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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 2013


Altered by Jennifer Rush - Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316197083 | Published January 1, 2013

Anna's father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse, one of which has stolen Anna's heart. Soon, she finds herself on the run with the boys to avoid the Branch. Will she and Sam figure out a way to survive?

Catherine by April Lindner - Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Poppy | 9780316196925 | Published January 1, 2013

Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad's famous Manhattan club, but then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. Chelsea finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years --- a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn't die: She disappeared and Chelsea sets out to look for her.

Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin - Children's, Fiction, Mystery

Scholastic Press | 9780545405720 | Published January 1, 2013

In October of 1775, Secret Service agents raid the workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. When Boyd is arrested, members of his counterfeiting ring gather to discuss a plan to get him out of jail. Their plan: to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln and demand Boyd's release as ransome. Will it work?

Splintered by A. G. Howard - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419704284 | Published January 1, 2013

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers --- precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s ALICE'S ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND. Turns out, Wonderland exists and Alyssa must go there to right Alice's mistakes.

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz - Fairy Tale, Romance, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781442465329 | Published January 1, 2013

Rudy’s life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother. Rudy lies awake at night listening to the screams of the ocean beneath his family’s rickety house. Then he meets Diana, who makes him wonder what he even knows about love, and Teeth, who makes him question what he knows about anything.

The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington - Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Point | 9780545333023 | Published January 1, 2013

Jade loves the new house she moved into and doesn't even mind being the new girl in school. But then her brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room, and Jade's jewerly gets moved around. It turns out her house is haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets.

The Essence (Pledge) by Kimberly Derting - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781442445598 | Published January 1, 2013

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer - Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 9781416987291 | Published January 1, 2013

To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age --- and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.
Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan - Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Youth Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316214124 | Published January 1, 2013

Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life- and battle- in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Is there anyone left in the world to trust?

Pretty Little Secrets #2: Ali's Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard - Fiction, Relationships, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062233363 | Published January 2, 2013

Before there was A, there was Alison DiLaurentis. Boys wanted to date her, girls wanted to be her, and somebody wanted her dead...

Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles) by Ellen Oh - Fantasy, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062091093 | Published January 2, 2013

Kira's the only female in the king's army, and she's also the prince's bodyguard. She's a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she's their only hope. Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King's prophecy...

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell - Fiction

Harper | 9780062209849 | Published January 2, 2013

After their parents die, sisters Marnie and Nelly are on their own. Only they know what happened to their parents, and they aren't telling. When Lennie, the old man next door, realizes his young neighbors are alone and need help, he offers to take them in. But questions from their friends, teachers and the authorities soon threaten to bring dark secrets about the girls' family to the surface.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet - Art, Biography, Culture

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375867125 | Published January 8, 2013

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint --- and paint, and paint! Soon, people --- including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth --- started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country.

Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky - Chick Lit, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385737982 | Published January 8, 2013

With Judy Blume-like honesty and insight, this sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend is about life after first love--romance, sex, friendship, family, and the ups and downs of life as a single girl.

Crash (Visions) by Lisa McMann - Supernatural Thriller, Thriller, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781442403918 | Published January 8, 2013

Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that. What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow.

Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan - Romance, Young Adult 12+

Harcourt Children's Books | 9780547688367 | Published January 8, 2013

Opening-night jitters are nothing new for seventeen-year-old Phil and her sister Fee, who come from a centuries-old line of stage illusionists. But in the aftermath of the Blitz they’re shipped off to the countryside, away from the bombs and Nazis. Phil, however, wants to fight for her country, and she’ll risk anything to give her country a fighting chance, even if it means losing her heart ...or her life.

Doomed by Tracy Deebs - Dystopian, Technology, Young Adult 12+

Walker Childrens | 9780802723734 | Published January 8, 2013

Pandora's just your average teen-glued to her laptop until her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic.

Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney - Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385742061 | Published January 8, 2013

In this riveting and emotional conclusion to the thriller-romance Janie series, that started with THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve's love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman - Romance, Young Adult 14+

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525425915 | Published January 8, 2013

American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England...but the next morning he's gone. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool - Children's, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385742092 | Published January 8, 2013

After Jack's mother dies, he is sent to boarding school in Maine. At school he meets Early Auden, a strange boy who collects stories about a great black bear that is often sighted in nearby mountains. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they set off on an adventure through the Appalachian Trail to find the bear.

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9781595145994 | Published January 8, 2013

The hottest July on record in Ludlow means that the asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls. Only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life --- and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062125958 | Published January 8, 2013

Headstrong 17-year-old Nick has spent his whole life hiding out from the robots that have enslaved mankind. But when the bots discover his community's location, he, his younger brother and adopted sister barely make it out alive. Determined to find out if their parents are among the survivors, Nick, Kevin and Cass venture into the heart of the City, but it is nothing like they've been told.

Rise: A Nightshade Novel by Andrea Cremer - Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Philomel | 9780399159602 | Published January 8, 2013

Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the  couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar.

Shadowlands by Kate Brian - Fiction, Horror, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Hyperion Book CH | 9781423164838 | Published January 8, 2013

After surviving an attack from a serial killer, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing.

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban - Romance, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375870408 | Published January 8, 2013

Tim Macbeth is a 17-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants --- he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy.