YA Books hitting shelves in February, 2023!
Your February 2023 YA book preview has arrived! Scroll down for a sneak peek of what’s hitting shelves next month.
The Severed Thread by Leslie Vedder – Feb 7
Clever, bookish Fi and her brash, ax-wielding partner Shane are back in this action packed sequel to the bestselling The Bone Spindle, the gender-flipped Sleeping Beauty retelling, perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince.
Respect the Mic – 2/7
An expansive, moving poetry anthology, representing 20 years of poetry from students and alumni of Chicago’s Oak Park River Forest High School Spoken Word Club — now in paperback!
This One’s for You by Kate Sweeney – Feb 7
A gorgeous contemporary romance about two ex-best friends, Cass and Syd, on a life-altering road trip following the reunion tour of the Darlas—the band Cass’s mom was in when she died. Perfect for fans of Nina LaCour, Mary H.K. Choi, and Jandy Nelson.
When You Wish Upon a Lantern by Gloria Chao – Feb 14
Acclaimed author Gloria Chao creates real-world magic in this luminous romance about teens who devote themselves to granting other people’s wishes, but are too afraid to let themselves have their own hearts’ desires—each other.
Cramm This Book by Olivia Seltzer – Feb 14
From the founder of The Cramm, a news outlet by and for the incredible Gen Z activists who are already shaping our global future (really!), this book is a dive into the history that’s made the world what it is today. Dip in for more on the wars, the movements, the disasters, and more—and get to know WTF is really going on. Now in paperback!
Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson – Feb 21
An utterly charming YA romance perfect for fans of Elise Bryant and Leah Johnson. Leila is devastated when her high school boyfriend breaks up with her right before graduation, but when she gets paired with four unrequited crushes in the lead-up to her school’s annual Last Chance Dance, she might just fall in love with someone new.
Nightbirds by Kate J. Armstrong – Feb 28
In a dazzling new fantasy world full of whispered secrets and political intrigue, the magic of women is outlawed but four girls with unusual powers have the chance to change it all.