February might be a short month, but it sure isn’t short on YA Releases!  Which one of these February books will be your Valentine?

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February 6th

beautiful

The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton, February 6th, Disney-Hyperion, 448 pages

The Belles exist for a singular purpose- to control beauty. Belles keep the elites who can afford their services looking young and beautiful. To be a Belle is a honor, but to be the Belle to serve the royal family you must be THE best. Camellia is determine to stun the royals with her abilities and get appointed as the dedicated Belle. But being good enough to be called the best can be both a blessing and a curse.

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Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson, February 6th, Simon Pulse, 448 pages

Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. And that’s not the strangest thing about her. When Elena’s crush is shot right in front of her during Elena’s 10 minute break from work, Elena does what any child born of a miracle would do- she heals her. Once the miraculous floodgates are opened, there’s no stopping them. Well, if there is a way to stop them it’s up to Elena to figure it out.

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American Panda

American Panda by Gloria Chao, February 6th, Simon Pulse, 320 pages

“An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.”- Goodreads

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The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross, February 6th, HarperTeen, 467 pages

At 17 years old, the young women of Valencia seek a patron to focus one of five passions- art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge. Brienna wants nothing more than most 17 year old girls- to master a passion and find the perfect patron. But Brienna is now of age and late in settling on a passion, which costs her a patron. Desperate and running out of options, Brienne accepts the patronage of a disgraced lord, a decision that will change her life forever.

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tempests slaughter

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles #1) by Tamora Pierce, February 6th, Random House for Young Readers, 480 pages

“Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble.”-Goodreads

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Broken Beautiful Hearts

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia, February 6th, Imprint, 416 pages

Peyton’s life as a star soceer with a perfect boyfriend are torn to shreds just like her ligament after the accident. Well, we hope it was an accident. When Peyton has a change to escape to her Uncle’s home in a football obsessed town, she takes it. But Peyton soon finds out she can run from your problems, but you can’t hide from them forever.

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Assassin of Truths

Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3) by Brenda Drake, February 6th, Entangled: Teen, 403 pages

The gates that connect the worlds through libraries have been compromised and the defenders of the libraries are in more danger than ever. Gia has straddled the worlds on both sides of the gate since she discovered her hidden past. With so more at stake this is no time for Gia to also be torn between two handsome men. But danger and romance, wait for no one, not even a Library Jumpers!

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tarnished City

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2) by Vic James, February 6th, Del Ray Books, 416 pages

“Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.”- Goodreads

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down and across

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi, February 6th, Viking Books For Young Readers, 336 pages

Scott Fedowski is not what anyone who call “committed”. Scott has picked up and put down more projects that he can remember. But with college application season looming, Scott is feeling the pressure to pick something substantial and stick with it. What’s the best way to get serious about your future? A road trip of course! A trip to get advice from a college professor turns into more than an academic pursuit. Maybe this unexpected adventure is just the thing Scott needs to figure out just what and who, he wants to be. Or maybe it’s just another excuse for Scott to dodge his future?

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By a Charm and a Curse

By A Charm And A Curse by Jaime Questell, February 6th, Entangled: Teen, 300 pages

“Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for.

Everything—including his life—could end with just one kiss.”- Goodreads

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your one and only

Your One And Only by Adrianne Finlay, February 6th, HMH Books For Young Readers, 320 pages

“Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?

While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?”- Goodreads

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paris adrift

Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift, February 6th, Solaris, 320 pages

“The Time Machine meets Midnight In Paris.”– Goodreads

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When My Heart Join the Thousand

When My Heart Join The Thousand by A.J. Steiger, February 6th, HarperTeen, 352 pages

“A YA romance featuring a neuroatypical girl with a tragic history and the chronically ill boy trying to break the vault encasing her heart.”- Goodreads

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Winterfolk

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby, February 6th, HarperTeen, 320 pages

“Rain is a homeless teen living with her father in the woods outside Seattle, near a community of other homeless people called the Winterfolk. She finds safety and sanctuary in this hidden world—until the day that safety is shattered when she learns the city plans to clear the woods of everyone who lives there. Now she’s forced to confront Seattle, which is full of strange sights, sounds, people—and memories… “-Goodreads

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you will be mine

You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston, February 6th, Sourcebooks Fire, 304 pages

“Love turns deadly in a new, heart-pounding thriller from Natasha Preston, author of the runaway bestsellers The Cellar and The Cabin.”-Goodreads

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Fade to Us

Fade To Us by Julia Day, February 6th, Wednesday Books, 320 pages

“Fade To Us is a story about found families, the bond of sisterhood, and the agony and awe of first love.”-Goodreads

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February 8th

wren hunt

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson, February 8th, Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 432 pages

“Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family’s enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good.

In a desperate bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercover assignment—as an intern to an influential Judge named Cassa Harkness. Cassa has spent her life researching a transformative spell, which could bring the war between the factions to its absolute end. Caught in a web of deceit, Wren must decide whether or not to gamble on the spell and seal the Augurs’ fate.”-Goodreads

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February 13th

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Sightwitch (Witchlands 0.5) by Susan Dennard, February 13th, Tor for Teen, 208 pages

Set a year before TruthwitchSightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend.

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Shatter

Shatter (Glitter #2) by Aprilynne Pike, February 13th, Random House Books for Young Reads, 384 pages

“Danica planned to use beauty, blackmail, and a glittering drug to control her own fate. Her escape from the twisted world of the Palace of Versailles was perfectly orchestrated and paid for. Or so she thought.

Betrayed by the man who had promised her freedom, Dani is now married to the murderous King. It’s a terrifying position to be in…and yet it’s oddly intoxicating. Power may be an even stronger drug than Glitter–a drug Dani can’t resist, in the form of secrets, manipulation, and sabotage.

In her new position at the head of the court, Dani must ask herself who she really is. Can she use her newfound power to secure her real love, Saber’s freedom and a chance at a life together outside the palace? Or is being Queen too addictive to give up?” -Goodreads

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Honor Among Thieves

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre, February 13th, Katherine Tegen Books, 309 pages

Zara Cole is a thief with a painful past. The rest of her family has left New Detroit for Mars, but for Zara,  life under Mar’s dome is no life at all. But when Zara attempts a heist that goes wrong, the only place she’s headed is jail. So when Zara finds herself chosen to join Leviathan, a sentient alien ship, Zara considers her very limited options, and goes for it. On board the ship, Zara finally feels like she’s found her place. But there’s something dark beneath the shiny veneer.

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Traitor prince

The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire #3) by C.J. Redwine, February 13th, Balzer + Bray, 416 pages

Prince Javan has been away at an elite boarding school for the past 10 years and now he is finally ready to return to his homeland. But instead of fanfare, he’s greeted by suspicion, but someone is already on the throne claiming to be the crown prince. Now Javan must run for his life and for his crown.

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Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang, February 13th, First Second, 288 pages

“Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.”-Goodreads

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rogue queen

The Rogue Queen (The Hundredth Queen #3)  by Emily R. King, February 13th, Skyscape, 298 pages

Kalinda has been through a lot, but her trials aren’t over just yet. There are more obstacles to over come in installment 3 of The Hundredth Queen Saga.

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prettyboy must die

#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid, February 13th, Tor Teen, 288 pages

A CIA prodigy’s cover is blown when he accidentally becomes an internet sensation in #Prettyboy Must Die, inspired by the #Alexfromtarget story.

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Don’t Forget Me by Victoria Stevens, February 13th, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 360 pages

“Seventeen-year-old Hazel Clarke is no stranger to heartbreaks, and being sent to live with a father she’s never met is the latest in a string of them. Even the beauty of eastern Australia isn’t enough to take her mind off her mother and the life she had to leave behind in England. But when Hazel meets the friendly, kindhearted Red and his elusive twin, Luca, she begins the slow process of piecing together a new life—and realizes she isn’t the only one struggling with loss. As friendships deepen and love finds its way in, Hazel also learns that when you truly love someone, they are always in your heart.

This sparkling debut novel is a touching testament to coming of age, falling in love, and finding home in unexpected places.”- Goodreads

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when light left me

When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas, February 13th, Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 416 pages

“When the Vasquez siblings’ father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives . . . until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house.

Luz filled the void. He shot hoops with seventeen-year-old Hank’s hands. He showed fourteen-year-old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight-year-old Milo. But then Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Ana, Hank, and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?” -Goodreads

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interlude

Interlude by Chantele Sedgwick, February 13th, Sky Pony Press

Mia is on her way to New York on a mission to save her sister’s life. NBD, right? Mia’s sister needs a liver transplant and their estranged mother is their only hope. The plan? Well, Mia doesn’t have one just yet.  While on the flight to NYC, Mia meets a cute boy who just happens to be the leader singer of a famous band. It’s hard to stay on task with so many….distractions. But if Mia is going to save her sister, she’s going to have to be more focused than she’s ever been.

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Break Us (Nikki Kills #3) by Jennifer Brown, February 13th, Katherine Tegen Books, 384 pages

Nikki Kill doesn’t see the world in black and white. Her synesthesia shades everything in view, transforming numbers, words, and emotions into colorful clues. Which means she’s a dangerous commodity to anyone with something to hide.

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 February 20th

Blood of a Thousand Stars

Blood Of A Thousand Stars (Empress of A Thousand Skies #2) by Rhoda Belleza, February 20th, Razorbill, 344 pages

The second installment of the Empress of A Thousand Skies series is here.

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Ink Iron Glass

Ink, Iron and Glass (Ink, Iron & Glass #1) by Gwendolyn Clare, February 20th, Macmillian/Imprint, 336 pages

“Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative 19th-century Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.” -Goodreads

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pitch dark

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda, February 20th, Feiwel & Friends, 384 pages

“Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frightening, fast-paced YA adventure from the author of the acclaimed horror novel, Shutter.”- Goodreads

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Flight Season

Flight Season by Marie Marquardt, February 20th, Wednesday Books, 352 pages

Vivi managed to escape the moment when she lost control by leaving for college. Now Vivi is back home and her stay is unexpectedly longer than she had planned- three month in the heart ward longer. What Vivi doesn’t know is that TJ witnessed the moment Vivi is running from and his nurse training means they’ll be spending a lot of time together, whether they like it or not.

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heart of ash

Heart of Ash (Blood & Salt #2) by Kim Liggett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 288 pages

Ash may have escaped the immortal-worshipping cult that killed her mother, but the love of her life is still under its thrall. Dane has been possessed by his diabolical ancestor Coronado, a man who’s fabulously wealthy, dripping with fame, and the leader of Europe’s most dangerous immortal network. Dane begs Ash to join him at Coronado’s castle in Spain, and swears that his blood bond with Ash is stronger than Coronado’s hold over him. Ash is desperate to help Dane vanquish Coronado without having to sacrifice herself to the darkness. But when you’re all in, blood and salt, the only way to hold on to the light might just be by setting everything on fire.

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The Tombs

The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg, February 20th, HarperTeen, 448 pages

Gangs of New York meets Cassandra Clare in this debut YA fantasy set in 1882 Brooklyn.

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February 27th

Daughter of the Siren Queen

Daughter Of The Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller, February 27th, Feiwel & Friends, 352 pages

“Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.”- Goodreads

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All Out

All Out: The No-Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout The Ages by Saundra MitchellKody KeplingerKate ScelsaRobin TalleyShaun David HutchinsonTess SharpeAlex SanchezNilah MagruderSara FarizanMackenzi LeeAnna-Marie McLemore , Malinda LoDahlia AdlerTehlor Kay MejiaScott TraceyTessa GrattonNatalie C. ParkerElliot Wake,  February 27th, Harlequin Teen, 384 pages

“Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.”-Gooreads

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this tiny perfect world

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi, February 27th, HarperTeen 304 pages

“When Penny wins a scholarship to a prestigious theater camp, she thinks it’s the start of a perfect summer. But when she arrives at camp, Penny is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt. And as she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that her own dreams may be bigger than she ever imagined.”-Goodreads

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Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston, February 27th, Balzer + Bray, 480 pages

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

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A Girl Like That

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena, February 27th, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers

“Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school.  You don’t want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.”- Goodreads

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people like us

People Like Us by Dana Mele, February 27th, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books For Young Readers, 384 pages

“Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.

The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.”- Goodreads

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Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman, February 27th, Random House Books for Young Readers, 544 pages

“In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl–a subspecies of dragon–who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one. “-Goodreads

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Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney, February 27th, Harlequin Teen, 320 pages

Being the first female student at Ingold, the prestigious medical school, Lizzie knew she’d have to work harder than her male counter-parts. What Lizzie didn’t expect was to find a Bio-medical, a synthetic android used for training, that seem to have self-awareness. And what’s more, it seems to have the personalty of Victor Frankenstein, a former student who died under mysterious circumstances. Now Lizzie finds herself involved in the scandal of Victor’s unsolved murder with her own life now on the line.

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everlife

Everlife (Everlife #3) by Gena Showalter, February 27th, Harlequin Teen

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes book three in the unique and exhilarating Everlife series. Tenley “Ten” Lockwood knows the fate of the Everlife rests on her ability to unite the realms and destroy the Prince of Ravens. When betrayal leads to defeat and Ten finds herself bonded to the enemy, an unthinkable choice may the only answer.

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Where I Live

Where I Live by Brenda Rufener, February 27th, HarperTeen, 352 pages

“This evocative debut YA novel tells the story of Linden, a homeless teen secretly living in her high school. Together with her makeshift family of close friends, Linden struggles against the hardships of her past and begins to shape a bright future. Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon, this is a stirring novel about overcoming all odds.”

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this heart of mine

This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter, Wednesday Books, 384 pages

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

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calculus of change

The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb, February 27th, Clarion Books, 336 pages

A poignant and empowering teen novel of grief, unrequited love, and finding comfort in one’s own skin.

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traitors game

The Traitor’s Game (The Traitor’s Game #1) by Jennifer Nielsen, February 27th, Scholastic

“Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well — and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what — and who — it is they’re fighting for.” _Goodreads

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With so many February #OTWB what’s not to love? Happy Reading! xo

Ann-Eliza

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