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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.

June 2018

All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan - Animals , Family, Family Life, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 978-1534408883 | Published June 12, 2018

In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about Ronney --- he’s from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom and the genius kid sister. If having a family like that wasn’t bad enough, the local eccentric at the edge of town decided one night to open up all the cages of his exotic zoo and then kill himself. With his parents checked out, Ronney is left tending to his sister’s mounting fears of roaming lions and stopping his best friend from going on a suburban safari. Can Ronney figure out a way to hold it together as his world falls apart?

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Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi - Dating, Fiction, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062685285 | Published June 5, 2018

When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us. Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her, things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling. She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.
Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Entangled: Teen | 9781640631465 | Published June 5, 2018

Zera is a Heartless --- the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger's control, she serves the witch unquestioningly. Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince's heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she's discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera's heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.
Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas) by Zoraida Cordova - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492650652 | Published June 5, 2018

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life. Then a bus crash turns Lula's world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. 
City of Bastards (Royal Bastards) by Andrew Shvarts - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484767634 | Published June 5, 2018

Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University.
Dear Rachel Maddow: A Novel by Adrienne Kisner - Dating, Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, Sex, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250146021 | Published June 5, 2018

Brynn's life has one constant: Rachel Maddow. After writing to Rachel for a school project and actually getting a response, Brynn starts drafting emails to Rachel but never sending them. Brynn tells Rachel about breaking up with her girlfriend, about her brother's death, about her parents, about how she's considering dropping out. Then Brynn is confronted with a dilemma: one student will be allowed to have a voice among the administration in the selection of a new superintendent. When she runs for the position, the knives are out. So she begins to ask herself: What Would Rachel Maddow Do?

Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062453877 | Published June 5, 2018

The Trials of Virtuous Succession have ended. Prince Andreus is king --- and Princess Carys is dead. But even as he’s haunted by what he did to win the throne, Andreus discovers that his dream of ruling only brings new problems. The people love his twin even more in death than they did when she was alive. The Elders treat him as a figurehead. And worst of all, the winds of Eden are faltering. But despite what everyone believes, Carys is alive. Exiled to the wilderness, Carys struggles to control the powers that have broken free inside her.
Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos - Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212538 | Published June 5, 2018

Cookie Vonn’s dreams include getting out of Phoenix and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother --- and named after a dessert. Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her design portfolio, but her plans are put on standby when she’s declared too fat to fly. When she finally arrives, she finds she’s been replaced by her ultrathin rival. Cookie vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her dreams back on track.
How We Roll by Natasha Friend - Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374305666 | Published June 5, 2018

Quinn is a teen who loves her family, skateboarding, basketball and her friends, but after she's diagnosed with a condition called alopecia which causes her to lose all of her hair, her friends abandon her. Jake was once a star football player, but because of a freak accident --- caused by his brother --- he loses both of his legs. Quinn and Jake meet and find the confidence to believe in themselves again, and maybe even love.

Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider - Family, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062568083 | Published June 5, 2018

Rose Asher believes in ghosts. She should, since she has one for a best friend: Logan, her annoying, Netflix-addicted brother, who is forever stuck at fifteen. But Rose is growing up, and when an old friend moves back to Laguna Canyon and appears in her drama class, things get complicated. Jamie Aldridge is charming, confident, and a painful reminder of the life Rose has been missing out on since her brother’s death. She watches as Jamie easily rejoins their former friends --- a group of magnificently silly theater nerds—while avoiding her so intensely that it must be deliberate. Yet when the two of them unexpectedly cross paths, Rose learns that Jamie has a secret of his own, one that changes everything. 
Jacked Up by Erica Sage - Christian, Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Sky Pony Press | 978-1510730052 | Published June 5, 2018

It’s bad enough that Nick’s sister is dead and that his parents are shipping him off to Jesus camp. But he’s also being followed around by Jack Kerouac, who’s incredibly annoying for a genius. The campers at Eden Springs drop their daily prayers and confessions in the PC Box, and with Jack nagging him to, Nick scribbles down his darkest secret ― about his sister’s death --- and drops it in the box. But then the box is stolen, with Nick’s secret inside. And when campers’ confessions start appearing around the camp, Nick is desperate to get the box back --- before the world learns the truth about what he did.

Kissing Games (Aurora Skye 2) by Tara Eglington - Comedy, Dating, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Sex, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 978-1250075260 | Published June 5, 2018

In this sequel to Tara Eglington's HOW TO KEEP A BOY FROM KISSING YOU, Aurora has landed her prince charming, Hayden Paris, along with a first kiss with all the knee-trembling gloriousness she’d hoped for. But their second kiss landed Hayden in the emergency room, and now the whole school is calling her "Lethal Lips." When Aurora's friend runs for class president and offers up Aurora's matchmaking service as one of her campaign initiatives, Aurora has to convince everyone that her program works --- but that might be hard to do when it seems like her own love life is falling apart.

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone - Christian, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484768211 | Published June 5, 2018

Next-door neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven't spoken in months. Not since the fight-the one where they said things they couldn't take back. Now, Emory is fine-tuning her UCLA performing arts application and trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before they head off to separate colleges. Meanwhile, Hannah's strong faith is shaken when her family's financial problems come to light, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places-and people-for answers to the difficult questions she's suddenly facing.
Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062445735 | Published June 5, 2018

The summer after her freshman year of college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends: irrepressible and beautiful Ghazala, and religious but closeted Umar. But when a scandalous photo of Ghaz appears on a billboard in Times Square, Mariam and Umar come up with a plan to rescue her from her furious parents. And what could be a better escape than a spontaneous road trip down to New Orleans?
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484790625 | Published June 5, 2018

Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he's so enormous-6'6" and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother's suicide. There's no one Cliff hates more than the nauseatingly cool quarterback, Aaron Zimmerman. Then Aaron returns to school after a near-death experience with a bizarre claim: while he was unconscious he saw God, who gave him a list of things to do to make Happy Valley High suck less. And God said there's only one person who can help: Neanderthal.
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 978-0399553929 | Published June 5, 2018

At Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her best friends were the cool kids. Then the shocking death of her boyfriend Jim changed everything. Now, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft --- the seaside estate where they spent so many nights --- hoping she'll get some answers about Jim's death. As the night plays out, Beatrice senses she's never going to know what really happened. Then a mysterious man knocks on the door and announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, and it can only resume if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers...and at life. And so begins the Neverworld Wake.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 978-1481404570 | Published June 5, 2018

Charlie Grant’s sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait --- for the first time in years, all of her older siblings will be together. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be a disaster. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only plays covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is distractingly...cute. Over the course of three days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about her family. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist) by Renée Ahdieh - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult 14+

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 978-1524738143 | Published June 5, 2018

After Okami is captured, Mariko has no choice --- to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother and betrothed into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, and she pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.

Social Intercourse by Greg Howard - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Relationships, Romance, Sexuality, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 978-1481497817 | Published June 5, 2018

When Beck, a gay teen, finds out that his emotionally fragile dad has started dating the recently single (and supposedly lesbian) mom of former bully, Jaxon Parker, Beck is not having it. Jax isn’t happy about the situation either, holding out hope that his moms will reunite and restore the only stable home he’s ever known. Putting aside past differences, the boys plot to derail the budding romance between their parents at their conservative hometown’s first-ever Rainbow Prom. Hearts will be broken, new romance will bloom, but nothing will go down the way Beck and Jax have planned.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno - Family, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062493620 | Published June 5, 2018

Georgina Fernweh waits impatiently for the tingle of magic in her fingers—magic that has touched every woman in her family. But with her eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come. Over the course of her last summer on the island --- a summer of storms, falling in love, and the mystery behind one rare three-hundred-year-old bird --- Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms.
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Imprint | 9781250132857 | Published June 5, 2018

Two proud kingdoms stand on opposite shores, with only a bloody history between them. As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Fighting for what's right will set Branwen against both her closest confidant and the only man she's ever loved. Inspired by the star-crossed tale of Tristan and Eseult, this is the story of the legend's true heroine: Branwen.

The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062674159 | Published June 5, 2018

Enslaved in Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything...until the kingdom is conquered by enemy forces and she finds herself a conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his father across the vast Mongol Empire. With adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into love. Jinghua’s prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with the daughter of the Great Khan.

The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger - Contemporary Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Tragedy, Young Adult 13+

Dial Books | 978-0735228818 | Published June 5, 2018

History buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville's past is riddled with green cow sightings and human groundhogs, but the most interesting thing about the present is the new girl --- Jane Doe. Inscrutable, cool and above all mysterious, Jane seems as determined to hide her past as Ray is to uncover it. As fascination turns to friendship and then to something more, Ray is certain he knows Jane's darkest secrets, and Jane herself. But when the unthinkable happens, Ray is forced to acknowledge that perhaps history can only tell us so much. 

The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando - Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681197067 | Published June 5, 2018

Natalie's parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her 17th birthday. A sail-a-bration, they call it. But it's only been a few short months since Natalie's boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhere but here. Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks fly. After a moonlit conversation on a secluded deck of the ship, Natalie pops down to her cabin to get her swimsuit so they can go for a dip. But when she returns, he's gone. Something he said makes her think he might have...jumped? No, he couldn't have. 

The Summer of Us by Cecillia Vinesse - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Poppy | 9780316391139 | Published June 5, 2018

American expat Aubrey has only two weeks left in Europe before she leaves for college, and she's nowhere near ready. Good thing she and her best friend, Rae, have planned one last group trip across the continent. From Paris to Prague, they're going to explore famous museums, sip champagne in fancy restaurants, and eat as many croissants as possible with their friends Clara, Jonah, and Gabe. But when old secrets come to light, Aubrey and Rae's trip goes from a carefree adventure to a complete disaster.