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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 2017


Blight by Alexandra Duncan - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062396990 | Published August 1, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm north of Atlanta, Georgia, since she was found outside its gates at the age of five. Now she’s part of the security force guarding the fence and watching for scavengers --- people who would rather steal genetically engineered food from the Company than work for it. When a group of such rebels accidentally sets off an explosion in the research compound, it releases into the air a blight that kills every living thing in its path --- including humans.

Genius: The Con by Leopoldo Gout - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250045829 | Published August 1, 2017

Pursued by the police, the FBI, and most dangerous of all, Kiran Biswas, visionary CEO and evil mastermind, three teen geniuses have to move fast and stay low as they race to find a missing brother, stop a vicious warlord and save the world.

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman - Animals , Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Swoon Reads | 9781250111166 | Published August 1, 2017

After his father’s stroke, Max Holden isn't himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows she shouldn't let him kiss her. But she can’t resist, but Jill swears it'll never happen again. The two starts spending more and more time together. And even though her father disapproves and Max has a girlfriend, not kissing Max is easier said than done. Will Jill follow her heart and allow their friendship to blossom into something more, or will she listen to her head and stop kissing Max Holden once and for all?

Love is Both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody - Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues

Roaring Brook Press | 9781626726888 | Published August 1, 2017

Levon Grady and Samantha Vash are both students at an alternative high school for high-achieving but troubled teens. They have been chosen for a year-long project where they write their life stories and collect interviews from people who know them. The only rule is 100% confidentiality: they will share their work only with each other. What happens will transform their lives. Told from the perspectives of Levon, Sam and all the people who know them best, this is a love story infused with science and the exploration of identity.

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

Marvel Press | 9781484787489 | Published August 1, 2017

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.

Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart - Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Candlewick | 9780763688455 | Published August 1, 2017

Ten years after Earth sent messages out into deep space, there has been an answer. Music from a distant planet has reached our radios. Are aliens about to invade? No one knows, and almost-eighteen-year-old Derek doesn’t really care because at a wild end-of-the-world party, Jennifer Novak invites him to play beer pong. And things...progress from there. Derek is in love. Deeply, hopelessly in love. But Jenny has other plans, and they may or may not include Derek. He’ll try anything to win her, even soliciting advice from the alien who shows up in his hometown. But is Derek willing to risk starting an interstellar war just to get the girl?

Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633756854 | Published August 1, 2017

Tyler Bennett trusts no one, but when strange things start happening, he starts to wonder if he can even trust himself. Even the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down.

Solo Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Blink | 9780310761839 | Published August 1, 2017

Blade Morrison knows the life of a rock star isn’t really about the glitz and glamour. Nothing can’t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun. Now, Blade is left to figure out life with the help of his mentor, Robert, his girlfriend Chapel, and his music. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself.

Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544609570 | Published August 1, 2017

For the first time in her life, Hope Walton has friends...and a (maybe) boyfriend. She’s a Viator, a member of a long line of time-traveling ancestors. When the Viators learn of a plan to steal a dangerous device from the inventor Nikola Tesla, only a race into the past can save the natural timeline from utter destruction. Navigating the glitterati of The Gilded Age in 1895 New York City, Hope and her crew will discover that high society can be as deadly as it is beautiful.

Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond - Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Switch Press | 9781630790769 | Published August 1, 2017

When 114 people suddenly disappear from Roanoke Island in present day, it seems history is repeating itself and an unlikely pair of seventeen-year-olds might be the only hope of bringing the missing back. Miranda Blackwood, a member of one of island's most infamous families, and Grant Rawling, the sherrif's son, find themselves at the center of the mystery. As the unlikely pair works to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony, they must dodge everyone from the authorities to long-dead alchemists as they race against time to save everyone before they too are gone for good.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062299468 | Published August 1, 2017

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life --- she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250094261 | Published August 1, 2017

Winter didn't ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she's the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through the wood's portals. The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must now put her trust in Henry --- a young man from eighteenth century England who knows more than he should about the wood --- in order to find the truth and those they've lost.

These Things I've Done by Rebecca Phillips - Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062570901 | Published August 1, 2017

BEFORE: Dara and Aubrey have been inseparable since they became best friends in sixth grade. Dara is the fearless one, Aubrey the prodigy, yet despite their differences, they support each other unconditionally. However, as they begin their sophomore year of high school, cracks in their friendship begin to form, testing the bond they always thought was unbreakable. AFTER: It's been fifteen months since the accident that killed Aubrey, and not a day goes by that Dara isn't racked with guilt over her role in her best friend's death.

Truthers by Geoffrey Girard - Fiction, Political Thriller, Politics, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Lerner | 9781512427790 | Published August 1, 2017

Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know what really happened. He insists the attacks were part of a government conspiracy. And he claims that Katie is living proof: the lone survivor of a massive cover-up. Hoping to free her dad, Katie sets out to investigate his bizarre claims. Soon she's drawn into the strange and secretive world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists known as the Truthers. What is fact and what is fiction? Katie no longer knows what to believe.

Venturess by Betsy Cornwell - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Clarion Books | 9780544319271 | Published August 1, 2017

The young inventor Nicolette Lampton is living her own fairy-tale happy ending. She's free of her horrible stepfamily, running a successful business, and is uninterested in marrying the handsome prince, Fin. Instead, she, Fin, and their friend Caro venture to the lush land of Faerie, where they seek to put an end to the bloody war their kingdom is waging. Mechanical armies and dark magic await them as they uncover devastating secrets about the past and fight for a real, lasting happily-ever-after for two troubled countries --- and for themselves.

We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

Dial Books | 9780735227828 | Published August 1, 2017

Sam Walsh had been missing for three years. His older sister, Beth, thought he was dead. His childhood friend, Josh, thought it was all his fault. They were the last two people to see him alive. Until now. Because Sam has been found, and he’s coming home. Beth desperately wants to understand what happened to her brother, but her family refuses to talk about it --- even though Sam is clearly still affected by the abuse he faced at the hands of his captor. And as Sam starts to confide in Josh about his past, Josh can’t admit the truths he’s hidden deep within himself.

When I Am Through with You by Stephanie Kuehn - Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Dutton Books for Young Readers | 9781101994733 | Published August 1, 2017

Ben Gibson is many things, but he’s not sorry and he’s not a liar. He will tell you exactly about what happened on what started as a simple school camping trip in the mountains. About who lived and who died. About who killed and who had the best of intentions. But he’s going to tell you in his own time. Because after what happened on that mountain, time is the one thing he has plenty of.  Smart, dark, and twisty, WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU will leave readers wondering what it really means to do the right thing.
Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250058812 | Published August 8, 2017

Sixteen year-old Echo Stone finds out she’s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids. There’s just one problem: she’s not an orphan. Soon, she escapes...only to find out that her home is sealed off by crime scene tape and that her parents car drives away...right through her. Her parents are alive, but she is not. A ghost desperate to get her life back and reconnect with the living, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn’t quite the girl she thought she was.

Goodnight, Boy by Nikki Sheehan - Animals , Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Oneworld Publications | 9781786072108 | Published August 8, 2017

The kennel has been JC’s home ever since his new adoptive father locked him inside. For hours on end, JC sits and tells his dog Boy how he came to this country: his family; the orphanage and the Haitian earthquake that swept everything away. When his adoptive mother Melanie rescues him, life starts to feel normal again. Until JC does something bad and his new father banishes JC and Boy to the kennel. But as his new father gets sicker, JC realizes they have to find a way out. And so begins a stunning story of a boy, a dog and their journey to freedom.

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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374380762 | Published August 8, 2017

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...

League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510707351 | Published August 8, 2017

At the funeral for his deadbeat father, seventeen year-old Jasper finds out he is the sole surviving descendant of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history. Then he learns that his father’s death was no accident. Jasper is at the center of a secret war that has been going on for centuries. His only hope to escape his dangerous fate is to take up the research his father was pursuing, to clear Arnold’s name. But if Jasper doesn’t find a way to uncover the evidence his father was hunting for, he may end up paying for the sins of his forefathers with his own life.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316349000 | Published August 8, 2017

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her bipolar stepbrother Lionel before he hurts himself or worse.

Reunited by Colleen Houck - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Press | 9780399555688 | Published August 8, 2017

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.

Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781507202807 | Published August 8, 2017

It’s bad enough that Samantha’s parents, charter members of the Northern Ohio Bigfoot Society, have dragged their daughter around forever, hunting for yetis. But now they’re doing it on national TV, and worse, in front of an aristocratic prep-school crew including a boy who disdains Samantha’s family. But when he scorns her humble Ohio roots, she becomes determined to take him down. As they go to war, their friction and attraction almost distract them from the hint that Sasquatch may actually be out there somewhere...
Omega (Infinity Division) by Jus Accardo - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Entangled: Teen | 9781633758254 | Published August 1, 2017

One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson. Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission --- and their lives --- in danger.