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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.

January 2018


A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Amulet Books | 9781419725418 | Published January 9, 2018

The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s ... something at first sight. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn’t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it’s this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful.

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man by Tonya Bolden - African American Interest, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues

Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419725463 | Published January 9, 2018

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. FACING FREDERICK captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon.

Naondel: The Red Abbey Chronicles Book 2 by Maria Turtschaninoff - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Amulet Books | 9781419725555 | Published January 9, 2018

Imprisoned in a harem by a dangerous man with a dark magic that grants him power over life and death, the First Sisters must overcome their mistrust of one another in order to escape. But they can only do so at a great cost, both for those who leave and for those left behind. Told in alternating points of view, this novel is a vivid, riveting look at a world of oppression and exploitation, the mirror opposite of the idyllic Red Abbey.

Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Clarion Books | 9780544867857 | Published January 9, 2018

After getting expelled from high school, 17-year-old Jane Sinner is going nowhere fast. Jane’s parents push her to attend classes at the nearby community college, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out. For housing, Jane signs up for "House of Orange," a student-run reality show that is basically "Big Brother," but for local students. As "House of Orange" grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She'll use her growing fan base and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her to prove to the world that she has what it takes to win.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062741738 | Published January 9, 2018

One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had.

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442472457 | Published January 9, 2018

The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe --- it does not like what it sees. A year has passed since Rowan has gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484758052 | Published January 9, 2018

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Mia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design --- one that could spell the end of the human race ...

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin - History, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781101931462 | Published January 9, 2018

In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, were felled by influenza. By the summer, the second wave struck and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. In the space of 18 months, about 500 million people came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million. In this book, filled with black and white photographs, Albert Marrin examines the history, science and impact of this great scourge --- and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today.

All That Was by Karen Rivers - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374302467 | Published January 16, 2018

Piper and Sloane are best friends. They grew up together, dress alike and never do anything without each other. That is, until Piper caught Sloane kissing Piper’s boyfriend, Soup --- and the next day, Piper is found dead, washed ashore on a beach. As Sloane and Soup relive their deep, sometimes painful histories with Piper and face a future without her, they are racked by questions: Who is to blame for Piper’s death? How do you make amends for hurting someone you love if that person is no longer around? And how can you ever move on and love again?

Blood and Sand by C. V. Wyk - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Tor Teen | 9780765380098 | Published January 16, 2018

The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire. Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation. Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end --- and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus...

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Soho Teen | 9781616958473 | Published January 16, 2018

American-born 17-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to home, and marrying a "suitable" Muslim boy. And then there is the world of her dreams: going to school in New York City --- and maybe pursuing a boy she’s known from afar since grade school. There’s also the real world. In the aftermath of a horrific crime perpetrated hundreds of miles away, the community she’s known since birth becomes unrecognizable; neighbors and classmates alike are consumed with fear, bigotry and hatred. Ultimately, Maya must find the strength within to determine where she truly belongs.

Poison's Cage by Breeana Shields - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781101937860 | Published January 16, 2018

Iyla and Marinda have killed many men together: Iyla as the seductress, Marinda as the final, poisonous kiss. Now they understand who the real enemy is and together they can take him down. Both girls have felt as though they were living a lie in the past, so moving into the king's palace and pretending to serve him isn't as difficult as it sounds. But when you're a spy, even secrets between friends are dangerous. And each girl has something to lose. Does every secret, every lie, bring them closer to the truth...or to a trap?

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062338051 | Published January 16, 2018

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at the famous private school Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve the mystery of the kidnappying of the founder's wife and daughter, a case that has become one of the great unsolved crimes of American history. The only clue at the time of the kidnappings was a riddle signed "Truly, Devious." Stevie has her work cut out for her as she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates. But when Truly Devious makes a surprise return, death revisits Ellingham Academy.

You Won't Know I'm Gone by Kristen Orlando - Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250123619 | Published January 16, 2018

Going rogue in an effort to rescue her parents has cost Reagan her automatic ticket to the Training Academy. But becoming a Black Angel is the only way Reagan will be able to exact revenge on her mother’s killer. When Reagan is given a chance to train as a Black Angel, she also gets the first chance she’s ever had to be her true self. But when her friend Luke joins her, Reagan finds herself torn between the person she was and the person she wants to be. Reagan has to prove that she's as good as her parents trained her to be, because she’ll never find the killer without the Black Angels’ help.

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212590 | Published January 16, 2018

Known across the galaxy as the Bloody Baroness, Captain Androma Racella and her motley crew of space-bound privateers roam the Mirabel galaxy on the glass starship Marauder, taking what mercenary work they can find to stay alive. When a routine job goes awry, the Marauder’s all-girl crew find themselves placed at the mercy of a dangerous bounty hunter from Andi’s past. Coerced into a life-threatening mission, and straight into the path of a shadowy ruler bent on revenge, Andi and her crew will either restore order to the ship --- or start a war that will devour worlds.

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Philomel Books | 9780399546839 | Published January 23, 2018

In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family...until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future. In the wake of destruction, he's threatened by Daesh fighters and witnesses a public beheading. Tareq's family knows that to continue to stay alive, they must leave. As they travel as refugees from Syria to Turkey to Greece, facing danger at every turn, Tareq must find the resilience and courage to complete his harrowing journey.

Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World by Chloe Lukasiak and Nancy Ohlin - Art, Autobiography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681197371 | Published January 23, 2018

Chloe Lukasiak is a big believer that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying and medical issues --- but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favorite on the hit reality television show Dance Moms through her life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realizing your passions. 

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250136121 | Published January 23, 2018

Alice had her whole summer planned. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the romance feels she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated --- or understood.

Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 15+

Harper Voyager | 9780062564542 | Published January 23, 2018

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a sisterhood of warriors armed with telepathic blades. When Kyra’s beloved mentor dies mysteriously, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, takes over, Kyra is forced to flee. In the wilderness of desert that is home to the only Order composed of men, she befriends Rustan, a young Marksman. Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but if she fails to find proof, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra --- and for Asiana.

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780448494395 | Published January 23, 2018

Odessa is a master necromancer, catering to the kingdom's Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's her job to retrieve their soul from a shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost: the Dead must remain shrouded or a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into bloodthirsty Shades. A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicion around the kingdom. Soon, a disturbing conspiracy is revealed: Someone is intentionally creating Shades --- and training them to attack. Odessa is forced to wonder if her magic is the weapon that brings the kingdom to its knees? Fighting alongside her fellow mages, Odessa must untangle the gruesome plot to destroy Karthia before the Shades take everything she loves.

The Defiant by Lesley Livingston - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780448494722 | Published January 23, 2018

In this highly anticipated sequel to THE VALIANT, Fallon and her warrior sisters find themselves thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon's heart --- and her love for Cai --- but the very heart of the ancient Roman Empire. When dark treachery and vicious power struggles threaten her hard-won freedom, the only thing that might help the girl known as Victrix save herself and her sisters is a tribe of long-forgotten mythic Amazon warriors. The only trouble is, they might just kill her themselves first.

The Last Girl on Earth by Alexandra Blogier - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780399552274 | Published January 23, 2018

The alien Abdoloreans hijacked Earth 16 years ago, destroying all human life. Li's human-sympathizer father took her in as a baby and has trained her to pass as one of them. Now Li has a father and a sister who love her. A best friend, Mirabae, to share things with. She goes to school and hangs out at the beach and carefully follows the rules. She has to. But when Li meets Ryn, she's swept up in a relationship that could have disastrous consequences. How far will Li go to stay alive? Will she save herself --- and in turn, the human race --- or will she be the final witness to humanity's destruction?

American Heart by Laura Moriarty - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062694102 | Published January 30, 2018

Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality. Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams lives in this world, and she isn’t concerned with the internments because she assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone’s safety. But when she happens upon Sadaf, a Muslim fugitive determined to reach freedom in Canada, Sadaf challenges Sarah-Mary’s perceptions of right and wrong, and instead Sarah-Mary decides to do all she can to help Sadaf escape.

It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Page Street Kids | 9781624145353 | Published January 30, 2018

Five months ago, Clara’s twin sister was murdered. Struggling under the weight of unwanted attention, the only thing that makes Clara feel normal is ghostwriting an advice column for her school’s newspaper --- until she starts receiving threatening emails. “It should have been you...but soon." Convinced that her stalker blames her for her sister’s death and is out for revenge, Clara undertakes her own investigation. Can she solve the murder before it’s too late?

Losing Brave by Bailee Madison and Stefne Miller - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Blink | 9780310760542 | Published January 30, 2018

More than a year has passed since seventeen-year-old Payton Brave’s twin sister went missing; and Payton, in her desperate attempt to hold on to what’s left of Dylan’s memory, is starting to crack. The more Payton pries open the clenches of her blocked memories, yielding to her need to know what happened, the further down the path of danger she goes. The darkness around her sister’s disappearance grows and the truth becomes more and more unbearable. And what she finds might just cost her her life.