November 2022 New Releases


Undated

The Wicked Remain by Laura Pohl (Sourcebooks Fire) - moved from August 2022.
The Descendants meets Euphoria in the second book of The Grimrose Girls series about four reimagined fairytale heroines who must uncover connections to their ancient curses and attempt to forge their own paths... before they are all doomed.


After the events in book one, Nani, Yuki, Ella, and Rory are still trying to figure out more about
their fairytale curses. As they research those with happy endings and those with unhappy ones, they leam the key to their fate comes in an unexpected form.

As Yuki struggles to control her newfound power, she realizes her stepmother, the school's
headmistress, may be more than she seems. And with both fairytale books in their possession
they girls fear the only way to break the curse is for one of them to die. When Rory falls into a
coma, fulfilling her dark destiny, Nani, Ella, and Yuki will stop at nothing to change her fate.


November 1st
She's Gone by David Bell (Sourcebooks Fire) - previously titled It's Always the Boyfriend.

THE PERFECT COUPLE IS THE PERFECT LIE

While still recovering from the death of his mother, Hunter Gifford and his girlfriend, Chloe Summers, get into a single-car accident on a remote country road after leaving Homecoming. Hunter wakes in the hospital, but has no memory of how he got there—or the accident. He’s horrified to learn that Chloe has disappeared from the scene of the crash, leaving behind her purse, shoes, and phone. And just a few drops of her blood inside the car.

When Hunter returns to school, his friends aren’t sure how to treat him. And at a candlelight vigil, Chloe’s mother stands in front of the entire town and accuses him of killing Chloe. To make matters worse, Hunter’s former best friend, Daniel, is an aspiring filmmaker who sees Chloe’s disappearance as a golden opportunity to make a true-crime documentary about the case—one that points the finger directly at Hunter.

In order to clear his name and, more importantly, try to figure out what happened to Chloe, Hunter takes matters into his own hands. But the deeper Hunter’s search goes, the more treacherous it becomes, putting his freedom, his family, and even his life, in danger.

USA Today bestselling author David Bell makes his young adult debut with SHE'S GONE.


Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare
(Margaret K. McElderry Books) - moved from March 2022.





















A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron (Inkyard Press) - moved from May and June 2022.
Will these long-lost twin princes be able to take on high school, coming out, and coronations together—or will this royal reunion quickly become a royal mess?
 
Edward Dinnissen, Crown Prince of Canada, loves getting the royal treatment at his exclusive Manhattan private school and living in a fancy mansion on Park Avenue. But despite living a royal life of luxury, Edward is unsure how to tell his parents, his expectant country, and his adoring fans that he’s gay.

Billy Boone couldn’t be happier: he loves small-town life and his family’s Montana ranch, and his boyfriend is the cutest guy at Little Timber High. But this out-and-proud cowboy is finally admitting to himself that he feels destined for more . . .

When Edward and Billy meet by chance in New York City and discover that they are long-lost twins, their lives are forever changed. Will the twin princes—“twinces”— be able to take on high school, coming out, and coronations together? Or will this royal reunion quickly become a royal disaster?

The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew (Scholastic) - previously titled Noctivagus.
The Raven Boys meets Ninth House in the most exciting debut of 2022 -- a dark, atmospheric fantasy about a Deaf college student with a peculiar connection to the afterlife.

Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she's Deaf. So when she's accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to slip between parallel worlds, she's excited for the chance to prove herself. But her semester gets off to a rocky start as she faces professors who won't accommodate her disability, and a pretentious upperclassman fascinated by Delaney's unusual talents.

Colton Price died when he was nine years old. Quite impossibly, he woke several weeks later at the feet of a green-eyed little girl. Now, twelve years later, Delaney Meyers-Petrov has stumbled back into his orbit, but Colton's been ordered to keep far away from the new girl... and the voices she hears calling to her from the shadows.

Delaney wants to keep her distance from Colton -- she seems to be the only person on campus who finds him more arrogant than charming -- yet after a Godbole student turns up dead, she and Colton are forced to form a tenuous alliance, plummeting down a rabbit-hole of deeply buried university secrets. But Delaney and Colton discover the cost of opening the doors between worlds when they find themselves up against something old and nameless, an enemy they need to destroy before it tears them -- and their forbidden partnership -- apart.


Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho (Inkyard Press)
The grandchildren of two rival Brazilian bakeries fall in love despite their families’ feud in this delicious debut rom-com perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Gloria Chao.
 
Trust neither thin-bottomed frying pans nor Molinas.
 
Lari Ramires has always known this to be true. In Olinda, Brazil, her family’s bakery, Salt, has been at war with the Molinas’ bakery across the street, Sugar, for generations. But Lari’s world turns upside down when her beloved grandmother passes away. On top of that, a big supermarket chain has moved to town, forcing many of the small businesses to close.
 
Determined to protect her home, Lari does the unthinkable—she works together with Pedro Molina to save both of their bakeries. Lari realizes she might not know Pedro as well as she thought—and she maybe even likes what she learns—but the question remains: Can a Ramires and a Molina truly trust one another?

If These Walls Could Talk by Vitor Martins
(Scholastic/PUSH) - previously titled This Is Our Place.
Three teens -- in three different decades -- navigate life, love, and family in Vitor Martinss heartfelt new novel that spans generations. Perfect for fans of Tales from the City and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

If the walls of Number 8 Sunflower Street could talk ...

As Ana celebrates the new millennium, she is shocked to learn that she must leave behind her childhood home, her hometown, and -- hardest of all -- her girlfriend for a new life in Rio de Janeiro.

Ten years later, Greg is sent to live with his aunt -- who runs a video rental store from her garage and owns a dog named Keanu Reeves -- as his parents work out their not-so-secret divorce.

And ten years after that, Beto must put his dreams of becoming a photographer on hold as the Covid-19 pandemic arrives in Brazil, forcing him to live with his overprotective mother and overachieving sister.

Set in and narrated by the same house, Number 8 Sunflower Street, and in three different decades -- 2000, 2010, and 2020 respectively -- This Is Our Place is a novel about queer teens dealing with sudden life changes, family conflict, and first loves, proving that while generations change, we will always be connected to each other.


Sugaring Off by Gillian French (Algonquin)
A dazzling and evocative novel about love and loss—with a dash of thrilling mystery—for fans of Mindy McGinnis and Courtney Summers.

Left partially deaf by an early childhood tragedy that ended in her father’s incarceration, seventeen-year-old Owl is now a tracker, an explorer, a wildlife enthusiast, and always her freest self while hiking the steep forested acres surrounding her aunt and uncle’s maple sugar farm, now her home. Owl and her aunt and uncle never speak of the brutal attack that brought her to them. On the day she confronts a stranger trespassing among the maples, Owl’s sheltered existence is blown wide open by Cody—the magnetic, dangerous young man hired to help with the sugaring off. Cody seems to see her, the real her, in a way no one else does. Together, they challenge each other, learn to question their preconceptions, and risk a romance their families are desperate to stop.  
 
But when Owl learns that some part of Cody is compelled toward self-destruction, she must make a difficult decision about their relationship at the same time she’s grappling with her father’s recent release from prison. And when a seemingly motiveless local murder draws attention to Cody, Owl realizes that Cody is in far more serious trouble than anyone knows—and it’s followed him to her mountain.

Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria (Inkyard Press)
Eight years ago, everything changed for Devlin: Her country was attacked. Her father was killed. And her mother donned the mask of the Royal Spymistress, not to show her face again…even to her daughter.

Joining the spy ranks herself, Dev sees her mother only when receiving assignments. She wants more, but she understands the peril their country, Aris, is in. Their wealthier neighbor sends magical casters and soldiers to attack them. The Mists, a malevolent force crawling with monsters of silvered lightning, is swallowing Aris’s edges. Their casters are burning out, and without magic to protect Aris's borders, the Mists will soon surge over them like a wave.

Dev has known strength and survival her whole life. But with the dangerous new assignment of infiltrating the royal court of their neighbor country Cerena to steal the magic they need, she learns that not all that glitters is weak. And not all stories are true. 


Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer (Wednesday Books)
Alexandra Sehulster at Wednesday Books has bought Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win, a debut novel by Susan Azim Boyer. Set during the Iran hostage crisis and described as a cross between Darius the Great Is Not Okay and Election with a Mindy Kaling-esque tone, the YA novel centers on a young Iranian American heroine poised to run for senior year class president, just as an international incident sets in motion a chain of life-changing events. Publication is slated for fall 2022; Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary did the deal for world rights.

The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - moved from October 2022.
Alyza Liu at S&S/McElderry has bought The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix. This debut YA fantasy follows a blood-witch whose mission to assassinate the prince she is betrothed to is compromised by the discovery of a deadly plague—and by the beautiful princess intent on stopping it. Publication is set for fall 2022; Kiana Nguyen at Donald Maass Literary brokered the deal for world English rights.


Torch by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Carolrhoda)
Amy Fitzgerald at Carolrhoda Lab has bought world rights to Torch by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Gringolandia), set in Communist Czechoslovakia in 1969. When their best friend dies in an act of self-immolation to protest the Soviet invasion the previous year, teen misfits Stepan, Lida, and Tomáš find themselves targeted by the government and must work together to survive. Publication is set for fall 2022; Jacqui Lipton at Storm Literary Agency brokered the deal.


The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton (Peachtree Teen) - moved from January 2022.
Ashley Hearn at Peachtree Teen has bought YA fantasy debut The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton (Lucky Girl), pitched as if The Radium Girls took place in the world of Howl’s Moving Castle, in which two misfits discover the coveted and deadly secret to weaving lace from starlight inside a magical curiosity shop. Publication is planned for fall 2022; Kate Testerman at KT Literary brokered the two-book deal for world rights.

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow (HarperTeen) - previously titled Winter Break.
Stephanie Guerdan at HarperTeen has acquired, in a preempt, world rights to How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow, a contemporary YA rom-com about two Jewish girls reluctantly falling in love at Christmastime, a hate-to-love romance pitched as “like a Hallmark Christmas movie—if a Hallmark Christmas movie ever starred sexually frustrated lesbian Jews.” Publication is slated for fall 2022; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret brokered the two-book deal.

November 8th

This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy
(Inkyard Press) - moved from April 5th.
In the explosive sequel to These Feathered Flames, twin sisters Izaveta and Asya find themselves separated once again, but discovering a way back to each other may be their most perilous challenge yet.

Awakening to find herself trapped in a strange tower, Izaveta knows she must find her way back to the Tóurensi palace and claim the throne. But even with an unexpected ally’s help, she worries she might not be able to get news of her survival to her sister and escape this frozen land.
 
Back at home, Asya enlists Nikov’s help to prove Izaveta is still alive, even as she finds herself forced navigate the political world she always sought to avoid to save her queendom, her loved ones, and herself.
 
But as the sisters work independently to reunite, a dangerous force lies in wait, trying to regain power in order to overthrow the monarchy…

Bloodmarked by Tracey Deon (Simon Pulse) - moved from 2021, then from July 2022.

The powerful sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling and award-winning Legendborn—perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Margaret Rogerson!

The shadows have risen, and the line is law.

All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death. So she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights—only to discover her own ancestral power. Now, Bree has become someone new:

A Medium. A Bloodcrafter. A Scion.

But the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped.

Bree wants to fight, but the Regents who rule the Order won’t let her. To them, she is an unknown girl with unheard-of power, and as the living anchor for the spell that preserves the Legendborn cycle, she must be protected.

When the Regents reveal they will do whatever it takes to hide the war, Bree and her friends must go on the run to rescue Nick themselves. But enemies are everywhere, Bree’s powers are unpredictable and dangerous, and she can’t escape her growing attraction to Selwyn, the mage sworn to protect Nick until death.

If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to control her powers from the ancestors who wielded them first—without losing herself in the process.


A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal (FSG) - moved from Spring 2022, some editions dated October 2022.
Janine O'Malley at FSG has bought, in an exclusive submission, A Tempest of Tea by bestselling author Hafsah Faizal, first in a duology pitched as King Arthur meets Peaky Blinders with vampires. Set in Ettenia, an amalgamation of 1920s and Victorian London with a dash of ancient Rome, the novel follows a gang of outcasts in a deadly heist led by Arthie Casimir to save her tearoom—which fronts an illegal blood house, where local vampires can purchase fresh blood. Publication of the first novel is set for spring 2022; Josh Adams at Adams Literary did the two-book deal for world English rights.








Cherish by Tracy Wolff
(Entangled Teen)
What happened at Katmere definitely isn’t staying at Katmere…

Grace has finally graduated from Katmere Academy, but the dangers from school aren’t quite done with her. Now she and her friends must travel to the Shadow Realm to rescue one of their own. But there are still a few new surprises waiting for Grace—along with a betrayal that could destroy them all.












Cursed by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel and Friends)
New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer concludes her young adult retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in this sequel!

Serilda and Gild attempt to break the curses that tether their spirits to Adalheid's haunted castle before the Endless Moon, when the Erlking means to capture one of the seven gods and make a wish to return his lover, Perchta, from the underworld. But as the story progresses, it becomes clear he doesn't want just one god - he wants to capture all seven, and force them to bring down the veil that keeps the Dark Ones separate from the land of the mortals. Serilda and Gild must try to thwart his plans, all while solving the mystery of Gild's forgotten name, freeing his younger sister who is trapped inside Gravenstone Castle, and trying to protect their unborn child.

Romance, adventure, and Serilda’s journey to finding her power as a woman, a mother, and a partner make this a retelling that Meyer fans – old and new – will treasure.

Shamanborn #3 by Lori Lee (Page Street)
Sirscha has returned to Evewyn, only to discover that everyone believes she killed the queen and that she's the new king's Shadow. These rumors have made people fear her, but it's not the rumors that concern her--it's finding out what the Soulless is going to do next so she can finally destroy him.

Everyone might believe she's a monster, but Sirscha knows who the real evil is, and she refuses to let him destroy their world.

Full of the danger, intrigue, fierce friendship, and incredible world building of the first two books in the Shamanborn trilogy, this final installment will delight readers of this popular series.

November 10th
The Art of Insanity by Christine Webb (Peachtree Teen)
Jonah Heller at Peachtree Teen has acquired world rights to contemporary YA debut The Art of Insanity by Christine Webb. Following a car accident, high school senior Natalie Cordova has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As she navigates new friendships, romance, and an upcoming art competition, Natalie must overcome her mother's shame, handle her family's hidden past, and acknowledge her mental health needs to fully embrace her life. Publication is scheduled for fall 2022; Emily Keyes at Fuse Literary represented the author.

November 22nd

The Marble Queen by Anna Kopp (Dark Horse)
The Marble Queen is a YA Fantasy graphic novel that’s the political drama of Nimona meets the heartfelt romance of The Princess and the Dressmaker, but this time in a sapphic romance surrounded by a mist of magic.

Princess Amelia’s kingdom, Marion, is in shambles after months of their trade routes being ravaged by pirates, and now the only seemingly option left is for her to save it through a marriage alliance. When she gets an exorbitant offer from the royalty of Iliad—a country shrouded in mystery—, Amelia accepts without question and leaves her home to begin a new life.

But she lands on Iliad’s shores to find that her betrothed isn't the country’s prince, but the recently coronated Queen Salira.

Shocked, Amelia tries to make sense of her situation and her confused heart: Salira has awakened strange new feelings inside her, but something dark hides behind the Queen's sorrowful eyes. Amelia must fight the demons of her own anxiety disorder before she can tackle her wife's, all while war looms on the horizon.

A Consuming Fire by Laura Weymouth (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - release date announced on author website but not yet updated on Goodreads.
In an isolated England cut off from the outside world and plagued by a vengeful, godlike figure, Anya Astraea and her twin sister Ilva have been brought up for sacrifice. Every eighteen years, a girl from their village must go to the cruel god of the mountain and offer a piece of herself to placate him, lest the country fall into disaster and ruin. When Ilva volunteers to become the latest in a long line of girls to leave the village, Anya prays for her safe return.

Her prayers are denied.

With her sister dead and her world on the brink of collapse, Anya volunteers to make a journey of her own to visit the god of the mountain. But unlike her sister and the many girls that came before her, sacrifice is the furthest thing from her mind. Anya has no intention of giving anything to the god of the mountain, nor of letting any other girl do so ever again.
Anya Astraea has not set out to placate a god. She’s set out to kill him.

Vengeance, however, is anything but straightforward, especially when she meets an ill-mannered thief who possesses unnatural abilities. Anya’s feelings for the boy soon overtake her desire to keep her plans hidden, and they join forces. But the thief has secrets of his own, and if Anya can’t find a way to unlock them, it may not just mean danger for her…but for every girl in England.


At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairytales Reimagined by Various YA Authors (Flatiron Books) - previously titled At the Stroke of Midnight.
A collection of fairytales reimagined by authors Melissa Albert, Tracy Deonn, H.E. Edgmon, Hafsah Faizal, Stacey Lee, Roselle Lim, Darcie Little Badger, Malinda Lo, Alex London, Anna-Marie McLemore, Rebecca Podos, Rory Power, Meredith Russo, and Gita Trelease!

November 29th

A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Earnshaw
(Simon and Schuster) - moved from April 2022.
In this magical romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep, a mysterious illness cursing the land forces a teen girl astronomer to venture across the wilderness in search of the stars’ message that will, hopefully, save them all.

If magic lives anywhere, it’s in the stars…

​Vega has lived in the valley her whole life—forbidden by her mother to leave the safety of its borders because of the unknown threats waiting for her in the wilds beyond. But after her mother dies, Vega begins to see stars falling from the sky. It’s an omen she can no longer ignore, forcing her to leave the protective boundaries of the valley. But the outside world turns out to be much more terrifying than Vega could have imagined. People are gravely sick—they lose their eyesight and their hearing, just before they lose their lives.

What Vega keeps to herself is that she is the Last Astronomer—a title carried from generation to generation—and she is the only one who carries the knowledge of the stars. Knowledge that could hold the key to the cure. And so when locals spot the tattoo on Vega’s neck in the shape of a constellation—the mark of an astronomer—chaos erupts as the threats her mother warned her about become all too real.

Fearing for her life, Vega will be rescued by a girl named Cricket who will lead her to Noah, a boy marked by his own mysterious tattoos. On the run from the men who are hunting her, Vega, Cricket, and Noah will set out across the plains in search of the cure the stars speak of. But as the lines between friend and prisoner begin to blur, Vega must decide whether she will protect the sacred knowledge of an astronomer. Or if she will risk everything to try to save them all.


Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet (HMH)
Lily Kessinger at HMH has acquired Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet (By the Book). In this contemporary YA, teenage Jo, who reluctantly plays her namesake to her sisters' Meg and Amy in the family’s Little Women living history museum, rebels against living in the 1800s. When everything goes wrong, she has to concede that maybe Alcott had a point about family—and about the cute boy next door. Publication is planned for fall 2022; Bridget Smith at JABberwocky Literary sold world English rights.

House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur (FSG) - previously titled The Song We Lost.
Trisha de Guzman at FSG has bought, in a preempt, children's book editor Deeba Zargarpur's debut novel, The Song We Lost, a magic-infused contemporary YA about an Afghan-Uzbek immigrant family's secrets, and the teen girl who comes face to face with the literal ghosts of their past. Publication is slated for fall 2022; Elana Roth Parker at Laura Dail Literary brokered the deal for world English rights.

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