The holidays are here and so are One To Watch Books December. Just send your Secret Santa this list and be sure to get something you’ll love under the tree.

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December 5th

ever the brave

Ever The Brave (A Clash Of Kingdoms #2) by Erin Summerill, December 5, HMH Books For Young Readers, 464 pages

The exciting follow-up to Ever The Brave is finally here! Enter Ever The Brave.

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Foolish hearts

FoolishHearts by Emma Mills, December 5th, Henry Holt & Co., 320 pages

“A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.” -Goodreads

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The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova, December 5th, Keymaster Press, 500 pages

“A new rebellion rises from the still smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer. This final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova’s Loom Saga, The Rebels of Gold will reveal the fate of Loom’s brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants.” -Goodreads

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Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier, December 5th, Sourcebooks Fire, 382 pages

“A dramatic new novel about the bond between a teen and her twin brother.” -Goodreads

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instructions of a 2nd hand heart

Instructions For A Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray, December 5th, Poppy, 320 pages

When you’re on the heart donor list, you know that for your life to continue, someone’s life must end. Johnny finally gets the heart he’s been waiting for, but it leaves him wondering about the donor. Then he meets Neve, the twin sister of the heart now beating in Johnny’s chest. Unfortunately, secondhand hearts don’t come with instructions.

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December 12th

the truth beneath the lies

The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy, December 12th, Delacorte Press, 336 pages

One girls just wants to run. One girl just wants to survive. Only one girl will live.

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freed by flame

Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen, December 12th, Delacorte Press, 352 pages

“Revolution is nigh, and one seventeen-year-old girl stands at the head of it all.”-Goodreads

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December 18th 

cloaked in shadow

Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson, December 18th, Oftomes Publishing, 350 pages

“For fans of elves, shapeshifters and elemental control.” -Goodreads

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December 19th 

three sides of a heart

Three Side of A Heart Edited by Natalie C. Parker, December 19th, Harper Collins, 448 pages

Love is prime number. Your favorite trope is center stage in this collection edited by Natalie C. Parker and told by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.

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prince in disquise

Prince in Disquise by Stephanie Kate Strohm, December 19th, Disney-Hyperion, 320 pages

When Dylan’s beauty queen sister marries a handsome Scotsmen on reality television there is no hope of staying anonymous. Especially when the producers have all kids of ‘surprises’ planned. But it won’t stop Dylan from trying getting close to groomsmen Jamie, but can she keep their relationship off camera?

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Shadow Girl by Liana Liu, December 19th, HarperTeen, 336 pages

When Mei gets a job tutoring the daughter of the very rich man which includes staying in their beautiful manison, she thinks she has it made. She gets to escape her needy mother and brother and their cramped apartment. But Mei soon begins to think that things are what they seem in the Morrison house.

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12.19.17 here there and everywhere

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones, December 19th, HarperTeen, 304 pages

Zeus is adjusting to his new life in a boring small town after moving from Chicago. He thinks that nothing and no one can compare to the life he left behind. Until he meets Rose who is more interesting than anyone in their small town has a right to be. But while Zeus thinks meeting Rose will save him for their small town, Rose is planning her escape. Can Zeus convince her that what they have is worth sticking around for and should he try?

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December 26th 

the young queens

The Young Queens (A Three Crowns Novella) by Kendare Blake, December 26th, HarperTeen, 112 pages

“Three black witches, born to a descending queen. One would rise to become queen in her place. Perhaps the strongest of the three. Perhaps the cleverest. Or perhaps it would be the girl born under the best shield of luck.” -Goodreads

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love life and the list

Love, Life and the List by Kasie West, December 26th, HarperTeen, 384 pages

Abby’s summer is off to a good start. First her bestie confirms her crush Cooper confirms is definitely unrequited. Then there’s dealing with her mother’s anxiety issues. But when Abby is rejected from an art show because her work “lacks heart”, Abby decides to take matter into her own hands. She comes up with a list 10 things to do before re-applying to the show. But as Abby works her way through The List, she finds that changing herself isn’t as easy as it seems.

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Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle, HMH Books For Young Readers, 352 pages

Lily has ADHD and her minds works on overdrive. Abelard has Asperger’s and his world is a few beats slower than everyone else. When Lily and Abelard meet in detention, they find make a connection despite operating on two very different speeds.

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12.26.17 before now

Before Now by Norah Olson, December 26th, Katherine Tegen Books, 208 pages

“A harrowing and heartbreaking teen romance expertly told with a reverse timeline, Before Now is another emotionally charged novel from suspense author Norah Olson about a young couple who runs headlong into tragedy while trying to escape their complicated pasts.” -Goodreads

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That’s a wrap on OTWB for 2017. We’ll see you in January for all the best YA 2018 has to offer.



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