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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

Paperback

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson - African American Interest, Fiction, Prejudice , Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681191072 | Published June 5, 2018

Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And she has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Except really, it's for black girls. From "bad" neighborhoods. And just because Maxine, her college-graduate mentor, is black doesn't mean she understands Jade.

Pregnant at 17 by Christine Contradt - Family Life, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062651662 | Published June 5, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Chelsea doesn’t go looking for trouble, but somehow it always manages to find her. Not only is her father taking off to work on a dangerous crab boat, the man she testified against is getting out of prison, and she's just discovered she's pregnant. So when help comes in the most unlikely of forms --- Sonia, an odd but generous woman who comes into the shop where she works --- Chelsea isn’t sure how to react. As the two women begin to form a friendship, though, Chelsea begins to believe she's finally found someone she can trust. But Chelsea should know better than anyone that people aren’t always what they seem, and when she discovers Sonia’s true identity she’s left reeling.
Roar (Stormheart) by Cora Carmack - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Tor Teen | 9780765386328 | Published June 5, 2018

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a Stormling prince from another kingdom. But then she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks --- storm magic. When a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Seven Days of You by Cecillia Vinesse - Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Poppy | 9780316391108 | Published June 5, 2018

Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven Days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she's harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days....Until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything. Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her.
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser - Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681197838 | Published June 5, 2018

Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at 17, Caro may be too late. So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport mysterious cargo in exchange for his release. With much more than her father's life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she could have never imagined.
Tell Me No Lies (Follow Me Back) by A.V. Geiger - Fiction, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492648253 | Published June 5, 2018

No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow. Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she's finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat... That's safer, right? After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. 
The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510732056 | Published June 5, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom’s warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada. After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they’re involved in a full-fledged culinary war.
The Body by Stephen King - Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Short Stories, Young Adult 12+

Scribner | 978-1982103538 | Published June 5, 2018

It’s 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Ray Brower, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared, and 12-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks. During the course of their journey, Gordie, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio come to terms with death and the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that doesn’t offer much in the way of a future.

The Body by Stephen King - Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Scribner | 9781982103538 | Published June 5, 2018

It’s 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Ray Brower, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared, and twelve-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks. During the course of their journey, Gordie, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio come to terms with death and the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that doesn’t offer much in the way of a future.
The Dazzling Heights (Thousandth Floor) by Katharine McGee - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780062418630 | Published June 5, 2018

New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets...But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles - Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781619637542 | Published June 5, 2018

It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods --- only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492622192 | Published June 5, 2018

As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it's hard to dream big when she's so busy taking care of everyone else. Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend... Kat lands the lead in the community theater's summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Bea and her boyfriend are heading off to college together in the fall, just like they planned when they started dating. But Bea isn't sure she wants the same things as when she was thirteen...
The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault - Crime, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Soho Teen | 9781616959074 | Published June 5, 2018

Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out. So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old book about reading tea leaves and starts telling fortunes. Then basketball star Matt Cotrell asks for a reading. He’s been getting emails from someone claiming to be his best friend, Andrea Quinley, who disappeared and is presumed dead. And then, the readings seem real. And, despite the fact that they’re telling Marnie things about Matt that make him seem increasingly dangerous, she can’t shake her initial attraction to him. In fact, it’s getting stronger. And that could turn out to be deadly.

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks - Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062393982 | Published June 5, 2018

Some people might say that Denver has a death wish. Why else would she dare to sneak into a Malibu beach party where she’d be surrounded by enemies? Oh yeah. Croix. Denver never thought in a million years he’d ask her out, but who is she to question this miracle of fate. Well, that isn’t the only surprise fate has in store. During the party a tsunami hits the coast of California, and Denver and a handful of others escape death and are swept out to sea. Of course, one of her fellow castaways is none other than her ex-BFF, Abigail, who can barely stand the sight of her. Trapped on a small boat with the most popular kids in school and waiting to be rescued, Denver wonders what might kill her first—dehydration, sunstroke, or the girl she used to think of as a sister?

The Mist by Stephen King - Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult 14+

Scribner | 9781982103521 | Published June 5, 2018

In the wake of a summer storm, terror descends...David Drayton, his son Billy, and their neighbor Brent Norton join dozens of others and head to the local grocery store to replenish supplies following a freak storm. Once there, they become trapped by a strange mist that has enveloped the town. As the confinement takes its toll on their nerves, a religious zealot, Mrs. Carmody, begins to play on their fears to convince them that this is God’s vengeance for their sins. She insists a sacrifice must be made and two groups --- those for and those against --- are aligned.
The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250144157 | Published June 5, 2018

Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about. Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died.

 

The Possible by Tara Altebrando - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681197005 | Published June 5, 2018

It's been 13 years since Kaylee's biological mother, Crystal, once infamous for her supposed telekinetic ability, got a life sentence for killing Kaylee's little brother in a fit of telekinetic rage. Today, Kaylee's living a normal life with her adoptive parents and almost never thinks of Crystal. Until a woman shows up on Kaylee's doorstep, asking to interview her for a podcast about her mother. As the podcast begins airing, everyone is hearing this dark history and asking questions that even Kaylee has never dared ask herself.

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316382892 | Published June 5, 2018

Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie's summer changes for the better when she's introduced to other "hometown heroes." These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying "no good deed goes unpunished." Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships --- and anonymity --- intact?

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250158420 | Published June 5, 2018

What 16-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: 40 pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her --- girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?

What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey - Family, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492655510 | Published June 5, 2018

Martin and Petra meet for the first time at graduation, and though they've shared the halls of their high school for four years without crossing paths, there's an instant connection the moment they're seated next to each other at the commencement ceremony. Then a car accident puts Martin into a coma; and Petra is somehow left picking up the pieces, using friends, family, and shared dreams to keep their surprise connection going. Together they must unlock the truth of his situation, and with time running out, their bond becomes Martin's best shot at waking back up to the life he's left behind.
Antisocial by Jillian Blake - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Ember | 9781101938997 | Published June 12, 2018

Anna Soler's just been dumped by her gorgeous basketball star boyfriend. Anna's closest friends, the real ones she abandoned while dating him, are ignoring her. The endearing boy she’s always had a complicated friendship with is almost too sympathetic. But suddenly Anna isn’t the only one whose life has been upended. Someone is determined to knock the kings and queens of the school off their thrones: one by one, their phones get hacked and their personal messages and photos are leaked. Dark secrets are exposed, and lives are shattered. 
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Square Fish | 9781250158772 | Published June 12, 2018

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director --- anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.

Balcony On The Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine by Ibtisam Barakat - Biography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250144294 | Published June 12, 2018

Picking up where TASTING THE SKY left off, BALCONY ON THE MOON follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.

But Not Forever by Jan Von Schleh - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

SparkPress | 9781943006588 | Published June 12, 2018

It’s the year 2015 and Sonnet McKay is the daughter of a globe-trotting diplomat, home for the summer from her exotic life. Everything would be perfect if not for her stunning sister, whose bright star has left her in the shadows. In 1895, Emma Sweetwine is trapped in a Victorian mansion, dreaming of wings to fly her far from her mother, who gives her love to her sons, leaving nothing for her daughter. Fate puts them in the same house at the same moment, 120 years apart, and the identical 15-year-olds are switched in time.

Girls Like Me by Lola StVil - Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328901026 | Published June 12, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails.