January 2026 New Releases




Release date not yet known
A Language of Dragons #2 by S.F. Williamson (HarperTeen)  - not yet added to Goodreads.

Winter White by Annie Cardi (Union Square Kids) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Ardyce Alspach at Union Square Kids has acquired Annie Cardi's (Red) next retelling, Winter White. This YA adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale , centered around domestic abuse and the opioid epidemic, follows a teen girl living in rural Maine with her dominant father. When a boy from her past reappears, she finds solace in his kindness and strength in his help as she uncovers the mystery of her identity. Publication is slated for January 2026; Laura Crockett at Triada US Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

January 1st
Stone Field by Christy Lenzi (Square Fish) - re-release of a previously published YA novel.

A stunning debut novel that offers a new look at a classic love story about soul mates torn apart by the circumstances of their time.

Catrina Dickinson is haunted by her past and feels caged in by life in small town Missouri. When she discovers a strange man in Stone Field where her family grows their sorghum crop, her life takes on new meaning. He has no memory of who he is or what brought him to Cat's farm, but they fall passionately in love. Meanwhile, the country is on the brink of the Civil War, and the conflict in Missouri demands that everyone take a side before the bloodbath reaches their doorstep.

A passionate and atmospheric reimagining of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Stone Field by Christy Lenzi explores how violence and vengeance perverts the human spirit, and how hatred can be transcended by love.

January 15th
Hex and Havoc by Nilah Magruder and Sonia Liao (HarperCollins) - YA graphic novel, previously dated October 2023, February 2024 and January 2025, release date not yet updated on Goodreads. Some editions dated 6th February.
Stephanie Guerdan at HarperCollins has bought world rights to the queer YA fantasy duology Hex and Havoc, written by Nilah Magruder (Reel Love; M.F.K.), illustrated by Sonia Liao (Thief in the Trees; The Marie Curie Society). The books follow two girls in a caste-based magical society as they fall in love and spark a revolution. Publication is planned for summer 2023 and 2024; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary represented the author, and the illustrator represented herself. Magruder is now represented by Patrice Caldwell at New Leaf Literary.

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