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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 2018


Copyboy by Vince Vawter and Alessia Trunfio - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Capstone Editions | 9781630791056 | Published August 1, 2018

Victor Vollmer sets off to fulfill a final request of Mr. Spiro, the aging neighbor who became his friend and mentor. Now a few years older and working as a newspaper copyboy, Victor plans to spread Mr. Spiro’s ashes at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Victor will confront a strange and threatening world, and when his abilities and confidence get put to the test, he’ll lean on a fascinating girl named Philomene for help. Together they’ll venture toward the place where river meets sea, and they’ll race to evade Hurricane Betsy as it bears down.

Scream Site by Justina Ireland - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Young Adult 14+

Capstone Editions | 9781630791025 | Published August 1, 2018

Sabrina Sebastian's goal in life is to be an investigative reporter. For her first big story, she researches Scream Site, where people post scary videos and compete for the most "screams." While Sabrina's friends and her sister, Faith, talk nonstop about the videos, Sabrina just hopes that covering this trend will get her the internship she's wishing for. But as she digs into the truth behind the website, she begins to suspect that these aren't only aspiring actors and videographers at work. And when Faith goes missing, Sabrina must race against time to save her sister from becoming the next video "star."

This Noble Woman: Myrtilla Miner and Her Fight to Establish a School for African American Girls in the Slaveholding South by Michael M. Greenberg - Biography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Chicago Review Press | 9780912777092 | Published August 1, 2018

Frederick Douglass dismissed Myrtilla’s plan to open a school for African American girls in the slaveholding South as “reckless, almost to the point of madness.” Nevertheless, fueled by an unyielding feminist conviction, Myrtilla opened the School for Colored Girls in 1851, against a tide of hostility. The school would gradually gain national fame and stimulate a nationwide debate on the education of black people. Myrtilla’s School for Colored Girls would slowly flourish through the years, and its mission exists even today through the University of the District of Columbia.

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil - Dystopian, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Suspense, Thriller

Freeform | 9781368010023 | Published August 7, 2018

Welcome to the near future, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When 17-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399549694 | Published August 7, 2018

Two years after escaping Gotham City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Gotham City looks ripe for the taking. Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove that as Batwing he has what it takes to help people. He targets a new thief on the prowl who has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Together, they are wreaking havoc. Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. 
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson - Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781250159014 | Published August 7, 2018

When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty's resentment and anger. Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. Unexpected events bring them intimately together, and they continue to play a game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.
Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316349055 | Published August 7, 2018

Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school. Full of doubt about her future, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He's mysterious, charming and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.

Genius: The Revolution by Leopoldo Gout - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250045836 | Published August 7, 2018

Three teen geniuses must take down an online terrorist ring, rescue an imprisoned father and prepare for their final showdown with a misguided mastermind. Painted Wolf, a mysterious activist blogger and strategist from China, faces off against dangerous online terrorists in an attempt to free her father from prison. Tunde, an engineering genius, liberated his Nigerian village from a vicious warlord only to discover a much more dangerous threat. Rex, a Mexican-American programmer and hacker, bands together with his friends and long lost brother to stop a mastermind from destroying the internet. 

Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Tor Teen | 9780765399489 | Published August 7, 2018

A mother hanged for murder. A daughter left to pick up the pieces of their crumbling estate. Can she clear her family’s name if it means facing her own dark past? Debut author Teri Bailey Black unearths the long-buried secrets of a small New England town in this richly atmospheric Gothic tale of murder, guilt, redemption and finding love where least expected.

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062698872 | Published August 7, 2018

When Michael walks through the doors of Catholic school, things can’t get much worse. Michael needs a friend, and when a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a fellow atheist at that. Only this girl, Lucy, isn’t just Catholic...she wants to be a priest. Lucy introduces Michael to a group of outcasts, Heretics Anonymous, where he can be an atheist, Lucy can be a feminist, Avi can be Jewish and gay, Max can wear whatever he wants and Eden can practice paganism. Michael encourages the Heretics to expose the school’s hypocrisies one stunt at a time. But when Michael takes one mission too far, he must decide whether to fight for his own freedom or rely on faith, his friends or himself.

Mother Knows Best by Serena Valentino - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Disney Press | 9781368009027 | Published August 7, 2018

The legendary golden flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch. And yet this is only half the story. So where does Mother Gothel come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? 
Neverwake by Amy Plum - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062429902 | Published August 7, 2018

After an experimental treatment meant to cure their insomnia went horribly wrong, the teens were plunged into a shared dreamworld where their most terrifying fears became reality. The six of them have no way of waking up. And they’re now beginning to realize that if they die there, they might actually die in the real world. One of the dreamers is already gone, and anyone could be next. So they must work together to survive. But as they learn the truth about one another, they soon discover they are trapped with someone far more dangerous than their nightmares….

Nine by Zach Hines - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062567260 | Published August 7, 2018

In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives. As you shed lives, you shed your awkward phases: one death is equal to one physical and mental upgrade. Julian’s friends are obsessed with the idea of burning, but Julian is determined to stay on his first life for as long as he can. His mother burned too fast and inflicted a debilitating rebirth sickness on herself. But when becomes a target for Nicholas, the manipulative leader of the Burners, the school’s suicide club, he uncovers suspicious gaps in the rebirth system. Along with a group of student dissenters, Julian sets out to find answers and is soon on the verge of exposing the greatest conspiracy ever unleashed on the world.

Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Retelling, Romance, Sexuality, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Viking Books for Young Readers | 978-0425291634 | Published August 7, 2018

Late one night in a dingy Los Angeles club, Nate and Cameron meet and discover they have much more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir to a soul-sucking record label, he runs away as fast as he can. The only evidence of their brief connection is the blurry photo Cameron snaps of Nate’s Sharpied Chuck Taylors. When Cameron’s sister Tess --- a famous model and socialite --- posts the photo on Instagram for her legions of fans, the internet just about breaks with the news of this modern fairy tale.

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 978-1492657071 | Published August 7, 2018

Something is wrong with Marianne. It's not just that her parents have split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital. She's losing time. Doing things she would never do. And objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close. Something is after her. And the only one who seems to believe her is the daughter of a local psychic. But their first attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing's rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. Whatever is haunting her, it wants everything she has.

The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell - Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Young Adult 13+

Clarion Books | 9780544888197 | Published August 7, 2018

When Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates, she feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Sylvie, her dearest friend and a host of villagers soon run away, forming their own community in the woods and fighting to right the wrongs perpetrated by the king and his noblemen. Perfect for fans of fairy tale retellings or anyone who loves a strong female lead, this take on the Robin Hood tale explores love, gender, the healing power of nature and what it means to be a family.

The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062320773 | Published August 7, 2018

It’s the end of senior year, and Rose Regnero is over it. She’s over chasing stories for a school newspaper no one reads and most of all, over Grant Leitch: editor-in-chief, former close friend, never-quite-boyfriend. Now all she wants is a typical prom, complete with handsome date, fancy corsage and dancing to cheesy pop songs. Meanwhile, Grant Leitch is in denial that she is at prom with another guy, and it’s no one’s fault but his own. In the end it takes a toga-wearing prom crasher, an emergency lockdown, a secret stalker and a wild after-party to bring Grant and Rose together for one last story...and one final chance to admit that they’re made for each other.

The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby and Annica Lydenberg - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062424242 | Published August 7, 2018

When internet starlet Mari Turner breaks down and posts a video confessing she’s been living a lie --- that she isn’t the happy, in love, inspirational online personality she’s portrayed --- she receives a major backlash. To get away from it all, she makes an impulsive decision: to hike the entire John Muir Trail. Mari and her late cousin Bri were supposed to do it together. With Bri’s boots and trail diary, a heart full of regret and a group of strangers that she meets along the way, Mari tries to navigate the difficult terrain of the hike and find her way back to herself.

The Point by John Dixon - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 15+

Del Rey | 9781101967560 | Published August 7, 2018

Scarlett Winter has always been an outsider, and not only because she’s a hardcore daredevil and born troublemaker --- she has been hiding superhuman powers. Now she’s been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. With the power to control pure energy, she’s a human nuclear bomb --- and she’s not sure she can control her powers much longer. When a threat that endangers her fellow students arises from the school’s dark past, Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062471505 | Published August 7, 2018

Five years ago, Adeluna helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, a country ruled by religion. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks, Argrid demands brutal justice, but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work. An expert navigator named Devereux agrees to help Lu find the Argridian, but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war. Meanwhile, Benat, the crown prince of Argrid, has been tasked with reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country --- or if he’s building his own pyre. As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex and Ben will have to decide who they really are...and what they are willing to become for peace.

This Story Is a Lie by Tom Pollock - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Teen | 9781616959111 | Published August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother --- a famous scientist --- and his beloved twin sister, Bel. But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.

A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Blink | 9780310766353 | Published August 14, 2018

King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold, but his gift almost killed his daughter. Ten years later, Princess Kora spends her days in the palace concealed behind gloves and veils. When a charming young duke arrives, Kora realizes there may be someone who doesn’t fear her. But a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems, and that gold is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.

Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend by Karen Blumenthal - Biography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780451471222 | Published August 14, 2018

Bonnie and Clyde: we've been on a first name basis with them for almost 100 years. Immortalized in movies, songs and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied romance and tragic deaths. But what was life really like for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the early 1930s? How did two dirt-poor teens from west Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? And why?

Fresh Ink: An Anthology by Lamar Giles - Anthology, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9781524766283 | Published August 14, 2018

Careful --- you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written --- whose next chapters are up to you. Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared. Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.
Google It: A History of Google by Anna Crowley Redding - Nonfiction, Technology, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250148223 | Published August 14, 2018

Larry Page and Sergey Brin started out as two Stanford college students with a wild idea: They were going to organize the world's information. From that one deceptively simple goal, they created one of the most influential and innovative companies in the world. Now, find out the true history of Google --- from its humble beginnings as a thesis project made out of “borrowed” hardware and discount toys through its revolution of the world's relationship with technology to a brief glimpse of where they might take us next.