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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

Hardcover

Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+

Roaring Brook Press | 9781626725003 | Published January 30, 2018

Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning FRANKENSTIEN in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that by age 19, she had been disowned by her family, was living in scandal with a married man, and had lost her baby. Mary poured her grief, pain and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, and in MARY'S MONSTER, author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author.

Purple Hearts: A Front Lines Novel by Michael Grant - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062342218 | Published January 30, 2018

Courage, sacrifice and fear have lead Rio, Frangie and Rainy through front-line battles in North Africa and Sicily, and their missions are not over. Now they must fight their deadliest battle yet as they descend into the freezing water and onto the treacherous sands of Omaha Beach. It is June 6, 1944. D-Day has arrived. No longer naive recruits, these soldier girls are now Silver Star recipients and battle-hardened. Others look to them for guidance and confidence, but this is a war that will leave 60 million dead. The women must find a way to lead while holding on to their own last shreds of belief in humanity.

Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681191119 | Published January 30, 2018

Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for an end to the violence that has claimed so many of their loved ones. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bone Lands, a country where magic is outlawed and the Elementae. Trapped between her husband's irrational hatred of the Elementae and a dangerous rebellion led by her own brother, Shalia must harness her power and make an impossible choice: save her family, save the Elementae, or save herself.

S.T.A.G.S. by M. A. Bennett - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780525578468 | Published January 30, 2018

The grandeur of St. Aidan the Great School, or STAGS, and the prestige of the students' bloodlines seem surreal to Greer MacDonald. A scholarship student who recently transferred, Greer is ignored at best and mocked at worst by the school's most admired circle, the Medievals. Greer is taken by surprise when the Medievals send her an invitation to an exclusive weekend at the private family estate of their leader, Henry de Warlencourt. But as the weekend begins to take shape, it becomes apparent that beyond the luxurious trappings, predators are lurking, and they're out for blood.

Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212378 | Published January 30, 2018

When Drix was convicted of a crime he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. But as the governor’s daughter, the pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. But sometimes love can breach all barriers. Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Special Edition by Becky Albertalli - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062839701 | Published January 30, 2018

This special edition of SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by award-winning author Becky Albertalli includes new Simon and Blue emails, a behind-the-scenes scrapbook from the Love, Simon movie set and Becky Albertalli in conversation with fellow authors Adam Silvera and Angie Thomas.

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062659002 | Published January 30, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend, Henry, has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. Evan finds that his only escape is to draw in an abandoned monastery that feels as lonely as he is. And yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by being silent.

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Delacorte Press | 9780345539991 | Published January 30, 2018

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, which turns out to be a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder --- although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert - Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Flatiron Books | 9781250147905 | Published January 30, 2018

Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the author of a cult-classic book of dark fairy tales, dies on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away --- by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began --- and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484798348 | Published January 30, 2018

One week. That's all Jessie said. A one-week break to get some perspective before graduation, before she and her boyfriend, Chris, would have to make all the big, scary decisions about their future --- decisions they had been fighting about for weeks. Then, Chris vanishes. Every Friday since they started dating, Chris has written Jessie a love letter. Now Jessie is writing Chris a letter of her own to tell him everything that's happening while he's gone. As Jessie searches for answers, she must face her fears, her guilt, and a past more complicated than she would like to admit.

Winner Take All by Laurie Devore - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Imprint | 9781250082886 | Published January 30, 2018

Nell wants to succeed at everything. And victory is sweeter when it means beating Jackson, the rich, privileged, undisputed king of Cedar Woods Prep. Yet no matter how hard she tries, Jackson is somehow one step ahead. They’re a match made in hell, but opposites do attract. Drawn to each other by their rivalry, Nell and Jackson fall into a whirlwind romance that consumes everything in their lives. But when a devastating secret exposes their relationship as just another game, how far will Nell go to win?

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue Written by Marissa Meyer and illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. - Adventure, Comic Books, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250078285 | Published January 30, 2018

Iko --- an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder --- has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.

Paperback

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250144225 | Published January 2, 2018

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map --- the key to a legendary treasure trove --- seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers) by Brenda Drake - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633758957 | Published January 2, 2018

Sure, jumping through books into the world's most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it. And if that isn't enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him "ex," since he's so into another girl. But someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that's going to be Gia.
In the Afterlight: The Darkest Minds, Book 3 by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368022477 | Published January 2, 2018

Fractured by an unbearable loss, Ruby and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in "rehabilitation camps," but not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN.

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335013347 | Published January 2, 2018

It's the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it's up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club --- including Chevy, the boy she's known and loved her whole life. 

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316305365 | Published January 2, 2018

On his first day at a new school, blind 16-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right? As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets.

Never Fade: The Darkest Minds, Book 2 by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368022460 | Published January 2, 2018

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children's League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America's children has survived on a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam, she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Square Fish | 9781250073976 | Published January 2, 2018

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She’s thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose’s rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose’s obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different – not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose’s father shouldn’t have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.
Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan - Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062377685 | Published January 2, 2018

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever. Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world --- until the King discovers both Fowler and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Runaways: An Original Novel by Christopher Golden - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Marvel Press | 9781484782019 | Published January 2, 2018

Turns out murderous Super Villains don't make for good parents. The Runaways had no choice. They had to kill them. Well, more or less. Now Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase and Molly are on the run again, hiding out and trying to regain a sense of normalcy. But kids with super powers don't get to be normal. The city is overrun with criminals, each faction bent on murdering them for one reason or another. It's only when the Runaways uncover the truth behind their parents' past that they realize the evil isn't just in L.A. It's everywhere.

Silver Stars: A Front Lines Novel by Michael Grant - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062342195 | Published January 2, 2018

The summer of 1943, World War II. With heavy memories of combat, Frangie, Rainy, Rio and the rest of the American army are moving on to their next target: the Italian island of Sicily. The women won’t conquer Italy alone. They are not heroes for fighting alongside their brothers --- they are soldiers. But Frangie, Rainy, Rio and the millions of brave females fighting for their country have become a symbol in the fight for equality. They will brave terrible conditions in an endless siege; they will fight to find themselves on the front lines of WWII; and they will come face-to-face with the brutality of war until they win or die.

Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis by Jeannine Atkins - Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult 12+

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481459068 | Published January 2, 2018

From critically acclaimed author Jeannine Atkins comes a gorgeous, haunting biographical novel in verse about a half Native American, half African American sculptor working in the years following the Civil War.

Switching Gears by Chantele Sedgwick - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 14+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510724921 | Published January 2, 2018

Still mourning the loss of Lucas Nelson, the boy she loved in secret for years, seventeen-year-old Emmy Martin turns to her passion for mountain biking to try to fill the empty void in her life. But just when things start looking up, Emmy discovers her mom has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Confused and angry that her parents didn’t tell her sooner, she throws herself into mountain biking like never before. When Cole Evans, the rich boy who usually doesn’t care about anything but himself, offers to train her for the biggest mountain biking race of the season.
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250144232 | Published January 2, 2018

Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House --- but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts --- at whatever cost.