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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.

October 2016


Color Blind by Sheila Sobel - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Merit Press | 9781440597466 | Published October 1, 2016

April was only an infant when her teenage mother abandoned her. With the sudden death of her father, April feels abandoned once more. With nobody to take April in except her mom's sister, a chef in New Orleans --- and someone who she's never met, April has no choice but to move to Louisiana. But it's Miles, a handsome tour guide, who really brings April into the heart of the Big Easy. When he takes her to the cemetery where nineteenth-century voodoo queen Marie Laveau is buried, April gets a shocking clue about her own past. Once she has a piece of the puzzle, she knows she will never give up. What she doesn't know is that finding out the truth about her past and the key to her future could cost her everything --- maybe even her life.

Incognita by Kristen Lippert-Martin - Fantasy, Paranormal

Carolrhoda Lab TM | 9781512405774 | Published October 1, 2016

In the wake of an experimental procedure that almost wiped out her memory forever, Angel has a chance for a fresh start. She's recovered most of her memories, rebuilt her physical strength, and reunited with her boyfriend, Thomas. But her Velocius abilities capacities for superhuman mental power linger in her brain and put her life in jeopardy. And just when Angel is starting to feel comfortable with her new life, Thomas is kidnapped. Angel races to unravel a new layer of the mystery surrounding her past and stay one step ahead of her enemies.

Resurrecting Sunshine by Lisa Koosis - Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

AW Teen | 9780807569436 | Published October 1, 2016

At seventeen, Adam Rhodes is famous, living on his own, and in a downward spiral since he lost the girl he loved. Marybeth --- stage name Sunshine --- was his best friend from the days they were foster kids; then she was his girlfriend and his band mate. But since her accidental death, he's been drinking to deal with the memories. Until one day, an unexpected visitor, Dr. Elloran, presents Adam with a proposition that just might save him from himself. As the process sweeps Adam and Marybeth ever closer to reliving the tragedy that destroyed them, Adam must decide how far he'll go to save her.
The Immortal Throne (Into the Dark Book #3) by Bree Despain - Fiction, Romance, Thriller

Carolrhoda Lab TM | 9781512405835 | Published October 1, 2016

Daphne Raines knew it was risky to enter the underworld to save the love of her life, Haden, who had sacrificed his own honor as an Underlord for her sake. But she could never have predicted that she'd end up betrothed to Haden's conniving half-brother, Garrick, new King of the Underrealm and bound to his dark world. Even worse, Haden is banished to the mortal realm, and has just days to live as poison takes over his body and mind. Only Daphne's kiss can save him, but how can she escape Garrick and reach Haden in time?

The Stand-In by Steve Bloom - Fiction, Finances, Young Adult 13+

Carolrhoda Lab TM | 9781512410235 | Published October 1, 2016

When Brooks volunteered to be a stand-in for Burdette's cousin who got stood up for Homecoming, it was with the noblest of intentions helping a fellow human being, free of charge. But when he gets a tip of more than 300 bucks, word spreads quickly and Brooks seizes the opportunity to offer his impeccable escort services to super-wealthy parents who want their daughters to experience those big social events of senior year.

Unlocked by Margo Kelly - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

Merit Press | 9781440593598 | Published October 1, 2016

17-year-old Hannah is losing her grip on reality, which is affecting not only her but her friends and family too. She wrecked the car when bugs crawled over her hands, but were the creepy things even real? Now someone is moving Hannah's possessions around in her room, or is she imagining that also? Why does she feel like she isn't in control of her own brain anymore? Hannah is terrified she's headed for a horrible life in and out of the mental institution, just like her dad.
Women Heroes of World War II --- The Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival by Kathryn Atwood - History, Nonfiction, Women's History

Chicago Review Press | 9781613731680 | Published October 1, 2016

In these pages, readers will meet courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Fifteen suspense-filled stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing an inspiring reminder of womens' and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley - Fiction, Science Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062320551 | Published October 4, 2016

The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley’s critically acclaimed MAGONIA tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes --- and two versions of herself. Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship and discovering that your song can change the world.

Black Flowers, White Lies by Yvonne Ventresca - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510709881 | Published October 4, 2016

Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But Ella’s mother might be lying about how Dad died 16 years ago. After a lifetime of just the two of them, Mom suddenly feels like a stranger. When a handprint much like the one Ella left on her father’s tombstone mysteriously appears on the bathroom mirror, she wonders if Dad is warning her of danger as he did once before. If it’s not a warning, could her new too-good-to-be-true boyfriend be responsible for the strange occurrences? Or maybe it’s the grieving building superintendent whose dead daughter strongly resembles Ella? As the unexplained events become more frequent and more sinister, Ella becomes terrified about who --- or what --- might harm her.

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science From Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos - Fiction, Science, Technology

Balzer + Bray | 9780062387622 | Published October 4, 2016

BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics. In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system.

Everyone We've Been by Sarah Everett - Family, Fiction, Relationships

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780553538441 | Published October 4, 2016

Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy who keeps disappearing. She's afraid she's going crazy, and the worried looks on her family's and friends' faces aren't helping. Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits the Overton Clinic. But there she unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased.

Girls Like Me by Lola StVil - Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544706743 | Published October 4, 2016

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails.

Goldenhand by Garth Nix - Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780061561580 | Published October 4, 2016

Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There, a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning?
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven - Fiction, Social Issues, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780385755924 | Published October 4, 2016

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love and for every possibility life has to offer. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250085634 | Published October 4, 2016

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking question he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn --- as January's boyfriend, he must know something. But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

Look Past by Eric Devine - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Running Press Kids | 9780762459216 | Published October 4, 2016

Someone brutally murdered Mary Mathison, daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor. Whoever it was is now taunting Avery, a transgender boy, with disturbing messages, claiming that Mary’s murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer’s demands are simple and horrific: Avery must repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed.

Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis - Fiction, Music

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544785069 | Published October 4, 2016

Before her older sister, Ginny, died, Carrie was a science nerd, obsessively tracking her beloved Vira comet. But now that Ginny is gone, sixteen-year-old Carrie finds herself within the orbit of Ginny’s friends, a close-knit group of seniors who skip school, obsess over bands and party hard.  Fed up with Carrie’s behavior, her father enrolls her in a summer work camp at a local state park. And when she meets Dean, a guy who likes the real Carrie, she starts to get to the heart of who she is and who she wants to be.

Nemesis by Anna Banks - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250070173 | Published October 4, 2016

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Romance

G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780399546563 | Published October 4, 2016

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him --- at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.

Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633754959 | Published October 4, 2016

When she discovers the past isn't what she assumed, sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone must join forces with budding scientist Tanner Callahan to rectify a fatal mistake made ten years ago. She'll do anything to change the past and save her sister --- even if it means aligning with the enemy she swore to defeat.
Replica by Lauren Oliver - Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062394163 | Published October 4, 2016

Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects --- Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 --- manage to escape. A lonely teen, Gemma's life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility.

Secrets in the Snow: A Novel of Intrigue and Romance by Michaela MacColl - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Chronicle Books | 9781452133584 | Published October 4, 2016

Jane Austen's family is eager to secure her future by marrying her off. But Jane is much more interested in writing her novels, and finds every suitor lacking --- until the mysterious Mr. Lefroy arrives. Could he be the one? Before Jane can find out, she must solve a murder, clear her family's name, and face a decision that might cost her true love.

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz - Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212385 | Published October 4, 2016

Pretty, popular Jasmine de los Santos receives a national scholar award invitation that compels her Filipino immigrant parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal, meaning no scholarships, maybe no college at all, and the very real threat of deportation. For the first time, Jasmine rebels, and her life is turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman.

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin - Fiction, Horror, Suspense

Greenwillow Books | 9780062408884 | Published October 4, 2016

In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts --- an arm, a leg, an eye --- Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good...but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own?

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

9781250079190 | Published October 4, 2016

Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?