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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.

December 2015


Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom - Family, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Poppy | 9780316259859 | Published December 1, 2015

Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.
When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one way to react --- shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened --- both with Scott and her dad --- the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.
Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch - Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633751279 | Published December 1, 2015

Back in the United States, pets are turning up dead. With help from a very unexpected source, Ella slips deep into the dangerous black market, posing as a tarnished pet available to buy or sell. If she’s lucky, she’ll be able to rescue Penn and expose the truth about the breeding program. If she fails, Ella will pay not only with her life, but the lives of everyone she’s tried to save.
The Devil's Engine: Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith - Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374301699 | Published December 1, 2015

When a sixteen-year-old troublemaker named Marlow Green is trapped in a surreal firefight against nightmarish creatures in the middle of his New York City neighborhood, he unwittingly finds himself amid a squad of secret soldiers dedicated to battling the legions of the devil himself. Powering this army of young misfits is an ancient machine from the darkest parts of history. Known as the devil's engine, it can make any wish come true --- as long as you are willing to put your life on the line. 
Promised powers beyond belief and facing monstrous apparitions straight out of the netherworld, Marlow must decide if he's going to submit to a demonic deal with the infernal machine that will enable him to join the crusade --- if it doesn't kill him first.
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423171041 | Published December 1, 2015

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now-infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness LaRoux Industries' corruption. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were the only survivors of the Icarus shipwreck, forced to live a double life after their rescue.
Now, at the center of the galaxy on Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players in the fight against LRI.
Gideon Marchant is an underworld hacker known as the Knave of Hearts, ready to climb and abseil his way past the best security measures on the planet to expose LRI's atrocities. Sofia Quinn, charming con artist, can work her way into any stronghold without missing a beat. When a foiled attempt to infiltrate LRI Headquarters forces them into a fragile alliance, it's impossible to know who's playing whom --- and whether they can ever learn to trust each other.
This Shattered World: A Starbound Novel written by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423171225 | Published December 1, 2015

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion. Desperate for any advantage against the military occupying his home, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war.
Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain - Friendship , Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250047861 | Published December 8, 2015

When Nicole Reed's father forces her family to move to a remote area of the Sierra Foothills, one without any modern conveniences, it's too much too handle for her mother, who abandons them in the middle of the night. Heading out to track her down, Nicole's father leaves her in charge of taking care of the house and her younger sister, Izzy. For a while, Nicole is doing just fine running things on her own. But then the food begins to run out, the pipes crack, and forest fires start slowly inching their way closer every day. Wolf, a handsome boy from the neighboring community, offers to help her when she needs it most, but when she starts to develop feelings for him, feelings she knows she will never be allowed to act on once her father returns, she must make a decision. 

The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill - Music, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Press | 9780553497977 | Published December 8, 2015

With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm --- the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize.
Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex-best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.
Wandering Star: A Zodiac Novel by Romina Russell - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9781595147431 | Published December 8, 2015

Orphaned, disgraced and stripped of her title, Rho is ready to live life quietly, as an aid worker in the Cancrian refugee camp on House Capricorn. 
But news has spread that the Marad --- an unbalanced terrorist group determined to overturn harmony in the Galaxy --- could strike any House at any moment.
Then, unwelcome nightmare that he is, Ochus appears to Rho, bearing a cryptic message that leaves her with no choice but to fight.     
If Rock and Roll Were a Machine by Terry Davis - Friendship , Personal Growth, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481456333 | Published December 15, 2015

When an elementary school teacher’s criticisms turn Bert Bowden from a bright, popular boy into a self-conscious, awkward one, everyone is shocked. Bert is determined to regain his old confidence and become somebody great, but will he be able to overcome the silence of adolescent solitude? 

Untamed: A Splintered Companion by A. G. Howard - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419718694 | Published December 15, 2015


Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their memories of Wonderland. In "Six Impossible Things," Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared, and the role magic plays in preserving the happiness of those she loves. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and giving up the crown to rescue the man who would become her husband in "The Boy in the Web." And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered in "The Moth in the Mirror."

Unwind Dystology: UnBound by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481457231 | Published December 15, 2015

Connor Lassiter’s fight to bring down Proactive Citizenry and find a suitable alternative to unwinding concluded in UNDIVIDED. Now Connor, Risa and Lev are free to live in a peaceful future --- or are they? Neal Shusterman brings back his beloved Unwind characters for his fans to see what’s left for those who were destined to be unwound. 

Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross - Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Merit Press | 9781440589034 | Published December 16, 2015

It’s the era of peace and love in the 1960s, but nothing is peaceful in Caroline’s life. Since her beautiful older sister disappeared, fifteen-year-old Caroline might as well have disappeared too. She’s invisible to her parents, who can’t stop blaming each other. The police keep following up on leads even Caroline knows are foolish. The only one who seems to care about her is Tony, her sister’s older boyfriend, who soothes Caroline’s desperate heart every time he turns his magical blue eyes on her. Tony is convinced that the answer to Jess’s disappearance is in California, the land of endless summer, among the runaways and flower children. Come with me, Tony says to Caroline, and we’ll find her together. Tony is so loving, and all he cares about is bringing Jess home. And so Caroline follows, and closes a door behind her that may never open again.

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure - Family Life, Friendship , Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544534292 | Published December 22, 2015

Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love --- messy, inconvenient love --- is what she’s about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure’s soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.

HEAR by Robin Epstein - Romance, Supernatural, Young Adult 12+

Soho Teen | 9781616955816 | Published December 29, 2015

Kassandra Black's future depends on behaving herself for the summer at Henley University under the watchful eye of her great-uncle Brian. If she successfully assists him in his HEAR program (Henley Engineering Anomalies Research) and if he puts in a good word for her, she can at least go to college somewhere.
As Kass gets to know the four other HEAR students, she realizes that she overlooked the “Anomalies” part of their acronym. They’ve all been recruited to help Brian run experiments that gauge Extrasensory Perception --- including, to her astonishment, Kass herself. But Kass would know if she were psychic; right?
What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass - Family, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062275356 | Published December 29, 2015

A year and a half ago, Amanda Tart’s brother got behind the wheel drunk, killed his best friend and paralyzed his girlfriend. Today, he’s coming home from prison.
Amanda’s been the one living with the fallout, made worse by her brother’s recent unapologetic TV interview. People think he’s a monster. Still, she loves him. It’s her dark secret, until she starts getting close to Henry again --- whose sister is paralyzed from the accident.
A year and a half ago, her brother destroyed his life. Now Amanda has to decide if she’ll let his choice destroy hers.


Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War by Helen Frost - Historical Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250062895 | Published December 1, 2015

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey - Adventure, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619639164 | Published December 1, 2015

Alfred Kropp is just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle ropes him into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur --- the legendary sword of King Arthur. But when Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the wrong hands, he undertakes an unlikely quest to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. 
This gripping, fast-paced, often hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age. 
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo - Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763680862 | Published December 8, 2015

Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Running Press Kids | 9780762458400 | Published December 8, 2015

Love and Loyalty. As the youngest daughter of the House of Fane, Asa lives every day of her life in honor of both, for herself and her people. But as her kingdom’s food and energy crisis peaks, Asa must find more to fuel Fane’s survival.
Taking the place of her older sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the prosperous House of Westlet, seems like a straightforward solution. Forging an unforeseen bond, however, leads to an unavoidable division of loyalties. One simple truth lies at the heart of the matter and only Asa can decide which one to tell.
The Good Sister by Jamie Kain - Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250047748 | Published December 8, 2015

The Kinsey sisters live in an unconventional world. Their parents are former flower-children who still don’t believe in rules. Their small, Northern California town is filled with free spirits and damaged souls seeking refuge from the real world. Without the anchor of authority, the three girls are adrift and have only each other to rely on.

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon - Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250068231 | Published December 15, 2015

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.

The Zodiac Legacy #1 Written by Stuart Moore and Stan Lee with illustrations by Paris Cullins - Graphic Novel, Young Adult 12+

Papercutz | 9781629912967 | Published December 15, 2015

When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-American teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He'll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.

Vision Quest by Terry Davis - Sports, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481456357 | Published December 15, 2015

Louden Swain is a high school wrestler who is working hard to cut his weight down. All he wants is to win his weight division in the state championships. But he’s distracted from his goals by the older girl with car trouble that is staying with his family for a while. He is quickly falling in love with her, but can Louden make a relationship work and reach his wrestling goals at the same time?