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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

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.

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 - 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 - 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, 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.

Mistle Child: Undertaken Trilogy, Book Two by Ari Berk - Fiction, Horror, 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.
Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian - 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 - 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, 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 - Fiction, Social Issues, 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.