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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.

March 2018


Ultimatum by K.M. Walton - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492652779 | Published March 6, 2018

Ever since Oscar's mother died, he's been disrespected by his father and bullied by his self-absorbed brother, so he withdraws from his fractured family, seeking refuge in his art. Vance wishes his younger brother would just loosen up and be cool. At least when Vance pushes himself in lacrosse and parties, he feels alive. But when their father's alcoholism sends him into liver failure, the two brothers must come face-to-face with their demons --- and each other --- if they are going to survive a very uncertain future.

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. by Lily Collins - Biography, Health, Nonfiction, Self-Help

HarperCollins | 9780062473028 | Published March 6, 2018

In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating and so much more. For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are.
Worlds of Ink and Shadows: A Novel of the Brontës by Lena Coakley - Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419721427 | Published March 6, 2018

Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne. The Brontë siblings find escape from their constrained lives via their rich imaginations. The glittering world of Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy world of Gondal literally come to life under their pens, offering the sort of romance and intrigue missing from their isolated parsonage home. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as the characters they have created --- the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna --- refuse to let them go.

You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Ember | 9780399551444 | Published March 6, 2018

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. 
A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl - Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Speak | 9780399545276 | Published March 13, 2018

Tess da Costa is a saint --- a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that’s what the people in her hometown of New Avon, Massachusetts, seem to believe. And when Tess suddenly and tragically passes away, her small city begins feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess’s sainthood official. Tess’s mother is ecstatic over the fervor, while her sister Callie, the one who knew Tess best, is disgusted --- overcome with the feeling that her sister is being stolen from her all over again.With the help of Tess’s secret boyfriend Danny, Callie’s determined to prove that Tess was something far more important than a saint; she was her sister, her best friend and a girl in love with a boy. 
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls Edited by Jessica Spotswood - Anthology, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Women's History, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9781536200256 | Published March 13, 2018

Join 15 of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina - Family, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Candlewick | 9781536200270 | Published March 13, 2018

Nora Lopez is 17 during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn 18 and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late?

Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert - Coming of Age, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484725382 | Published March 13, 2018

Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign that his family wouldn't fall apart. But now his father, Mart, has been accused of murder. The fate of Mart, a Christian radio host whose arrest has sparked national attention, lies in Braden's hands; he is the key witness. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. Now the rules of the sport are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith and unconditional love.

Freya by Matthew Laurence - Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250144188 | Published March 13, 2018

There's far more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye. In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war and death --- though that past hardly seems to matter now. For an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers --- and the strength they bring --- are painfully hard to find. But when a new, rising power threatens to remake the world by bending the divine to its will, Sara realizes her days of hiding have ended, and a chance to claw her way out of the history books has arrived. She'll just need new clothes and a manicure before she gets started.

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Speak | 9780399544620 | Published March 13, 2018

Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine.  Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart. The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march and the rising sea calls for its Given.
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner - Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Ember | 9780553524093 | Published March 13, 2018

Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli and Blake. But now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation. Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a “goodbye day” together to share their memories and say a proper farewell.

Literally by Lucy Keating - Comedy, Dating, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062380050 | Published March 13, 2018

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel --- and Annabelle is the heroine. It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story --- or will Lucy Keating have the last word?

Maid of the King's Court by Lucy Worsley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9781536200287 | Published March 13, 2018

Clever, headstrong Elizabeth Rose Camperdowne knows her duty. As the sole heiress to an old but impoverished noble family, Eliza must marry a man of wealth and title --- it’s the only fate for a girl of her standing. But when a surprising turn of events lands her in the royal court as a maid of honor to Anne of Cleves, Eliza is drawn into the dizzying, dangerous orbit of Henry the Eighth and struggles to distinguish friend from foe. 

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Written by Pamela S. Turner with illustrations Gareth Hinds - History, Mythology, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Charlesbridge Publishing | 9781580895859 | Published March 13, 2018

Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family --- and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality.
The End of Oz by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

HarperCollins | 9780062423788 | Published March 13, 2018

My name is Amy Gumm. When a tornado swept me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die. She turned evil. So I killed her. But just when we thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, we were betrayed. Now I’m following the Road of Yellow Brick as it helps me escape toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. And what I’m about to find is shocking: My original mission may not have been successful.
The Free by Lauren McLaughlin - Family, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Soho Teen | 9781616958749 | Published March 13, 2018

In the beginning, Isaac West stole to give his younger sister, Janelle, little things: a new sweater, a scarf, just things that made her look less like a charity case whose mother spent money on booze and more like the prep school girls he’s seen on the way to school. But when his biggest job to date, a carjacking, goes wrong, Isaac chooses to take the full rap himself, and he’s cut off from helping Janelle. He steels himself for 30 days at Haverland Juvenile Detention Facility. Friendless in a dangerous world of gangs and violent offenders, he must watch his every step.

The Shadows We Know By Heart by Jennifer Park - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781481463522 | Published March 13, 2018

Leah Roberts’s life hasn’t been the same since her brother died 10 years ago. Her mother won’t stop drinking, her father can’t let go of his bitter anger and Leah herself has a secret she’s told no one: Sasquatches are real, and she’s been watching a trio of them in the woods behind her house for years. Everything changes when Leah discovers that among the sasquatches lives a teenager. This alluring, enigmatic boy has no memory of his past and can barely speak, but Leah can’t shake his magnetic pull. 
Vengeance by Megan Miranda - Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781547600687 | Published March 13, 2018

Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear. Carson pulled Delaney out and he died on the side of the road with her mouth pressed to his. The lake released her and grabbed another. But when Decker's father dies in a pool of spilled water on their kitchen floor, all Decker can feel is rage. Because he knows that Delaney knew that his dad was going to die. She knew and never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them, and Decker can't forgive Delaney until he knows why.

59 Hours by Johnny Kovatch - Crime, Mystery, Nonfiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481476591 | Published March 20, 2018

On Sunday, August 6, 2000, fifteen-year-old Nick Markowitz was grabbed off the street on the orders of a local drug dealer named Jesse James Hollywood. Nick was taken as collateral because his brother Ben owed Jesse money. A dozen or more people saw Nick over the course of the next 59 hours, but no one stepped forward to say anything. No one thought to report the crime to the police. When the news of Nick’s murder finally broke, they all had to confront what they’d done --- or hadn’t done. 
For This Life Only by Stacey Kade - Fiction, Loss, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481432498 | Published March 20, 2018

Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes. And when he woke up, nothing was the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is broken. Jace’s planned future is crushed, along with his pitching arm. Overwhelmed by guilt and doubt, Jace struggles to adjust to this new version of the world, one without his brother, one without the certainties he once relied on. And then Thera comes into his life. She’s the last girl he should be turning to for help. But she’s also the first person to truly see him.

Going Places by Kathryn Berla - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Loss, Young Adult 13+

Amberjack Publishing | 9781944995539 | Published March 20, 2018

Everyone had high expectations for Hudson Wheeler. His 4th grade teacher even wrote to his parents that Hudson was "going places." But everything went downhill after his father died on the battlefield of Iraq one year later. Now facing his senior year of high school without his two best friends by his side and with his teacher's letter still haunting him, Hudson seizes homeschooling as an opportunity to retreat from the world. GOING PLACES is a peek into what male adolescence looks like today for those who don't follow traditional paths as they strive to find themselves.

Hellworld by Tom Leveen - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781481466349 | Published March 20, 2018

Five years ago, Abby Booth’s mom, cohost of a ghost hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a ‘haunted’ cave in Arizona. Since then, Abby’s life has all but fallen to pieces, most notably because of her dad’s deep depression and how they’ve drifted further and further apart. But now, at seventeen, Abby has decided that things will change. She plans to go to the same cave where her mom and the crew went missing and to find out, once and for all, what happened there. With the help of the cohost’s son Charlie, and two of his friends, Abby sets off on a quest for answers…

Pyromantic by Lish McBride - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250104298 | Published March 20, 2018

Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn't set her free --- she's still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he'll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since Ava's currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks. But when a mysterious illness starts to affect magical beings, it's up to Ava and her team to stop its spread...or else one of them might be next.
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly - Children's, Children's 10+, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780142427378 | Published March 20, 2018

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte...recently brought back from the dead. Their adventures take them on a chase through France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They’re taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon.

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort of) by Arden Rose - Biography, Self-Help, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

HarperCollins | 9780062574114 | Published March 27, 2018

In Almost Adulting --- perfect for budding adults, failing adults and eaters of microwave mug brownies --- Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. By the end of the book --- a mash-up of essays, lists and artwork --- you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.