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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


How to Breathe Underwater by Vicky Skinner - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250137876 | Published August 14, 2018

Kate’s father has been pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate is forced to leave home. Faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn't so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. When she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But then Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, and she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There's only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend.

Julia Unbound by Catherine Egan - Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult 13+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780553524888 | Published August 14, 2018

Julia has been ensnared in so many different webs, it's hard to see how she'll ever break free. She must do Casimir's bidding in order to save the life of her brother and work against him to save the lives of most everyone else she knows. Casimir demands that Julia use her vanishing skills to act as a spy at court and ensure that a malleable prince is installed on the throne of Frayne. But Julia is secretly acting as a double agent and also desperately seeking the truth about her vanishing abilities.
My Life Uploaded by Rae Earl - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Imprint | 9781250133786 | Published August 14, 2018

Hello! Millie Porter here. I moved in with my dad, granddad and aunty to escape my mum’s neat freak boyfriend. The point is, this reality thing is HARD, so my BFF Lauren and I are taking it online to tell you how to handle it. Yes, we know that Instagram queen Erin Breeler will not like it ONE TINY BIT. But Lauren says she’ll be too obsessed with the hot new boy at school to notice us. You get to see me juggling real life, online life and a cat intent on my destruction as it happens.

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America written and edited by Amy Reed, and others - Anthology, Essays, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 978-1534408999 | Published August 14, 2018

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment and growing up female in America. This collection of 21 essays from major YA authors --- including award-winning and bestselling writers --- touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today’s America, and the intersection with race, religion and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and solidarity to anyone who reads it, this anthology belongs on every young woman’s shelf.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief Illustrated Edition (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) written by Rick Riordan with illustrations by John Rocco - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology

Disney-Hyperion | 978-1484787786 | Published August 14, 2018

When Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. Percy and his friends have just ten days to find Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve an Oracle's riddle; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods. This deluxe gift edition of the internationally best-selling first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, lavishly illustrated by series artist John Rocco, is a must-have for Riordan fans.

See All the Stars by Kit Frick - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781534404373 | Published August 14, 2018

Then: They were four --- Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women. Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into a spectacular, bright love. Now: Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever. Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away. Troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Swoon Reads | 9781250154378 | Published August 14, 2018

Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid because her dad is the high school football coach. Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants...until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist...

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062436276 | Published August 14, 2018

Sylvie Blake’s older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now Julia has disappeared and no one knows for sure if she wants to be away, or if she’s the one in trouble. Then a copy arrives with a mysterious list inside, and Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister. With the help of her best friend’s enigmatic brother and his beat-up car, Sylvie sets out to follow the strange signs right to Julia and return to New York with her in tow. Sylvie soon learns that the damsel in distress is often the only one who can save herself.
The Raging Ones by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250128713 | Published August 14, 2018

In a freezing world where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny dreams of dying in opulence. She believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday. Until the day she does. Court Icecastle knows both wealth and pain, and he dreams of life beyond Vorkter Prison. Mykal Kickfall shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court --- which only grows more and chaotic as they connect with Franny. With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive.

Fierce Like a Firestorm by Lana Popovic - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062436863 | Published August 21, 2018

Twin sisters Iris and Malina thought they knew how to reverse the ancient curse that haunts their line, the spell that destines them to use their gleams, unique forms of beauty-manipulating magic, to entice and enchant none other than Death himself. Instead of ending the wicked bargain with the power of her infinite bloom, Iris is taken to an uncanny realm between this world and the next. Iris’s body goes on the one-way journey along with her soul, arriving in a kingdom never meant to sustain a living girl. Lina searches for a way to save Iris. But as Lina unearths the dark secrets that bind her family and Iris tries to outwit Death on his own terrain, a power resurfaces that even Mara, the original witch mother, fears. 
Giant Days by Non Pratt and BOOM! Studios - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419731266 | Published August 21, 2018

GIANT DAYS follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. They become fast friends during their first week of university --- and it’s a good thing they do, because a friend who has your back is key --- something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger, Esther and Susan decide it’s up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend.

Losing the Field by Abbi Glines - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781534403895 | Published August 21, 2018

Tallulah Liddell had been defined by her appearance for as long as she could remember. She preferred to fly under the radar so no one can hurt her. The only boy who did seem to ever notice her was her longtime crush, Nash Lee. Tallulah becomes determined to lose weight. Nash Lee is the star running back of Lawton’s football team. But when an accident leaves him with a permanent limp, all of Nash’s plans are destroyed, leaving him bitter, angry, and unrecognizable from the person he used to be. Facing a new school year with her new body, Tallulah is out to seek revenge on Nash’s cruelty.

Nightblood by Elly Blake - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316273343 | Published August 21, 2018

Ruby's world has changed more than she ever could have imagined. She's in love with a powerful Frost King. She's the heir to the Fire Throne. And she may be a Nightblood, the spawn of a vengeful deity hellbent on releasing an imprisoned army of shadowy wraiths. Ruby is able to control the shadows to a degree, even hosting one in her own body. But will this tenuous connection be enough to hold the beasts back? With time running out, she must bring Frostbloods and Firebloods together to make a stand against an immortal foe more deadly than any she's faced.
The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250129987 | Published August 21, 2018

Grace is autistic and has her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own.

The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062380395 | Published August 21, 2018

In small town Michigan, Penny Hardjoy, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy next door and the town’s star quarterback to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other people turn up dead. The deeper she digs, the weirder things start to get. Townspeople repeat the same phrases. Men in black suits stroll around Main Street. Chunks of Penny's memory go missing. Pretty soon, her research leads her to the long-ago meteorite crash in Bone Lake’s woods, where she’s going to have to reconsider her definition of “real” to find answers.

To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250183156 | Published August 21, 2018

Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her big sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she'll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn't count on is that her mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show. But then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.

We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781524773700 | Published August 21, 2018

Mischa is a walking, talking, top-scoring, perfectly well-rounded college application in human form. So when she's rejected not only by the Ivies, but her loathsome safety school, she is shocked and devastated. As Mischa grapples with the prospect of an increasingly uncertain future, she questions how this could have happened in the first place. With the help of her best friend and sometimes crush, Nate, and a group of eccentric techies, Mischa launches an investigation that will shake the quiet community of Blanchard Prep to its stately brick foundations.

Access Restricted by Gregory Scott Katsoulis - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335016256 | Published August 28, 2018

On the day she went silent, Speth never meant for anyone to follow her lead in a rebellion of Silents. But after taking down the tyrant Silas Rog and freeing the city from his grasp, everyone is looking to Speth for answers. All she wants is to find her parents, who are shackled to a lifetime of servitude in exchange for a debt they can never repay. When the government threatens to restore the WiFi and take back the city, Speth is forced to flee with her friends. Together, they embark on a dangerous journey outside the dome they’ve lived in their entire lives.
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Dial Books | 9780525552963 | Published August 28, 2018

Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian, and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. Darius has never really fit in at home, and he’s sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn’t exactly help matters, either. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they’re spending their days together. Sohrab calls him Darioush --- the original Persian version of his name --- and Darius has never felt more like himself.

Hidden Pieces: A Novel by Paula Stokes - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062673626 | Published August 28, 2018

Embry Woods has secrets. Some are small, like her complicated past. Others are bigger, like her feelings for best friend’s ex-boyfriend, Holden. But the biggest secret she carries is about what they did at the abandoned Sea Cliff Inn and the resulting terrible fire. Embry helps a homeless man escape from the flames and is immediately hailed as a hero. Wracked with guilt, Embry thinks she can take one last secret to her grave. But then she receives an anonymous note and must respond to a series of threatening messages asking her to make impossible choices. Someone is playing a high-stakes game with her life. And their last move is murder.
In Another Time by Caroline Leech - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062459916 | Published August 28, 2018

It’s 1942, and as the war rages in Europe, Maisie McCall is in the Scottish Highlands swinging an axe for the Women’s Timber Corps and relishing her newfound independence working alongside lumberjacks like John Lindsay. As Maisie and John work on felling trees together, Maisie can’t help but feel that they have more than a friendship, but every time she gets close to him, John pulls away. It’s not until Maisie rescues John from a terrible logging accident that he begins to open up to her about the truth of his past, and the pain he’s been hiding.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Flatiron Books | 9781250126429 | Published August 28, 2018

In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, Amani is a dreamer. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped and taken to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double. As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty and her time with the princess’ fiancé. But Amani must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.

Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

47North | 9781503904712 | Published August 28, 2018

Though relations between Princess Seraphin Fitzempress and her father have been strained, Sera’s royal position has remained unchallenged. She struggles to grasp the Mysteries --- her greatest trial yet. An education in the enigmatic magic is a necessary one, should Sera plan to rise in her station and invoke her powers during war. But the emperor’s death now leaves both Sera and her ambitious father eligible for the throne --- a contest the prince regent intends to win. Even if it means an alliance with a rival empire. Sera’s hope lies in Cettie, a waif raised in the world below. Cettie's studies have begun to yield new insight into her growing powers that put her in the path of those who would destroy her. Sera and Cettie will need to gather their courage and fight for the future of their endangered world.
Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham by Deborah Blumenthal and Masha D'yans - Art, Biography, Children's, Children's 4-8, Picture

little bee books | 9781499806649 | Published August 28, 2018

This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham that will inspire young readers to go discover their own ideas of beauty and embolden the world with their own creativity!

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492647522 | Published August 28, 2018

As one of the Queen's elite assassins, Sal finally has permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father. But there's something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can't be forgotten.