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Books for Teens 2018 + “Day’s YA!”

Welcome to the 2018 Books for Teens post!

I am Emily Day, Macmillan’s Library Marketing Assistant / YA Specialist and your host and curator of this post. I recently moved to NYC from Boston, where I worked as a bookseller at Trident Booksellers and Cafe, an intern at Charlesbridge Publishing and the Horn Book, and a children’s literature graduate student at Simmons College. If I’m listening to music, it’s probably a Broadway musical soundtrack, I love and collect maps, and I prefer cold, cloudy days to warm, sunny ones. I read YA almost exclusively, and some of my all-time favorites are WORDS IN DEEP BLUE by Cath Crowley, ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson, INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai, and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery (technically those last two aren’t YA, but they’re just so spectacular that I had to list them).

In addition to featuring forthcoming YA and YA-ok titles from Wednesday Books and Flatiron Books YA, I will also include my candid reviews of as many titles as I can possibly read (starting with two of my absolute faves, Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD and Adrienne Young’s SKY IN THE DEEP), which will be labeled as “Day’s YA!” [GET IT? HA!] So, when you’re ready to scroll, stories of Vikings and Valkyries, hospitals and heartthrobs, mental illness and fighting back, all await you below.

Ready? Here we go!

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Now on to the books!

MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud
9781250126429
Available now from Flatiron Books
Ages 13 to 18
Also available in audio

Star Wars meets RED QUEEN and THE WRATH AND THE DAWN in this epic fantasy inspired by the author’s Moroccan heritage about Amani, a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire. As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection . . . because one wrong move could lead to her death.

“Daud’s gorgeously written novel features lush and poetic language that brings the setting into vivid color. In addition to the blend of [science fiction] and fantasy, Daud supplies a dash of forbidden romance destined to leave the reader gasping for breath.” —Booklist, starred review

“Daud expertly uses a sci-fi setting to explore issues within our own society, particularly the effects of colonization on both individuals and cultures as a whole.” —School Library Journal, starred review

” . . . readers will appreciate the rich world and prose built by a much-needed diverse voice.” —Kirkus Reviews

SADIE by Courtney Summers
9781250105714
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

SADIE is the story of a missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. When Sadie’s little sister, Mattie, is found dead, Sadie hits the road on a mission to find her sister’s killer. But when West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

“Sadie is smart, observant, tough, and at times heartbreakingly vulnerable, her interactions mediated by a profound stutter. In the podcast, characters first seen through Sadie’s ruthless eyes further reveal (or conceal) their interactions and motives.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

” . . . Summers excels at slowly unspooling both Sadie’s and West’s investigations at a measured, tantalizing pace.” —Booklist, starred review

“It’s impossible to not be drawn into this haunting thriller of a book. A heartrending must-have.” —School Library Journal, starred review

” . . . a taut, suspenseful book about abuse and power that feels personal” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
9781250147905
Available now from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 to 18
Also available in audio
SIX starred reviews!!

Day’s YA Review:
Reminiscent of Emily Carroll’s THROUGH THE WOODS and Emma Donoghue’s KISSING THE WITCH, Melissa Albert has hit the nail on the head with this spooky homage to fairy tales. Though Albert’s novel is not a retelling of a classic fairy tale, she has managed to create a completely original narrative filled with riveting characters and a captivating plot that still retains some of the elements of more traditional tales. THE HAZEL WOOD is an obvious choice for lovers of fantasy novels and classic fairy tales, but it will also appeal to fans of YA mystery novels, such as E. Lockhart’s WE WERE LIARS, and stories about the discovery of deep, personal truths, such as Nicola Yoon’s EVERYTHING EVERYTHING. Albert’s enchanting debut novel is truly something special and will leave you with the lingering notion that our stories are all around us, influencing us and comprising our most inner beings. Click here to read the full review.

LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber
9781250095312
Available now from Flatiron Books
Ages 13 to 18
Also available in audio

In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling and #1 IndieNext Pick CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more. This year’s Caraval has concluded and Tella is alive—and safe, to her older sister’s relief. But Tella has secrets she has been keeping from Scarlett. Afraid of revealing the truth to the person who loves her most, Tella runs away to Valenda, the capital of the Empire, to find the mysterious correspondent whom Tella owes.

“The pacing is impeccable, with urgency increasing to an almost breathless point as Tella runs from clue to clue, while bittersweet truths and devastating betrayals unfold.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

” . . . a tour de force of imagination.” —Kirkus

“Fans will be delighted to spend more time with Tella, Dante, and Scarlett, and to immerse themselves again into Garber’s magical world.” —School Library Journal

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (ages 13 to 18) is available now in trade paperback.
9781250095268

SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young
9781250168450
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18
Also available in audio

Day’s YA Review:
As soon as I reached the last page of this novel, I wanted to go back and start from the beginning again just so I could continue to be wrapped up in Young’s words. Know her characters. Experience the world she created. The character of Eelyn is a badass warrior heroine who will appeal to fans of Marvel’s Wonder Woman, as well as Disney’s Brave and Tamora Pierce’s Alanna series. Eelyn is simultaneously fierce and sensitive; she loves deeply, but she is also able to instantly take someone down with her axe. Adrienne Young’s debut novel is written with the finesse of a veteran author, and to give you a taste of her brilliance I’m going to leave you with a quote from the second page of the book that captures the emotion and voice of the novel:

“Vegr yfir fior. Honor above life. The first whistle cut into the air from our right, warning us to get ready and I closed my eyes, feeling the steadiness of the earth beneath my feet. The sounds of battle rushing toward us bled together as the deep-throated prayers of my clansmen rose up around me like smoke from a wildfire. I let the words march out under my breath, asking Sigr to guard me. To help me bring down his enemies.”

Click here to read the full review.

And now, a word from debut author, Adrienne Young:

Dear Librarians,

As story gatekeepers, I know the role you play in a book’s life and in the life of young people is invaluable. That’s why I am so excited for you to meet Eelyn, a fierce, but deep warrior whose life is about to change forever. In many ways, her journey reflects my own and I know that there are teens out there who will find a mirror in these pages. What I hope girls see in this book is the message that I wish had been given to me—that you don’t have to apologize for strength and passion and that you don’t have to be either hard or soft, but that you can be both. You can fight fiercely and you can love deeply. Most importantly, that you can dare to see the world differently than the way you always have. And that even though it’s scary, it’s absolutely thrilling to open your eyes for the first time. Eelyn will be forced to confront everything she’s ever been taught. She will have to grieve, learn to love, and redefine what family, loyalty, and forgiveness is.

I hope you are swept away with Eelyn as she runs straight into battle, headed toward a future she could never have imagined!

Thank You,
Adrienne Young

“A rousing saga and moving coming-of-age tale, perfect for those who appreciate the wild and the wildlings, strong female protagonists, and cinematic battles.” —Kirkus, starred review

“The action on the battlefield and the rising political tensions between the clans will easily keep readers involved through the final page.” —The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books, review

“A refreshing tale where life is tested and people have to overcome their differences to fight a bigger foe to survive. A fast-paced, action-filled fantasy for all YA collections.” —School Library Journal, review

“With its gorgeous prose and epic battle scenes, fantasy lovers will be easily satisfied.” —Booklist, review

“Young’s often poetic writing forms a stark juxtaposition with her vivid descriptions of battle and bloodshed, creating a clear picture of the brutality of war.” —Publishers Weekly, review

SHADOWSONG by S. Jae-Jones
9781250129130
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

SHADOWSONG is the conclusion to the gorgeous and lush Wintersong duology. Six months after the end of WINTERSONG, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

“Introspective, ethereal… An elegant conclusion to a wholly original duology.”—Booklist, starred review

WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones (ages 12 to 18) is available now in trade paperback.
9781250157362

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART by Amanda Hocking
9781250084798
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

The first book in a brilliant new trade paperback YA fantasy duology by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking. Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.

“Hocking’s series starter feels like a darker take on Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, immersed in Norse mythology and packed with action, romance, and fascinating creatures.” —Booklist

FROM THE EARTH TO THE SHADOWS by Amanda Hocking
9781250084804
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

The adventure and romance continues in the final installment of the new fantasy duology by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking. While dealing with dark revelations about her life and her world, Malin finds herself with new allies—and new enemies. Her quest for the truth leads her to places she never thought possible, and she’s never been one to shy away from a fight. But for all her strength and determination, will it be enough to save the world before it’s too late?

” . . . this sequel is an action-packed adventure that is sure to capture the imagination of both fantasy and historical fiction readers.” —School Library Journal

THIS HEART OF MINE by C.C. Hunter
9781250131652
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 19

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor? An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie alive, which will only work for a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given an amazing second chance at life. Then Leah discovers who the donor was—a boy from her school—and people are saying he killed himself. Plagued with unsettling dreams since the transplant, Leah realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

THIS HEART OF MINE is an emotional and captivating novel about love, loss, and the connections between people . . . [it] will make a solid addition to most young adult collections, and should be recommended to fans of John Green and to those who like murder mysteries with a twist and a hint of romance.” —VOYA

“This story will definitely appeal to students who enjoy realistic and identifiable characters, thrilling fast-paced plot twists, and mature adolescent romantic interactions.” —School Library Connection

FADE TO US by Julia Day
9781250097378
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

FADE TO US is a story about found families, the bond of sisterhood, and the agony and awe of first love. When Brooke’s new stepfather announces his daughter is moving in, Brooke is excited about spending more time with her stepsister, but she worries, too. Natalie has Asperger’s—and Brooke’s not sure how to be the big sister that Natalie needs. After Natalie joins a musical theater program, Brooke sacrifices her job to volunteer for the backstage crew. She’s mostly there for Natalie, but Brooke soon discovers how much she enjoys being part of the show. When her summer comes to an end, will Brooke finally have the family she so desperately wants—and the love she’s only dreamed about?

“A book for readers who like romance that flourishes against the odds and characters who learn and grow.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a sweeter-than-sugar summer love story, and the behind-the-scenes theater setting is evergreen.” —Booklist

FLIGHT SEASON by Marie Marquardt
9781250107015
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 19

Vivi and TJ have returned from their first year of college and are both working in the heart ward of a university hospital, looking after Ángel Solís, the problem patient on the hall. As it turns out, though, Ángel has a thing or two to teach them about all their big plans, and the incredible moments when love gets in their way. Written in alternating first person from the perspectives of all three characters, FLIGHT SEASON is a story about discovering what’s really worth holding onto, learning how to let go of the rest, and that one crazy summer that changes your life forever.

“This poignant story of grief, healing, and finding balance and purpose is told through alternating narration by the three main characters. Whether navigating financial hardship, family tensions, or precarious immigrant rights, the protagonists come across as well drawn and engaging . . . This new offering from Marquardt will resonate with readers looking for a mature coming-of-age story.” —Booklist

DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt (ages 13 to 18) is available now in trade paperback.
9781250135360

INDECENT by Corinne Sullivan
9781250147073
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 18 and up

Blurring the lines of blame and moral ambiguity, Corinne Sullivan’s smart, sexy debut is perfect for fans of THE GIRLS, SWEETBITTER, and Barry Lyga’s BOY TOY. When Imogene lands a job teaching at the Vandenberg School for Boys shortly after graduating college, she immediately accepts, despite having little teaching experience—and very little experience with boys. But then Imogene meets handsome, popular Adam Kipling a few weeks into her tenure and she’s immediately drawn to him. As an obsessive, illicit affair begins between them, Imogene is so lost in the haze of first love that she’s unable to recognize the danger she’s in. The danger of losing her job. The danger of losing herself in the wrong person. The danger of being caught doing something possibly illegal and so indecent.

“Tense and surprising… an affecting novel, examining self-doubt, self-sabotage, and the lasting impact of both.”—Publishers Weekly

“A good read for those who enjoy boarding school-based novels, including Jessica Anya Blau’s THE TROUBLE WITH LEXIE, and Amy Poeppel’s SMALL ADMISSIONS.”—Library Journal

IN SIGHT OF STARS by Gae Polisner
9781250143839
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

IN SIGHT OF STARS is an emotional, full-hearted teen novel about love, loss, and mental health from award-winning author, Gae Polisner. When seventeen-year-old Klee’s father dies, he’s forced to move to the suburbs and live with his mother. Klee then meets Sarah in art class and it seems as if she’s the only thing that makes him happy, until an act of betrayal sends him to a psychiatric hospital. Told in alternating timelines leading up to the event that gets him committed and working towards getting back out, this is a novel about what makes us fall apart and how we can put ourselves back together again.

“An intense, sometimes graphic, totally heartbreaking portrait of a character who will keep pages turning.” —Booklist, starred review

“In a sea of recent contemporary novels about teens with mental illnesses, this one stands out for its strong writing, likable protagonist, and overwhelmingly positive messages.” —School Library Journal

“Rich in lore and art history, this is a powerful novel that also emphasizes the roles that therapy and community support play in healing from emotional trauma.” —VOYA

“An unapologetic and wry story about a teen finding his way out of a personal crisis.” —Kirkus Reviews

THE DYSASTERS by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
9781250141040
Available February 26, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18
Also available in audio

House of Night meets X-Men in this exciting new series from #1 New York Times mother/daughter writing duo, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Foster Stewart and Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor are special—between the two of them, they can talk to plants, control the clouds, and see perfectly in the darkest night. But when a deadly tornado strikes and awakens their two abilities, they must use their powers to stop Dr. Rick Stewart (who also happens to be Foster’s father) from destroying their lives and the world.

KISSING GAMES by Tara Eglington
9781250075260
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 and up

After a perfect first kiss, Aurora’s second kiss lands her boyfriend in the hospital, and her matchmaking strategies start to backfire in this sequel to HOW TO KEEP A BOY FROM KISSING YOU. When Aurora’s best friend decides to run for class president and offers up Aurora’s matchmaking service as one of her campaign initiatives, the kissing games begin. Aurora has to convince everyone that her program works–but that might be hard to do when it seems like her own love life might be falling apart.

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo (ages 13 to 18)
is available now in trade paperback from Flatiron Books.
9781250078414

 

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin (ages 12 to 18) is available now in trade paperback from Flatiron Books.
9781250114853

 

I’M NOT MISSING by Carrie Fountain
9781250132512
Available now from Flatiron Books
Ages 13 and up

Set in the desert city of Las Cruces, New Mexico, I’M NOT MISSING is the debut novel by an award-winning poet about a half-Latina girl stepping outside of the larger-than-life shadow of her best friend. When Miranda Black’s mother abandoned her, she took everything—the sun, moon, and stars—and Miranda found shelter in her friendship with Syd, who wore her own motherlessness like a badge of honor. When Syd runs away suddenly and inexplicably in the middle of their senior year, Miranda is abandoned once again, left to untangle the questions of why Syd left and learning what it means to be truly seen, to be finally not missing in her own life.

“The ending is really a beginning as [Miranda] finds both support and inner resilience. A beautiful new voice to watch.” —Kirkus

“In her debut novel, Fountain not only delivers a plot twist that resonates in the #MeToo era but also a sweet and convincing love story complete with a charmingly dorky heroine in half-Latina Miranda—who, in Syd’s absence, ultimately finds out who she can be when she’s not following in someone’s wake.” —Publishers Weekly

“This thoughtful coming-of-age tale tenderly explores the great pain and power of forging one’s own identity as well as the inescapable influence of loved ones, even those who choose to be lost.” —The Horn Book

CAMP VALOR by Scott McEwen & Hof Williams
9781250088246
Available now from St. Martin’s Griffin
Ages 12 to 16

When Wyatt gets framed for a friend’s crime, he thinks his life is over. But then a mysterious stranger visits him in jail with an unusual proposal: spend three months in a secret government camp and have a ten-year prison sentence wiped clean. Wyatt agrees, and finds himself in Camp Valor: a secret training ground for teenage government agents, filled with juvenile offenders who desperately need a second chance. If they can prove themselves, they will enter the ranks of the most esteemed soldiers in the U.S. military. But some enemies of the U.S. have gotten wind of Camp Valor, and they will do everything in their power to find out its secrets. Suddenly Wyatt and his friends have to put their training into practice, and find the bravery to protect their county.

STAR-TOUCHED STORIES by Roshani Chokshi
9781250180797
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

From the New York Times bestselling author of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN comes three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched World: Death and Night, a tale of a dangerous partnership between night incarnate and the Lord of Death; Poison and Gold, a story of battling insecurities and finding love; and Rose and Sword, a mysterious tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of their wedding.

“Chokshi is in top form with the lush world-building and vivid language fans of this series have come to love.” —School Library Journal

THE RAGING ONES by K.B. Ritchie
9781250128713
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

An edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming! In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds: Franny Bluefort, a tough city teen who dreams of a wealth she’s never known; Court Icefort, a wealthy ex-prisoner who longs for a life beyond the world that imprisoned him; and Mykal Kickfall, a rugged Hinterlander who fights for those he loves. All three will have to hide their shared bond of having dodged their deathdays as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough (ages 13 to 18) will be available in trade paperback on August 28, 2018.
9781250123879

 

 

I DO NOT TRUST YOU by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
9781250052308
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

I DO NOT TRUST YOU is a thrilling young adult suspense novel full of dangerous secrets and dark mythology that threaten to destroy everything seventeen-year-old Memphis holds dear. With Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz’s signature plot twists, and uneasy, ever-changing alliances, this novel is an exciting journey that asks at every turn—what would you do to save the ones you love?

“ . . . a fast-paced, modern adventure with hints of The Da Vinci Code, packed with tidbits about world mythology and fanciful touches of the macabre.” —School Library Journal

UNSTOPPABLE MOSES by Tyler James Smith
9781250138545
Available September 25, 2018 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 and up

UNSTOPPABLE MOSES is a coming-of-age debut by Tyler James Smith, in which a seventeen-year-old boy has one week in the aftermath of a disastrous prank to prove to the authorities, and to himself, that he’s not a worthless jerk who belongs in jail.

“A Midwestern teen struggles with loss, guilt, and finding his place in the world without his best friend in this character-driven novel . . . Smith weaves between past and present, exploring growth and personal relationships in this emotional debut novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Perfect for mature high school students who love John Green and Jesse Andrews.” —School Library Journal

“Smith’s style is reminiscent of John Green’s oeuvre. He balances the characters’ tragic stories with offbeat humor and deftly timed pop culture references.” —Booklist

WIND RIDER by P.C. Cast
9781250100788
Available October 16, 2018 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

In this blazing conclusion to the Tales of a New World trilogy, love and goodness are put to the ultimate test. Mari, Nik, and their newly formed Pack are being hunted. Thaddeus and the God of Death will stop at nothing until they are obliterated from the earth. But Mari and Nik have one goal: to reach the plains of the Wind Riders in order to band together to stop Thaddeus from destroying all that Mari and Nik hold dear.

SUN WARRIOR by P.C. Cast (ages 12 to 18) will be available in trade paperback on September 18, 2018.
9781250100764

 

 

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (ages 13 to 18) will be available in trade paperback on November 6, 2018.
9781250042613

 

 

FRANKIE by Shivaun Plozza (ages 13 and up) will be available in trade paperback on November 6, 2018.
9781250143006

 

DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell (ages 13 and up) will be available in trade paperback on December 4, 2018.
9781250077097

 

 

 

Be on the lookout for these spectacular nonfiction titles!

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA (Young Readers’ Edition): One Teen Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming
9781250311436
Available December 31, 2018 from Flatiron Books
Ages 10 to 17
Also available in trade paperback

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA chronicles the life of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by the onset of her country’s brutal civil war. Doaa and her fiancé flee to Europe, but four days after setting sail on a smuggler’s dilapidated fishing vessel along with five hundred other refugees, their boat is struck and begins to sink. Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight, nineteen-year-old Doaa stays afloat on a small inflatable ring and clutches two little girls—barely toddlers—to her body. For days as she drifts, Doaa prays for rescue and sings to the babies in her arms. She must stay alive for them. She must not lose hope.

HOW I RESIST by Maureen Johnson
9781250168368
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18
Also available in audio

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA author, Maureen Johnson. In HOW I RESIST, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance. HOW I RESIST is the kind of book people will be discussing for years to come and a staple on bookshelves for generations.

“Candor and passion radiate from the 30 voices raised in this trenchant and timely compendium of interviews, essays, reflections, illustrations, and poems.” —Publishers Weekly

“This is an impactful, contemporary guide to activism that gives voices to individuals who are making a difference in today’s tumultuous social climate.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The editor has done an exceptional job calling on different voices to share their wisdom and thoughts on making a difference. A worthy addition to YA collections.” —School Library Journal

” . . . a light in the darkness . . .” —Booklist

 

EAT YOUR FEELINGS by Lindsey Smith
9781250139412
Available now from Wednesday Books

If you are feeling sad, stressed, exhausted, hangry, or bored, it’s comforting to eat dishes you love and crave. In EAT YOUR FEELINGS, Lindsey Smith, the Food Mood Girl, blends food and humor to show how to make yummy meals and snacks with mood-boosting ingredients that are both physically and emotionally nourishing.

 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: SCIENCE & STUFF
9781910561645
Available now
Ages 7 to 12

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: SCIENCE & STUFF is a whirlwind tour through the astounding, record-breaking world (and universe) around us. Perfect for curious minds, this book is a great addition to any 7-13 year old’s library.

 

CHASING NEW HORIZONS: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
9781250098962
Available now from Picador
Also available in audio

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of NASA’s spacecraft mission to Pluto in CHASING NEW HORIZONS, the story of the men and women behind the mission. Told from the insider’s perspective, this is a riveting story of scientific discovery, and how far humanity can go when we work together toward an incredible goal.

 

THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 3 by Riad Sattouf
9781627793537
Available now from Metropolitan Books

The Arab of the Future is the widely acclaimed, internationally bestselling graphic memoir that tells the story of Riad Sattouf’s peripatetic childhood in the Middle East. In the third installment of the acclaimed series, the Sattouf family begins to implode under the pressure of Hafez al-Assad’s regime and the suffocation of their rural Syrian village.

“As the series builds in maturity and depth, Sattouf depicts in unsettling detail how political and religious indoctrination can infect even the most well-meaning idealists. This is essential reading both for graphic novel fans and to provide human context to global political conflicts.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An excellent addition to a series that for years to come is sure to engage readers of history as seen through a child’s eyes.” —Library Journal, starred review

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2019
9781912286430
Available now
Ages 7 to 12

The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records. Plus, this year we celebrate the incredible “maker” movement with a special feature. Finally, you can jump into both the making and record-breaking action with a “Do Try This At Home” section. Challenge yourself and your family with ten fun record-breaking ideas you can attempt involving origami, balloon sculptures, Jenga towers and paper planes. Who knows, your creation might just make it into the record books!

 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: Gamer’s Edition 2019
Hardcover: 9781912286454
Trade Paperback: 9781912286447
Available now
Ages 7 to 12

From awe-inspiring records and dazzling top 10s to incredible photography of your favourite gaming stars, the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition remains the ultimate gaming guide.
Now celebrating its 12th edition, the world’s most exciting, most comprehensive and best-selling gaming annual is back and packed with more incredible records, facts, stats and top-tips than ever before.

 

SELFIE MADE: Your Ultimate Guide to Social Media Stardom by Meridith Valiando Rojas
9781250196743
Available October 16, 2018 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

Part personal stories, part how-to guide, SELFIE MADE teaches you how to launch your career on the internet.
Sharing her personal stories while providing real-world advice, Meridith Valiando Rojas gives readers a sneak peek
behind the curtain of her company, DigiTour Media, and what it’s been like working with major internet stars.

TEEN TRAILBLAZERS: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20 by Jennifer Calvert, illustrated by Vesna Asanovic
9781250200204
Available October 2, 2018 from Castle Point Books
Ages 12 to 18

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TEEN TRAILBLAZERS tells the stories of 30 awe-inspiring young women, from authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons. These pioneers are proof that every girl has the power to speak up, to speak out, to innovate, to inspire, to ask questions, and to challenge injustice. Each of these young women was “just a girl” until the day she wasn’t anymore—until she became a trailblazer.

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Don’t miss these YA titles available from Drawn & Quarterly, Entangled, and Page Street!

PRETTY DEAD GIRLS by Monica Murphy
9781633758919
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

BENEATH THE HAUNTING SEA by Joanna Meyer
9781624145346
Available now from Page Street Kids
Ages 12 and up

“In this Gothic-touched and unabashed love letter to Tolkien, Meyer weaves singing and ancient myths (or are they history?) . . . with archetypal relics, beings, and curses . . . through an epic adventure to a homey ending.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

WICKED CHARM by Amber Hart
9781633758964
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOU by Lynn Slaughter
9781624145353
Available now from Page Street Kids
Ages 12 and up

“A solid whodunit for genre fans.” —Kirkus Reviews

” . . . teen classical musicians will enjoy seeing themselves portrayed in a positive light.” —Booklist

” . . . fans of the genre will find much to enjoy in this thriller.” —Publishers Weekly

 

ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS by Brenda Drake
9781633757387
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

BY A CHARM AND A CURSE by Jaime Questell
9781633759008
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

“A dark idea for a YA story, executed deftly and with feeling.” —Kirkus, starred review

 

LIES THAT BIND by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
9781633759022
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

VON SPATZ by Anna Haifisch
9781770463127
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

FROM LONE MOUNTAIN by John Porcellino
9781770462953
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

RISEN by Cole Gibsen
9781633758933
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

UNRAVELED by Kate Jarvik Birch
9781633759138
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

ZOMBIE ABBEY by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
9781633759114
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

“This part zombie romp, part historical fiction, and part romantic comedy will delight readers.” —School Library Journal

 

CARNET DE VOYAGE by Craig Thompson
9781770463080
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

LOVE THAT BUNCH by Aline Kominsky-Crumb
9781770463059
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES by Lisa Brown Roberts
9781633756984
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

THE QUEEN UNDERNEATH by Stacey Filak
9781624145605
Available now from Page Street Kids
Ages 18 and up

“This is a fast-paced and fun first novel that gives readers an exciting new world to explore. An easy, gripping read for older readers.” —Booklist

 

BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf
9781640631465
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up


“A zesty treat for YA and new-adult fantasists.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

SABRINA by Nick Drnaso
9781770463165
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

PYONGYANG: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
9781770463370
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 14 and up

 

FREQUENCY by Christopher Krovatin
9781640631816
Available October 10, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

THE STRANGE by Jérôme Ruillier
9781770463172
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 14 and up

 

SHIT IS REAL by Aisha Franz
9781770463158
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

A BUBBLE by Geneviève Castrée
9781770463219
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 12 and up

 

KISS OF THE ROYALS by Lindsey Duga
9781640631830
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

ALPHA by Jus Accardo
9781640631854
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

PROJECT PROMETHEUS by Aden Polydoros
9781640631892
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

ECHOES by Alice Reeds
9781640632479
Available now from Entangled:Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

ART COMIC by Matthew Thurber
9781770463004
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

BERLIN by Jason Lutes
9781770463264
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

Twenty years in the making, this sweeping masterpiece charts Berlin through the rise of Nazism. BERLIN is an intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens—Marthe Müller, a young woman escaping the memory of a brother killed in World War I, Kurt Severing, an idealistic journalist losing faith in the printed word as fascism and extremism take hold; the Brauns, a family torn apart by poverty and politics. Lutes weaves these characters’ lives into the larger fabric of a city slowly ripping apart.

 

COYOTE DOGGIRL by Lisa Hanawalt
9781770463257
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

UNCHARTED by Erin Cashman
9781624145933
Available now from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 and up

 

KEEPER OF THE BEES by Meg Kassel
9781640634084
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

SEVENTH BORN by Monica Sanz
9781640631922
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

WOMAN WORLD by Aminder Dhaliwal
9781770463356
Available now from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 14 and up

With her startling humor, it’s no surprise that Aminder Dhaliwal’s web comic about a world with no men has a devoted audience of more than 120,000 readers. Now, readers everywhere will delight in the print edition as Dhaliwal seamlessly incorporates feminist philosophical concerns into a series of perfectly-paced strips that skewer perceived notions of femininity and contemporary cultural icons.

 

 

AFTERIMAGE by Naomi Hughes
9781624145971
Available now from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 and up

“This stand-alone, high-action, science-fiction thriller starts with a bang and never slows for a beat . . . A wild, fast-paced ride full of unexpected turns.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

BAD FRIENDS by Ancco
9781770463295
Available September 25, 2018 from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

DIRTY PLOTTE by Julie Doucet
9781770463233
Available October 2, 2018 from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 16 and up

 

THE FREEDOM TRIALS by Meredith Tate
9781624145995
Available October 2, 2018 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 and up

“For readers who can never have enough dystopian fiction.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

STAR-CROSSED by Pintup Dunn
9781633752412
Available October 2, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

PAPER GIRL by Cindy Wilson
9781640631878
Available October 2, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

HOME AND AWAY by Candice Montgomery
9781624145957
Available October 16, 2018 from Page Street Kids
Ages 16 and up

“Montgomery’s thoughtful craft is driven by immediacy and tension and grounded in emotional authenticity . . . A love letter to the intricacies of family and multitudinous black girlhood.”— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

BLAME THIS ON THE BOOGIE by Rina Ayuyang
9781770463189
Available October 16, 2018 from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 14 and up

 

THE SNOOTY BOOKSHOP by Tom Gauld
9781770462977
Available October 23, 2018 from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 14 and up

 

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kerascoët
9781770463363
Available October 30, 2018 from Drawn and Quarterly
Ages 14 and up

 

WE TOLD SIX LIES by Victoria Scott
9781640634220
Available Winter 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

2 SUNS RISING by Tristina Wright
9781640634206
Available November 6, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

HAVOC by Mary Lindsey
9781640634183
Available November 6, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

TOXIC by Lydia Kang
9781640634244
Available November 6, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

ILLUSIONS by Madeline Reynolds
9781640635630
Available November 6, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 and up

 

VALIANT by Merrie Destefano
9781640634268
Available December 4, 2018 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 and up

 

 

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That’s it for the books!

Thank you for reading about our featured teen titles coming in 2018. Don’t forget to sign up for Edelweiss to download available e-galleys (instructions here) and check out our Edelweiss collection!

2 Responses to Books for Teens 2018 + “Day’s YA!”

  1. Bethany Bratney says:

    I love this new Books for Teens and Day’s YA post! I am a high school librarian and am always looking for the best new titles. Thanks for sharing!

  2. LynnDell Watson says:

    Thank you for this wonderful and thorough spotlight on YA books! I am a high school librarian and appreciate the information!

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