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Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2017
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All About Mia by Lisa Williamson
A Bridget Jones-like teen struggles with the challenges of being a misfit middle child between two seemingly perfect sisters until one sister’s shocking news spirals both of their lives out of control. By the author of The Art of Being Normal.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Accepting a friend’s dare to enroll in an honors program in which the students are charged with writing a book in four months, Tanner, a bisexual teen who elected to go back into the closet when his progressive family relocated to Utah, falls in love with Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. By the best-selling authors of the Wild Seasons series.
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
A debut entry in a new series by the author of the Incarnate trilogy follows the experiences of young woman who, in the wake of a cruel betrayal, loses her status as a Hopebearer for her people and must learn to survive on her own while uncovering devastating secrets. Fallen Isles No. 1
Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies
A story based on true events follows the experiences of the teen daughter of a librarian in modern-day Timbuktu who unexpectedly falls for a hated Al Qaeda conscript before risking her life to smuggle precious documents out of their city.
A Dangerous Magic by Donald Hounam
A smart-mouthed teen who has trouble following the rules in spite of his talents as a forensic sorcerer helps investigate a baffling, high-profile murder that requires the use of unorthodox skills.
The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm
In the wake of a catastrophic scheduling mishap, one student tracks how her high school’s homecoming game, a major academic competition and a class election all ended up on the same day, with uproarious consequences. By the author of It’s Not Me, It’s You.
The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker
When tragedy strikes young Samuel Chambers’ family, his search for answers entangles him in an ancient conflict and leads him on an unexpected journey to find the Tree of Life. A first novel.
Devils Within by S. F. Henson
Raised in a white supremacist compound where he was honored for his acts of violence before killing his own father, 14-year-old Nate is placed in the custody of his uncle and starts over with a new identity before forging an unexpected bond with a kind boy he was taught to hate. A first novel.
Disappeared by Francisco X Stork
Four months after a girl is kidnapped by a violent criminal band, her brother joins the terrorists to escape poverty, while her best friend receives a death threat and clues to the missing girl’s whereabouts. By the award-winning author of The Last Summer of the Death Warriors.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
A superbly skilled portrait artist who includes among her patrons the sinister, immortal fair folk who covet her talents, Isobel makes the terrible mistake of revealing an autumn faerie prince’s sorrow in his portrait, a choice that strands them both in a hostile land where they risk their lives to pursue forbidden feelings for each other. A first novel.
The Equals by Daniel Sweren-Becker
Heartbroken over a recent discovery, Cody bonds with a radical group of Ones secretly living in a forest compound before uncovering clues that point to the existence of a mysterious genetic program and a conspiracy that runs deeper than she could have imagined. Ones No. 2
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
A first entry in a planned fantasy duology follows the experiences of a teen mountain- climbing guide who helps a mysterious and eccentric explorer scale the world’s most dangerous peak. A first novel.
Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson, et al.
Left alone in the wilderness for a three-day test, a group of diverse teens use outdoor skills to help each other survive, in a multifaceted story inspired by The Canterbury Tales and told through the contributions of such authors as Suzanne Young, Robin Talley and Brandy Colbert.
Finding You by Lydia Albano
Kidnapped in broad daylight and sold into slavery, a teen is locked in a dungeon with a dozen other girls whom she rallies to escape so that they can return to their loved ones. A first novel.
Fireblood by Elly Blake
Inadvertently freeing a bloodthirsty Minax after defeating the villainous Frost King, Ruby endeavors to protect her kingdom by traveling to the southern land of Sudesia, where she must master her fi re powers in a series of trials in order to gain the trust of a suspicious Fireblood queen. Frostblood Saga No. 2
Freefall by Joshua David Bellin
Looking forward to starting over on a new home planet after sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, Cam, a member of Earth’s onepercent elite, teams up with a golden-eyed girl to advocate on behalf of the world’s underprivileged classes only to fi nd their efforts sabotaged by an enemy from the past.
The Girl With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Accidentally traveling back in time to 1988 East Berlin, a teen balloonist is swept up in a conspiracy involving a sinister adversary who uses dark magic to change history and an underground guild that uses balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall.
Gizzard Stones by Garth Upshaw
In a world twisted by magic, an immortal Queen keeps a stranglehold on the source of her power — goblins bred like cattle. The goblin called Nail is on a quest to free his kin, while the mutant girl, Lianne, struggles to adapt to a corrupt society. As the Queen tightens her death grip, Nail and Lianne must rise to the challenges of a new world… a world that comes at a deadly cost.
Glow by Megan E. Bryant
Discovering a series of antique paintings containing hidden glowing images, a young thrift-store afi cionado investigates their origins and discovers the haunting true story of a group of young women artists, the Radium Girls, who used dangerous radioactive paint to create the world’s first glow-in-the-dark products.
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Fleeing London after discovering Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose teams up with the arrogant yet charming Thomas on a journey into the heart of Romania, where she investigates suspiciously familiar murders at a prestigious medical school. Stalking Jack the Ripper No. 2
I Hate Everyone but You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
A series of texts and emails exchanged between two best friends during their first semester of college on opposite sides of the country record their encounters with romance, roommates, self-discovery, coming out and mental health. A first novel.
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Beginning her senior year of high school determined to finish college applications and reveal to her best friend how she really feels about him, Lena is devastated by a terrible accident that leaves her overwhelmed with guilt.
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Looking for direction after the loss of her guardian aunt, Jane accepts an unexpected invitation to an island mansion gala, where she considers fi ve choices that will determine the course of her life. By the award-winning author of the Graceling Realm series.
Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell
Falling in love over a shared passion for music, two young women from South Africa are subjected to the violent hate crime of corrective rape, compelling one of them to fi nd the courage to speak out.
Kit Meets Covington by Bobbi J. G. Weiss
Moving to England to attend an elite equestrian boarding school, an American teen struggles with trauma from a bad fall and wonders about her possibly royal roommate before bonding with a wild horse who challenges her to get back in the saddle.
Landscape With Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson
An artistic youth stages creative romantic scenes as entertainment for the Earth’s alien overlords to support his unemployed family, a situation that is compromised by an estrangement from his girlfriend. By the National Book Award-winning author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing.
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo. Illus by Sara Kipin.
A collection of folklore-inspired stories set in the world of her best-selling Grishaverse novels includes three new tales of dark bargains, talking beasts and lovelorn quests, in a volume complemented by spot art and six richly detailed, full-spread illustrations.
Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray
A young adult novel for Star Wars fans shares an original adventure starring 16-year-old Princess Leia and is set before the events of A New Hope. By the bestselling author of the Firebird series. Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi series
Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin
As a mysterious virus infects the world’s population, a girl confronting the death of her father begins a quest for spiritual and existential meaning. A first novel.
The Lost Causes by Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Placed in a support group together by a mysterious doctor, five psychologically challenged teens are given an experimental drug that induces psychic
abilities before being recruited by the FBI to solve a grisly murder that has rocked their hometown. By the authors of the Georgetown Academy series.
Madness by Zac Brewer
Pretending to be better after a suicide attempt and weeks of in-patient therapy, Brooke plans to trick her parents and teachers so that she can try again before unexpectedly falling for a boy who understands and shares her struggles. By the best-selling author of the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series.
The Mosaic by Nina Berkhout
A teen pacifi st who must volunteer for community service in order to graduate and escape her military hometown unexpectedly bonds with a brusque and reclusive young veteran who reveals an astonishing secret. By the award-winning author of The Gallery of Lost Species.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Witnessing a series of sexist incidents at her high school, an exasperated teen takes a page from her former Riot Grrrl mom’s past and creates an anonymous feminist zine (magazine) that triggers a revolution in her small-town Texas high school. By the author of The Truth About Alice.
Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones
Deciding to become a spy when her father is killed and his money goes missing, an early 19th-century teen uses her talent for sewing to run a dressmaking shop, navigate around her naysaying contemporaries and create magical glamours to disguise herself.
Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley
Targeted by gossip and bullying after her Chicago police offi cer father is imprisoned for criminal activities, Wendy bonds with a clique of troublemakers to establish her own tough reputation only to discover the consequences of having toxic friends. By the award-winning author of The Carnival at Bray.
Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor
Originally published as an ebook, a lavishly illustrated gift edition of a companion to the best-selling trilogy follows the fantastical first date between Mik and Zuzana, who bond during an elaborately staged treasure hunt on a cold winter’s night in Prague. Daughter of Smoke & Bone series
Nothing by Annie Barrows
Living completely ordinary lives that do not compare to the sensational stories they read in novels, high school best friends Charlotte and Frankie share a sophomore year marked by more remarkable complications than they anticipated.
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
Recruited by a mysterious corporation for a mission in outer space, an ordinary teen joins a group of fellow travelers, each of whom must earn the right to travel down to a paradise planet where the universe’s most valuable mineral has been discovered. Nyxia Triad No. 1
Odd & True by Cat Winters
A young girl disabled by childhood polio and growing up in the fi rst decade of the 20th century wonders if the stories her older sister told her about their monster-slaying mother were true before her sister brings her on a journey to defeat a nightmarish beast using possibly inherited magic. By the author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds.
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Preparing for the queens’ 16th birthday celebration and navigating the fallout of the Quickening, the sisters reassess their strategic paths to the throne using new understandings of their powers and destinies. Three Dark Crowns No. 2
A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
Navigating her way through a secretive magical London where she must continue to pretend she is the chosen one despite knowing otherwise, Henrietta becomes increasingly worried as Rook begins to succumb to a poisonous transformation. Kingdom on Fire No. 2
Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Helping to hide the illegal marijuana farm that is his family’s livelihood, high school senior Isaac inconveniently falls in love with a police offi cer’s mercurial daughter, who encourages him to sever family ties to pursue an interest in art. By the author of DNA Detective.
Release by Patrick Ness
Struggling with his family’s religious beliefs, an employer’s ultimatum and his unrequited love for his ex, Adam struggles to move on with a best friend and a new relationship while trying to find the courage to stay true to himself. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here and A Monster Calls.
Right Where You Left Me by Calla Devlin
When her journalist father goes missing while researching the human losses of a devastating earthquake in Ukraine, Charlotte must overcome her estrangement from her emotionally distant mother to find a way to rescue him. By the award-winning author of Tell Me Something Real.
Running Full Tilt by Michael Currinder
When their family is forced to move because of his autistic older brother’s uncontrollable behavior, talented runner Leo finds his efforts to settle into a new school complicated by his brother’s jealousy and physical attacks.
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
Documenting and avoiding sources of fear as a member of a family that is cursed to die from bad luck, Esther Solar becomes the unlikely friend of a former classmate and thief who encourages her to break the curse by confronting a different fear every week.
Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older
A sequel to the best-selling Shadowshaper finds Sierra and her shadowshaper friends receiving a strange summons before finding themselves in the middle of an ancient struggle with old and new enemies.
She, Myself, and I by Emma Young
Rendered a quadriplegic by a nerve disease, a teenage girl is chosen as a candidate for an experimental brain transplant that causes Rosa to wake up in a new body, wondering who her host was, and what her life and ambitions were.
A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
Secretly falling in love with his longtime best friend, Matt struggles with a series of mishaps and debates with his English teacher while watching the girl he adores date a popular school athlete, until a tragic accident places everything he cares about at risk.
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
The lives of six teens intertwine during a thrilling summer filled with romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in a 1920s Prohibition-era adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. A first novel.
Spinning by Tillie Walden
Unable to conceive of a life beyond her competitive training regimen, a teen figure skater begins to question her unrelenting lifestyle in the wake of a growing passion for art and a first love with a new girlfriend. By the award-winning creator of I Love This Part.
Spliced by Jon McGoran
When her friend becomes obsessed with paying backalley geneticists to transform her into a chimera in spite of restrictive legislation, 16-year-old Jimi races against time to prevent his friend from being offi cially declared a nonperson. A first young adult novel by the author Deadout.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
A half-Japanese teen grapples with social anxiety and a narcissistic mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school before accepting an invitation to tour other art schools on the West Coast. A first novel.
Stolen Secrets by L. B. Schulman
When her mother abruptly moves the family across the country to San Francisco, 16-year-old Livvy is surprised to meet the Alzheimer’s patient grandmother she believed long dead, a reunion that is further shaped by Livvy’s discovery of her grandmother’s link to Anne Frank.
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
When incrementally more violent attacks overshadow life at Osborne High, an intense hunt for the killer leads to the revelation of astonishing secrets. By the best-selling author of Anna and the French Kiss.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Receiving word from Death-Cast that they are about to die, Mateo and Rufus meet for the first time via an End Day friendship app that facilitates their meeting and a final grand adventure that triggers unexpected changes.
The Thing With Feathers by McCall Hoyle
A homeschooled girl with epilepsy reconsiders her beliefs about playing it safe during a fi rst year in public school, where she hides her medical condition from her basketball athlete partner during a research project.
Tigerheart’s Shadow by Erin Hunter. Illus by James L. Barry.
An epic stand-alone super edition adventure in the #1 nationally best-selling series is set during the events of A Vision of Shadows and finds one of ShadowClan’s most loyal warriors embarking on a perilous quest that will take him and the ThunderClan warrior Dovewing to the heart of a dangerous territory unlike any they have seen before. Includes an exclusive 10-page Warriors manga adventure.
Too Shattered for Mending by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Struggling to stay in school while supporting a younger cousin in the wake of his older brother’s arrest, Little avoids a police investigation into the disappearance of his grandfather before the threat of a poaching charge forces him to choose between his loyalties. By the author of This Is the Part Where You Laugh.
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
A companion novel to the best-selling series follows the character of Captain of the Guard Chaol Westfall, who seeks recovery of his shattered body from the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica at the same time he negotiates an alliance to protect his land from an imminent war. Throne of Glass series
Trell by Dick Lehr
A novel inspired by the true story of a false imprisonment traces the wrongful conviction of an innocent young African- American man for a gang-related crossfire death, a breach of justice that was fought by the man’s daughter, and a reporter and a lawyer who combed through the case for overlooked clues. By the co-author of the best-selling Black Mass.
The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes
An insecure, straitlaced student with overprotective parents fantasizes about a life where she is a confident rock star until a chance encounter with an attractive musician tempts her to turn her daydreams into reality.
Warcross by Marie Lu
A teen hacker and competitive bounty hunter who tracks down rule breakers of a wildly popular alternatereality game accidentally glitches herself into a championship tournament, where she becomes an overnight sensation before being recruited as a spy for the game’s billionaire developer. By the best-selling author of The Young Elites series.
Water in May by Ismee Williams
A pregnant teen in New York City faces an impossible decision and seeks to heal her fractured family when she discovers that her unborn baby has a severe heart defect. A first novel.
Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
The awardwinning author of Flipped presents the story of a young girl who is taken away to a wilderness therapy camp when her behavior escalates out of control, a situation that forces her to develop new skills, including the courage to ask for help.
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, an exploration of sisterhood, fi rst loves, friendship and the inheritance of culture traces a family that is shaped by Indian-American identity, a forbidden biracial love affair and social activism. By the author of Rickshaw Girl.