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Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN APRIL 2018
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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Lady-to-be Enne Salta is challenged to hold her own in the infamous City of Sin, where she navigates rowdy casinos, street gangs and Ponzi schemes gone wrong as she searches for her missing foster mother. By the author of Daughter of the Burning City. Shadow Game No. 1
As She Fades by Abbi Glines. Ed by Liz Szabla.
A girl caring for her comatose boyfriend in the aftermath of a devastating graduation day accident begins to connect with another boy who is visiting a relative at the same hospital, a situation that is further complicated by her waking boyfriend’s memory loss.
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Held captive in her own palace for years by the usurper who murdered her mother, princess Theodosia is forced to bear ridicule and the shameful title of “Ash Princess” before an unthinkable act compels her to use her wits to rescue her enslaved people. A first novel.
Autonomous by Andy Marino
Winning a life-risking competition, adrenaline junkie William Mackler is awarded an automated car that takes him and his friends on a wild cross-country graduation party adventure, unaware that the car is also downloading his digital history and posting it on social media to humiliating effect. By the author of Unison Spark.
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Using her supernatural ability to infl uence the minds and actions of the enemies who have been waging war throughout her ancient kingdom since before she was born, princess Ciara receives mysterious warnings of an even darker threat and looks for answers in an alliance with a young enemy leader who shares her visions. A first young-adult novel by the author of Arcana.
Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon
A teen werewolf who dreams about a sweet and gentle soulmate falls in love with a warrior whose suffering has led him to block away his heart and resist their deep attraction. A first novel.
Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown
Performing community service after testifying against her drug-dealer ex, Emmie struggles to recover from a year of reckless choices while bonding with varsity hockey player Max, whose grief over the death of a girlfriend is complicated by his anger issues and vengeful friends. By the author of the Lies Beneath trilogy.
The Complication by Suzanne Young
Shattered by a revelation stemming from the procedure to restore Wes’ forgotten memories, Tatum fears she has no one left she can trust and teams up with the boyfriend she lost to investigate the past, future and handlers of The Program to discover the truth about cures and their costs. By the best-selling author of Hotel Ruby. Program No. 6
Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray
A sequel to Defy the Stars finds a reviled Noemi heading back into space to save her people from a deadly plague before teaming up with Captain Abel to halt depraved scientist Mansfield’s murderous plot to achieve immortality. By the best-selling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars. Defy the Stars No. 2
Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist
Protecting her siblings in a West Texas shelter 10 years after the outbreak of a zombie-like plague decimates her alternate-world Old West homeland, Willie teams up with rugged hunter Ben to track down her good-for-nothing father in a harsh and violent desert that tests the limits of their survival skills.
The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
Bo, a rare singleborn and prince in a realm where nearly everyone has a twin they depend on, and Vi, who has been marginalized and expected to die ever since her own twin died in infancy, are brought together by an unexpected twist and a long-held secret that impacts the fate of the empire.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
A timely meditation on race is set in an alternate-history post-Civil War era overrun by the dangerous ghosts of Confederate and Union soldiers, where a mixed-race girl is swept up by a conspiracy involving powerful enemies and the disappearances of Baltimore County families.
The Fall of Grace by Amy Fellner Dominy
Anticipating her best school year yet when she makes the honor roll, wins a photography contest and is asked by her crush to the prom, high school junior Grace loses everything when her mother is implicated in an investment fund scam, a situation that puts Grace and a mysterious loner from school on a dangerous, twisted path to uncover the truth.
The Fandom by Anna Day
Excitedly attending Comic Con in full cosplay, Violet and her friends are transported by a freak accident into the story of their favorite franchise, where in the wake of unexpected twists she must assume the role of a heroine and lead a hostile rebel group to victory in accordance with less-familiar plot changes. By the author of The Gallows Dance.
The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
A conclusion to the story that began with Carve the Mark finds Cyra and Akos risking their lives and their loyalties to stop tyrant Lazmet Noavek, a man who is possibly Cyra’s father, from reclaiming the Shotet throne and igniting a barbaric war. By the best-selling author of Divergent. Carve the Mark No. 2
Folded Notes From High School by Matthew Boren
An ambitiously manipulative senior in 1991, poised to star as Sandy in her high school’s production of Grease, risks her hard-won popularity when she inconveniently falls for the boy cast as Danny Zuko, an attractive freshman.
For Every One by Jason Reynolds
Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and repeated later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, a stirring and inspirational poem by the National Book Award finalist author of When I Was the Greatest urges kids from every diverse world region to dare to dream and never give up.
Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett
Longing for a summer of freedom away from her father’s overprotectiveness, 16-year-old Clancy misrepresents her age to a college freshman who is a novice skydiver at the place where she works, before her choices snowball into an act of rebellion that threatens everything. By the author of The Sherlock Files.
Future Lost by Elizabeth Briggs
Horrified to discover that Adam returned to Aether to find a cure for cancer and went missing after traveling into the future, Elena makes a risky journey into the future to fi nd him and discovers that someone has weaponized Adam’s cure. Future Shock No. 3
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Tragically shot and killed by a police officer who mistook his toy gun for a weapon, 12-year-old Jerome becomes a ghost who observes the ensuing devastation on his family and community before connecting with the spirits of lynching victim Emmett Till and other historical martyrs. By the Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author of Ninth Ward.
Given to the Earth by Mindy McGinnis
A sequel to Given to the Sea finds a redeemed Khosa struggling to forget her love for the sea and the king’s stepbrother, Donil, while a spurned Dara embarks on a mission to inflict vengeance on the leader of Pietra for the slaughter of the Indiri race.
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
A sequel to The Bone Witch finds Tea preparing to revive the powerful daeva monsters to exact revenge on the royals she blames for her true love’s death, a plot that is complicated by her brother’s support of her enemies, a brewing war and the consequences of dark magic.
Hiding by Henry Turner
A teen boy who excels at being unseen “accidentally” slips into his ex-girlfriend’s home and ends up becoming trapped in her basement by the house’s alarm system, a mishap that uncovers carefully concealed truths about his ex, her family and himself along the way.
I Was Cleopatra by Dennis Abrams
A provocative fictional memoir of Shakespearian boy actor John Rice finds him leaving his family in Reading to join the King’s Men theater troupe in London, where he learns how to portray female roles, takes a male lover and receives coaching from Shakespeare himself as he originates such famous characters as Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra and Cordelia.
Infamous by Alyson Noël
In the conclusion to the provocative trilogy, Layla is targeted with suspicion in the aftermath of Hollywood starlet Madison Brooks’s murder; while the real Madison, in hiding after escaping a kidnapping attempt, makes a hard decision about an explosive secret she has been keeping her entire life. By the best-selling author of the Immortals series. Beautiful Idols No. 3
Inferno by Julie Kagawa
In a conclusion to the popular fantasy series, Ember, Garret and Riley work with the dragon-slaying soldiers of St. George while negotiating tricky alliances with rogue dragons and former hunters to trust each other to survive a coming war against Ember’s twin and the Elder Wyrm. Talon Saga No. 5
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
Eager to explore the uncharted waters near the realm where his friend has just been crowned king, 19-year-old Elias, a royal mapmaker, encounters the same riddle on two maps and is challenged to solve the 18-year-old kidnappings of two young princes.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
A sequel to the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda finds Simon’s best friend, underprivileged girl-band drummer Leah Burke, hiding the truth about her bisexuality while navigating tensions surrounding the prom, her fighting friends and her college ambitions.
Lizzie by Dawn Ius
A reimagining of the story of Lizzie Borden follows the experiences of the daughter of tyrannical B&B owners, who longs for freedom away from her endless chores and troublesome blackouts before bonding with a free-spirited new maid who rouses her passions and makes her increasingly aware of her growing instability.
Losers Bracket by Chris Crutcher
A family argument turns into an urgent hunt for a missing child, prompting a high school senior to do everything in her power to bring her nephew home safely, in a provocative new novel by the award-winning author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes.
The Lost Kids by Sara Saedi
Joining a ragtag group of Minor Island castoffs who are intent on exacting revenge on Phinn for betraying them, Wylie is astonished to discover that their once-secret island has been invaded by a dangerous enemy that is targeting Phinn and all the Minor Island kids. Never Ever No. 2
Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story by Melissa de la Cruz
A sequel to Alex & Eliza: A Love Story finds newlyweds Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler navigating the challenges of Alex’s position at the Yorktown front lines, a situation that is further challenged by lingering jealousies and family drama. By the best-selling author of the Blue Bloods series.
Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
Accepting a dream internship helping her future rockstar friends during a battle-of-the-bands tour, Virginia is dismayed when she learns that she will have to share a bus with her ex, Cam, who broke her heart two years earlier in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy. A first novel.
Munmun by Jesse Andrews
In an alternate-reality world where every person’s physical size is directly proportional to their wealth, tiny siblings Warner and Prayer face constant dangers that bigger, richer people do not even have to think about and struggle to find ways to scale up. By the best-selling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
A young artist’s college ambitions are overshadowed by his growing feelings for a straight best friend on the anniversary of a mutual tragedy, and by shattering revelations about his family’s secret past. By the award-winning author of Conviction.
A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall
A classic high school prom is experienced from the perspectives of seven seniors, including a girl who struggles to break up with her “perfect” boyfriend, a decidedly anti-prom student who uncharacteristically nominates her anxious best friend for prom king, and a boy with social anxiety disorder who is invited to the prom by the most popular girl in school.
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, desperately searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness that threatens her entire Empire; while far to the east, Laia of Serra faces unexpected threats from former allies against the Nightbringer; and Elias, bound to an ancient power as a Soul Catcher, struggles to keep his humanity. Ember in the Ashes No. 3
Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring
The bold and brash, cupcake-loving daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star refuses to apologize for her rambling house or her weight until a wardrobe embarrassment at school and the attentions of the boy of her dreams cause her to question herself for the first time. A first novel.
Relative Strangers by Paula Garner
Longing for a close-knit family unlike the one marked by her sober but detached mother and a father she never knew, 18-year-old Jules makes the astonishing discovery that she spent the first two years of her life in foster care with a loving family that wanted to adopt her, a situation that is complicated by her growing feelings for her former foster brother.
Rewind by Carolyn O’Doherty
Possessing a rare and dangerous supernatural ability to rewind time to review past events, 16-year-old Alex is used by his society to help solve crimes at the cost of an early death that he contemplates avoiding by undergoing an experimental treatment that would save his life but would involve dire consequences. A first novel.
Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Revelry and rivalry ensue when Sam and Ilsa, twins who have thrown parties for their friends throughout high school, agree to host an epic pre-graduation party that allows both of them to invite three mysterious guests, an agreement that leads to an unforgettable night. By the bestselling author of Very LeFreak and the bestselling author of Boy Meets Boy.
The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil
The award-winning author of Life in Outer Space presents the story of a teen math prodigy who struggles with the pressures of her talents before she begins to receive playing cards from a mysterious secret admirer, a talented amateur magician and classmate who longs to tell her how he feels.
Shadow Call by Michael Miller & Adrianne Strickland
Exiled prince Nev and savvy starship captain Qole continue their efforts to track a dangerous energy source and navigate their growing feelings for each other in the wake of an attack that is staged to frame Nev for murder, a situation that compels him to become the royal who Qole was trained to hate. Kaitan Chronicles No. 2
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Raised to be a Viking warrior, 17-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan before seeing the brother she believed died five years earlier fi ghting alongside their enemy, a situation that leads to a winter among former adversaries, an unexpected love and her resolve to unite the clans before they slaughter each other.
Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion
Transfixed by the musical performance of a violin prodigy she hears during a class trip to Carnegie Hall, a high school junior from a gritty Jersey high school poses as a New York college student to track the young musician down before entering his world of culture and romance before her deception and his secret threaten their growing bond.
Star Struck by Jenny McLachlan
A conclusion to the series that began with Flirty Dancing finds Pearl’s ambition to secure a boy’s affections by starring opposite him in the school musical turning into a jealous rivalry, and then a friendship, when a talented newcomer walks in and secures the part for herself. Ladybirds No. 4
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
A teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she is abandoned in the California wilderness with her worst adversary, a boy from a rival family who broke her heart, in a story inspired by Romeo & Juliet. By the award-winning author of the Roaring Twenties series.
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Working every summer at an ice cream stand traditionally run by and for local lovelorn girls, Amelia becomes the stand’s head girl during her 17th summer and worries in the wake of the founding owner’s death if she is up to the challenges of a new male owner’s vision for the business. By the author of The List.
Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
While magical seafarer Evan struggles to warn the Gray Wolf queen of Empress Celestine’s imminent invasion, Princess Lyss, held captive aboard the empress’s ship, works to bring down her kingdom’s enemies from within their own tightly controlled territory. By the best-selling author of the Heir Chronicles. Shattered Realms No. 3
Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey. Created by Rich Deas.
Conflicted about entering into an arranged marriage for her family’s sake, shy aspiring artist Imogene unexpectedly falls for her suitor’s young brother, who hides his own feelings while navigating a series of mishaps that reveal that someone is trying to hurt him. By the author of Duels & Deception.
The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Two former friends, one a rich and popular girl, the other a bullied misfit, are thrown together during a summer trip to Spain, where they uncover a secret their families had hidden from both of them their entire lives. By the author of the Children of Exile series.
The Summer of Jordi Perez and the Best Burger in Los Angeles by Amy Spalding
Landing a summer internship at her favorite boutique, gay fashionista Abby embarks on what she hopes will be her dream career before inconveniently falling in love with a fellow intern who is competing against her to secure a coveted paid job.
Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly
A conclusion to the trilogy that includes Trouble Makes a Comeback finds Digby, Zoe and their friends resuming the hunt for Digby’s kidnapped sister by breaking into a secret government research facility, paying off a drug dealer and possibly committing treason. Trouble Is a Friend of Mine No. 3
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
Preparing for a difficult conversation with the boy who broke his heart, Rufus races to his sister’s side when she calls, begging for help, and finds her drenched in blood and holding a knife beside the body of her boyfriend, an event that gives him one night to prove his sister’s innocence. By the award-winning author of Last Seen Leaving.
The Window by Amelia Brunskill
The introverted twin of an outgoing, athletic sister is shattered when the latter falls to her death, leaving the survivor struggling with a growing certainty that her twin did not die by accident and that she may have been living a secret life. A first novel.
Winter Glass by Lexa Hillyer
A conclusion to the dark retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella” finds Aurora plotting to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, while Isabelle opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their kingdoms against the Vulture army. Spindle Fire No. 2