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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.

February 2017

Hardcover

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Poppy | 9780316260060 | Published February 7, 2017

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel by Nancy Castaldo - Animals , Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Science, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544633353 | Published February 7, 2017

In BEASTLY BRAINS, Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes. Researchers from Charles Darwin to Jane Goodall have spent years analyzing the minds of animals, and today’s science is revolutionizing old theories and uncovering surprising similarities to our own minds. Humans are not alone in our ability to think about ourselves, make plans, help each other, or even participate in deception.

Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Philomel Books | 9780399175534 | Published February 7, 2017

When your namesake is Pablo Neruda --- the greatest love poet of all time --- finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back. Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.
 
Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos - Art, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Philomel Books | 9780399175534 | Published February 7, 2017

Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin - Family Life, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780553497007 | Published February 7, 2017

Denton Little lives in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. The good news: Denton has lived through his deathdate. Yay! The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his family again, and he may now die anytime. Huh. Cheating death isn’t quite as awesome as Denton would have thought...Lance Rubin’s debut novel, DENTON'S LITTLE DEATHDATE, showed readers just how funny and poignant imminent death could be. 
Disruptor (Seeker, Book 3) by Arwen Elys Dayton - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Press | 9780385744119 | Published February 7, 2017

Quin has spent her life as her father’s pawn. She was trained to kill and manipulated to guarantee her family’s power. And now that she’s broken free of that life, she’s found herself trapped again, hostage to a plot that has been centuries in the making. It’s taken generations for the pieces to come together, and finally all is in place. Her best friend Shinobu’s mind has been corrupted, the Young Dread has aligned with her enemy John, and the bloodthirsty Watchers are being awakened and gathered. 
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9781101999103 | Published February 7, 2017

Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne. Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation --- and his life. With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.
Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers) by Brenda Drake - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633755918 | Published February 7, 2017

Sure, jumping through books into the world's most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it. And if that isn't enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him "ex," since he's so into another girl. But someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that's going to be Gia.
Heart of the Storm: Undertow Trilogy, Book 3 by Michael Buckley - Adventure, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544348677 | Published February 7, 2017

After seven months as a captive of Minerva, the insane Alpha queen, Lyric Walker has escaped to the surface. Her only goal is to warn the world about the Great Abyss. When she finally arrives back in Coney Island, she discovers a world she never expected, one where humans and Alpha are finally working hand in hand to rebuild the country. But she soon discovers that an old enemy allied with an old friend may kill them all before the monsters get their turn. Where will Lyric’s loyalties, and her heart, lead her?

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard - Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062310699 | Published February 7, 2017

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country --- and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows.

Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681191782 | Published February 7, 2017

Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their friendship knows no bounds. Their letters carry on as Ollie embarks on his first road trip away from the woods --- no easy feat for a boy allergic to electricity --- and Moritz decides which new school would best suit an eyeless boy who prefers to be alone. But even as Ollie and Moritz dare to enjoy life, they can't escape their past, which threatens to destroy any progress they've made. 
Returned (Forbidden, Book 3) by Kimberley Griffiths Little - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062195043 | Published February 7, 2017

After tragedy strikes on the day they were to wed, Jayden must support Kadesh as he ascends the throne and becomes king of Sariba. But with the dark priestess Aliyah conspiring to control the crown, and the arrival of Horeb, Jayden’s former betrothed, Kadesh’s kingdom, as well as his status as king, is at stake. Jayden knows that the time to be merciful has come and gone, and that some enemies can only be halted by death. Now she and Kadesh must prepare to fight not only for their love, but also for their kingdom.
Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan - Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062377678 | Published February 7, 2017

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever. Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world --- until the King discovers both Fowler and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

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

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484750254 | Published February 7, 2017

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 Cruelty by Scott Bernstrom - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250108180 | Published February 7, 2017

When Gwendolyn Bloom’s father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.
The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Blink | 9780310758389 | Published February 7, 2017

When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, 18-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no surprise that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s abduction from their privileged neighborhood. As Piper discovers that those answers might stem from the corruption strangling 1924 Chicago --- and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood --- she must decide if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

The Sky between You and Me by Catherine Alene - Fiction, Health, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492638537 | Published February 7, 2017

For an athlete, every second counts. Raesha knows minus five on the scale will let her sit deeper in her saddle, make her horse lighter on his feet. And lighter, leaner, faster gives her the edge she needs over the new girl on the team, a girl who keeps flirting with Raesha's boyfriend and making plans with her best friend. So she focuses on minus five. But if she isn't careful, she's going to lose more than just the people she loves, she's going to lose herself to lighter, leaner, faster...

To Catch a Killer: A Novel by Sheryl Scarborough - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Tor Teen | 9780765381910 | Published February 7, 2017

Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case --- which remains unsolved --- fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past. Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. 
Wintersong: A Novel by S. Jae-Jones - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250079213 | Published February 7, 2017

#famous by Jilly Ganon - Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062430038 | Published February 14, 2017

In this modern day love story: Girl likes boy. Girl snaps photo and posts it online. Boy becomes insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent photo turns into a whirlwind adventure that forces them both to question whether fame --- and love --- are worth the price...and changes both of their lives forever.
A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White - Fiction, Friendship, Sports, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062463210 | Published February 14, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty just made history. Her high school’s star pitcher, she is now the first woman drafted by a major league baseball team. Only days after her high school graduation, she’ll join the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Class A Short Season team...but not everyone is happy to have her there. On top of the pressure heaped on every pitcher, Jill must deal with defying conventions and living up to impossible expectations, all while living away from home for the first time. She’ll go head-to-head against those who are determined to keep baseball an all-male sport. 
American Street by Ibi Zoboi - African American Interest, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062473042 | Published February 14, 2017

On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie --- a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. 
Dare You (Shade Me) by Jennifer Brown - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062324467 | Published February 14, 2017

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...
Gilded Cage by Vic James - Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780425284155 | Published February 14, 2017

Our world belongs to the Equals --- aristocrats with magical gifts --- and all commoners must serve them for 10 years. But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world. Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but when she falls for one of their noble-born sons, she faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family’s secrets might win her liberty --- but will her heart pay the price? Abi’s brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town and makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now he has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution. Luke is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate --- or destroy?

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone - Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Wendy Lamb Books | 9780553511468 | Published February 14, 2017

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty. Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone deftly uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others. She examines barriers to education in depth --- early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination and poverty.