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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

February 2019

Paperback

When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681199870 | Published February 12, 2019

When the Vasquez siblings' father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives ... until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with 17-year-old Hank's hands. He showed 14-year-old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight-year-old Milo. But then Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?

That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ecco | 9780062667618 | Published February 19, 2019

Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help --- Priscilla Johnson --- and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son.

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250294586 | Published February 26, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Zarin is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip. So how is it that 18-year-old Porus has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250294609 | Published February 26, 2019

Not only has Alosa recovered all three pieces of the map to a hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now her prisoners. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice. When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first....after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 15+

Inkyard Press | 9781335499042 | Published February 26, 2019

With one shot at a scholarship to the school of her dreams, Cassie pitches an unusual research project --- to pledge Delta Tau Chi, a frat house on the verge of being banned from school for their offensive behavior, take on the boys’ club and provide proof of their misogynistic behavior. It’s different, but it’s not against the rules, and she’s pretty sure she knows exactly what to expect once she gets there. But Cassie soon realizes things aren’t as simple as they appeared. With her academic future on the line, and her heart all tangled in a web of her own making, Cassie will ultimately have to define for herself what the F-word is all about.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara - Memoir, Nonfiction, True Crime

Harper Perennial | 9780062319791 | Published February 26, 2019

For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501178474 | Published February 26, 2019

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons's life seems idyllic. Her husband, Andrew, is a prosperous, respected judge; they live in the spacious, comfortable, well-appointed house where she was raised. And she is utterly, obsessively devoted to her son, Laurence --- her adored only child, her pride and joy. But Andrew's murder of Annie Doyle, accidental or not, sets into motion a dark downward spiral. It doesn’t take long for Laurence to suspect that something is very, very wrong in the Fitzsimons household --- and he is determined to discover the truth.

One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together by Amy Bass - Nonfiction, Sociology, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316396554 | Published February 26, 2019

When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team --- and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding --- ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.

The Hush by John Hart - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250012289 | Published February 26, 2019

It’s been 10 years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits. Living alone on 6,000 acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear.

The Other Woman by Daniel Silva - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062834942 | Published February 26, 2019

In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West --- a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel’s vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

Mass Market Paperback

A Measure of Darkness by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780399594656 | Published February 26, 2019

A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos. For Clay Edison and his fellow coroners, it’s the start of a long night and the first of many to come. The victims keep piling up. Then the smoke clears and the real mystery emerges --- one victim’s death doesn’t match the others. And it falls to Clay to give her a name and a voice. Haunted by the cruelty of her death, he embarks upon a journey into the bizarre, entering a hidden world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle. There, his relentless pursuit of the truth opens the gateway to a dark and baffling past --- and brings him right into the line of fire.

Double Blind by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin’s Paperbacks | 9781250076021 | Published February 26, 2019

Kendra Michaels, formerly blind and now a hired gun for law enforcement agencies who relies on her razor-sharp powers of observation, is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they’ve brought to her. But then she hears the details: the body was found just blocks away from Kendra’s condo. The young woman was carrying an envelope with Kendra’s name on it, and inside was an SD card with what appears to be an innocuous video of a wedding reception. The woman died trying to get the video to Kendra, but for what purpose? Before Kendra and the FBI can answer that question, the bride is abducted from her suburban home. And so the hunt is on for a killer whose nightmarish plan is slowly becoming clear.

I've Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781501171765 | Published February 26, 2019

After a party when her parents are away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. The immediate suspect is her boyfriend, who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a 20-year-old neighbor who was angry because she didn’t invite him to the party. Or is there someone else who has not yet been seen on the radar? Kerry’s older sister Aline, a 28-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor's Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger.

Turbulence: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219205 | Published February 26, 2019

Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone's doorstep. Though they part ways before long, Stone soon learns that he hasn't seen the last of his new acquaintance. It turns out that this official has some shady associates who may have destructive plans afoot, and Stone needs an entrée to the inside to figure out their scheme. With the fate of nations at stake, Stone must summon all of his fearless daring to put an end to the audacious plot…but this time he may be in over his head.