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August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 20th and August 27th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of August 20th in Hardcover

August 21st

LIFE HAPPENS NEXT by Terry Trueman
All anyone can see when they look at Shawn is his wheelchair, his limp body and his drool. What they can't see is his brain, his heart, and his fierce belief that someday someone will realize there's way more to him than his appearance. How do you connect with others when you can't talk, walk, or even wave hello?
HarperTeen * 9780062028037

LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman
In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America’s bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, he is assassinated at Ford’s Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers * 9780805096750

THE MANUAL OF AERONAUTICS: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfeld
A must-have for any fan of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy, THE MANUAL OF AERONAUTICS is an illustrated guide to the inner workings of the Darwinist and Clanker powers. Loaded with detailed descriptions and elaborate, four-color illustrations of Darwinist beasties and Clanker walkers, weapons, transport and uniforms, this manual highlights the international powers that Deryn and Alek encounter throughout their around-the-world adventures.
Simon Pulse * 9781416971795

OVER YOU by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
After the grand explosion of her relationship, 17-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.
HarperTeen * 9780061720437

Coming down from the mountain to a new life in the city is a thrill to Miri. She and her princess academy friends have been brought to Asland to help the future princess Britta prepare for her wedding. There, Miri also has a chance to attend school --- at the Queen's Castle. But as Miri befriends students who seem sophisticated and exciting, she also learns that they have some frightening plans.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * 9781599908731

THE RAFT by S. A. Bodeen
Robie has taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, where her parents live, many times. But when she gets on the next cargo flight to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, a storm hits during the flight, and the engine cuts out. Robie and the new co-pilot, Max, are forced to struggle for their lives on a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with no sign of help on the way.
Feiwel & Friends * 9780312650100

THE RISE OF NINE by Pittacus Lore
THE RISE OF NINE is the third installment in the thrilling, action-packed Lorien Legacies series that launched with I AM NUMBER FOUR and THE POWER OF SIX. The stakes are higher than ever as John, Number Six, and Number Seven desperately try to find the rest of the Lorien Nine before it’s too late.
HarperCollins * 9780061974588

SUCH WICKED INTENT: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book Two by Kenneth Oppel
After discovering a portal into the spirit world, 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein and his brother's betrothed, Elizabeth --- along with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry --- venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442403185

THE SWEETEST SPELL by Suzanne Selfors
Emmeline Thistle can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold. Suddenly, the most unwanted girl in Anglund finds herself desired by all. But Emmeline only wants one --- Owen Oak, a dairyman's son, whose slow smiles and lingering glances once tempted her to believe she might someday be loved for herself. But others will stop at nothing to use her gift for their own gains, no matter what the cost to Emmeline.
Walker Books for Young Readers * 9780802723765

Now in their senior year, Merissa and Nadia need Tink more than they ever did before. They each have secrets they could share with no one but her, secrets that have become toxic and that threaten to unravel their friendship --- and themselves. Tink also had a secret, a big one, but no one knows what it was. And now she's gone. But sometimes the girls feel Tink, trying to tell them something.
HarperTeen * 9780062110473
On Sale the Week of August 20th in Paperback

August 21st

On her 16th birthday, Elisa has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king. However, savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could save his people. And he looks at her in a way no man has ever looked at her before. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young.
Greenwillow Books * 9780062026507

GOLIATH by Scott Westerfeld
The final book in Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy finds the paths of prince Aleksander Ferdinand and midshipman Deryn Sharp colliding in unexpected ways. Will Deryn finally tell Alek she’s been lying about who she is and how she feels? And will Alek have enough courage to help bring an end to World War I?
Simon Pulse * 9781416971788

SHELTER: A Mickey Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben
After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, Mickey Bolitar is forced to live with his estranged uncle and move to a new high school. Things start to improve when Mickey gets a new girlfriend, Ashley --- until she disappears. In search of Ashley, Mickey is lured into a seedy underworld that obscures his reality and calls into question everything he once knew.
Speak * 9780142422038
On Sale the Week of August 27th in Hardcover

August 28th

A CERTAIN OCTOBER by Angela Johnson
Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it’s true that Scotty’s friends, Misha and Falcone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9780689865053

DON'T TURN AROUND by Michelle Gagnon
Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her computer-hacking skills to stay safely anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in an empty warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side.
HarperCollins * 9780062102904

THE DRAGONS OF WINTER: Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, Book 6 by James A. Owen
The Caretakers are at war. The Archipelago of Dreams has fallen to the Echthroi, and the link to the Summer Country has been lost. The Keep of Time must be rebuilt, and the secret lies somewhere in Deep Time at the beginnings of the World. Fortunately, there is still hope: the Grail child, Rose Dyson, and the new Cartographer Edmund McGee have a chance of repairing the present.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442412231

EVERY DAY by David Levithan
Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. He lives by three rules: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. That is, until he wakes up in Justin's body and meets Justin's girlfriend. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with --- day in, day out, day after day.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780307931887

FORETOLD: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction edited by Carrie Ryan
Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate? It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written --- or do you have the power to alter it? From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, FORETOLD is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385741293

THE STONE GIRL by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Sethie Weiss has managed to get down to 111 pounds and knows that with a little more hard work --- a few more meals skipped, a few more snacks vomited away --- she can force the number on the scale even lower. THE STONE GIRL is the portrayal of one girl's withdrawal, until she is sinking like a stone into her own illness and loneliness.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375870804

UNDER MY HAT: Tales from the Cauldron by Jonathan Strahan
Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Diana Peterfreund and Garth Nix are just a few of the authors who have toiled over their cauldrons and conjured up bewitching new creations inspired by and celebrating the might and mystery of the witch. Assembled by one of the most well-regarded anthologists in the science fiction/fantasy world, this rich, intelligent collection will enchant readers of all ages.
Random House Books for Young Readers * 9780375868306

UNWHOLLY by Neal Shusterman
Thanks to Connor, Lev and Risa’s high-profile revolt, people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Cam is a product of unwinding, made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds. He struggles with a search for identity and meaning, and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. When the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442423664
On Sale the Week of August 27th in Paperback

August 28th

THE LUCKY KIND by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Nick Brandt is in a good place in life. He's enjoying his junior year in a private high school in New York, and newly reveling in the realization that he's just won the girl of his dreams. But while he knows he's lucky, it's dawned on him recently that things are not always as perfect as they seem. Secrets have cropped up, and they usually have a way of coming back to haunt you.
Ember * 9780375866081

September 1st

DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier
Callie decides to throw herself wholeheartedly in helping to stage Moon Over Mississippi, a musical, at her school. Her boy-crazy nature gets a boost when two cute twin brothers named Justin and Jesse show an interest in the play and in her --- albeit in different ways.
Graphix * 9780545326995

In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few who survived, roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to a community that seems too good to be true.
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780545290159

Broadway isn't easy on teenage chorus girl Kit Corrigan. After leaving her Rhode Island home, she needs a helping hand. Preferably one with cash in it. When help comes, it's from Nate, the father of her hothead ex-boyfriend, who offers her the keys to a perfect, rent-free apartment. But in exchange for what?
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780545221276
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