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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

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062820228 | Published October 30, 2018

Nathan Bird doesn’t believe in happy endings. Although he’s the ultimate film buff and an aspiring screenwriter, Nate’s seen the demise of too many relationships to believe that happy endings exist in real life. Playing it safe to avoid a broken heart has been his MO ever since his father died and left his mom to unravel. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And in a twist that is rom-com-worthy, someone does come along: Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend.
Where She Fell by Kaitlin Ward - Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Point | 9781338230079 | Published October 30, 2018

Eliza knows the legends about the swamp near her house --- that people have fallen into sinkholes, never to be seen again, maybe even falling to the center of the earth. As an aspiring geologist, she knows the last part is impossible. But when her best friends drag her onto the uneven ground anyway, Eliza knows to be worried. And when the earth opens under her feet, there isn't even time to say I told you so. As she scrambles through one cave, which leads to another and another, Eliza finds herself in an impossible world --- where a small group of people survive underground, running from vicious creatures, eating giant bugs and creating their own subterranean society. 

You Are the Everything by Karen Rivers - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616208158 | Published October 30, 2018

When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It’s as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, as perfect as it can be when you’ve literally fallen out of the sky and landed hard on the side of a mountain --- until suddenly it isn’t. YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING is a story about the fates we yearn for, the fates we choose and the fates that are chosen for us.

Paperback

Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Poetry

Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807517383 | Published October 1, 2018

In early 1942, thirteen-year-old Mina Masako Tagawa and her Japanese-American family are sent from their home in Seattle to an internment camp in Idaho. What do you do when your home country treats you like an enemy? This memorable and powerful novel in verse, written by award-winning author Mariko Nagai, explores the nature of fear, the value of acceptance, and the beauty of life.

(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health by Kelly Jensen - Anthology, Essays, Mental Health, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616207816 | Published October 2, 2018

In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY is a conversation starter and guide to better understanding how our mental health affects us. 33 writers, athletes and artists offer essays, lists, comics and illustrations that explore their personal experiences with mental illness. If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in and let’s get talking.
Ally (Nemesis, Book 2) by Anna Banks - Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250180759 | Published October 2, 2018

Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Since their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, they must use their own trusted resources to find common ground. But when traitors with powerful allies arise from unexpected places, Tarik and Sepora face challenges that will change both of their kingdoms forever. Will they learn whom to trust in time to save their kingdoms, their relationship and even their lives?
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - Children's, Children's 10-14, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368036986 | Published October 2, 2018

Twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous --- and extremely high-tech --- fairies. He kidnaps one of them, Holly Short, and holds her for ransom in an effort to restore his family's fortune. But he may have underestimated the fairies' powers. Is he about to trigger a cross-species war?

Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassin, Book 2 by Robin LaFevers - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328567666 | Published October 2, 2018

Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped.

Feral Pride by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick Press | 9781536203677 | Published October 2, 2018

Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla’s transformation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see. Suddenly she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat and --- along with fellow cat Yoshi, lion-possum Clyde, and human Aimee --- a hunted fugitive. Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war. In retaliation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species.

Follow Me (The Amateurs, Book 2) by Sara Shepard - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781484746363 | Published October 2, 2018

It was the perfect night for a party. That is, until twenty-one-year-old Chelsea Dawson disappeared. The social media star was last seen enjoying a beautiful summer night at the Jersey Shore with her friends. But after an explosive fight with her ex-boyfriend, she vanished without a trace. When Seneca, Maddox, Aerin, and Madison hear about the suspected kidnapping, they notice a jarring detail about the victim: she looks exactly like Aerin's sister, Helena, who was killed five years earlier. Seneca is convinced she knows who killed Helena, and she can't shake the feeling that the same person has taken Chelsea.

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 by Robin LaFevers - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328567659 | Published October 2, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain. But when she learns the god of Death Himself has chosen her for a special task, she realizes that a second life for her may spell the end for others.

Immortal Reign: A Falling Kingdoms Novel by Morgan Rhodes - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9781595148254 | Published October 2, 2018

In the epic conclusion to the Falling Kingdoms series, sworn enemies must become allies as they fight to save Mytica. Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. Lucia knows there's something special about her daughter and she'll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone. Amara is called back home to Kraeshia where Grandma Cortas promises her power, revenge and dominance. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land.

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Music, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481477680 | Published October 2, 2018

Neo loves music, and all she ever wanted was a life sharing this passion, on the radio. When she meets Tale, the lead singer in a local South African band, their shared love of music grows. So does their love for each other. But not everyone approves. Then Neo lands her dream job of working at a popular radio station, and she discovers that using your voice is sometimes harder than expected, and there are always consequences.

Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie Fishbane - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Penguin Teen | 9780143191261 | Published October 2, 2018

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery has a dream: to go to college and become a writer. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. But life changes for Maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter. Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother's plans for her, which threaten Maud's future -- and her happiness forever.

Messenger by Lois Lowry - Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328466204 | Published October 2, 2018

Trouble is brewing in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on welcoming strangers, Village will soon be cut off to all outsiders. As one of the few able to traverse the forbidding Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter Kira to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest is now hostile to Matty as well. Now he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man Written by Jason Reynolds with illustrations by Kadir Nelson. - Adventure, Comic Books, Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 12+

Marvel Press | 9781484788509 | Published October 2, 2018

Miles Morales is just your average teenager: chilling out playing video games with his best friend, crushing on beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities, but he can't shake the nightmares that continue to haunt him or the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher's lectures. After his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, his neighborhood and himself at risk. It's time for Miles to suit up.

Mortal Heart: His Fair Assassin, Book 3 by Robin LaFevers - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 16+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328567673 | Published October 2, 2018

Annith has patiently awaited her own turn to serve Death as an assassin of St. Mortain. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the convent. Annith decides to strike out on her own. She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has.
Nothing by Annie Barrows - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062668240 | Published October 2, 2018

Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don’t have flowing red hair, and hot romantic encounters never happen. They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year, she’s surprised to find that being 15 isn’t as boring as she thought. It’s weird, heartbreaking, silly and complicated. And maybe, just perfect.

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden - Fantasy, Fiction, Futuristic, Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

First Second | 9781250178138 | Published October 2, 2018

Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love --- only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance and an epic quest for love.
Otherworld (Last Reality, Book 1) by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller - Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Friendship, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Ember | 9781101939352 | Published October 2, 2018

Otherworld introduces you to sensations you’d never be able to feel in real life. You discover what’s been missing --- because it’s taboo or illegal or because you lack the guts to do it for real. And when you find out what’s missing, it’s almost impossible to let it go again. There are no screens. There are no controls. In this new reality, there are no laws to break or rules to obey. You can live your best life. Indulge every desire. This is Otherworld --- a virtual reality game so addictive you’ll never want it to end. And Simon has just discovered that for some, it might not.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer - Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 14+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250180636 | Published October 2, 2018

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies --- humans with extraordinary abilities --- who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice --- and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.

Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow) by Pintip Dunn - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Entangled: Teen | 9781640634152 | Published October 2, 2018

Olivia Dresden is a precognitive. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. No one is more conflicted than her mother, and Olivia can only watch as Chairwoman Dresden chooses the dark, destructive course every time. Yet Olivia remains fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be. But when the chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, the striking and strong-willed boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia sees a vision of her own imminent death…at Ryder’s hand.
The Lost Causes by Alyssa Schwartz and Jessica Etting - Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+

Kids Can Press | 9781525301339 | Published October 2, 2018

They're the kids that no one knows. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they're out of other options. Their therapist promises this support group will help them heal. There's only one problem: she's not a therapist. And that water she offers? It contains a dangerous serum that gives them psychic powers. Sabrina, Gabby, Z, Justin and Andrew are to help the FBI solve the grisly murder that has rocked their small town with their powers. As they close in on the murderer, they expose a much larger conspiracy that puts them directly in harm's way and makes them wonder who they can trust. 

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062484888 | Published October 2, 2018

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. And even though Eden has lost everything to them, she refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.
 
The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult 16+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250127617 | Published October 2, 2018

When Ichabod arrives in Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina is instantly drawn to him. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina --- unlike her childhood friend-turned-enemy, Brom. Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together until Ichabod disappears. Enlisting the help of her friend --- and rumored witch --- Charlotte, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod's disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional means.