Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN January 2019
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29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz
Shipped off to a private school in San Francisco, where her traditional South Korean parents can set her up with a future husband to ensure her success, young photographer Ji-Su evaluates her dreams and the attentions of two very different boys.
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96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy & Ava Dash. Foreword by James Patterson.
A modern retelling of the classic Indian legend of Shakuntala and Dushyanta finds an apprehensive college student forging unexpected connections during a summer at the ashram where her grandparents fell in love.
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All Is Fair by Dee Garretson
Receiving a dreaded telegram during World War I, a young aristocrat is pulled out of her boarding school and partnered with a dashing American spy for a dangerous project to support the war effort.
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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi, ed. Contributions by Tracey Baptiste, et al.
Edited by the National Book Award finalist and featuring contributions by a prestigious group of best-selling, award-winning and emerging African American young-adult authors, a timely literary collection shares modern insights into what it is like to be young and black in today’s America.
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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
A latest entry in the best-selling fantasy epic centers on fan-favorite character Aeduan, a Bloodwitch who must confront his own father while teaming up with the threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to safeguard their world. By the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series. Witchlands No. 3
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Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
Eager to prove themselves in a peaceful kingdom, two magic apprentice warriors on the brink of graduating infiltrate a camp of mysterious soldiers who lead one of them on a transformative mission of deception. Circle of Shadows No. 1
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Come Find Me by Megan Miranda
A girl determined to continue her late sibling’s search through the cosmos and a boy who wants to learn the fate of his missing brother discover a mysterious radio frequency that suggests their family tragedies are mysteriously connected. By the best-selling author of All the Missing Girls.
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
A lush retelling of Beauty and the Beast finds a cursed prince reliving the same autumn over and over in the form of a dangerous monster, hoping to save his kingdom and win the heart of a girl from the real world. By the author of the Elementals series.
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Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
Committing high-stakes cat burglaries with a team of kickboxing drag-queen jewel thieves, teen socialite Margo Manning finds the lives of her crew turned upside down by a job that puts her muchneeded resources at risk. By the author of Last Seen Leaving.
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Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
Loving her small community, school and best friends, Sophie develops an unexpected crush on a quiet, alluring new next-door neighbor, August, who seems to prefer keeping others at arm’s length. By the author of Foolish Hearts.
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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
Uprooted from his native Montreal to Austin, Texas, a black French-Canadian teen navigates the joys and clichés of the American high school experience, including falling in love, before challenging himself to accept friendship into his life. A first novel.
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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Keeping close secrets in the wake of the Exposition Universelle in 1889 Paris, a wealthy hotelier and treasure-hunter is tapped by a powerful order to lead an elite team on a quest to track down an ancient artifact of worldchanging significance. By the best-selling author of The Star-Touched Queen.
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The Girl King by Mimi Yu
An exile destined to become the Diyi Huo empire’s first female ruler seeks to reclaim her birthright through an alliance with a lone surviving shapeshifter, while her shy sister manifests forbidden powers that pit the siblings against one another.
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In Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais
Going their separate ways when circumstances prevent what could have been a loving relationship, Eugene and Tatiana reunite by chance in Paris and evaluate the past to see if they might share a future. By the award-winning author of the Royal Babysitters series.
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Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden
Trapped between the life she dreams of and the reality of post-Reconstruction Savannah, a young black woman with a troubled past is made over by a wealthy, cultured sponsor who opens doors to the upper echelons of black society in late 19th-century Washington, D.C. By the award-winning author of Maritcha.
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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
A talented young king journeys to his country’s most magical places to vanquish a dark magical force within him that is challenging his efforts to forge new alliances and build a defense against a rising threat. King of Scars Duology No. 1
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Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
A standalone follow-up to City of Saints & Thieves finds a Somali refugee forced to work as a child soldier in a ruthless jihadi group that undermines his sanity while he risks his life to spy on their plans and escape into an uncertain future.
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The Lonely Dead by April Henry
Discovering that her estranged friend has been murdered, Adele, a teen with the ability to speak with ghosts, risks her life to help stop the killer and clear her own name of suspicion. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of The Girl I Used to Be.
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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabrina Khan
Hoping to hide her authentic self from her conservative Muslim parents until she can depart for college, 17-year-old Rukhsana is caught kissing her girlfriend and whisked away to Bangladesh, where she fights an arranged marriage by consulting the wisdom she finds in her grandmother's diary.
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Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
When her best friend, Athen High’s most trusted matchmaker, refuses to match her with the guy of her dreams, Mia takes matters into her own hands, with uproariously disastrous consequences.
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The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan
Secretly in love with a boy who is off-limits because he is her best friend Flor’s ex, Willa supports her friend through heartache, a parent’s new dating life and academic challenges, unaware that Flor harbors her own taboo crush on a tutor.
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The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
A cool and popular gay teen who harbors a secret, intense crush and a poetic youth who is looking for Mr. Right in spite of his troubled family weigh what they are willing to risk while working together at an organic food truck during a blistering Arizona summer.
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No One Here Is Lonely by Sarah Everett
When her crush dies in a car accident at the same time her best friend drifts away, a bereft Eden grows attached to a digital companion designed to resemble the boy who died before discovering that she is starting to have real feelings for her friend’s twin.
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Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
A boy who dreams of working his family’s land in spite of a daunting curse and a girl who is desperate to escape her “charmed” small-town life work together to pursue their separate goals before their secrets and growing attraction complicate their plans.
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Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler
When the head of her empire’s military threatens to kill her sister unless she uses rare combat magic to steal a legendary ghost ship, 18-year-old Isoka finds her efforts complicated by her unexpected feelings for a fellow magical fighter and a fearless princess with dark powers. Wells of Sorcery No. 1
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The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
Facing a wrenching junior year after the death of her best friend, Emma is shocked when her friend is illegally cloned six times, a mystery that leads Emma to uncover a dark truth about her prestigious school at the same time she starts falling for a boy with her best friend’s face.
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Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin
Fleeing 1940 Poland when her mother disappears, the 15-year-old daughter of circus performers struggles to care for a dangerously malnourished sibling in Shanghai, one of the few places that accepts Jewish refugees without visas, before the war arrives at the hands of the Japanese.
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Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh
When raising the Dead is outlawed and Karthia opens its borders, a heartbroken Odessa joins a voyage to a land of magic and dragons before political unrest back home exposes the kingdom’s vulnerability without its Dead forces. Reign of the Fallen No. 2
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Spin by Lamar Giles
When the murder of a popular young DJ, Paris Secord, upends the local music scene, her shunned pre-fame best friend, Kya, and her chief groupie, Fuse, are forced to set aside their differences during a crusade for justice on social media and the streets. By the Edgar Award finalist author of Fake ID.
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Stain by A. G. Howard
Cast out of her kingdom for her inability to speak, a princess is raised as a boy by a witch who steals her memories, separating her from the cursed prince she is destined to marry. By the best-selling author of the Splintered series.
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That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm
False rumors about a popular “It” couple’s breakup on a day when one of them is absent escalate into wild stories, leading many students and even some of the teachers to take sides. By the author of It’s Not Me, It’s You.
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Undying by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Trapped aboard the Undying’s ancient spaceship, Mia and Jules crash-land on Earth, where nobody heeds their warnings in the face of a global crisis involving a mysterious illness and Jules’ disgraced father’s alien research. Unearthed No. 2
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Unnatural Disasters by Jeff Hirsch
A voice-driven novel set in a near-distant future finds a group of teens struggling to survive when attacks by an unknown terrorist organization throw the entire planet into chaos. By the bestselling author of The Eleventh Plague.
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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods
Forging a close friendship with an African American World War II veteran who has recently returned to their unwelcoming Jim Crow community, a 12-year-old white boy worries for his heroic friend’s safety when racist locals threaten the man’s family.
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The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
Pulled out of Ellingham Academy by her overprotective parents, aspiring detective Stevie Bell makes a deal with the despicable Edward King in hopes of reuniting with her friends and solving the Truly Devious case. Truly Devious No. 2
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White Stag by Kara Barbieri
Raised as a boy before becoming the only survivor of a village that was destroyed by fire, 17-year-old Janneke is sent to work in the court of merciless monsters for her captor’s alluring nephew, Soren, who compels her to sever her ties to the human world. Permafrost No. 1
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The Wicked King by Holly Black
A sequel to The Cruel Prince finds Jude navigating the Faerie’s constantly shifting political alliances while the wicked but alluring king, Cardan, does everything in his power to undermine her, before the acts of a mysterious traitor threaten the lives of everyone Jude loves. Folk of the Air No. 2
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The Wild Lands by Paul Greci
When their family makes the fateful decision not to evacuate when a collapsing U.S. government abandons an Alaska ravaged by earthquakes and wildfires, Travis, his younger sister and their friends are forced to trek hundreds of miles south over life-threatening terrain in search of what remains of civilization.
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