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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

Hardcover

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780451478801 | Published August 28, 2018

After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous seas. She captains her ship with a crew of girls and women just like her, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric's fleet. But when Caledonia's best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew.

That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Press | 9781338186529 | Published August 28, 2018

It's been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah's story --- that she died proclaiming her faith. But it's not true. I didn't say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah's parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight...but I'm not the only survivor with a story to tell about what happened that day. Except Sarah's martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don't take kindly to what I'm trying to do.

The Prodigy by John Feinstein - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374305956 | Published August 28, 2018

Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour, so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser. Pressure mounts when Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. Sponsors are lined up to throw money at him. But Frank’s entry in the Masters hinges on maintaining his standing as an amateur. Can he and his secret adviser keep Frank’s dad at bay to bring home the legendary green jacket?

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart - Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780425289532 | Published August 28, 2018

In the summer of 1982, five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow: Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice. Four years later, a series of strange and terrifying events begin to unfold: mirrors inexplicably shattering, inanimate beings coming to life, otherworldly crows thirsting for blood. Someone broke the rules of the box, and now everyone has to pay.

The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Razorbill | 9780451478306 | Published August 28, 2018

Vera Rivers' life is split in two: before her twin sister Ava disappeared 12 years ago and after. The case made headlines, shocked Vera's community and turned her family into tragic celebrities. Now, at 18, Vera is counting down the days until she starts her new life at college. But all that changes when a girl shows up at the local hospital. Her name is Ava Rivers and she wants to go home. Ava's return begins to mend the fractures in the Rivers family. But the questions remain: Where was Ava all these years? And who is she now?

The Soul Keepers by Devon Taylor - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250168306 | Published August 28, 2018

After dying in a terrible car accident, Rhett awakens in the afterlife and is recruited to join the crew of a colossal seafaring vessel tasked with ferrying the souls of the dead. To where exactly, no one knows. But the crew must get the souls there, and along the way protect them from vicious soul-eating monsters that will stop at nothing to take the ship and all of its occupants. Rhett and his new friends have a hard enough time fighting back the monsters. But then a new threat emerges, a demon who wants something that Rhett has, something that could mean the end of everything for the living and the dead.

The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperCollins | 9780062418654 | Published August 28, 2018

Welcome back to the skyscraper city New York, 2119 fueled by impossible dreams. Leda just wants to move on from what happened in Dubai. Until a new investigation forces Rylin back into her old life, reunited with an old flame. Calliope feels trapped, playing a long con that costs more than she bargained for. What happens when all her lies catch up with her? Watt will do anything to win Leda back—even dig up secrets that are better left buried. And now that Avery is home from England—with a new boyfriend, Max—her life seems more picture-perfect than ever. So why does she feel like she would rather be anything but perfect?
Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood - Anthology, Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335016270 | Published August 28, 2018

TOIL & TROUBLE features fifteen stories of girls embracing witchcraft. A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients, and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. A water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. A group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors.
Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice by Lawrence Goldstone - Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Nonfiction | 9781338239454 | Published August 28, 2018

On Easter Sunday of 1873, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over 100 unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed reached the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly incidents of mass murder in American history, not one person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights.

Paperback

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley - Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Landmark | 978-1492637134 | Published August 7, 2018

It's late summer, war is raging and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks, Jean-Philippe finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on the true soldier and gentleman. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind unveil the true story.

DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test (Book 1) by Hamish Steele - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Nobrow Press | 978-1910620472 | Published August 7, 2018

Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at the Dead End theme park also means battling demonic forces, time traveling wizards and scariest of all --- their love lives! Follow the lives of this diverse group of employees of a haunted house, which may or may not also serve as a portal to hell, in this hilarious and moving graphic novel, complete with talking pugs, vengeful ghosts and LBGTQIA love!

Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

First Second | 978-1626728042 | Published August 7, 2018

Having survived a close shave in England, where she was falsely accused of spying for the French, Delilah has set out with her companion Selim for more agreeable adventures in central Asia. But when she stumbles on an artifact that may be a clue about the location of the legendary third pillar of Hercules, Delilah and Selim are drawn back to Europe on an Indiana-Jones-style archeological caper that pits her against a ruthless enemy...and forces her to team up with the most unlikely partner of all time: her sworn enemy, Jason Merrick, the man who framed her for espionage!

Echoes by Alice Reeds - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Entangled: Teen | 9781640632479 | Published August 7, 2018

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to. Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them. Something that won't let them leave alive.

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution by KaeLyn Rich and Gulia Sagramola - Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Quirk Books | 9781683690597 | Published August 7, 2018

Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice and resistance. The book features in-depth guides to everything from picking a cause, planning a protest and raising money to running dispute-free meetings, promoting awareness on social media and being an effective ally. Plus, quotes and tips from fellow teen girl activists show how they stood up for change in their communities. 

Illegal written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin with illustrations by Giovanni Rigano - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Social Issues

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 978-1492665823 | Published August 7, 2018

Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life --- the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.

Let Me List the Ways by Sarah White - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

HarperCollins | 9780062473158 | Published August 7, 2018

Mackenzie Clark has been best friends with Nolan Walker for as long as she can remember. She’s shared everything with him and her journey with type 1 diabetes. The only thing she hasn’t shared is the fact that she is in love with him. Now in their senior year, Mackenzie and Nolan know that in a few short months everything will change as they head off to different colleges. They come up with a list of things they want to do together before graduation. Mackenzie can’t help feeling that she’s left the most important thing off the list: telling Nolan how she feels.

Quicksand written by Malin Persson Giolito, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Other Press | 9781590519479 | Published August 7, 2018

A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement in the massacre that left her boyfriend and her best friend dead. She has spent nine months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. How did Maja --- popular, privileged and a top student --- become a cold-blooded killer in the eyes of the public? What did Maja do? Or is it what she failed to do that brought her here?

Smothered: A Novel by Autumn Chiklis - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 16+

Wednesday Books | 9781250306784 | Published August 7, 2018

Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house. Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. SMOTHERED is a hilarious story told via journal entries, text messages, emails, bills, receipts, tweets, doctor’s prescriptions, job applications and rejections, parking tickets and pug pictures, chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college.

Someone I Used to Know by Patty Blount - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492632818 | Published August 7, 2018

It's been two years since the night that changed Ashley's life. Two years since she was raped by her brother's teammate and watched as he was given a slap on the wrist sentence in court. It's been two years of hell for Derek. His family is totally messed up and he and his sister are barely speaking. He knows he handled it all wrong. Now at college, he has to come to terms with what happened, and the rape culture that he was inadvertently a part of that destroyed his sister's life. When it all comes to head at Thanksgiving, Derek and Ashley have to decide if their relationship is able to be saved or if their family can be whole again. 
Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250180797 | Published August 7, 2018

From New York Times bestselling author, Roshani Chokshi, comes STAR-TOUCHED STORIES: a fantasy collection of three lush and adventurous stories set in the Star-Touched world. Stories include "Death and Night," the story of the Lord of Death, cursed never to love, and his meeting with Night incarnate, destined to stay alone; "Poison and Gold," the tale of Asha's battle with her own powers and insecurities as she fights to help her friends; and "Rose and Sword," the tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of her wedding. But is it a tale or a truth?

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest - Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 12+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335468864 | Published August 7, 2018

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, who saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own. But she soon realizes that the university is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away.

The Border by Steve Schaefer - Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492660880 | Published August 7, 2018

 A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens sneak into the Mexican desert, the hum of celebration receding behind them. Crack. Crack. Crack. Not fireworks --- gunshots. The music stops. And Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys are powerless as the lives they once knew are taken from them. Then they are seen by the gunmen. They run. Except they have nowhere to go. The narcos responsible for their families' murders have put out a reward for the teens' capture. 
The Crescent Stone (The Sunlit Lands) by Matt Mikalatos - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. | 978-1496431714 | Published August 7, 2018

Madeline Oliver has never wanted for anything, but now she would give anything just to breathe. Jason Wu skates through life on jokes, but when a tragedy leaves him guilt-stricken, he promises to tell only the truth, no matter the price. When a mysterious stranger name Hanali appears to Madeline and offers to heal her in exchange for one year of service to his people, Madeline and Jason are swept into a strange land where they don’t know the rules and where their decisions carry consequences that reach farther than they could ever guess.

The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel by William Ritter - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616208547 | Published August 7, 2018

An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they continue to solve the daily mysteries of New Fiddleham, New England. At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, and Jackaby’s resistance to his feelings for 926 Augur Lane’s ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to give way. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether. 

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 9781481432085 | Published August 7, 2018

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink, a dark energy barrier surrounding Manhattan. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order before the Magician can destroy it and doom all with magic to a hopeless future. But in Old New York, nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself.