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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 2016


Teach Me To Forget by Erica M. Chapman - Fiction, Friendship

Merit Press | 9781440594571 | Published December 2, 2016

Ellery wants to die. Nothing is going right. Her younger sister is dead, and her family is in a shambles. But on the day that she tries to end it all, even the gun won't work. When she tries to return it, she's intercepted by a security guard who also happens to be a boy in one of her classes, Colter Sawyer. Colter recognizes Ellery's desperation and begins working hard to earn her trust. But as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Colter has very good reasons for his vigilance, deep, personal reasons. 

AIR by Ryan Gattis - Prejudice , Racism, Sports, Young Adult 11+

Adaptive Books | 9780986448423 | Published December 6, 2016

After 17-year-old Grey witnesses the tragic death of his mother in Colorado, he is shipped off to live with his aunt in inner-city Baltimore, where he struggles to fit in to a new school and community. His new friend Akil introduces him to the enigmatic Kurtis, the leader of a group that uses high-octane sports as a form of social activism. By challenging the police with death-defying stunts and posting videos of them online, Kurtis, Grey and their group become unlikely heroes in the fight against the prejudice that surrounds them.

Black Moon by Romina Russell - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Razorbill | 9781595147455 | Published December 6, 2016

Rho, the courageous visionary from House Cancer, lost nearly everything when she exposed and fought against the Marad, a mysterious terrorist group bent on destroying balance in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now the Marad has disappeared without a trace, and an uneasy peace has been declared.
When news of a stylish new political party supported by her best friend, Nishi, sends Rho on another journey across the Galaxy, she uses it as an opportunity to hunt the hidden master and seek out information about her mother. And what she uncovers sheds light on the truth --- but casts darkness upon the entire Zodiac world.
Mind Games (Lock & Mori) by Heather W. Petty - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481423069 | Published December 6, 2016

Mori’s abusive father is behind bars…and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori --- not her father --- is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them. Through it all, Lock --- frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock --- is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing Mori, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. 

Spindle by E. K. Johnston - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484722282 | Published December 6, 2016

It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen saved her country from fire and blood. Her family has prospered, and two new kingdoms have sprouted on either side of the mountains where the demons are kept prisoner by bright iron. But the prison is crumbling. Through years of careful manipulation, a demon has regained her power. When a princess is born, the demon is ready with the final blow: a curse that will cost the princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life. But the web of power is dangerously tangled --- and they may not see the true pattern until it is unspooled.

Crystal Storm: A Falling Kingdoms Novel by Morgan Rhodes - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9781595148223 | Published December 13, 2016

Magnus and Cleo are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption. Lucia, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe...but could mean her demise. JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey. Amara has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she'll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie - Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484700099 | Published December 13, 2016

Lily Bennett is less than thrilled to be the new kid as she starts her junior year in high school. But soon after classes begin, she meets a classmate, Cole Drepeau, with whom she forms an immediate and intimate bond. As Cole and Lily grow closer, Lily learns about the murder that divided the town more than 30 years before. In 1985, senior Amber Greeley killed her boyfriend Ben --- Cole's uncle --- and took her own life. Determined to investigate the truth about Cole's uncle's death, Lily and Cole are pulled into a dark mystery --- one that shakes the constraints of the world they've always believed in.

Iceling by Sasha Stephenson - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9781595147691 | Published December 13, 2016

Seventeen-year-old Lorna loves her adoptive sister, Callie. But Callie can't say "I love you" back. In fact, Callie can't say anything at all. Because Callie is an Iceling --- one of hundreds of teens who were discovered 16 years ago on a remote Arctic island, all of them lacking the ability to speak or understand any known human language. Mysterious and panicked events lead to the two sisters embarking on a journey to the north, and now Lorna starts to see that there's a lot more to Callie's origin story than she'd been led to believe.

Endgame: Rules of the Game by James Frey and Nils Johnston-Shelton - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062332646 | Published December 27, 2016

The explosive final novel in the Endgame trilogy. Two keys have been found. The strongest Players are left. One final key remains to win Endgame and save the world. For Sarah, Jago, Aisling, Maccabee, Shari, An and Hilal, Endgame has reached its final phase. The third key, Sun Key, is all that stands between one Player saving their line --- or perishing along with the rest of the world. And only one can win. No matter what they’re Playing for, all of the remaining Players have one thing in common: they will end the game, but on their own terms.

Ever the Hunted: A Clash of Kingdoms Novel by Erin Summerill - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544664456 | Published December 27, 2016

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, a legendary bounty hunter --- that is, until her father is murdered. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings and dark magic to find the real killer. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a force to be reckoned with. 
Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter - Coming of Age, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Scholastic Press | 9780545654951 | Published December 27, 2016

Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed...or so everyone thought. Now Grace Blakely knows the truth: There was one survivor, and that survivor’s blood runs through her veins. This simple fact could cause a revolution --- which is why some people will stop at nothing to keep it from coming to light. There is only one way for Grace to save herself, save her family and save the boy she loves. She must outmaneuver her foes, cut through the web of lies that has surrounded her for years and go back to the source of all her troubles, despite the risk. 

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee - Dystopian, Fiction, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062428325 | Published December 27, 2016

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking --- all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

Thirteen Reasons Why 10th Anniversary Edition by Jay Asher - Coming of Age, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9781595147882 | Published December 27, 2016

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.


The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Cleveland - Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Skyscape | 9781503939820 | Published December 1, 2016

According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place --- and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head --- and her home state --- and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens. But amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick - Fiction, Romance

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481424929 | Published December 6, 2016

Another thrilling read from the queen of YA smoulder, Becca Fitzpatrick. If you enjoyed Hush, Hush, you'll love Dangerous Lies...Stella Gordon's life is a lie. She does not belong in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. As the key witness in a murder trial, Stella is under witness protection, living a life she doesn't want. No one can know who she really is. Not even Chet Falconer, her hot, enigmatic neighbor. But against her better judgment, Stella finds herself falling under Chet's spell...A storm is brewing. Is Stella really safe in Thunder Basin? And will Chet be her shelter, or her downfall ...?

Did I Mention I Miss You? by Estelle Maskame - Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492632214 | Published December 6, 2016

It's been a year since Eden last spoke to Tyler. A year since he left her all alone after nearly destroying their family. But Eden picked herself up and headed to Chicago for college. She's moved on...hasn't she? Despite their break-up, Tyler's determined to rekindle what they once had. He's headed back to Santa Monica, where Eden is spending her summer. Eden's not sure she can forgive him. But when a tragedy draws them together, Eden must search her heart and decide if Tyler is worth the risk once and for all.

Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane - Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250090560 | Published December 6, 2016

When high school junior Tommy Smythe goes missing, everyone has a theory about what happened to him. He was an odd kid, often deeply involved in particle physics, so maybe he just got distracted and wandered off. He was last seen at a pullout off the highway, so maybe someone snatched him. Tommy believes that everything is possible, and that until something can be proven false, it may be true. So as long as Tommy’s whereabouts are undetermined, he could literally be anywhere.

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

Soho Teen | 9781616957056 | Published December 6, 2016

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?
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484732793 | Published December 6, 2016

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer is thrust not just miles, but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods --- a powerful family in the Colonies --- and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. --- Reviewed by Grace P., Teen Board member.

Split the Sun: An Inherit the Stars Novel by Tessa Elwood - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Running Press Kids | 9780762458479 | Published December 6, 2016

The Ruling Lord of the House of Galton is dead and the nation is divided. Kit Franks, a nobody escalated to infamy since her mother bombed the House capitol city, wishes she were dead, too. Then Mom-the-terrorist starts showing up on feeds and causing planet-wide blackouts and Kit becomes a target. Kit’s inundated with half-truths, betrayals and the coded subtext in Mom’s universal feed messages meant for her alone. Everyone from family to government enforcers seems to have a vision for Kit’s future.

The French Impressionist by Rebecca Bischoff - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Amberjack Publishing | 9781944995027 | Published December 6, 2016

Rosemary is 15 and gloriously free, on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for aspiring artists, she arrives in southern France with one goal: she doesn’t plan to leave, ever.  She wants a new life and a new identity. But her situation, crafted from lies big and small, is precarious. As Rosemary struggles to hide her lack of artistic talent and obvious communication disorder from her new family, she must ultimately choose whether or not she’ll tell the biggest lie of all, even if it means destroying the life of someone she cares about.

The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book by Marissa Meyer - Art, Crafts & Hobbies, Dystopian, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250123602 | Published December 6, 2016

People, places, and scenes from Marissa Meyer’s bestselling and beloved intergalacticadventure come to life in this enchanting coloring book. Castles, costumes, andcharacters inspired by fairy tales are detailed with intricate anddecorative drawings perfect for coloring. Along with new text from the author,including never-before-published commentary about the series, this is a volumethat Lunartics (old fans and new) will want to own.

The Silence of Six by E. C. Myers - Young Adult 13+

Adaptive Books | 9780986448416 | Published December 6, 2016

“WHAT IS THE SILENCE OF SIX, AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?” These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend Evan just moments before he kills himself after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school. Haunted by the unforgettable image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world is upended as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt.

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484747834 | Published December 6, 2016

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.
Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton - Adventure, Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Ember | 9780385744102 | Published December 6, 2016

Quin Kincaid is a Seeker. Her legacy is an honor, an ancient role passed down for generations. But what she learned on her Oath night changed her world forever. Quin pledged her life to deception. Her legacy as a Seeker is not noble but savage. Her father, a killer. Her uncle, a liar. Her mother, a casualty. And the boy she once loved is out for vengeance, with her family in his sights. Yet Quin is not alone. Shinobu, her oldest companion, might now be the only person she can trust. The only one who wants answers as desperately as she does. But the deeper they dig into the past, the darker things become. There are long-vanished Seeker families, shadowy alliances and something else: a sinister plan begun generations ago, with the power to destroy them all. The past is close. And it will destroy them all.