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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

September 2017

Hardcover

Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) by Claudia Gray - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Disney Press | 9781484780787 | Published September 1, 2017

The never-before-told story of how young Leia Organa comes to join the rebellion against the evil Empire, from best-selling author Claudia Gray.

Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough - Biography, History, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250123190 | Published September 5, 2017

Complex, passionate, brilliant, flawed --- Alexander Hamilton comes alive in this exciting biography. He was born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager. From those inauspicious circumstances, he rose to a position of power and influence in colonial America. Discover this founding father's incredible true story: his brilliant scholarship and military career; his groundbreaking and enduring policy, which shapes American government today; his salacious and scandalous personal life; his heartrending end.

Apex (Hunter) by Mercedes Lackey - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484707869 | Published September 5, 2017

Being a member of the Elite Hunter Command imperils Joy in more ways than one. Joy manages to smuggle her ex-boyfriend Josh away to safety after he suspects he'll be the next victim in Abigail Drift's experiences, but he cannot evade her forever. As Joy faces ever more powerful Othersiders, she is helped by the most surprising ally imaginable --- the same Folk Mage she once met in battle on the train to Apex City. But can Joy trust the most cunning and treacherous of all Othersiders?

Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E. C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, and Brandy Colbert - Anthology, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781481491112 | Published September 5, 2017

Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson. At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor-education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come all walks of life, and were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks hiking, working, learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Flatiron Books | 9781250077738 | Published September 5, 2017

At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone --- has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Nothing by Annie Barrows - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062668233 | Published September 5, 2017

Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don’t have flowing red hair, and hot romantic encounters never happen. They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year, she’s surprised to find that being 15 isn’t as boring as she thought. It’s weird, heartbreaking, silly and complicated. And maybe, just perfect.

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780399546594 | Published September 5, 2017

Ever since Esther’s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther doesn’t know what her great fear is yet, so she keeps a list of potential phobias, or worst nightmares, in her pocket. When Esther is pickpocketed by an old classmate named Jonah, he discovers her list and the two become friends. Jonah sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn’t counted on: love.

Night Shift by Debi Gliori - Biography, Graphic Novel, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9780451481733 | Published September 5, 2017

Through stunning black and white illustration and deceptively simple text, author and illustrator Debi Gliori provides a fascinating and absorbing portrait of depression and hope in NIGHT SHIFT, a moving picture book about a young girl haunted by dragons. The young girl battles the dragons using 'night skills': skills that give her both the ability to survive inside her own darkness and the knowledge that nothing --- not even long, dark nights filled with monsters --- will last forever.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9780385744775 | Published September 5, 2017

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Wednesday Books | 9781250129321 | Published September 5, 2017

Ava and Gen are two best friends heading off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

Running Full Tilt by Michael Currinder - Family, Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 14+

Charlesbridge Teen | 9781580898027 | Published September 5, 2017

Like most siblings, Leo and Caleb have a complicated relationship. But Caleb's violent outbursts literally send Leo running. When the family is forced to relocate due to Caleb's uncontrollable behavior, Leo tries to settle into a new school, joining the cross-country team and discovering his talent for racing and endurance for distance. Things even begin to look up for Leo when he befriends Curtis, a potential state champion who teaches Leo strategy and introduces him to would-be girlfriend, Mary. But Leo's stability is short-lived as Caleb escalates his attacks on his brother, resentful of his sport successes and new friendships.

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young - Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419725708 | Published September 5, 2017

Ever since Rosa’s nerve disease rendered her quadriplegic, she’s depended on her handsome, confident older brother to be her rock and her mirror. But when a doctor from Boston chooses her to be a candidate for an experimental brain transplant, she and her family move from London in search of a miracle. Sylvia --- a girl from a small town in Massachusetts --- is brain dead, and her parents have agreed to donate her body to give Rosa a new life. But when Rosa wakes from surgery, she can’t help but wonder, with increasing obsession, who Sylvia was and what her life was like.

The Border by Steve Schaefer - Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492646839 | Published September 5, 2017

 A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens sneak into the Mexican desert, the hum of celebration receding behind them. Crack. Crack. Crack. Not fireworks --- gunshots. The music stops. And Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys are powerless as the lives they once knew are taken from them. Then they are seen by the gunmen. They run. Except they have nowhere to go. The narcos responsible for their families' murders have put out a reward for the teens' capture. 
The Lost Causes by Alyssa Schwartz and Jessica Etting - Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+

Kids Can Press | 9781771388443 | Published September 5, 2017

They're the kids that no one knows. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they're out of other options. Their therapist promises this support group will help them heal. There's only one problem: she's not a therapist. And that water she offers? It contains a dangerous serum that gives them psychic powers. Sabrina, Gabby, Z, Justin and Andrew are to help the FBI solve the grisly murder that has rocked their small town with their powers. As they close in on the murderer, they expose a much larger conspiracy that puts them directly in harm's way and makes them wonder who they can trust. 

The Mosaic by Nina Berkhout - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Groundwood Books | 9781554989850 | Published September 5, 2017

Twyla Jane Lee has one goal: to finish senior year so she can get out of her military hometown of Halo, Montana. But to graduate, she needs to complete forty hours of community service, and that means helping out a rude and reclusive former Marine named Gabriel Finch. Gradually the two misfits form a bond, and Twyla begins to unearth the secrets that have left the Marine battling ghosts. Her discoveries force her to question her views on the wars until she realizes that even if she gets out of Halo, she won't ever be able to leave Gabriel Finch's story behind her.

The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Blink | 9780310758518 | Published September 5, 2017

Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: she’s homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she’s probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can’t swim. Then Emilie’s mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj’s to halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. She should be ecstatic when Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem. She hasn’t told anyone about her epilepsy.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera - Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Marriage, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062457790 | Published September 5, 2017

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure --- to live a lifetime in a single day.

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury USA Children's Books | 9781681195773 | Published September 5, 2017

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica --- the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.
Uncanny by David Macinnis Gill - Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062290168 | Published September 5, 2017

When a bolt of lightning causes a Boston-wide blackout on her sixteenth birthday, Willow Jane doesn’t think anything of it --- until she begins stopping time, until she comes face-to-face with her menacing familiar, until her sister disappears. But these aren’t the only strange and horrifying things to come out of the storm. An ancient witch named the Shadowless has awoken and escaped from her crypt, and she’s looking for revenge on Willow Jane’s family.

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781101940440 | Published September 5, 2017

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062469403 | Published September 12, 2017

Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful --- or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. Except Mira is over being a pawn. Fighting to survive against outer threats and inner demons of mental illness, Mira must find her inner fire and the scorching truth about her own endangered magic --- before her very world collapses. And that’s all before she ignites. 
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 12+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062463388 | Published September 5, 2017

Everything changes in Kamzin's life when River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire her for his next expedition to climb Raksha, the tallest mountain in the Aryas, to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor. The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212224 | Published September 5, 2017

For Lena Wise, the upcoming year is going to be epic...until one choice, one moment, destroys everything. Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same, when college applications feel all but impossible, when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened. With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed? 

Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn't Over by Amy Bleuel - Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

HarperCollins | 9780062466525 | Published September 5, 2017

PROJECT SEMICOLON: Your Story Isn't Over reveals dozens of new portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have endured and what they want for their futures. This represents a new step in the movement and a new awareness around those who struggle with mental illness and those who support them. At once heartfelt, unflinchingly honest and eternally hopeful, this collection tells a story of choice: every day you choose to live and let your story continue on.

The Gravekeepers by Elizabeth Byrne - Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062484758 | Published September 12, 2017

The Windham girls lead secluded lives after their older sister died in a tragic accident and their parents’ protectiveness has made the family semi-infamous. As the new school year begins, the outside world comes creeping in through encounters with mean girls, a new friend and a runaway boy hiding out in the cemetery. Meanwhile, a ghost hangs around the Windham property --- the only grave keeper never to cross over --- plotting how to keep the sisters close to home and close to her...forever.