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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.

August 2016


Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Merit Press | 9781440595820 | Published August 1, 2016

After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a pilgrimage in his name. The worst part is that the promise stipulates that she must travel with her brother's best friend --- a boy she has despised all her life. Her brother is in a coma, and Gabi feels that she has no time to waste, but she is unsure. Will she hesitate too long or risk her own happiness to keep a promise?

Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 13+

Switch Press | 9781630790578 | Published August 1, 2016

It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It is no surprise when she is chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes, they are torn apart forever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.

Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Switch Press | 9781630790479 | Published August 1, 2016

Chelsea Duvay is so many things. Shes an avid musical lover, shes a gifted singer and she has the most perfect, beautiful feet. But no one ever notices that. All they notice is Chelseas weight. Daily, Chelsea endures endless comments about her appearance from well-meaning adults and cruel classmates. So she keeps to herself and just tries to make it through. Dont make waves. Dont draw attention. Thats how life is for Chelsea until a special class project pushes the energetic and incessantly social Melody into Chelseas world. As their unlikely friendship grows, Chelsea emerges from her isolated existence and she begins to find the confidence to enjoy life. 

A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody - Personal Growth, Self-Help

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374382704 | Published August 2, 2016

When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true...Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!
Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Humor, Inspirational

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484723876 | Published August 2, 2016

I'm your protagonist --- Reshma Kapoor --- and if you have the free time to read this book, then you're probably nothing like me. Reshma is a college counselor's dream. She's the top-ranked senior at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, with a spotless academic record and a long roster of extracurriculars. But there are plenty of perfect students in the country, and if Reshma wants to get into Stanford, and into med school after that, she needs the hook to beat them all.
Recreated by Colleen Houck - Magic, Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780385376600 | Published August 2, 2016

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld --- what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity. Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain and she has been having dreams. For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos.
The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Rubens - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Personal Growth, Young Adult 13+

Clarion Books | 9780544096677 | Published August 2, 2016

Sixteen-year-old Austin is always messing up and then joking his way out of tough spots. The sudden appearance of his allegedly dead father, who happens to be the very-much-alive rock star Shane Tyler, stops him cold. Austin --- a talented musician himself --- is sucked into his newfound father’s alluring music-biz orbit, pulling his true love, Josephine, along with him. None of Austin’s previous bad decisions, resulting in broken instruments, broken hearts and broken dreams, can top this one. Witty, audacious and taking adolescence to the max, Austin is dragged kicking and screaming toward adulthood in this hilarious, heart-wrenching YA novel.

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3) by Mary E. Pearson - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9780805099256 | Published August 2, 2016

Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous --- what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed. Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.
The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray - Fiction, Historical Romance, Historical Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627791816 | Published August 2, 2016

After growing up on a farm, Walthingham Hall in England seems like another world to 16 year-old Katherine Randolph. Her new life, England in the 1820s, is shattered when she discovers the corpse of her brother George in a lake on the estate-the tragic accidental drowning of a young man, the coroner reports, despite the wound to George's head. Katherine is expected to observe the mourning customs and get on with her life, but she can't accept that her brother's death was an accident. A bitter poacher prowls the estate, and strange visitors threaten the occupants of the house. There's a rumor, too, that a wild animal stalks the woods of Walthingham.
The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn - Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Dutton Books for Young Readers | 9781101994702 | Published August 2, 2016

17 year-old Arman Dukoff can't remember life without anxiety and chronic illness when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. Beau, the retreat leader, is complicated. But more than anyone he's ever met, Beau makes Arman feel more than worthless. But the program is a blur of jargon, bizarre rituals and incomprehensible encounters with a beautiful girl.  But Beau thinks Arman has a bright future ---though he never says at what. And then, in an instant Arman can't believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. 
The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy - Coming of Age, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481418898 | Published August 2, 2016

Lana used to know what was real. That was before, when her life was small and quiet. Her golden stepbrother, Ben was alive. She could only dream about bonfiring with the populars. Their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell truth from lies and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination. Then came after. After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten. 
The Well of Prayers by Anne Boles Levy - Family, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Sky Pony Press | 9781634501934 | Published August 2, 2016

Hadara, now sixteen years old, is still recovering from the night she assisted the Azwans, mighty magi, in destroying a demon that fell from the stars. She has a new job as an apprentice healer and wants to put her past --- and her doubts --- behind her.

Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781481449601 | Published August 2, 2016

Deep in the forest, four friends gather for a weekend of fun. Truth #1: Rob is thrilled about the weekend trip. It’s the perfect time for him to break out of his shell…to be the person he really wants to be. Truth #2: Liam, Rob’s boyfriend, is nothing short of perfect. He’s everything Rob could have wanted. They’re perfect together. Truth #3: Mia has been Liam’s best friend for years…long before Rob came along. They get each other in a way Rob could never, and will never, understand. Truth #4: Galen, Mia’s boyfriend, is sweet, handsome and incredibly charming. He’s the definition of a Golden Boy…even with the secrets up his sleeve. One of these truths is a lie…and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.

Wax by Gina Damico - Humor, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544633155 | Published August 2, 2016

Paraffin, Vermont, is home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, seventeen-year-old Poppy finds something dark and unsettling: a room filled with dozens of startlingly lifelike wax sculptures. Later, she’s shocked when one of the figures --- a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is --- jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. Poppy wants to return him to the factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop. With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy tries to find out who was behind the fire. Along the way, she discovers that some of the townspeople are starting to look a little...waxy. Can they extinguish the evil plot? 
Whatever by S. J. Goslee - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+

Roaring Brook Press | 9781626723993 | Published August 2, 2016

Junior year is about to start. Here's what Mike Tate knows: His friends are awesome and their crappy garage band is a great excuse to drink cheap beer. Rook Wallace is the devil. The Lemonheads rock. And his girlfriend Lisa is the coolest. Then Lisa breaks up with him, which makes Mike only a little sad, because they'll stay friends and he never knew what to do with her boobs anyway. But when Mike finds out why Lisa dumped him, it blows his mind. And worse --- he gets elected to homecoming court.
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills - Fiction, Historical Romance, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619633438 | Published August 9, 2016

Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past. Her older brother died in the September 11th attacks, and her dad since has filled their home with anger and grief. When Jesse gets caught up with the wrong crowd, one momentary hate-fueled decision turns her life upside down. The only way to make amends is to face the past, starting Jesse on a journey that will reveal the truth about how her brother died. In 2001, 16-year-old Alia is proud to be Muslim. After being grounded for a stupid mistake, Alia decides to confront her father at his Manhattan office. When the planes collide into the Twin Towers, Alia is trapped inside one of the buildings. In the final hours, she meets a boy who will change everything for her as the flames rage around them...

Watching Traffic by Jane Ozkowski - Fiction, Romance, Youth Fiction

Groundwood Books | 9781554988433 | Published August 9, 2016

Emily has finally finished high school in the small town where she has lived her whole life. At last, she thinks, her adult life can begin. But what if you have no idea what you want your new life to look like? What then?

When We Was Fierce by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo - Coming of Age, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763679378 | Published August 9, 2016

Fifteen-year-old Theo isn’t looking for trouble, but when he and his friends witness a brutal attack on Ricky-Ricky, an innocent boy who doesn’t know better than to walk right up to the most vicious gang leader around, he’s in trouble for real. And in this neighborhood, everything is at stake. In a poignant, unflinching novel of survival told largely in street dialect, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo enters the lives of teenagers coming of age in the face of spiraling violence among gangs, by police, and at home.

Cherry by Lindsey Rosin - Dating, Family, Fiction, Sex, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481459082 | Published August 16, 2016

To be honest, the sex pact wasn’t always part of the plan. Layla started it. She announced it super casually to the rest of the girls between bites of frozen yogurt, as if it was just simply another addition to her massive,To Do List. She is determined to have sex for the first time before the end of high school. Initially, the rest of the crew is scandalized, but, once they all admit to wanting to lose their v-cards too. Layla’s got it in the bag. Her serious boyfriend, Logan, has been asking for months. Alex has already done it. Or so she says. Emma doesn’t know what the fuss is all about, but sure, she’ll give it a shot. And Zoe, well, Zoe can’t even say the o word without bursting into giggles.
Friends is Friends by Greg Cook - Fiction, Graphic Novel, Literary, Young Adult 13+

First Second | 9781596431058 | Published August 16, 2016

FRIENDS IS FRIENDS tells the story of complicated friendships through a series of funny, bittersweet vignettes. Greg Cook's deceptively sweet storybook world is imbued with grown-up humor that is both dark and whimsical. The result is a fable for adults, where the only clear moral is this: friendship isn't easy, whether you're a hobo or a snowman or a ghost. 
Poisoned Blade (Court of Fives, Book 2) by Kate Elliott - Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316344371 | Published August 16, 2016

In this thrilling sequel to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's captivating young adult debut, a girl immersed in high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her hands. Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives --- the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons alike. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos --- the prince she still loves --- is fighting against their country's enemies. 
The Almost King by Lucy Saxon - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619636279 | Published August 16, 2016

Aleks Vasin doesn't want any part of the boring village life mapped out for him --- he wants excitement and the chance to travel. So Aleks heads South to the great city of Rensav and enlists in the army, but after a brutal few days, he realizes that he's signed himself away to a life far worse than the one he just left. Aleks escapes, hoping to find safety somewhere in the North. On the way, he finds love, adventure and a skyship full of technological discoveries beyond his wildest dreams. He might just prove himself a hero too --- but only if he can evade the vengeful soldiers on his trail who want him back.

The Edge of the Light by Elizabeth George - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780670012992 | Published August 16, 2016

Seth Darrow is a simple, straightforward guy. Since his grandfather’s stroke, Seth has been focused on getting Grand home again, before his aunt can take advantage of the situation. Seth would also like to get his relationship with Prynne on solid ground. Meanwhile, Derric has found Rejoice, the sister he left behind in Uganda, but no one --- including Rejoice --- knows she is his sister. Jenn is discovering feelings for her teammate Cynthia, feelings her mother would never find acceptable. And Becca, hiding under a false identity since her arrival, is concealing the biggest secret of all.

The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent - Magic, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780385744195 | Published August 16, 2016

17 year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go. In the badlands, Nina, Mellie and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
Vicarious by Paula Stokes - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Tor Teen | 9780765380944 | Published August 16, 2016

Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be. Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose's ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences. Whether it's bungee jumping or grinding up against celebrities at the hottest clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you, for a price. When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter is devastated. When the clues she uncovers conflict with the digital recordings her sister made, Winter isn't sure what to believe.