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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.

April 2019

Paperback

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Penguin Books | 9780425290781 | Published April 16, 2019

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484798683 | Published April 16, 2019

Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he's so enormous --- 6'6" and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother's suicide. There's no one Cliff hates more than the nauseatingly cool quarterback, Aaron Zimmerman. Then Aaron returns to school after a near-death experience with a bizarre claim: while he was unconscious he saw God, who gave him a list of things to do to make Happy Valley High suck less. And God said there's only one person who can help: Neanderthal.

Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250294739 | Published April 16, 2019

Shy artist Imogene has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. When her interest is piqued, however, it is for the young gentleman's brother. Charming Ben has a secret: despite being an architectural apprentice, he has no drawing aptitude. When Imogene offers to teach him, Ben is smitten by the young lady who is his brother's intended. But hiding their true feelings becomes the least of their problems when, it becomes apparent that someone means Ben harm. And as their affection for each other grows --- despite their efforts to remain just friends --- so does the danger...

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Drama, Family, Love & Romance, Relationships, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780451478641 | Published April 23, 2019

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find true love right after dating her. Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater and fulfilling her dream school's acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she's cast as Juliet in her high school's production. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen and wonders: shouldn't a girl get to star in her own love story?

Court of Shadows (House of Furies) by Madeleine Roux - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062498717 | Published April 23, 2019

After the frightful events of last autumn, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, but she has not settled into what that means for her humanity. As Louisa struggles to figure out whether she is worthy of redemption, the devilish Mr. Morningside plans a fete --- one that will bring new guests to Coldthistle House. From wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look down upon Mr. Morningside’s monstrous staff, all are armed with their own brand of self-righteous justice.
I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250294593 | Published April 23, 2019

Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn't the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her. The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.

Love Songs and Other Lies by Jessica Pennington - Audiobook, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Love & Romance, Music, Performing Arts, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Tor Teen | 9780765392299 | Published April 23, 2019

Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends landed a spot on a battling bands reality show. Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. It seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. She’ll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. Breaking Vee’s heart was never Cam’s plan. Then Vee swept him into a whirlwind of friendship, musical adventure and a love he didn’t expect or want. Can he rewrite their love song with the whole world watching?
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062422682 | Published April 23, 2019

Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable, so when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help. As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman - Fiction, Friendship

HarperTeen | 9780062335722 | Published April 23, 2019

Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and she is a girl. They don’t. They make a podcast. In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of one life-changing year. 
Satellite by Nick Lake - Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9781524713560 | Published April 23, 2019

Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been “parented” by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. While the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.

The Lies They Tell by Gillian French - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062642592 | Published April 23, 2019

Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just doesn’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame “the help.” With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. 
A Possibility of Whales by Karen Rivers - Children's, Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616209261 | Published April 30, 2019

Twelve-year-old Natalia loves possibilities: the possibility that she’ll see whales on the beach near her new home, that the boy she just met will be her new best friend, that the photographers chasing her actor father won’t force Nat and her dad to move again. Most of all, Nat dreams of the possibility that her mother misses and loves Nat. The thing is, Nat doesn’t even know who her mother is. She left Nat as a baby, and Nat’s dad refuses to talk about it. Nat knows she shouldn’t need a mom, but she still feels like something is missing.

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Penguin Books | 9780147512505 | Published April 30, 2019

It's 1999 in Bolivia, and Francisco's life consists of school, soccer, and trying to find space for himself in his family's cramped yet boisterous home. But when his father is arrested on false charges and sent to prison by a corrupt system that targets the uneducated, the poor and the indigenous majority, Francisco and his sister are left with no choice: They must move into prison with their father. There, they find a world unlike anything they've ever known, where everything has its price. With their lives upended, Francisco faces an impossible decision: break up the family and take his sister to their grandparents in the Andean highlands, or remain together in the increasingly dangerous prison.

Inferno by Julie Kagawa - Audiobook, Coming of Age, Dating, Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Romance, Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Inkyard Press | 9781335499080 | Published April 30, 2019

Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth about herself: she is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who leads Talon and who is on the verge of world domination. Ember, Riley and Garret journey to the Amazon in search of one who might hold the key to take down the Elder Wyrm and Talon. Meanwhile, Ember’s brother, Dante, will travel to China with a message for the last Eastern dragons: join Talon or die. With the stakes rising and the Elder Wyrm declaring war, time is running out for the rogues and any dragon not allied with Talon. 
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Ember | 9781524713959 | Published April 30, 2019

The robot gladiator 17-year-old Eve spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel --- called a "Lifelike" because they resemble humans --- will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill - Children's 10-14, Family Life, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616207465 | Published April 30, 2019

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule --- but Xan is far away.

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Inkyard Press | 9781335180537 | Published April 30, 2019

Losing her mom has 16-year-old Tiffany a little bit traumatized and now she has to leave her hometown to live with the biological dad she’s never known. Anthony Stone is a rich man with four other daughters and rules for every second of the day. Tiffany tries to make the best of things, but she doesn’t fit into her new luxurious, but super-strict, home. The only thing that makes her new life bearable is the boy across the street. But Tiffany has a secret. Another man claims he’s Tiffany’s real dad --- and she has only seven days before he shows up to demand a paternity test and the truth comes out.