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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 2017

Hardcover

The Life Fantastic: A Novel in Three Acts by Liza Ketchum - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Merit Press | 9781440598760 | Published January 1, 2017

In Brattleboro, Vermont, 15-year-old Teresa LeClair --- who has a "voice like a nightingale" --- remembers the thrill of singing onstage as a child. Determined to escape the life her father wants for her, Teresa wins an amateur singing contest in Brattleboro's opera house and steals away on the night train to New York. There she runs into Pietro Jones and his father, talented African American dancers. At a time when young black men could be lynched for simply looking at a white girl, Pietro understands, better than Teresa, the danger of their relationship.

If You Were Here by Jennie Yabroff - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Merit Press | 9781507200025 | Published January 2, 2017

Tess used to be normal --- or at least, she knew how to fake it. Then her mother started showing up at her fancy prep school and acting crazy, which turned Tess into social cyanide. Now, her days at school, once almost tolerable, are unbearable. She longs for summers at her grandmother's lake house, binging on old movies and Oreos, and weekends with her best and only friend, Tabitha. Until then, Tess just tries to survive, with long runs through Central Park to keep the anxiety down by day, although her nights are increasingly haunted by strange, dreamlike visions that fill her with dread.

Almost Autumn Written by Marianne Kaurin and translated by Rosie Hedger - Fiction, History, Holocaust, Young Adult 12+

Arthur A. Levine Books | 9780545889650 | Published January 3, 2017

It's October 1942, in Oslo, Norway. Fifteen-year-old Ilse Stern is waiting to meet boy-next-door Hermann Rod for their first date. She was beginning to think he'd never ask her; she's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But Hermann won't be able to make it tonight. What Ilse doesn't know is that Hermann is secretly working in the Resistance, helping Norwegian Jews flee the country to escape the Nazis. The work is exhausting and unpredictable, full of late nights and code words and lies to Hermann's parents, to his boss...to Ilse. 

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Press | 9780399551451 | Published January 3, 2017

Dani learned to tolerate her existence in suburban Florida with her brash and seemingly unloving mother by embracing the philosophy Why care? It will only hurt. So when her mother is killed in a sudden and violent manner, Dani goes into an even deeper protection mode, total numbness. It’s the only way she can go on.

Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure by Samantha Seiple - Biography, Education, History, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Press | 9780545709163 | Published January 3, 2017

DEATH ON THE RIVER OF DOUBT takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive.

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson - Coming of Age, Family, Young Adult 12+

Clarion Books | 9780544648401 | Published January 3, 2017

The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. When invisible people become tricksters and then murderers, Myra’s Flickerkin heritage becomes a deadly secret, putting her relationship with the leader’s son --- and her own life --- in jeopardy.

Flower by Elizabeth Craft and Shea Olsen - Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Harlequin Teen | 9780373211876 | Published January 3, 2017

I’ve always wanted to get the top grades in my class and make my grandmother proud. And most of all, proof that I could succeed where the rest of my family had not: a Stanford acceptance letter, early admission. My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex. So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures, of what they wanted. And in the end, they lost everything. I’ll never let a boy distract me. I promised myself that, but that was before tate.

Flower by Shea Olsen and Elizabeth Craft - Dating, Music, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373211876 | Published January 3, 2017

These are the things that I've always wanted: 

To get the top grades in my class. 

To make my grandmother proud. 

And most of all, proof that I could succeed where the rest of my family had not: a Stanford acceptance letter, early admission. My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex. So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures, of what they wanted. And in the end, they lost everything. 

Freeks by Amanda Hocking - Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250084774 | Published January 3, 2017

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry, and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends.

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681190358 | Published January 3, 2017

When Jackie discovers that her father has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, her whole world starts to crumble. She can't imagine how she'll live without him. Then, in a desperate act to secure his family's future, Jackie's father does the unthinkable --- he puts his life up for auction on eBay. Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance.

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

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316305358 | Published January 3, 2017

As Will starts to find his footing in high school, 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.

Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff - Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419722691 | Published January 3, 2017

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.

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural, Young Adult 14+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250086662 | Published January 3, 2017

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.

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine - Fantasy, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781481441933 | Published January 3, 2017

Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy --- the dark magic that has embedded itself deep in her bones. The more she tries to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes. And with the Krigere numbers decimated and the tribe under threat from the traitorous brother of the dead Chieftain, Ansa is torn between her loyalty to the Krigere, her love for Thyra, and her own survival instincts.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti - Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492636083 | Published January 3, 2017

Hawthorn wasn't trying to insert herself into a missing person's investigation. Or maybe she was. But that's only because Lizzie Lovett's disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their sleepy town has ever had. Bad things don't happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett, and Hawthorn is convinced she'll turn up at any moment --- which means the time for speculation is now.

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

Simon Pulse | 9781481459471 | Published January 3, 2017

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.

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett - Humor, Short Stories, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062653116 | Published January 3, 2017

WITCH’S VACUUM CLEARNER is the second fabulously funny short-story collection from the late acclaimed storyteller Terry Pratchett. A follow-up to DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE , this second batch of storytelling gems features stories written when Sir Terry was just seventeen years old and working as a junior reporter. In these pages, new Pratchett fans will find wonder, mayhem, sorcery, and delight --- and loyal readers will recognize the seeds of ideas that went on to influence his most beloved tales later in life.

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

Imprint | 9781250119568 | Published January 3, 2017

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.

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

Imprint | 9781250119582 | Published January 3, 2017

 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.

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

Clarion Books | 9780544736511 | Published January 3, 2017

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?

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken - Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484715765 | Published January 3, 2017

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future. 

Whenever I'm With You by Lydia Sharp - Fiction, Marriage, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Press | 9781338047493 | Published January 3, 2017

After Gabi's parents' divorce, she moves from California to Alaska with her dad. At first, it feels like banishment --- until she meets Kai. He welcomes her into his life, sharing his family, his friends, and his warmth. But as winter approaches, Kai pulls away for seemingly no reason at all. He's quiet, withdrawn. Then one day, he disappears.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484763803 | Published January 10, 2017

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian --- the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years.

Beheld by Alex Flinn - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062134554 | Published January 10, 2017

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.

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Clarion Books | 9780544699472 | Published January 10, 2017

In order to save her family’s farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China. There she finds arduous and degrading conditions and contempt for her minority (Uyghur) background. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people.