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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 2013


Avengers: Endless Wartime by Warren Ellis and Mike McKone - Graphic Novel, Superhero

Marvel | 9780785184676 | Published October 1, 2013

The first in a series of all-new comic stories published directly in book form!

Blackout by Robison Wells - Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062026125 | Published October 1, 2013

Laura and Alec are highly trained teenage terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are small-town high school students. There was no reason for their paths to ever cross. But now a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible superpowers. Suddenly, Jack, Laura, Aubrey, and Alec find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Teen | 9780765338211 | Published October 1, 2013

To defend against a hostile alien race, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Is Ender the general Earth needs? His two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, and between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world --- if the world survives.

Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta - Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544087446 | Published October 1, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.

Fire Storm by Andrew Lane - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374323110 | Published October 1, 2013

Young Sherlock's friend and her father have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived in it; the neighbors claim never to have heard of them. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity, until a clever clue points him to Scotland. Following that clue leads him into a mystery that involves kidnapping, bodysnatchers and a man who claims he can raise the dead.

Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney - Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult 12+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781402293184 | Published October 1, 2013

Night falls, the moon rises, and fifteen-year-old Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can't be used, whispers and cries in the night...and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But what prison could be so frightening? Billy is about to find out...

Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781402293184 | Published October 1, 2013

Night falls and fifteen-year-old Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can't be used, whispers in the night...and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But what prison could be so frightening? Billy is about to find out...

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Amulet Books | 9781419709302 | Published October 1, 2013

Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by an encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy --- particularly when she falls for Nate, the do-gooder who never looks out for himself. 

Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill - Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780061853319 | Published October 1, 2013

HIDEOUS LOVEis the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature, a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr. Frankenstein. This luminous verse novel reveals how Mary Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history.

How to Love by Katie Cotugno - Fiction

Balzer + Bray | 9780062216359 | Published October 1, 2013

Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember. But he's never noticed that Reena even exists...until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind. For fans of Sarah Dessen and John Green, HOW TO LOVE is a breathtaking debut about a couple who falls in love...twice.

Justice League, Voume 3: Throne of Atlantis by Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Paul Pelletier, Art Thibert, and Pete Woods - Fiction, Graphic Novel

DC Comics | 9781401242404 | Published October 1, 2013

When Atlantis is struck by a U.S. Naval missile gone awry, Atlantis--led by Aquaman's brother Ocean Master--attacks the East Coast of the United States flooding its major cities such as Boston, Metropolis, Gotham City and several others.

The Justice League comes together to help Aquaman turn back the tide, but they soon learn that they are woefully overmatched by the Atlantean Army, and must find a way to save the world from total annihilation.

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442480612 | Published October 1, 2013

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Then a murder rocks the city. Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets the boy blamed for the murder. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find --- or lose.
Perfect Season by Tim Green - Children's, Fiction, Fitness, Health/Fitness, Juvenile Fiction, Sports

HarperCollins | 9780062208699 | Published October 1, 2013

Troy’s dreams have backfired.  He’s going to be part of a team with an unbroken losing streak. Knowing that the road to the NFL begins at an early age, Troy fights back. Troy feels ready for a perfect season. But when Troy’s talent for calling plays slips and his abilities as a quarterback are threatened, he’s got to dig deep. And it will take all of Troy’s football genius to turn this team around.
Shazam!, Volume 1 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank - Fiction, Graphic Novel

DC Comics | 9781401242442 | Published October 1, 2013

A product of the foster system, Billy Batson has a chip on his shoulder and an attitude toward authority. Brought to the feet of a magical wizard at the Rock of Eternity, Billy shouts the wizard's name --- Shazam! --- and the brash young teen is mystically transformed into a powerhouse! Will Billy do what it takes to become a hero? Or will he succumb to the poor choices of youth?

Sick by Tom Leveen - Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419708053 | Published October 1, 2013

Brian and his friends are  misfits and the troublemakers --- the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates. 

Stained by Cheryl Rainfield - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780547942087 | Published October 1, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that --- or succumb to a killer.

The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima - Fantasy, Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423144342 | Published October 1, 2013

At seventeen, Jonah Kinlock has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a network that hunts the undead. Emma Greenwood finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah’s life --- and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions.  

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two Written by Catherynne M. Valente and illustrated by Ana Juan - Children's, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250023506 | Published October 1, 2013

September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia - Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316210171 | Published October 1, 2013

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn't know that paranormal forces are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy's room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. Now Kennedy has to take her mother's place in an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon.
Everything Breaks by Vicki Grove - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Putnam Juvenile | 9780399250880 | Published October 3, 2013

Tucker was supposed to be the designated driver, but he drank so much and so quickly that he was instantly sick. That left Trey to drive. It was the last time Tucker would ever see them alive. Tucker’s grief and guilt are just about unbearable. And when he meets the Ferryman who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers that divide the world of the living from the world of the dead, Tucker gets a chance to decide: live or die.

The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction

Viking Juvenile | 9780670014064 | Published October 3, 2013

Alexander Baddenfield is a horrible boy who is the last in a long line of scoundrels. One day, he transplants the nine lives from his cat into himself. Alexander has lives to spare, and uses them by attempting outrageous feats. Only when he is left with one like everyone else does he realize how reckless he has been.

Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Mystery

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316207652 | Published October 7, 2013

One of the recent victims of a string of homicides was a student at Tandy Angel's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer...and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim?

Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica Edinger - African American Interest, Children's, Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Racism

Candlewick | 9780763650384 | Published October 8, 2013

When a drought hits in Sierra Leone, nine-year-old Magulu is sold by her father. But an unthinkable chain of events unfolds: a capture by slave traders; weeks in an airless hold; a landing where she is sold and taken aboard the Amistad; a mutiny; a trial that is argued by John Quincy Adams. Narrated in first-person, this fictionalized book of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child.

All That's Missing by Sarah Sullivan - Children's, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues

Candlewick | 9780763661021 | Published October 8, 2013

Arlo’s grandfather mixes up the past with the present. Arlo holds on as best he can, but when Poppo lands in the hospital, Arlo’s fear of foster care sends him alone across three hundred miles. Arlo finds the grandmother he doesn’t remember. But just finding her isn’t enough to make them a family. 

Endless (Embrace) by Jessica Shirvington - Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Youth Fiction

Bolinda Audio | 9781486205318 | Published October 1, 2013

Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose — literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she's about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she's not nearly ready. The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head — not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing she will face...