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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 2016

Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Young Adult 13+

Tu Books | 9781620142783 | Published September 15, 2016

18-year-old Joaquin del Toro's future looks bright. With his older brother in the priesthood, he's set to inherit his family's Texas ranch. He's in love with Dulcena and she's in love with him. But it's 1915, and trouble has been brewing along the US-Mexico border. On one side, the Mexican Revolution is taking hold; on the other, Texas Rangers fight Tejano insurgents and ordinary citizens are caught in the middle.

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Quarantine #4: The Giant by Lex Thomas - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Carolrhoda Lab (TM) | 9781512401035 | Published September 1, 2016

In the violent early days of the quarantine, Gonzalo joins a gang of thieves who live in the ductwork of McKinley High School. There he falls in love with Sasha, but as he grows too big to fit, he is forced to leave without her. A year later, he scours the infected zone for her. No matter how many murderers, puncture wounds or militia he has to survive, Gonzalo can't give up on Sasha.

Dessert First by Dean Gloster - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Merit Press | 9781440594540 | Published September 2, 2016

Upbeat --- that's Kat, the girl in the family who everyone turns to when things get difficult. Especially now, when her beloved younger brother Beep is in his second leukemia relapse, and a bone marrow transplant from Kat may be his only chance. But Kat's worried that she and her bone marrow may not be up to the job: She can't even complete homework, and she's facing other rejection --- lost friendships, a lost spot on the soccer team, and lots of heartache from her crush on her former best friend, Evan. Kat doesn't know if her bone marrow will save Beep, or whether she can save herself, let alone keep her promise to Beep that she'll enjoy life and always eat dessert first.

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs - Magic, Novella, Retelling, Anthology, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

Dutton Books for Young Readers | 9780399538537 | Published September 3, 2016

Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar --- the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316298704 | Published September 6, 2016

When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the "blood manor" is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too --- the questions that Silla can't ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that's appeared from the woods? Who is the man that her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer?
As I Descended by Robin Talley - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Horror, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062409232 | Published September 6, 2016

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple, with only campus superstar Delilah Dufrey standing in the way of their perfect future. Delilah, the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize, doesn’t know that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything to unseat Delilah for the scholarship in order to ensure they can both attend Stanford and continue sharing a room. Together, Maria and Lily harness a dark power --- but when feuds turn to fatalities, the girls must attempt to put a stop to the chilling events they’ve accidentally set in motion.

As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult 10+

Disney Press | 9781484707289 | Published September 6, 2016

What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? AS OLD AS TIME is the third book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind --- memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062368560 | Published September 6, 2016

Piper Baird has always dreamed of becoming a journalist, so when she scores a scholarship to the exclusive Chiswick Academy in Washington, DC, she knows it’s her big opportunity. Chiswick also offers the most competitive prize for teen journalists --- the Bennington scholarship. Determined to find an unforgettable expose worthy of the Bennington, Piper realizes it lies in Rafael Amador, the son of the Spanish Ambassador and the center of one of the most explosive secrets and scandals on Embassy Row, who asks for her help. But can Piper really destroy the boy she just might love for the story of a lifetime?

Dotwav by Mike A. Lancaster - Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Sky Pony Press | 9781510704046 | Published September 6, 2016

Fifteen-year-old Ani Lee is a skilled hacker researching a strange .wav file that behaves as no file ever should. Joe Dyson is a 17-year-old American transplant recruited into a secret teen division of the British intelligence service who’s looking into the disappearance of a friend caught up in an underground music scene that might be more than it appears. When Ani and Joe’s investigations intertwine, they discover the .wav file and the music are linked --- someone’s embedding the file into tracks to create a mind-controlled teen army.

Elite: A Hunter Novel by Mercedes Lackey - Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484707852 | Published September 6, 2016

When Joy came to Apex City, all she cared about was protecting the Cits from the dangers lurking outside protective barriers. Under the orders of her uncle, the city's Prefect, Joy begins patrolling the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Central. Then she starts finding bodies. Psimons are turning up dead in the bowels of the city with no apparent injury. Reporting the incidents makes Joy the uncomfortable object of PsiCorp's scrutiny --- the organization appears more interested in keeping her quiet than investigating. Joy's situation grows more precarious and her relationship with her Psimon boyfriend Josh begins to fray

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas - Magic, Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619636071 | Published September 6, 2016

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

 

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard - Dating, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Relationships, Romance, Sexuality, Young Adult 16+

HarperTeen | 9780062404176 | Published September 6, 2016

All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been, but everyone seems to think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy --- and that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth --- that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she’ll have to man up.

Gutless by Carl Deuker - Fiction, Friendship, Sports, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544649613 | Published September 6, 2016

With good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact. He also avoids provoking the star quarterback, Hunter Gates, well known for his bullying tactics. Hunter struggles on the field, causing him to act even more like the bully he is, lashing out at not only Brock but also Brock’s friend, the quiet Richie Fang. Brock wants to stand up for Fang, but he is younger and smaller. But when the bullying goes too far, will Brock be able to face his fears and prove to himself that he is brave enough?

Irreversible by Chris Lynch - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481429856 | Published September 6, 2016

Keir Sarafian insists he did nothing wrong. But no one will believe that he’s the good guy he knows he is --- no one except his father, Ray. And Ray is just the person Keir has to leave in order to have the fresh start he deserves. Now at Carnegie College, Keir’s life isn’t what he thought it would be. Two soccer players are poised to take his spot as kicker. Ray keeps calling, and Joyce, his guiding light on campus, seems to be avoiding him. When tragedy strikes, will Keir finally be able to confront his past actions and realize his potential?

It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt - Family Life, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763687199 | Published September 6, 2016

A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike’s father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his plainspoken little sister, Toby, don’t want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but there’s something uneasy behind his demands. Then Mike meets Sean, the new kid, and "hey" becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. The fierce colors of sunrise. But Mike’s father is always watching. And so is Victor from school, cell phone in hand.
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova - Family, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 11+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492620945 | Published September 6, 2016

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780399550485 | Published September 6, 2016

Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she’s ambitious and smart and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to a prestigious school. Though she’s worried she will stick out like badly cut bangs among the razor-straight students --- she is soon welcomed into the Cabinet --- the supremely popular trio who wield influence over classmates and teachers alike. Linh is blunt, strong-willed and fearless. She is also Lucy’s last solid link to her life before private school, but she is growing tired of being eclipsed by the glamour of the Cabinet.
 

Matilda by Roald Dahl - Children's, Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780425287675 | Published September 6, 2016

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Someone I Wanted to Be by Aurelia Wills - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Candlewick | 9780763681562 | Published September 6, 2016

Leah Lobermier dreams of becoming a doctor, but it’s hard to stay focused on getting good grades when boys make oinking sounds at her in school. Leah’s skinny and popular "friends," Kristy and Corinne, aren’t much better. When the girls convince a handsome older man to buy them beer, Leah takes his phone number and calls him, pretending to be Kristy --- coy and confident --- and they develop a relationship, talking and texting day after day. But as the lie she created grows beyond her control, can Leah put a stop to things before she --- or Kristy --- is seriously hurt?

The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill - Fiction, Performing Arts, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062422835 | Published September 6, 2016

When Rick Gutiérrez gets dumped on his 16th birthday for uploading cat videos instead of experiencing the real world, he realizes it’s time for a change. So Rick joins a salsa class where he meets Ana Cabrera, a girl who’s smooth on the dance floor. Rick might be half-Cuban, but he dances like a drunk hippo. Desperate to impress Ana, he invites her to spend the summer learning to dance in Havana. But while in Cuba, Rick and Ana learn that family politics isn’t something that happens only to other people.

The Graces by Laure Eve - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 11+

Amulet Books | 9781419721236 | Published September 6, 2016

Everyone loves the Graces. Fenrin, Thalia and Summer Grace are captivating, wealthy and glamorous. They’ve managed to cast a spell over not just their high school but also their entire town --- and they’re rumored to have powerful connections all over the world. If you’re not in love with one of them, you want to be them. Especially River: the loner, new girl at school. She’s different from her peers, who both revere and fear the Grace family. She wants to be a Grace more than anything. But what the Graces don’t know is that River’s presence in town is no accident.

The Hawkweed Prophecy: Two Lives. Two Worlds. One Choice by Irena Brignull - Magic, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Weinstein Books | 9781602863002 | Published September 6, 2016

Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed couldn’t lead more different lives. Poppy is a troubled teen and Ember is a young witch. They soon become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. Little do they know that an ancient prophecy and life-changing betrayal has brought them together. Switched at birth by the scheming Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who tests their love and loyalty.

The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250095527 | Published September 6, 2016

On the morning of September 11, 2001, 16-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down from the window of Stuyvesant High School. Moments later, terrified and fleeing home to safety across the Brooklyn Bridge, he stumbles across a girl perched in the shadows, covered in ash, and wearing a pair of costume wings. With his mother and sister in California and unable to reach his father, Kyle makes the split-second decision to bring the girl home. But what if the girl has forgotten everything, even her own name?

The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Imprint | 9781250083142 | Published September 6, 2016

17-year-old Cody and her boyfriend, who were randomly selected before birth to receive genetic engineering, are part of the population known as the Ones. Ones are healthy, beautiful and talented...and to some that’s not fair. Mounting fear and jealousy leads to the creation of the Equality Movement, which quickly gains enough political traction to demote the Ones to second-class citizens. Cody begins to believe they have no other choice but to protect their own and draws closer to a group of radical ones led by the passionate Kai, and James begins to question just how far she is willing to go for the cause...

The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day - Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Romance, Young Adult 13+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250097354 | Published September 6, 2016

Ash Gupta’s senior year is going well --- he’s admired by his peers, enjoying his classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. There’s only one obstacle in his path: Eden Moore, the unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the wrong side of the tracks most likely to become class valedictorian. All Eden’s ever wanted is a way out, and the last thing she needs is a rivalry with Ash, who wants a prized scholarship. But when they end up working together on a class project, they discover that they have more in common than either of them could have ever imagined.