political circus that just may hold some poignant truth somewhere in the mix.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter) written by J. K. Rowling with illustrations by MinaLima - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Screenplay, Young Adult 10+

Arthur A. Levine Books | 9781338263893 | Published November 16, 2018

The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald has been captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Any Second by Kevin Emerson - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9780553534825 | Published November 20, 2018

Five years after being kidnapped, Elian's captor sends him into the mall --- with a bomb strapped to his chest. Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.  Whether it's chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now nothing is the same. Drawn together by their dark pasts, Maya and Eli know it takes only seconds for their entire worlds to change. But time will tell if meeting each other will change them for better or worse.

Barking with the Big Dogs: On Writing and Reading Books for Children by Natalie Babbitt - Anthology, Children's, Essays, Literary, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374310400 | Published November 20, 2018

In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually being forced to justify her choice to write books for children --- instead of doing something more serious. Babbitt offers incisive commentary on classic children’s books as well as contemporary works, and reveals colorful insights into her own personal creative life. Filled with a voice that rings with truth, wisdom, and humor across the years, her essays exemplify on every page true reverence for children and an endless engagement with the challenge to write the books that shape them.

Five Feet Apart written by Rachael Lippincott with contributions by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Inspirational, Love & Romance, Relationships, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781534437333 | Published November 20, 2018

Stella needs to keep herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. Soon, he’ll turn 18 and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world. Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Press | 9781338210033 | Published November 27, 2018

Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, Sylvie's guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies. The empress invites her in only as part of a wicked wager among her powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new name, Mirage, and begin to navigate secretive social circles and deadly games of intrigue in order to claim her spot. Soon it becomes apparent that nothing is as it appears and no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer her questions.

Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368019040 | Published November 27, 2018

Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent's school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.
Unconventional Warfare (Special Forces, Book 1) by Chris Lynch - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Military, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Press | 9780545861625 | Published November 27, 2018

Danny Manion has been fighting his entire life. When his actions finally land him in real trouble, he can't fight the judge who offers him a choice: jail...or the army. Turns out there's a perfect place for him in the US military: the Studies and Observation Group (SOG), an elite volunteer-only task force. The very same qualities that got him in trouble at home make him a natural-born commando in a secret war. Even if almost nobody knows he's there. 


Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Supernatural, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250180773 | Published November 6, 2018

When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But soon Mae is wearing Jules’s clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules’s crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving. Then things get weird.
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 12+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062463395 | Published November 6, 2018

Everything changes in Kamzin's life when River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire her for his next expedition to climb Raksha, the tallest mountain in the Aryas, to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor. The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250042613 | Published November 6, 2018

In Rainbow Rowell's FANGIRL, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life --- and she's really good at it. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Frankie: A Novel by Shivaun Plozza - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Flatiron Books | 9781250143006 | Published November 6, 2018

Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend, or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances. When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes, a criminal record, and secrets of his own.

Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Entangled: Teen | 9781640635630 | Published November 6, 2018

Dear Thomas, I know you're angry. It's true, I was sent to expose your mentor as a fraud illusionist, and instead I have put your secret in jeopardy. I fear I have even put your life in jeopardy. For that I can only beg your forgiveness. I've fallen for you. You know I have. And I never wanted to create a rift between us, but if it means protecting you from those who wish you dead―I'll do it. I'll do anything to keep you safe, whatever the sacrifice. Please forgive me for all I've done and what I'm about to do next. I promise, it's one magic trick no one will ever see coming. Love, Saverio
Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) by Claudia Gray - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Disney Press | 9781368026635 | Published November 6, 2018

The never-before-told story of how young Leia Organa comes to join the rebellion against the evil Empire, from best-selling author Claudia Gray.

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult 14+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781442468412 | Published November 6, 2018

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again? And the faerie courts are not silent. 
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368008341 | Published November 6, 2018

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it's only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she's destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art-until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill. Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he'll do anything to free them from Amparan rule-even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.