TeenBookCon 2020 - CANCELED

Dear friends, we have some sad news to share: This year’s TeenBookCon festival has been canceled due to public health concerns around COVID-19.

We’re so grateful for all of our partners—from the Cy-Fair school district to all of the librarians, publishers, and authors—who have worked so hard to plan this event. We were thrilled with this year’s author lineup, and it breaks our hearts that we won’t be seeing you in April.

The mission of the festival is to connect young readers with authors. We no longer feel that we can safely do that at a large, in-person event. However, canceling the festival significantly affects the wonderful authors who agreed to come to town. TeenBookCon has always been a place for authors to reach new readers and form meaningful connections. So, please—read these books! Share them widely. Follow our authors on social media. We’re working with our publisher partners to provide signed bookplates from our TeenBookCon authors. While we can’t make any guarantees, we’ll do our best to get you a signed bookplate, while supplies last, if you order any of the books from this page.

We’re also working on a few more ways to connect these authors with you, our wonderful Houston community. Watch our website and the Blue Willow and TeenBookCon social media pages for updates in the days and weeks to come. We also have swag from the publishers that we will be giving away soon.

Finally, get ready for TeenBookCon next year. We're already planning, and we'll be back better than ever. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out. You can call the shop at (281) 497-8675.

Thanks, y'all.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00am
Event address: 
CyWoods High School
Search Results 13550 Woods-Spillane Blvd
Cypress, TX 77429
The Night Country: A Hazel Wood Novel (The Hazel Wood #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250246073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved The Hazel Wood!

The Phantom Twin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626729247
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Published: First Second - March 3rd, 2020

A young woman is haunted by the ghost of her conjoined twin, in Lisa Brown's The Phantom Twin, a sweetly spooky graphic novel set in a turn-of-the-century sideshow.

Isabel and Jane are the Extraordinary Peabody Sisters, conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show—until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them and fails, causing Jane's death.

A Heart in a Body in the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481415217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - April 7th, 2020

“This is one for the ages.” —Gayle Forman, author of the #1 bestseller If I Stay
“A book everyone should read right now.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A vital and heartbreaking story that brings together the #MeToo movement, the effects of gun violence, and the struggle of building oneself up again after crisis.” —<

Brown Girl Ghosted Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358128892
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

We Were Liars meets Riverdale with a supernatural twist in this timely #metoo thriller about mean girls, murder, and race in a quiet Midwestern suburb.

Violet Choudhury may be part of the popular clique at school, but as one of a handful of brown girls in a small Illinois town, all she really wants to do is blend in and disappear.

The Good Luck Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250299703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - October 1st, 2019

An Indie Next Pick
A Silver 2019 Nautilus Book Award Winner
A Kirkus Reviews 2019 Best of the Year Selection

meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis.

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter

Color Me In Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525578239
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Delacorte Press - August 20th, 2019

A powerful coming-of-age novel pulled from personal experience about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds.

Stepsister Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338268478
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 7th, 2020

* "Printz Honor winner Donnelly offers up a stunningly focused story that rips into the heart of familiar fairy tale. Isabelle [is] a shattered but not unreedemable girl with a warrior's heart." -- Booklist, starred review

An instant New York Times bestseller!
A Seventeen Best of the Year

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That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524856229
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 10th, 2020

Chaperones, suitors, and arranged marriages aren't only reserved for the heroines of a Jane Austen novel. They're just another walk in the park for this leading lady, who is on a mission to find her leading lad. From the brilliant comics Yes, I'm Hot in This, Huda Fahmy tells the hilarious story of how she met and married her husband.

Together We Caught Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534450219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - February 4th, 2020

A forbidden attraction grows even more complicated when the guy Lane Jamison has crushed on for years suddenly becomes her step-brother in this sexy and gorgeously written debut novel about the lines between love, desire, and obsession.

What happens when the boy you want most becomes the one person you can’t have?

Lane Jamison’s life is turned upside down t

Raybearer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419739828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020

The instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy from incredible new talent Jordan Ifueko—perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir!

Every Other Weekend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335929099
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 7th, 2020

Heartbreak brought them together...will love tear them apart?

Adam's life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a perfect home life. Then his oldest brother died. Now his mom cries constantly, he and his middle brother can't talk without fighting, and the father he always admired moved out when they needed him most.

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492678892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - August 1st, 2019

The New York Times Bestseller

"An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. " --Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (The Cursebreaker Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681195117
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 7th, 2020

In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places.

Find the heir, win the crown.

Reverie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492682660
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - December 3rd, 2019

A B&N's YA Book Club Pick * Walmart Buzz Pick * Indie Next Pick * Book of the Month Club YA Box

A "joyously, riotously queer" (Kirkus) young adult fantasy from debut author Ryan La Sala, Reverie is a wildly imaginative story about dreams becoming reality, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Laini Taylor.

Anna K: A Love Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250236432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

A national indie bestseller! Meet Anna K: every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way...

Lucky Caller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250179654
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.

Layoverland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984836120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - January 21st, 2020

"A cheeky take on the afterlife brimming with sass, angst, and heart." --Christine Riccio, New York Times bestselling author of Again, but Better.

Beatrice Fox deserves to go straight to hell.

How to Build a Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616208493
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of 2020

Family isn't something you're born into
 it's something you build.

One young woman’s journey to find her place in the world as the carefully separated strands of her life — family, money, school, and love — begin to overlap and tangle. 

All sixteen-

Diamond & Dawn (Amber & Dusk, Book Two) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338547597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - December 3rd, 2019

Lyra Selene returns to the incandescent magic of Amber & Dusk in a second installment about the corrosions of even the most dazzling dreams, and the strength of hope amidst darkness.

Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062457820
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 14th, 2020

A New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller!

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.

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The Gravity of Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547600144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 4th, 2020

"I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book." - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

In this smart, heart-warming YA debut perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, two teens find love when their lives are uprooted for their parents’ involvement in a NASA mission to Mars.

Rebelwing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984835093
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Published: Razorbill - February 25th, 2020

"Mixing everything that's best about dragons, dystopia, and generational conflict, Tang delivers a high flying debut that pulls no punches." --E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Things just got weird for Prudence Wu.

Most Likely Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316454834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Poppy - March 10th, 2020

From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type comes an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president's senior year of high school.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness)have been friends since kindergarten.

Loveboat, Taipei Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062957276
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Published: HarperTeen - January 7th, 2020

New York Times bestseller!

Optioned for film by the producers of Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE.

Most anticipated novel of 2020: Boston Globe, Book Riot, Bustle, Nerd Daily, Seventeen, She Reads.

Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones Cover Image
By Ngozi Ukazu, Ngozi Ukazu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250179500
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Published: First Second - April 7th, 2020

A collection of the second half of the mega-popular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: Sticks and Scones is the last in Ngozi Ukazu's hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.