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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.

February 2018

Hardcover

The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

carolrhoda LAB | 9781512439762 | Published February 1, 2018

Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't move off the couch, her dad's in prison, her brother's been kidnapped by Child Protective Services and now her best friend isn't speaking to her. With an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome, slowly Macy reveals why she acts out, why she can't tell her incarcerated father that her mom's cheating on him and why her best friend needs protection ... the kind of protection that involves Macy's machete.

All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Tragedy, Young Adult 13+

Razorbill | 9780448494111 | Published February 6, 2018

In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, a group of Boston teenagers meet in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital. Siblings Jason and Alexa have already experienced enough grief for a lifetime. Scott is waiting to hear about his girlfriend, Aimee, who was on a bus with her theater group when the bridge went down. And then there's Skyler, whose sister Kate --- the sister who is more like a mother, the sister who is basically Skyler's everything --- was crossing the bridge when it collapsed.

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi - Coming of Age, Memoir, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781524717797 | Published February 6, 2018

At 13, bright-eyed, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. She didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job, but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. AMERICANIZED follows Sara's progress toward getting her green card, but that's only a portion of her experiences as an Iranian-"American" teenager.

Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers) by Brenda Drake - Adventure, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633757387 | Published February 6, 2018

The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don't require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.The threats Gia faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws, not to mention an evil wizard. With the handsome, cocky and maybe-perfect-for-her Bastien by her side, Gia travels through the beautiful wizard havens and Mystik covens to gather the answers she seeks. But there's only one way to destroy her enemies --- if she can uncover it before they catch up to her.

At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Literary, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481449670 | Published February 6, 2018

Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth --- and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with the reclusive and secretive Calvin for a physics project, it’s hard for him to deny the feelings developing between them, but Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy --- that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again.

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Imprint | 9781250079206 | Published February 6, 2018

When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him --- and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee --- and maybe her dream of going pro --- is shattered. With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind --- until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.

By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell - Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633759008 | Published February 6, 2018

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline is drawn to the circus…and recruited into its folds by a teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice. Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either --- dooming everyone. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for.  Everything could end with just one kiss.

dotmeme by Mike A. Lancaster - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510708075 | Published February 6, 2018

While busting a group that’s pressing teen runaways into slave labor building tech, Joe discovers a computer component not yet out on the market, linked to a very popular, but highly secretive gaming company based in California. Meanwhile, skilled hacker Ani works her way into a vigilante hacking ring intent on using viral social media to bring the truth to the world and bring world governments to their knees. But what happens when AI evolves to the point where it has a mind of its own? When the computer threatens to turn on its master? Joe, Ani, and the world are about to find out.

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780425289877 | Published February 6, 2018

With college applications looming and his parents pushing him to settle on a “practical” career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, seeking guidance from a famous psychologist who claims to know the secret to success. He never expects an adventure to unfold. But that’s what Scott gets when he meets Fiora Buchanan, a ballsy college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. Soon, Scott finds himself sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo, and even giving the crossword thing a try --- all while opening his eyes to fundamental truths about who he is and who he wants to be.

Fade to Us by Julia Day - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250097378 | Published February 6, 2018

Brooke has always longed for a sibling, so she’s excited about spending more time with her stepsister when she moves in. Natalie has Asperger’s- --- and Brooke's not sure how to be the big sister that Natalie needs. After Natalie joins a musical theater program, Brooke sacrifices her job to volunteer for the backstage crew. Especially sweet is the chance to work closely with charming and fascinating Micah --- the production’s stage manager. When her summer comes to an end, will Brooke finally have the family she so desperately wants --- and the love she's only dreamed about?

Layover by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Finances, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9781524764876 | Published February 6, 2018

Perfect for fans of Clueless and brought to you by two Hollywood screenwriters, this wild journey of unlikely romance, heartbreak and adventure --- set against the backdrop of a blended family in free fall during a rebellious layover in Los Angeles --- reveals the true value of the unbreakable bonds we forge when we dare to let ourselves risk it all.

Shadowsong: A Novel by S. Jae-Jones - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250129130 | Published February 6, 2018

Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death and the Goblin King --- who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world --- or the ones Liesl loves --- is in her hands?

Speak: The Graphic Novel Written by Laurie Halse Anderson and Illustrated by Emily Carroll - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374300289 | Published February 6, 2018

From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda is friendless --- an outcast --- because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. 

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One) by Tamora Pierce - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780375847110 | Published February 6, 2018

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm's most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness --- and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram's heart, Arram realizes that one day --- soon --- he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie. 

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Freeform | 9781484728499 | Published February 6, 2018

In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie, that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. 

The Book of Pearl by Timothee de Fombelle - Adventure, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763691264 | Published February 6, 2018

Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate the original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timothée de Fombelle’s modern fairy tale to thrum with magic. Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling and love will ensnare any reader’s imagination and every reader’s heart.

The Greed (The Cruelty #2) by Scott Bergstrom - Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250108203 | Published February 6, 2018

Gwendolyn Bloom is dead. But even armed with a new passport and identity, the danger is far from over. Her father is safe ... but Gwen still hasn’t untangled all his lies from the truth. Meanwhile, her enemies are closing in with a vengeance. She found her father when he disappeared off the face of the earth ---can she survive being on the other end of a manhunt?

The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062471345 | Published February 6, 2018

Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions --- art, music, dramatics, wit and knowledge --- Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true --- she is left without a patron.  Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. But there is much more to his story. And now, with war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to: passion or blood.
When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A. J. Steiger - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Health, Romance, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062656476 | Published February 6, 2018

Alvie Fitz doesn’t fit in, and she doesn’t care. She’s spent years swallowing meds and bad advice from doctors and social workers If she can make it to her eighteenth birthday without any major mishaps, she’ll be legally emancipated. All she wants is to be left alone to spend time with her friend, Chance, the one-winged hawk at the zoo where she works. Then she meets Stanley, a boy who might be even stranger than she is. Her past stalks her with every step, and it has sharp teeth. But if she can find the strength to face the enemy inside her, maybe she’ll have a chance at happiness after all.

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062487001 | Published February 6, 2018

For as long as she can remember, Rain's home has been among the Winterfolk, a group of homeless people living outside Seattle. But when she discovers that the city plans to sweep out the Winterfolk’s camp, her world is shattered. Determined to face the world like she’s never had to before, she convinces her friend King to take her to Seattle. When Rain and King are separated, she must fend for herself and realizes that she’s not invisible after all. And if she’s going to save herself, King and the Winterfolk, she’ll need to find a star big enough to make all of her wishes come true.

Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544991477 | Published February 6, 2018

Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544991477 | Published February 6, 2018

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack? While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love? 

Active Memory by Dan Wells - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062347930 | Published February 13, 2018

For all the mysteries teen hacker Marisa Carneseca has solved, one has always eluded her: When she was two years old, she was in a car accident in which she lost her arm and a mob boss’s wife, Zenaida de Maldonado, lost her life. The secrets from the past rise violently to the surface when Zenaida's freshly severed hand shows up at the scene of a gangland shooting. The truth is out there, and Marisa will have to thread together lost friends, corporate assassins, a gang lord’s digital brain and what might be a literal ghost from the past in order to find it.
Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Poetry, Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Nancy Paulsen Books | 9780399246883 | Published February 13, 2018

Darrian dreams of writing for the New York Times. To hone his skills and learn more about the power of words, he enrolls in Mr. Ward’s class, known for its open-mic poetry readings and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell. As Darrian and his classmates get to know one another through poetry, they bond over the shared experiences and truth that emerge from their writing, despite their private struggles and outward differences.

Break Us by Jennifer Brown - Fiction, Science Fiction, Supernatural Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062324498 | Published February 13, 2018

Nikki's synesthesia shades everything in view, transforming numbers, words and emotions into colorful clues. Which means she’s a dangerous commodity to anyone with something to hide. Nikki has already taken on the Hollises --- one of L.A.’s most powerful families --- for murdering her half sister, Peyton. Before she knows it, Nikki is on the trail of a cold case that couldn’t be any more personal --- the death of her mother. But when the web of lies and secrets she uncovers leads back to the people who have tried to silence her, Nikki must pursue the sunbeam gold of justice, or everything --- including her life --- will be lost.