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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 2013

Hardcover

The Kiss: Witch & Wizard, Book Four by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316101912 | Published February 4, 2013

Whit and Wisty Allgood have defeated the ruthless dictator who long overshadowed their world. But for the first time in their lives, the powerful siblings find themselves at odds as Wisty is drawn to a mysterious stranger named Heath. When a merciless Wizard King from the mountains suddenly threatens war, Wisty must make an excruciating choice.

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle - Fiction, Humor

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442446892 | Published February 5, 2013

His whole life, Nate Foster has wanted to star in a Broadway show. But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one appreciates a good show tune? Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for "E.T.: The Musical" and it could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster - Action, Action Adventure, Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062121301 | Published February 5, 2013

Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a little girl. Now 16, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Just as she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316190084 | Published February 5, 2013

Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her 14-year-old daughter Sophronia to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But at this school, ladies learn the fine arts of dance, dress and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion and espionage --- in the politest possible ways, of course.

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Roaring Brook Press | 9781596438002 | Published February 5, 2013

An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? 

My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak - Family Relationships, Nonfiction

HarperCollins | 9780062234896 | Published February 5, 2013

Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are was published comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012, My Brother's Book. With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing.

Scarlet: Book Two in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - Fairy Tale, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9780312642969 | Published February 5, 2013

Cinder is in prison and trying to escape, even though escaping means she becomes the most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing when she encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder....

The Whole Stupid Way We Are by N. Griffin - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781442431553 | Published February 5, 2013

Dinah is wildly worried about her best friend, Skint, but she doesn't notice that sometimes, she's doing more harm than good. Skint’s father is in trouble, and his mother refuses to ask for help even though she’s at her breaking point. And because Dinah might just decide to…help. She thinks she’s cracking through a sheet of ice, but what’s actually there is an entire iceberg.

Unravel Me (Shatter Me) by Tahereh Mafi - Dystopian Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062085535 | Published February 5, 2013

In The New York Times bestselling sequel to the groundbreaking dystopian novel SHATTER ME!, Juliette is still haunted by her deadly touch. But now that she has teamed up with other rebels with powers of their own, she'll be able to fight back against The Reestablishment to save her broken world. With the help of these new allies, she'll also finally learn the secret behind Adam's --- and Warner's --- immunity to her killer skin.

The Ruining by Anna Collomore - Fiction, Romance, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9781595144706 | Published February 7, 2013

Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. All too soon cracks appear in Annie's seemingly perfect world. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie's fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?

Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385737463 | Published February 12, 2013

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream. She wants to be a reporter. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. But, Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle. Hattie holds her own in the big city, but can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love?

Long Shot by Mike Piazza with Lonnie Wheeler - Autobiography, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781439150221 | Published February 12, 2013

Mike Piazza’s autobiography is the candid story of the greatest hitting catcher in the history of baseball, from his inauspicious draft selection to his Hall of Fame-worthy achievements and the unusual controversies that marked his career. He addresses the steroid controversy that hovered around him and Major League Baseball during his time and describes the thrill of his game-winning home run on September 21, 2001.

Maggot Moon Written Sally Gardner and illustrated by Julian Crouch - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Candlewick | 9780763665531 | Published February 12, 2013

Standish Treadwell --- who has different-colored eyes, who can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright — sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it’s big...

Mistle Child: Undertaken Trilogy, Book Two by Ari Berk - Fiction, Horror, Love & Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781416991175 | Published February 12, 2013

After Silas Umber returns to Arvale, the ancestral manor of the Umbers, and assumes the mantle of Janus, the Watcher at the Threshold, grim spirits grow restless at his arrival --- hungry for freedom and eager for vengeance against a family with a long history of harsh judgments. Now, Silas must right an ancient wrong and accept that even a house of ghosts can be haunted by its past.
Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison - Young Adult 14+

EgmontUSA | 9781606842645 | Published February 12, 2013

Olivia Tithe was excited for the summer and spending it with her best friend, Stern. But that was ruined when he was mur­dered...by Olivia's mother. Flashing forward, Olivia's life has been transformed since that awful night.

Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian - Social Issues, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375865800 | Published February 12, 2013

After the events of 9/11, Enniston, Maine has become a "secondary migration" location for Somali refugees, who are seeking a better life after their country was destroyed by war. Four refuges join his soccer team and Saeed. But when Saeed's eligibility is questioned and Tom screws up in a big way, Tom's left to grapple with a culture he doesn't understand and take responsibility for his actions.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - Social Issues, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Philomel | 9780399256929 | Published February 12, 2013

It’s 1950 in  French Quarter of New Orleans and, 17-year-old Josie Moraine is known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Pivot Point by Kasie West - Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062117373 | Published February 12, 2013

As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. When Addie's parents announce their divorce, she has to pick who to live with. Her father is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the "Norms," and her mother is staying in the life Addie has always known and loves. One Search six weeks into the future proves her answer is not easy.

Sever: Chemical Garden, Book Three by Lauren DeStefano - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442409095 | Published February 12, 2013

With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine takes refuge with her brother, an inventor named Reed. Meanwhile, Rowan’s involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers has alarming implications for her future --- and past.

The Indigo Spell: Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead - Fantasy, Love & Romance, Science Fiction

Razorbill | 9781595143198 | Published February 12, 2013

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Hyperion Book CH | 9781423146179 | Published February 12, 2013

A deadly virus has destroyed Kaelyn's small island community and spread beyond the quarantine. But when Kaelyn finds samples of a vaccine in her father's abandoned lab, she knows there must be someone, somewhere, who can replicate it. As Kaelyn and her friends head to the mainland, they realize there are people who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the vaccine.

Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Soho Teen | 9781616951528 | Published February 12, 2013

The anthology opens with an invitation to a party, care of insufferable monster Herman Mildew, where more than 80 of the most talented, bestselling and recognizable names in YA and children’s fiction learn that they are suspects in his murder. All must provide alibis in brief first-person entries. The problem is that all of them are liars, all of them are fabulists, and all have something to hide...

Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan - Social Issues, Family & Relationships, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062112903 | Published February 19, 2013

On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. More than that, this is a story of two teens whose lives have been inextricably linked since grade school, who were destined, some say, to meet that day in the teachers' lounge of Meadows High.

Fuse by Julianna Baggott - Fiction, Horror, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455503087 | Published February 19, 2013

To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the earth and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge.

Mind Games by Kiersten White - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062135315 | Published February 19, 2013

Although originally meant to be a story of a femme fatale, MIND GAMES quickly turned into a story about two sisters and impossible choices. This may be because Kiersten has three sisters, none of whom she has killed for, but all of whom she has considered killing at one point or another.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Harper Design | 9780062018083 | Published February 19, 2013

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ is more colorful and enchanting than you remember in this gorgeous illustrated edition of L. Frank Baum’s classic, a remarkable interpretation by celebrated artist Michael Sieben.

How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller - Crime, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9781595145185 | Published February 21, 2013

The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest disappear. Flick, a teenage pickpocket, has risen to the top of his class. But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick’s old flame. Will they find a way to save each other --- or will the school destroy them both?

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway - Social Issues, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525425656 | Published February 21, 2013

Adam Strand isn’t depressed. He’s just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself --- 39 times. No matter the method, Adam can’t seem to stay dead. But when his self-contained, self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing --- not even death --- can sever those bonds.

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525425977 | Published February 21, 2013

Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl --- the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck --- suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock - Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult 12+

Viking Juvenile | 9780670012756 | Published February 21, 2013

Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year. But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest, darkest secret. When Celia's quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she's forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

Dualed by Elsie Chapman - Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780307931542 | Published February 26, 2013

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate --- a twin raised by another family --- and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their 20th birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage --- life. But how do you know if you are the best version of yourself, the version worthy of a future?

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250012579 | Published February 26, 2013

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits --- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love --- and just how hard it pulled you under.

The Madness Underneath: The Shades of London, Book Two by Maureen Johnson - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Putnam Juvenile | 9780399256615 | Published February 26, 2013

When her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends and away from her parents. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she now has the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. Rory has evidence that the recent inexplicable deaths in London are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Romance

Listening Library (Audio) | 9780385368261 | Published February 26, 2013

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits --- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love --- and just how hard it pulled you under.

Paperback

Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Romantic , Comic Book, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781402273438 | Published February 1, 2013

All she wants is for Mark the Soccer Stud to notice her. Not as Josh's weird sister who drives a turd-brown minivan. And not as that nerdy girl who draws comics. What she gets is her very own arch-nemesis. Mark may have humiliated Blaze supervillian-style, but what he doesn't know is how geek girls always get revenge.

Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545274258 | Published February 1, 2013

Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig --- along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister and an army of restless warriors --- anxiously awaits news of her father's victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg - Fiction, Love & Romance

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545334761 | Published February 1, 2013

For Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter, seniors at a performing arts school, the Senior Showcase recital is a huge opportunity to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. But more than just their careers are on the line.

The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy) by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Children's, Fiction

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545284141 | Published February 1, 2013

Lose the game, lose your life. The first book in the high-charged Ascendance Trilogy.

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250024596 | Published February 5, 2013

Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. Which is why, on Lexi’s 18th birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund.

A Good American by Alex George - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Berkley Trade | 9780425253175 | Published February 5, 2013

When Frederick and Jette must flee her disapproving mother in 1904, where better to go than America, the land of the new? By chance, they find themselves in Beatrice, Missouri. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together.

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman - Fiction

Picador | 9781250024060 | Published February 5, 2013

Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn’t got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the Handbook from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle --- the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop. As Rory struggles with her mother’s habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good, she finds refuge in books and language.

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Sandpiper | 9780544022805 | Published February 5, 2013

As a 14-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver - Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780061978074 | Published February 5, 2013

In this follow-up to DELIRIUM, Lena Haloway makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease.

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis - Ficton , Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781416938965 | Published February 5, 2013

Haunted by memories of 9/11, popular high schooler Ben enlists in the army. After his convoy gets caught in an explosion, Ben is in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is, and he doesn't remember anything about his old life.

The Lying Game #3: Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard - Ficton , Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780061869754 | Published February 5, 2013

Sutton Mercer watches from the afterlife as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve her murder. But after ruling out her early leads, Emma still hasn’t found Sutton’s killer. A lot of people wanted her dead --- but one name keeps popping up: Thayer Vega.

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson - Ficton , Young Adult 12+

Speak | 9780142423929 | Published February 7, 2013

Laurel Daneau is still reeling from the losses she endured during Hurricane Katrina. When her new boyfriend introduces her to meth, she spirals into addiction. But as she slowly becomes a shell of her former self, she longs to become whole again.

Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne - Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Psychological Thriller, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Speak | 9780142423936 | Published February 7, 2013

When Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? 

My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve - Historical Fiction

Speak | 9780142423943 | Published February 7, 2013

When World War II breaks out, Franziska Mangold is torn from her family in Berlin when she boards the Kindertransport, the train that secretly carried nearly ten thousand children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon become more like family than her own parents, Frances (as she becomes known) courageously pieces together a new life for herself. But how will she cope when the war ends and she must choose whether to stay with her new family or return to the people she left behind?

My Wolf's Bane by Veronica Blade - Young Adult 12+

Crush Publishing | 9780985343460 | Published February 7, 2013

Autumn Rossi thought she was a normal teenager. Suddenly, she can outrun every critter in the forest, making her wonder if she’s even human. When the new guy at school, Zack de Luca, witnesses a questionable scene, he unfairly pins her as stuck-up. He acts like he hates her, yet he keeps bailing her out of trouble. Not only is Zack both insufferable and irresistible, he seems to sniff her anytime he gets close.

Trafficked by Kim Purcell - Ficton , Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Speak | 9780142424162 | Published February 7, 2013

Hannah believes she's being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare, as she must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon McKay and Daniel Lafrance

9781554514885 | Published February 7, 2013

Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763661434 | Published February 12, 2013

When "slipped" angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive at a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students. 

DJ Rising by Love Maia - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316121897 | Published February 12, 2013

In between caring for his heroin-addicted mother and keeping his scholarship at a fancy prep school, Marley dreams of becoming a professional DJ. When chance lands him his first real DJ job, his career as "DJ Ice" suddenly skyrockets --- until heart-rending disaster at home brings Marley crashing back down to earth.

Famous by Todd Strasser - Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442454187 | Published February 12, 2013

Fever: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2 by Lauren DeStefano - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442409088 | Published February 12, 2013

Rhine and Gabriel may have escaped the beautiful prison of Wither’s mansion, but they are far from escaping danger. Though Rhine remains determined to get to her brother in Manhattan, the road they are left is long and perilous.

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet - Dystopian, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763663421 | Published February 12, 2013

Love won’t be easy for Clem Ackroyd, a working class boy who falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy landowner during the Cold War, when bombs could interrupt the peace and quiet of the English countryside at any moment.

Fortress of Mist: Merlin's Immortals, Book Two by Sigmund Brouwer - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction

WaterBrook Press | 9781400071555 | Published February 19, 2013

The Orphan King, once victorious in conquest, appears to be losing his grip on his seat of power. Thomas rules the kingdom of Magnus, but does not know whom he can trust. His enemies anticipate his every move, thwarting him at each turn. Under attack, both in the supernatural and natural worlds, Thomas must reach back into the secret layers of his past to find the strength and wisdom to fight his battles.

Pinch Hit by Tim Green - Children's, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062012470 | Published February 19, 2013

Trevor is a Hollywood star who wishes he could play baseball like a real kid. Sam is a real kid who wouldn’t mind taking a swing at acting. It seems everything might work out if the boys switch places. That is, if they can get away with it.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin

Square Fish | 9781250024602 | Published February 19, 2013

Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven

Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781442423220 | Published February 19, 2013

Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving --- and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.

Dark Eyes by William Richter - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9781595146007 | Published February 21, 2013

Wally fled her adopted family at 15 to live on the streets of New York City. Now 16 and street-tough, she’s trying to discover who she really is while simultaneously warding off her birth-father, who will do anything to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago, even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally has had her own killer training and is hungry for justice.

Gil Marsh by A. C. E. Bauer - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9780375873744 | Published February 26, 2013

When Enko moves to Uruk High School, Gil and he quickly become inseparable friends. But when Enko succumbs to an aggressive cancer, Gil is devastated, and cannot even say goodbye when Enko’s parents take his body and return to Canada. But Gil, determined to find Enko’s grave, soon drops everything and heads north.

Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game by Ridley Pearson - Action Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery

Hyperion Book CH | 9781423171959 | Published February 26, 2013

As the five Kingdom Keepers enter high school, everything is about to change. The Maintenance Base that controls all four parks in Disney World is under attack by the Overtakers, a group determined to change Disney forever. Relationships between the Keepers are no longer as simple as they once were. In fact, nothing is as simple as it once was.

Moonglow by Michael Griffo - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

K-Teen | 9780758280725 | Published February 26, 2013

When Mason Robineau was just 16, he made a terrible mistake --- and earned his first-born an unthinkable curse. With her 16th birthday approaching, Dominy Robineau can't help noticing that she's changing --- and it's not just hormones. When her best friend, Jess, is murdered, a devastated Dominy sets out to find Jess' killer. But the truth is worse than she could have imagined.

Partials by Dan Wells - Dystopian, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062071057 | Published February 26, 2013

The Partials --- an engineered species of organic beings identical to humans --- has all but destroyed the humans, and now the last of the race are on the brink of death. But for Kira, a 16-year-old medic-in-training, she quickly finds that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in the connections between them.

Slide by Jill Hathaway - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062077967 | Published February 26, 2013

People say Vee is narcoleptic, but only she knows the truth. When she passes out, she slides into the consciousness of other people and sees the world through their eyes. She didn’t worry about no one believing her before --- that is until she finds herself in the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over her sister’s friend Sophie’s body.