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Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN January 2018
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American Heart by Laura Moriarty
A timely young adult debut by the best-selling author of The Chaperone imagines a United States that enforces registries and detainment camps for Muslim Americans, in a story tracing the experiences of a teen whose perceptions of right and wrong are transformed by her relationship with a fugitive.
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
An entry in the popular series depicting DC superheroes as teens follows a reckless young Bruce Wayne who must team up with a brilliant killer and overcome the challenges of not having superpowers in order to defend against Nightwalker attackers who are targeting the elite of Gotham City. DC Icons series
Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking
A first entry in a fantasy duology by the best-selling author of the Kanin Chronicles follows the experiences of a Valkyrie whose world is thrown into chaos when she discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die. Valkyrie Duology
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
A decade after her parents are murdered by the fey who have kidnapped her and her sisters, Jude harbors a seething hatred for a wicked faerie prince and becomes embroiled in court politics as part of her plan to exact revenge. By the bestselling author of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Folk of Air No. 1
The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
A story inspired by the award-winning designer’s youth traces the experiences of an immigrant Greek boy coming to terms with his sexuality in an abusive household.
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
A chronic underachiever who never finishes what he starts struggles through college applications without a clue about where to dedicate his studies, a situation that compels him to sneak off to Washington, D.C., to seek the advice of a famous psychology professor, only to find himself on an unexpected high-speed adventure filled with daring and revelations. A first novel.
Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill
Longing to settle down to a peaceful life after saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta is unable to avoid the king’s insistence that she be trained as a noblewoman, a situation that is complicated by individuals who want to use her powers to promote their own evil agendas. Clash of Kingdoms No. 2
Everless by Sara Holland
In a magical world where time is extracted from blood as currency and where the poor are doomed to short existences, a girl is forced to return to the wealthy estate she fled years earlier and becomes entangled in violent secrets that shape the fate of time itself. A first novel.
The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser
A tale inspired by the works of Jane Austen follows the experiences of 16-year-old Emma, who allies herself with an arrogant newcomer at a prestigious boarding school where everything she writes in a magical book begins to come true, with messy consequences. By the award-winning author of The Book Jumper.
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely. Foreword by James Patterson.
Inheriting her mother’s sharpshooter talents, 17-year-old Pity pursues a life of freedom and fortune in a glittering, lawless America torn by a second civil war. A first novel.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. Illus by Jim Tierney.
Having spent most of her life on the run from uncanny bad luck, 17-year-old Alice ventures into a mysterious supernatural world to save her mother, who has been stolen away by a figure claiming to be a character from Alice’s late grandmother’s cult-classic book of dark fairy tales.
Ink by Alice Broadway
Growing up in a world where a person’s achievements, failings and crimes are reflected by permanent marks that appear on the skin, Leora is horrified when she discovers that her beloved late father had a mark on the back of his neck symbolizing one of the worst crimes a person can commit.
It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter
A high-school advice columnist takes matters into her own hands to uncover the truth about her twin sister’s murder when threatening emails from an anonymous cyberstalker implicate her in her twin’s death. By the author of While I Danced.
The Last Girl on Earth by Alexandra Blogier
An only surviving human on a near-future Earth taken over by supernatural aliens struggles to pass herself off as an alien and reconcile herself to life with her adoptive alien family before falling in love in potentially disastrous ways.
Layover by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer
An unplanned flight layover in Los Angeles turns into a wild adventure for a pair of teen step-siblings who become subject to abandonment and misunderstandings when one flees after discovering that they are falling for each other. A first novel.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
A secretly asexual college student who desires a swoon-worthy romance without sex despairs of ever having a relationship when she is unable to convince any prospective partners that love and sex do not always go together, a resolve that is tested by her crush on a young man she is sure will not understand her. A first novel.
Losing Brave by Bailee Madison & Stefne Miller
The award-winning actress and the award-winning author of Collision present the story of a 17-year-old girl who struggles with psychological trauma and a growing mystery a year after the disappearance of her twin.
Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
A romance develops between two teens during a stormy 24-hour train ride to Upstate New York that helps them evaluate past relationships,
dysfunctional family dynamics and unexpected opportunities. By the author of The Last Time We Were Us.
Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
American-born Maya Aziz, a Muslim teen, struggles with a growing disparity between her dreams and her parents’ expectations that she pursue a traditional life, a situation that is complicated by a terrorist attack by a prime suspect who happens to share her last name, causing her suburban Chicago family to be targeted by hate.
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout, et al.
An anthology of original short stories about couples who meet in fun, quirky or otherwise unusual ways includes contributions by such popular young adult authors as Nina LaCour, Sara Shepard and Nicola Yoon.
Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
A prequel to the award-winning Maresi traces the story of the First Sisters and founders of the Red Abbey female utopia, describing how, at great cost, they escaped from a man with dark-magic powers and struggled to trust each other in a world of oppression and exploitation. Red Abbey Chronicles No. 2
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
A jaded teen embarks on a darkly whimsical effort to remake her public image and restore inner peace in the wake of a personal crisis, an expulsion and an agreement with her family that she will finish high school if they allow her to move to the set of a teen-run reality show. A first novel.
Poison’s Cage by Breeana Shields
A sequel to Poison’s Kiss finds assassin spies Iyla and Marinda going undercover as palace servants to take down the nefarious Snake King, a plot that is complicated by their respective secrets and lies. Serpent’s Promise series
Purple Hearts by Michael Grant
A gripping conclusion to the best-selling alternate history series that includes Silver Stars traces the experiences of young American women soldiers as D-Day approaches during the final days of World War II. Front Lines No. 3
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
A first entry in an LGBT fantasy duology follows the experiences of a talented young necromancer who confronts the deadly nemesis responsible for turning her magic into a weapon.
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
An illustrated prequel novella set in the Witchlands establishes key storylines in the hotly anticipated, forthcoming Bloodwitch and follows last
Sightwitch Sister, Ryber Fortiza, as she embarks on a rescue mission deep underground before meeting a young Nubrevnan, Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of his identity. By the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series. Witchlands series
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
A follow-up to Scythe finds Rowan pursuing a vigilante life a year after going off grid, while Citra, as Scythe Anastasia, openly challenges the ideals of the “new order” in ways that cause her life to be threatened. By the National Book Award-winning author of Challenger Deep. Arc of a Scythe No. 2
Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle
A high school senior who has just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe and a youth drifting his way through a gap year before college struggle with changing views about kindness and duty when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season and accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness for strangers.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
A first entry in a new series by the best-selling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes introduces sharp and funny detective Stevie Bell, whose first year at an elite boarding school finds her unraveling two mysteries including one from the school’s past and one in the present.
Turn It Up by Jen Calonita
When their once-champion all-girl a cappella group falls out of harmony in the wake of a rivalry over the lead singer in a smug all-boy rival group, the girls struggle to restore the peace so they can make it to the big state finals, an endeavor that is further complicated by a newcomer’s stage fright.
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
When the Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, a scholar who studies the alien’s technologically advanced culture and a scavenger who seeks to outmaneuver her rivals become unlikely partners to secure a cache of hidden riches.
You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando. Created by Liz Dresner & Rich Deas.
Losing her guaranteed entry into the Training Academy after going rogue to rescue her parents, Reagan endeavors to prove herself to the Black Angel elites in her determination to secure her education and exact revenge on killer Santino Torres. Black Angel Chronicles No. 2