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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 2014


A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier - Memoir, Nonfiction

Pantheon | 9780307908988 | Published April 1, 2014

Over the course of one school year --- seventh grade --- 12-year-old Kevin Brockmeier sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil - Biography

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781402287589 | Published April 1, 2014

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062280671 | Published April 1, 2014

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado --- taking you with it --- you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though --- but even that's crumbling. 
Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells - Mystery, Youth Fiction

HMH Books | 9780544238336 | Published April 1, 2014

Sixth grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename "Eddie Red," has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes their secret weapon to solve the case, drawing Eddie deeper into New York's famous Museum Mile and closer to a dangerous criminal group known as The Picasso Gang.
Going Over by Beth Kephart - Historical Fiction

Chronicle Books | 9781452124575 | Published April 1, 2014

It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn't the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance for a life together lies in a high-risk escape. But will Stefan find the courage to leap? Or will forces beyond his control stand in his way? 

Illusion: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250002846 | Published April 1, 2014

Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to have normal problems like everyone else. But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.
Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider by Ridley Pearson - Children (Ages 8-10), Children (Ages 9-12), Children's, Fantasy

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423164906 | Published April 1, 2014

Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory-a lost icon. It was believed to be gone forever. The Keepers have one last chance to preserve the heart of the Kingdom-Disneyland-from a terrifying destruction decades in the making.

Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda - Young Adult 15+

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781416993933 | Published April 1, 2014

There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke is the oldest, the can’t-do-wrong favorite. To their mother, they are a normal, happy family.
To Clare, they are a family on the verge of disaster. Clare: the ambitious striver; Peter: the angry ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug-addicted convicted felon who has been in and out of jail for as long as Clare can remember—and who has always been bailed out by their parents.
Clare loves Luke, but life as his sister hasn’t been easy. And when he comes home (again), she wants to believe this time will be different (again). Yet when the truths behind his arrests begin to surface, everything Clare knows is shaken to its core. And then Luke is arrested. Again.
Except this time is different, because Clare’s mom does the unthinkable on Luke’s behalf, and Clare has to decide whether turning her back on family is a selfish act…or the only way to keep from drowning along with them.
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira - Issues, Social Issues, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374346676 | Published April 1, 2014

It begins as an assignment for class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters. She writes about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be helping her. When Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was, she discover her own path. 

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062220141 | Published April 1, 2014

Ava, 16, has spent her whole life aboard the ship Parastrata, where polygamy, hard labor and illiteracy are the norm. When she receives the news that she is to be married, she holds out hope that her childhood friend, Luck, will be her future husband. However, a passionate mistake causes Ava’s people to turn against her, and she must run for her life. She barely escapes to Earth, where time and climate change have altered the face of the planet. India has become the heart of this future world, but life outside the country’s borders and on its social fringes is still a hardscrabble existence. Can Ava find a way to survive outside the insular world of her childhood? Will she ever see Luck again? Is what she has been told about her own past the whole truth?
Sekret by Lindsay Smith - Historical , Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Roaring Brook Press | 9781596438927 | Published April 1, 2014

Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she's captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she's thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one--not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention--and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.
The Last Forever by Deb Caletti - Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781442450004 | Published April 1, 2014

Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all she can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home.
Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in a small coastal town. Despite all the beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost. Her most cherished possession—a rare plant of her mother’s—is starting to wither, and with it, Tessa’s heart and her hope.
Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more important, he understands her. Though secrets stand between them, each has a chance at healing…if first, Tessa can find the courage to believe in forever.
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz - Supernatural, Youth Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423157427 | Published April 1, 2014

Magic is power, and power is magic... 
Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a mighty castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures. 
Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second. With the help of her Merlin, Eleanor has maintained a stranglehold on the world's only source of magic. While the enchanters faithfully serve the crown, the sun will never set on the Franco-British Empire.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616203214 | Published April 1, 2014

A.J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island . Then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore --- an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over and the ability to see everything anew.

The Summer Experiment by Cathie Pelletier - Science Fiction

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781402285783 | Published April 1, 2014

Award-winning author makes her children's book debut with an unforgettable character.

This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready - Young Adult 15+

Simon Pulse | 9781442439481 | Published April 1, 2014

 When his older brother was killed, David got angry. But his parents got religious. David's still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there's one thing he does know for sure:  The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting their worldly ties to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven...and they want David to do the same. David's torn. There's a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey--especially Bailey--in hope of salvation.
But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined....
West of the Moon by Margi Preus - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Amulet Books | 9781419708961 | Published April 1, 2014

Armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, Astri and her little sister they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “goatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon.

A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War Against Slavery by Albert Marrin - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780307981523 | Published April 8, 2014

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.
Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him to right the wrong of slavery. He was willing to kill and die for something modern Americans unanimously agree was a just cause. And yet he was a religious fanatic and a staunch believer in "righteous violence," an unapologetic committer of domestic terrorism. 
Always Emily by Michaela MacColl - Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Chronicle Books | 9781452111742 | Published April 8, 2014

Emily and Charlotte Brontë are about as opposite as two sisters can be. Charlotte is practical and cautious; Emily is headstrong and imaginative. But they do have one thing in common: a love of writing. This shared passion will lead them to be two of the first published female novelists and authors of several enduring works of classic literature. But they're not there yet. First, they have to figure out if there is a connection between a string of local burglaries, rumors that a neighbor's death may not have been accidental, and the appearance on the moors of a mysterious and handsome stranger. The girls have a lot of knots to untangle— before someone else gets killed.

Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley - Fantasy, Supernatural, Young Adult 15+

Soho Teen | 9781616953836 | Published April 8, 2014

Aria Morse is an Oracle, blessed—or cursed—with the gift of prophecy.  Ask her anything, and the truth spills out immediately. But Aria’s answers sound like nonsense, even to herself… just as they did at Delphi 2500 years ago.
To cope, Aria has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight—until Jade Price, the closest person she has to a friend, disappears.  All of a sudden, everyone around her has questions. The “nonsense” Aria spouts becomes a matter of life and death.
She may be the only one who can find out what happened to Jade.  But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she comes to being the next target of someone else who hides in plain sight. Someone with a very dark plan.  

Between Two Worlds by Katherine Kirkpatrick - Young Adult 14+

Wendy Lamb Books | 9780385740470 | Published April 8, 2014

On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay--a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers have already left their indelible mark on her land and its people, and a ship full of white men can mean trouble.
   The ship carries provisions for Robert E. Peary, who is making an expidition to the North Pole. As a child, Billy Bah spent a year in America with Peary's family. When her parents went to America years later, they died in a tragic scandal. Now, Peary's wife, daughter, and crew are in Itta to bring him supplies. Winter comes on fast, and when the ship gets caught in the ice, Billy Bah sets out to find Peary. The journey will imperil her life, and that of the man she loves.

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs - Young Adult 12+

Candlewick | 9780763667917 | Published April 8, 2014

A coming-of-age debut evokes the bittersweet joys and pangs of finding independence in one unforgettable summer away at "geek camp."

When Gloria sets out to spend the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, she doesn’t know quite what to expect. Fresh from the heartache of losing her grandmother and missing her best friend, Gloria resolves to make the best of her new circumstances. But some things are proving to be more challenging than she expected. Like the series of mysterious clues left by a certain Professor X before he even shows up to teach his class, Secrets of the Written Word. Or the very sweet, but very conservative, roommate whose coal-industry family champions mountaintop removal. Not to mention the obnoxious Mason, who dresses like the Mad Hatter and immediately gets on Gloria’s nerves — but somehow won’t escape her thoughts.

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316134071 | Published April 8, 2014

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat, an alliance that might forge a way forward for their people, and for themselves. From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
Far From You by Tess Sharpe - Mystery, Young Adult 15+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423184621 | Published April 8, 2014

Far From You by Tess Sharpe - Mystery, Young Adult 15+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423184621 | Published April 8, 2014

Sophie Winters nearly died. Twice.
The first time, she's fourteen, and escapes a near-fatal car accident with scars, a bum leg, and an addiction to Oxy that'll take years to kick. 
The second time, she's seventeen, and it's no accident. Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods. Sophie survives, but Mina is not so lucky. When the cops deem Mina's murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for months, and it was Mina who led her into the woods that night for a meeting shrouded in mystery.
After a forced stint in rehab, Sophie returns home to a chilly new reality. Mina's brother won't speak to her, her parents fear she'll relapse, old friends have become enemies, and Sophie has to learn how to live without her other half. To make matters worse, no one is looking in the right places and Sophie must search for Mina's murderer on her own. But with every step, Sophie comes closer to revealing all: about herself, about Mina and about the secret they shared.
Incinerator (Crusher) by Niall Leonard - Mystery

Delacorte | 9780385743631 | Published April 8, 2014

Following the bloody deaths of his mother and father, Finn Maguire is determined to make a fresh start, running a boxing gym in the bruised and bitter heart of the city. But when loan sharks target his business partner and his lawyer vanishes with all his money, Finn is dragged down into London's underworld once more, with only his fists and his wits to keep him alive.

Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250010094 | Published April 8, 2014

Jake Buckman picks up his 16-year-old son, Ryan, at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.

Noggin by John Corey Whaley - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781442458727 | Published April 8, 2014

Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. At some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to another guy’s body, and well, here he is. He’s still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him changed. If the new Travis and the old Travis find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars.
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama - Action Adventure, Dystopian Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374360078 | Published April 8, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge --- a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece --- a day dweller, or Ray --- she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.  

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Putnam Juvenile | 9780399256936 | Published April 8, 2014

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.
Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
Swim That Rock written by Jay Primiano, illustrated by John Rocco - Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763669058 | Published April 8, 2014

A young working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident.

When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing seems certain in Jake’s future, and now his family’s diner may be repossessed by loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn’t easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money to ensure his family’s security and save the diner in time.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares - Youth Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780385736800 | Published April 8, 2014

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time ---a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. 
The Klaatu Terminus (Klaatu Diskos) by Pete Hautman - Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763654054 | Published April 8, 2014

In a far distant future, Tucker Feye and the inscrutable Lia find themselves atop a crumbling pyramid in an abandoned city. In present-day Hopewell, Tucker’s uncle Kosh faces armed resistance and painful memories as he attempts to help a terrorized woman named Emma, who is being held captive by a violent man. And on a train platform in 1997, a seventeen-year-old Kosh is given an instruction that will change his life, and the lives of others, forever. Tucker, Lia, and Kosh must evade the pursuit of maggot-like Timesweeps, battle Master Gheen’s cult of Lambs, all while they puzzle out the enigmatic Boggsians as they search for one another and the secrets of the diskos. Who built them? Who is destroying them? Where — and when — will it all end?

The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors - Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 15+

Razorbill | 9781595147097 | Published April 8, 2014

The Rhodales and the Whitfields have been sworn enemies for close on a hundred years, with a whole slew of adulterous affairs, financial backstabbing, and blackmailing that’s escalated the rivalry to its current state of tense ceasefire. And now a meth lab explosion in rural Whitfield County is set to reignite the feud more viciously than ever before. Especially when the toxic fire that results throws together two unlikely spectators—proper good girl Victoria Whitfield, exiled from boarding school after her father’s real estate business melts down in disgrace, and town motorcycle rebel Mickey Rhodale, too late as always to thwart his older brothers’ dangerous drug deals. Victoria and Mickey are about to find out the most passionate romances are the forbidden ones.
The Summer I Saved the World ... in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz - Young Adult 10+

Wendy Lamb Books | 9780385371063 | Published April 8, 2014

It's summertime, and thirteen-year-old Nina Ross is feeling kind of lost. Her beloved grandma died last year; her parents work all the time; her brother's busy; and her best friend is into clothes, makeup, and boys. While Nina doesn't know what "her thing" is yet, it's definitely not shopping and makeup. And it's not boys, either. Though . . . has Eli, the boy next door, always been so cute?
   This summer, Nina decides to change things. She hatches a plan. There are sixty-five days of summer. Every day, she'll anonymously do one small but remarkable good thing for someone in her neighborhood, and find out: does doing good actually make a difference? Along the way, she discovers that her neighborhood, and her family, are full of surprises and secrets.
The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer - Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780385753784 | Published April 8, 2014

Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art's Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends are inspired to write a vigilante long poem and distribute it to the student body, detailing the evils of For Art's Sake. But then Luke—the creative force behind the poem and leader of the anti-show movement—becomes a contestant on the nefarious show. It's up to Ethan, his two remaining best friends, and a heroic gerbil named Baconnaise to save their school. Along the way, they'll discover a web of secrets and corruption involving the principal, vice principal, and even their favorite teacher.

What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Wendy Lamb Books | 9780385738477 | Published April 8, 2014

Americans Jenny and her brother, Tom, are off to England: Tom to university, to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at a boarding school, Illington Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally stand out, so accidentally, on purpose, she tells a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has something to hide.
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder - Love & Romance

Razorbill | 9781595145147 | Published April 10, 2014

Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).

Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything --- their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college --- behind them.

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423175124 | Published April 15, 2014

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash. 
But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?
Frozen (Taken) by Erin Bowman - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062117298 | Published April 15, 2014

Gray Weathersby has escaped Claysoot and uncovered the truth behind the Laicos Project and the Order's twisted plans. Determined to fight back, his small group of rebels is on the hunt for more answers and more allies—a search that will take them on a harrowing journey across a frozen wasteland, and even deeper into a world built on the Order's lies.

High and Dry by Sarah Skilton - Mystery, Youth Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419709296 | Published April 15, 2014

Framed for a stranger’s near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw an upcoming match, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon is juggling more than his share of drama. Add in a broken heart and the drinking he’s been doing to soothe it, and he’s near the breaking point. In this fast-paced, layered mystery, Charlie spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past friendship that may be responsible for all his current problems. This book captures the tone and style of the best crime fiction while also telling a high-stakes story of peer pressure gone tragically awry.

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen - Memoir, Young Adult 12+, Youth Interest

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525426813 | Published April 15, 2014

Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa - Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373211128 | Published April 15, 2014

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke, her love. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. 
In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith - Young Adult 12+

Poppy | 9780316254779 | Published April 15, 2014

Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the basement. It's fitting, then, that they meet in the middle -- stuck between two floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the night wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Lucy soon moves abroad with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father. The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland, Lucy and Owen stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and phone calls. But can they -- despite the odds -- find a way to reunite?

The Last Apprentice: The Fury of the Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney - Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062192318 | Published April 15, 2014

The thirteenth—and final—book in the internationally best-selling fantasy adventure series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son. Finally, Tom Ward, the spook's last apprentice, will confront the Fiend for the last time.
Tom Ward has battled boggarts, ghasts, witches, dark gods, and the most terrifying creatures to roam the earth. He's allied with the witch assassin Grimalkin, with a powerful boggart, and with Alice . . . the young witch who is also his true love. And he has kept one step ahead of the Fiend, the most evil being in the world. Now, he will vanquish the Fiend once and for all. But it will require a terrible sacrifice: not everyone Tom cares about will survive the final battle.
The School of Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062104922 | Published April 15, 2014

Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they have the strength to face unseen enemies and new threats. But what will happen when they are torn apart?

There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos - Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781442495852 | Published April 15, 2014

Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin sister, Grace, the only time he feels at peace is when he visits the bridge on which she died. Comfort is fleeting, but it’s almost within reach when he’s standing on the wrong side of the suicide bars. Almost.  As a way to remember her, Grace's best friend Hanna convinces Mark to complete Grace’s bucket list from her journal. Mark’s sadness, anger, and his growing feelings for Hanna threaten to overwhelm him. But Mark can’t back out. He made a promise to honor Grace—and it’s his one chance to set things right.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442426702 | Published April 15, 2014

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?
Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
Heads Up Psychology by Marcus Weeks - Psychology

DK CHILDREN | 9781465419934 | Published April 21, 2014

Psychology is all around us  ---  in the advertising we see, the politics we debate, and in the development of products we use every day. Using engaging graphics, HEADS UP PSYCHOLOGY explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders.
Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780449818633 | Published April 22, 2014

Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. But once her father becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle for her hand in marriage. Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won. In the court's deadly game of intrigue, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid. Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart.
Meridian by Josin L. McQuein - Fiction, Science Fiction Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062130174 | Published April 22, 2014

Marina thought she had solved all of the Arclight's mysteries. But those in the Arclight compound aren't the only humans who survived the Fade, and only Marina can lead everyone to the other survivors. But there are darker dangers that even the Fade fear in this intense, action-packed page-turner about the lines we draw between right and wrong, light and dark...and how nothing is ever that black and white.

Project Paper Doll: The Hunt by Stacey Kade - Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423153290 | Published April 22, 2014

Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life.
But accepting Zane's help means putting him in danger.
Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. 
To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick - Young Adult 12+

Roaring Brook Press | 9781596438019 | Published April 22, 2014

Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness. She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a novel that sheds a light on the delicate ties that bind people to each other.

The Art of Secrets by James Klise - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616201951 | Published April 22, 2014

When Saba Khan’s apartment burns in a mysterious fire, her Chicago high school rallies around her. Greed, jealousy, and suspicion create a tangled web as students and teachers begin to point fingers and make accusations. The true story of the fire and what happens afterward comes together in journal entries, interviews, articles, letters, text messages, and other documents.

The Chance You Won't Return by Annie Cardi - Young Adult 12+

Candlewick | 9780763662929 | Published April 22, 2014

Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school — and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad’s baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the night? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? Alex tries to keep her budding love life apart from the growing disaster at home as her mother sinks further into her delusions. But there are those nights, when everyone else is asleep, when it’s easier to confide in Amelia than it ever was to Mom. Now, as Amelia’s flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight — the flight from which she never returns. What could possibly be driving Mom’s delusions, and how far will they take her?

The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer - Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Philomel | 9780399159626 | Published April 22, 2014

YA steampunk in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never happened and the British Empire became a global juggernaut with marvelous and horrible machinery. Sixteen-year-old Charlotte and fellow refugees live on the edge of the industrial empire. When an amnesiac new exile arrives, he brings new secrets about the terrible future of all who live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks.

Forever... by Judy Blume - Young Adult 14+

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481414425 | Published April 29, 2014

Katherine and Michael are in love, and Katherine knows it’s forever—especially after she loses her virginity to him. But when they’re separated for the summer, she begins to have feelings for another boy. What does this say about her love for Michael? And what does “forever” mean, anyway? Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike - Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780061999031 | Published April 29, 2014

Charlotte Westing is an Oracle and has the ability to tell the future. But instead of using their power, modern-day Oracles are told to fight their visions --- to refrain from interfering. But when a premonition of a classmate's death is too strong for her to ignore, Charlotte is forced to make an impossible decision: continue following the rules or risk everything to stop the serial killer who is stalking her town.

Tease by Amanda Maciel - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062305305 | Published April 29, 2014

Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara has been criminally charged for the bullying that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment --- and consider her own role in the tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.
The Taking by Kimberly Derting - Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062293602 | Published April 29, 2014

Kyra Agnew vanished five years ago. When she wakes up, everyone in her life has moved on, but Kyra's still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. She discovers that others have been "taken" --- but Kyra is the first to have been returned after forty-eight hours. With a secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries to reclaim the life she once had...but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

The Taking by Kimberly Derting - Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062293602 | Published April 29, 2014

The Treatment (Program) by Suzanne Young - Science Fiction Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781442445833 | Published April 29, 2014

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.
Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?


Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Mariner Books | 9780544227873 | Published April 1, 2014

From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, one of the most talked-about and scrutinized teams in all of sports. In FRANCONA, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history.

Lexicon by Max Barry - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin Books | 9780143125426 | Published April 1, 2014

At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students are taught to persuade. They harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as “poets”: adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

Stolen Songbird (Malediction Trilogy Book One) by Danielle L. Jensen - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Strange Chemistry | 9781908844965 | Published April 1, 2014

When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped to a mythical troll city, she has only one thing on her mind: escape. But something unexpected happens: she begins to fall for the troll prince to whom she has been married. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-blood slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.
The Summer I Wasn't Me by Jessica Verdi - Social

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781402277887 | Published April 1, 2014

Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown - Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316209700 | Published April 1, 2014

Ashleigh's boyfriend, Kaleb, is about to leave for college. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool party, Ashleigh's friends suggest that she text him a picture of herself -- sans swimsuit -- to take with him. Before she can change her mind, Ashleigh has snapped a photo and hit "send."
But when Kaleb and Ashleigh go through a bad breakup, Kaleb forwards the text to his baseball team. Soon the photo has gone viral, attracting the attention of the school board, the local police, and the media. In the midst of the scandal, Ashleigh feels completely alone -- until she meets Mack at community service. Not only does Mack offer a fresh chance at friendship, but he's the one person in town who received the text of Ashleigh's photo and didn't look. 
Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy - Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781442421639 | Published April 8, 2014

Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine herself without him. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee. Absolutely nothing. So when Dee pulls Nikki into a murder, Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. But what if Dee had motives that Nikki knew nothing about? Nikki’s love for Dee is supposed to be unconditional…but even true love has a limit. And Nikki just might have reached hers.

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062104908 | Published April 15, 2014

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are...?

Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley - Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062208521 | Published April 22, 2014

All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on that blog.
Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. The thing is, Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her. In gruesome detail. When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online . . . until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to define herself for the first time.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Broadway Books | 9780307588371 | Published April 22, 2014

On a summer morning in Missouri, Nick and Amy Dunne are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. Or they would be, if Amy hadn't disappeared from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. As the cops close in and the stream of lies, deceits and inappropriate behavior leaks out, everyone in town is wondering how well they know the one that they love. Did Nick kill his clever and beautiful wife? If not, who did?