Book Releases

2018 Book Releases On My Radar:

An asterisk (*) indicates that the book is a diverse read (a diverse book and/or a book written by a diverse author). This inclusivity encompasses people of color (POC), indigenous people, LGBTQIA, gender identity, religious minorities, religious movements, people with disabilities and diseases (seen and unseen) and mental diseases and disorders. If a title is missing an asterisk, feel free to kindly reach out.

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January 2, 2018
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu*
Chainbreaker by Tara Sim*
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp*
March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine by Melba Pattillo Beals*
Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz, Renée Watson*
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet. by Jennifer L. Armentrout, etc…*
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon*
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly
As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia Cole

January 9, 2018
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman*
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

January 11, 2018
The Sacrifice Box
by Martin Stewart

January 16, 2018
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed*
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando
Zenith by Lindsay Cummings, Sasha Alsberg

January 23, 2018
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi*
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann*
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

January 30, 2018
This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins*
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer, Stephen Gilpin, Douglas Holgate*
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O’Connor
Keeper by Kim Chance
Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
BRAVE by Rose McGowan

February 6, 2018
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton*
American Panda by Gloria Chao*
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones*
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi*
By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell*
Checked by Cynthia Kadohata*
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi*
Winterfolk by Janel Kolby
Marabel and the Book of Fate by Tracy Barrett
Layover by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer
All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson
Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
I’ve Got This Round by Mamrie Hart
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

February 13, 2018
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard*
Active Memory by Dan Wells*
#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid*
Nexus by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti*
When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas
Break Us by Jennifer Brown
Honor Among Thieves by Ann Aguirre & Rachel Caine
The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine

February 20, 2018
Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza*
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
Flight Season by Marie Marquardt

February 27, 2018
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena*
Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face by Lauren Toyota*
Where I Live by Brenda Rufener
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Everlife by Gena Showalter
People Like Us by Dana_Mele
The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell

March 6, 2018
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi*
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi*
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo*
Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst*
The Place Between Breaths by An Na*
The Hunger by Alma Katsu*
The Sky at Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi*
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk*
Boomerang by Helene Dunbar
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Genesis by Brendan Reichs
Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton
Falling with Wings: A Mother’s Story by Dianna De La Garza with Vickie McIntyre*
The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O’Connor
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire
The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum

March 8
Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber

March 13, 2018
12 Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn*
The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood*
Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner
Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau

March 20, 2017
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles*
Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman*
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova*
Losing Leah by Tiffany King
Over Raging Tides by Jennifer Ellision
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco*

March 27, 2018
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi*
Live in Infamy by Caroline Tung Richmond*
Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman*
Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning by Leslie Odom Jr
The Way the Light Bends by Cordelia Jensen
The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, & Michelle Schusterman
In Her Skin by Kim Savage
Frat Girl by Kiley Roache
Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood
Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

April 1, 2018
Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy

April 3, 2018
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland*
Rebound by Kwame Alexander*
What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey
Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren
The Window by Amelia Brunskill
Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion
Antipodes by Michele Bacon

April 10, 2018
Sunny by Jason Reynolds*
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody*
Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert*
Paper Girls, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan*
Runaways Vol. 1 by Rainbow Rowell & Kris Anka*
Rewind by Carolyn O’Doherty
The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

April 17, 2018
Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz*
Shadow Call by AdriAnne Strickland, Michael Miller

April 24, 2018
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli*

May 1, 2018
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis*
Ship It by Britta Lundin*
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt
Whisper by Lynette Noni
9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno
If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales*
Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Edited by Roxane Gay*
Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell, Illustrated by Kris Anka
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan*
All Summer Long by Hope Larson

May 8, 2018
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo*
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed*
The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak
Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith*
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy*
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Jessica Jones, Vol. 3: Return of the Purple Man by Brian Michael Bendis, Illustrated by Michael Gaydos*

May 15, 2018
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma*
All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor*
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake*
The Harper Effect by Taryn Bashford
The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang*
When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker
Love & Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves
We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos*
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
Buying Time by E.M. Brown

May 22, 2018
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson*
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey*
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon*
Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro*
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen
MEM by Bethany C. Morrow*
84K by Claire North

May 29, 2018
Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff
Front Desk by Kelly Yang*
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson
Cross Fire by Fonda Lee*
I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain by Will Walton
Bright Burns the Night by Sara B. Larson

June 5, 2018
Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova*
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey
Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner*
Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau
Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

June 12, 2018
Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin
Final Draft by Riley Redgate
The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez*
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir*
The Merciless IV: Last Rites by Danielle Vega

June 14, 2018
Arrowheart by Rebecca Sky

June 19, 2018
Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi*
Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein
Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz

June 26, 2018
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Elsie Chapman & Ellen Oh*
My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar*
Drop by Drop by Morgan Llywelyn
Court of Shadows by Madeleine Roux
The Museum of Us by Tara Wilson Redd
Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta*

July 10, 2018
Bright We Burn by Kiersten White*
The Broken Vow by Scott Westerfeld, Illustrated by Alex Puvilland
The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles

July 17, 2018
Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre
Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women by Kate Schatz*

July 24, 2017
Contagion by Erin Bowman
Scream All Night by Derek Milman
Sanctuary by Caryn Lix

July 31, 2018
The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken*
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Planetside by Michael Mammay
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 9 by G. Willow Wilson, Illustrated by Nico Leon
Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher

August 2
Apple In the Middle by Dawn Quigley*

August 7, 2018
Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert*
White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock*
Nine by Zach Hines
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black
#MURDERTRENDING by Gretchen McNeil
Neverwake by Amy Plum
This Story Is a Lie by Tom Pollock

August 14, 2018
Fresh Ink edited by Lamar Giles*
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America edited by Amy Reed*
Worth A Thousand Words by Brigit Young*
See All the Stars by Kit Frick
The Raging Ones by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Monstress, Vol. 3 by Marjorie M. Liu, Illustrated by Sana Takeda*

August 21, 2018
Giant Days by Non Pratt*
Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
Vox by Christina Dalcher

August 28, 2018
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram*
Mirage by Somaiya Daud*
Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft edited by Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood*
The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger*
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson*
The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by Rafael López*

September 1
Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery by Mary Amato

September 4, 2018
Sadie by Courtney Summers
A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma*
Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss
Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake*
And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, Illustrated by Rovina Cai

September 6, 2018
Light Years by Kass Morgan

September 11, 2018
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman*
Rule by Ellen Goodlett
Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream by Christian McKay Heidicker
The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse
Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older*
The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck
As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows*
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld
No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

September 18, 2018
Wildcard by Marie Lu*
Pride by Ibi Zoboi*
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens edited by Marieke Nijkamp*
The Vanishing Kingdom by Laura E. Weymouth
In Pieces by Sally Field

September 25, 2018
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney*
Black Wings Beating by Alex London*
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig*
500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario*
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

October 2, 2018
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi*
Dry by Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman*
The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke*
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung*
(Don’t) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen*
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
The Freedom Trials by Meredith Tate
Someday by David Levithan*
The Rising Gold by Ava Jae*
Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20 by Jennifer Calvert, Illustrated by Vesna Asanovic*
Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs, Jenn Woodall*

October 9, 2018
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera*
The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins

October 16, 2018
Home and Away by Candice Montgomery
Crown of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi*

October 23, 2018
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

October 30, 2018
Where She Fell by Kaitlin Ward
The Hidden Witch by Molly Ostertag*
Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, Kasie West*

November 6, 2018
Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison*
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao*
Mera by Danielle Paige*

November 13, 2018
Becoming by Michelle Obama*
Pulp by Robin Talley*
The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear
The Resolutions by Mia Garcia*
The Storyteller by Traci Chee*
The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston

November 27, 2018
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm

December 4, 2018
The A-Z of Wonder Women by Yvonne Lin*

December 11, 2018
The Fade by Demitria Lunetta*

December 18, 2018
The Disasters by M.K. England
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors on the Dark Side of Love Edited by Heather Demetrios

2018 Release Dates TBD (Note: List does not include Untitled titles)
Better You Than Me by Jessica Brody
Dear Ally, How do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter
The Calling by Katie Cotugno
Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner*
Honey and Me by Meira Drazin*
I Want You by Madeleine Flores
The Arc of a Bullet by Karen Fortunati
Jabs by Sherine Hamdy, Myra El Mir
The Never and the Now by Justina Ireland*
Season of the Witch by Caitlin Kittredge
The Half King by Melissa Landers
Flood City by Daniel José Older*
Pearl by Sherri L. Smith & Christine Norrie*