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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


Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Mystery, Social Issues, Thriller

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419730351 | Published April 10, 2018

Tourmaline Harris’s life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline’s unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell’s life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom “sold” her into the services of Hazard, a powerful attorney. When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel.

Dreamer (Traveler) by L.E. DeLano - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Swoon Reads | 9781250100429 | Published April 10, 2018

Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn’t all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she'd never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn’t really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa’s got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds… but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends.

Fireworks by Katie Cotugno - Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Music, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062418289 | Published April 10, 2018

It was always meant to be Olivia. She’s the talented one, the one who’s been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, is the levelheaded one, always on the sidelines, cheering Olivia on. But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who’s never sung more than Olivia’s backup. Dana, who wasn’t even looking for fame.

Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419728778 | Published April 10, 2018

Mosca Mye and Eponymous Clent are at it again. Escaping disaster by the skin of their teeth, they find refuge in Toll, a strange gateway town where visitors may neither enter nor leave without paying a price. By day, the city is well-mannered and orderly; by night, it’s host to rogues and villains. Wherever there’s a plot, there’s sure to be treachery, and wherever there’s treachery, there’s sure to be trouble --- and where there’s trouble, well, Clent, Mosca, and Saracen can’t be far behind. But as past deeds catch up with them and old enemies appear, this time, it seems as if there’s no way out.

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow - Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Ember | 9781101934746 | Published April 10, 2018

Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At 17 she’s already lost more than most people do in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you. Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.

It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt - Family Life, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9781536200430 | Published April 10, 2018

A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike’s father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his plainspoken little sister, Toby, don’t want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but there’s something uneasy behind his demands. Then Mike meets Sean, the new kid, and "hey" becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. The fierce colors of sunrise. But Mike’s father is always watching. And so is Victor from school, cell phone in hand.

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate - Dating, Family Life, Fiction, Music, Performing Arts

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419729720 | Published April 10, 2018

It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped...revered...all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner - Fiction, Friendship, Sports, Young Adult 11+

Candlewick | 9780763698003 | Published April 10, 2018

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, Otis has become the unlikely protégé of Dara, who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind.

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson - Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250144270 | Published April 10, 2018

On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. As David prepares to come out to his family and transition into life as a girl and Leo wrestles with figuring out how to deal with people who try to define him through his history, they find in each other the friendship and support they need to navigate life as transgender teens as well as the courage to decide for themselves what normal really means.
The Dog, Ray by Linda Coggin - Children's 10-14, Family, Family Life, Youth Fiction

Candlewick | 9781536200447 | Published April 10, 2018

Daisy, age 12, has died in a car accident. She finds herself in the afterworld, which resembles nothing more than a job center. Her soul is being returned to Earth, but not as a human being --- she’s returning as a dog. A dog who retains Daisy’s thoughts and pluck and is determined to get back to her parents and to get back home. What she doesn’t expect is that life as a dog named Ray would come with such worries --- and moments of jubilation --- as she grows to care for others in a whole new way.

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250158642 | Published April 10, 2018

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad? Both Caden and Dylan are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be --- whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484787502 | Published April 10, 2018

Tori Burn's inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town of  Chaptico, Maryland, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family. It all comes to a head one night when, to Tori's shock, she witnesses a young man claw his way out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard. Nathaniel Bishop may not understand what brought him back, but it's clear to Tori that he hates the Slaughters for what they did to him centuries ago. In order to break the curse that binds Nathaniel there and discover the true nature of her inheritance, Tori must unravel the Slaughter family's oldest and most guarded secrets. 

The Takedown by Corrie Wang - Fiction, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781484758403 | Published April 10, 2018

Kyla Cheng doesn't expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn't need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she's president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don't just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular. Kyla's even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed. Until someone takes issue with this arrangement.

Unearthly Things by Michelle Gagnon - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Soho Teen | 9781616958756 | Published April 10, 2018

After losing her parents in a tragic accident, surfer girl Janie Mason trades the sunny beaches of Hawaii for the cold fog of San Francisco and new guardians --- the Rochesters.The only person she can relate to is Daniel, a fellow surfer. Still, something isn’t right in the Rochester mansion. Then John, the black sheep of the family, returns after getting kicked out of yet another boarding school. Soon Janie finds herself torn between devil-may-care John and fiercely loyal Daniel. Just when she thinks her life can’t get any more complicated, she learns the truth about why the Rochesters took her in.

Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge - Fantasy, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419728785 | Published April 10, 2018

One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar burn marks appear on Ryan’s knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the kids who’ve stolen from her must serve her --- and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well.
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9780553535716 | Published April 10, 2018

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David.  Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty --- in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America Written by Joan Wehlen Morrison and edited by Susan Signe Morrison - Autobiography, Holocaust, Nonfiction, Women's History, Young Adult 14+

Chicago Review Press | 9780912777863 | Published April 17, 2018

This diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager provides a fascinating record of what an everyday American girl felt and thought during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. Young Chicagoan Joan Wehlen describes her daily life growing up in the city and ruminates about the impending war, daily headlines, and major touchstones of the era --- FDR’s radio addresses, the Lindbergh kidnapping, Goodbye Mr. Chips and Citizen Kane, Churchill and Hitler, war work and Red Cross meetings. Included are Joan’s charming doodles of her latest dress or haircut reflective of the era. 

Night Magic (Nightstruck) by Jenna Black - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult 14+

Tor Teen | 9780765380074 | Published April 17, 2018

Philadelphia is locked in the grip of an evil magic that transforms its streets into a nightmare landscape the minute the sun sets each night. While most of the city hunkers down and hopes to survive the long winter nights, Becket Walker is roaming the darkened streets having the time of her life. Once, the guilt of having inadvertently let the night magic into the city --- and of having killed her onetime best friend --- had threatened to destroy her. But now she’s been Nightstruck, and all her grief and guilt and terror have been swept away --- along with her conscience.

The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 11+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681195452 | Published April 17, 2018

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes forever.

The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062422620 | Published April 17, 2018

Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult than she ever expected. Pasha is grappling with his own problems --- his legitimacy is in doubt and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom. For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. But when he’s given a second chance at life Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world. With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai and Pasha must fight --- or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Children's, Culture

Scholastic Inc. | 9780545682442 | Published April 24, 2018

With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.
A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Inc. | 9780545817905 | Published April 24, 2018

London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by herwork, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world like he is. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred, who does not recoil from her, and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity's worst nightmares.

Anatomy of a Murder by Tim Floreen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781481432818 | Published April 24, 2018

A year ago, Rem watched his classmate Franklin commit a horrific crime. Now, apart from the nightmares, life has gone back to normal. Until Rem’s mother selects Franklin as a test subject for an brain procedure intended to “cure” him of his violent impulses. Suddenly Rem’s memories of that day start coming back. Then, as part of Franklin’s follow-up, he and Rem are brought face to face, and despite everything, Rem finds himself becoming friends with Franklin. But when another of their classmates turns up dead, Rem’s world turns upside-down yet again. Franklin insists that he’s innocent, but Rem doesn’t know what to believe. Is someone else responsible for this new murder, or is Franklin fated to stay a monster forever?

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mental Health

Sky Pony Press | 9781510729940 | Published April 24, 2018

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn't had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD. When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him.
Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. 
Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338068702 | Published April 24, 2018

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless. But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.