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October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 3rd and October 10th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of October 3rd in Hardcover

October 3rd

Lucky Lindeman’s family still reels from the fact that his grandfather never returned from the Vietnam War. Yet Lucky has a dream that he can be the hero who saves his family. Or is it a reality?
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316129282


Larten Crepsley is forced to make a choice: hide in the shadows of the human world, or take his place among the vampire clan and protect those weaker than himself. But enemies are waiting, traps are laid, and Larten's path is bound to be strewn with bodies.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316078702

October 4th

Upon moving to London, Janie befriends Benjamin Burrows, the son of a mysterious apothecary. When Benjamin’s father disappears, they must use the apothecary’s sacred book to find him, while at the same time avoiding his enemies.
Putnam Juvenile * 9780399256271

EVE by Anna Carey
In this first installment of Anna Carey's series, Eve discovers the true purpose of the school she has called home since her birth. Forced to run from a horrifying fate, she sets out on her own and must decide for herself whom she can trust.
HarperCollins * 9780062048509

THE MARK OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea, by L. A. Meyer
Jacky Faber has once again escaped the clutches of the British authorities. However, her triumphant sea voyage back to England from a penal colony in Australia is not as calm as she would have hoped, nor are the politics in London when she finally arrives.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547517643

SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick
Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush series centers on a pair of young lovers, Nora and Patch, who, in SILENCE, have overcome Patch’s spotted past to fight evil armed with nothing but their love. Can their relationship continue to transcend the boundary between heaven and earth?
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442426641

VARIANT by Robison Wells
Maxfield Academy is no ordinary school. Besides the fact that there are no grownups and that students have to band together --- and against one another --- to survive, Benson Fisher soon discovers the school’s real secret, the most dangerous of all.
HarperTeen * 9780062026088
On Sale the Week of October 3rd in Paperback

October 3rd

DARK SONG by Gail Giles
Ames’s perfect life is ruined after her dysfunctional family moves to a slum in Texas. When she meets rebellious, gun-obsessed Marc, she must decide just how far she’s willing to go for love --- and for revenge.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316068871

In the third Daughters novel, Hudson struggles to find her place in show business. Like her mother, she is a gifted singer --- but secretly, she would rather play with a regular teen band than perform pop ballads in front of a packed club.
Poppy/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316049085

EVIL GENIUS by Catherine Jinks
Cadel Piggot has a genius IQ, and he’s studying for his World Domination degree at an institute founded by a criminal mastermind --- but when he falls for the mysterious Kay-Lee, he begins to question the true implications of his studies.
Graphia Books * 9780152061852

THE GENIUS WARS by Catherine Jinks
In the final Genius Wars installment, Cadel Piggot has become a whole new person. But when his best friend is attacked, it's up to him to figure out who’s behind it --- which may mean returning to his old criminal ways.
Graphia Books * 9780547577272

GOSSIP GIRL, PSYCHO KILLER by Cecily von Ziegesar
A re-imagined and expanded slasher edition of the first groundbreaking Gossip Girl novel, GOSSIP GIRL, PSYCHO KILLER reinvents Serena and Blair as serial killers --- and now, they’re more vicious than ever.
Poppy/Little, Brown for Young Readers * 9780316185097

SHIP BREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi
On America’s Gulf Coast, crew worker Nailer discovers a beached clipper ship, and must decide whether to strip it for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor --- a beautiful, wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316056199

October 4th

BRUISER by Neal Shusterman
Bruiser is the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. Tennyson is furious when his sister Bronte starts dating him --- but she knows something about him that no one could have imagined.
HarperTeen * 9780061134104

Everything is going well for Megan Rosenberg since she moved to Ireland. But when she falls for the darkly handsome Adam, the two discover a fate that was sealed long ago --- and the passion that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.
HarperTeen * 9780062027870

CLOCKWORK ANGEL: The Infernal Devices, Book One by Cassandra Clare
When 16-year-old Tessa Gray travels to Victorian England to find her brother, she discovers a dark underworld waiting for her --- and it may be exactly where she belongs.
Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster * 9781416975878

PATHFINDER by Orson Scott Card
Rigg’s talent for seeing into people’s pasts takes a dark twist when his father dies, and he learns terrifying secrets about his own identity. When he discovers his power not only to see the past, but to change it, his future is suddenly anything but certain.
Simon Pulse * 9781416991793

On Sale the Week of October 10th in Hardcover

October 11th

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
Mary Hoffman's latest book tells the story of one of the men behind Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of David --- not the artist, but the model. Gabriele, the naïve and handsome young man Michelangelo hires for this project, is drawn into a world of secrecy, romance and murder as soon as he begins to pose.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * 9781599907000

THE DEATH CURE: The Final Book in the Maze Runner Trilogy, by James Dashner
In this final installment of the Maze Runner Trilogy, the Gladers must complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare. Yet Thomas remembers far more than Wicked thinks, so slowly but surely, the deadly truth will come out.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385738774

DEVOTED: An Elixir Novel, by Hilary Duff
Clea has no way of knowing if her kidnapped soulmate Sage is alive or dead, and she can't turn to her former best friend, Ben, for help. Yet she is determined to do whatever it takes to get Sage back.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442408555

Love won’t be easy for Clem Ackroyd, a working class boy who falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy landowner during the Cold War, when bombs could interrupt the peace and quiet of the English countryside at any moment.
Candlewick Press * 9780763652272

THE LOST SONGS by Caroline B. Cooney
Caroline B. Cooney investigates a number of different perspectives in THE LOST SONGS, giving readers an in-depth portrayal of a Southern community. As the book progresses, all of the characters’ lives intertwine as they each face their own different, but related, problems.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385739665

THE MAGIC MAKER: A Portrait of John Langstaff, Creator of The Christmas Revels, by Susan Cooper
John Meredith Langstaff is known for his Christmas Revels, theatrical combinations of song, dance and drama. In THE MAGIC MAKER, Susan Cooper explores the history of the Revels through Langstaff’s varied life, one that included work as a soldier, teacher, performer, and of course, author.
Candlewick Press * 9780763650407

When Garnet finds herself in a new town, living with her aunt and abandoned by her mother, she is not too pleased. But as Aunt June gets caught up in a quest for God, Garnet comes to understand the powers of love, forgiveness and family.
Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux * 9780374399122

MY NAME IS MINA by David Almond
This prequel to David Almond’s SKELLIG tells the story of Mina, a girl who loves being awake at night, and who starts keeping a journal during her nighttime vigils. As she writes, she begins to discover new things about herself and her world, both night and day.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385740739

THE SILENCE OF MURDER by Dandi Daley Mackall
When mute Jeremy Long is accused of murder, he cannot defend himself. His sister, Hope, believes in his innocence, and as she steps in to defend him, she quickly begins to uncover a number of secrets about life in their small town.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375868962

STICK by Andrew Smith
Stick and his older brother, Bosten, have always stuck together; Stick has only one ear, and needs someone to defend him from the ridicule of other teens --- and the brothers’ abusive parents. So when Bosten runs away from home, Stick sets out to find him, encountering all sorts of people, both good and bad, along the way.
Feiwel & Friends * 9780312613419

THE SURVIVAL KIT by Donna Freitas
When her mother dies, Rose must make sense of the “survival kit” that was left behind for her: a paper bag full of interesting objects, each with their own special symbolism. As she tries to explore the meaning of each object, Rose finds it hard to relate to others, except for the family gardener and school hockey star Will.
Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux * 9780374399177
On Sale the Week of October 10th in Paperback

October 11th

Connelly's few friends think her parents are divorced --- but in reality, her father died when she was two, and she doesn't know how. When Jeremy Cole, the most popular boy in school, befriends her and reveals his own tragic secret, the two form a unique bond.
Ember/Random House * 9780375854736

THE CARDTURNER by Louis Sachar
After his girlfriend dumps him and he can’t find a summer job, Alton’s parents insist that he start driving his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club and become his cardturner. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the mysterious Toni Castaneda.
Ember/Random House * 9780385736633

DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Lily has left a notebook full of challenges on a bookstore shelf, waiting for the right guy to discover it. But is Dash that right guy? Or are the two only destined to trade their dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth all over New York?
Ember/Random House * 9780375859557

THE RIVALRY: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game, by John Feinstein
Teen sportswriters Stevie and Susan Carol are thrilled to be covering the game between The Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy, who have a rivalry like no other. But as they get to know the players and coaches, they discover that things are not as they seem.
Yearling/Random House * 9780375858161