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September 7, 2011

September 7, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of September 5th and September 12th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of September 5th in Hardcover

September 5th

THE SHATTERING by Karen Healey
Seventeen-year-old Keri wasn’t prepared for her brother's suicide. When her childhood friend Janna tells her it was murder, Keri wants to believe her. As they dig deeper, disturbing facts begin to pile up.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316125727

SHUT OUT by Kody Keplinger
At Hamilton High, there’s a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike.
Poppy/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316175562

September 6th

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for 16-year-old Anya Balanchine, daughter of a dead crime boss, life is fairly routine --- until she finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight.
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780374302108

Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality.
HarperTeen * ISBN: 9780061985799

CITY OF ORPHANS written by Avi, illustrated by Greg Ruth
The streets of 1893 New York are full of life. If you are a newsboy like 13-year-old Maks Geless, you need to watch out for Bruno, leader of the Plug Ugly Gang, whose shadowy, sinister boss is plotting to take control of all the newsies on the lower East Side.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9781416971023

DEAR BULLY: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories, edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones
Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying --- as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators --- in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.
HarperTeen * ISBN: 9780062060983

To the teens of Steepleton, Chris is nothing more than history --- but to Justin Creed, who's obsessed with his older brother’s memory and balancing on the edge of sanity, discovering what really happened to Chris Creed is a matter of life and death.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * ISBN: 9780152047597

SHELTER: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, by Harlan Coben
A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train-wreck of a life is finally improving --- until Ashley vanishes without a trace.
Putnam Juvenile * ISBN: 9780399256509

SWEET VENOM by Tera Lynn Childs
Grace is excited to start over at a new school, though it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins * ISBN: 9780062001818

September 8th

STAY WITH ME by Paul Griffin
Fifteen-year-olds Cece and Mack didn't expect to fall in love. But soon they're spending every moment together --- until Mack makes a horrible mistake, and in just a few minutes, the future they'd planned becomes impossible.
Dial Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780803734487


On Sale the Week of September 5th in Paperback

September 5th

JANE by April Lindner
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn --- a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback.
Poppy/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316084192

MONSTER HIGH by Lisi Harrison
Created just 15 days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and prom.
Poppy/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316176217

RECKLESS by Cornelia Funke
Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. But life in this other world is about to change.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316056076

As a child laborer many centuries ago, Larten Crepsley did his job well and without complaint --- until the day the foreman killed his cousin as an example to the other children.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316078627

September 6th

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange new girl in school. Soon she discovers the shocking truth about Mallory and her magnetic older brother Ryland --- they are from the faerie realm, here to collect on an age-old debt.
Speak/Penguin Young Readers Group * ISBN: 9780142419748

SAPPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher
Finn has escaped Incarceron only to find that he must defend his right to the throne from another challenger. His life and Claudia's hang on Finn convincing the Court that he is the lost prince.
Firebird/Penguin Young Readers Group * ISBN: 9780142419793
On Sale the Week of September 12th in Hardcover

September 13th

AFTER OBSESSION by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel
Aimee and Alan have secrets. But when they meet each other, in a cold Maine town, they can't stop their secrets from spilling out.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * ISBN: 9781599906812

Jack Catcher's parents are dead --- his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart --- and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. Delacorte Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780385739313

BLOOD WOUNDS by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * ISBN: 9780547496382

Jack Gantos’s plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents. But plenty of excitement is coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a feisty old neighbor with a most unusual chore.
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780374379933

DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER written by Bill Willingham, illustrated by Mark Buckingham
Max “the Wolf” is a top notch Boy Scout, an expert at orienteering and a master of being prepared. So it is a little odd that he suddenly finds himself, with no recollection of his immediate past, lost in an unfamiliar wood.
Starscape * ISBN: 9780765327925

DRINK, SLAY, LOVE by Sarah Beth Durst
Pearl is a 16-year-old vampire, fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil --- until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn.
Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster * ISBN: 9781442423732

EVERY YOU, EVERY ME written by David Levithan, photographs by Jonathan Farmer
In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs --- some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him, messing with him, threatening him.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780375860980

FATEFUL by Claudia Gray
Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is on the RMS Titanic headed to America, where she plans to strike out and create a new life. Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly.
HarperTeen * ISBN: 9780062006202

FROST by Marianna Baer
Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school starts with a cruel shock: Frost House, the cozy Victorian dorm where she and her best friends chose to live, has been assigned an unexpected roommate --- confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar.
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
* ISBN: 9780061799495

Del is a good kid who's been caught in horrible circumstances. At 17, he's trying to put his life together after an incident in his past that made him a social outcast --- and a felon.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * ISBN: 9781599906409

THE ISLE OF BLOOD by Rick Yancey
When Dr. Warthrop goes hunting the "Holy Grail of Monstrumology" with his eager new assistant, Arkwright, he leaves Will Henry in New York. But when Arkwright returns claiming that the doctor is dead, Will is devastated --- and not convinced.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9781416984528

MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
No one gets into Modelland without being asked. And with her untamable hair, large forehead, and gawky body, Tookie De La Crème isn’t expecting an invitation. But someone has plans for Tookie.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780385740593

PERFECT by Ellen Hopkins
A riveting and startling companion to the bestselling IMPULSE, Ellen Hopkins's PERFECT exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up and grow into our own skins, our own selves.
Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster * ISBN: 9781416983248

A PLAGUE YEAR by Edward Bloor
It's 2001 and zombies have taken over Tom's town. Meth zombies. The drug rips through Blackwater, PA, with a ferocity and a velocity that overwhelms everyone.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780375856815

SO SILVER BRIGHT: Théâtre Illuminata, Act III by Lisa Mantchev
All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own, and she’s close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a vengeful sea goddess and a mysterious queen.
Feiwel & Friends * ISBN: 9780312380984

WISDOM’S KISS by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Magic, cunning, and one very special cat join forces in this hilarious tale told in diaries, letters, encyclopedia entries, and even a play, all seamlessly stitched together.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * ISBN: 9780547566870

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick
Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.
Scholastic Press * ISBN: 9780545027892

YOU AGAINST ME by Jenny Downham
When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the offense, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.
David Fickling Books/Random House * ISBN: 9780385751605


September 15th

AS I WAKE by Elizabeth Scott
Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them --- and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.
Dutton Juvenile * ISBN: 9780525422099


On Sale the Week of September 12th in Paperback

September 13th

While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancé to rescue her husband from a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9781416984511

ENCHANTED IVY by Sarah Beth Durst
Lily dreams of going to Princeton, but then a gargoyle tells her that there are two Princetons --- the ordinary one and a magical one. Even more secrets surround Lily. Worse secrets.
Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster * ISBN: 9781416986461

RAVEN SUMMER by David Almond
Liam and his friend Max are playing in their neighborhood when the call of a bird leads them out into a field beyond their town. There, they find a baby lying alone atop a pile of stones --- with a note pinned to her clothing.
Ember/Random House * ISBN: 9780385738071

THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner
In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, shelter and safety --- until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.
Ember/Random House * ISBN: 9780385738767

When Boaz walks through the front door after his tour of duty in the Middle East is over, Levi knows there’s something wrong. Boaz is home, safe. But Levi's brother is not the same.
Ember/Random House * ISBN: 9780375844560

September 15th

THE JULIAN GAME by Adele Griffin
Never part of the in-crowd, Raye is thrilled when popular girl Ella Parker starts to show interest in her. So when Ella proposes an online prank on her ex, Julian Kilgarry, Raye is more than happy to play along.
Speak/Penguin Young Readers Group * ISBN: 9780142419731