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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 2014

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan - Science Fiction Thriller, Youth Fiction

Wendy Lamb Books | 9780375991455 | Published August 5, 2014

In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.

Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank - Youth Fiction

Schwartz & Wade | 9780307979759 | Published August 5, 2014

Chess, the narrator, is sick, but with what exactly, she isn’t sure. And to make matters worse, she must share a hospital room with Shannon, her polar opposite. Where Chess is polite, Shannon is rude. Where Chess tolerates pain silently, Shannon screams bloody murder. Where Chess seems to be getting slowly better, Shannon seems to be getting worse. How these teenagers become friends, helping each other come to terms with their illness, makes for a dramatic and deeply moving read.

Saturday Night Live: Shaping TV Comedy and American Culture by Arie Kaplan - Nonfiction, Popular Culture, Television

21st Century Books | 9781467710862 | Published August 1, 2014

In 1975 Saturday Night Live came out of the gate swinging, with a daring, bold, and rebellious vibe that was new to television back then. From hilarious characters to impressions of US presidents and politicians performed with spot-on precision, the late-night comedy show has shaped American comedy for four decades.  Discover how the SNL brand of raucous humor has stayed meaningful and fresh over the years and continues to draw audiences today.

Hardcover

Frostborn by Lou Anders - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9780385387781 | Published August 5, 2014

When family intrigues force Karn and Thianna to flee into the wilderness, they have to keep their sense of humor and their wits about them. But survival can be challenging when you’re being chased by a 1,500-year-old dragon, Helltoppr the undead warrior and his undead minions, an evil uncle, wyverns, and an assortment of trolls and giants.

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister written by Amelie Sarn, translated by Y. Maudet - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte | 9780385743761 | Published August 5, 2014

Eighteen-year-old Sohane and her younger sister, Djelila, have always shared everything. But now, Djelila is embracing her life as a secular teen, and Sohane is becoming more religious. Djelila is repeatedly harassed by neighborhood bullies for not following Muslim customs. In the year following Djelila’s tragic death, Sohane struggles with her feelings of loss and guilt, revealing a complex relationship between two sisters and the consequences they face for being true to themselves.

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan - Youth Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316122818 | Published August 5, 2014

Emily Bell has it all. She's in love with a boy named Sam Border, and his little brother has become part of her family. This summer is destined to be the best time of their lives--until a charismatic new girl in town sets her sights on Sam. Now Emily finds herself questioning the loyalty of the person she thought she could trust most.

Magnolia by Kristi Cook - Romance, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781442485358 | Published August 5, 2014

In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, The Cafferty and Marsden families are practically royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when the families finally have a baby boy and girl at the same time, the perfect opportunity seems to have arrived. Except Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen—oh, and also? They hate each other.

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine - Youth Fiction

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781442483583 | Published August 5, 2014

Sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic, housed in a slaughterhouse staffed by the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor. Wen often hears the whisper of a ghost in the slaughterhouse, a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. And after one of the Noor humiliates Wen, the ghost grants an impulsive wish of hers—brutally.

Paw and Order: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781476703398 | Published August 5, 2014

In the seventh book of Spencer Quinn’s mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. Soon Chet and Bernie are sucked into an international conspiracy, battling unfamiliar forces under the blinking red eyes of a strange bird and the menacing Barnum, a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws.

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson - Fantasy, Fiction, Gothic

Simon Pulse | 9781442483781 | Published August 5, 2014

 

A year ago, Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction --- and taking the life of Dovey’s best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her. But recently she’s started to believe she’s seeing things that can’t be real…including Carly at their favorite café. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah, she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature.