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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.

January 2018

Hardcover

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia Cole - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062644213 | Published January 2, 2018

Octavia has always dreamed of becoming one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the once-secretive labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance to see behind their closed doors. However, she quickly discovers that the experiments the whitecoats have been doing run the risk of upsetting the humans’ fragile peace with  Faloiv’s indigenous people. But by uncovering the mysteries behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by and the truth about her family, she threatens to be the catalyst for an all-out war.

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield - African American Interest, History, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Clarion Books | 9780544785137 | Published January 2, 2018

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business and clashes of culture.

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Magical Realism, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492642312 | Published January 2, 2018

Madison is a small town in the Mojave desert between nothing and nowhere, which is perfect for protecting the town's secret: in Madison, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday --- and that wish always comes true. Most of Eldon's classmates have had their wishes picked out for months, but not Eldon. He's seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend...where does he even begin? One thing is for sure: Eldon has only 25 days to figure it out --- and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu - Adventure, Fiction, Friendship, Superhero , Young Adult 14+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399549786 | Published January 2, 2018

Gotham City's elites are being taken out one by one by a mysterious group called the Nightwalkers. Meanwhile, Bruce is about to become 18 and inherit his family's fortune. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice and is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum. The most intriguing inmate in Arkham is Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492642282 | Published January 2, 2018

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated --- and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. Corey knows something is wrong, but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter....

Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking - Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250084798 | Published January 2, 2018

As one of Odin's Valkyries, Malin's greatest responsibility is to slay immortals and return them to the underworld. But when she unearths a secret that could unravel the balance of all she knows, Malin along with her best friend and her ex-girlfriend must decide where their loyalties lie. And if helping the blue-eyed boy Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk --- to the world and her heart.

Busted by Gina Ciocca - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492654292 | Published January 2, 2018

Marisa never planned to be a snoop for hire. But as her reputation for sniffing out cheaters spreads all over school, Marisa finds herself the queen of busting two-timing boys. And her next case? It's for ex-frenemy Kendall. She's convinced her boyfriend, TJ, is cheating and persuades Marissa to start spying on him. But the more Marisa gets to know TJ, the more she starts to fall for him. Marisa knows she needs to give up her investigation --- then she uncovers new secrets about Kendall and TJ, secrets that take "cheater" to a whole new level....

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510706194 | Published January 2, 2018

Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet. He'd hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he'd have some time to settle into his new life. Instead, he’s asked to investigate the attacks. After inspecting some of the fallen Indian towers, he realizes the British occupation may be sparking more than just attacks. As Danny and Colton unravel more secrets about their past, they find themselves on a dangerous path --- one from which they may never return.

Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin by James L. Swanson - African American Interest, Biography, History, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Press | 9780545723336 | Published January 2, 2018

In his meteoric, 13-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist prison escapee who tragically ends King's life. 

Don't Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Press | 9781338125498 | Published January 2, 2018

When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, she feels tall and powerful. That's important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing and Edan's feeling small. When Edan's cosplaying, she can be angry, loud and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she needs a sidekick, or if she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.

Everless by Sara Holland - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062653659 | Published January 2, 2018

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency. The rich, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ estate, until an accident forced them to flee. When Jules learns that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back brings more danger than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again.

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and James Patterson - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Western, Young Adult 13+

Jimmy Patterson | 9780316555104 | Published January 2, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great ... In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity's struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

Ink by Alice Broadway - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Press | 9781338196993 | Published January 2, 2018

There are no secrets in Saintstone. From the second you're born, every significant moment is immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story --- until she glimpses the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit on his back. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy...and Leora's life.

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062402509 | Published January 2, 2018

Noah is traveling home for one last chance with his first love, and he needs a miracle to win her back. Ammy doesn’t believe in true love --- just look at her parents. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car. When the train suddenly breaks down in the middle of a snowstorm, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the journey of a lifetime, but come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever?

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, and Ibi Zoboi - Anthology, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328759870 | Published January 2, 2018

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors. This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633758919 | Published January 2, 2018

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed. The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she's next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope --- and to a boy from her physics class. There's something he isn't telling her. But there's something she's not telling him, either. Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212361 | Published January 2, 2018

Olivia “Liv” Blakely knows how important it is to look good. Her father is running for governor and Liv is thrust into the bright media spotlight. She has an image to uphold --- to her maybe boyfriend, to her new friends and to the public, who love to find fault on social media. Liv’s sunny facade hides an inner voice that will settle for nothing less than perfection. But as the high price of perfection takes a toll, Liv realizes that the love she feels for herself is more important than all the ‘likes’ in the world.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316310277 | Published January 2, 2018

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him --- and face the consequences. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Supernatural, Young Adult 14+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250146793 | Published January 2, 2018

Emma's father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel and she's convinced that a relationship with her crush is on the horizon. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her --- and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

The Middle Passage: White Ships / Black Cargo Written by Tom Feelings with an introduction by Kadir Nelson, Sylviane A. Diouf, and Kamili Feelings - African American Interest, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Dial Books | 9780525552444 | Published January 2, 2018

Alex Haley's ROOTS awakened many Americans to the cruelty of slavery. THE MIDDLE PASSAGE focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people.

The True Queen by Sarah Fine - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781481490603 | Published January 2, 2018

Now that Ansa knows she is the destined queen of Kupari, she is desperate to find a home for her people. But as the band of warriors crosses into the foreign territory, Ansa loses her grip on her magic and puts everyone in danger. Inside Kupari, Elli maintains the facade that she is the magical queen. But as she tries to prepare the citizens against another invasion, unrest spreads as wielders begin to lose control of their powers. As Kupari grows increasingly unstable, these two young women must find a way to save the realm and their people from total destruction.

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062250513 | Published January 2, 2018

High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is taking a gap year before college, struggle with tough questions when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holidays. Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers. The challenge pulls these two teens closer and closer as they explore a vibrant city filled with other people’s stories and secrets. Kendall and Max can’t deny their growing bond, even though they both have other romantic entanglements and uncertain futures. As the clock counts down on New Year’s Eve, will they find themselves together at midnight?

Turn It Up! by Jen Calonita - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Press | 9781338161151 | Published January 2, 2018

Bradley Academy's all-girl a cappella group used to be its pride and joy, but the Nightingales have recently fallen out of harmony. Best friends and co-captains Lidia and Sydney haven't been speaking since a boy came between them. The Nightingales have no chance of making it to the big state final if their captains are at each other's throats. Their only hope is new girl Julianna. But in addition to her serious pipes, she has some serious stage fright. The Nightingales will have to come together if they want to shine at the upcoming competition and restore the group to its former glory.

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481497732 | Published January 2, 2018

Twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step toward med school. But one thing could wreck their plans: a test for Huntington's, a rare degenerative disease that has turned their mother into a near stranger and fractured the sisters'  bond. When the results come in, only one twin tests negative for Huntington's. This outcome pushed them farther apart as they wrestle with guilt, betrayal and the unexpected thrill of first love.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781534402416 | Published January 9, 2018

Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. She suffers from crippling anxiety, and uncontrollably, in most situations simply can’t open her mouth to get out the words. Steffi’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to help him acclimate. As they find ways to communicate, Steffi discovers that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love. But as she starts to overcome a lifelong challenge, she’ll soon confront questions about the nature of her own identity and the very essence of what it is to know another person.