March 2025 New Releases

 



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Solving For the Unknown by Loan Le (Simon and Schuster) - moved from September 2023, then from 2024.
"Loan Le's SOLVING FOR THE UNKNOWN, a YA contemporary and a companion novel to A Pho Love Story, which follows the main character's best friend and an older sister as they navigate new and old relationships, and grow closer during their college's upcoming forensic science competition, to Krista Vitola at Simon & Schuster Children's, for publication in summer 2023, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret (world). "

Wish Upon a K-Star by Kat Cho (Disney Hyperion) - moved from May 2025.
Rebecca Kuss at Disney Hyperion has acquired Wish Upon a K-Star by Kat Cho, a spin-off of her Once Upon a K-Prom, where a PR snafu means WDB idol Moonster must join Korea's most popular fake dating variety show with Seoul's newest K-drama darling in order to get their careers back on track—but what kind of disaster awaits them when they actually start to fall in love? Publication is set for May 2025; Beth Phelan at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

March 4th

I Am Made of Death by Kelly Andrew (Scholastic)

From bestselling author Kelly Andrew comes the most electrifying dark romance of the decade...

Following the death of his father, Thomas Walsh had to grow up quickly, taking on odd-jobs to keep food on the table and help pay his gravely ill mother's medical bills. When he's offered a highly paid position as an interpreter for an heiress who exclusively signs, Thomas -- the hearing child of a Deaf adult -- jumps at the opportunity.

But the job is not without its challenges. Thomas is expected to accompany Vivienne wherever she goes, but from the start, she seems determined to shake him. To make matters worse, her parents keep her on an extremely short leash. She is not to go anywhere without express permission. She is not to deviate from her routine.

She is, most importantly, not to be out after dark.

A selective-mute, Vivienne Farrow hasn't said a word in years -- not since going missing in Red Rock Canyon when she was four years old. No one knows quite what happened to her out in the dark. They only know that the sound of her voice is now as deadly as a poison. Anyone who hears her speak suffers a horrible death.

Ever since that fatal family vacation, Vivienne has been desperately searching for a way to regain control of both her voice and her body. Because the face staring out of the mirror isn't hers. It's something with teeth.

Thankfully, Vivienne has a plan. She's finally found someone who claims to be able to perform a surgical exorcism. She just needs to find a way to get rid of Thomas first. But Thomas can't afford to walk away, nor is he willing to abandon the mysterious girl he's quickly falling for, no matter what dark powers threaten to swallow them both whole.


Take a Chance on Me by Elizabeth Eulberg (Scholastic) - moved from May 2025.

The international bestselling author of Better Off Friends returns to form with a love story that's Once meets The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

Evie is heartbroken and betrayed when a video of her confronting her cheating ex boyfriend goes viral, so what's a girl to do? Flee to London for the summer, of course! Evie loves everything about London - the double decker buses, afternoon tea, history around every corner. Everything that is but having to stay with the person who's hurt her most of all - her father.

Desperate for a distraction from their contentious relationship, Evie spends her days wandering the historic streets . . . where as though fate is intervening, she keeps meeting a charming and beautiful British busker named Aiden.

Evie doesn't want to open herself up again, but Aiden is funny, kind, and he never treats Evie like she's too much. He may just be worth taking a chance on... if Evie can keep her past from getting in the way of her future.

Internationally bestselling author Elizabeth Eulberg pens an unforgettable journey that's heartwarming, hilarious, and heavy on both romance and jetlag.

They Bloom at Night by Trang Thanh Tran (Bloomsbury)
A red algae bloom has taken over Mercy, Louisiana. Ever since a devastating hurricane, mutated wildlife lurks in the water that rises by the day. But Mercy has always been a place where monsters walk in plain sight. Especially at its heart: The Cove, where Noon’s life was upended long before the storm at a party her older boyfriend insisted on.

Now, Noon is stuck navigating the submerged town with her mom, who believes their dead family has reincarnated as sea creatures. Alone with the pain of what happened that night at the cove, Noon buries the truth: she is not the right shape.

When Mercy’s predatory leader demands Noon and her mom capture the creature drowning residents, she reluctantly finds an ally in his deadly hunter of a daughter and friends old and new. As the next storm approaches, Noon must confront the past and decide if it’s time to answer the monster itching at her skin.


Our Infinite Fates by Laura Steven (Wednesday Books)

They've loved each other in a thousand lifetimes. They've killed each other in every one.

Branwen Blythe can remember all her past lives. She can also remember that in every single one, she’s been murdered before her eighteenth birthday.

The problem is that she’s quite fond of the one she’s in now, and more importantly, her sister needs her for bone marrow transplants to stay alive. If she wants her sister to live into adulthood, she’ll have to:

1. Find the centuries-old devil who hunts her through each life and destroy them forever
2. Figure out exactly why she’s being hunted in the first place
3. Try quite hard not to fall in love with them

…Again.



You Belong Here by Sara Phoebe Miller and Morgan Beem (First Second) - YA graphic novel, moved from October 2024.
A young adult graphic novel following Essie through heartbreak, star-crossed romance, teen drama, and the question on every high-school senior’s lips: where do I belong?

It’s the first day of senior year and seventeen-year-old Essie Rosen is already over it. Her best friend went off to college and barely responds to her texts, her brother’s on the other side of the country in rehab, every conversation with her mom becomes a fight, and her long-term boyfriend, Bruno, feels weirdly distant. Essie’s counting down the days until she can escape her Long Island hometown and join her bff at NYU, where she’s SURE she’ll get into the acting program she’s dreamed about for years.

But when Essie gets dumped AND botches her college audition, her entire trajectory changes. Instead of doing community theater, she ends up slumming it in the school play, where she’s cast opposite the unexpectedly charming Christopher Sun…the younger brother of the drug dealer who got Essie’s brother hooked. Is he the perfect rebound—or the worst decision Essie could make?

Fable For the End of the World by Ava Reid (HarperCollins) - moved from December 2024.
In post-atomic New York, one girl is selected to pay off her mother's debt by dying—or killing—in a televised Gauntlet but instead falls in love with the assassin, in this sapphic stand-alone postapocalyptic romance with a Hunger Games twist, perfect for fans of Wilder Girls and The Last of Us.

Inesa has spent her whole life feeling like a land animal in a drowning world. She's grown up in a city that's sinking, after an Atomic Age claimed much of the country and left New Amsterdam amongst rising waters, buoyed only by Caerus, a company that sells everything from food to electricity, all on credit. And Inesa knows the price of going into the red, so she refuses to take on any debt.

Melinoë works for Caerus, but not in their warehouse. Her job is to give the citizens of New Amsterdam hope and spectacle as a so-called Angel, by hunting and killing those who fall too deeply into debt in the televised Gauntlet. After nearly failing to complete her last mission, she has to prove her worth or she'll have her memory wiped and live the rest of her life as an empty shell, unwilling wife to some executive twice her age.

When Inesa's mom secretly incurs over 500,000 credits of debt and nominates Inesa as a Lamb for the next Gauntlet, her only hope is to run—into Drowned County, the irradiated land between New Amsterdam and the Dominion of New England. With Melinoë tracking her, and mutated animals—and humans—attacking, Inesa will have to adapt or die. If she survives, Melinoë's life is over. That is, until they both end up stranded, injured, and isolated, and their only hope for survival is each other. When the cameras are off, can they become more than just an Angel and a Lamb?

And what happens when they both want to do more than just survive?

From Ava Reid, author of A Study in Drowning, comes a vital look at the cost of living, the many debts we incur, and the love we must fight for, all set in an eerily dark mirror of our own world.

We Were Warned by Chelsea Ichaso (Sourcebooks Fire)
Wendy McClure at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired world English rights to We Were Warned by Chelsea Ichaso (They're Watching You), a YA thriller about a girl who searches for the truth behind the mysterious deaths of her classmates, who died after exploring the ruins of a long-abandoned seaside resort. Publication is scheduled for spring 2025; Uwe Stender at Triada US handled the two-book deal.


March 11th
What Wakes the Bells by Elle Tesch (Fiewel and Friends) - previously titled Of Rusted Throats.

Inspired by an ominous Prague legend, What Wakes the Bells is a lavish gothic fantasy by debut author Elle Tesch that is perfect for fans of Adalyn Grace, Margaret Rogerson, and V.E. Schwab.

Built by long-gone Saints, the city of Vaiwyn lives and breathes and bleeds. As a Keeper, Mina knows better than most what her care of Vaiwyn’s bells means for the sentient city. It’s the Strauss family’s thousand-year legacy―prevent the Vespers from ringing, or they will awake a slumbering evil.

One afternoon, to Mina's horror, her bell peals thirteen times, shattering the city’s tenuous peace. With so much of the city's history and lore lost in a long-ago disaster, no one knows the danger that has been unleashed―until the city begins to fight back. As the sun sets, stone gargoyles and bronze statues tear away from their buildings and plinths to hunt people though the streets. Trapped in Mina’s bell, the soul of a twisted and power-hungry Saint festered. Now free of his prison, he hides behind the face of one of Vaiwyn’s citizens, corrupting the city and turning it on itself.

Time is running out, and the only chance Mina has to stop the destruction and horrific killings is finding and destroying the Saint’s host. Everyone is a suspect, including Mina's closest loved ones. She will have to decide how far she’ll go to save her city―and who she’s willing to kill to do it.


She Waits For You Beyond the Dark by Kristin Simmons (Tor Teen)
- moved from September 2024, some editions dated March 13th.

"Death is not an ending, it’s simply the next chapter. Do not be afraid to turn the page...."

It’s been one month since Ian’s reunited friends escaped the hellish game of Meido and saved him. The survivors may have sealed the gate to the world of the dead shut and destroyed Empress Izanami, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still reeling over the challenges they endured in her grim game. They can relax back in the world of the living, taking solace in the fact that they rescued Ian from the nightmare that tried to steal him away. There’s just one problem—Ian didn’t come home alone.

The empress—now possessing Ian's heart—hitched a ride into the world of the living and the only way to free Ian from her grasp, yet again, is to find three artifacts for her, sacred objects which have been hidden across many realms.

Unwilling to leave Ian behind a second time, Ian’s friends dive into a new deadly game, with challenges that not only test their mettle, but demand sacrifices—including their very lives. If they don’t solve each terrifying new task and retrieve the empress’s artifacts, Ian will be lost forever, but if they do, it's the end of their world as they know it.

There’s only one person the empress hasn’t accounted for, but he hasn’t been human in a long time, and he may not have the time to master his yōkai powers fast enough to save his friends.


Igniting Fate by Jean Louise (Inkyard Press) - moved from January 2024, then from June 2024.

This epic sequel to Waking Fire follows a girl forced to leave home for the first time to confront her destiny—and the ancient evil dragon god set to destroy the world.



















March 13th

I Am Not Jessica Chen by Ann Liang (Inkyard Press) - moved from Summer 2024, then from Spring 2024.
Claire Stetzer at Inkyard Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Ann Liang's I Am Not Jessica Chen. After getting rejected by every Ivy League she applied to, a teenage art student makes a wish to become her enviably perfect cousin, Jessica Chen—only to wake up in Jessica's body, and discover firsthand the cost of being the “model" student at an elite, cutthroat academy. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency handled the deal for world English rights.











March 18th
Hangry Hearts by Jennifer Chen (Wednesday Books)
Love, family, and food collide in this sparkling Romeo and Juliet-inspired romance.

Julie Wu and Randall Hur used to be best friends. Now they only see each other on Saturdays at the Pasadena Farmers Market where their once close families are long-standing rivals.

When Julie and Randall are paired with ultra-rich London Kim for a community-service school project, they are forced to work together for the first time in years. It quickly becomes obvious that London has a major crush on Julie. But Julie can’t stop thinking about Randall. And Randall can’t stop thinking about how London is thinking about Julie. Soon, prompted by a little jealousy and years of missing each other, school project meetings turn into pseudo dates at their favorite Taiwanese breakfast shop and then secret kisses at the beach—far from the watchful eyes of their families.

Just as they’re finally feeling brave enough to tell their grandmas, the two matriarchs rehash their old fight and Julie and Randall get caught in the middle and Julie’s brother finds out they are dating. Their families are heartbroken.

But it’s the Year of the Dragon, an auspicious time to resolve disagreements and start anew, and Randall isn’t going down without fighting for what—and who—they love. Could the Lunar New Year provide not only a second chance for Randall and Julie, but for their families as well?

Jennifer Chen’s Hangry Hearts is a funny, big-hearted romance about friendship, family, and first love—and being brave enough to have it all.


His Mortal Demise by Vanessa Le (Roaring Brook Press)

These Violent Delights meets Divine Rivals in the explosive finale to The Last Bloodcarver duology - with a riveting medical magic system and lush Vietnam-inspired romantasy world.

Kochin is a heartsooth -- a rare being with the ability to heal any wound. Any wound, that is, except death.

Intent on defying nature and bringing Nhika back to life, Kochin keeps her body in a life-preserving casket and waits for a miracle. Stricken with grief and descending into madness, Kochin realizes the answer to his desperate quest can only lie in one place: Yarong, the lush yet battle-ridden island the first heartsooths called home.

Months later, Nhika wakes in a familiar manor-house, with Kochin nowhere to be found. As she traces his footsteps across Theumas, she discovers the haunting path he walked to bring her back, and a world changed by war.

When Kochin discovers the true and grisly way to resurrect a person from the grave, he must decide exactly how much he is willing to sacrifice, in order to reunite with the woman he loves...

Don't miss this stunning dual-POV follow up to THE LAST BLOODCARVER, where morals will be tested, hearts pushed to the limit, and fates determined once and for all. Vanessa Le's jaw-dropping sequel is a bloody and luscious spectacle to be devoured in one sitting.


The House No One Sees by Adina King (Feiwel and Friends)
Penelope Ross has always felt like a passenger in her mother’s fairytale - until the night of her 17th birthday, when she is forced to enter her own.

After a text from her estranged mother rips her away from a night with friends, Penny is forced into a kaleidoscope of memories locked inside the dark labyrinth of her childhood home. As Penny wanders between present and past—prose and verse—she must confront her mother's opioid addiction to mend her fractured past. But the house is tricky. The house is impossible. It wants her to dig up the dead to escape.

And as Penny walks through herself to find herself, she is not sure she has the courage to free the light she trapped inside.






March 25th
Lovely Dark and Deep by Elisa A. Bonnin (Feiwel and Friends) - previously titled Exiles of Ellery West, moved from Spring 2024.

From author Elisa A. Bonnin comes Lovely Dark and Deep, a YA dark academia novel exploring magic, loneliness, and the power of found family.

Hidden off the coast of Washington, veiled in mist, there is an island that does not appear on any map. And on that island is Ellery West.

Ellery West has always been home for Faith. After an international move and a childhood spent adjusting to a new culture and a new language, the acclaimed school for magic feels like the only place she can be herself. That is, until Faith and another student walk into the forest, and only Faith walks out.

Marked with the red stripe across her uniform that designates all students deemed too dangerous to attend regular classes, Faith becomes a social pariah, an exile of Ellery West. But all she has to do is keep her head down for one more year to graduate, and she gets to keep her magic. Because when students fail out of Ellery West, they have their magic taken away. Forever. And Faith can't let that happen.

Except terrifying things are still happening to students, and the dark magic that was unleashed in the forest still seems to be at work. To stop it, Faith and the other Red Stripes will have to work together, risking expulsion from the magical world altogether.

The Deathly Grimm by Kathryn Purdie (Wednesday Books) - moved from 2024.
The spellbinding sequel to Kathryn Purdie's bestselling dark fairytale, where our main characters must return to the forest—and its monsters.

The story hasn't ended yet.

After surviving the Forest Grimm and defeating the Wolf, Clara and Axel have made it back to their village, the one place they can be safe behind the forest's borders. But when the forest itself begins luring in more villagers, it's clear that Clara and Axel have only treated the symptoms of the forest's curse, not the cause—and it's getting worse.

Burdened with visions of the past and learning to navigate her fragile new relationship with Axel, Clara finds herself entering the forest with Axel yet again to discover the truth once and for all: the identity of the murderer who caused the curse. As they fight murderous woodsmen with incomprehensible riddles, ladies who will drag you into an eternal dance, and ghosts with the power to wield the forest against them, Clara and Axel realize the stakes are higher than ever. If they don't survive the dark, deadly twists of the forest once more, not only will they never escape, they may also no longer have a home to escape to.

Romantic, eerie, and beautiful, The Deathly Grimm is the triumphant conclusion to Kathryn Purdie's bestselling Forest Grimm duology.


To Steal From Thieves by M.K. Lobb (Little, Brown)
Nikki Garcia at Little, Brown has acquired a YA historical fantasy by Seven Faceless Saints author M.K. Lobb called To Steal From Thieves plus a sequel, about a charming con man and a magic-wielding inventor as they attempt to rob London's Crystal Palace during the 1851 Great Exhibition. Publication for the first book in this duology is scheduled for winter 2025; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management sold world rights.
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The Scarlet Veil #2 by Shelby Mahurin (HarperCollins) - moved from 2023, then from October 2024.
Sink your teeth into a deliciously gothic enemies-to-lovers vampire romance, set in the world of the New York Times bestselling series Serpent & Dove!

Vampires, powerful women, dark magic, morally grey love interests and an off-the-charts romance – this is the breathtaking finale to the stunning fantasy duology, THE SCARLET VEIL!

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