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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

Paperback

This is Not the End by Chandler Baker - Contemporary Fiction, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484790090 | Published August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Lake Deveraux is the survivor of a car crash that killed her best friend and boyfriend. Resurrection technology changed the world, but strict laws allow just one resurrection per citizen, to be used on your eighteenth birthday or lost forever. For each grieving family, Lake is the best chance to bring back their child. And Lake must also grapple with a secret --- and illegal --- vow she made years ago to resurrect someone else. As Lake's eighteenth birthday nears, secrets and betrayals new and old threaten to eclipse her cherished memories. Lake has one chance to save a life...but can she live with her choice?

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062469410 | Published August 14, 2018

Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful --- or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. Except Mira is over being a pawn. Fighting to survive against outer threats and inner demons of mental illness, Mira must find her inner fire and the scorching truth about her own endangered magic --- before her very world collapses. And that’s all before she ignites. 
Fling Club (The Serendipity Series Book 1) by Tara Brown - Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Love & Romance, Young Adult 17+

Sky Pony Press | 978-1503903852 | Published August 14, 2018

For the young, rich and beautiful, summertime in the Hamptons means one thing: Fling Club. Only this time, Cherry Kennedy won’t be selecting a boy for a fleeting romance. Nope, this season, Cherry is out for revenge. Her target? The Fling Club founder and society darling who slept with Cherry’s now-very-ex-boyfriend. All Cherry needs is the perfect guy for her plan...and Ashley Jardine can’t afford to refuse. He scored almost a full ride to MIT. But that almost still costs a lot. Here, rich girls rule the shore, and everyone has a role to play. 

Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani - Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Science, Technology, Women's Studies, Women’s Issues

Puffin Books | 9780425287552 | Published August 14, 2018

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book will have you itching to create your own apps, games and robots to make the world a better place.

Idle Days by Thomas Desaulniers-Brousseau - Fiction, Mystery

First Second | 978-1626724587 | Published August 14, 2018

Depressed and unmoored by his father's violent death, and drafted into the Canadian military to serve in World War II, Jerome has fled, taking refuge in a cabin his grandfather owns in a remote part of the countryside. But Jerome's troubles are only beginning. A strange dread fills the woods, and rumors of murders and ghosts cast his refuge in a sinister light. As Jerome struggles to come to terms with his father's death, he seeks to uncover the mystery of what  happened in his grandfather's house.

MARTians by Blythe Woolston - Family, Youth Fiction

Candlewick | 9781536200560 | Published August 14, 2018

In a near-future world of exurban decay studded with big box stores, daily routine revolves around shopping --- for those who can. For Zoë, the mission is simpler: live.

Orphan, Agent, Prima, Pawn (The Bolshoi Saga) by Elizabeth Kiem - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Soho Teen | 9781616959081 | Published August 14, 2018

The year is 1958, and sixteen-year-old Svetlana is stuck in a Moscow orphanage designated for the unwanted children of Stalin’s enemies. Ballet is her obsession and salvation, her only hope at shedding a tainted family past. When she is invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet --- the crown jewel of Russian culture and the pride of the Soviet Union --- her dreams appear to have been realized. But she quickly learns that nobody’s past or secrets are safe.

School Tales: A Novel by Sharon Myrick - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

She Writes Press | 9781631524233 | Published August 14, 2018

As is made clear by its five spunky student narrators, high school, the home-base social institution for teenagers, exerts powerful agency over answers to fundamental questions, and is a time of struggle with life’s questions amidst intense pressure to make decisions by graduation and launch into adulthood. Students in SCHOOL TALES, living in a small town of the southern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, encounter a number of personal and public issues. As these students take charge of their learning, the true goal of high school emerges.

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781481472005 | Published August 14, 2018

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne. Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance --- magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch.
The Dark Vault: Unlock the Archive by Victoria Schwab - Fantasy, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368027700 | Published August 14, 2018

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Mackenzie Bishop's grandfather first brought her here four years ago, when she was twelve years old. Now her grandfather is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often violent Histories from waking and getting out. She must lie to the people she loves and knows fear is a useful tool for staying alive.
The Leaving Year by Pam McGaffin - Historical Fiction

SparkPress | 978-1943006816 | Published August 14, 2018

As the Summer of Love comes to an end, 15-year-old Ida Petrovich waits for a father who never comes home. While commercial fishing in Alaska, he is lost at sea, but with no body and no wreckage, Ida and her mother are forced to accept a “presumed” death. Ida sets out on a search for the truth that takes her from Washington to Southeast Alaska, where she works at a salmon cannery and meets a Filipino classmate and a Native Alaskan girl. In this wild, rugged place, Ida begins to understand the bonds that took her father north and why he kept them secret --- a journey of discovery and healing for Ida and her family. 

The Warrior Queen by Emily R. King - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Skyscape | 9781503903371 | Published August 14, 2018

Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts, and the rebels have been banished. Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah. But for Kalinda, this all came with the loss of her childhood home, best friend, and love. Deven is still trapped in the Void, although he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. Deven has lasted longer than most mortals. But when he doesn’t visit her one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out. She will save him even if she has to convince a god to guide her through the Void. 
Reunited by Colleen Houck - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9780399555718 | Published August 21, 2018

Lily is not the girl she once was. Her body is now part human, part lion, and part fairy. And if that isn’t bad enough, she must harness this power of three and become Wasret: a goddess destined to defeat the evil god Seth once and for all. With the help of her old friend Dr. Hassan, Lily departs on her final voyage through the cosmos and across the plains of Egypt. On the journey, she will transform into the being she is destined to become.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Press | 9780545930819 | Published August 28, 2018

At the heart of Bicho Raro, Colorado, you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481481694 | Published August 28, 2018

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah. Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar, Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. But it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

Enhanced (Flying Series) by Carrie Jones - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Tor Teen | 9780765336606 | Published August 28, 2018

Mana has found and rescued her mother, but her work isn’t done yet. Her mother may be out of alien hands, but she’s in a coma, unable to tell anyone what she knows. Mana is ready to take action, but nobody will let her. Lyle seems to want nothing to do with hunting aliens, despite his love of "Doctor Who." Seppie is so desperate to stay out of it, she’s actually leaving town. China, is ignoring Mana's texts, cutting her out of the mission entirely. They all know the alien threat won't stay quiet for long. It’s up to Mana to fight her way back in.

Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg - Fiction, Sex, Sexuality, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338281941 | Published August 28, 2018

Ben Carver is back to normal. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except... There's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there's Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else...and maybe the real normal that Ben needs.

In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250158604 | Published August 28, 2018

Three years ago, Kennedy Rhodes secretly made the most important decision of her life. She declined her acceptance to the prestigious Windsor Academy to attend the local public school with her longtime crush, who had finally asked her out. It seems it was the right choice... until she walks in on Austin kissing her best friend, and she wonders if maybe her life would have been better if she'd made the other choice. As fate would have it, she's about to find out...

Into White by Randi Pink - African American Interest, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Square Fish | 9781250158970 | Published August 28, 2018

LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. After a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were...anything but black. And then a higher power answers her prayer, and suddenly Toya is white, blonde and popular. Now what?

Mean Girls: A Novel by Micol Ostow - Coming of Age, Fiction, Screenplay, Young Adult 12+

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338281958 | Published August 28, 2018

Cady Heron grew up homeschooled in Africa with scientist parents. But when her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, she finds herself a stranger in a strange land: high school.  Suddenly she finds herself sucked into Girl World as a new member of the social elite dubbed "The Plastics." Cady discovers that unlike the wild, Girl World doesn't have any rules. Turns out, life in high school might be even more brutal than a showdown on the Savannah. This retelling of the cult classic film includes tons of extra, never-before-seen bonus content.

Night Flights: A Mortal Engines Collection by Philip Reeve and Ian McQue - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Press | 9781338289701 | Published August 28, 2018

In a dangerous future world where gigantic, motorized cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator dares. But Anna Fang --- pilot, adventurer, spy --- isn't afraid. The three stories in NIGHT FLIGHTS show gripping, moving, exciting moments in Anna Fang's life: her childhood as a slave aboard the moving city Arkangel, a showdown against a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of control and her free life as an intelligence agent for the Anti-Traction league...

Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall) by Aden Polydoros - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Entangled: Teen | 9781640631892 | Published August 28, 2018

The Academy stole everything from Hades. Leaving bodies in his wake, he finds two other ex-assassins doing the same thing. Tyler and Shannon once killed for The Academy. Now they’re tracking and hunting down its scientists. So why is The Academy only after Hades? Shannon will do whatever it takes to protect Tyler, even if it means teaming up with a former rival. While she seeks answers to her past, Tyler wants to learn the truth about the mysterious white room. Hades simply wants revenge. They all need answers, even if it means returning to the organization where it all started.

Riding Chance by Christine Kendall - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues

Scholastic Press | 9780545924054 | Published August 28, 2018

Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. And wanting to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he's forced to endure something that's worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine --- he's "sentenced" to the local city stables where he's made to take care of horses. The greatest punishment has been trying to make sense of things since his mom died but, through his work with the horses, he discovers a sport totally unknown to him --- polo. Troy has to figure out which friends have his back, which kids to cut loose, and whether he and Alisha have a true connection.

Riverdale Student Handbook (Official) by Jenne Simon - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338298956 | Published August 28, 2018

The Riverdale High student handbook looks like an ordinary introduction to the high school. There's class photos and a campus map and student guidelines from Principal Weatherbee. But what you really need to know about Riverdale can't be found in an official handbook. Luckily, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and other classmates have gotten hold of the guide. They've slipped in classified student records, private notes and secret photos and scribbled their own notes with tips on surviving Riverdale High.

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Bantam | 9780345540003 | Published August 28, 2018

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, which turns out to be a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder --- although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.