Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2018
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99 Lies by Rachel Vincent
A conclusion to the story that began with the best-selling 100 Hours finds the surviving hostages returning to Miami after a life-threatening spring break to navigate the aftermath of their kidnapping as well as the growing threat they pose to each other.
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All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan
A teen from a dysfunctional family struggles to hold things together in the aftermath of a suicidal eccentric’s release of the local zoo’s animals that wreak havoc throughout the town, sparking media controversy and heated gun-control debates.
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Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi
Falling head over heels for a boy her best friend thinks is possessive and controlling, Betts ignores the advice of others and begins keeping secrets as the relationship spirals into dangerous territory.
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The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
A slave with a secret past is forced to serve the exiled prince she loves as he risks his life in a desperate effort to forge a political marriage with a powerful and deadly princess. A first novel.
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Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Waking up injured at the bottom of a cistern with only shadowy recollections of what happened to her, Ari becomes the subject of a killer’s gruesome staged fairytale delusions, a situation that forces her to fight for survival as she reevaluates dangerous elements in her community.
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The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista
Hoping to enjoy typical high school milestones after her hopeless crush graduates, Stella orchestrates a plan to find a boyfriend by Christmas, an effort that is complicated by her crush’s frequent visits home. By the author of No Love Allowed.
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Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf
Forced to serve the witch who controls her heart, Zera is ordered to infiltrate the royal court and engage in a game of cat and mouse to steal the heart of the court-weary crown prince, who is captivated by Zera’s carefree, irreverent ruthlessness. Ruthless Song No. 1
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Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein
The Boston Globe “Love Letters” columnist and author of The Singles presents the story of a teen science whiz whose dream summer is shattered by a sudden breakup, a loss that compels her to take up her late mother’s pheromone research to win back her ex.
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Court of Shadows by Madeleine Roux
Struggling to control her new changeling powers while settling into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, Louisa Ditton helps her devilish employer plan a trap for a murderous End of Days cult only to be thwarted by Upworlder power plays and a man claiming to be her father. By the best-selling author of the Asylum series. House of Furies No. 2
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Crossing the Line by Simone Elkeles
A bad-boy runaway from a tiny Texas border town and the studious daughter of one of Mexico’s wealthiest lawyers become star-crossed lovers whose attraction is matched only by their incompatibility, a challenge that is complicated by explosive dynamics.
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Dawn of Legends by Eleanor Herman
A tidal wave, an alliance with the Greek States and an intervention by the very Fates themselves shape Prince Alexander of Macedon’s evolving role as a visionary warrior, in an explosive finale to the epic series based on the life of a young Alexander the Great. Blood of Gods and Royals No. 4
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Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner
A teen slogging through remedial courses at school in the wake of her sibling’s death, a breakup with her first girlfriend and her parents’ dysfunctions writes unsent emails to her favorite news anchor before becoming involved in a moral and political dilemma involving an honor student’s controversial opinions. A first novel.
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Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky
Blaming himself for the fire that destroyed his home and ended his mother’s life, Theo, a talented student and athlete, focuses on securing a scholarship that will let him escape his hometown only to be assigned a family history project that forces him to confront his patchy memory of what really happened.
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Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau
A conclusion to the story that began with Dividing Eden finds royal siblings Carys and Andreus betrayed by their allies and forced to fight to determine which of them will eventually rule, a competition that is marked by one sibling’s decision to change the game.
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The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead
Cutting off her friends so that she can focus on her ambition to earn a better life for her family, Tamsin Wright is stranded in a hostile northern world where she must use her unrelenting determination in order to survive a harsh winter and secure an advantageous marriage, goals that are challenged by conflicting desires. Glittering Court No. 3
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The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Struggling to move on in the years after a traumatizing attack at the hands of a local boy, 16-year-old Emilia DeJesus takes comfort in the regional crows she credits with helping her survive and is forced to confront shifting truths in the light of new information about her attacker’s identity.
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Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos
A supermodel’s daughter finds her ambition to pursue a career as a plus-size fashion designer compromised by industry discrimination, a situation that changes years later when she discovers that losing weight has not improved her happiness or self-esteem.
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Final Draft by Riley Redgate
When the teacher who has always encouraged her literary ambitions is abruptly replaced by a critical, habitually unimpressed, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, high school senior Laila Piedra strives to win her new instructor’s approval in the face of eccentric assignments, perfectionistic standards and sadistic psychological tests.
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A Flicker in the Clarity by Amy McNamara
A lifetime of friendship between two teens is put to the test by a rash decision that has serious consequences for one and relegates the other to loneliness, prompting a new relationship, altered perspectives and a difficult choice. By the award-winning author of Lovely, Dark, and Deep.
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The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young
Looking forward to graduating from her Edinburgh high school and finding herself at university away from high community expectations and her indifferent parents, Comet is partnered with a bad-boy newcomer from America whose dangerous friends do not approve of their relationship. By the author of the On Dublin Street series.
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Fugitive Six by Pittacus Lore
Rescued by super-powered friends who were willing to break every rule in the book to save her from mysterious abductors, Human Garde Academy newcomer Taylor discovers the workings of a secret organization that may have planted a mole in their school and orchestrated the disappearance of other teens with special abilities. Lorien Legacies Reborn No. 2
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The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland
Inspired by true biographical events, a reimagining of the life of Hortense de Beauharnais, the daughter of Josephine, describes her efforts to study music and art at her boarding school while her despised stepfather, Napoleon Bonaparte, uses her as a pawn to promote his advancement.
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Guardian by A.J. Hartley
When Josiah is implicated in the assassination of the prime minister, Anglet Sutonga resolves to prove her friend’s innocence and launches an investigation throughout the city of Bar-Selehm, where she uncovers a mysterious illness and a political power grab. By the best-selling author of the Darwen Arkwright series. Steeplejack No. 3
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The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger
Ray, a history-buff expert on the legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown, becomes obsessed with uncovering the mysterious past of an inscrutable newcomer whose friendship becomes something more before an unthinkable event forces Ray to reevaluate what he has learned from a more human perspective.
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How We Roll by Natasha Friend
An extroverted teen who has been abandoned by all of her friends because of her alopecia and a former star football player who has lost his legs in a freak accident find healing and the confidence to be themselves again through a friendship with each other that gradually becomes something more.
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Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider
A girl whose best friend is the perpetual 15-year-old ghost of her late brother struggles with unexpected heartache when a boy from her past moves back to town and reveals a painful secret. By the best-selling author of Extraordinary Means.
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Julia Unbound by Catherine Egan
When Casimir demands that she use her vanishing skills to spy on the court and help install a puppet prince on the throne of Frayne, Julia secretly acts as a double agent and passes information to revolutionaries and witches who are supporting a rebel princess, in a conclusion to the series that began with Julia Vanishes. Witch’s Child No. 3
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Kissing Games by Tara Eglington
A sequel to How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You finds Aurora enduring public humiliation when an accident involving a kiss lands Hayden in the hospital, a situation she hopes to reverse by offering up her matchmaking services in support of her best friend’s campaign for class president. Aurora Skye No. 2
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Last Rites by Danielle Vega
Taking a vacation in Italy to chase away the memories of her six-month stay in an institution where she was confined along with an alluring roommate, Berkley is overwhelmed by a terrible secret from her past and finds herself subjected to a torturous ritual to cleanse her soul. By the author of Survive the Night. Merciless No. 4
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The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass
When her boyfriend dies after receiving a psychic’s prediction about his nonexistent future, Kitty traces the psychic, Roan, to a group of supposed charlatans whose number once included her late mother, only to uncover a devastating link between the group and her late boyfriend.
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Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone
A performing arts hopeful finds her plans for her last few months of high school shattered by an accident involving her boyfriend, an estrangement from her faith-oriented next-door neighbor and the devastating secret that ended their friendship.
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Love Me, Love Me Not by SM Koz
A teen in foster care is forced to decide whether to risk her placement with the family she has always wanted when she falls for her foster brother.
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Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley
Stuck in a tiny airport after blowing an audition for a movie adaptation of the latest best-selling young adult novel, an up-and-coming actor is offered a place to stay by the book’s author only to find himself in a relationship that is complicated by professional boundaries, tabloid gossip and fan responses. A first novel.
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Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim
Fleeing a community scandal to embark on a summer road trip to New Orleans, three Pakistani-American friends stop at regional honky tonks, barbecue joints and roadside diners, where they are confronted by questions about faith, family, friendship and identity.
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The Middle-Route Run by James Parks & Ben Costa
Walking, talking skeleton minstrel Rickety Stitch continues his search for his origins alongside his gelatin monster sidekick, a quest that finds him dealing with reanimated beasts, giant spiders and a caravan of rowdy raiders to uncover the secret of a comical fantasy world he only remembers from a song in his dreams. Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo No. 2
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Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Knowing when her best friend stops showing up at school that something is terribly wrong, Claudia, who depends heavily on her friend to defend her from bullies and help her navigate the toughest time in her life, is baffled when nobody around her seems to remember the last time they saw her friend.
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The Museum of Us by Tara Wilson Redd
Hiding a secret life in which her truest love and hero is the fantasy lover George, Sadie navigates her imaginary life around a real-world boyfriend and best friend until an accident takes her to the hospital, exposes her fantasy world and forces her to confront the truth of a past trauma. A first novel.
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My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
The authors of My Lady Jane present a riotously gothic reimagining of Jane Eyre that features an orphan with a tragic past, an aspiring author and a supernatural investigator who team up for an epic ghost hunt.
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Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton
Approached by an injured quarterback for help fulfilling a sacred quest to fix everything that is wrong with their high school, an extra-tall misfit begins to feel like he is part of something for the first time since his older brother’s suicide, before discovering that his new friend’s list of goals hits close to his own home.
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Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
A former in-crowd member returns to her hometown a year after graduating from high school to investigate unsolved questions about her genius boyfriend’s shocking death, only to be approached by a mysterious stranger who challenges her circle of friends to make a harsh decision to avoid becoming trapped in time. By the award-winning author of Night Film.
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Nightblood by Elly Blake
When the vengeful deity who may be her father aspires to release his all-consuming Minax beasts throughout the world, Ruby uses her limited control over the Minax and the strength of her bonds with Arcus and Kai in an effort to unite the Frostbloods and Firebloods against their common enemy. Frostblood Saga No. 3
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Not the Girls You’re Looking for by Aminah Mae Safi
A Muslim-American teen goes into denial mode about her role in an out-of-control party that occured during Ramadan, a situation that escalates until she incurs damage that is harder to repair, forcing her to come to terms with her true self.
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Now You See Her by Lisa Leighton & Laura Stropki
Rebelling when her mother announces that they must move once again, a talented tennis athlete in her senior year of high school suffers a bizarre accident and wakes up in the body of her social media darling rival, a situation that forces her to figure out what happened, how she can switch back and how it is all tied to her mother’s mysterious past.
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One Small Thing by Erin Watt
Unexpectedly falling for the boy who served two years in juvenile detention for the accident that ended her sister’s life, 17-year-old Libby keeps the relationship a secret from her overprotective parents and resolves to prove the boy’s innocence in a community that is determined to punish him forever.
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The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando
Dragged by her friends and parents on a week-long cruise to celebrate her birthday and help her forget the accident that ended her boyfriend’s life, Natalie forges an unexpected connection with a fellow passenger who goes missing after making vague comments that imply he may have jumped overboard. By the author of The Leaving.
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The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson
A reimagining of the story of Aladdin follows the experiences of an orphan in a faraway kingdom who becomes the childhood companion of a duke’s daughter and who must leave a stable job in order to seek his fortune so that he can be worthy of her hand. By the award-winning author of The Healer’s Apprentice.
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A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
While Helene searches for a way to stave off her enemies and protect her sister and the Empire, Laia of Serra finds her efforts to stop the Nightbringer challenged by unexpected threats. By the best-selling author of An Ember in the Ashes. Ember in the Ashes No. 3
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The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones
Tossed out of car onto a remote highway with no memory of the past 24 hours, Donovan causes a fatal accident trying to flag down help and is forced to assume the dead person’s identity to prove he is innocent of murder, in a suspenseful page-turner partly inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. By the award-winning author of Blink & Caution.
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Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Featuring black-and-white interior art, a latest novel by the best-selling author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour finds a teen’s hopes for a perfect reunion with her siblings during her sister’s wedding and the sale of the family home dashed by uproarious bad luck, squabbles among her relatives, an irascible neighbor and a drenching rainstorm.
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Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh
A conclusion to the story that began with the best-selling Flame in the Mist finds Mariko forced by Okami’s capture to return to Inako to pretend to be a dutiful bride-to-be while infiltrating the emperor’s ranks to expose the lies and deception behind the betrayal that nearly ended her life.
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Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips
Forging a brief but intense connection with a famous social media star over a shared love of the same indie band, gay music prodigy Nate flees when he discovers his crush’s connection to the record label that destroyed his father’s life, only to become the subject of a romantic viral manhunt.
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Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Fearing that the gift of magic that all the women in her family have possessed will pass her by, Georgina embarks on a stormy last summer on the island of her youth, where a mystery surrounding a rare 300-year-old bird imparts lessons about the true nature of magic. By the author of The Half Life of Molly Pierce.
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The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse
Organizing a European tour of famous museums, fancy restaurants and more with her friends for the weeks before college starts, American expat Aubrey finds the trip spiraling into a disaster of unresolved histories, unrequited crushes and complicated romantic triangles. By the author of Seven Days of You.
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Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin
Shedding her nerd image to become a social butterfly during her senior year, Lizzy revels in the cultural arena of Center City Philadelphia while struggling with doubts about her boyfriend, her new best friend’s mysterious sadness and her own embarrassing secret. By the author of Be True to Me.
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Thief of Happy Endings by Kristen Chandler
Running from the fallout of her parents’ separation by signing up for ranch camp, Cassidy vows to overcome her phobia of horses in spite of the smugness of a junior wrangler and her own embarrassment, a situation that is further complicated by rodeos, messy friendships and a wild mustang thief.
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman
Best-selling and award-winning authors including Melissa de la Cruz, Renée Ahdieh and Julie Kagawa reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in 15 short stories that span multiple genres and explore classic cultural themes, from love and freedom to sacrifice and duty.
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Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser
Protecting Markos from would-be assassins who challenge his claim to the throne, Caro is forced to choose between her people and happiness when a military leader offers help if Markos will marry his daughter. Song of the Current No. 2
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Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak
A girl from a family that owns a summer camp finds healing and new perspectives from a relationship with a newcomer the year after a tragic accident divides her family and leaves her brokenhearted. By the author of If Birds Fly Back.
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Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller
Spending her youth in her family’s RV traveling with the communal caravan where her longtime crush also makes a home, 17-year-old Dessa is torn between her nomadic life and pursuing her dream of becoming an artist, a situation that is complicated by a difficult internship and a family crisis.
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