December 2018 YA Picks

December YA PicksWith the year winding down, now is an excellent time to curl up with one of these 5 upcoming books!

y1Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare (out 12/4)
While the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and focus on saving the world of Shadowhunters before the parabatai curse destroys everyone.

y2The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Volume 2 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack (out 12/18)
On the eve of her 16th birthday, the young sorceress found herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past arrived in Greendale with her own deadly agenda… and Sabrina was dragged into a world of supernatural terror. The next chapter of Archie Comics’ latest horror sensation continues here!

y329 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz (out 12/18)
Ji-Su’s being an average student at a highly prestigious Seoul high school isn’t good enough for her South Korean parents. They’re also pushing her to get into a top college and go on a series of seons (blind dates arranged by a matchmaker). Much to Ji-Su’s dismay and without much warning, they send her to San Francisco to attend a slightly less competitive school for her senior year, where they hope she can raise her grades enough to stand out among college applicants. Ji-Su enjoys more freedom in America, but in matters of the heart, her parents continue to hold the reins: her seons mostly prove as disappointing as her ill-fated fling with a fickle boy from her new school.

y4The Disasters by M.K. England (out 12/18)
Expelled from the elite Ellis Station Academy on his first day, hotshot pilot Nax Hall boards a ship back to Earth with three other ejected students only to be framed for a terrorist attack on the school.

y5Riverdale: The Day Before by Micol Ostow (out 12/24)
Based on the massively successful CW show, Riverdale, this prequel novel explores what the gang was doing before Season One. Why did Jughead and Archie have a falling out? What did Veronica’s life look like in the Big Apple? And how long has Betty really been in love with Archie? Told from multiple points of view, your favorite characters tell their story their way.