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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 2019

Hardcover

A Fire Story by Brian Fies - Environment, Family, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nature, Young Adult 13+

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419735851 | Published March 5, 2019

Author Brian Fies’s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. As the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A FIRE STORY and posted it online --- it immediately went viral. He is now expanding his original webcomic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. 

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro - Adventure, Crime, Fiction, Law, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062840226 | Published March 5, 2019

The only mystery Charlotte and Jamie think they need to solve now, once and for all, is what they are to each other. But upon their arrival at Oxford, Charlotte is drawn into the case of a series of theatrical accidents, culminating in a young woman going missing on the night of a major performance. And no one  is talking. When Watson and Holmes join the theater program, the “accidents” start anew, giving them no choice but to throw themselves into the case. But as the complicated lines of friendship, love and loyalty blur, time is running out --- and tragedy waits in the wings.

Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez - African American Interest, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781534404458 | Published March 5, 2019

Juan has plans to get out of El Paso on a basketball scholarship and make something of himself. His best friend JD has plans to be a filmmaker. Fabi doesn’t have a plan anymore. There are some things you just can’t plan for...Like Juan’s run-in with the police, a sprained ankle and a tanking math grade that will likely ruin his chance at a scholarship. Like JD causing the implosion of his family. Soon Juan and JD are embarking on a Thelma and Louise­-like road trip to visit Mando. Juan will finally meet his dad, JD has a perfect subject for his documentary and Fabi is desperate to stop them.

Chrysalis by Brendan Reichs - Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780525517054 | Published March 5, 2019

Fire Lake's sophomore class have managed to survive the first two phases of the Program. Now, they alone have emerged into the dawn of a new era on Earth, into a Fire Lake valley that's full of otherworldly dangers and challenges. Although staying alive in this broken world should force Min, Noah, Tack and the others to form new alliances, old feuds die hard, and the brutality of the earlier Program phases cannot be forgotten. When they discover that they may not be alone on the planet after all, they'll have to decide if they're going to work together...or die together.

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Science Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481472142 | Published March 5, 2019

Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That role brings with it violent throwdowns and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but Nalah quickly grows weary of her questionable lifestyle. Her dream is to make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers. To make it there, Nalah must prove her loyalty to the city's benevolent founder and cross the border in a search of the mysterious gang the Ashé Ryders. Led by a reluctant guide, Nalah battles crews and her own doubts but the closer she gets to her goal the more she loses sight of everything --- and everyone --- she cares about.

Deathcaster (Shattered Realms) by Cinda Williams Chima - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062381033 | Published March 5, 2019

Alyssa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells and her legacy. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine, Lyss is forced to turn her fearsome talents as an army commander against her beloved homeland. Refusal would swiftly lead to her death, and her death would end the Gray Wolf line. In Lyss’s absence, Fellsmarch Castle swarms with intrigue, deception and a primordial threat. Destin Karn, a southern spymaster with a hidden agenda of his own, might be the queendom’s only hope of defeating the forces aligned against the Seven Realms...as well as the enemies within the castle.

Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763693459 | Published March 5, 2019

Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend has moved away, her good friend is keeping his distance and the resident bully has ramped up a targeted humiliation campaign. At the ceremony to dedicate a statue to her sister, Angie receives a list of places her sister wanted the two of them to visit when she got home from the war. Angie enlists the help of her estranged childhood friend, Jamboree. Along with a few other outsiders, they pack into an RV and head across the state on the road trip Angie's sister did not live to take. It might be just what Angie needs to find a way to let her sister go, and find herself in the process.

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780399559419 | Published March 5, 2019

When Hugo's girlfriend dumps him, her parting gift is the pair of tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah-before-uni trip --- booked under her name. Meanwhile, Mae is still reeling from being rejected from USC's film school. When she stumbles across Hugo's ad for a replacement Margaret Campbell (her full name!), she's certain it's exactly the adventure she needs. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. But when life outside the train catches up to them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?

If You're Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062865670 | Published March 5, 2019

After Zan’s best friend moves to California, she is crushed when Priya suddenly ghosts and her social media has turned into a stream of posts chronicling a sunny, vapid new life that doesn’t sound like her at all. Everyone tells Zan to let Priya do her thing and move on. Then she meets Logan, the compelling new guy in Spanish class, who's just as willing as she is to throw himself into the investigation when everyone else thinks her suspicions are crazy. Then a clue hidden in Priya’s latest selfie introduces a disturbing possibility: Maybe Priya isn’t just not answering Zan’s emails. Maybe she can’t.

Lovely War by Julie Berry - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult 13+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780451469939 | Published March 5, 2019

They are Hazel, James, Aubrey and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love.

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds - Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062748379 | Published March 5, 2019

When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling. But then Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy and charming as ever. If he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do to save the people he loves.

Star Wars Queen's Shadow by E. K. Johnston - Adventure, Movies, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 13+

Disney Lucasfilm Press | 9781368024259 | Published March 5, 2019

Written by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of AHSOKA! When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons Series) by Matt de la Pena - Adventure, Comic Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 12+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399549656 | Published March 5, 2019

Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger --- better --- than everyone around him. But it's not like he's earned his powers...yet. Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and learns that people are disappearing from the Mexican-American and undocumented worker community in Smallville. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, Clark discovers that before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton - Adventure, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Freeform | 9781484728482 | Published March 5, 2019

Camellia, the former favorite Belle, must race against time to find the ailing Princess Charlotte, who has disappeared without a trace. The evil queen Sophia's imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep Camille, her sister Edel and her loyal guard, Rémy, from returning Charlotte to the palace. With the help of an underground resistance movement and the backing of alternative newspaper, Camille uses her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and attempt to restore peace to Orléans. 

The Fairest Kind of Love (Windy City Magic, Book 3) by Crystal Cestari - Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Romance, Magical Realism, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368038843 | Published March 5, 2019

Amber has spent half her life solidifying other people's happily-ever-afters. But lately, her powers have been on the fritz and she can't see anyone in the eyes of her boyfriend Charlie Blitzman. So when an online matchmaker  comes to Chicago, Amber sets out to talk to her and find out her match. But Amber soon finds herself caught up in a breathless showdown that involves a fairy family feud and a magical-creature auction. Can Amber and her friends save the day one more time before setting off for their new lives? And will Amber ever learn whether Charlie is her one true love?

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl - Adventure, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492669890 | Published March 5, 2019

Clover Martinez has always been a survivor, which is the reason she isn't among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth as she knows it. Clover is convinced she's the only one left until she hears a voice on the radio urging her to go to the former Area 51. When she arrives, she's greeted by a band of misfits who call themselves The Last Teenagers on Earth. But the seven strangers seem more interested in pretending the world didn't end than fighting back. When she finds a hidden spaceship within the walls of the compound, she doesn't know what to believe...or who to trust.

The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project by Lenore Appelhans - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Satire, Young Adult 13+

Carolrhoda Lab TM | 9781541512597 | Published March 5, 2019

Riley lives in TropeTown, where everyone plays stock roles in novels. Riley, a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, is sent to group therapy after going off-script. Riley knows that breaking the rules again could get him terminated, yet he feels there must be more to life than recycling the same clichés for readers' entertainment. Then he meets Zelda and falls head over heels in love. Zelda's in therapy too, along with several other Manic Pixies. But TropeTown has a dark secret, and if Riley and his fellow Manic Pixies don't get to the bottom of it, they may all be terminated.

The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062658067 | Published March 5, 2019

When Jo steps onto planet Tau Ceti e for the first time, she’s ready to put the past behind her and begin again. After all, as a pioneer, she has the job of helping build a new home away from Earth. But underneath the idyllic surface of their new home, there’s something very wrong. And when Jo accidentally uncovers a devastating secret that could destroy everything they’ve worked for, suddenly the future doesn’t seem so bright. With the fate of the pioneers in her hands, Jo must decide how far she’s willing to go to expose the truth --- before the truth destroys them all.

The Queen's Resistance by Rebecca Ross - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062471383 | Published March 5, 2019

Brienna is a mistress of knowledge and is beginning to settle into her role as the daughter of the once disgraced lord, Davin MacQuinn. Then there’s Aodhan Morgan, formerly known as Cartier Évariste, who is adjusting to the stark contrast between his pre-rebellion life in Valenia and his current one as lord of a fallen House. Brienna and Cartier must put their feelings aside, as resistance is rumbling among the old regime’s supporters, who are desperate to find a weakness in the rebels’ forces. And what makes one more vulnerable than love?

Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Blink | 9780310765233 | Published March 5, 2019

Evalina Cassano’s life in an Italian-American family living in San Francisco in 1941 is ordinary until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the fact that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to move to a Japanese-American internment camp. With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalina and Taichi must hold true to their ideals and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds.

Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House by Molly Dillon - Anthology, Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Politics, Women's History, Young Adult 13+

Schwartz & Wade | 9781984848451 | Published March 5, 2019

They were teens when Barack Obama announced he was running for president. They came of age in the Obama Era. And then they joined his White House. Here are 10 inspiring, never-before-told stories from diverse young women who got. Stuff. Done. They recall --- fondly and with humor and a dose of humility --- what it was like to literally help run the world. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge --- something every girl can do.

You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook - Adventure, Fiction, Social Issues, Suspense, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328519023 | Published March 5, 2019

Kim never expected to plot a murder. Now, Kim’s stuck on a class trip to London with her ex-boyfriend and his new soulmate. She can’t help wishing he was a little bit dead, even if she’d never really do that. But when Kim meets Nicki, a stranger on the plane who’s more than willing to listen to Kim’s woes, things start to look up. Nicki's got a great sense of humor, and when she jokes about swapping murders, Kim plays along --- that is, until Kim’s ex-boyfriend mysteriously dies. Blackmailed by Nicki to fulfill her end of the deal, Kim will have to commit a murder or take the fall for one.

Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Young Adult 13+

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781442421097 | Published March 12, 2019

An ocelot. A slave. An angel thief. Multiple perspectives spanning across time are united through themes of freedom, hope and faith in a most unusual and epic novel from Newbery Honor–winning author and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt.

Beware The Night by Jessika Fleck - Adventure, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250154750 | Published March 12, 2019

On the island of Bellona, life is peaceful --- as long as the citizens dutifully worship the Sun, which protects them from all harm. Veda knows that keeping the Sun happy will protect her and her grandfather from the Night, the dangerous people who snatch innocent citizens from their beds, never to be seen again. But when Veda's grandfather is offered up as the next sacrificial offering to keep the Sun's favor, she starts to see that safety comes at a dangerous price. Maybe there is more to fear above than there is below. With a mysterious young man, Dorian, at her side, Veda has to figure out if the scary bedtime stories she grew up hearing are real --- or dangerous lies.

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328496300 | Published March 12, 2019

Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?