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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 2018


Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist - Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062642783 | Published April 10, 2018

A horrifying sickness has spread across the West Texas desert. Infected people --- shakes --- attack the living, and the surviving towns are only as safe as their perimeter walls are strong. Glory, Texas, is a near ghost town. Still, seventeen-year-old Willie has managed to keep her siblings safe, even after the sickness took their mother. But then her good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most merciless shake hunters in town, and Willie is left on the hook for his debt. With two young hunters as guides, Willie sets out across the desert to find her father. And the desert holds more dangers than just shakes.
Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Amulet Books | 9781419730344 | Published April 10, 2018

For Every One by Jason Reynolds - Poetry, Poetry Collection, Young Adult 13+

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781481486248 | Published April 10, 2018

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.

Given To The Earth (Given Duet) by Mindy McGinnis - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 978-0399544644 | Published April 10, 2018

Although she was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, Khosa's marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she's untouchable. But being Queen hasn't stopped her heart from longing for the King's stepbrother, Donil. And it hasn't stopped her body from longing for the sea itself, which still calls for her. While Khosa is made to choose between loyalty and love, Dara is on a mission for vengeance. Years ago, the Pietra slaughtered the entire Indiri race, leaving only Dara and her twin, Donil, alive. 
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544968578 | Published April 10, 2018

Nineteen-year-old Elias is a royal explorer, a skilled mapmaker and the new king of del Mar's oldest friend. The people of St. John del Mar have never recovered from the loss of their boy princes, kidnapped 18 years ago, both presumed dead. But when two maps surface, each bearing the same hidden riddle, troubling questions arise. What really happened to the young heirs? And why do the maps appear to be drawn by Lord Antoni, Elias's father, who vanished on that same fateful day? Elias will race to solve the riddle of the princes. Because some truths are better left buried...and an unknown enemy stalks his every turn.
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles Edited by Jessica Burkhart - Anthology, Mental Health, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481494649 | Published April 10, 2018

LIFE INSIDE MY MIND is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle and to open the floodgates to conversation.

Lizzie by Dawn Ius - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 978-1481490764 | Published April 10, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes --- a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle --- Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants. Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan.
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484726020 | Published April 10, 2018

Danny's path is set, with a scholarship to RISD and his family's blessing to pursue the career he's always dreamed of. Still, contemplating a future without his best friend, Harry Wong, by his side makes Danny feel a panic he can barely put into words. Harry and Danny's lives are deeply intertwined and as they approach the one-year anniversary of a tragedy that shook their friend group to its core, Danny can't stop asking himself if Harry is truly in love with his girlfriend, Regina Chan. With everything he loves in danger of being stripped away, Danny must face the ghosts of the past in order to build a future that belongs to him.
Relative Strangers by Paula Garner - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763694692 | Published April 10, 2018

A simple quest to find a baby picture for the senior yearbook leads to an earth-shattering discovery: for most of the first two years of her life, Jules lived in foster care. Reeling from feelings of betrayal and with only the flimsiest of clues, Jules sets out to learn the truth about her past. What she finds is a wonderful family who loved her as their own and hoped to adopt her — including a now-adult foster brother who is overjoyed to see his sister again. But as her feelings for him spiral into a devastating, catastrophic crush — and the divide between Jules and her mother widens — Jules finds herself on the brink of losing everything.
Rewind by Carolyn O'Doherty - Fiction, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Boyds Mills Press | 9781629798141 | Published April 10, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Alex is a Spinner --- she has the ability to rewind time to review past events. Alex's society uses the Spinners' skills to solve major crimes, but messing with time comes with consequences: no Spinner lives past the age of 20. At `6, Alex is in her prime --- until time sickness strikes early. When she is offered an experimental treatment, Alex sees a future for herself for the first time. But the promising medication offers more than just a cure -- it also brings with it dire consequences.

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780399553844 | Published April 10, 2018

Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends --- and now they've prepared their final blowout, just before graduation. The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests, and the other twin doesn't know who's coming until the partiers show up at the door. With Sam and Ilsa, the sibling revelry is always tempered with a large dose of sibling rivalry, and tonight is no exception. One night. One apartment. Eight people. What could possibly go wrong? 
The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson - Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335016416 | Published April 10, 2018

In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole…yet some face the world alone. The singleborn. A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him.The diminished.
The Fall of Grace by Amy Fellner Dominy - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9781101936238 | Published April 10, 2018

Grace is set to make honor roll, win a national contest and go to prom with her crush. Then news breaks that the investment fund her mom runs is a scam and her mother is a thief. Millions of dollars are unaccounted for, and everyone wants to know where all the money went. The key to repairing her shattered life seems to lie in a place deep in the wilderness, and Grace sets out alone, determined to find it. But Sam Rivers, a loner from school, is on her trail and wants to know exactly what secrets she uncovers. As the pair travels into the wilds, Grace realizes she must risk everything on the dark, twisted path to the truth.

The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062426956 | Published April 10, 2018

Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek --- a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead --- reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever. As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may --- or may not --- be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.
The Lost Kids (Never Ever) by Sara Saedi - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780451475770 | Published April 10, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, Wylie Dalton was living on magical Minor Island where nobody ages past seventeen, and in love with Phinn, the island's leader. Now, her home is a creaky old boat where she's joined a ragtag group of cast-offs from the island, all dead-set on getting revenge on Phinn for betraying them. But when the Lost Kids invade their former paradise, they're stunned to find that their once-secret island is no longer so secret, and that a much bigger enemy is gunning for Phinn . . . and all the Minor Island kids.

The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481417648 | Published April 10, 2018

Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as “butt-girl” at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but that’s ancient history now. So it’s a huge surprise when Avery’s father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer trip to Spain. Avery is horrified that her father thinks he can choose her friends --- and make her miss soccer camp. Kayla struggles just to imagine leaving the confines of her small town. But in Spain, the two uncover a secret their families had hidden from both of them their entire lives. 
Winter Glass (Spindle Fire) by Lexa Hillyer - Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062440907 | Published April 10, 2018

Aurora, torn from the dream world and Heath, plots to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, only to confront temptations she never expected. Isabelle, meanwhile, opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their kingdoms and wage a winning war against Malfleur’s army of Vultures. But when the appearance of an unbreakable glass slipper prompts Isabelle to discover more about her lineage, her true identity begins to take shape and her legacy becomes as clear as ice. Devoted half sisters Isabelle and Aurora will grapple with their understanding of love and loyalty as they face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen --- the threat of losing each other forever.
In Her Skin by Kim Savage - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Farrar Straus Giroux | 9780374308001 | Published April 17, 2018

Fifteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain takes on her biggest fraud yet --- impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn't been easy, and she hopes to cash in on a little safety. She finds her opportunity with the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family tied to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine. When Jo takes on Vivi's identity and stages the girl's miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her with open arms. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household --- and some secrets refuse to stay buried. When hidden crimes come to the surface and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold on to an illusion of safety or escape the danger around her before it's too late.

Shadow Call by Michael Miller and AdriAnne Strickland - Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780399552571 | Published April 17, 2018

Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy's royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it. Nev's feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. Qole soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It's time to answer the call, even if it kills her.
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Press | 9781524767068 | Published April 24, 2018

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered. The Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land and her name, crowning Theo as Ash Princess --- a title of shame in her new life as a prisoner. For 10 years Theo has endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser. Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062643803 | Published April 24, 2018

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat, but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends --- not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting, especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250168450 | Published April 24, 2018

Raised to be a warrior, 17-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki. But one day she sees the impossible on the battlefield: her brother, who she watched die five years ago. Faced with her his betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, where every neighbor is an enemy. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250085658 | Published April 24, 2018

Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian --- the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. He and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox. April swears she didn’t kill Fox. Rufus knows her too well to believe she’s telling him the whole truth, but April has something he needs. Now, with no one to trust but his ex, Rufus has one night to clear his sister’s name...or die trying.


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

Simon Pulse | 9781481478786 | Published April 3, 2018

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.

Avenged by Amy Tintera - Fantasy, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062396648 | Published April 3, 2018

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. But their fight has only begun. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement. Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love.