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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 2018


Grit by Gillian French - Coming of Age, Dating, Family, Fiction, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062642561 | Published April 3, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss has long held the title of “town slut.” She knows how to have a good time but she isn’t doing anything all the guys haven’t done. But when you’re a girl with a reputation, every little thing that happens seems to keep people whispering. But if anyone were to look closer at Darcy, they’d realize there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. So when someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess --- all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.

How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand - Contemporary Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492662020 | Published April 3, 2018

Rod may not be popular, but he and his best friends play in a band that has a standing gig.  And Rod's girlfriend is hot, smart and believes in their band --- believes in Rod. Aside from a winning lottery ticket, what more could he ask for? Answer: A different cousin. When Rod's scheming, two-faced cousin Blake moves in for the semester, Rod tries to keep calm. Blake is taking over his room, taking over his band, taking over his life! But Rod's not about to give up without a fight. Game on. May the best prankster win...
Long Dark Dusk by J.P. Smythe - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Quercus | 9781681442020 | Published April 3, 2018

As soon as teenaged Chan Aitch learned the horrible truth about life on Australia and its fateful mission, she vowed to save everyone she could from the gangs and cultists fighting for control of the ship's limited resources. Now that Australia has crashed back to Earth, though, her efforts seem to have been in vain: everyone she cares about is dead or in prison. She's barely mustering the will to survive when she learns that Mae, the little girl she once rescued on Australia, could be alive. She'll do whatever it takes to find Mae, even if it means going to prison herself.

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Ember | 9780399550515 | Published April 3, 2018

Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she’s ambitious and smart and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to a prestigious school. Though she’s worried she will stick out like badly cut bangs among the razor-straight students --- she is soon welcomed into the Cabinet --- the supremely popular trio who wield influence over classmates and teachers alike. Linh is blunt, strong-willed and fearless. She is also Lucy’s last solid link to her life before private school, but she is growing tired of being eclipsed by the glamour of the Cabinet.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Youth Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423163381 | Published April 3, 2018

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon --- the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki --- and the price he wants is very high.

Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492652380 | Published April 3, 2018

Iris wants to blaze her own path, but it's not easy when you're the granddaughter of the famous author of the Elementia series, hailed as the feminist response to LORD OF THE RINGS. With a motion picture adaptation of the books in the works, Iris can say goodbye to her dream of making her own way in the music industry. But when Iris and her brother get invited to the film set in Ireland, she can't deny the beauty of the countryside, and brushing shoulders with the hot, young cast isn't awful. Iris even finds the female director inspiring. Will making a film for the big screen help Iris to see the big picture?

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern - Family Life, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250144140 | Published April 3, 2018

In this thrilling sequel to FLAWED, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people. Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured --- all her freedoms gone. But Celestine has a secret --- one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?
Queens of Fennbirn (Three Dark Crowns) by Kendare Blake - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062748287 | Published April 3, 2018

Together in print for the first time in this paperback bind-up, the dazzling prequels to the Three Dark Crowns series are finally available for fans to have and to (literally) hold. Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

Rebel with a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring - Fiction, Humor, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Kids Can Press | 9781525300332 | Published April 3, 2018

Jesobel Jones is bold and brash, the daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star. Jess sees no need to apologize for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status ... or her weight. Jess is who she is. She makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. No regrets. That is, until Own Clothes Day rolls around at school. Jess and her friends dedicate the requisite hours of planning to their outfits, their hair and their makeup for the one day they are free from school uniforms. But a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess with a pair of leggings split open at the worst spot, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that's never bothered her before: fat. 

Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781484734056 | Published April 3, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family's reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh.

Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Music, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

Kids Can Press | 9781525300424 | Published April 3, 2018

Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton. Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side, a violinist at a top conservatory with obsessive talent and a brilliant future. When Dom's class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it --- and she is transfixed. Each sees something in the other that promises to complete them. Ben's genius, which captivates Dominique, conceals a secret, and the challenges of Dom's life may make it difficult for her to help him.
The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse by Tom Verducci - Nonfiction, Sports

Three Rivers Press | 9780804190039 | Published April 3, 2018

It took 108 years, but it really happened: the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016. How did a team composed of unknown, young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci, twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and co-writer of THE YANKEE YEARS with Joe Torre, has full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon and the players to tell the story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681197982 | Published April 3, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a plus-sized black sheep in her family, especially next to her perfect big brother Byron. Not to mention her best friend has moved, leaving Virginia to navigate an awkward relationship with a boy alone. He might like her now...but she has her doubts about how he'll react if he ever looks under all her layers of clothes. In order to survive, Virginia decides to follow a “Fat Girl Code of Conduct,” which works, until the unthinkable causes her family's façade to crumble. As her world spins out of orbit, she realizes that being true to herself might be the only way back.

The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight - Fiction, Friendship, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

HarperCollins | 9780062359131 | Published April 3, 2018

Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. But after spending a lifetime trying to ignore her own feelings, giving in to her ability to read other peoples’ emotions is as difficult as it is dangerous. It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers . . . even if they are just like her?

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See - Fiction

Scribner | 9781501154836 | Published April 3, 2018

In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, life goes on as it has for generations --- until a stranger appears at the village gate. Slowly, Li-yan begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock, she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her near an orphanage. Despite being raised by loving adoptive parents, Li-yan’s daughter, Haley, wonders about her origins. Across the ocean Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. Over the course of years, each searches for meaning in the study of Pu’er, the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for centuries.

The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide: The Real Deal on Going Out, Growing Up, and Other Guy Stuff by Jeremy Daldry - Nonfiction, Self-Help, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316561433 | Published April 3, 2018

With chapters covering everything from dating, kissing and shaving, to moods, peer pressure, bullying and drugs, THE TEENAGE GUY'S SURVIVAL GUIDE offers the real deal on everything guys want to know. Author Jeremy Daldry tackles the various issues adolescent boys face with irreverence and true understanding --- and without giving them a nervous breakdown.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062385444 | Published April 3, 2018

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each a possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella, a fierce elemental, Katharine, a poisoner, and Arinsoe, a naturalist, must fight each other to the death. The night the sisters turn 16, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales - Youth Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250115362 | Published April 3, 2018

Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn't even met her. Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him.
True North by L.E. Sterling - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633759152 | Published April 3, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard Jared Price. They quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters' blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction

Puffin Books | 9781101994849 | Published April 3, 2018

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant - Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Kids Can Press | 9781525300264 | Published April 3, 2018

Eva Walker is a 17-year-old math genius. But when she touches another person she sees a vision of their emotions. She can read a person's fears, anxieties, their secrets and loves. Eva avoids touching anyone and everyone. People think it's because she is a clean freak but it is all she can do to protect herself from other people's issues. Then one day a new student walks into Eva's life. Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn's skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart.

Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633759114 | Published April 3, 2018

1920, England. And the three teenage Clarke sisters thought what they'd wear to dinner was their biggest problem…Then there's Will Harvey, the proud, to-die-for --- and possibly die with! --- stable boy; Daniel Murray, the resourceful second footman with a secret; Raymond Allen, the unfortunate-looking young duke; and Fanny Rogers, the unsinkable kitchen maid. None of them ever expected to work together for any reason. But none of them had ever seen anything like this.
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062422651 | Published April 10, 2018

Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it?

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) by Jenny Han - Dating, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481430494 | Published April 10, 2018

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. 
Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781481491068 | Published April 10, 2018

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet --- until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships. Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission.