1. Valkyrie by Kate O'Hearn: I am going to give this to one of my students to try because she loves Kate O'Hearn's Pegasus series. I will be ordering this for my library for sure!
2. Shades of Darkness by A.R. Kahler: I always love a book that takes place at boarding school!! This one has a murder and some mystery and maybe supernatural elements.
3. Other Broken Things by Christa Desir: I think this one is at the top my list. It just seems so interesting and real and a little disturbing. I also think this is an issue a lot of teens grapple with, not only admitting they have a problem and getting help, but being dumped by friends who only want the "party girl."
4. Bounders by Monica Tesler: I already have this one on my spring order. It looks like a fun read and I think it will be big with middle schoolers!
5. The Case of the Missing Tiger's Eye by Walker Styles: Another one I already had on my spring order. I think my younger middle schoolers will enjoy this one.
6. Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn: I am not too sure about this one, but I do think it might be funny. Very weird concept but I think that is what might make it a more interesting read.
7. OCDaniel by Wesley King: This one came to my attention awhile ago, so I was happy to get a physical copy. Looks like a good coming of age, overcoming type story, with a boy as the main character.
8. We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson: I think this one looks like such a good read because the idea of holding the fate of the world in the hands of a teenager is so scary. They are so emotional! I bet that's how the idea for this one came about, dealing with emotional teens.
9. The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin: This one looks like a good contemporary romance, but not a light-hearted one. Some heavy issues here I think.
10. Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix: Always one of my favorite middle grade authors. I was super excited to get this one, very excited to see a new series from Haddix!
11. Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine: I hadn't heard of this one until I got this copy. Looks like a good fantasy!
12. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith: Dealing with date rape, this one looks very powerful. Again something I think a lot of girls deal with without a lot of help.
Thanks so much for the awesome box of books Simon & Schuster Education and Library Marketing team, you are amazing!