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October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 17th and October 24th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of October 17th in Hardcover

October 18th

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS: Beautiful Creatures, Book 3 by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Ethan and Lena’s hometown of Gatlin is plagued with even more strange events than before, and Ethan is being haunted in his dreams again --- this time, by something that follows him into his everyday life.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316123525

After her father’s death, Jill MacSweeny struggles with the news that her mother is adopting a baby. Meanwhile, Mandy Kalinowski accidentally becomes pregnant and knows she can’t give the baby the life it deserves.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316036061

THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater
With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff --- with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.
Scholastic Press * 9780545224901

SEIZURE: A Virals Novel, by Kathy Reichs
The Virals are back, and now it’s up to them to save the Loggerhead Island Research Institute from bankruptcy. A famous pirate’s buried treasure may be the solution --- but the Virals aren’t the only ones looking for it.
Razorbill/Penguin Young Readers Group * 9781595143945

VIRTUOSITY by Jessica Martinez
Carmen would do anything to win the Guarneri violin competition. Then she meets Jeremy, who is arrogant, infuriating and irresistible. But she can’t trust him with her biggest secret --- she relies on anti-anxiety drugs to perform.

Simon Pulse * 9781442420526
On Sale the Week of October 24th in Hardcover

October 25th

When Perry’s mom makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas, their geeky Lithuanian exchange student, to the prom, he never expects the night to turn into a reckless ride through Manhattan --- with a trained assassin.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547577388

BATTLE FATIGUE by Mark Kurlansky
Joel Bloom is old enough to be drafted in the Vietnam War, and he must decide whether to serve or leave for Canada --- a decision that would force him to turn his back on everything he knows.
Walker Books for Young Readers * 9780802722645

BETWEEN SEA AND SKY by Jaclyn Dolamore
Esmerine, a young mermaid, must transform her tail into legs when her older sister Dosinia, a siren, runs away to the mainland. During her search, Esmerine reunites with a charming young winged man from her past.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * 9781599904344

THE CHRONICLES OF HARRIS BURDICK: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tale, by Chris Van Allsburg
This is an inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of bestselling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg’s THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547548104

DESERT ANGEL by Charlie Price
After her mother is murdered by a lowlife named Scotty, 14-year-old Angel is left with nothing. But she must flee her desert trailer before Scotty, an expert tracker and hunter, returns to finish her off too.
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers * 9780374317751

When their city faces bomb threats, Lizzie and Karl’s family takes in an orphaned elephant named Marlene from their mother’s zoo. The family flees with the rest of the city, but having Marlene may force them down their own path.
Feiwel & Friends * 9780312593698

MASTIFF: The Legend of Beka Cooper #3 by Tamora Pierce
In this conclusion to the Beka Cooper trilogy, Tamora Pierce draws readers back into the magical realm of Tortall, delivering the fearless female characters that have made her a bestselling author.
Random House Books for Young Readers * 9780375814709

THE POISON DIARIES: NIGHTSHADE by Maryrose Wood with The Duchess of Northumberland
Jessamine Luxton is heartbroken when her true love, Weed, mysteriously disappears. But her father, who was obsessed with Weed’s secret knowledge of dangerous plants, may be involved --- and she will stop at nothing to get Weed back.
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins * 9780061802423

On Sale the Week of October 24th in Paperback

October 25th

BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
Popular high schooler Samantha Kingston suddenly meets a mysterious death --- and gets the chance to relive her last day seven times and possibly reverse her terrible fate.
HarperCollins * 9780061726811

DEATH CLOUD: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, by Andrew Lane
In the summer of 1868, Sherlock Holmes is 14 and staying with his eccentric aunt and uncle. When two locals die from plague-like symptoms, Sherlock and his new tutor investigate --- thus beginning his education in detective work.
Square Fish * 9780312563714

Four teenagers have to cope when one of them --- fragile Ellie, who sleeps with boys out of loneliness and insecurity --- gets pregnant.
Candlewick Press * 9780763652968

THE SECRET TO LYING by Todd Mitchell
When James gets into an academy for gifted students, he takes on a rebellious new identity. But “Ice Queen” Ellie Frost and “ghost44,” a mysterious IM presence, don’t buy his new act. And when he starts dreaming about hunting demons, things really start to go awry.
Candlewick Press * 9780763656201

WITCH & WIZARD: THE GIFT by James Patterson and Ned Rust
Whit and Wisty, now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, take on leadership roles in the Resistance and have a thrilling series of adventures through Overworld and Shadowland.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316038355