Books for Teens 2021

Come one, come all to the Books for Teens 2021 catalog!

Read on to see all 2021 has in store, including romances that will make you swoon, fantasies that will take you to faraway lands, thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and so much more!

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Winter 2021:

THE EVER AFTER: The Omte Origins by Amanda Hocking
9781250204301
Available January 5, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking concludes the magical world of the Trylle with THE EVER AFTER, the final book in her last Trylle arc. Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lies the secret kingdom of the Omte—a realm filled with wonder…and as many secrets.

YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord
9781250237309
Available January 5, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

From the beloved author of TWEET CUTE comes Emma Lord’s next novel of family, friendship, romance and sisterhood. When Abby discovers she has a sister after signing up for a DNA service, she conspires to meet up with her secret sister at summer camp and figure out the real reasons why their parents put Savannah up for adoption.

TWEET CUTE by Emma Lord will be available in trade paperback on January 5, 2021.

TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND by Melissa Albert
9781250302724
Available January 12, 2021 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

Before THE HAZEL WOOD, there was Althea Proserpine’s TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND, a gorgeously illustrated collection of the twelve original stories that frame Melissa Albert’s New York Times bestselling fairy tales, THE HAZEL WOOD and THE NIGHT COUNTRY

THE NIGHT COUNTRY by Melissa Albert will be available in trade paperback on January 12, 2021.

SHADOW CITY by Francesca Flores
9781250220486
Available January 26, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

SHADOW CITY, the action-packed sequel to DIAMOND CITY, is an epic fantasy about a girl who perseveres through poverty, violence, and loss to achieve a future for herself.

THE PROJECT by Courtney Summers
9781250105738
Available February 2, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

The next pulls-no-punches thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Courtney Summers, about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult.

EVERYTHING THAT BURNS by Gita Trelease
9781250295552
Available February 2, 2021 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 to 18

EVERYTHING THAT BURNS (FKA: LIBERTÉ) is the transporting sequel to ALL THAT GLITTERS (FKA: ENCHANTÉE), hailed by NPR as a “soaring success”!
In this new Paris where allegiances shift and violence erupts, the answers Camille seeks set her on a perilous path, one that may cost her the boy she loves—even her life. If she can discover who she truly is before vengeful forces unmask her, she may still win this deadly game of revolution.

ALL THAT GLITTERS (FKA: ENCHANTÉE) by Gita Trelease will be available in trade paperback on February 2, 2021.

AMELIA UNABRIDGED by Ashley Schumacher
9781250253026
Available February 16, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

Ashley Schumacher’s devastating and beautiful debut, AMELIA UNABRIDGED, is about finding hope and strength within yourself, and maybe, just maybe, falling in love while you do it. This beautiful novel is sure to entice fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer E. Smith.

CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation (YA Edition) by Jeff Chang and Dave Cook
9781250790514
Available March 2, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook tell the story of hip-hop from its beginnings through the present day in this new special edition for young adults. They bring the story through Black Lives Matter and the most important icons of the moment, while chronicling the epic events, ideas, and the music that have defined American and global culture.

DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Allison Saft
9781250623638
Available March 2, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

A gorgeously gothic, deeply romantic YA debut fantasy about two enemies trapped inside a crumbling mansion, with no escape from the monsters within. Allison Saft’s DOWN COMES THE NIGHT is a snow-drenched fantasy that keeps you racing through the pages long into the night.

ANNA K AWAY by Jenny Lee
9781250236463
Available March 9, 2021 from Flatiron Books
Ages 14 to 18

The sequel to the national indie bestseller ANNA K, set over the course of the next summer, as the characters deal with the fallout from the previous year’s tragic events. ANNA K AWAY is full of the risk, joy, heartbreak, and adventure that marks the three months of a single, life-changing summer.

ANNA K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee will be available in trade paperback on February 2, 2021.

PERFECT ON PAPER by Sophie Gonzales
9781250769787
Available March 9, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT meets TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE: a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired (…blackmailed?) by the “hot guy” to help him get his ex back.

ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED by Sophie Gonzales will be available in trade paperback on March 9, 2021.

THAT WAY MADNESS LIES: Fifteen of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined by Dahlia Adler
9781250753861
Available March 16, 2021 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 to 18

Fifteen acclaimed YA writers put their modern spin on William Shakespeare’s celebrated classics. From Macbeth to Romeo and Juliet and everything in between, Shakespeare’s most revered works are about to get a twist from YA authors such as Melissa Bashardoust, Patrice Caldwell, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, & many more!

NAMESAKE by Adrienne Young
9781250254399
Available March 16, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with the final book in the captivating Fable duology. Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

THE LAST SECRET YOU’LL EVER KEEP by Laurie Faria Stolarz
9781250303738
Available March 16, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley

Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with a thrilling novel where an eighteen-year-old girl’s search for answers lands her in one of the most terrifying situations imaginable.

BLESSED MONSTERS by Emily A. Duncan
9781250195722
Available April 6, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

The startling conclusion to the instant New York Times bestselling Something Dark and Holy trilogy
The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen.
They broke the world. And some things can never be undone.
In Emily A. Duncan’s BLESSED MONSTERS, they must unite once more to fight the dark chaos they’ve unleashed–but is it already too late?

RUTHLESS GODS by Emily A. Duncan will be available in trade paperback on April 6, 2021.

AGAIN, BUT BETTER by Christine Riccio will be available in trade paperback on April 6, 2021.

IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina Kenwood will be available in trade paperback on April 13, 2021.

SLINGSHOT by Mercedes Helnwein
9781250253002
Available April 27, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

E-galley available to download on Edelweiss and NetGalley

This exciting contemporary young adult debut is perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Mary H. K. Choi. Acidly funny and compulsively readable, Mercedes Helnwein’s debut novel SLINGSHOT is a story about two people finding each other and then screwing it all up. See also: soulmate, friendship, stupidity, sex, bad poetry, and all the indignities of being in love for the first time.

Spring 2021

HURRICANE SUMMER by Asha Bromfield
9781250622235
Available May 4, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

Actress Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a Category 5 hurricane.

SLOPPY FIRSTS: A Jessica Darling Novel by Megan McCafferty
9781250781796
Available May 4, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

Fresh, funny, and utterly compelling, readers fell in love with Jessica Darling’s poignant, hilarious voice and have stayed with her through her ups and downs (and her mixed-up feelings about her first love, Marcus Flutie). A modern classic, readers will be excited to return to Pineville, New Jersey and Jessica Darling’s world with SLOPPY FIRSTS.

COOL FOR THE SUMMER by Dahlia Adler
9781250765826
Available May 11, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 18

Lara finally lands the guy of her dreams, only to have her unexpected(ly female) summer fling transfer to her school, in this sparkling novel from the founder of LGBTQ Reads. COOL FOR THE SUMMER is a story of self-discovery and new love. It’s about the things we want and the things we need. And it’s about the people who will let us be who we are.

TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean
9781250766601
Available May 25, 2021 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 to 18

Crazy Rich Asians meets The Princess Diaries in this irresistible story about an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers her senior year of high school that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan.

SPELLS TROUBLE by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
9781250765635
Available May 25 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

Twins Hunter and Mercy Goode are witches, direct descendants of Sarah Goode, the founder of the town and first protector of Goodeville. As their ancestors have done before them, it is now time for Hunter and Mercy to learn the ropes of what it means to be the Gatekeepers—the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds, ancient portals between their world and worlds where mythology rules and nightmare is a reality.

TROUBLE GIRLS by Julia Lynn Rubin
9781250757241
Available June 1, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 18

A queer YA #MeToo reimagining of Thelma & Louise with the aesthetic of Riverdale, for fans of Mindy McGinnis, Courtney Summers, and Rory Power. In rushing, powerful prose Julia Lynn Rubin takes readers on “a blistering, unapologetic thrill ride” (Emma Berquis) that will leave them haunted and reeling. TROUBLE GIRLS is “a powerful, beautifully-written gut punch” (Sophie Gonzales).

BETTER TOGETHER by Christine Riccio
9781250760067
Available June 1, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

Freaky Friday meets The Parent Trap in this sparkling and heartfelt story about sisters, second chances, finding romance, and finding yourself, from YouTuber and author of AGAIN, BUT BETTER, Christine Riccio.

YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
9781250809636
Available June 1, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

A fifth anniversary edition of the critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ romance, just in time for Pride, now with special bonus material from authors Nina LaCour and David Levithan.

GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust will be available in trade paperback on June 1, 2021.

GAME ON: Why College Admissions Is Rigged and How You Can Beat the System by Susan F. Paterno
9781250622648
Available June 8, 2021 from St. Martin’s Press

Director of the Chapman journalism program and mother of four recent college grads, Paterno leads you through the admissions process to help you and your family make the best decision possible.

THE TRAGEDY OF DANE RILEY by Kat Spears
9781250124807
Available June 22, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

A teen confronts his feelings about his father’s death, his new family, and the girl next door in this emotional Young Adult novel from critically-acclaimed author Kat Spears.

WHERE IT ALL LANDS by Jennie Wexler
9781250750044
Available July 6, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

Debut author Jennie Wexler delivers a heartbreaking and hopeful novel about missed opportunities, found chances, and all the different paths that lead us to where we are.

SECOND HELPINGS: A Jessica Darling Novel by Megan McCafferty
9781250781819
Available July 6, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

The second book in Megan McCafferty’s critically acclaimed Jessica Darling series is fun, irreverent, and shows that being a teenager is never easy (or boring).

WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Geraldine McCaughrean will be available in trade paperback on July 20, 2021.

GET REAL AND GET IN: How to Get Into the College of Your Dreams by Being Your Authentic Self by Dr. Aviva Legatt
9781250773968
Available August 3, 2021 from St. Martin’s Griffin

An insider’s college admissions guide that teaches students to identify and harness their unique passions, stand out from the crowd, and achieve their dreams.

THE DEAD AND THE DARK by Courtney Gould
9781250762016
Available August 3, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

A debut YA supernatural thriller about two girls who fall in love when they team up to stop an evil presence terrorizing their small town. Courtney Gould’s thrilling debut THE DEAD AND THE DARK is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places—and people—you didn’t expect.

COURT OF LIONS by Somaiya Daud will be available in trade paperback on August 3, 2021.

CAZADORA by Romina Garber
9781250239150
Available August 17, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

In CAZADORA, the follow-up to LOBIZONA, Romina Garber weaves together Argentine folklore and what it means to be illegal in a timely, intimate, and emotionally powerful narrative.

LOBIZONA by Romina Garber will be available in trade paperback on August 17, 2021.

WHEN NIGHT BREAKS by Janella Angeles
9781250204325
Available August 24, 2021 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 18

A star magician must rise on a new stage of a glittering underworld in the startling conclusion to WHERE DREAMS DESCEND, one of the most anticipated YA fantasies of 2020. In WHEN NIGHT BREAKS, the dramatic last act of the Kingdom of Cards duology, the stage is set, the spectacle awaits… and the show must finally come to an end.

WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles will be available in trade paperback on June 8, 2021

And don’t miss these titles from Entangled: Teen, Page Street Kids, and Wattpad Books!

GIVEN by Nandi Taylor
9781989365632
Available January 5, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 12+

CROWN OF BONES by A.K. Wilder
9781640634145
Available January 5, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14+

IN THE PENALTY BOX by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount
9781682815762
Available January 5, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14+

INTO THE HEARTLESS WOOD by Joanna Ruth Meyer
9781645671701
Available January 12, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

THE FAMOUX by Kassandra Tate
9781989365533
Available January 19, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

WRITTEN IN STARLIGHT by Isabel Ibañez
9781645671329
Available January 26, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

REVENGE OF THE SLUTS by Natalie Walton
9781989365519
Available February 2, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

THE AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY by Marlene Perez
9781640639027
Available February 2, 2021 from Entangled Teen
Ages 14 to 18

COVET by Tracy Wolff
9781682815816
Available March 2, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 to 18

FIGHT FOR HER by Liz Plum
9781989365236
Available March 9, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

DOWN WORLD by Rebecca Phelps
9781989365595
Available March 30, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

JUST BETWEEN US by Kassy Taylor
9781682815755
Available April 6, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 to 18

THE ABDUCTION by Vanessa Barneveld
9781682815731
Available April 6, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 to 18

EMBER OF NIGHT by Molly E. Lee
9781649370310
Available May 4, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 to 18

SKY BREAKER by Addie Thorley
9781645671305
Available May 4, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

LUCKY GIRL by Jamie Pacton
9781645672081
Available May 11, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

HOMEWRECKER by Deanna Cameron
9781989365472
Available May 18, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

HANI AND ISHU’S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING by Adiba Jaigirdar
9781645672579
Available May 25, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

TO BREAK A COVENANT by Alison Ames
9781645672067
Available June 1, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

THE LOVE SONG OF IVY K. HARLOWE by Hannah Moskowitz
9781649370495
Available June 1, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14+

NEVER KISS YOUR ROOMMATE by Philline Harms
9781989365816
Available June 1, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

BROKEN WEB by Lori M. Lee
9781645672104
Available June 15, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

HEAR ME by Dana Faletti
9781649370334
Available July 6, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 to 18

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT by Grace Collins
9781989365496
Available July 13, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

SWALLOW by Sam Schill
9781989365342
Available July 27, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Ages 14+

I’M WITH THE BANNED by Marlene Perez
9781649370099
Available August 3, 2021 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 to 18

THE DEVIL MAKES THREE by Tori Bovalino
9781645672357
Available August 10, 2021 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14+

THE HOODIE GIRL by Yuen Wright
9781989365571
Available August 10, 2021 from Wattpad Books
Aves 12+

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