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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

Paperback

Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Love & Romance, Magic, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Ember | 9781101936108 | Published February 12, 2019

Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding, and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more. As threat of war sweeps the region, Anna quickly discovers she can't solve everything on her own. Now there's only one other person who might be able to save the country before war breaks out. The one person Anna was sure she'd never see again.

Nexus by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481443432 | Published February 12, 2019

After the shocking conclusion to SWARM, the zeroes are scattered, on the run and desperate. They’re up against challenges from within and from the world around them, and one thing is certain --- an epic showdown is guaranteed.

Spliced by Jon McGoran - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Holiday House | 9780823442348 | Published February 12, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Jimi knows people change, but nothing could prepare her for what s about to happen to her best friend, Del. Del is obsessed with becoming a chimera: a person who pays back-alley geneticists to illegally splice animal genes into their own. When Del goes missing, Jimi is desperate to find him before he alters himself forever. As she tries to save him, Jimi must face down unscrupulous people and risk her own life all while knowing that, if getting spliced is the choice Del has made, it means he's leaving her behind forever.

The Complication by Suzanne Young - Audiobook, Counseling, Dating, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Futuristic, Love & Romance, Mental Health, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781481471367 | Published February 12, 2019

The Adjustment came into Tatum’s life just when she thought she needed it most, a promise for her boyfriend Wes to get back his forgotten memories. But when the procedure went wrong, a revelation shattered everything Tatum thought she knew. With no one left to trust, Tatum must find out what really happened last summer. And with the help of the boyfriend she lost, Tatum will have to dig into the past and future of The Program and its handlers. And discover the true cost of a cure.
The Defiant by Lesley Livingston - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780448494739 | Published February 12, 2019

In this highly anticipated sequel to THE VALIANT, Fallon and her warrior sisters find themselves thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon's heart --- and her love for Cai --- but the very heart of the ancient Roman Empire. When dark treachery and vicious power struggles threaten her hard-won freedom, the only thing that might help the girl known as Victrix save herself and her sisters is a tribe of long-forgotten mythic Amazon warriors. The only trouble is, they might just kill her themselves first.

The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren - Fiction, Friendship, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419733758 | Published February 12, 2019

Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie --- Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister --- was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together.

When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681199870 | Published February 12, 2019

When the Vasquez siblings' father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives ... until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with 17-year-old Hank's hands. He showed 14-year-old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight-year-old Milo. But then Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?

Winter Glass (Spindle Fire) by Lexa Hillyer - Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062440914 | Published February 12, 2019

Aurora, torn from the dream world and Heath, plots to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, only to confront temptations she never expected. Isabelle, meanwhile, opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their kingdoms and wage a winning war against Malfleur’s army of Vultures. But when the appearance of an unbreakable glass slipper prompts Isabelle to discover more about her lineage, her true identity begins to take shape and her legacy becomes as clear as ice. Devoted half sisters Isabelle and Aurora will grapple with their understanding of love and loyalty as they face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen --- the threat of losing each other forever.
Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back by Alison Wilgus - Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Tor Books | 9780765391636 | Published February 19, 2019

Her name is Mirai Yoshida. She was not born in Japan. She is not supposed to be in 1864. But, through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck with no way out. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.

Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More by Dustin Hansen - Culture, Nonfiction, Science, Technology, Young Adult 13+

Square Fish | 9781250294456 | Published February 19, 2019

Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games by looking at some of the most popular, innovative and influential games ever. Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of "Halo 2" drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game) and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in "Pac-Man" are the first example of AI in a video game). 

Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult 13+

Square Fish | 9781250294555 | Published February 19, 2019

Elsa comes from a world that was written into creation by her mother, a noted scriptologist who uses science to craft entirely new worlds. But when her mother is kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones --- young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology --- and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Amberjack Publishing | 9781948705196 | Published February 19, 2019

Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Poppy embraces it. Claire hates it. Will anybody accept her as "just Claire"? And what should Claire do about Mom's old journals? The handwritten entries definitely don't sound like Mom's perfect blog persona. Worse, one of them divulges a secret that leaves Claire wondering what else in her life might be nothing but a sham...

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin Books | 9780451478757 | Published February 19, 2019

After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, 15-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment and a lockbox full of weapons. He's part of the secret resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah to hide in plain sight at a school for the daughters of top Nazi brass, posing as one of them. If she can befriend the daughter of a key scientist and get invited to her house, she might be able to steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. Nothing could prepare Sarah for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she'd ever imagined.

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Square Fish | 9781250294579 | Published February 19, 2019

Tuck Morgan and his crew have slept in stasis aboard the USS John Muir for centuries. Their ship harbors a chunk of Earth, which unbeknownst to them, is the last hope for the failing human race. Laura Cruz is a shipraider searching the galaxy for the history that was scattered to the stars. Once her family locates the John Muir and its precious cargo, they are certain human civilization is saved. When Tuck's and Laura’s worlds collide, the teens must outwit their enemies, evade monsters that kill with sound and work together to save the John Muir...and the whole human race.

Saving Red by Sonya Sones - Fiction, Mental Health

HarperTeen | 9780062370297 | Published February 19, 2019

Right before winter break, 14-year-old Molly Rosenberg reluctantly volunteers to participate in Santa Monica’s annual homeless count, just to get her school’s community service requirement out of the way. But when she ends up meeting Red, a spirited homeless girl only a few years older than she is, Molly makes it her mission to reunite her with her family in time for Christmas. But there are things that both Molly and Red refuse to talk about --- like the awful thing that happened last winter.

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250294586 | Published February 26, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Zarin is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip. So how is it that 18-year-old Porus has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250294609 | Published February 26, 2019

Not only has Alosa recovered all three pieces of the map to a hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now her prisoners. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice. When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first....after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328498014 | Published February 26, 2019

Reggie isn’t really a romantic: she’s been hurt too often, and doesn’t let people in as a rule. Plus, when you’re dealing with the Three Stages of Depression, it’s hard to feel warm and fuzzy. When Reggie meets Snake, though, he doesn’t give her much of a choice. Snake has a neck tattoo, a Twizzler habit and a fair share of arrogance, but he’s funny, charming and interested in Reggie. Snake also has an ex-girlfriend who's seven months pregnant. Good thing Reggie isn’t a romantic.

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 15+

Inkyard Press | 9781335499042 | Published February 26, 2019

With one shot at a scholarship to the school of her dreams, Cassie pitches an unusual research project --- to pledge Delta Tau Chi, a frat house on the verge of being banned from school for their offensive behavior, take on the boys’ club and provide proof of their misogynistic behavior. It’s different, but it’s not against the rules, and she’s pretty sure she knows exactly what to expect once she gets there. But Cassie soon realizes things aren’t as simple as they appeared. With her academic future on the line, and her heart all tangled in a web of her own making, Cassie will ultimately have to define for herself what the F-word is all about.

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338052091 | Published February 26, 2019

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land.
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration Edited by Rose Brock - Anthology, Inspirational, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Penguin Books | 9781524741853 | Published February 26, 2019

We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and --- in some cases --- even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power. Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make.

North of Happy by Adi Alsaid - Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Inkyard Press | 9781335659996 | Published February 26, 2019

Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family, where he attends an elite international school. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby. When his older brother, Felix --- who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel --- is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother's voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father's plan for him.

One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together by Amy Bass - Nonfiction, Sociology, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316396554 | Published February 26, 2019

When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team --- and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding --- ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.

The Continent by Keira Drake - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Inkyard Press | 9780373212477 | Published February 26, 2019

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire --- a trip to the Continent. As a talented apprentice cartographer and a descendant of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land. But Vaela’s dream all too quickly turns to nightmare. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

Penguin Books | 9780142422939 | Published February 26, 2019

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.