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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.

September 2018

Hardcover

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White - Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Press | 978-0525577942 | Published September 25, 2018

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets...until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, a solitary boy who has everything --- except a friend. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth's survival depends on managing Victor's temper and entertaining his every whim, but behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive...as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. 

The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century by Neal Bascomb - Education, History, Military, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Arthur A. Levine Books | 1338140345 | Published September 25, 2018

At the height of World War I, as battles raged in the trenches and in the air, another struggle for survival was being waged in the most notorious POW camp in all of Germany: Holzminden. A land-locked Alcatraz of sorts, it was home to the most troublesome Allied prisoners ---and the most talented at escape. Illustrated with incredible photographs, THE GRAND ESCAPE tells the remarkable tale of a band of pilots who, 100 years ago, pulled off an ingenious plan and made it out of enemy territory in the biggest breakout of WWI, inspiring their countrymen in the darkest hours of the war.

The Tomb: A Novel by S. A. Bodeen - Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 978-1250055552 | Published September 25, 2018

Kiva thought she was growing up in ancient Alexandria. That's what she and all her classmates had been led to believe by their parents. It turns out she was living in virtual reality, in a sleep chamber in deep space, and three years ago, her best friend Seth woke up. Now it's her turn to join him. Together, Kiva and Seth must take an escape shuttle to search for the engine part their home ship needs to keep running. But it's been a long time since the Krakatoa has communicated with any of the other three ships harboring human civilization. Kiva and Seth are not sure what they'll find if and when they finally make contact.

The War Outside by Monica Hesse - Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 978-0316316699 | Published September 25, 2018

It's 1944 and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado --- until they were uprooted to a "family internment camp" in Crystal City, Texas for colluding with the enemy. When Haruko and Margot meet, they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her father, who she knows is keeping something from her. And Margot is doing everything she can to keep her family whole as her mother's health deteriorates and her rational, patriotic father becomes a man who distrusts America and fraternizes with Nazis. With everything around them falling apart, Margot and Haruko find solace in their growing, secret friendship. But in a prison the government has deemed full of spies, can they trust anyone --- even each other?

Unstoppable Moses: A Novel by Tyler James Smith - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Flatiron Books | 9781250138545 | Published September 25, 2018

Unstoppable Moses: A Novel by Tyler James Smith - Coming of Age, Crime, Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Flatiron Books | 978-1250138545 | Published September 25, 2018

Moses and his cousin Charlie were best friends, wisecracking pranksters, unstoppable forces of teenage energy --- until the night they became accidental arsonists and set in motion a chain of events that left Moses alone, guilt-stricken and most likely trapped in his dead-end town. Then Moses gets a lucky break: the chance to volunteer as a camp counselor for week and prove that the incident at the bowling alley should be expunged from his record. And since a criminal record and enrollment at Duke are mutually exclusive, he’s determined to get through his community service and get on with his life. But tragedy seems to follow him wherever he goes, and this time, it might just stop him in his tracks.

Witch Born by Nicholas Bowling - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Chicken House | 978-1338277531 | Published September 25, 2018

Alyce's mother has just been burnt at the stake for practicing witchcraft. With only a thin set of instructions and a witch’s mommet for guidance, Alyce must face the world that she’s been sealed off from --- a world of fear and superstition. With a witch hunter fast on her trail, she’ll need the help of an innkeeper and a boy looking to discover the truth behind his own mother's past. But as her journey continues, another war rages: a hidden war of the supernatural, of the living and the dead. Alyce finds herself thrown unwillingly into the conflict. 

Paperback

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

Switch Press | 9781630790776 | Published September 1, 2018

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.

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Speak | 9780735227439 | Published September 4, 2018

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is fine with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more a curse than a gift. As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Speak | 9780399546600 | Published September 4, 2018

Ever since Esther’s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther doesn’t know what her great fear is yet, so she keeps a list of potential phobias, or worst nightmares, in her pocket. When Esther is pickpocketed by an old classmate named Jonah, he discovers her list and the two become friends. Jonah sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn’t counted on: love.

Apex (Hunter) by Mercedes Lackey - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484747858 | Published September 4, 2018

Being a member of the Elite Hunter Command imperils Joy in more ways than one. Joy manages to smuggle her ex-boyfriend Josh away to safety after he suspects he'll be the next victim in Abigail Drift's experiences, but he cannot evade her forever. As Joy faces ever more powerful Othersiders, she is helped by the most surprising ally imaginable --- the same Folk Mage she once met in battle on the train to Apex City. But can Joy trust the most cunning and treacherous of all Othersiders?

Bang by Barry Lyga - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316315517 | Published September 4, 2018

Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one --- not even Sebastian himself --- can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, 10 years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend --- Aneesa --- to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out.

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9780448493916 | Published September 4, 2018

Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat a sin of a member of the royal family, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves --- and his own life.

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062656872 | Published September 4, 2018

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. 
Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250076977 | Published September 4, 2018

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive, but instead of divvying up the reward, they’re fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A battle for revenge and redemption will be waged on the city’s streets that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Ember | 9781101939529 | Published September 4, 2018

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. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. 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, with the windows rolled down and the music turned way 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.

Doing Time: Notes from the Undergrad by Rob Thomas and Leopoldo Macaya - Fiction, Short Stories, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 978-1534430099 | Published September 4, 2018

Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars, revisits Slave Day’s Robert E. Lee High School in this short story collection filled with provocative, clever humor and surprises at every turn. Each student at Robert E. Lee High School is required to perform two hundred hours of community service in order to graduate. Their responses to the assignment are as varied as the organizations for which they volunteer.
Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E. C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, and Brandy Colbert - Anthology, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781481491129 | Published September 4, 2018

Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson. At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor-education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come all walks of life, and were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks hiking, working, learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food.
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Jimmy Patterson | 9780316551670 | Published September 4, 2018

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London. Together with Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine. But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the familiar murders. 

Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Kids Can Press | 978-1525301421 | Published September 4, 2018

Serena Fuentes won't waste one moment of her trip to Paris. She has it all mapped out, right down to the photos she will take, and the last thing she wants is a change in plans. Yet suddenly she's touring the city with Jean-Luc, a French friend of her sister's boyfriend. He has to take pictures of his own if he ever hopes to pass his photography class, and his project totally slows Serena down. One minute they're bickering, the next minute they're bonding ... and soon they're exploring corners of Paris together that Serena never imagined. 

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781534432307 | Published September 4, 2018

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Fire Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles. Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark --- who was captured by the faeries five years ago --- has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind --- and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it.

Nobody Real by Steven Camden - Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Harper Collins Childs | 978-0008206796 | Published September 4, 2018

Marcie is real. With real problems. For years she has been hitching a ride on the train of her best friend Cara’s life. Now there’s only one more summer until they’re off to college together. Just like they planned. But Marcie has a secret, and time is running out for her to decide what she really wants. Years ago, Thor was also Marcie’s friend before she cast him out, back to his own world. Time is running out for him too. If he doesn’t make a decision soon, he’s going to face the fade. But Thor is not real. And that’s a real problem ...

Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter - Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Harlequin Teen | 978-1335139726 | Published September 4, 2018

Years ago, a tragic accident robbed me of my mother and emotions. Because I find beauty in darkness and thrive outside social norms, I’ve been labeled a “freak” at school. I know my continued apathy hurts my loved ones, but I’m not about to change. Nothing will ever hurt me again. Then I wake up in an alternate reality…and everything else has changed. Goth is in. I’m considered cool, and my archenemy --- the formerly popular Mercedes --- is the freak. But my real friends won’t talk to me...and the new boy is getting under my skin. As my world spins out of control, I’m desperate to return to normal. But the more time that passes, the less I’m sure what “normal” really is.

Plague Land: Reborn by Alex Scarrow - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492660231 | Published September 4, 2018

Two years ago, a virus hit London, killing thousands of people and driving the rest into hiding. But Leon has somehow survived, making it through two harsh winters. Now he's living on the fragile hope that the freezing snow and ice of the English climate wiped out the virus for good. Word even reaches Leon of a rescue boat on its way. But all is not as safe as it seems. The virus has been busy...
Protected by Claire Zorn - Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492660910 | Published September 4, 2018

When Hannah's sister dies in a car crash, she has to face some harsh truths: 1. Katie will always be fifteen, which means Hannah will become the older sister. 2. Hannah's life has somehow become easier after Katie's death. (No one wants to bully the girl whose sister died.) 3. Hannah's testimony about what happened in the car that day is the only thing standing between her father and a possible criminal conviction. Through her storm of grief, guilt, and silent suffering, something unexpected happens. Hannah meets a potential friend, possibly her first.