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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.

April 2018

Hardcover

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil - Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Peachtree Publishers | 9781682630143 | Published April 1, 2018

Meet Sophia: former child prodigy and 17-year-old math mastermind. She's been having panic attacks since she learned that after high school, former prodigies either cure cancer or go crazy. It's a lot of pressure. So Sophia doesn't have the patience for games right now. She especially doesn't have the patience to figure out why all these mysterious playing cards keep turning up inside her textbooks. Meet Joshua: highly intelligent, cheerfully unambitious, and an amateur magician. He's Sophia’s classmate, and he's admired her for as long as he can remember. He thinks the time is perfect to tell Sophia how he feels. He doesn't know how wrong he is … 

Troublemakers by Catherine Barter - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

carolrhoda LAB | 9781512475494 | Published April 1, 2018

When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to know about her mother, but her brother won't tell her anything. When she starts digging up information herself and does something that costs her brother his job and puts the family in jeopardy, Alena discovers she can be a troublemaker --- just like her mother. Now she must figure out what sort of trouble she's willing to get into to find out the truth.

As She Fades: A Novel by Abbi Glines - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250133861 | Published April 3, 2018

On the night of graduation, Vale and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. Now Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. Then, Crawford wakes up...with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.

Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780451478207 | Published April 3, 2018

It's 1991, and Tara Maureen Murphy is finally on top. A frightening cross between Regina George and Tracy Flick, Tara Maureen Murphy is any high school's worst nightmare, bringing single-minded ambition, narcissism, manipulation, and jealousy to new extremes in this outrageous, satirical twist on the coming-of-age novel. She's got a hot jock boyfriend in Christopher Patrick Caparelli, her best friend Stef Campbell by her side, and she's a SENIOR, poised to star as Sandy in South High's production of Grease. Clinching the role is just one teensy step in Tara's plot to get out of her hometown and become the Broadway starlet she was born to be. 

Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Charlesbridge Teen | 9781580898010 | Published April 3, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Clancy Edwards has always been "the good girl." Ever since her beautiful, daring mother died in a skydiving accident, Clancy's father has watched her like a hawk. Then Clancy meets Denny, a college freshman and new skydiving student at the drop zone where she works. Clancy lets him think she's the same age. If only making choices were as simple as taking a leap out of a plane. Before Clancy can make things right, one last act of rebellion threatens her chance to do so --- maybe forever.

I Was Cleopatra by Dennis Abrams - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Groundwood Books | 9781773060224 | Published April 3, 2018

The story follows John from the age of 13, when he leaves his family in Reading to join the King’s Men theater troupe in London as an apprentice boy actor. Over the course of the next few years, John eagerly hones the acting skills necessary to portray female roles. He becomes a friend, and eventually a lover, of Alexander, a boy actor who is getting too old to play female roles. And he works closely with Shakespeare himself. But around the time he turns 16, John starts to worry about inevitably becoming too old to convincingly portray women onstage, which leads to some unsettling choices.
Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith - Adventure, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 14+

Switch Press | 9781630790868 | Published April 1, 2018

Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old friend and going against everything she s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?

Autonomous by Andy Marino - Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Freeform | 9781484773901 | Published April 3, 2018

After winning a contest, William becomes the proud owner of Autonomous, a driverless car that knows where you want to go before you do. Now he gets to pick three friends to go with him on a cross-country trip. For William, an adrenaline junkie, this is the perfect last hurrah before graduation. But Autonomous is more than just a car without a steering wheel. It's capable of downloading all of the passengers' digital history. The information is customized into an itinerary that will expose a few well-kept secrets, but it will also force William to face some inner demons of his own. Think you know Autonomous? The real question is, how much does Autonomous know about you?

Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316394109 | Published April 3, 2018

An outcast from her home --- Shunned after a trip through the galaxy with Abel, the most advanced cybernetic man ever created, Noemi Vidal dreams of traveling through the stars one more time. A fugitive from his fate --- On the run to avoid his depraved creator's clutches, Abel believes he's said good-bye to Noemi for the last time. In a race against time, Abel and Noemi will come together once more to discover a secret that could save the known worlds, or destroy them all.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062570604 | Published April 3, 2018

For all of Jane McKeene's life,the have walked the battlefields of Gettysburg, derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Hiding by Henry Turner - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Clarion Books | 9780544284777 | Published April 3, 2018

One night, a lovelorn teen boy “accidentally” slips into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Laura, and ends up hiding in her basement, trapped in the house by its alarm system. How long can he stay hidden? What will happen if he is found? What will he learn about Laura --- and himself --- in this house? And what is his true motive for being there?
I Was Cleopatra by Dennis Abrams - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, History, Performing Arts, Sexuality, Young Adult 14+

Groundwood Books | 9781773060224 | Published April 3, 2018

In Shakespeare’s time, women were not allowed to appear on stage, and so female parts were played by boy actors. In I Was Cleopatra, readers meet John Rice --- perhaps the most beautiful and acclaimed boy actor of them all. It is believed by many that John Rice originated the roles of Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra and Cordelia, and this fictional memoir explores his life both on and off the stage. With graceful prose and an encyclopedic knowledge of the period, Dennis Abrams invites readers to experience gender fluidity and sexuality through the fictional recollections of a fascinating historical figure as he reflects on his life in this “farewell” to his theatrical past.
Infamous (Beautiful Idols) by Alyson Noël - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062324580 | Published April 3, 2018

Club promoters Layla, Aster, and Tommy never imagined that entering the Unrivaled competition would land them in the middle of a celebrity murder investigation, but sometimes fate can be as nasty as the anonymous comments on a Hollywood gossip blog. But Madison Brooks isn’t dead. Layla, Aster, and Tommy have been set up, and as Madison’s dirty little secrets creep closer to the light, they discover Madison will do anything to keep her past hidden --- no matter who gets caught in the crossfire.
Losers Bracket by Chris Crutcher - Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062220066 | Published April 3, 2018

When it comes to family, Annie is in the losers bracket. While her foster parents are great (mostly), her birth family would not have been her first pick. And no matter how many times Annie tries to write them out of her life, she always gets sucked back into their drama. Love is like that. But when a family argument breaks out at Annie’s swim meet and her nephew goes missing, Annie might be the only one who can get him back. With help from her friends, her foster brother, and her social service worker, Annie puts the pieces of the puzzle together, determined to find her nephew and finally get him into a safe home.
Munmun by Jesse Andrews - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 13+

Amulet Books | 9781419728716 | Published April 3, 2018

In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person’s physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. Warner and his sister Prayer are destitute --- and tiny. Their size is dangerous: day and night they face dangers that bigger richer people don’t ever have to think about. There are no cars or phones small enough for them, or schools or hospitals. No one that little has any purchasing power, and doctors and teachers would never fit in buildings so small. Warner and Prayer know their only hope is to scale up, but how can two littlepoors survive in a world built against them?

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781481478809 | Published April 3, 2018

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. And as the two travel deeper into California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world?

Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperCollins | 9780062381002 | Published April 3, 2018

Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves and weather, but his magical abilities can’t protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine’s relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent. Meanwhile, the queen’s formidable daughter, Princess Alyssa ana’Raisa, is already a prisoner aboard the empress’s ship, sailing east. Lyss may be the last remaining hope of bringing down the empress from within her own tightly controlled stronghold.

The Frontman: A Novel by Ron Bahar - Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 13+

SparkPress (a BookSparks imprint) | 9781943006441 | Published April 3, 2018

Ron Bahar is an insecure, self-deprecating, 17-year-old Nebraskan striving to please his Israeli immigrant parents, Ophira and Ezekiel, while remaining true to his own dreams. During his senior year of high school, he begins to date longtime crush and non-Jewish girl Amy Andrews --- a forbidden relationship he hides from his parents. But that’s not the only complicated part of Ron’s life: he’s also struggling to choose between his two passions, medicine and music. As time goes on, he becomes entangled in a compelling world of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Will he do the right thing?

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510727663 | Published April 3, 2018

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby’s been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she’s thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.

The Window by Amelia Brunskill - Family, Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9781524720292 | Published April 3, 2018

Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess's life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn't add up. Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it's a way to stay busy and find closure...but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she's looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover. Because Anna wasn't the only one with secrets.

Unraveled by Kate Jarvik Birch - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633759138 | Published April 3, 2018

After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet’s breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, Ella thought girls like her would finally be free. She never dreamed that it would backfire. NuPet may have convinced the public of their intentions to assimilate pets back into society, but Ella knows it’s a lie. They aren’t planning mass rehabilitation…they’re planning a mass extermination.
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody - Fantasy, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335692290 | Published April 10, 2018

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school --- and her reputation --- behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected --- he’s a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. 
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062666260 | Published April 10, 2018

The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. The people of Mide have always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn but the entire world. 
Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon - Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Swoon Reads | 9781250101723 | Published April 10, 2018

A stubborn teen faces off with her brooding, indifferent (but super hot) soulmate in this unique and sexy take on a classic paranormal romance story. She's met her mate . . . and he's met his match. Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she's been dreaming of. Instead, he's a warrior, one whose suffering has led him to lock his heart away in a prison as cold and hard as a diamond, who fights to resist the bond and their deep attraction.
 
Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge - Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780670785063 | Published April 10, 2018

From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic helicopter rescues and harrowing escapes, each individual experience reveals a different facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Alternating with these chapters are profiles of key American leaders and events, reminding us of all that was happening at home during the war, including peace protests, presidential scandals and veterans' struggles to acclimate to life after Vietnam.