Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN August 2018
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Access Restricted by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
A follow-up to All Rights Reserved finds Speth leaving Vermaine in the hands of her friends to promote freedom outside their city and continue searching for the parents who were sold into indentured servitude years earlier. Word$ No. 2
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Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns by day as the mysterious, wealthy Holly Vanderhees, but by night, she teams up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn under the guise of Catwoman to wreak havoc throughout Gotham City — and she just may be Batwing’s undoing as she tangles with him at night and her devilishly handsome neighbor, Luke Fox, by day. DC Icons
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Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
Sent by the queen to investigate transgressions committed by the powerful Ballenger dynasty, a talented former street thief unexpectedly falls for the clan’s young leader, who becomes her ally and rival in an escalating game of cat and mouse. Remnant Chronicles
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
A Persian-American youth who prefers pop culture to the traditions of his mixed family struggles with clinical depression and the misunderstandings of older relatives while bonding with a boy who helps him embrace his Iranian heritage. A first novel.
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The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé
Convinced she is possessed when she begins losing time and noticing impossible things, Marianne attempts an exorcism and finds herself at the mercy of a nightmarish entity that demands she make restitution or be trapped in permanent darkness.
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Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff
Stumbling across a clue to the legendary third pillar of Hercules, Delilah Dirk and Selim embark on an Indiana Jones-style caper that pits them against a ruthless enemy and forces her to team up with rival Jason Merrick. Delilah Dirk No. 3
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Disasterland by James Patterson with Robison Wells.
Permitted to return to their small southern town a year after being evacuated as a result of a freak power-plant accident, natives Maggie and Jordan witness unsettling changes in their community, including hostilities that are turning teens against one another.
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Fierce Like a Firestorm by Lana Popovic
A conclusion to the duology that began with Wicked Like a Wildfire finds Iris whisked away to an uncanny realm between the worlds of the living and dead, while Lina unearths dark secrets to outmaneuver an all-consuming power.
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Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert
Fearing she will not be accepted into her conservatory of choice in spite of her dedication to the violin after her mother’s abandonment, Yvonne bonds with a street musician before an unexpected pregnancy challenges her prospects. By the award-winning author of Pointe.
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The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell
A young noblewoman becomes an outlaw fighting for justice when her older brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates and begins abusing the local commoners.
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Fresh Ink: An Anthology by Lamar Giles, ed.
Edited by the Edgar Award-nominated author of Fake ID and featuring contributions by some of today’s most recognizable diverse authors, a boundary-breaking anthology includes short stories, a graphic novel and a one-act play on such topics as gentrification, acceptance, poverty and coming out.
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Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black
Targeted with suspicion as the daughter of a convicted murderer in the wake of a string of local killings, Valentine finds unexpected support from the son of the man her mother killed years earlier and is forced to confront her own dark secrets. A first novel.
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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
An atheist student at a Catholic school befriends a feminist who aspires to become a priest before joining a secret support group, Heretics Anonymous, where his new gay, Jewish, pagan and other outcast friends organize anti-discrimination protests.
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Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes
Admired as a hero in the aftermath of a fire involving a homeless person, Embry hides the truth about what really happened before she begins to receive anonymous threats that blackmail her into putting her loved ones at risk. By the author of Liars, Inc.
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How to Breathe Underwater by Vicky Skinner
Pressured to be perfect all her life, a talented young swimmer gives up her ambitions when her parents split up and she is forced to move to a new school, where she navigates difficult changes and a hopeless crush.
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In Another Time by Caroline Leech
Volunteering for the Scottish Highlands’ Women’s Timber Corps while World War II rages in Europe, Maisie McCall bonds with mysterious fellow lumberjack, John Lindsay, who reveals that he has been fighting the pain of a heartbreaking past.
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The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman
A contemporary story inspired by the classic His Girl Friday finds an aspiring journalist quitting the school paper and ending her long-term relationship with its baffled editor-in-chief before a lockdown at the prom challenges their respective goals.
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Mirage by Somaiya Daud
An epic fantasy inspired by the author’s Moroccan heritage depicts an 18-year-old dreamer who is forced to work as a body double to protect a princess who is so hated that she is being targeted by death threats.
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Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch by Serena Valentino
The centuries-old, timeless tale of the beautiful princess’s triumph over the old witch who seeks to steal her youth and beauty is now told from the perspective of the old witch, in a tale of mothers and daughters, youth and dark magic. Villains No. 5
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#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
In a near future world, where good and honest citizens enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons streamed live on The Postman app, 17-year-old Dee Guerrera and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, must prove that she’s innocent of committing a heinous crime before she ends up being wrongfully put to death for the world to see.
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My Life Uploaded by Rae Earl
Starting an advice vlog as a way of making a difference, a sensible teen finds herself navigating fame, trolls and a social media war with an Instagram queen before she is forced to reconcile her online persona with her role as a friend and daughter.
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Neverwake by Amy Plum
Still trapped in the nightmare world where one of their companions has already been lost, Cata and Ant work together to survive against odds that are further complicated by elements from their past. Dreamfall No. 2
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Nine by Zach Hines
In a dystopian alternate-world debut novel, humans have nine lives and are encouraged by the government to use them up, offering death incentives aimed at controlling overpopulation, but when Julian finally succumbs, he uncovers suspicious gaps in the rebirth system and is soon on the verge of exposing the greatest conspiracy ever unleashed on the world.
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The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby
When Mari Turner experiences major backlash after revealing to her thousands of online followers that her social media persona is all a lie, she impulsively decides to get away from it all by hiking the entire John Muir trail, which she and her late cousin Bri had planned to do together, in an effort to find the self she fears she’s lost.
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The Prodigy by John Feinstein
A talented golf star set to earn a full scholarship to the university of his choice is thwarted by his father’s ambitions for him to skip school and go straight to the pros, a situation that leads the boy to work with an advisor and navigate the challenges of remaining an amateur long enough to bring home the legendary green jacket.
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The Raging Ones by Becca Ritchie & Krista Ritchie
In a freezing world where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens unexpectedly survive their deathdays and compete for a highly sought-after spot on a new mission to space in order to escape from the planet. A first young adult novel by the authors of the Like Us series.
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The Revolution by Leopoldo Gout
Three teen geniuses from diverse backgrounds fight an online terrorist ring while rescuing an imprisoned parent and preparing for a final showdown with a misguided mastermind, in a conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Con and The Game. Genius No. 3
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Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller
A concluding sequel to Mask of Shadows finds Sal’s efforts to identify and defeat the lords who killed her family complicated by Elise’s virtual imprisonment, the queen’s ulterior motives and disturbing reports from the north. Mask of Shadows No. 2
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Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
When her loved ones are killed by a corrupt warlord and his bloodthirsty armies, Caledonia Styx becomes the captain of a crew of women determined to bring the killers of their families to justice, a situation that is complicated when an enemy asks to defect to her ship.
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The Soul Keepers by Devon Taylor. Created by Rich Deas.
Awakening in the afterlife after dying, a boy is recruited to join the crew of a colossal seafaring vessel tasked with ferrying the souls of the dead, a mysterious job marked by vicious, soul-eating monsters and a demon who wants something the boy has. Soul Sweeper No. 1
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Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi
Three Star-Touched World tales of magic and adventure include “Death and Night,” “Poison and Gold” and “Rose and Sword.” By the best-selling author of The Star-Touched Queen.
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The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
A teen with Asperger’s navigates family troubles, her first kiss with a crush and the challenges of pretending to be “normal” in a world where she does not understand the social rules of conduct.
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These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
A first entry in a new series by the best-selling author of the Snow Like Ashes books finds a soldier and a pirate teaming up to search for a missing diplomat from a religious country whose crown prince must reverse his people’s fear of magic.
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To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
When Savannah, a high school senior, must live alone with her weight-obsessed mother after her older sister goes off to college and her mother begins pressuring her about her own eating habits, Savvy finds consolation in a new relationship with George, the cute new boy at school with insecurities of his own.
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A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
Bearing the consequences of her father’s erstwhile golden touch, golden-skinned Princess Kora harbors secret powers that become more difficult to hide, before a thief complicates her courtship with a charming young duke.
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The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
In the concluding entry in the trilogy set 100 years into a future where millions lead scandalous lives in a glamorous Manhattan supertower, Leda, Watt, Rylin, Avery and Calliope hide dangerous secrets capable of destroying their world. Thousandth Floor No. 3
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We Regret to Inform You by A. E. Kaplan
Rejected by every Ivy League and safety college she applies to, a top-scoring high achiever worries that her hard work and her mother’s sacrifices have been for nothing and grapples with an increasingly uncertain future while struggling to understand what went wrong.
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