YA Books

GofUSCoverTHE GRAVITY OF US

by Phil Stamper

Teen boys find love when their parents’ NASA mission uproots their lives in this sweet debut perfect for Adam Silvera fans.

As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.

Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another “Astrokid,” and finds himself falling head over heels–fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

Expertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self-doubt all teens feel, debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to watch.

Coming February 4th, 2020 from Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Listening Library.

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ALL THE STARS AND TEETH

by Adalyn Grace

SHE WILL REIGN.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated.
A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora’s to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.
I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

Coming February 4, 2020 from Macmillan/Imprint

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WIM.jpgWOVEN IN MOONLIGHT

by Isabel Ibañez

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight. When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.
She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.

Coming January 7, 2020 from Page Street

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True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Identifying and Fighting Fake News

by Cindy L. Otis

HOW SPIES SPOT FAKE NEWS explores the history of fake news, disinformation, and propaganda, using well-known historical and contemporary events. It also provides a guide to help readers identify false information in an age of information overload, based on the author’s experience as a CIA intelligence analyst.

Coming May 19, 2020 from Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

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soundofstarsTHE SOUND OF STARS

by Alechia Dow

After Earth is invaded by the alien Ilori, humans are kept in centers while awaiting a mysterious vaccine that will end life as they know it. Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survives in a New York City center, but keeps a secret library after all art is banned. When a book goes missing, Ellie fears the Ilori will track it back to her and kill her.

Born in a lab, Morr1s was raised to express facts, never emotions, and to fulfill a purpose set for him by his creators. When he finds Ellie’s book, he’s duty-bound to deliver her for execution. Trouble is, he finds himself drawn to music and humanity. As the two escape and embark on a dangerous cross-country road trip, they’ll have to make a story and a song of their own that just might save the world.

Coming February 2020 from Inkyard Press/HarperCollins

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INDIVISIBLE

by Daniel Aleman

Sixteen-year-old Mateo’s life is thrown into chaos after his parents, undocumented Mexican immigrants, are detained by ICE, leaving him to care for his young sister and fight for his family’s future.

Coming Fall 2020 from Disney-Hyperion

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InkinthebloodINK IN THE BLOOD

by Kim Smejkal

Celia Sand and her best friend, Anya Burtoni, are inklings for the esteemed religion of Profeta. Using magic, they tattoo followers with beautiful images that represent the Divine’s will and guide the actions of the recipients. It’s considered a noble calling, but ten years into their servitude Celia and Anya know the truth: Profeta is built on lies, the tattooed orders strip away freedom, and the revered temple is actually a brutal, torturous prison.

Their opportunity to escape arrives with the Rabble Mob, a traveling theater troupe. Using their inkling abilities for performance instead of propaganda, Celia and Anya are content for the first time . . . until they realize who followed them. The Divine they never believed in is very real, very angry, and determined to use Celia, Anya, and the Rabble Mob’s now-infamous stage to spread her deceitful influence even further.

To protect their new family from the wrath of a malicious deity and the zealots who work in her name, Celia and Anya must unmask the biggest lie of all—Profeta itself.

A lush, dark YA fantasy debut that weaves together tattoo magic, faith, and eccentric theater in a world where lies are currency and ink is a weapon, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake.

Coming February 11th, 2020 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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GHOST DRAGON

by David R. Slayton

An apprentice mage must solve the murder of his seditious master at the hands of the impossible, a ghost dragon, while uncovering secrets that will force him to choose between the magical empire of his people and the mundane province of the boy he loves.

Coming 2020 from Harmony Ink Press

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THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS

by Chloe Gong

A monster has awakened in 1920s Shanghai, killing off citizens and stirring trouble between two feuding gangs. The rival heirs, Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai, must work together before the monster destroys all they hold dear, even while the Chinese Civil War breaks out around them.

Coming Fall 2020 from Simon Pulse/S&S

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LEGENDBORN

by Tracy Deonn

After her mother dies in an accident, Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her previous life. A nearby university’s residential program for bright high school students seems like the perfect escape. . . . Except for the magical attack Bree witnesses her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of students who hunt the creatures down. And a mysterious, arrogant teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin,” who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure reveals Bree’s own unique magic and unlocks a buried memory: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. And now that she knows there might be more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, Bree will do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the society herself.
Coming Fall 2020 from Simon Pulse/S&S

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wingscouldflyIF THESE WINGS COULD FLY

by Kyrie McCauley

Tens of thousands of crows invading Auburn, Pennsylvania, is a problem for everyone in town except seventeen-year-old Leighton Barnes. Residents complain about the nuisance, the strangeness of the birds. But for Leighton, it’s no stranger than her house, which inexplicably repairs itself every time her father loses his temper and breaks things. No stranger than growing up in a town full of people who look the other way. Leighton’s dream college is finally within reach, but grabbing that lifeline means leaving her sisters behind, a choice Leighton isn’t ready to face. Leighton tries to balance school, her first love, and survival under the shadow of sixty thousand feathered wings, but she knows that this fragile equilibrium can only last so long before it shatters.

Coming March 3, 2020 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

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Together we caught fireTOGETHER WE CAUGHT FIRE

by Eva V. Gibson

Lane Jamison’s life is turned upside down the week before her senior year when her father introduces her to his new fiancée: mother of Grey McIntyre, Lane’s secret, longtime crush. Now with Grey living in Lane’s house, there’s only a thin wall separating their rooms, making it harder and harder to deny their growing mutual attraction—an attraction made all the more forbidden by Grey’s long-term girlfriend Sadie Hall, who also happens to be Lane’s friend.

Torn between her feelings for Grey and her friendship with Sadie—not to mention her desire to keep the peace at home—Lane befriends Sadie’s older brother, Connor, the black sheep of the strict, evangelical Hall family. Connor, a metal working artist who is all sharp edges, challenges Lane in ways no one else ever has. As the two become closer and start to open up about the traumas in their respective pasts, Lane begins to question her conviction that Connor is just a distraction.

Tensions come to a head after a tragic incident at a party, forcing Lane to untangle her feelings for both boys and face the truth of what—and who—she wants, in this gripping and stunningly romantic debut novel.

Coming February 4, 2020 from Simon Pulse/S&S

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I’LL BE THE ONE

by Lyla Lee

Pitched as DUMPLIN’ meets WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, the book follows Skye Shin, a bisexual Korean-American teen girl who competes on a reality TV show to become the first plus-sized K-pop star, while falling in love with her competitor, Henry Cho, who happens to be a world-famous celebrity.

Coming September 2020 from Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins

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KanterWHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU

by Marisa Kanter

The story follows a viral pseudonymous teen book blogger who moves to a new town and starts running into her internet BFF absolutely everywhere IRL–in class, at the library, at synagogue. The only problem is, he has no idea who she really is, and while he’s in love with her online persona, she’s falling for him in person.

Coming Spring 2020 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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THE EDGE OF ANYTHING

by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Sage is a high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Lennon is a loner teen photographer with a guilty secret. As Sage’s carefully planned life unravels and Len’s past increasingly threatens her safety, the girls develop an unlikely bond, finding the strength to conquer their internal monsters in a place neither of them expected: each other. Set in the mountainous outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina, THE EDGE OF ANYTHING explores the transformative power of friendship and how it can help you find yourself and the goodness in life, even when everything feels broken.

Coming April 7, 2020 from Running Press

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Shadow of the SunIN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN

by E.M. Castellan

France, 1661 – Henriette of England must navigate her arranged marriage to Louis XIV’s brother while keeping her magical abilities a careful secret from all at the Sun King’s court, but when a mysterious sorcerer uses a forbidden spell to murder royal magicians, she must decide if she will reveal her powers to help Louis defeat him and build a new, enchanted seat of power — the Palace of Versailles.

Coming February 11, 2020 from Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

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SilenceofbonesTHE SILENCE OF BONES

June Hur

Set in Korea in the 1800s, where a sixteen-year-old indentured to the police bureau takes a murder investigation into her own hands, delving deep into a restless city swirling with intrigue and secrets, where honor often comes before justice.

Coming April 21,2020 from Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

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AMERICAN BETIYA

Anuradha D. Rajurkar

Fans of Sandhya Menon, Erika Sanchez and Jandy Nelson will identify with this story of a young artist grappling with first love, family boundaries and her boyfriend’s exoticization of her Indian heritage.

Rani Kelkar has never lied to her parents, until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw her in—his tattoos, his charisma, his passion for art—make him her mother’s worst nightmare.

They begin dating in secret, but when Oliver’s troubled home life unravels, he starts to ask more of Rani than she knows how to give, encroaching on her family and her culture. Their relationship is nearly at the breaking point when a family tragedy draws Rani to India for a summer. There, she gains perspective on what it means to be true to herself and what that means for her and Oliver.

Winner of SCBWI’s Emerging Voices award, Anuradha Rajurkar takes an honest look at the ways privilege and bias can twist an interracial relationship into something unrecognizable as love. Rani’s journey to reclaim her identity will speak to anyone who’s ever had to fight to be seen as more than a stereotype.

Coming May 2020 from Knopf Books For Young Readers

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OfSilverandShadowOF SILVER AND SHADOW

Jennifer Gruenke

Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.

Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title.

But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out.

Coming May 26, from Flux

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THE LUCKY ONES

Liz Lawson

May is a survivor. But she doesn’t feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after a school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn’t know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through – no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.

Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister . . . and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend’s needy and demanding, but he won’t let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.

Which is how May meets Zach.
And how Zach meets May.
And how both figure out that surviving might be an option after all.

Coming April 2020 from Random House/Delacorte Press

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FADE TO WHITE

Tara K. Ross

Thea Fenton’s life might look picture-perfect, but inside she is falling apart. Wracked by anxiety that no one seems to understand, Thea turns to self-harm as a way to deflect the pain deep inside.

When a local teen commits suicide, Thea’s anxiety reaches a whole new level. Unexplainable things begin to happen that leave her feeling trapped within her own chaotic mind. The lines between her reality and another world start to blur. And her previously mundane issues seem more daunting and insurmountable than ever before.

Only through the help of an enigmatic stranger, named Khi, does hope that things could actually get better seem possible.

Coming May 30, 2020 from Illuminate YA

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CEMETERY BOYS

Aiden Thomas

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and he can’t get rid him.

Bestowed by the ancient gods of Maya, Yadriel and the gifted members of his Latinx community can see spirits: women have the power to heal bodies and souls, while men can release lost spirits to the afterlife. But Yadriel, a trans boy, has never been able to perform the tasks of the brujas – because he is a brujo.

When his cousin suddenly dies, Yadriel takes matters into his own hands and successfully summons a ghost. The only problem is, it’s not his cousin, it’s Julian Diaz, the resident bad boy of his high school. Worse, he’s pissed about his death and demands answers.

Yadriel agrees to help Julian discover how he died. In exchange, Julian will let Yadriel release his spirit, finally proving himself a brujo. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less Yadriel wants to let him go, and time is running out.

Coming August 2020 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan

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3thingsTHREE THINGS I KNOW ARE TRUE

by Betty Culley

This moving debut novel in verse about a teenage girl dealing with the aftermath of an accident that nearly takes her brother’s life is a stunning exploration of grief and the power of forgiveness.

The reminder is always there—a dent on the right side of Jonah’s forehead. The spot you’d press when you felt a headache coming on. The bullet tore away bone, the way dynamite blasts rock—leaving a soft crater.

Life changes forever for Liv when her older brother, Jonah, accidentally shoots himself with his best friend Clay’s father’s gun. Now Jonah needs round-the-clock care just to stay alive, and Liv seems to be the only person who can see that her brother is still there inside his broken body.

With Liv’s mom suing Clay’s family, there are divisions in the community that Liv knows she’s not supposed to cross. But Clay is her friend, too, and she refuses to turn away from him—just like she refuses to give up on Jonah.
Coming January 7, 2020 from HarperCollins

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seventh sunTHE SEVENTH SUN

by Lani Forbes

Six royal daughters vie to become the empress of the Chicome people in a competition only one will survive.
Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading—and the end of the world may be at hand.
For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next. Prince Ahkin must be married before he can ascend the throne, and Mayana is one of six noble daughters presented to him as a possible wife. Those who are not chosen will be sacrificed to the gods.
The life-and-death competition begins immediately. Each princess commands a different power. Fierce Itza, daughter of the stormlords, can control the wind. Teniza can grow crops to fruition in only seconds. Zorrah uses her power over animals to immediately make herself Mayana’s enemy. Yoli, daughter of the volcano, commands the power of fire, and Yemania, who becomes Mayana’s best friend, can heal all wounds.
Only one girl can become Ahkin’s bride. Mayana and Ahkin feel an immediate connection, but the gods themselves may be against them. Both recognize that the ancient rites of blood that keep the gods appeased may be harming the Chicome more than they help. As a blood-red comet and the fading sun bring a growing sense of dread, only two young people may hope to change their world.
Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Mayan people, THE SEVENTH SUN brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster.

Coming February 2020 from Blackstone

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QUEEN OF COIN AND WHISPERS

by Helen Corcoran

Eighteen-year-old Lia won’t mourn her uncle. The idiot’s left her a bankrupt kingdom considered easy pickings by its neighbours. She’s sworn to be a better ruler, but loyalty is bought and lost with coin she doesn’t have. If she wants to push through her reforms, she needs to beat the Court at its own manipulation games.
Xania is biding her time. For years, she’s been building the skills to uncover the vile person who murdered her father. The change in power provides her with the perfect opportunity to act when the Queen gives her a choice: become Lia’s new spymaster, with the full force of royal power to fuel her vengeance, or take a one way trip to the executioner’s axe. It’s an easy decision.
When Lia and Xania fall for each other, their love complicates Lia’s responsibility to marry for an heir, and threatens Xania’s precarious Court status. As they’re drawn together amid a deluge of royal suitors and new diplomats, they uncover treason that could not only end Lia’s reign, but ruin their weakened country. As Lia realises it’s easier to rule through cruelty than kindness, Xania must decide if she can accept the darker aspects of loving a queen. They’re not only in danger of turning into people they despise: they must now decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for each other.

Coming Spring 2020 from The O’Brien Press

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THE PASSING PLAYBOOK

by Isaac Fitzsimons

The book follows a queer, biracial, transgender teen fighting for his rights and falling in love for the first time on the soccer field. When Spencer is benched due to the “F” on his birth certificate, he has to make a choice: cheer from the sidelines or fight the ruling even though it would mean coming out to everyone, including the conservative Christian teammate he’s falling for.

Coming Summer 2020 from Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House

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A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN

by Roseanne A. Brown

For seventeen-year-old refugee Malik Hilali, the weeklong festival of Solstasia is a chance to escape his poverty-stricken life for a new one in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But just as he reaches the city’s gates, a vengeful spirit kidnaps his younger sister and offers him a deal: her freedom in exchange for the death of Crown Princess Karina Almorahad before Solstasia ends. With nothing but his own wits and dark magic he barely understands, Malik disguises himself as a nobleman and enters Solstasia to compete for Karina’s hand in marriage—the perfect opportunity to assassinate her.

But the night before Solstasia begins, an assassin murders Karina’s mother, and she inherits a court that threatens mutiny. Grief-stricken and distrustful of everyone around her, Karina resorts to using forbidden magic to bring her mother back from the dead. But resurrection comes at a steep cost, and this ritual requires sacrificing her future husband—the winner of Solstasia.

Over a week of heart-pounding celebrations and dazzling displays of magic, an unlikely bond forms between Karina and Malik, and their interactions force them to question everything they thought they knew about their world. But though they’re more alike than their enemies would have them believe, both are willing to do whatever it takes to save the ones they love—even if they have to destroy each other.

Coming Summer 2020 fromBalzer + Bray/HarperCollins

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ADELINE’S ARIA

by Laynie Bynum

What would you give up to be with your idol? Your reputation? Your best friend? Your sanity? Addie is a small-town high school senior with a best friend to take care of and college plans to figure out. Jude is a drop-dead-gorgeous British rock star turned actor and one-half of Hollywood’s favorite “it” couple along side his co-star Lana Thatcher. When the two cross paths at a music festival in Addie’s hometown and begin an undercover whirlwind romance, the press becomes vicious, his faux fiance flames rumors, and Addie must decide if her “dream come true” is worth the nightmare it is turning into.

Coming Winter 2020 from Fire and Ice YA

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THE HENNA WARS

by Adiba Jaigirdar

TBD

Coming Spring 2020 from Page Street

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GODDESS IN THE MACHINE

by Lora Beth Johnson

When a girl wakes from a cryogenic sleep on a planet she doesn’t recognize, she must team up with the mysterious soldier who woke her to navigate a future world where technology is considered magic and its practitioners revered as Deities.

Coming Summer 2020 from Penguin/Razorbill

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THOSE WHO PREY

by Jennifer Moffett

THOSE WHO PREY is a YA thriller set in the 90s about a shy college freshman who is seduced into joining a campus cult, leading her on a deadly mission trip to Italy.
Coming November 10, 2010 from Atheneum/S&S

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NAMELESS QUEEN

by Rebecca McLaughlin

When King Fallow passes away, everyone expects his daughter Esther will inherit the throne. But rulers of Seriden aren’t picked by blood. Instead, a magical tattoo is gifted to the last name spoken on a sovereign’s dying breath. Which is why Coin can’t believe she has the tattoo. After all, she’s Nameless, a class of citizens so low and disrespected that they are not even deemed worthy of a name. Suddenly Coin is thrust into the palace and a world where the corridors are as dangerous as the streets, and the rules all the more unknowable. While getting the crown was easy, keeping it may be a fight to the death. NAMELESS QUEEN is a tale of one girl who must make a name for herself—or die trying.

Coming Spring 2020 from Crown Books for Young Readers

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GLITCH KINGDOM

by Sheena Boekweg

The daughter of an executioner and the traitorous prince she can’t kill reluctantly join forces to dethrone a paranoid queen after discovering they are trapped in a fantasy video game where one wrong move means game over in that world—and death in the real one.
Coming February 18, 2020 from Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends

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EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW

by Shannon Takaoka

When a heart defect earns her a big red “F” in staying alive, 17-year-old Chloe’s straight-A path to a top college is derailed. A transplant saves her, only now it feels as if her brain has been replaced along with her heart.
The “new Chloe” takes stupid risks, like skipping her anti-rejection medication while running wild with the class party girl and nearly crashing a motorcycle she’s not even licensed to drive. Even more unsettling: the weird, vivid memories she doesn’t recognize as her own. The only place Chloe feels at home is in the ocean, where she’s learning to surf and kind-of-maybe crushing on her instructor, Kai. But as the two grow closer, she senses something is wrong with her newheart, or even worse, her mind. . .
Coming Fall 2020 from Candlewick Press + Walker Books UK

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bythebookBY THE BOOK

by Amanda Sellet

When bookish sophomore Mary Porter-Malcolm overhears a trio of popular classmates discussing school heartthrob Alex Ritter, she warns them he’s a Vronsky (of ANNA KARENINA infamy), all sturm und drang and great hair. Faster than you can say ‘reversal of fortune,’ Mary is swept into the upper echelons of high-school society, where her new friends rely on her to call out other scoundrels-in-the-making. Alas, Mary’s book-based dating advice yields a few major duds, as well as a series of close encounters with the rakish Alex.
After the debacle that is Winter Formal, Mary must figure out where real life and fiction diverge, because wandering the moors in a rainstorm is not a viable option for today’s heroine.
Coming Spring 2020 from HMH

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DECODING EMMA

by Neicole M. Crepeau

In a near future world, Cyborg Delta has one hundred days to pass as human or she’ll be dismantled. To help, she’s been given a program built on the memories of a dead seventeen-year-old named Emma. The Emma program is supposed to help Delta bridge the chasm between machine and human. It’s more than a program to Delta. Emma is her guide, her confidante, and the equivalent of her soul. So it’s a disaster when the Emma program has an existential crisis. Instead of helping Delta, it begins sabotaging their mission. On top of that, Delta discovers her creators are keeping secrets from her: she’s not the only teen cyborg they’ve made. She has a competitor and only one machine can win. Driven by these threats, she secretly digs into Emma’s past. Delta must uncover the truth about how she was created and help the Emma program come to peace with its fate —or both she and the last echo of Emma will disappear forever.

Coming March 2020 from Parvus Press

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THE PERFECT ESCAPE

by Suzanne Park

The story follows a Korean-American teen who meets his dream girl at the zombie-themed escape room where they both work. When they realize they each have a critical need for money, they team up for a survivalist competition with a huge cash prize, finding love along the way.

Coming Spring 2020 from Sourcebooks Fire

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CROWNCHASERS

by Rebecca Coffindaffer

Lara Croft meets Star Wars in this young adult space opera, in which a wisecracking intergalactic adventurer becomes the odds-on favorite to win a deadly, cross-galaxy contest to become the quadrant’s next emperor; too bad she has no intention of winning.

Coming Fall 2020 from HarperTeen

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THE MANY ALTERS OF ASTRID HAYES

by Sacha Wunsch

Humans have evolved to each house several personalities, called Alters. When 16-year-old Astrid heads off to a new school, with her three other Alters in tow, she begins experiencing blackouts, and discovers her mind contains a fifth alter – a dark, dangerous personality determined to take sole control of their body.

Coming June 2020 from Inkyard Press

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FORGET ME NOT

by Nicole Bea

When Paisley Watts is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she soon realizes that she’s going to be likely forced to miss out on the biggest experiences of her life – going to prom, getting a tattoo, having her first drink of alcohol – and she vows to fit as many of those things into one summer as she can.

Coming Spring 2020 from Melange Books / Fire and Ice YA Books

THE UNFORGETTABLE LIVES OF AUSTIN PRICE

by Taylor B. Barton

About a teen boy who, having lived eight previous lives as a cat, finds himself discovering the complexity of human emotions while juggling feelings for the boy he’s closest to and a girl he knew in his previous life.

Coming Fall 2020 from Inkyard Press

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FRAGILE REMEDY

by Maria Ingrande Mora

Sixteen-year-old Nate is a Gem—a Genetically Engineered Medical Surrogate—created by the scientists of Gathos City as a cure for the elite from the fatal lung rot ravaging the population. As a child, he was smuggled out of the laboratory where he was held captive and into the Withers—a quarantined, lawless region. Nate manages to survive by using his engineering skills to become a Tinker, fixing broken tech in exchange for food or a safe place to sleep. When he meets Reed, a kind and fiercely protective boy that makes his heart race, and his misfit gang of scavengers, Nate finds the family he’s always longed for—even if he can’t risk telling them what he is.

But Gathos created a genetic failsafe in their Gems—a flaw in their DNA that causes their health to rapidly deteriorate as they age unless they are regularly dosed with medication controlled by Gathos City. As Nate’s health declines, his hard-won freedom is put in jeopardy. Violence erupts across the Withers, his illegal supply of medicine is cut off, and a vicious attack on Reed threatens to expose his secret. With time running out, Nate is left with only two options: work for a shadowy terrorist organization that has the means to keep him alive, or stay — and die — with the boy he loves.

Coming June 16, 2020 from Flux

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SHIELDED

by KayLynn Flanders

As second born to Hálendi’s royal family, Princess Jennesara was never supposed to inherit magic. She is supposed to wed the prince of Turia to strengthen the alliance between their kingdoms. While traveling to Turia, she feels the magical tethers connecting her to her family snap one by one—a sign of her family’s death. At the same moment, a mage bent on revenge blasts through her traveling party, killing everyone in his path to get to her. Knowing she has to survive for her kingdom’s sake, Jennesara flees into the Wild, chased by hunger, wolves, and shadowmen.

She’s barely alive when she stumbles out of the Wild and into Turia, but vows to find a way to protect others from the mage’s destruction. She befriends the prince she was supposed to wed and works her way into Turia’s palace. But with war threatening at every border and the murder of her family fresh in her mind, she can’t reveal her identity to anyone, including the prince. Not if Jennesara, with her forbidden magic, hopes to defeat the mage before he becomes unstoppable and destroys all the kingdoms on the Plateau.

Coming Summer 2020 from Delacorte Press/Random House

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SMASH IT

by Francina Simone

SMASH IT, is an original Othello retelling (except OLIVIA thinks Shakespeare was an old white dude who didn’t know shit about black people and even less about women). At a Halloween party, while Olivia’s best friends are performing on stage and basking in the glory that comes with being high school rock stars, Olivia is standing in the crowd. After she passes up an opportunity to stand out to her crush (read: unrequited love of her life), he ends up flirting with another girl. Olivia decides enough is enough, she’s tired of letting her insecurities steer her life. Having just read Shonda Rhimes’ Year Of Yes, she makes her own list of things she has to do to change—but Year Of Yes sounds way too “old black lady with a midlife crisis”. She’s making a F*ck It List.

Auditions for the school’s rap musical Othello are just the right opportunity to test her new resolve. And with her best friends interested in trying-out too, she can’t back down. Getting the part of the play’s notorious whore is just the first step in her quest of self-discovery. She quickly learns saying “f*ck it” opens a lot of really cool unexpected doors, like making friends she never would have approached before and meeting a too-hot-for-words transfer student from Hawaii. Saying f*ck it also means following her heart. But what happens when your heart is being pulled in three different directions? Directions named Dre, Eli and Kai? In the words of Olivia: “F*ck it. What’s the worst that can happen?” A lot, apparently.

Coming Fall 2020 from Inkyard Press

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ACCIDENTAL

by Alex Richards

Having been raised to believe that her mother died in a car crash, 16-year-old Johanna Carlson is devastated to learn that she actually shot and killed her own mother with her father’s gun when she was just two years old. Now, she must choose whether to trust her dad, who has suddenly popped back into her life, or the grandparents who raised her but lied the whole time.

Coming Spring 2020 from Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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diamond cityDIAMOND CITY

by Francesca Flores

Welcome to Diamond City where secret magic could save your life or get you killed.

Meet Aina Solís, whose wit is as sharp as her blade.

At twelve years old, Aina Solís was pulled off of the streets she slept on and trained to be one of the most feared assassins in Sumerand, a kingdom founded by immigrants and built by magic—and in recent years transformed by an industrial revolution. When Aina is given the most lucrative and dangerous job of her career—killing a wealthy industrialist named Kouta—she knows it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave her impoverished roots in her past once-and-for-all: the payout is enough to free her from under her boss Kohl’s thumb. But when the job goes wrong and Kouta escapes, she is left without a penny to her name and in the crosshairs of Kohl, who is eager to show the world what happens to those that fail him.

With Kohl on her heels, Aina is running out of time to find Kouta and finish what she started. But the closer she gets to killing him, the more she begins to ask the questions assassins are never meant to ask: who wants Kouta dead? And why? In a city full of half-constructed subway tunnels, hidden magical dens, secret weapons markets, and wolf-sized spiders, Aina discovers a conspiracy that could rewrite her city’s history and—if it isn’t stopped—sink her country into a catastrophic war.

Coming January 28, 2020 from Wednesday Books

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NO FRILLS

by Erin Elizabeth Grammar

When eighteen-year-old, socially anxious Harajuku fashionista Holly Roads is infected by blood that bestows destructive strength, she strikes a deal with a trigger-happy, demoted CIA prodigy: Capture the mutant his mad scientists accidentally unleashed upon San Francisco in exchange for the cure for her powers.
Coming Winter 2020 from RhetAskew Publishing

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KEEP MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

by Amelia Diane Coombs

Sparks fly when two ex-best-friends team up to save a family business in this swoon-worthy and witty debut perfect for fans of Jenn Bennett and Sarah Dessen.

 

Caroline “Chuck” Wilson has big plans for spring break—hit up estate sales to score vintage fashion finds and tour the fashion school she dreams of attending. But her dad wrecks those plans when he asks her to spend vacation working the counter at Bigmouth’s Bowl, her family’s failing bowling alley. Making things astronomically worse, Chuck finds out her dad is way behind on back rent—meaning they might be losing Bigmouth’s, the only thing keeping Chuck’s family in San Francisco.

And the one person other than Chuck who wants to do anything about it? Beckett Porter, her annoyingly attractive ex-best friend.

So when Beckett propositions Chuck with a plan to make serious cash infiltrating the Bay Area action bowling scene, she accepts. But she can’t shake the nagging feeling that she’s acting irrational—too much like her mother for comfort. Plus, despite her best efforts to keep things strictly business, Beckett’s charm is winning her back over…in ways that go beyond friendship.

 

If Chuck fails, Bigmouth’s Bowl and their San Francisco legacy are gone forever. But if she succeeds, she might just get everything she ever wanted.
Coming Summer 2020 from Simon Pulse

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THE KNOCKOUT

by S.A Patel

Seventeen-year-old Muay Thai fighter Kareena Thakkar’s world is turned upside down when she learns she’s landed an invitation to the US Open, which could lead to a spot on the first-ever Muay Thai Olympics team. But to make it to the US Open, she has to come clean about being a Muay Thai fighter—a sport that her traditional Indian community deems too rough for girls —and own who she truly is.

Coming Fall 2020 from Flux Books

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THE STONE OF SORROW

by Brooke Carter

Runa Unnursdóttir is not the runecaster her clan has been hoping for. She spends her days dreaming of sailing away and exploring the world instead of studying the runes and learning her spells. The villagers consider her odd, in looks and in manner. She’s nothing like her talented sister, Sýr, keeper of the sacred moonstone that ensures the village’s continued survival. But when a rival clan led by an evil witch raids the village and kidnaps her sister, Runa is forced to act. With a fallen Valkyrie by her side, and the help of a gorgeous half-elf Runa is not quite sure she can trust, the apprentice must travel to the site of an ancient runecasting competition to try to win back the magical stone. But the journey will not be easy; the three unlikely companions encounter malevolent and supernatural creatures at every turn. Somehow, Runa must summon the courage and strength to face her destiny, a destiny she never wanted. Or die trying.

Coming April 7, 2020 from Orca Book Publisher

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF

by Hayley Krischer

Trigger warning. This book covers sexual assault.

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF is told from the point of view of two high school girls, Blythe Jensen and Ali Greenleaf. At a party one night, sweet, naive Ali goes upstairs with the hottest boy in school, the beatific soccer player, Sean Nessel. Ali emerges from upstairs hysterical. She had gotten drunk with Sean and he raped her. Meanwhile Blythe Jensen, the most popular and feared girl in school is best friends with Sean Nessel. She’s also secretly in love with him. Sean begs Blythe to become friends with Ali so Blythe can cover up the story.

At first Blythe agrees to befriend Ali… but it triggers Blythe about her own past with sexual assault. When she was a freshman, she agreed to be part of an elite sexual “initiation” with senior boys. The worst part: the initiation is run by senior girls. Now that Blythe is a senior, she’s under pressure to keep the system in place, but things have changed since meeting Ali.

Ali gets her thinking… why does she put the status quo and the put male values ahead of her own? And what should she do about the upcoming initiation? Does she have the courage to change? Meanwhile, Ali shows Blythe what courage looks like when she decides to out Sean as a rapist in the school paper. In doing so, she shows Blythe and the whole school community a different path.
Coming October 2020 from Razorbill

SEEING VOICES

by Olivia Smit

Skylar Brady has a pretty good idea of how her life is going to turn out, and getting in a car accident the summer before twelfth grade isn’t supposed to be part of the plan. Although Skylar escapes mostly unharmed, the accident has stolen more than just her hearing from her: she’s also lost the close bond she used to have with her brother.

When her parents decide to take a house-sitting job halfway across the province, it’s just one more thing that isn’t going according to plan. As the summer progresses, Skylar begins to gain confidence in herself, but as she tries to mend her relationship with her brother, she stumbles upon another hidden trauma. Suddenly, she’s keeping as many secrets as she’s struggling to uncover, and creating more problems than she could ever hope to solve.
Coming April 15, 2020  from WhiteFire Publishing

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FALLING IN EVERY DIRECTION

by Nicole Tyndall

FALLING IN EVERY DIRECTION is about a girl full of creative aspiration and the boy who charms his way into her life, centering on themes of addiction, loss, and the tumultuousness of first love—and how to find strength when everything falls apart. A YA contemporary romance for fans of Jandy Nelson and The Spectacular Now.
Coming Fall 2020  from Delacorte Press/Random House

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THE GILDED ONES

by Namina Forna

In the ancient West African-inspired world of Otera, a woman’s worth is tied to her purity and she must bleed to prove it. Red blood for the pure, gold blood for the demon.

When sixteen-year-old Deka is found to be a demon, she is taken to the capital of Otera, where she learns how to fight against the monsters who are threatening the kingdom. But nothing is quite as it seems – both the world around Deka, and Deka herself…

Set in a deeply patriarchal society, Deathless explores what it is to be a woman and a monster, alongside questions of trust, control and empowerment.

Coming Summer 2002 from Delacorte 

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Ballad of AmiTHE BALLAD OF AMI MILES

by Kristy Dallas Alley

Raised in isolation at Heavenly Shepherd, her family’s trailer-dealership-turned-religious-compound, Ami Miles knows she was lucky to be born into a place of safety after the old world ended. But when her grandfather arranges to mate her with a cold-eyed stranger, she realizes that her “destiny” as one of the few females capable of still bearing children isn’t something she’s ready to face.

With the help of her aunts and uncles, she flees the only life she’s ever known, and sets off on a quest to find her long-lost mother (and hopefully a mate of her own choosing). But as she journeys, Ami discovers some surprising things about the world, her family, and herself.
Coming May 2020 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan

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A DRAGONBIRD IN THE FERN

by Laura Rueckert

When an assassin kills Princess Jiara’s older sister Scilla, her vengeful ghost is doomed to walk their city of glittering canals, tormenting loved ones until the killer is brought to justice. The mourning period hasn’t even reached its end when Scilla’s betrothed, the king of a country far away, requests that seventeen-year-old Jiara take her sister’s place as his bride.

Marrying the man meant for her sister would make her feel bad enough, but with a learning disability and years of scholarly struggles, Jiara believes her chances of learning a new language are slim. She’s terrified of life in a foreign land, where she’d be unable to communicate. Then Jiara discovers evidence that her sister’s assassin came from the king’s country. Marrying the king would allow Jiara to hunt the murderer and release her family from Scilla’s spirit, whose thirst for blood mounts every day.

With magical bracelets on her forearms and a dagger strapped to her calf (neither of which she knows how to use), she makes her way to the lush, fern-covered country of her sister’s assassin. But Jiara hasn’t even reached her new home when the first attempt is made on her life. To save her family, Jiara must find Scilla’s killer…before he murders her too.

Coming Fall 2020 from Flux

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littlecreepingLITTLE CREEPING THINGS

by Chelsea Ichaso

When she was a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. At least, that’s what she’s been told. She can’t remember anything from that day, and her town’s bullies, particularly the cruel and beautiful Melody Davenport, have never let her live it down.

But then Melody goes missing, and Cassidy thinks she may have information. She knows she should go to the cops, but she recently joked about how much she’d like to get rid of Melody. She even planned out the perfect way to do it. And then she gets a chilling text from an unknown number: I’m so glad we’re in this together.

Now it’s up to Cassidy to figure out what really happened before the truth behind Melody’s disappearance sets the whole town ablaze.

Coming Spring 2020 from Sourcebooks

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UnscriptedUNSCRIPTED

by Nicole Kronzer

Seventeen-year-old Zelda Bailey-Cho has her future all planned out: improv camp, then Second City, and finally Saturday Night Live. She’s thrilled when she lands a spot on the coveted varsity team at a prestigious improv camp, which means she’ll get to perform for professional scouts—including her hero, Nina Knightley. But even though she’s hardworking and talented, Zelda’s also the only girl on Varsity, so she’s the target for humiliation from her teammates. And her 20-year-old coach, Ben, is cruel to her at practice and way too nice to her when they’re alone. Zelda wants to fight back, but is sacrificing her best shot at her dream too heavy a price to pay? Equal parts funny and righteous, Unscripted is a moving debut novel that Printz Award winner Nina LaCour calls “a truly special book, written at exactly the right time.”
Coming April 21, 2020 from Abrams

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LoveboatTLOVEBOAT, TAIPEI

by Abigail Hing Wen

“Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.”
Abigail Hing Wen’s epic debut follows a girl named Ever Wong, whose summer takes an unexpected turn when she’s sent to Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all with endless hookups, snake-blood sake, and insane nightlife—a far cry from the strict educational program she was expecting to attend, and a long way away from her parents’ intense expectations.
Like Ever, the students of Loveboat are all hiding their own secrets and insecurities—and when their lives collide, it’s guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget.
Coming January 7, 2020 from HarperTeen

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JADE FIRE GOLD

by June CL Tan

In order to save her grandmother from a cult of dangerous priests, a peasant girl cursed with the power to steal souls enters a tenuous alliance with an exiled prince bent on taking back the Dragon Throne. The pair must learn to trust each other but are haunted by their pasts–and the true nature of her dark magic. A dual-POV YA fantasy inspired by Chinese mythology.
Coming Fall 2020 from BLINK YA/Harper Collins

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DANGEROUS REMEDY

by Kat Dunn

At the height of the Terror in the French Revolution, Camille leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding – to save those about to meet a bloody end at the guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems: the girl’s no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she? And how far will both sides go to get her back? Now Camille must choose between the safety of her friends, or the fate of the revolution itself.
Coming May 2020 from Zephyr/Head of Zeus

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THIS IS MY AMERICA

by Kim Johnson

Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking them to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time—her dad has 267 days left.

Then one night changes everything. The police arrive, pounding on the door, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. And as Tracy discovers the racist history that still haunts her small town’s present, she begins to wonder if she’s lighting the torch that will illuminate her family’s innocence . . . or lighting the fuse that will cause her world to explode.

Kim Johnson’s gripping debut is a revelation—an incendiary, crucial look at the American justice system delivered as an uplifting read where love conquers hate and justice is delivered in the face of injustice.
Coming July 27, 2020 from Random House and Listening Library


THE KING’S 100

by Karin Biggs

Sixteen-year-old Piper Parish, princess of Capalon, is a disappointment to her future STEM-only kingdom, where innovation is above all and love is believed to be an illusion of the mind. Piper’s older sister, the queen, wants Piper to focus on her impending match with her future companion and finally put an end to her odd emotions, distracting behaviors and bizarre gut-feeling that their mother survived the fatal speedcraft accident that stole the lives of both their parents. But when Piper receives an anonymous note stating her mother is alive and living in the enemy kingdom of Mondaria, Piper chooses to risk death in effort to prove once and for all that she’s not just the queen’s defective little sister. With the companionship of Chip, a piece of tech embedded in her wrist, Piper flees Capalon and enters a world where love and emotional expression are unrestricted.
Posing as Mondarian citizen Paris Marigold, Piper bumps into a cute black-haired boy named Ari who encourages her to audition for the King’s 100, an esteemed performance court of singers, magicians and drummers. Piper lands a spot as a singer and dives head-first into an unusual world of glittering dresses, girl-code, sugar, blackmail and physical contact – all while taking direction from an evil maestro.
As the search for her mother progresses, so do Piper’s friendships with her fellow court members and feelings for Ari. Piper risks death if she is revealed to be the Capalon princess, but discovers that living a life without the freedom to love might actually be the most dangerous risk of all.
Coming July 2020 from Immortal Works Press

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CAST IN FIRELIGHT

by Dana Swift

A YA fantasy about two teens destined to inherit a magical empire, who must put aside their misgivings about each other when a deadly plot is unearthed.
Coming Fall 2020 from Random House/Delacorte

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NO TRUE BELIEVERS

by Rabiah York Lumbard

Salma Bakkioui has always loved living in her suburban cul-de-sac, with her best friend Mariam next door, and her boyfriend Amir nearby. Then things start to change. Friends start to distance themselves. Mariam’s family moves when her father’s patients no longer want a Muslim chiropractor. Even trusted teachers look the other way when hostile students threaten Salma at school.

After a terrorist bombing nearby, Islamaphobia tightens its grip around Salma and her family. Shockingly, she and Amir find themselves with few allies as they come under suspicion for the bombing. As Salma starts to investigate who is framing them, she uncovers a deadly secret conspiracy with suspicious ties to her new neighbors–but no one believes her. Salma must use her coding talent, wits, and faith to expose the truth and protect the only home she’s ever known–before it’s too late.

Coming February 11, 2020 from Crown

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A WICKED MAGIC

by Sasha Laurens

The Black Book showed Dan and Liss how to transform themselves into witches. They never thought they’d need its help to stay best friends forever.
Until a stroke of bad luck and a totally messed-up spell ruined everything.
Until Johnny, Liss’s boyfriend, disappeared from a crossroads in the middle of the night.
Now, it’s been months since his disappearance–and since Dan and Liss last spoke. That doesn’t stop Liss from barging back into Dan’s life with startling news: Johnny’s trapped in the grips of a trickster demon, and Liss won’t rest until she brings him home.
Dan lets herself be drawn back into Liss’ charismatic orbit to make their mistake right, although it means facing the dark thoughts she’s tried so hard to ignore. Liss is sure that saving Johnny is the one thing that will stop her life—and her college applications—from imploding around her. But the path to rescuing Johnny is rockier than they’d expected, and neither of them might be strong enough to confront what they’re searching for.
Too bad they don’t know that Alexa, Dan’s new best friend, is a witch too, and she’s dealing with a magical disaster of her own.
Coming July 27, 2020 from Razorbill

 

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YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN

by Leah Johnson

Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay—Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.

But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz’s plans come crashing down—until she’s reminded of her school’s scholarship for prom king and queen. There’s nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.

The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She’s smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?

Coming June 2, 2020 from Scholastic

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The Queen’s Council

by Emma Theriault

The Queen’s Council is a YA historical fantasy series that reimagines the Disney Princesses as young rulers coming into power, aided by a mysterious force that weaves between their individual stories. The series will launch in fall 2020 with Theriault’s take on Belle during the early days of the French Revolution, caught between her new royal life and her “provincial” roots.
Coming Fall 2020 from Disney-Hyperion

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The Court of Miracles

by Kester Grant

For anyone who knows that Eponine deserved so much more.

The French Revolution has failed. In the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, young cat burglar Eponine fights to protect her adopted sister Cosette from a ruthless slave-lord in this reimagining of Les Miserables and the Jungle Book.
Coming June 2, 2020 from Random House

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Star Daughter

by Shveta Thakrar

The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. But when a flare of starfire injures her human father, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.

Sheetal’s quest will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must act as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens—or risk never returning to Earth at all.

Coming August 11, 2020 from HarperTeen

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The Best Laid Plans

by Cameron Lund

When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely’s own eighteenth birthday party, she knows it’s time for drastic measures. If she’s going to avoid heading to college without any experience of her own, she needs to find the guy, and fast. Problem is, she’s known all the boys in her small high school forever, and it’s kinda hard to be into a guy when you watched him eat crayons in kindergarten. So she can’t believe her luck when she meets a ridiculously hot new guy named Dean.

Not only does he look like he’s fallen out of a classic movie poster, but he drives a motorcycle, flirts with ease, and might actually be into her. But Dean’s already in college, and Keely is convinced he’ll drop her if he finds out how inexperienced she is. That’s when she talks herself into a new plan: her lifelong best friend, Andrew, would never hurt or betray her, and he’s clearly been with enough girls that he can show her the ropes before she goes all the way with Dean. Of course, the plan only works if Andrew and Keely stay friends–just friends–so things are about to get complicated.

Coming April 07, 2020 from Razorbiill

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The Existence of Bea Pearl

by Candice Marley Conner

Sixteen-year-old Bea Pearl knows her brother isn’t dead. Even if her parents don’t agree. Even if the entire town doesn’t believe her. She knows it’s true. When orders came to evacuate Lake George due to rising floodwaters, Bea Pearl saw Jim head toward the river. She followed him. Only she returned.

When her parents have Jim declared legally dead, Bea Pearl decides it’s up to her to figure out where her brother could be if he is alive, and so begins to unravel the mystery of his disappearance. But it seems like someone else wants to know what he was hiding when his bedroom is ransacked. More clues come together: a scrap of paper, mysterious numbers that may lead to swamp monkeys, Jim’s shoes turning up in unexpected places. Bea Pearl can’t figure out what connects them all until she’s stolen from her bed in the dead of night.

Bea Pearl’s insistence that Jim’s alive and her quest to figure out why he went down to a flooding river in the first place takes a toll on her shattering family. But she must unearth the truth surrounding her presumed dead brother. Otherwise, the rumors are true and she has killed him. Because if Jim can stop existing, could she too?
Coming Fall 2020 from Owl Hollow Press

Jennifer Strange
Jennifer Strange

by Cat Scully

When her father disappears, Jennifer Strange moves in with her estranged sister Liz in Savannah, Georgia, one of the most haunted places in the United States. When the ghosts begin to tear Jennifer and Liz’s lives apart, the sisters must learn to trust each other again if they hope to uncover the truth about their family history. If they can’t sort out their differences, they’ll not only destroy the veil between the living and the dead, but fall into the hands of a rival family that wants them dead. Cat Scully’s illustrations bring the ghosts and demons of her fictional world to eerie and beautiful life, harkening back to the style of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK and Ransom Riggs’ MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN.
Coming July 21, 2020 from Haverhill House Publishing

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A Miracle of Roses

by Diana Pinguicha

Seventeen-year-old Yzabel of Aragon is engaged to marry the King of Portugal. Under her touch, food turns to flowers, an ability she’s kept hidden from all save for her personal guard and lady’s maid.

With the populace starving, Yzabel needs to find out a way to end her curse. But her power is not so easily tamed, and she sets to find an Enchanted Moura rumored to live nearby. Inside a magical stone, she finds Fatyan, and together they enter a bargain. Fatyan will teach Yzabel how to master her magic; in return, Yzabel will give Fatyan freedom from the stone, and a job in the Queen’s household.

As she begins to control her power, Yzabel sneaks out of the castle to leave loaves of bread to the poor. Yet it becomes almost impossible to evade her betrothed, his questions, and her future duties in his bed. Duties Yzabel isn’t sure she can perform, for she’s in love with Fatyan, and the magic she bears is the least of her problems.

Coming Fall 2020 from Entangled Teen

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Some Kind of Animal

by Maria Romasco Moore

Jo lives in the same town where her mother disappeared fifteen years ago. Everyone knows what happened to Jo’s mom. Now people are starting to talk about Jo. She’s barely passing her classes and falls asleep at her desk every day. She’s following in her mom’s footsteps. Jo has a secret — she has a twin sister. Her sister is not like most people. She lives in the woods, wild and free. Night after night, as often as she can manage, Jo slips out of her bedroom window and meets her sister in the woods, where together they run, fearlessly.

When Jo’s twin attacks a boy from town, the people in town assume it must have been Jo. Now Jo has to decide whether to tell the world about her sister or to run.
Coming August 4, from Delacorte

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Ignite the Sun

by Hanna C. Howard

Siria Nightingale has never seen the sun, but neither has anyone else her age in the kingdom of Terra Volat. For sixteen years–her entire life–the world has been shrouded in enchanted Darkness, a declared protective gift from the Witch Queen who rules there. And though Siria has an inexplicable fear of the dark, she also longs to win the approval of her strict and demanding parents, who want to see her selected for the Queen’s court.

She heads, therefore, to the Royal City, to the very center of the Queen’s Darkness, in hopes of pleasing her parents. But what she discovers at the Choosing Ball will change her life and send her on a quest that could bring back the Light–or doom the kingdom to shadow forever. With a ragtag group of rebels, Siria sets her course for the far north, toward the last vestiges of the light, where it is rumored the sun might still be found… and saved.
Coming November 2020 from Blink/HarperCollins

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Who I Was With Her

by Nita Tyndall

In which a closeted bisexual teen girl loses her secret girlfriend in a car accident, and finds herself mourning the loss of a person and relationship no one around her knew existed, completely unable to talk about it with anyone.
Coming September 2020 from HarperTeen

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Agnes at the End of the World

by Kelly McWilliams

The Village meets Octavia Butler’s After the Fire in this unique, voice-driven novel from Kelly McWilliams.

Agnes loves her home of Red Creek–its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town’s strict laws. What she doesn’t know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled by a madman who calls himself a prophet.

Then Agnes meets Danny, an Outsider boy, and begins to question what is and isn’t a sin. Her younger brother, Ezekiel, will die without the insulin she barters for once a month, even though medicine is considered outlawed. Is she a sinner for saving him? Is her sister, Beth, a sinner for dreaming of the world beyond Red Creek? As the Prophet grows more dangerous, Agnes realizes she must escape with Ezekiel and leave everyone else, including Beth, behind. But it isn’t safe Outside, either: A viral pandemic is burning through the population at a terrifying rate. As Agnes ventures forth, a mysterious connection grows between her and the Virus. But in a world where faith, miracles, and cruelty have long been indistinguishable, will Agnes be able to choose between saving her family and saving the world?
Coming June 9, 2020 from Little, Brown Young Readers

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ghost wood songGhost Wood Song

by Erica Waters

Shady Grove is her father’s daughter, through and through. She inherited his riotous, curly hair, his devotion to bluegrass, and his ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle.

That cursed instrument drowned with him, though, when his car went off the road, taking with it the whispering ghosts, nightmares, and the grief and obsession that forced her daddy to play.

But Shady’s brother was just accused of murder, and so she has a choice to make: unearth the fiddle that sang her father to the grave and speak to the dead to clear her brother’s name, or watch the only family she has left splinter to pieces.

The ghosts have secrets to keep, but Shady will make those old bones sing.
Coming July 21, 2020 from HarperTeen

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