The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow: I love everything Erin Bow has published to date and early reviews from this one make it sound like it will be both heart-rending and awesome.
A Pocket Full of Murder by R.J. Anderson: I love everything R.J. Anderson has published to date as well, and the description, cover, and excerpt from this book have me SO EXCITED I CAN’T HANDLE IT.
The Court of Fives by Kate Elliott: This is Elliott’s first foray into YA writing, and although I’m not a huge fan of the description, I’ve heard good things about this one and am really looking forward to it.
Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll: I just heard about this one after Kelly Jensen & Leila Roy mentioned it, but it sounds amazing. Baba Yaga + Emily Carroll’s art = yes please!
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: This is Carson’s first book since the completion of the Fire & Thorns Trilogy and it sounds like it could be fantastic.
Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas: I believe this is Prineas’s first YA title, and the fact that it’s a dark, subversive fairy tale retelling is very exciting.
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: I feel like I’ve been hearing about this one for months, and everything I’ve heard has been good. It sounds like an exciting, engrossing read.
Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud: I’ve really liked the first two books in the Lockwood & Co series, and the second ended with a Big Reveal. I’m impatiently waiting to find out what happens next.
Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon: This is apparently a mg retelling of Robin Hood, set in a dystopian world, with a biracial girl as the heroine. The cover looks fantastic, and I love Robin Hood stories so this sounds like a win all around!
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett: The last Terry Pratchett book; the last Tiffany Aching book. I can’t look at the cover without tearing up, so I’m sure reading it is going to go fabulously.