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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.

March 2013


Being Henry David by Cal Armistead - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Albert Whitman Teen | 9780807506158 | Published March 1, 2013

Seventeen-year-old "Hank" has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything --- who he is, where he came from, why he's running away. His only possession is a worn copy of WALDEN, by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David or "Hank" and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of --- Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.

Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg - Fiction, Romance

Point | 9780545476997 | Published March 1, 2013

Everybody loves Lexi. She's popular, smart, funny...but she's never been one of those girls, the pretty ones who get all the attention from guys. Lexi's sick of it. She's sick of being the girl who hears about kisses instead of getting them. She's sick of being ignored by her longtime crush, Logan. The time has come for Lexi to step out from the sidelines. Girls without great personalities aren't going to know what hit them. Because Lexi's going to play the beauty game --- and she's in it to win it.

The Runaway King:Book 2 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense

Scholastic Press | 9780545284158 | Published March 1, 2013

Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?

When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon - Fiction, Lifestyles , Mental Health, Sexuality, Young Adult 15+

Albert Whitman Teen | 9780807589168 | Published March 1, 2013

The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd at his school and is just a regular guy. A guy who's gay. It's a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self --- and to whom.

Bruised by Sarah Skilton - Fiction, Relationships, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Amulet Books | 9781419703874 | Published March 5, 2013

When Imogen, a 16-year-old black belt in Tae Kwon Do, freezes during a holdup at a local diner, the gunman is shot and killed by the police, and she blames herself for his death. Now that her sense of self has been challenged, she must rebuild her life, a process that includes redefining her relationship with her family and navigating first love with the boy who was at the diner with her during the shoot-out.

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos - Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children | 9780547928531 | Published March 5, 2013

Sixteen-year-old James Whitman has been yawping (à la Whitman) at his abusive father ever since he kicked his beloved older sister, Jorie, out of the house. James’s painful struggle with anxiety and depression make for a heart-rending read, but his wild, exuberant Whitmanization of the world and keen sense of humor keep this emotionally charged debut novel buoyant.

Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781402268465 | Published March 5, 2013

For Violet Eden the decisions between right and wrong are getting harder and harder. Because apparently being a half-angel Grigori doesn't always make you right. Both sides --- Angels vs. Exiles --- are racing to decipher an ancient scripture that would allow anyone banished to the Underworld to return. And at the very center: Violet. She only has one chance to make the right choice...

Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780060297947 | Published March 5, 2013

Fifteen-year-old Nina Perez must leave her her lush island home in Samana, Dominican Republic, when she's sent by her mother to live with her brother in New York. As she is confronted by ugly secrets about her brother's business, she comes to understand the realities of life in this new place. But then she meets that tall, green-eyed boy, who just might help her learn to see beauty in spite of tragedy.

Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7 by Patricia Briggs - Fantasy, Science Fiction

Ace Hardcover | 9780441020010 | Published March 5, 2013

Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781442450417 | Published March 5, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since is 17-year-old Audra, an air elemental and also Vane’s guardian. When their location is revelaed to the enemy, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is, but doing so will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget.

Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas - Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442459762 | Published March 5, 2013


Houston, sophomore year: Steve is on top of the world. He and his friends are the talk of the school. He’s in love with a terrific girl. San Diego, senior year: Steve is bummed out, drugged out, flunking out. A no-nonsense counselor says he can graduate if he writes a 100-page paper. So Steve starts writing, and as the paper becomes more and more personal, he reveals how a National Merit Scholar has become an under-achieving stoner. And in telling how he got to where he is, Steve discovers how to get to where he wants to be.

Requiem: Delirium, Book Three by Lauren Oliver - Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062014535 | Published March 5, 2013

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion has ignited into an all-out revolution. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds, which are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids.

The Murmurings by Carly Anne West - Fiction, Horror, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781442441798 | Published March 5, 2013

Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in --- because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not…

Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo written by Monica Brown, illustrated by Rafael López - Biography, Children's, Music, Nonfiction

Rayo | 9780061227837 | Published March 5, 2013

In this vibrant bilingual picture book biography of musician Tito Puente, readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life. From Spanish Harlem to the Grammy Awards --- and all the beats in between --- this is the true story of a boy whose passion for music turned him into the "King of Mambo."

Unremembered by Jessica Brody - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374379919 | Published March 5, 2013

No one ever expected anyone to survive the plane crash. Finding 16-year-old girl discovered floating isn't even the strangest thing; her body is miraculously unharmed, and she has no memories at all. Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past.

When We Wake by Karen Healey - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316200769 | Published March 5, 2013

On what should have been the best day of 16-year-old Tegan's life, she dies and wakes up 100 years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened. Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice.

When We Wuz Famous by Greg Takoudes - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9780805094527 | Published March 5, 2013

When Francisco Ortiz wins a full scholarship to an elite boarding school, his future seems promising. But soon after Francisco moves into the dorm, his new classmates pepper him with questions about drugs and gangs. And then Francisco realizes he no longer fits in back home. In a desperate attempt to help one of his homies, Francisco becomes everything he fought so hard to rise against.

Crap Kingdom by DC Pierson - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 12+

Viking Juvenile | 9780670014323 | Published March 7, 2013

Tom Parking is the Chosen One, and he's swept off to his now kingdom from Earth. The kingdom totally sucks. When Tom turns down the job of Chosen One, he thinks he's making a smart decision. But when Tom discovers he's been replaced by his best friend Kyle, who's always been cooler, more athletic and better with girls, Tom wants Crap Kingdom back --- at any cost.

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Putnam Juvenile | 9780399252945 | Published March 7, 2013

After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, a new primitive society has been born. Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted.

Code: A Virals Novel by Kathy Reichs - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 10+

Putnam Juvenile | 9781595144126 | Published March 12, 2013

The Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more clues left by "The Gamemaster." But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the second box --- a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. A real bomb is out there, and the clock is ticking.

Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown - Fantasy

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385742030 | Published March 12, 2013

It's been thirty days since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind. Then dead bodies start washing ashore. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe—only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. 

Escape Theory by Margaux Froley - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Soho Teen | 9781616951276 | Published March 12, 2013

Sixteen-year-old loner Devon Mackintosh decides to become a peer counselor at the California boarding school. At first, it seems like it will be an easy fly-on-the-wall gig, until Jason "Hutch" Hutchens commits suicide. As the secrets and confessions pile up in her sessions with Hutch's popular friends, Devon comes to a startling conclusion: Hutch couldn't have taken his own life.

Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo - Fiction, Relationships, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763661199 | Published March 12, 2013

Angie is broken --- by her can’t-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn’t kept the pain away. Having failed to kill herself,she’s back at high school trying to make it through each day. That is, until the arrival of KC Romance, a girl who never sees her as Fat Angie.

Heart of Glass by Sasha Gould - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385741521 | Published March 12, 2013

It is 1585 in Venice. The night Laura is sent on her first important mission for the Segreta, her fiancé Roberto is found with the body of a dead woman in his room. Halim identifies the woman as his sister and insists that Roberto be executed for her murder, or the Ottoman Empire will attack Venice. What Laura discovers is a conspiracy that involves nearly everyone she knows.

Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate - Education, Environment, Nonfiction

Candlewick | 9780763645618 | Published March 12, 2013

This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader.