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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

Hardcover

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead - Social Issues, Family Relationships, Fiction, 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 - Action Adventure, 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?

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson - Fiction, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Arthur A. Levine Books | 9780545417792 | Published March 1, 2013

In the lush city of Palmares Tres, June Costa creates art that's sure to make her legendary --- even more so when she meets Enki, the new Summer King. Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget, adding fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits. Unfortunately, like Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon - Lifestyles , Family & Relationships, Fiction, 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, Love & Romance, 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, Love & Romance, 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 - Family & Relationships, 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, Love & Romance, 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, Love & Romance, 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, Love & Romance, 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 - Social Issues, 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, Suspense/Thriller, 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, Love & Romance, 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, Love & Romance, 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.

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza - Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062090362 | Published March 12, 2013

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past. Now she has no choice but to run --- from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology.

Panic by Sharon M. Draper - Social Issues, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781442408968 | Published March 12, 2013

It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes --- and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news. All it takes is one bad decision.

Poison by Bridget Zinn - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423153306 | Published March 12, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction-which means she's the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom's future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

Scowler by Daniel Kraus - Ficton , Horror, Suspense/Thriller

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385743099 | Published March 12, 2013

Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too? Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister scrape by for a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father's physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler. 

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385741088 | Published March 12, 2013

Every week they arrive in Los Angeles--beautiful and talented young hopefuls who dream of becoming stars. It's all Margaret Frobisher has ever wanted—and when she's discovered by a powerful agent, she can barely believe her luck. Set in Old Hollywood, STARSTRUCK follows the lives of three teen girls as they live, love, and claw their way to the top in a world where being a star is all that matters.

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Love & Romance, Young Adult 14+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780307975980 | Published March 12, 2013

When 17-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no other options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey. Little by little, Sophie pieces together the mysteries of her godfather and soon realizes she's trapped in his intoxicating world.

Trinkets by Kirsten Smith - Fiction, Young Adult 15+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316160278 | Published March 12, 2013


Tabitha, Elodie and Moe: a beauty queen, a wallflower and a burnout --- a more unlikely trio high school has rarely seen. And yet, when Tabitha challenges them to a steal-off, so begins a strange alliance linked by the thrill of stealing and the reasons that spawn it.

Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book Three by Cassandra Clare - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 14+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781416975908 | Published March 19, 2013

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose. Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy. Be sure not to miss the special first edition, complete with an exclusive family tree.

Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9780805094343 | Published March 19, 2013

After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, Locke Jenkins has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he’ll have to return the Favor he accepted from the Network by infiltrating the home of a government official by gaining the trust of his daughter, 17-year-old Raine. He soon finds himself pulled into the world of the resistance --- and into Raine’s life.

The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765326584 | Published March 19, 2013

Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can't control him…and they can't control him. He is far too powerful. When Danny comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle - Biography, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780547807430 | Published March 19, 2013

Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist.

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma - Fiction, Suspense/Thriller

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525423409 | Published March 21, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common --- they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar - Fantasy, Fiction

Dial | 9780803738270 | Published March 21, 2013

Margo McKenna has a plan of attack for everything. But when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the opportunity to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Especially since Oliver --- not blue-skinned, not bottle-dwelling, but a genie nonetheless --- can see more than what she's willing to show him. But Oliver comes with more than just mind-reading abilities. Someone from his past is hunting him --- someone bent on killing him. And as Margo soon discovers, it will take more than three wishes to save him.

Tiger by William Richter - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9781595144584 | Published March 21, 2013

Crime is in Wally’s blood, but she uses her legacy for good: she solves missing persons cases. The person Wally most wants to find is Tiger, her own fugitive brother. And Klesko, Wally and Tiger’s sadistic father, is again at large.With two highly-skilled con men against them, Wally and Tiger band together to destroy a conspiracy in which they --- and their hearts --- are mere pawns.

Dear Life, You Suck by Scott Blagden - Social Issues, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 14+

Harcourt Children's Books | 9780547904313 | Published March 26, 2013

Irreverent, foulmouthed 17-year-old Cricket is the oldest ward in a Catholic boys’ home in Maine --- and his life sucks. With prospects for the future that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems doomed to a life of “criminal rapscallinity.” But then Wynona Bidaban steps into his world, and Cricket slowly realizes that maybe, just maybe, life doesn’t totally suck.

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt - Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781599907871 | Published March 26, 2013

When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys. She also swears off modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to "go vintage" and return to a simpler time. The list is trickier than it looks. But with the help of her sister, she'll get it done. Somehow.

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch - Social Issues, Family Relationships, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250021526 | Published March 26, 2013

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a forest is the only home 15-year-old Carey can remember. All she and her younger sister, Jenessa, have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good. Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her 10 years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go…

Imposter by Jill Hathaway - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062077981 | Published March 26, 2013

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a bizarre experience: She loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, staring down at the lifeless body of the boy who took advantage of her last year. As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations, she begins to suspect that someone else she knows has the ability to slide, and is using Vee to exact revenge.
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780061914805 | Published March 26, 2013

Period 8. An hour a day. You can hang out. You can eat your lunch. You can talk. Or listen. Or neither. Or both. Nothing is off-limits. The only rule is that you keep it real; that you tell the truth. But someone in Period 8 is lying. And when a classmate goes missing and the mystery of her disappearance seeps beyond P-8 and into every hour of the day, all hell breaks loose.

Wasteland: Wasteland Trilogy by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062118516 | Published March 26, 2013

Esther thinks there's more to life than toiling at the assignments --- Harvesting, Gleaning, Excavating --- day after day under the relentless sun. She doesn't care that her best friend, a variant, is considered "the enemy." She doesn't care that Levi, who controls the Source, is the real enemy and might send his Taser boys after her if she makes one wrong move. Could there be another way to fight for survival?

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina - Social Issues, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763658595 | Published March 26, 2013

One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. At first Piddy is more concerned with finding out more about her father and balancing honors courses with her weekend job. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over her life.

Paperback

Death, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones - Fantasy

St. Martin's Griffin | 9780312625214 | Published March 5, 2013

The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light. While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body.

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry - Young Adult 12+

Graphia | 9780547904146 | Published March 5, 2013

Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. When she is given a task that no other community member can carry out, Kira soon realizes that she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world—and to find out what exists beyond it.

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 by Robin LaFevers - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Graphia | 9780544022492 | Published March 5, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain. But when she learns the god of Death Himself has chosen her for a special task, she realizes that a second life for her may spell the end for others.

Mindblind by Jennifer Roy - Fiction

Skyscape | 9781477817124 | Published March 5, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel Clark lives in two worlds --- the outside world of his family and friends and his own, special, inside Aspie world, world where he can solve mathematical problems that elude even the brightest graduate students. People say he’s a genius, but Nathaniel thinks differently. According to a book he once read, a true genius uses his talent to make a contribution to the world. Nathaniel takes the definition literally, and begins his quest for genius status.

Shadow Boxer by Chris Lynch - Family Relationships, Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442446878 | Published March 5, 2013

 

Boxing is the family sport --- but it's killing the family. It’s been five years since his father died, and fourteen-year-old George is the man of the family. He knows all too well how brutal the life of a fighter can be. Didn’t it kill his father? But Monty, George’s younger brother, has a completely different attitude. Boxing comes naturally to him. It’s in his blood. He thinks of it as his father’s legacy.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - Fiction

Riverhead Trade | 9781594631931 | Published March 5, 2013

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, THE KITE RUNNER is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also about the power of fathers over sons --- their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen - Fiction

Picador | 9781250024077 | Published March 5, 2013

Persecuted at school for her beliefs and struggling with her distant, devout father at home, 10-year-old Judith McPherson finds solace and connection in a model in miniature of the Promised Land that she has constructed in her room from collected discarded scraps --- the Land of Decoration.

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250016744 | Published March 5, 2013

When a pizza delivery girl named Kayla goes missing, Gabie learns that she was the kidnapper’s intended victim. She can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her. So she and a fellow co-worker set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead --- and to find her before she is.

The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance

Graphia | 9780544003279 | Published March 5, 2013

Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, 17-year-old Zora Stewart leaves Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma where she discovers that she possesses the astonishing ability to sense water under the parched earth. But when her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.

Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally - Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+, Youth Interest

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781402271908 | Published March 5, 2013

This summer Kate's a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor, too. He's the first guy she ever kissed, and he's gone from geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt...with her. Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn't that easy...

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Young Adult 10+

Ember | 9780375868276 | Published March 12, 2013

In three previous mysteries --- HOOT, FLUSH and SCAT --- Carl Hiaasen has offered young readers entertaining comic mysteries that combine environmental concerns and social issues with plenty of wacky laughs. Now, in CHOMP, he extends his winning streak with a funny novel that dives into the world of reality television.

Crossed by Ally Condie - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Speak | 9780142421710 | Published March 12, 2013

Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky, only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues behind. During her quest, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander change the game once again. 

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9780385742023 | Published March 12, 2013

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids, who survive by preying on humans. When they target Jason Hancock out of revenge, Calder sets out to seduce his daughter, Lily, but screws everything up by falling for her, just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grove Press | 9780802120878 | Published March 12, 2013

Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have earned her widespread acclaim, establishing her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally best-selling first novel, ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, that is now often required reading in contemporary fiction classes.

Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray - Issues, Contemporary, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 16+, Young Adult 17+

Luminis Books | 9781935462705 | Published March 15, 2013

It's about how one secret act of violence changes everything --- how best friends desert you when you need them most, how nobody understands. It's about wondering who you can trust. It's about the people who don't believe you. It's about how all of your hopes and dreams can vanish, and you can find yourself alone. Your choice is to end it all or to start over... and all you can think is Maybe I Will.

Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781416975892 | Published March 19, 2013

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute.

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781442423473 | Published March 19, 2013

Cricket’s mother is finally getting married after jilting two previous fiancés. But Cricket’s future step-sisters aren’t happy about the marriage. Worried that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, Cricket also has her own problems in the form of a sexy new acquaintance, Ash.

Calico Joe by John Grisham - Fiction

Bantam | 9780345536648 | Published March 26, 2013

In the summer of 1973, Joe Castle quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever.

Double by Jenny Valentine - Ficton , Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Hyperion Book CH | 9781423146841 | Published March 26, 2013

When the 16-year-old runaway Chap is mistaken for a missing boy named Cassiel, he takes on the boy’s identity, gaining the family and friends he’s always dreamed of having. But as he begins to unravel the mystery behind Cassiel’s disappearance, Chap realizes that he’s in much deeper danger than he could have imagined.

Immortal City by Scott Speer - Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Romance

Razorbill | 9781595146014 | Published March 26, 2013

In Angel City, Guardian Angels are used to being hunted by paparazzi, not serial killers. Now Jackson Godspeed, one of the most sought-after Angels, is on top of a madman’s list --- and it’s up to Madison Montgomery, the girl with whom Jackson has fallen in love, to save him.

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780061791192 | Published March 26, 2013

In a smoldering city full of death and danger, a 17-year-old girl could be the salvation --- or the destruction --- of the entire human race...and of two boys’ hearts. MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH is the beginning of a two-book sequence that reimagines Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic story.

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Harlequin Teen | 9780373210800 | Published March 26, 2013

 

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten by the vampires. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters. Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a cure for the disease that created the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. 

The Selection by Kiera Cass - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance

HarperTeen | 9780062059949 | Published March 26, 2013

 

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself --- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf - Fiction, Historical , Historical Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763663315 | Published March 26, 2013

Using the most famous passengers of the Titanic, poet Allan Wolf offers a breathtaking, intimate glimpse at the lives behind the tragedy, told with clear-eyed compassion and astounding emotional power.

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers) by Rachel Vincent - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Harlequin Teen | 9780373210664 | Published March 26, 2013

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has.…

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The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Weddings

Pocket Books | 9781451668926 | Published March 19, 2013

Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the 15th century, it was assumed to be lost forever. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican.