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Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2019


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An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley

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A reimagining of the infamous 17th-century poisoning scandal involving Louis XIV finds a young alchemist discovering her mother’s secret criminal activities before teaming up with an illegitimate royal in a rebellion against a murderous underground society. A first novel.

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The Afterward by E. K. Johnston

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Apprentice knight Kalanthe and a talented thief Olsa navigate growing notoriety and the illusions of their kingdom’s foretold golden age to hold fast to their newfound independence and their growing love for each other. By the best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka.

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The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

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Tempted to use costly magic to heal her best friend the crown prince, apprentice herbalist Fee is caught in a maelstrom of dark secrets that force her to embrace her latent powers. By the author of The Freemason’s Daughter.

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The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

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Abandoning her sister at a party after an act of betrayal, Harley is overwhelmed by guilt when her sister is rendered comatose by a drunk-driving accident and learns challenging but ultimately redemptive lessons in forgiveness and healing from a childhood friend recently out of rehab.

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Awake in the World by Jason Gurley

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Coming of age in a small California oil town where his father died in an accident years earlier, Zach evaluates bleak prospects before meeting a girl who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her idol, Carl Sagan, to study astronomy at an Ivy League school.

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The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena

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An artistic hopeful who strives to meet her estranged parents’ perfectionist standards and a rebel who has had a bad reputation since the death of his mother fall messily in love while endeavoring to stay true to themselves. By the author of A Girl Like That.

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Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

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A tale told in dual narratives during the 1918 flu epidemic in New York and in 1955 San Jose explores the nature of family secrets and the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, as a 14-year-old girl becomes increasingly concerned about her writer mother’s advancing depression.

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The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes

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The cousin of a girl whose killer went free is invited to join a covert society of assassins who exact revenge on men who hurt women, an organization that tests her resolve with their escalating levels of brutality. By the best-selling author of the Wendy Darling series.

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The Blood Spell by C. J. Redwine

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A dark romantic fantasy inspired by “Cinderella” finds a girl hiding the magic in her blood from a cruel custodian while teaming up with a bride-seeking prince she despises in order to stop a series of disappearances throughout the kingdom. Ravenspire No. 4

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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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A latest entry in the  best-selling series focuses on the story of the Bloodwitch Aeduan and finds his efforts to prevent the coming destruction forcing him to confront his own father, with threadwitch Iseult and magical girl Owl at his side. Witchlands No. 3

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Bloom by Kevin Panetta. Illus by Savanna Ganucheau.

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Dreaming of leaving his family’s bakery to become a musician in the city, Ari unexpectedly falls for the easy-going young baker, Hector, who has been hired to replace him and begins to reevaluate his dreams and the consequences of his choices.

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The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

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A first book in a planned duology finds a young misfit longing for the day her world will be freed from its earthly tether and sent to a new planet, before her selection as a sacrifice leads to unexpected discoveries.

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Chicken Girl by Heather T. Smith

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Jaded by a cruel online post, a teen trades in her beloved vintage clothes for a job as a sign waver in a chicken costume, before her encounters with an extraordinary child raise her awareness about the human struggles of her loved ones, including her gay twin and a transgender friend with an ailing parent.

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Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks

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Frustrated when her grandfather, the co-creator of a smash-hit comic series, loses its rights to his co-creator and leaves their family struggling, college hopeful Miriam fights her complicated feelings for the grandson of the man she believes defrauded her loved ones.

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Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

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A first in a planned duology set in the world of the best-selling His Fair Assassin series traces the alternating perspectives of two St. Mortain’s convent-trained assassins who must navigate the French court’s deadly royal politics to find each other and protect a newly crowned queen.

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Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

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Shockingly betrayed by her controlling sister, a war orphan disguises herself as a boy in the hope of joining her empire’s legendary Phoenix Riders, an ambition that is complicated by a last Rider queen’s resolve to destroy the empire rather than see it fall into corrupt hands. Crown of Feathers No. 1

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A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel

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Convinced that what happened to her roommate was a straightforward accident, a teen under strict surveillance in an institution endeavors to prove to her doctors and a judge that she does not pose any risk, until a newcomer with her own baggage compels her to confront dangerous secrets.

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Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway

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Dispatched halfway around the world on a mission to overthrow the queen behind his mother’s murder, an undercover pilot falls in love with a quick-witted princess and discovers different perspectives about the war between their families. A first novel. Glass Alliance No. 1

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The Deceiver’s Heart by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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A follow-up to The Traitor’s Game finds Kestra attempting to use the Olden Blade to defeat the tyrannical Lord Endrick only to lose her memory and land under the king’s control, prompting a heartbroken Simon to make a devastating choice. Traitor’s Game No. 2

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The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

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Leaping at a chance to attend an elite school where her powers of persuasion are honed into sophisticated con-artist skills to be used against corrupt politicians, Brynn is given an assignment to manipulate a senator’s son before discovering that her headmaster has dangerous secrets of his own.

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The Dysasters by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

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Brought together by a fateful tornado, a girl with the ability to talk to plants and a star quarterback with night vision discover their identities as the first in a group of genetically enhanced teens who have been given the ability to bond with the elements. Dysasters No. 1

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Enchantée by Gita Trelease

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An impoverished orphan must rely on magic to provide for her siblings by impersonating an aristocrat in Versailles, before her political awakening forces her to choose sides in the French Revolution. A first novel. Enchantée No. 1

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Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West

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Leaping at a chance to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, Lacey struggles with the realities of life in the spotlight before a malicious saboteur changes her perspective about her ambitions and her straitlaced tutor.

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Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

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Working as a pick-pocket under a mentor who operates a black market throughout their nation’s strictly divided regions, Keralie intercepts orders for the queen’s assassination and teams up with a new friend to uncover the would-be killer. A first novel.

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The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee

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Forced to set aside her dreams to care for her sister in the wake of her mother’s suicide and her brother’s departure for a local commune, Stella makes a world-risking choice alongside an artist who has been rejected by the commune for his neurological disorder.

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Honor Bound by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

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Taking refuge in a dangerous alien criminal outpost to treat their wounded Leviathan, Zara and her crew of Honors uncover secrets about a local ability to turn the tide of the war in favor of their enemies. Honors No. 2

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Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

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The loyal friends of a deadbeat billionaire’s abandoned daughter orchestrate a 21st-century Robin Hood plot to hack into her father’s company and steal the tuition money she needs to follow her dreams.

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Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian

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A sequel to Ash Princess finds an escaped Theo working to build an army to free her enslaved people from the murderous Kaiser, an effort that requires her to join forces with her pirate aunt and take a husband. Ash Princess No. 2

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Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury

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Spending her days wildly rambling around her father’s vineyards with her friends, unaware of her royal heritage, Stacia is astounded when the Direktor Eminent of the Union government arrives, declaring her the lost princess of the murdered royal family.

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Malice by Pintip Dunn

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Enjoying a quiet life in her charismatic twin’s shadow, 17-year-old Alice is forced to consider a terrible choice when she begins to receive psychic messages that an innocent boy in her class will one day launch World War III. By the award-winning author of Forget Tomorrow.

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Mike by Andrew Norriss

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A promising young Wimbledon hopeful navigates his relationship with a mysterious imaginary friend whose inconvenient presence forces the young athlete to confront both his greatest fear and desire. By the award-winning author of Aquila.

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Mist, Metal, and Ash by Gwendolyn Clare

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Forced to leave her friends behind to search for a special worldbook that can either change or destroy the Earth, Elsa works as a double agent to confront the handsome and brilliant young man who betrayed her. Ink, Iron, and Glass No. 2

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Nick and June Were Here by Shalanda Stanley

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Falling in love after years of best friendship, Nick and June struggle with the impact of her schizophrenia and the crimes he commits to support his aunt, circumstances that prompt them to run away so they can stay together.

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

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A follow-up to the award-winning The Hate U Give finds an ambitious young rapper pouring her frustrations into a first song only to find herself at the center of a viral controversy that forces her to become the menace that her public reputation has portrayed her to be.

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The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Two estranged best friends, one the son of undertakers, are granted extra time to resolve their differences when one of them dies suddenly and then comes partially back to life, forcing the pair to figure out what is happening. By the author of We Are the Ants.

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Powers of a Girl by Lorraine Cink. Illus by Alice X. Zhang.

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The host of The Marvel Minute explores the lives of the diverse women of the Marvel Universe, sharing inspirational lessons on what they can teach about responsibility, courage and true strength.

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Pretend She’s Here by Luanne Rice

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Grieving the loss of a best friend who died a year earlier, Lizzie reaches out to her late friend’s visiting family only to discover that they have become so desperate with loss that they kidnap her. By the award-winning author of The Secret Language of Sisters.

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Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

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Co-hosting a campy weekly cable program during their high school years, two best friends face tough decisions about their futures as graduation approaches and one of them considers leaving the show. By the award-winning author of The Serpent King.

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A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner

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A secretive girl who is shunned and feared for her supernatural abilities joins a trio of other gifted teens to protect the city from a rebel attack, an effort that is complicated by seemingly impossible obstacles. A first novel.

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Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

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A 19th-century daily morgue columnist begins to experience visions of a murder from the killer’s perspective before her search for answers leads her into the Parisian Catacombs. A first novel.

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Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins

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Stowing away on a strange aircraft to escape an unwanted marriage, a young con artist from early 20th-century Seattle wakes up in 2077 on the time machine of a desperate young pilot who wants to prevent his terrifying visions from coming true. Stolen Time No. 1

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Tarot by Marissa Kennerson

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Living in isolation because of the forbidden nature of her birth, Anna imagines a dreamlike world completely different from the tyrannical king’s rigid order before discovering her magical heritage and escaping to the illusory land of Cups.

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Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni

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Preferring to keep her head low at the start of sophomore year, Ivy immerses herself in an art-sharing app and decides to create anonymous gifts when she discovers that some of her classmates are among the artists she admires. A first novel.

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The Triumphant by Lesley Livingston

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A conclusion to the series that includes The Defiant finds Fallon and her warrior sisters embarking on an epic journey away from the corrupt Roman Republic to ancient Egypt’s Alexandria. By the award-winning author of the Wondrous Strange trilogy. Valiant No. 3

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The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

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Struggling with a dark alternate personality that is always trying to take control, Ella finds her limits tested by her parents’ inexplicable move to Rio de Janeiro, where shocking revelations give way to a mission on the streets and beaches of Brazil in search of her authentic self.

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The Waning Age by S. E. Grove & Sylvia Sellers Garcia

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A tale set in an alternate-world San Francisco where people gradually lose their emotions as they become adults finds a highly skilled fighter teen confronting the world’s most powerful company when she retains a fierce love for her little brother.

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The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

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A reimagining of the classic Mulan tale follows the adventures of a girl soldier in disguise who protects her liege lord from a besieging army before a rival discovers her true gender. By the award-winning author of The Healer’s Apprentice.

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Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

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Betrayed during her coming-of-age trial and banished into the monster-filled wild, a chieftain’s daughter searches for a way to defeat her village’s oppressive deity in order to return home, in a Viking-inspired standalone fantasy by the author of Daughter of the Pirate King.

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Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan

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Fed up with gender imbalances at their progressive NYC high school, two friends start a women’s rights club and post poems, essays and videos online until their work goes viral, compelling the principal to shut them down. Co-written by the Newbery Honor-winning author of This Side of Home.

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We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

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A society wife-in-training has an uncomfortable awakening about her strictly polarized society after being recruited into a band of rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival. A first novel.

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The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

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A music-loving teen with OCD works desperately to find her way back to her mother during the 1969 race riots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A first novel.

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What Every Girl Should Know: Margaret Sanger’s Journey by J. Albert Mann

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A historical novel based on the formative years of feminist and women’s health activist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, depicts a feisty young Margaret who finds the courage to rise up from daunting hardships and poverty.

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What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman

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When her parents mysteriously vanish on the day of her emancipation hearing, a former reality television star is forced to team up with her overlooked, disabled brother in a search that unearths dangerous family secrets.

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The Year I Didn’t Eat by Samuel Pollen

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A 14-year-old boy with anorexia records his efforts to control his eating disorder in a therapist-prescribed journal that documents the progression of his illness and its impact on his perspectives and family. A first novel.

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