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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 2015


Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Supernatural

Switch Press | 9781630790172 | Published October 1, 2015

Like everyone else living in Haven, seventeen-year-old Sophie Harkness is an Immune--a carrier of the genetic mutation that protects her from the virus Hitler unleashed upon the world more than half a century ago. A virus that wiped out most of humanity and turned two-hundred million people into vamps. But after her best friend is brutally murdered and several attempts are made on her own life, Sophie becomes determined to find answers to what seems to be a conspiracy running generations deep. 

Believarexic by JJ Johnson - Social Issues, Youth Fiction

Peachtree Publishers | 9781561457717 | Published October 1, 2015


Jennifer has to force her family to realize that she needs treatment for her eating disorder. But her experience in an eating disorder treatment unit isn't quite what she expected. In 1988, when she was 15, JJ Johnson was hospitalized for treatment of bulimarexia, a combination of bulimia and anorexia. 

Either the Beginning or the End of the World by Terry Farish - Dystopian, Youth Fiction

Carolrhoda Lab (TM) | 9781467774833 | Published October 1, 2015

When Sofie is forced to stay with her mother and grandmother while her dad's away, she is confronted with their memories of the ruthless Khmer Rouge, a war-torn countryside, and deeds of heartbreaking human devotion. 

The Way Back from Broken by Amber J. Keyser - Family, Youth Fiction

Carolrhoda Lab (TM) | 9781467775908 | Published October 1, 2015

Rakmen Cannon's life is turning out to be one sucker punch after another. His baby sister died in his arms, his parents are on the verge of divorce, and he's flunking out of high school. The only place he fits in is with the other art therapy kids stuck in the basement of Promise House, otherwise known as support group central. Not that he wants to be there. Talking doesn't bring back the dead. 

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern - Fiction, Friendship , Human Rights

HarperTeen | 9780062271136 | Published October 6, 2015

Emily has always been the kind of girl who tries to do the right thing --- until one night when she does the worst thing possible. She sees Belinda, a classmate with developmental disabilities, being attacked. Inexplicably, she does nothing at all. Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. Soon, Lucas and Emily begin to feel like maybe they're starting to make a real difference. Like they would be able to do the right thing if they could do that night all over again. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Clarion Books | 9780544281110 | Published October 6, 2015

When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks --- and keeping desperate secrets. But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie’s own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to her home may be Hallie herself.  

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250049551 | Published October 6, 2015

CARRY ON --- The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story --- but far, far more monsters.

Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith - Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller

Roaring Brook Press | 9781626720428 | Published October 6, 2015

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighboring kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine.

Endgame: Sky Key by James Frey - Dystopian, Science Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062332615 | Published October 6, 2015


Endgame is here. Earth Key has been found. Two keys --- and nine Players --- remain. The keys must be found, and only one Player can win.

Future Perfect by Jen Larsen - Family, Family Life, Health/Fitness, Social Issues

HarperTeen | 9780062321237 | Published October 6, 2015

Jen Larsen, author of the critically acclaimed memoir STRANGER HERE and a subject of the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show “In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod,” tells a liberating story of hard-won self-acceptance --- a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect.

Human Body Theater by Maris Wicks - Education, Graphic Novel, Science

First Second | 9781626722774 | Published October 6, 2015

Maris Wicks is a biology nerd, and by the time you've read this book, you will be too! Harnessing her passion for science (and her background as a science educator for elementary and middle-school students), she has created a comics-format introduction to the human body that will make an expert of any reader ---- young or old!

It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt - Fantasy, Paranormal

Sky Pony Press | 9781634501736 | Published October 6, 2015

Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. 

Marked by Sue Tingey - Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Youth Fiction

Jo Fletcher Books | 9781623659202 | Published October 6, 2015

When Lucky is called in to investigate a spectral disturbance at the all-girls school she attended as a child, she isn't surprised. She herself had had a terrifying confrontation with the troubled spirits of two girls who died in the attic room. But when Lucky goes up to the attic, she discovers that the vicious little girls are the least of the problem --- a demon has been released into this world, a creature of such malevolence that even the spirits of the two girls are afraid. When the demon demands that Kayla be handed over to him, Lucky realizes that this case will be like no other she has ever experienced.

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt - Family, Social Issues

Clarion Books | 9780544462229 | Published October 6, 2015

The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at 13, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets 12-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires.

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light: A Novel by Ann Jacobus - Social Issues, Thriller, Youth Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250064431 | Published October 6, 2015

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on the right track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can't shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city --- and way out of her depth.

Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space by Tam O'Shaughnessy - Biography, Education

Roaring Brook Press | 9781596439948 | Published October 6, 2015

This vivid photobiography, written by Sally's life, writing, and business partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, offers an intimate and revealing glimpse into the life and mind of the famously private, book-loving, tennis-playing physicist who made history in space.

Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis - Dystopian, Science Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423185154 | Published October 6, 2015


Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans fuses all the heart of the classic tale with a stunning, imaginative world in which a star-crossed family fights for its very survival.

The Chess Queen Enigma: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason - Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Chronicle Books | 9781452143170 | Published October 6, 2015

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes have reluctantly agreed to act as social chaperones and undercover bodyguards for Princess Lurelia of Betrovia, who has arrived in London to deliver a letter that details the secret location of an ancient chess queen that's been missing for centuries. But when the letter --- which will heal a centuries --- old rift between England and the Betrovians --- is stolen out from under Evaline and Mina's watchful eyes, the two girls are forced into a high-stakes race to ensure they find the chess queen before anyone else does. The Stoker and Holmes series is as culturally popular and compulsively readable as the Sherlock Holmes stories and Dracula were in the Victorian era.

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style by Valerie McKeehan - Art, Crafts & Hobbies

Workman Publishing Company | 9780761186113 | Published October 6, 2015

Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose work has been featured in magazines and websites from Good Housekeeping to, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards” --- the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper.

The Detour by S. A. Bodeen - Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Youth Fiction

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250055545 | Published October 6, 2015

Livvy Flynn is a big deal. She's rich, she's famous, she's gorgeous and she's full of herself. And then she hits the detour. Before she knows it, her brand new car is wrecked, she's hurt, and she's tied to a bed in a nondescript shack in the middle of nowhere. A woman and her apparently manic daughter have kidnapped her. And they have no intention of letting her go.

The Edge by Roland Smith - Adventure, Youth Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544341227 | Published October 6, 2015

The International Peace Ascent is the brainchild of billionaire Sebastian Plank: Recruit a global team of young climbers and film an inspiring, world-uniting documentary. The adventure begins when 15-year-old Peak Marcello and his mountaineer mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. When the camp is attacked and his mother taken, Peak has no choice but to track down the perpetrators to try to save her. Fans of the bestselling Peak will be thrilled with this gripping, high-stakes sequel.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness - Humor, Paranormal, Supernatural, Youth Fiction

HarperTeen | 9780062403162 | Published October 6, 2015

What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

The Rig by Joe Ducie - Fantasy, Science Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544503113 | Published October 6, 2015

Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a special juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. After hatching some escape plans --- and making the first real friends of his life --- Drake quickly realizes that all is not as it seems on the Rig. The warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X, a blue glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it. Drake, Tristan and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom --- but can they survive long enough to make it? 

Wild Sky: A Night Sky novel by Melanie Brockmann and Suzanne Brockmann - Adventure, Science Fiction

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492604846 | Published October 6, 2015

Skylar is a girl with extraordinary power. A girl with a mission to use her Greater-Than gifts to stop the makers of Destiny from getting people hooked on their deadly drug. But Sky is still mastering her new abilities, and her first mission to destroy a Destiny lab leaves her best friend addicted to the drug. For a few days Cal will be able to walk again –-- until it kills him. Time is running out for Sky to save the world without sacrificing her friends, to become truly Greater-Than...

Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl - Adventure, Youth Fiction

Marvel Press | 9781484726433 | Published October 13, 2015

BLACK WIDOW: Forever Red features all the heart-pounding adventure readers expect from Marvel, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. Uncover a new side of the Marvel Universe that will thrill loyal fans and newcomers alike, as Stohl reveals the untold story of Black Widow for the very first time.