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August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 22nd and August 29th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of August 22nd in Hardcover

August 23rd

NOCTURNE: A Clare de Lune Novel, by Christine Johnson
Claire has been fully initiated into her family’s pack of female werewolves, but when a new girl arrives, everything starts to unravel. If Claire’s secret gets out, it breaks all the rules of the pack, and the consequences may be more than Claire can handle.
Simon Pulse * ISBN: 9781442407763

THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore

They caught Number One, Two and Three. They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio --- and failed. Here is the story of Number Seven --- one of six still alive.
HarperCollins * ISBN: 9780061974557

THE PROJECT by Brian Falkner

It begins with a book, the most boring book in the world, a book so boring no one could ever read it --- the perfect place to hide a dangerous secret.
Random House Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780375869457

SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce

As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316068659

THIS DARK ENDEAVOR: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, by Kenneth Oppel

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures --- until the day their adventures turn all too real.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9781442403154


On Sale the Week of August 22nd in Paperback

August 23rd

THE GOOD HORSE by Jane Smiley
Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters from THE GEORGES AND THE JEWELS.
Yearling/Random House * ISBN: 9780375862304

I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore

Nine aliens with superpowers came to Earth. Their plan was to grow, train, become one, and fight. But then they started being hunted, until it was Number Four’s turn to survive.
HarperCollins * ISBN: 9780061969577

VIRALS by Kathy Reichs

When a group of ragtag teens is exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus, it changes their lives. As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a murder.
Razorbill/Penguin Young Readers Group * ISBN: 9781595144263


On Sale the Week of August 29th in Hardcover

August 30th

THE GRAY WOLF THRONE: A Seven Realms Novel, Book Three by Cinda Williams Chima
When Han Alister finds his friend Rebecca Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, he knows that nothing matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers.
Disney-Hyperion * ISBN: 9781423118251

September 1st

BRONXWOOD by Coe Booth

Tyrell can see the crash that's coming --- with his dad, with the rest of his family, with the girls he's seeing --- but he's not sure he can stop it. Or if he even wants to.
Push/Scholastic * ISBN: 9780439925341


In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged, and two thirds of the population are left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few who survived.
Scholastic Press * ISBN: 9780545290142


On Sale the Week of August 29th in Paperback

August 29th


When the Yankees arrive in Roswell, Georgia, spunky Leigh Ann Conners places a French flag upon the family’s mill. She hopes the Yankees will then spare the mill from destruction, but her actions have disastrous results.
Graphia Books * ISBN: 9780547549996

MY VICKSBURG by Ann Rinaldi

Claire Louise and her Confederate family flee their home as Union soldiers. When she discovers her brother, a doctor, tending to a Confederate soldier, Claire Louise is forced to make a difficult choice between family and friends.
Graphia Books * ISBN: 9780547550008

August 30th

HALO by Alexandra Adornetto

Three angels are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human.
Feiwel & Friends * ISBN: 9780312674366

THE MARK by Jen Nadol

Cassie has always seen the mark --- a soft glow like candlelight --- but she only just discovered what it means. A marked person will die within 24 hours.
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books * ISBN: 9781599906607

September 1st

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Siobhan Vivian

Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices --- and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.
Scholastic Paperbacks * ISBN: 9780545169165


When intelligent, hearing-impaired Tamika Sykes meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers, and Jimmi, a homeless vet who is shunned by the rest of the community, her life takes an unexpected turn.
Speak/Penguin Young Readers Group * ISBN: 9780142419823