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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 2019

Hardcover

The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena - Dating, Family, Fiction, Sex, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374308445 | Published February 26, 2019

The Dysasters by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast - Fantasy, Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250141040 | Published February 26, 2019

Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster doesn’t live a “normal” life. Controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren’t things most 18-year-olds can do. Small town star quarterback Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor has never thought much about his abilities, like night vision. When Foster and Tate collide, their worlds spiral and a deadly tornado forces them to work together, fully awakening their power to control air. Then they’re caught by another devastating blow –- they are the first in a group of teens genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements, and worse…they’re being hunted.

The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg - Coming of Age, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Prejudice , Racism, Sexuality, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Arthur A. Levine Books | 9781338215502 | Published February 26, 2019

Max is chill. He loves sports and video games. Being gay? Not a big deal. But he holds the secret of an encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe. He doesn't want to think about it. Ever. Jordan is the opposite of chill.He loves poetry, he's never been kissed and he's searching for Mr. Right. His secret is a spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart. Set in Arizona over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk --- to get the thing they want the most.

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681194820 | Published February 26, 2019

As the person who cares for his terminally-ill mother, Bobby Seed has a lot on his plate. Add to that a responsibility to watch over his little brother, keeping up at school and navigating a relationship with a girl friend who wants to be a girlfriend, and he's barely keeping his head above the water. But then Bobby's mother makes a request. If he agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping her end it. Angry, stirring and tender, this bold novel tells a story of choice and compassion, exploring the lengths to which we'll go for the people we love.

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250189943 | Published February 26, 2019

As her father's chosen heir, 18-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062691316 | Published February 26, 2019

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society --- run a husband’s household or raise his children. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her pedigree is a lie. And school couldn’t prepare her for the difficult choices she must make after graduation, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or will she give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio --- and a chance at a forbidden love?

What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman - Family, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781250191670 | Published February 26, 2019

Liv was groomed for a life in the spotlight, while her older brother, Jory, born with a partial facial paralysis, was left in the shadows. The only thing these siblings have in common is contempt for their parents. Now Liv is suing her mom and dad for emancipation, but on the day of the hearing, their parents mysteriously vanish and the siblings are forced to work together. As the duo speeds through the deserts of Nevada, brother and sister will unearth deep family secrets that force them to relive their pasts as they try to retain a grip on the present.

Paperback

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

Razorbill | 9780448494128 | Published February 5, 2019

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.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 14+

Ember | 9781524767099 | Published February 5, 2019

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered. The Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land and her name, crowning Theo as Ash Princess --- a title of shame in her new life as a prisoner. For 10 years Theo has endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser. Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword.

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

Square Fish | 9781250294531 | Published February 5, 2019

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.

Drop Dead Gorgeous (Return to Fear Street) by R. L. Stine - Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062694294 | Published February 5, 2019

In this latest addition to the Fear Street series, Morgan Marks is the new girl --- and nobody can stop talking about her. She’s popular, smart and beautiful. Everyone wants to be her friend. But her past is veiled in mystery, and no one knows where exactly she came from. Now Shadyside Homecoming is just around the corner. And Morgan’s dark secrets are about to be dug up for all the world to see.

Following by Jeffry W. Johnston - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492664611 | Published February 5, 2019

Alden likes to follow people. He's not trying to be a creep, he just wants to be an investigator someday, and it's good practice. But spying on people comes with risks, like when Alden sees popular Greg Matthes seemingly murder his girlfriend, Amy, one night in the bad part of town. But the facts aren't adding up, especially because Amy may be alive. Now Alden has to figure what he could have seen...and what secrets Greg is hiding.

Genesis by Brendan Reichs - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Penguin Books | 9780399544972 | Published February 5, 2019

The 64 members of Fire Lake's sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meaning and zero rules apply. But Noah's deaths have trained him --- hardened him --- to lead the strongest into the future...whatever that may be. And at any cost. Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn't enough. In a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it's tempting to lay back and let everyone else battle it out. But Min's instincts rebel against allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She's ready to fight for what she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way.
Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062433299 | Published February 5, 2019

Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves. Asra uses her blood magic to help Ina, but her spell goes horribly wrong, killing Ina’s family. Unaware that Asra is at fault, Ina swears revenge on the king and takes a savage dragon as her manifest. To stop her, Asra must embark on a journey across the kingdom. 
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681196169 | Published February 5, 2019

When Jackie discovers that her father has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, her whole world starts to crumble. She can't imagine how she'll live without him. Then, in a desperate act to secure his family's future, Jackie's father does the unthinkable --- he puts his life up for auction on eBay. Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance.

Look Closer by Stewart Lewis - Fiction, Magical Realism, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492662747 | Published February 5, 2019

Ever since Tegan's father died, she's been numb. Then one morning random letters are circled on her cereal box, letters which spell a name. Teagan doesn't know what to make of it, but tracks down that boy --- only to witness him commit suicide. Teagan is devastated. But when she meets Edge, a friend of the dead boy, at least someone seems to understand how she feels. Except she sees another name...and another. Together, Teagan and Edge set out to find those people, to try to save them from their fate. With a renewed purpose, Tegan is determined to save lives that summer. But can she save herself?

Pacifica by Kristen Simmons - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Tor Teen | 9780765336668 | Published February 5, 2019

For too long our people have suffered, plagued by overcrowding, disease and lack of work. Now we must take the next step and thrive. Pacifica. An island paradise like the ones that existed before the Melt. A lucky five hundred lottery winners will be the first to go, the first to leave their dilapidated homes behind and start a new life. The only problem? Marin spent her childhood on those seas and knows there’s no island paradise out there. She’s a pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred really going?

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

HarperCollins | 9780062381019 | Published February 5, 2019

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

Freeform | 9781484732519 | Published February 5, 2019

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 Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062398987 | Published February 5, 2019

It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident. Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. She knows she isn’t safe to be around. She knows her Watson can’t forgive her. Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but when strange things start happening, it’s clear that someone wants the team back together. Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Magic, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492668084 | Published February 5, 2019

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her --- and took the life of her one true love. But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends.

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

HarperTeen | 9780062471369 | Published February 5, 2019

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.

This Heart of Mine by C. C. Hunter - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Wednesday Books | 9781250035905 | Published February 5, 2019

An artificial heart is keeping 17-year-old Leah alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance. Except Leah discovers the donor was a boy who might have killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened. When Leah seeks out the boy's twin, he learns they are having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other and a love they are terrified to lose.

Feminism Is... written by DK Publishing with a foreword by Roxane Gay - Gender Studies, History, Human Rights, Nonfiction, Women's History, Women's Studies, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 13+

DK CHILDREN | 9781465479556 | Published February 12, 2019

What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should matter to everyone. FEMINISM IS... tackles the most intriguing and relevant topics, such as intersectionality, the right to an equal education and the gender pay gap. Find out what equality for women really means, get a short history of feminism, and take a look at the issues that affect women at work, in the home and around sex and identity.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062422293 | Published February 12, 2019

Though Yeva grew up with the city's highest aristocrats, far from her father's old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering them. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. But Yeva's father's misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.