Young Adult Books

We Hunt the Flame

by Hafsah Faizal

People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing in Arawiya, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, WE HUNT THE FLAME is a gripping story of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

Coming May 2019 from FSG/Macmillan

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Match Me If You Can

by Tiana Smith

When Mia’s matchmaking best friend won’t set her up with her “perfect” guy for homecoming, Mia takes matters into her own hands. Now she has the date, but what is she supposed to do when a cute and flirty classmate starts showing interest? With homecoming only two weeks away, can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever?

Coming January 8th, 2019 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan

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Descendant of the Crane

by Joan He

Eliza Swift at Albert Whitman has acquired Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane, a debut YA fantasy novel pitched as a Chinese-inspired Game of Thrones. In a world where magic is forbidden, a young princess searches for her father’s assassin, but must fight against the intrigue and suspicion that besets her own court.

Coming Spring 2019 from Albert Whitman

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Don’t Date Rosa Santos

by Nina Moreno

The women in Rosa’s family are cursed: her abuela is exiled from Cuba, her mother is reckless, and Rosa is forbidden to go to the sea. Rosa dreams of finally seeing their island, but her study abroad plans crumble amid political changes just as she crashes into a quiet boy from the docks.

Coming Summer 2019 from Disney-Hyperion

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Spectacle

by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

Set in 1887 Paris, Spectacle is a YA historical fantasy that tells the story of a teen reporter who writes a daily newspaper column about the bodies on display the public morgue—one of the city’s biggest attractions, especially now that a serial killer is on the loose. Her perspective changes when she suddenly acquires a troubling magical ability that may or may not be connected to pseudoscience experiments from decades before.

Coming February 2019 from Macmillan/Tor Teen

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When the Truth Unravels

by RuthAnne Snow

After a recent tragedy that none of them fully understand, four best friends decide to attend their senior prom together. When one girl disappears from the dance, the other three must find her–and answer hard questions about themselves and their friendship.

Coming January 2019 from Sky Pony

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Wild Life

by Keena Roberts

A fish-out-of-water memoir, pitched as Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight meets Mean Girls, about a young girl who comes of age spending half of each year in a primitive “baboon camp” in Botswana with her primatologist parents, the other half dropped into a ritzy private school in a Philadelphia suburb learning a very different kind of social hierarchy.

Coming March 1, 2019 from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing

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Color Me In

by Natasha Diaz

Color Me In is an #Ownvoices coming of age story about the white-passing, multiracial experience from the perspective of Nevaeh Levitz, a 15-going-on-16-year-old trying to find herself (and her voice) amidst her parent’s divorce, a forced, belated bat mitzvah, and getting to know her mom’s Black baptist family in Harlem, NYC.

Coming Spring, 2019 from Penguin Random House/ Delacorte Press

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The Art of Losing

by Lizzy Mason

When Harley’s boyfriend drives drunk, an accident leaves her sister Audrey with amnesia. Audrey has no memory of what she did with Harley’s boyfriend or of how they betrayed her, but Harley can’t forget it. When she reconnects with Rafael, an old friend who’s fresh out of rehab and full of advice, Harley starts to understand addiction. But when Rafael disappoints her too, Harley learns when to accept the things she can’t change…and when to fight back.

Coming January 22, 2019 from Soho Teen


Gravemaidens (Gravemaidens 1)

by Kelly Coon

Inspired by Sumerian history, GRAVEMAIDENS recounts the tale of Kammani, a 16-year-old healer’s apprentice, who must save the dying king or her little sister will be buried alive to serve him in the Netherworld. Her sister is thrilled to be chosen as a Sacred Maiden, but Kammani recognizes the “honor” for what it is: a death sentence that will put her in the arms of the Boatman. It’s THE RED TENT meets Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman for teens.

Coming Fall, 2019 from Penguin Random House/Delacorte

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The Weight of Our Sky

by Hanna Alkaf

When 16-year-old Melati finds herself separated from her mother amidst the chaos of the 13th May 1969 race riots in Kuala Lumpur, it will take all the grit, courage and Beatles songs in her arsenal to overcome the violence on the streets and her own escalating anxieties to make her way back to the one person she can’t afford to lose.

Coming Spring, 2019 from S&S/Salaam Reads

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The Virtue of Sin

by Shannon Schuren

The Virtue of Sin is set in a modern-day cult where women’s voices—and choices—are suppressed and the Prophet’s word is sacred. The 16-year-old heroine is faced with an impossible decision: keep quiet and lose her secret love, or speak out and lose everything.

Coming Summer, 2019 from Philomel Books

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Coral and Pearl

by Mara Rutherford

No one who lives in the ocean village of Varenia has ever set foot on land, including seventeen-year-old twins Nor and Zadie. Thanks to a scar from a childhood accident, Nor has always known Zadie will be chosen as the future queen of Ilara, a kingdom all other Varenians are forbidden to enter, but a twist of fate just days before Zadie’s departure leads Nor to go in her place. But when the crown prince finds the key to strengthening his blood lies within the Varenians themselves, Nor must fight for something far more important than the livelihood of her people: their lives.

Coming Fall, 2019 from Harper Collins/Harlequin Teen

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Immoral Code

by Lillian Clark

A fast-paced and thought-provoking Robin Hood story for the 21st Century, IMMORAL CODE follows five best friends and high school seniors who plot to steal tuition for one of their own after she’s denied funding to her dream school because of her estranged, billionaire dad.

Coming February 19, 2019 from Knopf BFYR

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Opposite of Always

by Justin A. Reynolds

Pitched as Everything, Everything meets Groundhog Day, the book follows a boy who falls in love with a girl and repeatedly loops back in time at the moment of her death, returning to the moment they first met.

Coming Early 2019 from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen

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Four Dead Queens

by Astrid Scholte

Ruthless teen thief Keralie becomes entangled in deadly politics after witnessing the murders of her nation’s four queens, captured on disk. She must team up with the messenger she stole from to figure out who did it, but escaping the palace alive might be her greatest heist yet. It’s GIRL ON THE TRAIN meets THREE DARK CROWNS.

Coming Spring 2019 from Penguin Random House/Putnam

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Wilder Girls

by Rory Power

Pitched as LORD OF THE FLIES meets THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, WILDER GIRLS is the story of three best friends living in quarantine in their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears.

Coming Summer 2019 from Delacorte

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Earth to Charlie

by Justin Olson

EARTH TO CHARLIE is about a boy searching for his mother who he believes was abducted by aliens, until a new student gets him to stop searching above and start seeing the world in front of him, including the devastating truth of his mother’s disappearance.

Coming April 16, 2019 from Simon & Schuster BFYR

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The Red Bridge Wars

by Shannon Price

A reimagining of the Iliad set in a version of modern-day San Francisco where three gangs rule the city. The story follows one grieving teen who joins the Wars to seek vengeance for her younger brother, but finds herself torn between old love and new loyalty.

Coming Fall 2019 from Tor Teen

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I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE

by Kristina Forest

Seventeen-year-old Chloe Pierce is living proof that black girls can be ballerinas too. When she sneaks out on a road trip to audition for her idol’s new ballet conservatory, she’s joined by the boy next door who broke her heart years before, and her trip takes an unexpected new direction.
Coming Spring 2019 from Macmillan/ Roaring Brook Press

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Blood Heir

by Amélie Wen Zhao

A bloodbending princess and a cunning conman forge an unlikely alliance to unravel the corruption gripping their kingdom—and to redeem themselves from the shadows of their pasts.

Coming Summer 2019 from Penguin Random House / Delacorte Press

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The Art of Breaking Things

by Laura Sibson

Some girls can’t say “me too” — even when they need to — but when aspiring artist Skye worries that her sister is in danger, she must trailblaze her own route and confront her past.

Coming Summer 2019 from Viking


Gumiho

by Kat Cho

Set in modern-day Seoul and based on Korean mythology. A girl who must kill to survive falls in love with a boy after she rescues him from a goblin, changing the course of her immortal life.

Coming Summer 2019 from Putnam Young Readers/Penguin Random Houses

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A Place for Wolves

by Kosoko Jackson

Pitched as Code Name Verity meets Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, this #ownvoices historical thriller follows two boys, one African American and the other Brazilian, who can only rely on each other as they travel through war-torn Kosovo.

Coming Summer 2019 from SourceFire Books

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The Witch of Wishes

by Alyssa Wees

The book stars a girl with horrifying nightmares and a wish-granting witch whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways.

Coming Spring 2019 from Delacorte Press

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Mass Disturbance

by Gilly Segal

MASS DISTURBANCE chronicles a fight that breaks out at a racially divided Atlanta high school and escalates into citywide riots, told in alternating point of views between two girls—one black and one white.

Coming Fall 2019 from Sourcebooks Fire


These Witches Don’t Burn

by Isabel Sterling

A teen witch living in modern-day Salem discovers that the tension with her ex-girlfriend doesn’t much matter when there’s a Blood Witch on the loose. To stop the attacks and score a second date with the new girl in town, she must uncover who’s causing the deadly fires before her coven is destroyed.

Coming Summer 2019 from Razorbill

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AN AFFAIR OF POISONS

by Addie Thorley

After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, 17-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin begins brewing curatives to undermine her mother’s Shadow Society and help her former enemy, Josse de Bourbon, reclaim control of Paris in this fantastical reimagining of a notorious 17th century murder scandal.

Coming February 2019 from Page Street

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IF YOU’RE OUT THERE

by Katy Loutzenhiser

Pitched as a YA Where’d You Go, Bernadette, the novel features Zan, whose best friend Priya moves away, cuts off contact, and reduces Zan to a follower on Priya’s strangely bubbly Instagram feed. With the help of charming new guy Logan, Zan confronts a disturbing possibility: what if Priya isn’t just not answering her calls and messages—what if she can’t?

Coming February 2019 from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins

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Shatter the Sky

by Rebecca Kim Wells

Raised in the ruins of a mountain city, Maren wants nothing but a peaceful life. But when her girlfriend is kidnapped, Maren vows to rescue her, even if it means stealing a dragon from the corrupt empire.

Coming Summer 2019 from Simon and Schuster/Books for Young Readers

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The Merciful Crow

by Margaret Owen

The first in a YA fantasy series that follows a girl from a caste of mercy-killers who can steal magic from the teeth of the dead. When her persecuted clan is targeted by a ruthless usurper queen, she must smuggle the crown prince and his bodyguard to safety.

Coming Spring 2019 from Macmillan/Henry Holt BYR

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THE FEVER KING

by Victoria Lee

Pitched as A Little Life meets The Magicians, the story is set in a politically charged sovereign North Carolina ravaged by outbreaks of a viral contagion that leaves the rare survivors infected with magic. The book follows a skilled hacker who has spent years undermining the corrupt government, but must accept help from its charismatic leader and his enigmatic son in order to master his newly acquired magic.

Coming Spring 2019 from Skyscape

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White Rose

by Kip Wilson

Under the Nazi dictatorship, speaking out was treason, punishable by death. Yet in spite of the danger, someone had to make a start. Winner of the 2017 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award, White Rose is a YA novel-in-verse about anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl, one of the founders of the White Rose nonviolent resistance group.

Coming Spring 2019 from HMH Versify

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Full Disclosure

by Camryn Garrett

Simone Garcia-Hampton is a black teen born HIV-Positive. Raised by loving queer parents who assure her that her diagnosis doesn’t define her, Simone must navigate a whole new world of fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love—and lust—for the first time. Simone’s journey to share her secret while still protecting her heart is a thoughtful, compelling, and heartwarming look at the particular challenges of adolescence, written as only a teen could.

Coming September 10, 2019 from Knopf/Random House

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THE STORM CROW

by Kalyn Josephson

THE STORM CROW is a YA fantasy that follows a princess who dreamed of becoming a Crow Rider—until her kingdom’s massive, magical Crows are killed by an enemy kingdom. Forced into an engagement with their crown prince and with her kingdom threatened, she discovers a surviving Crow egg. To stop her engagement and protect her kingdom, she must navigate the enemy’s cruel, vicious court, work through her depression, and discover how to hatch the egg—except the secret may have died with the Crows.

Coming Spring/Summer 2019 from SourcebooksFire

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Our Realm is the Night

by Claire Bartlett

The daughter of a traitor and the daughter of a general team up to fly magical planes in an epic war. In the traditionally men’s only army they must face enemies within and without, but their greatest danger may be their distrust of each other.

Coming April 2, 2019 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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THE DEVOURING GRAY

by Christine Lynn Herman

A YA contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Stranger Things, Twin Peaks, and The Raven Boys, THE DEVOURING GRAY follows four teens who have the power to protect their town from a monster–if their families’ dark secrets don’t devour them first.

Coming Spring 2019 from Disney-Hyperion

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Crown of Feathers

by Nicki Pau Preto

Pitched as Eragon meets The Winner’s Curse, in which a teenage girl runs away from her controlling sister and disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of nearly extinct warriors who ride into battle on the backs of phoenixes, as the ruling Empire sets out to destroy them.

Coming Spring 2019 from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse

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The Last 8

by Laura Pohl

The Last 8 is the first in a duology about a young Latina pilot who finds herself grounded and alone after a devastating alien attack, but finds hope in an unlikely group of survivors who aren’t what they seem.

Coming March 5, 2019 from Sourcebooks Fire

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HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS

by Erin A. Craig

When the Thaumas sisters begin to die, each more tragically than the last, whispers abound across their island estate that they’re cursed by the gods. Annaleigh, with the help of a stranger who knows more about her than he should, must unravel the family curse before it claims her next.

Coming Fall 2019 from Penguin/Random House: Delacorte

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Unfinished

by Samantha Hastings

1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts.

Coming July 9, 2019 from Macmillan/Swoon Reads

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THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME

by Nafiza Azad

Set in a city along the Silk Road that has become a refuge for those of all faiths, the YA fantasy is about a young woman with mysterious origins and two clans of powerful djinn who threaten to destroy her peace, and the unlikely alliances she’ll make to survive.

Coming Summer 2019 from Scholastic

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THE QUIET YOU CARRY

by Nikki Barthelmess

The Quiet You Carry follows 17-year-old Victoria, who, after she’s kicked out of her toxic family, must contend with a chaotic foster home, dodge prying eyes at school, hang onto her college dreams, and somehow protect the stepsister she left behind.

Coming March 9, 2019 from North Star Editions, Flux

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YOU’D BE MINE

by Erin Hahn

Can the right song and the perfect summer on the road make two broken hearts whole?

Coming April 2, 2019 from Wednesday Books/Macmillan

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Cursed

by Karol Ruth Silverstein

#ownvoices contemporary/realistic story about a 14 year old girl who’s newly diagnosed with a painful chronic illness and pretty pissed off about it. Ricky’s in pain all the time, her family’s a mess and the boy she’s crushing on seems completely clueless . . . and worst of all, she may flunk ninth grade.

Coming Summer 2019 from Charlesbridge Teen

Just for Clicks

by Kara J. McDowell

Social media darling, Claire, begins to question the cost of internet fame—especially when she unearths the secret her mother has spent the last seventeen years hiding.

Coming January 29th, 2019 from Amberjack

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Reverie

by Ryan La Sala

REVERIE follows the story of 17-year-old Kane Montgomery as he fights to save his little sister from a drag queen sorceress bent on unraveling his reality. If Kane loses, his sister and everything he’s ever known will be lost as a new reality takes shape. If he wins, he will have vanquished the one person who understands him.

Coming Fall 2019 from Sourcebooks Fire

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Within and Without

by Deborah Maroulis

Some girls will go to great lengths to fit in. But how far is too far?

A stunning YA debut that touches on a teenage girl’s emotionally haunting journey to self acceptance.

Coming Spring 2019 from Lakewater Press

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Hot Dog Girl

by Jennifer Dugan

Adventureland crossed with a gender-muddled Clueless, the story follows a lovesick teen and her schemes to win the heart of her crush at an amusement park summer job—all while dressed as a hot dog.

Coming Summer 2019 from Penguin/Putnam

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THE GRIEF KEEPER

by Alex Villasante

Marisol Morales never pictured stealing across the US border from El Salvador as an “illegal”, fleeing for her life. But after her brother is murdered and her younger sister, Gabi’s, life is placed in equal jeopardy, she has no choice—especially as she knows it’s all her fault. When the sisters are captured by ICE, Marisol is given an unusual choice: be deported, or participate in a cutting edge treatment for PTSD. It’s a risky, experimental study, but if it means Marisol can keep her sister safe, she will risk anything.

Coming February 26th, 2019 from G. P. Putnam’s Sons

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THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT

by Swati Teerdhala

Esha lost everything in the royal coup—and as the legendary rebel known as the Viper, she’s made the guilty pay. Now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha. Kunal has been a soldier since childhood. When Esha and Kunal’s paths cross one fated night, an impossible chain of events unfolds—and as the sins of the past meet the promise of a new future, both rebel and soldier must make unforgivable choices.

Coming April 2019 from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

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Before I Disappear

by Danielle Stinson

Pitched as ‘Arrival’ meets ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, the book tells of a town that disappears into thin air and the 17-year-old girl who has to find her younger brother before he is gone forever.

Coming Spring/Summer 2019 from Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

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Set in Stone

by Natalie Williamson

Amber falls for the school basketball star—even though it breaks her strict anti-attachment rules.

Coming June 11th, 2019 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan

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Enchantée

by Gita Trelease

Set in Paris in 1789, Enchantée is the story of a desperately impoverished girl who uses dark magic to impersonate an aristocrat at the glittering palace of Versailles as her own political awakening forces her to choose sides in the coming French Revolution.

Coming February 5th, 2019 from Flatiron/Macmillan

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The Tenth Girl

by Sara Faring

Inspired by the author’s Argentine family history and lore, the novel follows a young woman fleeing the country’s 1970s Dirty War who joins the staff of a notorious haunted boarding school on a remote icy cliff in Patagonia. She befriends a strange young man with a terrible secret as shadowy figures roam the halls at night and the students fall ill to a mysterious illness. The gothic mystery builds to a jaw-dropping twist when they need to escape from more than just the cursed manor.

Coming Fall 2019 from Macmillan/Imprint

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The Birds, The Bees, And You And Me

by Olivia Hinebaugh

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. But when Lacey sees first-hand how much damage the abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum of her school can do, she takes a stand and starts doling out wisdom and contraception to anyone who seeks her out in the girls’ restroom.

Coming January 22nd, 2019 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan

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THE CHOICE BETWEEN

by James Brandon

Set in St. Louis circa 1973, the novel follows a young man named Jonathan who, the publisher said, “spends his days hiding under his hoodie, imagining sci-fi scenarios to avoid all the awful things in his world.” Things change for Jonathan when he meets Web. “As the two boys fall in love,” the publisher continued, “they struggle to retain their identities in a world that is doing everything in its power to tear them apart.”

Coming August 2019 from Penguin Random House/Putnam

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Dangerous Alliance

by Jennieke Cohen

In Georgian London’s high society, Victoria Aston, a contemporary of Jane Austen, uses Austen’s novels as a guide to navigate a treacherous season where she must find a husband or lose her family estate to her sister’s villainous husband.

Coming Fall 2019 from HarperCollins/HarperTeen

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A Soldier and a Liar

by Caitlin Lochner

Lai Cathwell, a former soldier and a Nyte gifted with the ability to read minds, has no desire to return to the military. But when rebel Nytes start attacking the city, she’s dragged back into the fight to try and stop them. Thrown together with Jay, Al, and Erik, Lai realizes she’s facing an entirely different kind of challenge―one that might just be impossible. But if this team can’t learn to work together, the entire sector will be plunged into war.

Coming February 19th, 2019 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan

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Spectacle

by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

In 1887 Paris, Nathalie Baudin writes a daily newspaper column about the bodies on display the public morgue—one of the city’s biggest attractions, especially with the series of gruesome murders now taking place. Her perspective changes when she suddenly acquires a troubling magical ability that may or may not be connected to pseudoscience experiments from decades before.

Coming February 12th, 2019 from Tor Teen/Macmillan

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SCARS LIKE WINGS

by Erin Stewart

A year after the fire, Ava’s doctor removes her compression mask and tells her to get a life. Of course, he uses medical-degree words like reintegration and isolation, but the gist is the same: Time to be normal. The truth is, Ava didn’t mean to survive the house fire that claimed her parents and left her with severe burns on 60 percent of her face and body. In fact, most days, she wishes she hadn’t survived at all. When Ava meets an outspoken burn survivor named Piper at support group, she begins to reclaim some charred pieces of normal. Can they hep each other choose life—and love—despite the scars?

Coming Fall 2019 from Penguin Random House/Delacorte

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ROAM

by C.H. Armstrong

17 yr old Abby Lunde struggles to navigate a new high school and homeless community simultaneously. All she wants is to be normal and “fit in.” But Minnesota winters are brutal, and sometimes so are teenagers.

Coming February 5, 2019 from Central Avenue Publishing

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The Virtue of Sin

by Shannon Schuren

In a modern-day cult where women’s voices—and choices—are suppressed and the Prophet’s word is sacred, 16-year-old Miriam is faced with an impossible decision: keep quiet and lose her secret love, or speak out and lose everything.

Coming Summer 2019 from Philomel

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THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

by Charlotte Nicole Davis

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Thelma and Louise in an alternate Wild West setting.” The novel, which is slated for fall 2019, follows five girls who, Hellegers explained, “escape from the ‘welcome house’ that owns them and embark on a dangerous journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge.

Coming Fall 2019 from Tor Teen

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Every Stolen Breath

by Kimberly Gabriel

In downtown Chicago, a rotating cast of teenagers has been attacking their victims in packs. No one knows why the swarm attacks or where they come from; all 16 year old Lia knows is that the next victim is her. EVERY STOLEN BREATH is inspired by the real-life “flash-mob” violence that has been taking place in Chicago since 2011.

Coming November 2019 from Blink/HarperCollins

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You’d Be Mine

by Erin Hahn

Can the right song and the perfect summer on the road make two broken hearts whole?

Coming April 2, 2019 from Wednesday Books/Macmillan

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All the Walls of Belfast

by Sarah J. Carlson

After Fiona travels across the world to be reunited with her long-lost father, the true horror of his violent past during the Troubles in Northern Ireland threatens to destroy their budding relationship. Chance connects Fiona and Danny, who is fighting to escape his father’s illicit, sectarian world to become an army officer. But the fact that Fiona’s dad may have killed Danny’s mother may tear them apart.

Coming March 12, 2019 from Turner Publishing

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The Waking Forest

by Alyssa Wees

In the vein of Pan’s Labyrinth meets Catherynne M. Valente, the book stars a girl with horrifying nightmares and a wish-granting wish whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways.

Coming March 12, 2019 from Delacorte Press

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Coral and Pearl

by Mara Rutherford

No one who lives in the ocean village of Varenia has ever set foot on land, including seventeen-year-old twins Nor and Zadie. Thanks to a scar from a childhood accident, Nor has always known Zadie will be chosen as the future queen of Ilara, a kingdom all other Varenians are forbidden to enter, but a twist of fate just days before Zadie’s departure leads Nor to go in her place. But when the crown prince finds the key to strengthening his blood lies within the Varenians themselves, Nor must fight for something far more important than the livelihood of her people: their lives.

Coming Fall 2019 from HarperCollins/Inkyard

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Opposite of Always

by Justin A. Reynolds

Pitched as Everything, Everything meets Groundhog Day, the book follows a boy who falls in love with a girl and repeatedly loops back in time at the moment of her death, returning to the moment they first met.

Coming March 12, 2019 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

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The Merciful Crow

by Margaret Owen

16-year-old Fie’s caste of undertakers and mercy-killers has taken more abuse than coin for generations. But when the crown prince comes to them for help escaping a coup d’etat, Fie binds him to a promise to protect her people in exchange. If she can smuggle the prince to his allies, she’ll have changed her peoples’ lives forever – but as every step puts her family in more danger, she must face what she’s willing to lose to keep her promise.

Coming Summer 2019 from Macmillan/Henry Holt BYR

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Immoral Code

by Lillian Clark

Ocean’s 8 meets The Breakfast Club in this fast-paced, multi-perspective story about five teens determined to hack into one billionaire absentee father’s company to steal tuition money.

Coming February 19, 2019 from Knopf BFYR

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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

by Sabina Khan

When 17-year-old Rukhsana Ali is caught kissing her girlfriend by her conservative Muslim parents, they take her to Bangladesh and try to marry her off. Now Rukhsana must find her way back to her old life, all without losing everyone and everything she loves.

Coming January 29, 2019 from Scholastic

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Dark of the West

by Joanna Hathaway

DARK OF THE WEST (Glass Alliance Book 1) is the first in a WWII-infused fantasy series about a princess and a fighter pilot on opposite sides of a labyrinthine conflict. Both must choose between national loyalty and each other as they try to stop their families from igniting world war.

Coming February 5th, 2019 from Tor Teen

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Earth to Charlie

by Justin Olson

A high school outcast spends his life hoping to be abducted by aliens in this funny, quirky novel about finding your footing in a world that sometimes feels like Mars.

Coming April 16, 2019 from Simon & Schuster BFYR

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Shatter the Sky

by Rebecca Kim Wells

Raised in the ruins of a mountain city, Maren wants nothing but a peaceful life. But when her girlfriend is kidnapped, Maren vows to rescue her, even if it means stealing a dragon from the corrupt empire.

Coming Summer 2019 from Simon & Schuster/Books for Young Readers

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The Red Bridge Wars

by Shannon Price

THE RED BRIDGE WARS is a reimagining of the Iliad set in a version of modern-day San Francisco where three gangs rule the city. The story follows one grieving teen who joins the Wars to seek vengeance for her younger brother, but finds herself torn between old love and new loyalty.

Coming Fall 2019 from Tor Teen

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Maisie

by Jenna Guillaume

The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie thought she’d be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant. But Maisie’s got something to prove – even if it takes all summer to work up the guts to do it.

Coming Early 2019 from Pan Macmillan

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Ink in the Blood

by Kim Smejkal

Celia and her best friend, Anya, escape from a religious temple that they believe serves a false god, only to discover the god is quite real and bent on revenge. INK IN THE BLOOD is a YA dark fantasy that weaves layers of religion and faith, tattoo magic, artist-anarchists, and eccentric theater, in a Venice-inspired world where lies are currency and ink is a weapon.

Coming Fall 2019 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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The Candle and the Flame

by Nafiza Azad

Set in a city along the Silk Road that has become a refuge for those of all faiths, the YA fantasy is about a young woman with mysterious origins and two clans of powerful djinn who threaten to destroy her peace, and the unlikely alliances she’ll make to survive.

Coming Summer 2019 from Scholastic

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The Pioneer

by Bridget Tyler

The Pioneer is the first of a two book (so far) series about a teenage girl struggling with the loss of her big brother while pioneering on a new planet with her family and friends. Their new home seems perfect…but there’s no such thing as perfect. Joanna is kind of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine edition) in teenage girl form. A brave, good hearted young woman struggling to square her idealism with a complicated universe and getting to know her family on an adult footing for the first time.

Coming March 5, 2019 from Harper Teen

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This Just In

by Maika Moulite

When quick-witted high-school journalist Alaine Beauparlant gets booted from her elite private school after a prank goes awry, she warily accepts an invitation from her Aunt to spend her suspension at the family’s estate in Haiti–where her estranged mom is recuperating from a political fiasco. In her homeland for the first time, Alaine finds letters, articles, emails, and diary entries that she compiles into a final project that will not only save her academic standing in school, but also help her finally know the mother she’s never really understood.

Coming Fall 2019 from Harlequin Teen

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Paperback Midnight

by Laura Taylor Namey

Literary genius, Darcy, must leave her safe library and storybook existence to save her home, unlock the secrets behind her mother’s hoarding, and find her own happily ever after with a teen pilot: a real life boy who can “fly.”

Coming Fall 2019 from Harlequin Teen/Inkyard


The Beholder

by Anna Bright

When Selah, Seneschal-elect of Potomac, is publicly rejected on the eve of her engagement, her stepmother forces her to set sail across the Atlantic with an itinerary full of suitors to court before she can return home. But as she navigates the rough waters of political alliances, friendship, and love, Selah realizes that her stepmother has her own dark motives for sending her on the journey.

Coming Spring 2019 from Harper Teen

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All of Us With Wings

by Michelle Ruiz Keil

Xochi loves her job as a live-in governess for precocious twelve-year-old Pallas and is especially drawn to Pallas’s guitar player dad who shares her half-Mexican heritage and troubled past. When a riot grrl ritual unwittingly summons a pair of ancient-eyed children bound to avenge the wrongs of Xochi’s childhood, Xochi must come to terms with her complicated feelings for Pallas’s father, save the mother who abandoned her and find a way to send the avenging creatures home before the San Francisco fog quenches their fierce magic.

Coming June 2019 from Soho Teen

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A River of Royal Blood

by Amanda Joy

Set in a North African-inspired fantasy world, two sisters—one with magick of light and persuasion and one with magick of blood and bone—must compete in a duel to the death for the right to inherit the queendom.

Coming Fall 2019 from Penguin Randomhouse – Putnam

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Wild Life

by Keena Roberts

WILD LIFE, a fish-out-of-water memoir, pitched as DON’T LETS GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT meets MEAN GIRLS, about a young girl who comes of age spending half of each year in a primitive “baboon camp” in Botswana with her primatologist parents, the other half dropped into a ritzy private school in a Philadelphia suburb learning a very different kind of social hierarchy.

Coming Spring 2019 from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group

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Crown of Feathers

by Nicki Pau Preto

An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle.

Coming February 12, 2019 from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse

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The Dragonlord’s Son

by Rosaria Munda

The first book in the Aurelian Cycle, titled The Dragonlord’s Son, was inspired by Plato’s Republic. Told from a dual point of view, the story is pitched as Aegon Targaryen and Hermione Granger with dragons, set in the aftermath of a bloody revolution.

Coming Fall 2019 from G. P. Putnam’s Sons

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