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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.

December 2018

Hardcover

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9781101931004 | Published December 4, 2018

In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern --- a human capable of turning into a dragon. With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society --- a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

Legacy of Light (The Effigies, Book 3) by Sarah Raughley - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481466837 | Published December 4, 2018

After Saul’s strike on Oslo, the Effigies’ reputation is in shambles. Now they’re being hunted by nations across the globe. With Maia’s resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world, everyone believes Maia is a killer. Belle has gone rogue, Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared and the Sect is being dismantled and replaced by a terrifying new world order helmed by Blackwell. As for Saul, his ultimate plan still remains a mystery. It’s all somehow connected. But if the Effigies can’t put the pieces together soon, there may not be much left of the world they’ve fought so desperately to save.

Once a King (Clash of Kingdoms, Book 3) by Erin Summerill - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328949974 | Published December 4, 2018

For 20 years, Channelers --- women with a magical ability --- have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren wants to end the bloody divide and unite his kingdom. Lirra has every reason to distrust Aodren. Yet when he asks for help to discover the truth behind the rumors, she can’t say no. With Lirra by his side, Aodren sees a way forward for his people. But can he rewrite the mistakes of the past before his enemies destroy the world he’s working so hard to rebuild?

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, Book 3) by Cassandra Clare - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult 13+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781442468436 | Published December 4, 2018

In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Realm of Ruins: A Nissera Novel (The Nissera Chronicles) by Hannah West - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Holiday House | 9780823439867 | Published December 4, 2018

A century after her legendary ancestors overcame a bloodthirsty tyrant, 17-year-old Valory attends a training academy for elicromancers, immortal beings with magical gifts. Yet Valory’s immense power seems impossible to tame, and she faces imprisonment by the Nisseran authorities. Then a forbidden resurrection spell awakens a long-dormant evil, and Valory may be the only one who can vanquish this terrifying villain. Together with a band of allies --- including an old friend, a haughty princess and a mysterious, handsome stranger --- Valory must learn to harness her power and fight back.

Shatter the Suns by Caitlin Sangster - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 978-1481486163 | Published December 4, 2018

Splendor and Spark by Mary Taranta - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 978-1481472029 | Published December 4, 2018

Splendor and Spark by Mary Taranta - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 978-1481472029 | Published December 4, 2018

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780525580959 | Published December 4, 2018

The future is curious. Today our bodies define us. We color our hair; tattoo our skin; pierce our ears, brows, noses. We lift weights, run miles, break records. We are flesh and blood and bone. Tomorrow has different rules. The future is no longer about who we are --- it's about who we want to be. If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us. And it's a story about perfection. Because perfection has a way of getting ugly.

Trish Trash #3: Rollergirl of Mars by Jessica Abel - Coming of Age, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Futuristic, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Super Genius | 9781545800164 | Published December 4, 2018

After meeting the indigenous Martian, Qiqi, Trish Nupindju’s life changes forever. Qiqi has taught her to skate on terrain, helping her immensely on her hoverderby (a futuristic roller derby) team. She has also introduced a new way to harvest the moisture essential for life on Mars. But the suits at AREX are watching and they are not pleased. Trish’s innovations could cause irreparable damage for everyone in her life --- including her team and family!

Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump by Martha Brockenbrough - Biography, Nonfiction, Political Science, Politics, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250308030 | Published December 4, 2018

Born into a family of privilege and wealth, he was sent to military school at the age of 13. After an unremarkable academic career, he joined the family business in real estate and built his fortune. His personal brand: sex, money and power. From no-holds-barred reality TV star to unlikely candidate, Donald J. Trump rose to the highest political office: President of the United States of America. Discover the incredible true story of America’s 45th President: his questionable political and personal conduct, and his unprecedented rise to power. Richly informed by original research and illustrated throughout with photographs and documents, UNPRESIDENTED is a gripping and important read.

All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars, Book 2) by Heather Fawcett - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062463418 | Published December 11, 2018

The witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire. If Kamzin is to prevent the destruction of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains. Fallen stars have immense power, and if Kamzin and Lusha can find the star, they can use its magic to protect their homeland. But River wants the star too, and as their paths collide in dangerous and unexpected ways, Kamzin must wrestle with both her guilt and her conflicted feelings for the person who betrayed her.

Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love edited by Heather Demetrios - Anthology, Autobiography, Coming of Age, Dating, Essays, Letters, Love & Romance, Relationships, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250170903 | Published December 18, 2018

In this powerful collection, well-known YA authors --- including Becky Albertalli, Libba Bray, Ibi Zoboi, A.S. King, Sandhya Menon and Gayle Forman --- answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals and loneliness. This book contains a no-holds-barred, raw outpouring of the wisdom these authors have culled from mining their own hearts for the fiction they write. Their responses are autobiographical, unflinching and filled with love and hope for the anonymous teen writers.

The Disasters by M. K. England - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062657671 | Published December 18, 2018

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than 24 hours. But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape  but they’re also the sole witnesses. And the perfect scapegoats. On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be “Academy material,” and they may not even get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.

Paperback

The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries) by Meghan Scott Molin - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

47 North | 9781503904194 | Published December 1, 2018

MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite superhero. When handsome Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble. Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…

Apt Pupil by Stephen King - Coming of Age, Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Scribner | 9781982115449 | Published December 4, 2018

Todd Bowden is an apt pupil. Good grades, good family, a paper route. But he is about to meet a different kind of teacher, Mr. Dussander, and to learn all about Dussander’s dark and deadly past…a decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day. Yet Todd doesn’t want to turn his teacher in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to face his fears and learn the real meaning of power --- and the seductive lure of evil.

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Magical Realism, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492668060 | Published December 4, 2018

Madison is a small town in the Mojave desert between nothing and nowhere, which is perfect for protecting the town's secret: in Madison, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday --- and that wish always comes true. Most of Eldon's classmates have had their wishes picked out for months, but not Eldon. He's seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend...where does he even begin? One thing is for sure: Eldon has only 25 days to figure it out --- and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

Dear Reader: A Novel by Mary O'Connell - Coming of Age, Fiction, Magic

Flatiron Books | 9781250077097 | Published December 4, 2018

For 17-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong.The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything --- except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City --- and she's in trouble. 

Ever the Brave (A Clash of Kingdoms Novel) by Erin Summerill - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328497956 | Published December 4, 2018

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life --- as well as her country --- may be lost. 

Everless by Sara Holland - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062653673 | Published December 4, 2018

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency. The rich, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ estate, until an accident forced them to flee. When Jules learns that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back brings more danger than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again.

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and James Patterson - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Western, Young Adult 13+

Jimmy Patterson | 9780316555241 | Published December 4, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great ... In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity's struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316310314 | Published December 4, 2018

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him --- and face the consequences. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

The Sun Dog by Stephen King - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Scribner | 9781982115425 | Published December 4, 2018

Kevin Delavan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There’s something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin Delevan aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. In each successive picture, the menacing creature draws nearer to the flat surface of the Polaroid film as if it intends to break through. When old Pop Merrill, the town’s sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he envisions a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn’t exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.

This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484799871 | Published December 4, 2018

One week. That's all Jessie said. A one-week break to get some perspective before graduation, before she and her boyfriend, Chris, would have to make all the big, scary decisions about their future --- decisions they had been fighting about for weeks. Then, Chris vanishes. Every Friday since they started dating, Chris has written Jessie a love letter. Now Jessie is writing Chris a letter of her own to tell him everything that's happening while he's gone. As Jessie searches for answers, she must face her fears, her guilt, and a past more complicated than she would like to admit.

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles Edited by Natalie C. Parker - Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062424488 | Published December 4, 2018

You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these. These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss. This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.