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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


Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681192994 | Published June 5, 2018

Caro and Markos have settled into a routine: Wake up, eat breakfast, and try to figure out who might attempt to assassinate Markos the currents aren't exactly calm. Markos is in constant danger, and his claim to the throne is shaky without the support of an army. But then a powerful Archon offers Markos the military might he needs in exchange for marrying his daughter. Markos and Caro must decide which is more important: their love for each other or the fate of Akhaia.

Wild Blues by Beth Kephart and William Sulit - Adventure, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Nature, Outdoor, Social Issues, Young Adult 11+

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 978-1481491532 | Published June 5, 2018

Life hasn’t been easy for Lizzie lately. Her mom has cancer and being unable to care for Lizzie during her chemotherapy, Mom asks her where she’d like to spend the summer. The answer is simple: Uncle Davy’s cabin. Lizzie loves her uncle’s home because of Matias, Lizzie’s best friend. Every day they go to their favorite nook where Matias paints with watercolors and Lizzie writes. Until one day when Matias never arrives. When news breaks about two escaped convicts from the nearby prison, Lizzie fears the worst. And when Uncle Davy goes missing, too, Lizzie knows she’s the only one who knows this area of woods well enough to save them. 

A Flicker in the Clarity by Amy McNamara - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062308344 | Published June 12, 2018

Evie and Emma are inseparable. Two halves of a whole, they balance each other until Evie makes a flip decision that gets Emma in serious trouble. Feeling the sting of betrayal, Emma freezes Evie out. Evie is full of regret, desperately sorry, sad, and --- for the first time in her life --- entirely alone. Then Evie meets Theo, a boy who offers her a view of the world through a different lens. Just as she lets herself fall for Theo, Emma resurfaces --- but not without consequence. Emma’s erratic behavior, drunken mishaps, and panicked phone calls leave Evie afraid there’s something deeper going on. Evie wants to help Emma, but Emma is bent on self-destruction.
A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Razorbill | 9780448494500 | Published June 12, 2018

Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister’s life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor’s volatility to grow her own power --- regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path.
Crossing the Line by Simone Elkeles - Family, Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062641960 | Published June 12, 2018

To escape his abusive stepdad, bad boy Ryan Hess runs from his tiny Texas border town to Mexico. But his plans to keep his head down and stay out of trouble are shattered the minute he meets the beautiful and totally out of his league Dalila Sandoval. Dalila Sandoval shouldn’t even know someone like Ryan Hess. The daughter of one of the wealthiest lawyers in Mexico, Dalila is focused on studying and planning for her bright future. Ryan is only a distraction from her dreams, but she’s never felt more alive than when she’s by his side.
Final Draft by Riley Redgate - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humor, Literary

Amulet Books | 9781419728723 | Published June 12, 2018

The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he's suddenly replaced --- by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed. Before long, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman's approval.  Dr. Nazarenko has led Laila to believe that she must choose between perfection and sanity --- but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive.

Freshmen by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison - Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Relationships, Romance, Sex, Young Adult 14+

Delacorte Press | 978-1524701789 | Published June 12, 2018

Phoebe can't wait to get to college. She'll be totally different: cooler, prettier, smarter...the perfect potential girlfriend, which is good because the only person from her high school also going to York is her crush, Luke. As soon as Luke arrives on campus, he finds himself dumping his long-term long-distance girlfriend. But just when things start looking up, drama looms on the horizon. Rumors swirl about a secret text chain run by Luke's soccer team, filled with compromising photos of girls. As the women on campus determine to expose the team and shut down the account, Luke and Phoebe find themselves grappling with confusing feelings and wondering how they'll ever make it through freshman year.

Guardian: A Steeplejack Novel by A.J. Hartley - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Young Adult 13+

Tor Teen | 9780765388155 | Published June 12, 2018

This is what Ang knows: A dear friend is accused of murdering the Prime Minister of Bar-Selehm. A mysterious but fatal illness is infecting the poor. A fanatical politician seizes power, unleashing a wave of violent repression over the city. This is what Ang must do: Protect her family. Solve a murder. RESIST, no matter what, before it’s too late.

Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley - Art, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Swoon Reads | 9781250135704 | Published June 12, 2018

Teddy Sharpe is kind of famous. He might actually be on his way to being really famous, if he hadn't just blown an audition for the lead role in the movie adaption of a bestselling young adult book series. Then, Bennett Caldwell, author of the very book series he just auditioned for, takes pity on him and invites him to her lake house. Away from the glitz and glam of Hollywood, he and Bennett just click. But dating is hard enough when you aren't the subject of several dozen fanblogs, and the Internet is full of juicy gossip about Teddy and Bennett...gossip that Bennett might not be prepared to handle.

Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Retelling, Romance, Sexuality, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Viking Books for Young Readers | 978-0425291634 | Published June 12, 2018

Late one night in a dingy Los Angeles club, Nate and Cameron meet and discover they have much more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir to a soul-sucking record label, he runs away as fast as he can. The only evidence of their brief connection is the blurry photo Cameron snaps of Nate’s Sharpied Chuck Taylors. When Cameron’s sister Tess --- a famous model and socialite --- posts the photo on Instagram for her legions of fans, the internet just about breaks with the news of this modern fairy tale.

Soulstruck by Natasha Sinel - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 11+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510731189 | Published June 12, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Rachel tries to get struck by lightning, hoping it will lead to finding her soul mate, like it did for her mother. But when she discovers a devastating secret from her mother’s past, Rachel questions everything and quits chasing lightning. Now her best friend has ditched her, her mom’s angry with her, and the evolving relationship with her friend Jay starts to unravel. The impulse to get struck by lightning resurfaces…and there's a thunderstorm coming.

SuperMoon by H.A. Swain - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250116277 | Published June 12, 2018

Sol is the month between June and July on the 13-month Moon calendar. It's the only time teenagers have to themselves between scientific training and lab assignments in their colony on the Moon. Their families emigrated from Earth for better lives, but life on the Moon is far from perfect, as Uma learns. Uma meets an Earthen girl who becomes a fast friend, but what Uma doesn't know is that the girl is assigned to infect Uma with a plague that a faction of Earthen scientists hope will wipe out Moon soldiers. Will Uma be the cause of a pandemic? Whom can she trust, and whom does she love?

Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin - Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Friendship, History

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616206765 | Published June 12, 2018

Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to take her first gamble on the social scene. She braves a relationship with her longtime crush, Matt Ashley, and befriends the reckless senior transfer, Claire Reynolds. But almost as quickly, these delights are clouded by doubts. Sometimes Lizzy feels that she and Matt are soul mates; other times it seems he’s holding back from her. Claire won’t tell Lizzy the whole story of her heart-wrenching breakup. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own secrets from her new best friend. When startling revelations come to light, they just might shatter the bonds of love and passion, friendship and loyalty. 

The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez - Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Philomel Books | 978-1524737757 | Published June 12, 2018

For the past eight years, 16-year-old Emilia DeJesus has done her best to move on from the traumatic attack she suffered in the woods behind her elementary school. She's forced down the memories and tried to forget about Jeremy Lance, the boy responsible for her pain. With the love and support of her mother, brother and boyfriend, Emilia is able to live fully. But when a startling discovery about her attacker comes to light, and the memories of that day break through the mental box she'd shut them in, Emilia is forced to confront her reality and make sense of shifting truths about her past, her family and herself.

The Merciless IV: Last Rites by Danielle Vega - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 978-0425292181 | Published June 12, 2018

When Berkley arrived in Italy a week ago, the last thing she expected was that she'd end up fighting for her life. After spending six months at the Institute, confined to a room with the dangerous-yet-alluring Sofia Flores, Berkley was certain that a vacation in Italy with her two best friends would be the perfect getaway. But Berkley is hiding a terrible secret, one that threatens to undo everything. As she's forced to face her wicked past, she learns that the devil is always watching, and no one is coming to save her.

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Family Life, Romance, Science Fiction, Sex, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328764645 | Published June 19, 2018

For 17-year-old Maya, the equation for happiness is simple: a dream internship at MIT + two new science nerd friends + a perfect boyfriend = one amazing summer. Then Whit dumps her out of the blue. Maya is miserable until she discovers that her scientist mother, before she died, was conducting research on manipulating pheromones to enhance human attraction. If Maya can finish her mother’s work, maybe she can get Whit back. But when her experiment creates chaos in her love life, she realizes that maybe love and loss can’t be understood using the scientific method.

Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Sports, Suspense, Young Adult 14+

Tor Teen | 978-0765396952 | Published June 19, 2018

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match. Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. He's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind. But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family and the night of the fire.

Love Me, Love Me Not: A Novel by SM Koz - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Swoon Reads | 9781250137838 | Published June 19, 2018

When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and their teenage son, Brad, welcome Hailey with open arms. As Hailey begins to adjust to her new life, she and Brad grow closer. For the first time, Hailey feels like she might have a real shot at a future. Soon, however, Hailey realizes her relationship with Brad has crossed the line from friendship into something more. But being with Brad would mean giving up the perfect life that Hailey has waited so long to have.
Not the Girl You're Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Relationships, Religion, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250151810 | Published June 19, 2018

Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It's all under control. Ish. Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can't find her way out of this mess soon, she'll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances and wet clothing. She'll have to go looking for herself.

Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Sex, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 978-1481488167 | Published June 19, 2018

Nick has the best of moms and the worst of moms. She’s a distinguished professor and bestselling author, but she's also a serious alcoholic. Nick, meanwhile, has finished his junior year and needs a break from his stressful home life, so he goes to Seaside, Oregon, a sleepy beach town where he meets local legend, Phoebe Garnet. She’s funny, sexy, but dangerously self-destructive. Suddenly Nick is more in love and more obsessed than he’s ever been in his life. Why does Nick love her so much? Will he survive this obsession? And who can he turn to for help?

The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista - Dating, Fiction, Romance

Swoon Reads | 9781250185389 | Published June 19, 2018

Stella has had a hopeless crush on Will, her older brother's best friend FOREVER, but now that Cam and Will have graduated and are going off to college, this year is her chance to really strike out on her own. Without her overprotective brother and his sidekick around to distract her, she can focus on having all the typical high school experiences that she's always dreamed of --- starting with finding a boyfriend! With the help of her best friend, Franklin, she comes up with the perfect plan to have a boyfriend by Christmas: The Boyfriend Bracket.
The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara - Adventure, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510727052 | Published June 19, 2018

There’s no place for a girl in Mary’s world. Not in the home of her mum, desperately drunk and poor. Not in the household of her wealthy granny, where no girl can be named an heir. And certainly not in the arms of Nat, her childhood love who never knew her for who she was. As a sailor aboard a Caribbean merchant ship, Mary’s livelihood --- and her safety --- depends on her ability to disguise her gender. At least, that’s what she thinks is true. But then pirates attack the ship, and in the midst of the gang of cutthroats, Mary spots something she never could have imagined: a girl pirate. 
Thief of Happy Endings by Kristen Chandler - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780425290477 | Published June 19, 2018

Cassidy Carrigan wasn’t planning to ever get on a horse again. She wasn’t even planning on going to back to school after her dad moved out, her best friend ditched her, and her anxiety took over. But then she wasn’t planning on being shipped off to a ranch in the mountains of Wyoming as a charity case either. Or falling for a cowboy with a broken nose and an even more broken soul. But sometimes you just have to do a stupid, dangerous thing to have the time of your life. Set in the wild, beautiful west, here is a story about fear and failure and falling in love when the odds are against you.
99 Lies (100 Hours) by Rachel Vincent - Adventure, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062411594 | Published June 26, 2018

Getting kidnapped over spring break was definitely memorable. But now that the surviving hostages are home, they want life to feel normal again: high school, dating, million-dollar galas. But there’s no escaping the spotlight --- or the truth about the ways they betrayed each other in the jungle. And this time, the real threat isn’t kidnappers --- It’s what the “friends” might do to each other. Told from alternating perspectives, the high-stakes follow-up to 100 HOURS delivers an explosive mix of nonstop action and romance as a group of Miami teens discovers that lies are nowhere near as dangerous as the truth.
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062671158 | Published June 26, 2018

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate. Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renée Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong. A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place.