New and Notable YA Releases – December

Murtagh by Christopher Paolini

Join Dragon Rider–and fan favorite–Murtagh and his dragon as they confront a perilous new enemy! The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Also Available: EragonEldestBrinsigrInheritance


Artifacts of an Ex by Jennifer Chen

After creating an art exhibit inspired by heartbreak, eighteen-year-old Chloe meets Daniel, but Chloe’s unresolved feelings and Daniel’s fear of being a rebound hinder their romantic prospects and leads Chloe on a journey to rediscover love and prove to Daniel she is ready for a genuine connection.




The Godhead Complex by James Dashner

 In the second book of The Maze Cutter Trilogy … Sadina and the islanders are up against both man and nature as they navigate their way to Alaska. There, they hope to meet the mysterious Godhead, unsure of what separates myth from truth. But the Godhead, now led by Alexandra, is fractured. Within the cracks of their sacred trinity, secrets are revealed that blur the lines of good and evil forever. One person’s God is another person’s Devil

Also Available: The Maze Cutter


The Hunting Moon by Susan Dennard

After passing the hunter trials and gaining local celebrity status, Winnie Wednesday struggles to prove the innocence of a wrongly accused werewolf and the existence of a sinister force called the Whisperer, while she unravels the mysteries surrounding her family’s magic which leads her to question her loyalties and Luminary heritage.

Also Available: The Luminaries


City of the Dead by James Patterson

For Hawk, being a hero weighs heavily on her wings. In the City of the Dead, life happens in the shadows. That’s why a war is brewing against an enemy no one can see. Hawk and Maximum Ride never back down from a conflict, or from each other, and they argue more than they agree. But as the dead begin to outnumber the living, a mother’s experience and a daughter’s instinct can make for one powerful arsenal.

Also Available: Hawk


My Special One, Vol. 4 | Book by Momoko Koda | Official Publisher Page |  Simon & SchusterMy Special One by Momoko Koda

After a mortifying rejection, Sahoko Wakaume has sworn off beautiful boys. But a chance meeting puts her in the sights of gorgeous J-pop star Kouta Kirigaya of the group Like Legend. Sahoko will need all her cynicism to defend herself against Kouta’s tenderhearted and affectionate attacks to win her heart! Sahoko tells off the nation’s top idol, Kouta, in her family’s restaurant for assuming that she’s his fan. Instead of being cowed by his mistake, Kouta comes in the following day with albums and VIP tickets to Like Legend’s next concert. Can Sahoko withstand his shining onslaught to charm her?


Sakura, Saku by Io Sakisaka

A mysterious boy comes to Saku Fujigaya’s rescue when she falls ill on a train, but he leaves before she can thank him. After this experience, Saku never ignores strangers in need of help to emulate the boy who helped her.

Saku Fujigaya would like to thank the boy who helped her, but all she has is a note signed “Ryosuke Sakura.” She discovers that a boy at her high school, Haruki Sakura, has an older brother named Ryosuke. She asks Haruki to deliver her thank-you letter to Ryosuke, but why does he refuse?