There will be plenty of options for fans of the supernatural and dystopian at BEA this year, as well as highly anticipated books from Cornelia Funke, Cassandra Clare, Ally Condie, and many more.
Favorite Authors, New Projects
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (Harper). From the author of the Luxe series, a series set during the roaring twenties.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (S&S/McElderry) launches the Infernal Devices trilogy, which will be a prequel series to the Mortal Instruments books.
DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-up Book by DC Comics and Matthew Reinhart (Little, Brown) is a pop-up exploration of Superman, Batman, and other DC characters, coinciding with the company’s 75th anniversary.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Harper) is a dystopian novel from the author of Before I Fall, in which love is considered a disease.
Hero by Mike Lupica (Philomel). A 14-year-old boy develops superpowers in Lupica’s latest, a departure from his sports-themed books.
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Harper) is first in an SF series, pseudonymously co-authored by James Frey, about alien teenagers hiding on earth; optioned by Steven Spielberg for DreamWorks.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Clarion) weaves together stories of a Sudanese girl in 2008 and a “lost boy” in 1985.
The Magnificent Twelve: The Call by Michael Grant (HarperCollins/Tegen) kicks off a humorous fantasy series from the author of the Gone series.
On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick). A boy’s adventures involve trains and time travel.
Reckless by Cornelia Funke (Little, Brown) begins a new series, set in a world inspired by the Brothers Grimm, in which dark fairy tales come alive.
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (Delacorte) interweaves the stories of a girl living in present-day Brooklyn and one who lived in Paris 200 years earlier.
The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi (S&S). A girl who has been hiding underground searches for others like her.
The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike (Harcourt). In this fantasy romance, a flying carpet transports Sara to the Island of the Djinn.
Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik, illus. by Bruce McCall (Disney-Hyperion) is a fantasy in which a New York City girl discovers a hidden sister city, U Nork.
The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Kevin Cornell (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray) is an illustrated novel about a retired search-and-rescue dog forced to track down missing chickens.
Sequels and Series
The Agency: The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee (Candlewick). In Victorian London, Mary seeks the identity of a murderer in this companion to A Spy in the House.
Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (Candlewick). An Egyptian spell is turning Marlowe School into an underworld in this sequel to Another Faust.
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown) is a sequel to the bestselling fantasy Beautiful Creatures.
Clementine: Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee (Disney-Hyperion). A great week for Clementine takes a turn for the worse.
Day of Deliverance: A Jack Christie Adventure by Johnny O’Brien (Candlewick/Templar) is the second installment in this middle-grade series.
Dead Is Just a Rumor by Marlene Perez (Graphia) is the latest in the Dead Is... series.
The Exiled Queen: A Seven Realms Novel by Cinda Williams Chima (Disney-Hyperion) is the second book in the trilogy that began with The Demon King.
The Genius Wars by Catherine Jinks (Harcourt) concludes the trilogy that began with Evil Genius and Genius Squad.
Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Candlewick) centers on a missing puppy.
N.E.R.D.S.: M Is for Mamma’s Boy by Michael Buckley (Abrams/Amulet), is the second book in Buckley’s series about misfit nerds/spies.
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles (Flux) is a follow-up to Leaving Paradise.
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher (Dial) is a sequel to Incarceron.
Scumble by Ingrid Law (Dial). Mibs’s cousin Ledge is introduced in this sequel to Savvy.
Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson (Little, Brown) follows Patterson’s dystopian adventure Witch & Wizard.
Debuts to Watch
Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft (Houghton Mifflin). A teenager survives the death of his twin with help from his guitar, Walt Whitman, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon (Disney-Hyperion). After her parents’ deaths, 16-year-old Renée is drawn to a boy at her new boarding school.
The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger (Poppy). In this novel, which is being featured at BEA’s YA Editors Buzz Panel, a teen enters into a secret relationship with the school hottie.
The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (Harper) is a fantasy adventure starring a cat; film rights have been optioned by Sony with Sam Raimi to produce/direct.
The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston (Carolrhoda Lab). Dealing with the deaths of her younger sister and a friend, Loa tries to face her everyday life.
Girl Parts by John M. Cusick (Candlewick). A robot designed to be a boy’s companion develops a will of her own.
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (Holt) stars a boy who discovers he is a necromancer, falls in love, and must save Seattle.
Hush by Eishes Chayil (Walker). In this pseudonymously written novel, a teenager confronts her memories of and guilt about abuse she witnessed in her Hasidic community in Brooklyn.
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel (Abrams/Amulet) is a nonfiction title for teens that coincides with the 40th anniversary of the singer’s death.
Matched by Ally Condie (Dutton). This dystopian novel, set in a world where people are paired with their ideal mates, is being featured in BEA’s YA Editors Buzz Panel.
Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales (Simon Pulse) is a humorous first novel set in a prep school.
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Philomel) is a paranormal romance in which a shapeshifting wolf falls for a human boy.
Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner (Holiday House). Three orphan rats rebel against a subterranean dictatorship and attempt to create a new city.
Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl (Chronicle). This historical novel follows a 16-year-old girl, who becomes the future queen’s maid.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (Razorbill) is a horror novel about a boy who discovers he is a “replacement” from an underground world.
Stork by Wendy Delsol (Candlewick). A teen discovers her ability to decide who gets pregnant in this supernatural romance.
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (Houghton Mifflin) is a YA romance set in a Victorian insane asylum.
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon (Candlewick) is a middle-grade novel, inspired by the life of Zora Neale Hurston and set in a turn-of-the-century African-American community.
Alien Invasions and Other Inconveniences by Brian Yansky (Candlewick) is a YA adventure involving telepathic aliens, who are both deadly and polite.
Annexed by Sharon Dogar (Houghton Mifflin). This fictionalized account follows Peter van Pels from the attic he shared with Anne Frank on to Auschwitz.
Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick (Carolrhoda Lab). A teen whose drawings seem to have power from another world uncovers long-buried secrets about his Wisconsin town.
The Enemy by Charlie Higson (Disney-Hyperion) is a dystopian novel in which those older than 16 are turned into flesh-eating zombies.
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (Harper). First in a trilogy, this novel about a girl who can change into a dragon is being featured in BEA’s YA Editors Buzz Panel.
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn (Clarion). Florence discovers that her aunt and uncle’s manor house is haunted by the ghost of her dead cousin.
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (Feiwel and Friends) is the story of a teenage angel who falls in love with a human boy.
Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler (HMH/Graphia). In Kessler’s first book for teens, an anorexic teenager becomes one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
The Limit by Kristen Landon (Aladdin) is set in a world in which children are taken to “workhouses” when their families exceed their monthly debt limits.
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin (Bloomsbury). In this paranormal mystery, pseudonymously written by Elizabeth Scott, Avery connects with a new boy who could be involved in her parents’ mysterious deaths.
The 10pm Question by Kate De Goldi (Candlewick). A worry-prone boy attempts to keep his family secret under control.
Thaw by Rick Jasper (Carolrhoda Lab). The cryogenically frozen bodies of 27 federal inmates thaw out—and disappear—after a blackout.
Tyger, Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book by Kersten Hamilton (Clarion). Teagan’s life is on track until the arrival of Finn Mac Cumhaill.
Virals by Kathy Reich (Razorbill) launches a YA mystery series set on an island near Charleston, S.C.
Middle Grade Magic
Ask Amy Greene: Boy Trouble by Sarah Webb (Candlewick). The niece of an advice columnist struggles with her own questions about romance.
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass (Little, Brown) is a mystery involving four children and a candy contest.
Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Search for the Unseen by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson (Little, Brown). The stars of the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters offer a collection of paranormal investigations.
Girl’s Best Friend: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery by Leslie Margolis (Bloomsbury) kicks off a middle-grade mystery series starring a young sleuth with a secret dog-walking business.
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson (Carolrhoda Lab). A girl who doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere gets a chance to discover her roots.
Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates by Kim Kennedy (Abrams/Amulet) follows a girl who uses special glasses to see the past and the future.
Octavia Boone’s Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything by Rebecca Rupp (Candlewick) follows a girl’s attempts to find answers to life’s biggest questions.
Samurai Kids: White Crane by Sandy Fussell, illus. by Rhian Nest James (Candlewick) kicks off (no pun intended) a martial arts series.