Book Releases

2017 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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December 5
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison*
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey
Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill
Year One by Nora Roberts

December 11
West Coast Love by Tif Marcelo*

December 12
Lumberjanes, Vol. 7: A Bird’s-Eye View by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Carey Pietsch, Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho, Brooke Allen*
Jessica Jones, Vol. 2 by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos

December 19
Shadow Girl by Liana Liu*
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles edited by Natalie C. Parker*

December 26
The Young Queens by Kendare Blake*
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8: Mecca by G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla, Diego Olortegui*
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West
The Mind Virus by Donna Freitas

December 27
Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples*

2018 Book Releases On My Radar:

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

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*
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard*
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*
#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid*
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
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
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

February 13, 2018
Active Memory by Dan Wells*
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
S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett
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

March 6, 2018
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi*
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi*
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo*
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco*
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

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*
Losing Leah by Tiffany King

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 Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
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

April 1, 2018
Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

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
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas*
Ship It by Britta Lundin*
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt
Whisper by Lynette Noni
The Harper Effect by Taryn Bashford

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

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*

May 22, 2018
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir*
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

May 29, 2018
Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff

June 5, 2018
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson*
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon*
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman

June 12, 2018
The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez*

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*
Drop by Drop by Morgan Llywelyn

July 17, 2018
Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre
Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

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

July 31, 2018
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Planetside by Michael Mammay

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

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

August 21, 2018
Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

August 28, 2018
Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft edited by Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood*

September 4, 2018
Mirage by Somaiya Daud*

September 6, 2018
Light Years by Kass Morgan

September 18, 2018
Pride by Ibi Zoboi*
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens edited by Marieke Nijkamp*
The Vanishing Kingdom by Laura E. Weymouth

September 25, 2018
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney*

October 2, 2018
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera*
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

December 18, 2018
The Disasters by M.K. England

December 31, 2018
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

2018 Release Dates TBD (Note: List does not include Untitled titles)
Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery by Mary Amato
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman*
The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear
Better You Than Me by Jessica Brody
Dear Ally, How do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter
The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi*
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung*
The Whitecoat’s Daughter by Olivia Cole
The Calling by Katie Cotugno
The 96 Words for Love by Ava Dash & Rachel Roy*
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors on the Dark Side of Love by Heather Demetrios
Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner*
The 96 Words for Love by Ava Dash & Rachel Roy*
Seven Days of Stone by Dana L. Davis*
500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario*
Honey and Me by Meira Drazin*
Ember Days by Alexandra Duncan
In Pieces by Sally Field
I Want You by Madeleine Flores
The Arc of a Bullet by Karen Fortunati
The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner
The Year of Everything by Mia Garcia*
Lift Off edited by Lamar Giles*
Rule by Ellen Goodlett
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Jabs by Sherine Hamdy, Myra El Mir
The Lonely Dead by April Henry
The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill
The Never and the Now by Justina Ireland*
(Don’t) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen*
We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan
The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger*
Season of the Witch by Caitlin Kittredge
The Half King by Melissa Landers
Dear Miss Sweetie by Stacey Lee*
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee*
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke*
Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream by Christian McKay Heidicker
The Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin
Home and Away by Candice Montgomery
Flood City by Daniel José Older*
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse
The Tesla Legacy by K.K. Pérez*
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe*
Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
Pearl by Sherri L. Smith, Illustrated by Christine Norrie*
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Pearl by Sherri L. Smith & Christine Norrie
La Vie En Rosie by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Pulp by Robin Talley*
The Freedom Trials by Meredith Tate
The Caves by Kaitlin Ward
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga*
Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
The Dream of America by Jacqueline Woodson*
The Girl King by Mimi Yu*