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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 2018

Hardcover

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Loss, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Kids Can Press | 9781525300042 | Published October 2, 2018

The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world, has died of cancer. Overwhelmed and brokenhearted, Raquel can't even imagine life without her. And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Sasha spent her final weeks planning an elaborate scavenger hunt for the friend she would have to leave behind. When Raquel follows the instructions to return to Sasha's grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. This boy, Elijah, might be just who Raquel needs to help her move on from her terrible loss. 

The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone - Adventure, Crime, Fiction, Law, Politics, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781534422179 | Published October 2, 2018

When Cameron lands an internship with Congressman Billy Beck in Washington, DC, he thinks it is his ticket out of small town captivity. What he lacks in connections and Beltway polish he makes up in smarts, and he soon finds a friend in fellow staffer Ariel. That is, until she winds up dead. As rumors and accusations about her death fly around Capitol Hill, Cameron becomes the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation that he wants no part of. Before he knows it, he discovers DC’s darkest secrets as he races to expose a deadly conspiracy. If it doesn’t get him killed first.

The Rising Gold (Beyond the Red, Book 3) by Ava Jae - Dystopian, Fiction, Futuristic, Racism, Young Adult 13+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510722385 | Published October 2, 2018

Plunged into a crumbling world of foreign politics that is desperate for a leader, Eros chooses a loyal prince to help him navigate the hostile sands of Safara. A queen must restore her nation. In power once more, Kora faces new challenges and a difficult decision that puts someone close to her in mortal danger. A rebellion is brewing. With their world collapsing around them, new threats spreading across the globe, and their loved ones at risk, the people of Safara --- Sepharon and human alike --- depend on Eros and Kora to fix their bleeding world. 

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig (A Love Story) by Don Zolidis - Coming of Age, Comedy, Dating, Family, Fiction, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368009614 | Published October 2, 2018

The worst thing that's ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should've gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student-body president. Yet somehow they did until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Over and over. Amy and Craig's exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain and laughter. Seven heartbreaks. Seven joys. Don Zolidis's debut novel is a brutally funny, bittersweet taste of the utterly unique and utterly universal experience of first love.
The Summoner's Handbook by Taran Matharu - Fantasy, Fiction, How-to, Magic, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250189554 | Published October 2, 2018

Summoner: One who is gifted with the ability to summon demonic creatures that are emotionally connected to their human counterparts. The magic of summoning is also an art. THE SUMMONER'S HANDBOOK reveals the story of James Baker --- the epic journal that inspired the series hero, Fletcher, to discover his own summoning abilities. Along with a complete demonology, a guide to the basics of summoning and glorious artwork from the world of the Hominum Empire, this is the volume that fans of the acclaimed and bestselling series must own.

We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists by Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner - Inspirational, Nonfiction, Politics, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9781984849960 | Published October 2, 2018

A journalistic look at the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the fight for gun control as told by the student reporters for the school's newspaper and TV station. This timely and media-driven approach to the Parkland shooting is an inside look at that tragic day that only they could tell. It showcases how the teens have become media savvy by harnessing social media, speaking to the press and writing effective op-eds. Students also share insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects.

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen - Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062679826 | Published October 2, 2018

It’s 1871, and Emmeline is poised to take Chicago’s high society by storm. Between her father’s sudden wealth and her engagement to Chicago’s most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can’t stop thinking about the life she left behind, including Anders Magnuson. Fiona, Emmeline’s childhood best friend, is delighted by her friend’s rise to prominence, especially since it means Fiona is free to pursue Anders herself. But when Emmeline risks everything for one final fling with Anders, Fiona feels betrayed. As the summer turns to fall, friendships are tested, hearts are broken and the tiniest spark might set everything ablaze.

Anything But Okay by Sarah Darer Littman - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Press | 9781338177480 | Published October 9, 2018

Stella and Farida have been best friends forever but lately things have been tense. It all started when Stella's brother came home from his latest tour with the US Marines paranoid and angry. Desperate to help Rob, Stella thinks she needs to get him out of the house. She didn't expect going to the movies to end with Rob in handcuffs for assaulting one of her classmates. When a video of the fight goes viral, everyone has an opinion of Stella and her "violent vet" brother. The entire school takes sides, the media labels Rob a terrorist sympathizer and even Farida is dragged into the mess. As the story continues trending, Stella will have to decide just how far she's willing to go for the truth.

Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419731464 | Published October 9, 2018

For centuries, the high council in the city of Eldra has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion. Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council. Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her, and the fear that she may be inadequate. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city --- or themselves.

Blacklisted!: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment by Larry Dane Brimner - Crime, Law, Movies, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Calkins Creek | 9781620916032 | Published October 9, 2018

World War II is over, but tensions between the communist Soviet Union and the US are at an all-time high. The House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities is formed in the nation's capital to investigate communist threats. Larry Dane Brimner follows the story of 19 men from the film industry who are summoned to appear before this committee. When the first 10 of these men refuse to give the committee the simple answers it wants, they are cited for contempt of Congress and blacklisted.
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - Animals , Coming of Age, Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Magical Realism, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250162717 | Published October 9, 2018

The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. Because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans, who will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl and the other a swan. When two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them.

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - Fiction

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781984830159 | Published October 9, 2018

BRIDGE OF CLAY is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge --- for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

Dagger and Coin by Kathy MacMillan - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062324641 | Published October 9, 2018

The sequel to SWORD AND VERSE follows a familiar face --- Soraya --- as she attempts to rebuild a nation after the downfall of the monarchy. Readers who love Rae Carson and Kristen Cashore won’t be able to put this fantasy down.

Soraya Gamo was meant to be queen of Qilara, until an Arnath slave rebellion upended the social order and destroyed the capital city. Now, improbably, she sits on the new ruling council beside Mati, Raisa and Jonis from Book 1, and must work with her former enemies.

She finally holds the political power she always wanted --- but over a nation in ruins. As she helps to rebuild Qilara, she can, at last, use what everyone once told her to hide: her brain.

But not everyone is ready to accept that the Arnathim are no longer enslaved to the Qilarites. So when a slave ship arrives in the city, full of Arnathim captured before Qilara fell, the civil unrest that has been bubbling since the rebellion erupts.

Forced to confront her own prejudices, Soraya struggles to gain the trust of the Arnath people she once disregarded and establish peace in what has become chaos. With the threat of attacks high, Gelti, a former guard captain, trains Soraya in self-defense. As the two grow close, tension within the city ramps up, with danger, betrayal and deception meeting Soraya everywhere she turns.

Friends become foes, adversaries become companions and the clashing of classes threatens to unravel all the good Soraya has been trying to do. Can Soraya, raised to be a submissive Qilarite lady, learn to be a true leader? Or will the sins of her past forever haunt the footsteps of her future?

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Poppy | 9780316420235 | Published October 9, 2018

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore --- even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

Freedom Trials by Meredith Tate - Fantasy, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Page Street Kids | 978-1624145995 | Published October 9, 2018

Evelyn Summers is imprisoned for a crime that was wiped from her memory. In order for Evelyn to be released she --- along with other “reformed” prisoners --- must pass seven mental physical and virtual challenges known as the Freedom Trials. When new prisoner Alex Martinez arrives armed with secrets about Evelyn’s missing memories she must make a choice. She can follow the rules to win and walk free or covertly uncover details of the crime that sent her there. But competing in the trials and dredging up her erased past may cost Evelyn the one thing more valuable than freedom: her life.
Freedom Trials by Meredith Tate - Fantasy, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Page Street Kids | 978-1624145995 | Published October 9, 2018

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Dating, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763681142 | Published October 9, 2018

When Louise’s boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It’s her senior year, anyway, and she’d rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper’s staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director’s inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey --- but as she’s learned, “dating while Native” can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey’s?

Light Years by Kass Morgan - Espionage, Fiction, Futuristic, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316510448 | Published October 9, 2018

Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system. Hotshot pilot Vesper dreams of becoming a captain. Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy. Arran was always considered an outsider, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. And Orelia has infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission. These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team if they want to defend their world from a cunning enemy.

Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Mental Health, Mystery, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763694197 | Published October 9, 2018

A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She’s trapped in a dark depression and flunking eleventh grade. The only thing Maggie cares about is her cat, Tommi, who disappears somewhere in the walls of her cavernous house. So her search begins --- but Maggie’s not even really sure what she’s lost, and she has no idea what she’ll find.
Odd One Out by Nic Stone - Contemporary Fiction, Current Affairs, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Human Rights, Racism, Young Adult 13+

Crown Books for Young Readers | 978-1101939536 | Published October 9, 2018

Courtney "Coop" Cooper has been dumped again, and normally she wouldn't mind. But right now, her best friend, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring her to text some girl. Rae Evelyn Chin assumed "new girl" would be synonymous with "pariah" but Jupiter and Courtney make her feel like she's right where she belongs. She also wants to kiss him. And her. Which is...perplexing. Meanwhile, Jupiter Charity-Sanchez knows the only thing worse than losing the girl you love to a boy is losing her to your boy. That means losing him, too. He has to make a move. One story. Three sides. No easy answers.

Select Few by Marit Weisenberg - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult 13+

Charlesbridge Teen | 9781580898294 | Published October 9, 2018

After rejecting the cult-like influence of her father's family, Julia moves into a fancy hotel in downtown Austin. But she finds herself alone except for her boyfriend, John. Once again she's suppressing her abilities, afraid her family will come for John when they find out he's been developing abilities of his own. Julia and John agree to go separate ways for the summer, paving the way for Julia to reunite with Angus, a fellow outcast. Along the way Julia will learn the Puri perhaps aren't the only humans evolving into something different...and that maybe she's the leader her people have needed all along.
The Devil's Thief by Lisa Maxwell - Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481494458 | Published October 9, 2018

Esta thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined. Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it. To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos. As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history --- even for a time-traveling thief
The Healer by Donna Freitas - Family, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Religion, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062662118 | Published October 9, 2018

Marlena Oliveira has --- mysteriously, miraculously --- been given the power to heal all kinds of ailments. People around the world believe she is a saint. But it all comes at a price. Because of her power, she’ll never be able to live a normal life. And the older she gets, the more trapped she feels.
Then she meets Finn, a boy who makes her want to fall in love. For the first time, she begins to doubt her power --- and herself. 

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera - Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062795250 | Published October 9, 2018

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them...?

A Sorrow Fierce and Falling by - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780553535983 | Published October 16, 2018

After suffering terrible losses, Henrietta and Lord Blackwood have led their warriors to Sorrow-Fell, a vast estate where only those invited by a Blackwood may enter---and the ideal place to plan a final assault against the Ancients. Henrietta nervously awaits her marriage to Blackwood, but when the ritual to become his bride reveals a dark secret, she realizes that Sorrow-Fell is not a safe haven; it's a trap. Some will live. Some will die. All will be tested. In this stunning conclusion to the Kingdom on Fire series, Henrietta must choose between the love from her past, the love from her present and a love that could define her future.