2021 YA Book Preview!
Get your TBRs ready…set…GO! Here’s what’s hitting shelves in 2021!
Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore – Coming January 19, 2021
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo – Coming January 19, 2021
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe – Coming January 26, 2021
A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen – Coming February 2, 2021
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold – Coming February 9, 2021
We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire by Joy McCullough – Coming February 9, 2021
City of the Uncommon Thief by Lynne Bertrand – Coming February 9, 2021
Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker – Coming February 9, 2021
The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance – Coming February 16, 2021
The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs – Coming February 23, 2021
The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith – Coming February 23, 2021
Inglourious Basterds meets Stranger Things in this dark and thrilling tale of power, shadow, and revenge set during World War II.
World War II is raging, and five teens are looking to make a mark. Daniel and Rebeka seek revenge against the Nazis who slaughtered their family; Simone is determined to fight back against the oppressors who ruined her life and corrupted her girlfriend; Phillip aims to prove that he’s better than his worst mistakes; and Liam is searching for a way to control the portal to the shadow world he’s uncovered, and the monsters that live within it–before the Nazi regime can do the same. When the five meet, and begrudgingly team up, in the forests of Germany, none of them knows what their future might hold.
As they race against time, war, and enemies from both this world and another, Liam, Daniel, Rebeka, Phillip, and Simone know that all they can count on is their own determination and will to survive. With their world turned upside down, and the shadow realm looming ominously large–and threateningly close–the course of history and the very fate of humanity rest in their hands. Still, the most important question remains: Will they be able to save it?
The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney – Coming February 23, 2021
Mazie by Melanie Crowder – Coming February 23, 2021
The Queen’s Secret by Melissa de la Cruz – Coming March 2, 2021
Singled Out by Andrew Maraniss – Coming March 2, 2021
Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed – Coming March 9, 2021
We Were Liars meets Speak in this haunting, mesmerizing psychological thriller–a gender-flipped YA Great Gatsby–that will linger long after the final line
On wealthy Commodore Island, Fern is watching and waiting–for summer, for college, for her childhood best friend to decide he loves her. Then Ivy Avila lands on the island like a falling star. When Ivy shines on her, Fern feels seen. When they’re together, Fern has purpose. She glimpses the secrets Ivy hides behind her fame, her fortune, the lavish parties she throws at her great glass house, and understands that Ivy hurts in ways Fern can’t fathom. And soon, it’s clear Ivy wants someone Fern can help her get. But as the two pull closer, Fern’s cozy life on Commodore unravels: drought descends, fires burn, and a reckless night spins out of control. Everything Fern thought she understood–about her home, herself, the boy she loved, about Ivy Avila–twists and bends into something new. And Fern won’t emerge the same person she was.
Flyy Girls #3 – Noelle: The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk – Coming March 9, 2021
Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love.
There are only three things that matter to Noelle Lee: her family, school, and the cello. She doesn’t care if people see her as selfish or mean because she knows she has her priorities in order. That’s why when her dad loses his job, Noelle doesn’t hesitate to work more hours at her grandparents’ restaurant. Seeing her girls and dealing with her ex-boyfriend have to take a backseat so she can help her family and prepare for her school’s fall showcase. But things get more complicated when Noelle realizes she can’t stop thinking about Tobyn, one of the other Flyy Girls. With her bad attitude getting even worse, Noelle starts to wonder if working hard even matters, especially if she can’t keep her life from falling apart around her.
Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall – Coming March 16, 2021
A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy – Coming March 16, 2021
Flamefall by Rosaria Munda – Coming March 23, 2021
Renegade Flight by Andrea Tang – Coming March 23, 2021
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland – Coming April 6, 2021
The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lund – Coming April 13, 2021
From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash.
The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and their classmates watch in shock as a plane crashes into the water. When the passengers are finally recovered, they are identified as Izzy’s twin brother, Israel, Cass’s ex-boyfriend, Shane, and Janie’s best friend, Nate. But Izzy can feel when her brother is in pain, and she knows he’s not really dead. So she, Cass, and Janie set out to discover what actually happened that day–and why the boys were on the plane.
Told in alternating timelines and points of view, this powerful and captivating novel follows the three boys in the weeks leading up to that fateful flight, and the girls they left behind as they try to piece together the truth about the boys they loved and thought they knew. A spellbinding story about the ripple effects of tragedy, the questions we leave unanswered, and the enduring power of friendship.
What’s Not to Love by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley – Coming April 20, 2021
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee – Coming May 4, 2021
That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton – Coming May 4, 2021
Another classic from the author of the internationally bestselling The Outsiders
Continue celebrating 50 years of The Outsiders by reading this companion novel. That Was Then, This is Now is S. E. Hinton’s moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart. Now with a new cover in paperback with bonus material!
From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn – Coming May 11, 2021
Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi – Coming May 18, 2021
Shipped by Meredith Tate – Coming May 18, 2021
Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan – Coming May 18, 2021
In this YA contemporary queer romance from the author of Hot Dog Girl, an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.
Morgan, an elite track athlete, is forced to transfer high schools late in her senior year after it turns out being queer is against her private Catholic school’s code of conduct. There, she meets Ruby, who has two hobbies: tinkering with her baby blue 1970 Ford Torino and competing in local beauty pageants, the latter to live out the dreams of her overbearing mother. The two are drawn to each other and can’t deny their growing feelings. But while Morgan–out and proud, and determined to have a fresh start–doesn’t want to have to keep their budding relationship a secret, Ruby isn’t ready to come out yet. With each girl on a different path toward living her truth, can they go the distance together?
Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston – Coming May 25, 2021
Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund – Coming June 8, 2021
Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson – Coming June 8, 2021
You’re So Dead by Ash Parsons – Coming June 15, 2021
The Summer of Lost Letters by Hannah Reynolds – Coming June 15, 2021
Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos – Coming June 29, 2021
Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn – Coming August 3, 2021
From Los Angeles Times Book Prize Award winner and Edgar Award nominee Malla Nunn comes a stunning portrait of a family divided and a powerful story of how friendship saves and heals. When Amandla wakes up on her fifteenth birthday, she knows it’s going to be one of her mother’s difficult days. Her mother has had another vision. This one involves Amandla wearing a bedsheet loosely stitched as a dress. An outfit, her mother says, is certain to bring Amandla’s father back home, as if he were the prince and this was the fairytale ending their family was destined for. But in truth, Amandla’s father has long been gone–since before Amandla was born–and even her mother’s memory of him is hazy. In fact, many of her mother’s memories from before Amandla was born are hazy. It’s just one of the many reasons people in Sugar Town give them strange looks–that and the fact her mother is white and Amandla is Black. When Amandla finds a mysterious address in the bottom of her mother’s handbag along with a large amount of cash, she decides it’s finally time to get answers about her mother’s life. What she discovers will change the shape and size of her family forever. But with her best friends at her side, Amandla is ready to take on family secrets and the devil himself. These Sugar Town queens are ready to take over the world to expose the hard truths of their lives.
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