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New Teen Books: Feb 2018

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The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary by Nonieqa Ramos

Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't move off the couch, her dad's in prison, her brother's been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn't speaking to her. Writing in a dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own terms--complete with gritty characters and outrageous endeavors.

Release date: 2/01/2018

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When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A. J. Steiger

A heartbreaking debut YA romance featuring a neuroatypical girl with a tragic history and the chronically ill boy trying to break the vault encasing her heart.

Release date: 2/06/2018

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The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith

In a year of firsts--the first year without parents, first love, first heartbreak, and her first taste of freedom--Brooke must confront the shadow of her family's violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go.

Release date: 2/06/2018

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The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross

In this epic debut fantasy, inspired by Renaissance France, an outcast who finds herself bound to a disgraced lord and entangled in his plot to overthrow the current king must choose if she will remain loyal to her calling or to the family she has never known.

Release date: 2/06/2018

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Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Arram Draper is one of the youngest and most powerful mage students at the Imperial University. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the "leftover prince" with secret ambitions. As Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram's heart, Arram realizes that one day--soon--he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

Release date: 2/06/2018

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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it's called parthenogenesis), but what can't be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she's had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all--that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

Release date: 2/06/2018

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The Traitor Prince by C. J. Redwine

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious impostor takes his place--and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

Release date: 2/13/2018

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Hooper by Geoff Herbach

When Adam is tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future. Then an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam's finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, and he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that's given him everything.

Release date: 2/20/2018

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Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Set in the same world as Seraphina, this new fantasy features Tess, an adventurous young woman with a talent for getting herself in trouble. When her family decides to send her to a convent, she disguises herself as a young man and sets off on an epic journey to search for creatures of myth and legend.

Release date: 2/27/2018

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The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A group of rebels kidnap 16-year-old Kestra on her journey home after 3 years of exile. They want her to search for the lost Olden Blade, said to be the only weapon that can kill the cruel king, Lord Endrick, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected.

Release date: 2/27/2018

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A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

Porus Dumasia has been warned to avoid girls like the risk-taking Zarin Wadia. So how did Zarin and Porus end up in a car crash together on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia?

Release date: 2/27/2028

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Everlife by Gena Showalter

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: two rival realms must unite—or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten Lockwood must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame. Everlife, conclusion

Release date: 2/27/2028