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Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2018
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Active Memory by Dan Wells
Growing up in a world where technology connects everyone’s minds to one another, teen hacker Marisa Carneseca struggles to uncover the truth about the accident in which she lost her arm and a mob boss’s wife died, a situation that is complicated by a grisly finding at the scene of a gangland shooting. Mirador No. 3
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell, comp.
An anthology of 17 historical and diverse short stories includes contributions by such leading LGBTQ authors as Alex Sanchez, Dahlia Adler and Kody Keplinger and includes such diverse tales as a retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” set in war-torn 1870s Mexico and a story of forbidden love in a 16th-century Spanish convent.
All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson
Keeping vigil in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital in the hours after a bridge collapse rocks the city, a group of teens endure painful secrets and fears for their injured loved ones while struggling to resolve the difficulties of their pasts and the uncertainties of their futures. A first novel.
American Panda by Gloria Chao
Struggling with guilt stemming from her parents’ cultural expectations about her future as a proper wife and doctor, a 17-year-old Taiwanese-American college freshman hides the truth about her germaphobia and her crush on a Japanese classmate before reconnecting with her brother, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman. A first novel.
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
A teen born via parthenogenesis to a virgin mother discovers her baffling ability to heal when she saves her longtime crush from a gunshot wound, a situation that is complicated by other seeming miracles and manifestations. By the award-winning author of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley.
Banished by Betsy Schow
A conclusion to the trilogy that began with Spelled finds Princess Dorothea struggling to recover her memory in a Kansas hospital while Rexi fights to save the land of Story from the Wicked Witch. Storymakers No. 3
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Born one of the revered Belles in the opulent world of Orleans, where people are naturally born gray and seek the talented Belles to transform themselves with beauty, Camellia dreams of being declared the queen’s favorite before her arrival at court exposes dark and dangerous realities within the palace walls. Belles No. 1
Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes
A companion to the Coretta Scott King Award-winning Bronx Masquerade follows an aspiring journalist’s participation in a poetry class that he hopes will help him write more expressively, an endeavor that reveals the challenges being faced by his classmates, from intolerance and bullying to health problems and dysfunctional family lives.
Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza
A sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies finds Rhee risking her crown to negotiate peace terms with villainous media star Nero, while framed assassin Aly plots revenge and Kara seeks technology that will erase her royal past.
The Book of Pearl by Timothee de Fombelle. Trans by Sara Ardizzone & Sam Gordon.
Trapped in a Parisian marshmallow shop on the eve of World War II, a youth who anticipates great romance in the fairy-tale homeworld from which he originates struggles to find the elements of his own story before his memory and love are lost forever. By the author of A Prince Without a Kingdom.
Break Us by Jennifer Brown
A conclusion to the popular series that includes Dare You finds police academy applicant Nikki Kill using her synesthesia to unravel the mystery of her mother’s murder, uncovering her family’s deep ties to crimes that challenge her romance with Detective Martinez. Shade Me No. 3
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Escaping to a small southern town when an injury that nobody believes was caused by her ex puts her athletic future at risk, Peyton resists her attraction to a local MMA fighter before her old and new lives collide, forcing her to confront difficult truths. By the best-selling author of Unbreakable.
By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell
A traveling circus held together by a centuries-old curse that dooms its members to participate in an endless, ageless series of performances snares 17-year-old recruit Emmaline King, who reluctantly searches for the curse’s next recipient while resisting her feelings for a carpenter and searching for a way to break the curse.
The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb
Committing herself to focusing on her responsibilities during her senior year only to fall head over heels for a Jewish newcomer, Aden embarks on a tantalizingly warm friendship that gives her new perspectives into her late mother’s faith, a situation that is overshadowed by her uncertainty about the young man’s feelings. A first novel.
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
When the evil Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race against the fearsome Pirate King to claim a legendary hidden treasure. Daughter of the Pirate Queen No. 2
The Defiant by Lesley Livingston
A sequel to The Valiant finds Fallon and her warrior sisters pressed into a vicious confl ict with a rival gladiator academy, a battle that places her relationship with Cai and the heart of the Roman Empire at risk. By the award-winning author of the Wondrous Strange trilogy.
The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by Nonieqa Ramos
Classified as “disturbed” by her school and the Child Protective Services that took her little brother away from the home they share with a volatile parent, 15-year-old Macy explains her world in unfl inching detail, revealing why she acts out, why her brother was taken away, her relationship with her incarcerated father and why she is determined to protect her best friend by any means necessary.
Don’t Forget Me by Victoria Stevens
Sent to beautiful eastern Australia to live with the father she has never met, 17-year-old Hazel worries about her mother, who is suffering with early-onset Alzheimer’s, before slowly piecing together a new life with a kindhearted friend and his elusive twin, who are mourning their own losses. A first novel.
Dotmeme by Mike Lancaster
A sequel to dotwav finds British Intelligence youth operative Joe uncovering a link between an unreleased computer component and a popular, highly secretive gaming company at the same time talented hacker Ani infiltrates a vigilante hacking ring that uses viral social media to damage the world’s governments.
The Dragon’s Curse by Bethany Wiggins
Embarking on elite warrior training after a cursed Prince Golmarr is forced to go into hiding, Princess Sorrowlynn is forced into marriage with a royal from an enemy kingdom and resolves to escape, defeat a predatory two-headed dragon and reunite with her true love. By the author of The Dragon’s Price. Transference Trilogy No. 2
Everlife by Gena Showalter
A conclusion to the trilogy that began with Firstlife and Lifeblood finds numbers-obsessed Ten Lockwood resorting to extreme lengths to stop a brewing war while reconstructing the bridge connecting the two afterworld realms. Everlife No. 3
Fade to Us by Julia Day
Looking forward to a promising summer job and spending time with a new stepsibling who has Asperger’s, Brooke sets aside her own priorities in order to volunteer as a backstage crewmember so she can help oversee her stepsister’s participation in a musical theater program, a project that leads to a complicated relationship with charming and fascinating Micah, the production’s stage manager.
Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
Perturbed by a loss of control that only one of them remembers, ambitious Vivi and nursing student TJ reunite at a university hospital, where their bond is deepened by their care for a troublesome but insightful young patient.
Fourth Dimension by Eric Walters
Moving into a new condo building with her ex-Marine mother and younger brother, 15-year-old Emma becomes concerned when a series of power outages escalate to a massive blackout that halts travel and communication, forcing her family to camp on a nearby island where increasingly desperate and violent people scavenge for food and safety.
Game of Secrets by Kim Foster
Hiding the extraordinary abilities that cause innocent people in Victorian London to be targeted and eliminated by a shadowy organization of huntsmen, Felicity is whisked away to a secret school to use her talents to become an elite assassin, an effort that is challenged by the queen’s upcoming Golden Jubilee and the acts of a traitor.
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
Labeled as a troublemaker in spite of her bright mind, 16-year-old Zarin, a teen growing up in Saudi Arabia, engages in a forbidden relationship with a Parsi boy before a tragic accident brings everything others believed about the girl into question. A first novel.
The Greed by Scott Bergstrom
A sequel to The Cruelty finds Gwen assuming a new identity to escape the men who are hunting her, an effort that is further challenged when she reconnects with her long-missing father, whose frustrating lies complicate their safety. Cruelty No. 2
Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship by L. M. Elliott
The bestselling author of Between the States presents a richly detailed historical novel inspired by the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Peggy Schuyler, describing how the latter was challenged by the realities of war to distinguish herself from her remarkable sisters and make her own mark on history.
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre
A savvy young criminal with an antisocial disorder is recruited to attend the Honors space program and joins a team on a sentient spaceship destined for the far reaches of the galaxy only to discover dangerous secrets hidden among the stars. By the award-winning author of Prince of Shadows.
Hunger: A Tale of Courage by Donna Jo Napoli
A tale inspired by the Irish potato famine follows the experiences of a farm girl who struggles to protect her family in the wake of the devastating blight while hiding her friendship with the daughter of a wealthy landowner. By the award-winning author of Hush.
I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter
Wanting nothing more than to stay below the radar at the beginning of high school, a bullied girl is abducted and violently raped by someone who repeatedly gets away with it, a situation that forces her to both acknowledge her own humanity and rescue herself. A first novel.
Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
A prodigy in the science of scriptology uses her talents to write new worlds into creation before following her abducted mother into the real world, where she is challenged to recruit the help of a secret society of fellow “mad geniuses” to unveil a dangerous political conspiracy.
Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
Experiencing his first crush when pretty newcomer Jena arrives at school, vegetarian teen Josh forges an unexpected friendship with the girl and begins to question the depth of his feelings and whether or not she returns them. By the best-selling author of Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
When her dreams for an education and a new start are shattered by her mother’s arrest for killing her abusive father, Brooke struggles to care for her siblings while wondering if her mother’s acts were premeditated or in self-defense, a situation that transforms Brooke’s sense of identity and place in the world. By the author of The Way I Used to Be.
Nexus by Scott Westerfeld. Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti
Three award-winning authors present a conclusion to the trilogy that includes Swarm, depicting a scattered band of superpowered Zeroes comrades who battle inner demons and threats to their survival while preparing for an ultimate confrontation.
People Like Us by Dana Mele
When a girl is found dead at her elite boarding school, soccer-star Kay Donovan follows a scavenger hunt which implicates suspects increasingly close to herself, unraveling her group of popular friends and perfectly constructed life. A first novel.
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
A boy who has been in stasis aboard a ship preserving Earth’s most valued artifacts and a girl from a ship-raiding family who is hired to steal the ship’s invaluable cargo become unexpected allies in a battle against invading aliens who use sound to kill. By the author of Shutter.
The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato
Joining a summer library writing group that she only meant to be a casual pastime, Teddi finds her writing triggering disturbing memories of a lost childhood friend and begins to question everything she believed about the girl before she is visited by a persistent ghost at the same time she begins falling for two different boys. By the author of The Namesake.
Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
A CIA prodigy who hides behind the identity of an everyday student, Peter Smith fi nds his cover blown by a classmate’s viral photo and tweets about Peter’s prowess on the track fi eld, leading to an attack on his school and his resolve to take down a murderous hacker.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
The best-selling cartoonist of In Real Life presents a graphically illustrated fairy tale set in Paris at the dawn of the modern age, where a cross-dressing prince hides his identity as a popular fashion icon and falls for a brilliant dressmaker who knows his secret at the same time his royal parents begin searching for a traditional bride for him to marry.
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
Wanting nothing more than to master her creative abilities and be chosen by a patron, 17-year-old Brienna of the southern kingdom of Valenia is rejected by all except a disgraced lord, whose big plans for her future embroil her in a dangerous plot to overthrow the king and restore a rightful ruler.
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Devoting herself to her musical career six months after the events of Wintersong, Liesl struggles with her brother’s cold withdrawal and her own inability to forget the austere young man who inspired her efforts. Wintersong No. 2
Shatter by Aprilynne Pike
Betrayed by the person who offered to help her escape, Danica is forced into marriage with the violent ruler of a near-future Versailles where residents live in the style of the 1700s, a situation that tempts her to use her court infl uence to secure love, freedom and a better understanding of herself. By the best-selling author of the Wings series.
Speak: The Graphic Novel. Second Edition by Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus by Emily Carroll.
Adapted by the author and featuring artwork by an Eisner Award winner, a graphic novel edition of the award-winning novel follows the experiences of a girl who is rendered an outcast for her role in breaking up an end-of-summer party during which she was raped by a popular boy.
S.T.A.G.S. by M. A. Bennett
Ignored and bullied at an elite boarding school where privileged students dictate the social order, a token scholarship student is unexpectedly invited by a ruling clique to an exclusive weekend retreat of outdoor hunting as part of her initiation into the group, a situation that turns deadly when she discovers that she is the intended prey.
The Sweetest Kind of Fate by Crystal Cestari
Astonished when her archnemesis, Ivy, asks for her help, legendary matchmaker Amber Sand is baffled by Ivy’s claims that her sister ismarrying the wrong person, asituation that leads to a dangerous spell and illuminates Amber’s own diffi culties with loving a boy who is destined for someone else. Windy City Magic No. 2
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
A first installment in a highly anticipated new Tortall legend follows the experiences of a talented youngest student at the Imperial University of Carthak, who, alongside his best friends Varice and Ozorne, is forced to decide where his true loyalties lie. Numair Chronicles No. 1
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Tiring of the oppressive limits imposed on women in the medieval kingdom of Goredd, strong-minded Tess flees when her family decides to send her to a nunnery and embarks on a journey in the Southlands, pretending to be a boy, before running into a dragon friend who helps her find purpose and a way to make peace with a troubling secret past.
This Heart of Mine by C. C. Hunter
When her life is saved by an unlikely heart transplant, 17-year-old Leah is plagued by unsettling dreams when she learns that the donor was a classmate and possible suicide victim, a situation that compels her to team up with the donor’s grieving twin to search for answers.
This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell
Unable to accept police rulings that her missing black boyfriend has run away from their white community, a girl on the eve of graduation begins to receive threats and writes complex love letters about her fears and her search for answers. By the author of Trafficked.
To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough
A sequel to To Catch a Killer finds teen sleuth and forensic scientist in training Erin Blake and her best friends, Spam and Lysa, preparing for CSI summer camp, while Victor and newly graduated intern Journey reexamine evidence from the murder trial that sent Journey’s father to prison. Erin Blake No. 2
The Traitor Prince by C. J. Redwine
Thrown into prison by the man who has stolen his identity, Javan is forced to fi ght his way out during the prison’s twice-yearly tournament in the hope of gaining an audience with the king, an effort that is assisted by a slave girl who harbors a dangerous secret. Ravenspire No. 3
The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Embroiled in a cruel immortal king’s palace politics in spite of having spent three years in exile, the daughter of a high-ranking official is kidnapped by a group of rebels who require her to search for a lost weapon capable of destroying the throne, a plan that she endeavors to sabotage despite conflicting loyalties. By the best-selling author of the Ascendance Trilogy.
The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
A swashbuckling adventure based on a true story follows the experiences of a girl who flees a life of limited prospects and disguises herself as a boy on board a merchant’s ship before joining a band of women pirates and embarking on a life of freedom and a forbidden romance. A first novel.
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper
Lushly illustrated with evocative imagery, a poignant tale about a young Holocaust survivor finds her struggling to survive, rebuild and come to terms with the losses of her family and everything she knew after being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp, a situation that is complicated by her growing feelings for a fellow survivor.
When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas
Comforted by a shimmering figure who helps them see, hear and write in inspired ways, three siblings struggle to heal in the aftermath of their father’s departure and wonder how they will ever be the same after their transformative experiences. By the award-winning author of Because You’ll Never Meet Me.
Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay
A solitary, naturally flawed human in a world of perfect clones struggles to understand his existence while unexpectedly falling for a clone, Althea-310, who harbors a growing suspicion that she is different from her clone sisters.