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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

Paperback

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson - Fiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812987126 | Published January 2, 2018

The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities money can buy, these vulnerable kids are navigating a treacherous adolescence in which every action, every rumor and every feeling is potentially postable, shareable and viral. Lindsey Lee Johnson’s kaleidoscopic narrative exposes at every turn the real human beings beneath the high school stereotypes.

The Silence of Our Friends written by Mark Long and Nate Powell, illustrated by Jim Demonakos - Graphic Novel

First Second | 9781250164988 | Published January 2, 2018

This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story.

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron - Dating, Family, Fiction, Sex, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781481459488 | Published January 2, 2018

Two isolated teens struggle against their complicated lives to find a true connection in this heartwrenching debut novel about first love and the wreckage of growing up.

Through the Dark: A Darkest Minds Collection by Alexandra Bracken - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368022484 | Published January 2, 2018

From New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a collection of three hauntingly beautiful novellas set in the world of the Darkest Minds series. In the most harrowing of times, it takes a ferocious strength not only to survive, but to stand up for those who cannot fight their own battles. The characters in these stories --- some new, some familiar --- face impossible missions, and the hardest of all may be protecting the last flicker of hope in a seemingly endless night.

A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison - Dating, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 13+

Ember | 9780553537352 | Published January 9, 2018

The summer before college, Hannah swears she’s finally going to find The One. For Sam, the summer is off to a bad start for a million reasons. But for five minutes, they spoke to each other. But then they went there separate ways. But another chance meeting brings them together, only to have a chance misunderstanding drive them apart, and then the cycle starts all over again. Shenanigans ensue, and for two people destined for each other, they sure have a hell of a lot of trouble even getting together.

Asking for It by Louise O'Neill - Fiction, Mental Health, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 14+

Quercus | 9781681445359 | Published January 9, 2018

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party and all eyes are on Emma. The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there. To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. 
Beheld by Alex Flinn - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062134561 | Published January 9, 2018

Being a powerful witch, Kendra has survived it all. Since she first beheld James over three hundred years ago, Kendra has tangled with witch hunters and wolves, helped a miller’s daughter spin straw into gold, cowered in London as German bombs fell, and lived through who knows how many shipwrecks. But her powers have limits, and immortality can be lonely. Kendra isn’t ready to stop searching for the warlock she had met centuries ago.

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin - Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

Square Fish | 9781250050649 | Published January 9, 2018

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

 

Dare You (Shade Me) by Jennifer Brown - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062324474 | Published January 9, 2018

Nikki Kill didn't realize that trying to find out who killed Peyton Hollis would tangle her in a web of dangerous family secrets that would rock her identity to the core. But now that Nikki knows the truth, the all-powerful Hollises want to frame her for Peyton's murder. And now Nikki's only chance at escaping the cold black bars of prison or the crimson grip of death is teaming up with the enigmatic Detective Martinez and relying on an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of clues...
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe - African American Interest, History, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Speak | 9780451478726 | Published January 9, 2018

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi in 1955, when he allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later, his brutally beaten body was found floating in the river. In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of Till's murder, as well as the dramatic trial and speedy acquittal of his white murderers, situating both in the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement. Newly reissued with a new chapter of additional material this book grants eye-opening insight to the legacy of Emmett Till.

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9781101933725 | Published January 9, 2018

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century --- with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged and frivolous. When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother blackmails him into making Dani his queen. She has six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates. Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed. But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep.

Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419726989 | Published January 9, 2018

Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Maresi, a thirteen-year-old novice there, arrived in the hunger winter and now lives a happy life in the Abbey, protected by the Mother and reveling in the vast library in the House of Knowledge, her favorite place. Into this idyllic existence comes Jai, a girl with a dark past.

RoseBlood by A. G. Howard - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419727238 | Published January 9, 2018

Rune, who has an angelic voice, has a mysterious sickness that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past. Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he’s ever known.

Starfall by Melissa Landers - Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484787915 | Published January 9, 2018

When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters, she is violently dragged back to account for her crimes. When the outer realm is threatened by the dangerous Zhang mafia, Cassia, Kane and the rest of the Banshee crew uncover a horrifying conspiracy that endangers the entire universe. In the face of unspeakable evil, Cassia must confront her own family's complicated legacy on Eturia and decide once and for all who her real family is.

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate by Jonathan Maberry - Fantasy, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250144263 | Published January 9, 2018

 In the spring of 1979, fifteen-year-old Dana Scully has bigger problems than being the new girl in school. Dana has always had dreams. Sometimes they’ve even come true. Until now, she tried to write this off as coincidence. But ever since her father’s military career moved the family across the country to Craiger, Maryland, the dreams have been more like visions. Vivid, disturbing, and haunted by a shadowy figure who may be an angel...or the devil.

The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia - Fantasy, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250144256 | Published January 9, 2018

While Mulder doesn’t mind the fresh start and not being known as “that kid with the missing sister,” he’s still obsessed with finding Samantha. So when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can’t stop himself from getting involved. Could there be a link to his sister’s case? As he uncovers the truth, Mulder and his friends find themselves on the trail of a serial killer.

Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands) by Alwyn Hamilton - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Speak | 9780147519092 | Published January 9, 2018

Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she's fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne. When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime she's determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she's a prisoner of the enemy.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall - Family, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328742049 | Published January 9, 2018

Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in?

Windy City Magic, Book 1: The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484775707 | Published January 9, 2018

Amber Sand is not a witch. But she did get one highly specific magical talent. She can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber's pretty far down the sorcery food chain, but after five seconds of eye contact she can envision anyone's soul mate. Amber works at her mother's magic shop --- Windy City Magic --- in downtown Chicago, and she's confident she's seen every kind of happy ending there is, except for one--her own. So when Charlie Blitzman, comes to her for help finding his father's missing girlfriend, she's distressed to find herself falling for him. Because while she can't see her own match, she can see his --- and it's not Amber.

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9780553499186 | Published January 16, 2018

Hanna is the station captain’s daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a crime family. But while the pair are struggling with life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia --- and possibly the known universe --- is in their hands.

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard - Dating, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Relationships, Romance, Sexuality, Young Adult 16+

HarperTeen | 9780062404183 | Published January 16, 2018

All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been, but everyone seems to think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy --- and that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth --- that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she’ll have to man up.

Heads Up Sociology by DK Publishing - Education, Nonfiction, Reference, Young Adult 13+

DK Publishing | 9781465468635 | Published January 16, 2018

From gender and identity to welfare and consumerism, sociology is the study of how societies are organized and what helps them function or go wrong. Questions posed include: What is my "tribe"? Why do people commit crimes? Who decides if someone has a mental illness? What's work for? Does aid do any good? HEADS UP SOCIOLOGY explores these fascinating questions and more. 

Ones and Zeroes (Mirador) by Dan Wells - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062347916 | Published January 16, 2018

Overworld. It’s more than just the world’s most popular e-sport --- for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or poverty. If you have a connection to the internet and four friends you trust with your life, anything is possible. Marisa Carneseca is on the hunt for a mysterious hacker named Grendel when she receives word that her amateur Overworld team has been invited to Forward Motion, one of the most exclusive tournaments of the year. 
The Wish Granter (Ravenspire) by C.J. Redwine - Adventure, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062360298 | Published January 16, 2018

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop. Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter...
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250148469 | Published January 16, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.