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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 2017

Hardcover

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Performing Arts, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Candlewick | 9780763691646 | Published October 10, 2017

Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater to play her dream role in "Echo and Ariston". When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it’s easy to say yes. But it’s hard not to be distracted when there’s a death at the theater --- and then another --- especially when Zara doesn’t know if they’re accidents, murder or a curse that always comes in threes. It’s hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It’s hard not to fall in love.

I Capture the Castle: Young Adult Edition by Dodie Smith - Coming of Age, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Wednesday Books | 9781250146694 | Published October 10, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her family live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle’s walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has “captured the castle” --- and the heart of the reader.

Inevitable and Only by Lisa Rosinsky - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Boyds Mills Press | 9781629798172 | Published October 10, 2017

Cadie is close to her father. They are so much alike and Dad always knows how to comfort her...until the day he announces that he has another daughter. Suddenly, Cadie has a sister, Elizabeth. What other secrets might he have? Can she still trust him? Does Cadie really know her father at all? And when Elizabeth arrives, Cadie’s worst fears come true. Elizabeth looks just like Dad; not only that, she seems all too perfect. Until she begins stealing Cadie’s place in the family and even Cadie’s one true love...But Elizabeth has secrets of her own.

Into the Bright Unknown (Gold Seer Trilogy) by Rae Carson - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062242976 | Published October 10, 2017

Leah is poised to have everything she ever dreamed of on the long, dangerous journey to California’s gold fields --- wealth, love, the truest friends, and a home. Thanks to her magical ability to sense precious gold, Leah, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have claimed rich land in California Territory. But their fortune makes them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Leah and her friends must fight back with all their power and talents. Leah’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her --- someone who might have a bit of magic herself. 
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume Three: Amazing Artifacts by Bonnie Burton - Art, Children's 10+, Fantasy

Candlewick | 9780763695842 | Published October 10, 2017

From wands and racing brooms to a case full of beasts, the wizarding world is full of enchanted objects and magical devices. With this interactive book, go behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and all eight Harry Potter films to learn how the myriad artifacts of the films were lovingly designed and crafted. Detailed profiles of everything from the Golden Snitch to Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes and Newt Scamander’s magical case include blueprints, concept illustrations, unit photography, and more. 
Now or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery by Ray Anthony Shepard - African American Interest, Biography, History, Racism, Young Adult 12+

Calkins Creek | 9781629793405 | Published October 10, 2017

Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history --- George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their intense training and the dangers and tragedies on the battlefield. This fresh perspective on the Civil War includes an author’s note, timeline, bibliography, index and source notes.

The Book of Lies by Teri Terry - Family, Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult 14+

Clarion Books | 9780544900486 | Published October 10, 2017

In this suspenseful, gripping novel, teen twin girls raised separately meet for the first time at their mother’s funeral. Quinn has been trained to never tell a lie. Piper is a practiced liar. Narrated in both voices, the story of their quest to learn truths that have been concealed from them is shadowed by a dark spell that beckons them to run at night with a pack of murdering ghost hounds. Suspense, menace, mystery, witchcraft, family secrets, mistaken identity, and romance are interwoven in a brilliantly written page-turner that will grab and thrill teen readers.

The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212613 | Published October 10, 2017

Anyone passing through North Shore, Illinois, would think it was the most picture-perfect place ever, with all the lakefront mansions and manicured hedges and iron gates. No one talks about the fact that the brilliant, talented kids in town have a terrible history of throwing themselves in front of commuter trains. Meet Simone, the bohemian transfer student from London, who is thrust into the strange new reality of an American high school; Mallory, the hypercompetitive queen bee; and Stephen, the first-generation genius who struggles with crippling self-doubt. 
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe and Lilit Thwaites - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Holocaust, Young Adult 12+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627796187 | Published October 10, 2017

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace - Family, Fiction, Magic, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062366238 | Published October 10, 2017

For the first eight years of her life, an unusual apple orchard in Vermont is Sorrow Lovegood's whole world. The land has been passed down through generations of brave, resilient women, and while their offbeat habits may be ridiculed by other townspeople --- especially their neighbors, the Abrams family --- Sorrow and her family take pride in its odd history. Then one winter night, an unthinkable tragedy changes everything. In the aftermath, Sorrow is sent to Miami to live with her father, away from the only home she’s ever known.
This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis - Fiction, Mental Health, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062561596 | Published October 10, 2017

Sasha Stone knows her place --- first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved. But suddenly there’s a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, and her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it. Why does he act like he knows her so well --- too well --- when she doesn’t know him at all?
Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316220835 | Published October 10, 2017

Tool, a half-man/half-beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters...The time is coming when Tool will embark on an all-out war against those who have enslaved him.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Dutton Books for Young Readers | 9780525555360 | Published October 10, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 

Vanilla by Billy Merrell - Coming of Age, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Poetry, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Push | 9781338100921 | Published October 10, 2017

Vanilla and Hunter have been dating since seventh grade. They came out together, navigated middle school together, and became that couple in high school that everyone always sees as a couple. As high school goes, though, and as their relationship deepens, some cracks begin to show. If they're becoming different people, can they be the same couple? Falling in love is hard. Staying in love is harder.

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 12+

Amulet Books | 9781419725722 | Published October 17, 2017

Kate is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals and one extremely angry dead bear.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9781101939499 | Published October 17, 2017

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League --- but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

Last Chance (The Rains Brothers) by Gregg Hurwitz - Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 12+

Tor Teen | 9780765382696 | Published October 17, 2017

Gregg Hurwitz returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings, in this thrilling sequel to THE RAINS. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation.

Like Water by Rebecca Podos - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062373373 | Published October 17, 2017

In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or they’re trapped there forever. Vanni never planned to get stuck --- but that was before her father was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, leaving her and her mother to care for him. Now she doesn’t have much of a plan at all: living at home, working as a performing mermaid at a second-rate water park, distracting herself with one boy after another. That changes the day she meets Leigh. 
Monster (Gone) by Michael Grant - Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062467843 | Published October 17, 2017

It’s been four years since a meteor hit Perdido Beach and everyone disappeared. Everyone, except the kids trapped in the FAYZ --- an invisible dome that was created by an alien virus. Inside the FAYZ, animals began to mutate and teens developed dangerous powers. The terrifying new world was plagued with hunger, lies, and fear of the unknown. Now the dome is gone and meteors are hitting earth with an even deadlier virus. Humans will mutate into monsters and the whole world will be exposed. As some teens begin to morph into heroes, they will find that others have become dangerously out of control…
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater - Crime, Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374303235 | Published October 17, 2017

If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212620 | Published October 17, 2017

Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people --- the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they've ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend. When Isaac dies unexpectedly, the three boys must come to terms with their grief and the impact Isaac had on each of their lives. In his absence, Ryan, Harley and Miles discover things about one another they never saw before, and realize there may be more tying them together than just Isaac. 
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375815300 | Published October 19, 2017

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua...

Expelled by James Patterson and Emily Raymond - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Jimmy Patterson | 9780316440394 | Published October 23, 2017

Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous --- until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair. Theo's resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn't commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up. To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. 
Calling My Name by Liara Tamani - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062656865 | Published October 24, 2017

This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and it deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discovering a sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose. Told in fifty-three short, episodic, moving, and iridescent chapters, CALLING MY NAME follows Taja on her journey from middle school to high school. 
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai - Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062574022 | Published October 24, 2017

For all the 10 years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by...and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But when the Vietnam War reaches her home, she must journey with her family from one country to another, from one life to the next.