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A Curse So Dark and Lonely

By Brigid Kemmerer​
Ages 12+, Bloomsbury YA

A new twist on Beauty and the Beast, Prince Rhen has been cursed to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth birthday, which destroyed his home, family and hope. Enter Harper, who’ll become an orphan once her mother dies and is consistently underestimated because of her cerebral palsy. When she attempts to save a life in Washington DC, she’s sucked in Rhen’s fantastical world.

Release date: January 29

Courting Darkness

By Robin LaFevers​
Ages 14+, HMH Books for Young Readers

Sybella has been undercover in the Duchess of France’s court for so long she doesn’t remember who she truly is—or what she’s fighting for. Amid her crisis, she and the Duchess walk into a deadly trap that leads Sybella to suspect there are other undercover assassins planted within the court. When she discovers a prisoner that could change everything, Sybella takes a chance.

Release date: February 5

The Witchlands Series

By Susan Dennard​
Ages 13+, Tor Teen

Set in the Witchlands, a world filled with magic and brimming with war, best friends Iseult and Safi have been watching out for each other for years. Iseult is a Threadwitch and Safi’s a Truthwitch, two powers many would kill to control. When separated, the pair will pay any cost to reunite, but find that they can’t ignore the oppressed and powerless they meet on their journey back to each other. In Bloodwitch, their paths continue to intertwine with Aeduan, the Bloodwitch who must confront his cultish father and save a monastery from slavery and slaughter.

Release date: February 12

Caraval Series

By Stephanie Garber
Ages 13+, Flatiron

Welcome, welcome, to the isle of Trisda, where two sisters have dreamed of leaving their cruel father’s island and traveling to the outside world, where once a year an infamous carnival, called Caraval, hosts the world’s greatest illusions and tricks. When Scarlett’s sister Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s leader, Legend, Scarlett must figure out if this year’s Caraval is truly a game—and if it’ll cost Tella her life. In Legendary, Tella pursues the truth about her missing mother, Legend’s true identity and her true love. After the utterly terrifying events in Legendary, the sisters must fight for the fate of their world—and each other—in the ultimate Finale. They’ll be forced to make choices that change the courses of their lives—and the lives of everyone in the kingdom.

Release date: May 7