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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 2019


Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi - Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062676399 | Published April 2, 2019

Nothing in Juliette Ferrars's world is what it seemed. She thought she’d finally defeated the Reestablishment. She thought she’d finally taken control of her life, her power, and her pain. But Juliette has only just begun to unravel a lifetime of lies, and she finds herself faced with a familiar choice: Be a weapon or be a warrior. Stronger, braver, and more resilient than ever, Juliette will fight for life and love but first, she has to survive the war being waged against her mind and remember who she was.

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman - Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368024969 | Published April 2, 2019

Four Paths, New York is a town where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods. Justin Hawthorne's bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray --- a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. Violet Saunders is a newcomer but belongs to one of the revered founding families of the town. Harper Carlisle has vowed revenge on the person who left her stranded in the Gray for days: Justin Hawthorne. The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. All three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families' abilities...before the Gray devours them all.

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston - Contemporary Fiction, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Quirk Books | 9781683690962 | Published April 2, 2019

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone --- the actress who plays Princess Amara --- wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. When the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and look-a-like Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. They will have to rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett - Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316417273 | Published April 2, 2019

Seventeen-year-old Revna is a factory worker, manufacturing war machines for the Union of the North. When she's caught using illegal magic, she fears being branded a traitor and imprisoned. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Linné defied her father, a Union general, and disguised herself as a boy to join the army. As reprieve from punishment,  they both join a special women's military flight unit, undertaking terrifying, deadly missions under cover of darkness. Revna and Linné can hardly stand to be in the same cockpit, but if they can't fly together, and if they can't find a way to fly well, the enemy's superior firepower will destroy them --- if they don't destroy each other first.

White Rose by Kip Wilson - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Poetry, Racism, Young Adult 12+

Versify | 9781328594433 | Published April 2, 2019

Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators. This debut novel recounts the lives of Sophie and her friends and highlights their brave stand against fascism in Nazi Germany.

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250195661 | Published April 2, 2019

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. WICKED SAINTS is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

AW Teen | 9780807515518 | Published April 9, 2019

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she's thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father's killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer --- a treasonous act, punishable by death…because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Jewish Interest, Judiasm, Young Adult 14+

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616208608 | Published April 9, 2019

After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family move from New York City to Atlanta in the summer of 1958. In her new hometown, Ruth quickly figures out she can be Jewish or she can be popular, but she can’t be both. Eager to fit in, Ruth decides to hide her religion and falls for the handsome and charming Davis at the all-white, all-Christian Club. At temple Ruth meets Max, who is serious and intense about the fight for social justice. Now she is caught between two worlds, two religions and two boys. After a violent hate crime brings the different parts of Ruth’s life into sharp conflict, she will have to choose between her new life and standing up for what she believes.

Live Oak, with Moss by Walt Whitman and Brian Selznick - Gay & Lesbian, Literature, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult 14+

Abrams ComicArts | 9781419734052 | Published April 9, 2019

As he was turning 40, Walt Whitman wrote 12 poems in a small handmade book he entitled LIVE OAK, WITH MOSS. The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men, Whitman’s most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love. Award–winning illustrator Brian Selznick offers a provocative visual narrative of LIVE OAK, WITH MOSS, and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener reconstructs the story of the poetic cluster’s creation and destruction. Never published until now, Walt Whitman’s reassembled, reinterpreted LIVE OAK, WITH MOSS serves as a source of inspiration and a cause for celebration.

Through the White Wood by Jessica Leake - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Young Adult 14+

Harper Teen | 9780062666291 | Published April 9, 2019

When Katya loses control of her power to freeze, her villagers banish her to the palace of the terrifying Prince Sasha in Kiev. But Sasha is just like her --- with the ability to summon fire. Sasha offers Katya friendship and the chance to embrace her power rather than fear it. Meanwhile, Sasha’s enemies are organizing an army of people bent on taking over the entire world. As their enemies draw nearer, will fire and frost be enough to save the world? Or will Katya and Sasha lose everything they hold dear?

When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington - Coming of Age, Dating, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Tor Teen | 9781250187338 | Published April 9, 2019

Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team without any explanation. How could he tell people he's losing his vision at 17? Straight-laced Olivia has life all figured out. And then her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break. Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery.

Earth To Charlie by Justin Olson - Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781534419520 | Published April 16, 2019

Convinced his mother has been abducted by aliens, Charlie Dickens spends his nights with an eye out for UFOs, knowing the aliens would come back for him. Charlie doesn’t get along well with his father, he’s constantly bullied at school and at work, and the only friend he has is his 600-pound neighbor Geoffrey, and Geoffrey’s three-legged dog, Tickles. Then Charlie meets popular, easy-going Seth, who shows him what real friendship is all about. For once, he finds himself looking around at the life he’s built, rather than looking up. But sooner than he expected, Charlie has to make a decision: should he stay or should he go?

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781534425149 | Published April 16, 2019

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. She’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. Working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver, Daniel, also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer --- never before seen in public --- might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel. To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.

The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419733628 | Published April 16, 2019

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family --- the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: "Let them see me!"

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Youth Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780525516255 | Published April 30, 2019

Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. Except she's landed a job at Magic Castle a giant dancing hot dog. Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend and her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, isn't up to Lou's quest to set her up with the perfect girl. Jennifer Dugan's sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog and a carousel operator who find love --- and themselves --- in unexpected people and unforgettable places.


A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall - Audiobook, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Relationships, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250309204 | Published April 2, 2019

Cora: Dating Perfect Boyfriend Jamie. Has NO IDEA how to break up with him... Paisley: Anti-prom. Somehow nominated her anxiety-ridden best friend for prom king... Henry: Hates social situations. Invited to prom by the most popular girl in school. Otis: Half of one of the cutest couples in his class. Not quite ready for a post-prom hotel room... Lizzie: Shy. Excited to go to prom. With a boy. Whose name she doesn't know. Cameron: Loner. Over high school. Just wants to meet the mysterious girl who's been leaving him notes... Jacinta: Determined to become the star of her own life, starting with prom...
As She Fades: A Novel by Abbi Glines - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250294678 | Published April 2, 2019

On the night of graduation, Vale and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. Now Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. Then, Crawford wakes up...with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.

Autonomous by Andy Marino - Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Freeform | 9781484775639 | Published April 2, 2019

After winning a contest, William becomes the proud owner of Autonomous, a driverless car that knows where you want to go before you do. Now he gets to pick three friends to go with him on a cross-country trip. For William, an adrenaline junkie, this is the perfect last hurrah before graduation. But Autonomous is more than just a car without a steering wheel. It's capable of downloading all of the passengers' digital history. The information is customized into an itinerary that will expose a few well-kept secrets, but it will also force William to face some inner demons of his own. Think you know Autonomous? The real question is, how much does Autonomous know about you?

For Every One by Jason Reynolds - Poetry, Poetry Collection, Young Adult 13+

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481486255 | Published April 2, 2019

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.

Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) by Claire Legrand - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492678779 | Published April 2, 2019

When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first. One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter, Eliana believes herself untouchable --- until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.

Haven by Mary Lindsey - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

Entangled Teen | 9781640634275 | Published April 2, 2019

Rain Ryland is used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves and meets Friederike. Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

Havoc by Mary Lindsey - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Entangled: Teen | 9781640634183 | Published April 2, 2019

For the first time in his life, Rain Ryland has it all. The newly minted shape-shifter even has a place in the pack --- the coveted spot right next to his girlfriend, Freddie, who will assume the role of Alpha in a few weeks at the Solstice celebration. But Rain's peace is shattered when a stranger from Freddie's past returns with the power to disrupt the pack and destroy his relationship with Freddie. When dead bodies mysteriously begin to rise as revenants, the pack and coven square off in a power struggle that could erupt in civil war. Rain and Freddie must choose whether to trust their instincts or their hearts as enemies close in from all sides --- even from within.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781481438261 | Published April 2, 2019

An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’ fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 60 potent seconds --- the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, LONG WAY DOWN is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.

Losers Bracket by Chris Crutcher - Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062220080 | Published April 2, 2019

When it comes to family, Annie is in the losers bracket. While her foster parents are great (mostly), her birth family would not have been her first pick. And no matter how many times Annie tries to write them out of her life, she always gets sucked back into their drama. Love is like that. But when a family argument breaks out at Annie’s swim meet and her nephew goes missing, Annie might be the only one who can get him back. With help from her friends, her foster brother, and her social service worker, Annie puts the pieces of the puzzle together, determined to find her nephew and finally get him into a safe home.

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns) by Kendare Blake - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062385475 | Published April 2, 2019

Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before --- ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.