A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (March 1st)
Did you think we were done with Sherlock Holmes spinoffs? Yeah, we’re not. This one is especially enticing– Sherlock (Charlotte) is a teenage girl, with all the vices of her predecessor, trying to solve a mystery at her boarding school; and Watson (… still a guy) is the only one who can help her. This one was actually released last week. Put it on hold today!
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (March 8th)
Is it too early to call the 1970s “historical”? Probably. Regardless, this book comes with distinct disco flavor, and draws on a very specific climate of fear in NYC during the summer of 1977. For those looking for a hint of realism plus a hint of mystery, this one is for you. It’s out tomorrow! Reserve your copy today.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnson (March 15th)
From Bibliocommons: “In every class, there’s a star cheerleader and a pariah pregnant girl. They’re never supposed to be the same person.” In this retelling of The Winter’s Tale, skilled writer E.K. Johnson reminds us just how relevant Shakespeare’s stories continue to be. You can put it on hold here.
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke (March 22)
Besides having a freakin’ gorgeous cover, this one promises lots of things I love– unreliable narrators, mystery and intrigue, and a dose of what might be magic. Also, it’s recommended for fans of The Raven Cycle, so. You know. I’m sold. You can put a copy on hold here.
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (March 29th)
I’m super excited about this YA debut from the author of Better Nate than Ever. It’s about a boy imagining his life as a movie, but it’s actually written (partially) in the form of a script. It’ll be unique and probably amazing. Reserve a copy here.
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (March 29th)
This is a year for “lasts”– this one, the last book in The Winner’s Trilogy, comes out at the end of the month. If you haven’t read it, start with the first (I blurbed it here as one of our favorite page-turners), and then number two– once you’re caught up, you can put this one on hold.
Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki (April 19th)
Mariko Tamaki wrote the beautiful and haunting graphic novel This One Summer. She’s trying her hand at a different format with this one, a contemporary novel about a trio of misfits trying to survive in small-town America. It doesn’t come out until next month, but you can put a copy on hold today.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (April 26th)
I realize this is the second year running that this book has been on my list. But this time it’s for real! April 26th, guys! Last time I wrote that I don’t want it to end. This time I’m not jinxing it. I DESPERATELY want this book to be in my hands! If you haven’t read any Maggie Stiefvater, I’m obviously not doing my job. But it’s never too late. Catch up with the series (1, 2, 3)and then reserve your copy of this, the fourth and final installment of The Raven Cycle.
The Last Star by Rick Yancey (May 24th)
You may notice a tiny theme… This one was also on my list last year. Yay for publication dates being pushed back (not). The good news is, the movie adaptation of The 5th Wave is now out, so you can watch it in theaters and get hyped up– then re-read the whole series (1, 2) in preparation for this one, the last. You can reserve a copy in advance here.
Into White by Randi Pink (September 13th)
I haven’t heard much buzz about this one yet, but I think it looks really promising. From Goodreads: “Sixteen-year-old Latoya Williams, who is black, attends a mostly white high school in the Bible Belt. In a moment of desperation, she prays for the power to change her race and wakes up white.” It’s not available to reserve yet, but I will update this post when it is.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (November 8th)
It’s also too early for this one to be in our system (and I hope the publication date stays steady!) but we’re already looking forward to reading it! Meyer is the author of The Lunar Chronicles. Already expert at telling classic tales with a twist, I know she’ll handle this one– a take on the story of the Queen of Hearts (from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) with flair.