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September 4, 2012

September 4, 2012

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

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On Sale the Week of September 3rd in Hardcover

September 4th

BLINK ONCE by Cylin Busby
An accident leaves West, a high school senior, paralyzed. He is terrified and alone at the hospital --- until he meets Olivia. A patient in the room next to his, Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only she seems to know that the terrible dreams he's been having are not just a result of his medication. As he begins to recover, West learns that the mysterious girl he's now fallen in love with has a secret he never could have seen coming.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * 9781599908182

In a city of daimons, the Carnival of Souls hosts a deadly competition. Once in a generation, every citizen can fight to join the ruling elite. For Aya and Kaleb, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live. In our own world, Mallory knows that her father --- and every other witch --- fled the daimons’ city long ago, so she trains to be lethal. Soon, she also will be drawn into the decadence that is the Carnival of Souls.
HarperCollins * 9780061659287

THE EDGE OF NOWHERE by Elizabeth George
Put at risk by her ability to hear "whispers" --- the thoughts of others --- Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone at Whidbey Island, Becca is soon befriended by a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection.
Viking Juvenile * 9780670012961

FATHOMLESS by Jackson Pearce
Celia always thought that her power to see the past was insignificant. But then she meets Lo, a mermaid who doesn't know who she is. Or was. When a handsome boy named Jude falls into the ocean, Celia and Lo must rescue him together. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316207782

FREAKS LIKE US by Susan Vaught
When Jason Milwaukee's best friend Sunshine vanishes, Jason knows that something is terribly wrong. Sadly, his schizophrenia is stopping him from remembering the events leading up to her disappearance, and often he discounts his own memories and impressions. But his deep knowledge that he would never hurt his friend, plus the faith of his parents and a few others in the town, bring him to the point of solving the mystery.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * 9781599908724

ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her 17th birthday, Pia sneaks outside the compound for the first time ever. She and Eio, a boy from a nearby village, embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin --- a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.
Razorbill * 9781595145956

OUTPOST by Ann Aguirre
Deuce’s whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. Her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance and doesn’t seem to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she signs up to serve in the summer patrols --- and may end up needing to protect Salvation from the Freaks who don’t want the town to survive.
Feiwel & Friends * 9780312650094

RAGE WITHIN by Jeyn Roberts
Aries, Clementine, Michael and Mason have survived the first wave of the apocalypse that wiped out most of the world’s population and turned many of the rest into murderous Baggers. Now they’re hiding out in an abandoned house in Vancouver with a ragtag group of fellow teen survivors, trying to figure out their next move. As the Baggers begin to create a new world order, the four teens will have to rely on each other in order to survive.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442423541
On Sale the Week of September 3rd in Paperback

September 4th

BLOOD WOUNDS by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Willa’s life looks picture-perfect on the outside, and her family even seems to get along great, despite being comprised of stepsisters, a stepdad, and a difference in finances. But there are secrets brewing that all come rushing to the surface when Willa’s birth dad goes on a killing spree and then heads to her hometown.
Graphia * 9780547855066

To the teens of Steepleton, Christopher Creed is nothing more than history --- but to Justin, who is obsessed with his older brother’s memory and balancing on the edge of sanity, discovering what really happened to Chris is a matter of life and death.
Graphia * 9780547851808

FOR THE WIN by Cory Doctorow
FOR THE WIN dives deep into the world of online gaming and reveals a complex system that sets players up for failure while mistreating its workers. The Webblies, a rebel group against the big companies controlling the games, have a plan that could potentially crash every virtual world --- and the real one!
Tor Teen * 9780765333841

THE ISLE OF BLOOD by Rick Yancey
As apprentice to famous monstrumologist Dr. Warthrop, young Will Henry has survived deadly encounters with the most dangerous monsters known to man. The creature on the fabled Isle of Blood, however, is so notorious that there have never been any eyewitness survivors. That’s not enough, though, to stop Dr. Warthrop from trying.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781416984535

SWEET VENOM by Tera Lynn Childs
In the first installment of Tera Lynn Childs’ action-packed trilogy, three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780062001825
On Sale the Week of September 10th in Hardcover

September 11th

CALL THE SHOTS by Don Calame
Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme: to make a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean and Matt filthy rich. It's a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash --- and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be.
Candlewick * 9780763655563

THE CRIMSON SHARD by Teresa Flavin
During what seems like an ordinary museum visit, a tour guide lures Sunni and Blaise through a painted doorway, where they discover they’ve stepped into 18th-century London. When they realize their "tour guide" will do anything to learn what Sunni and Blaise know about magical paintings, they attempt to flee and encounter body snatchers, art thieves and forgers. Can they evade their captors and figure out how to get back home before it’s too late?
Templar * 9780763660932

COME AUGUST, COME FREEDOM: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau
In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, a slave named Gabriel plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African-American freedom seekers. The revolt would be thwarted, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mother’s devotion, a father’s passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master’s son who later proved cowardly and cruel.
Candlewick * 9780763647926

PIE IN THE SKY by Jane Smiley
Pie in the Sky is the most expensive horse Abby Lovitt has ever ridden. But he is proud and irritable, and takes away attention from her beloved horse, True Blue. And then there's high school, where Abby finds not only new friends, but also new challenges and a larger world that sometimes seems strange and intimidating. She begins to wonder if there is another way to look at horses, people, and life itself.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375869686

SHADOWFELL by Juliet Marillier
Eager to hide her ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk, 16-year-old Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a group determined to overthrow the evil King Keldec. Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but also to save her home.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375869549

TILT by Ellen Hopkins
Three teens, three stories --- all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the teens begin to tilt. Love, in all its forms, has crucial consequences in Ellen Hopkins’ new stand-alone novel.
Margaret K. McElderry Books * 9781416983309

VESSEL by Sarah Beth Durst
Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit her body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, she expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her. Korbyn, a god inside his vessel, tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels.
Margaret K. McElderry Books * 9781442423763
On Sale the Week of September 10th in Paperback

September 11th

The Depression strikes a fatal blow to Jack’s life when his mother dies of sickness and his father commits suicide. Left with nothing, Jack, his classmate, Jane, and her brother, Tony, take their neighbor’s car and strike out for something, anything, better. But what they get is a dangerous and heart-pounding adventure that will change their lives forever.
Ember * 9780385739320

BELLES by Jen Calonita
When Isabelle "Izzie" Scott’s grandmother needs to move into a nursing home, a social worker places Izzie with a politically prominent long-lost uncle and his preppy, privileged family. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change Izzie's and Mira's lives forever.
Poppy * 9780316091121

EVERY YOU, EVERY ME by David Levithan
For Evan, high school life was a shallow, meaningless experience until the day he met Ariel. This beautiful, bizarre girl possessed a talent for uncommon perceptions and for getting to the core of a person. But she was always teetering on the edge of a mental breakdown.
Ember * 9780375854514

FATEFUL by Claudia Gray
Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, overbearing family for which she works. Once the ship they're sailing on reaches the United States, she'll strike out on her own. Then she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. However, her growing love for him will put her in mortal peril --- and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.
HarperTeen * 9780062006219

Juliet Capulet was murdered by her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But Juliet also would be granted eternity and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she has fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo will do everything in his power to destroy that love.
Ember * 9780385740173

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. This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of BEFORE I DIE. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all, it's a book about love.
Ember * 9780385752664

September 13th

AS I WAKE by Elizabeth Scott
They tell her that her name is Ava, that the lady sobbing next to her is her mom, and that Sophy, Greer and Olivia are her best friends. Unfortunately, she can’t remember anything. Then a few images do start to filter through, along with horrible headaches when she reaches for them. But things just don’t fit, something just isn’t right. And then she begins to remember…
Speak * 9780142422465
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