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September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012

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

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On Sale the Week of September 17th in Hardcover

September 18th

by Gabrielle Zevin

Since her release from Liberty Children's Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. When old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers * 9780374380748

BURN FOR BURN by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes --- and three girls secretly plotting revenge. None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together, anything is possible.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442440753

Elisa is a hero who led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. However, her place as the country's ruler is not secure. Her enemies come at her from both foreign realms and within her own court. Elisa must follow the trail of long-forgotten --- and forbidden --- clues to conquer the power she bears once and for all.
Greenwillow Books * 9780062026514

THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray

Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City, where she lives with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult. When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer --- if he doesn't catch her first.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316126113


With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life as a powerful necromancer. Still, he’s not exactly sure how to use all the power he possesses. But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it’s time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers * 9780805090994

THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey has always loved the tales of sleeping kings. He thinks he’s found one, or at least the area where one might be. And the best way to be there is to attend the prestigious Aglionby Academy for Boys. Blue is the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, but doesn't believe in things like spirits or true love. Although her policy is to stay away from Aglionby boys, one in particular may be able to change her mind about magic, and maybe even love.
Scholastic Press * 9780545424929

SECONDS AWAY: A Mickey Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben

When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the Abeona Shelter, the Butcher of Lodz and the mysterious death of his father, he needs to figure out who shot Rachel --- no matter what it takes.
Putnam Juvenile * 9780399256516

TEN by Gretchen McNeil
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives --- three days on Henry Island at an exclusive house party. But what best friends Meg and Minnie expect is definitely not what they get. What starts as a fun-filled weekend turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: "Vengeance is mine." Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world.
Balzer + Bray * 9780062118783

WHAT'S LEFT OF ME: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book One by Kat Zhang
Fifteen-year-old Eva cannot speak or move, and should not --- according to the laws of her world --- even exist. She is a recessive soul, the one fated to fade away. Except she didn’t. Now Eva can only watch as Addie, her sister soul, lives her life for them both --- until two other hybrids approach Addie with a shocking proposal: They can help Eva move again. But is the risk too great?
HarperCollins * 9780062114877


On Sale the Week of September 17th in Paperback

September 18th


Lucky Linderman has a secret --- one that helps him wade through the daily mundane torture of his life. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-ridden jungles of Laos --- the prison his grandfather couldn't escape --- where Lucky can be a real man, an adventurer, and a hero. It's dangerous and wild, and it's a place where his life just might be worth living.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316129275

FIRST KILL: The Slayer Chronicles, Book 1 by Heather Brewer

When Joss McMillan witnesses his sister's murder --- at the hands of a vampire --- his whole life changes. He learns that not only is his family part of the Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires, but he is their new recruit. As Joss trains, he discovers powers that could make him the youngest, strongest Slayer in history. But there is a traitor in the Society, one whose identity would shake Joss to the core.
Speak * 9780142421963


On Sale the Week of September 24th in Hardcover

September 24th

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone --- maybe not even herself. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous --- and revealing --- game.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316206983

September 25th

by Tonya Hurley

What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them? Meet Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is beyond belief.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442429512

by Terry Pratchett

Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl --- not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.
HarperCollins * 9780062009494

by Sean Beaudoin

Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an "Inward Trek." As if that weren't bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. The kids generate "Zombie Rules" almost as quickly as cheeky remarks, but attitude alone can’t keep the biters back.
Candlewick * 9780763659479

by Ned Vizzini

Fifteen-year-old Perry is shipped off to summer camp to become a man, and he knows he's in for the worst summer of his life. Everything changes, though, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals. His new otherworldly friends need his help to save their princess and prevent mass violence. To do the former, Perry will have to learn how to make real connections in the human world as well.
Balzer + Bray * 9780062079909

by Mark Frost

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades. But then he slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam. While being courted by an exclusive prep school, Will learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.
Random House Books for Young Readers * 9780375870453

by Francine Prose

Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no one else around but a housekeeper and two very peculiar children. Soon he is feeling terribly isolated and alone, but then discovers there are others. The problem is, he’s the only who can see them. As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality.
HarperTeen * 9780061999666

September 27th

by Catherine Fisher

To regain the power and wealth her family has lost, Sarah makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. He gives her 100 years and the means to accomplish her objective --- in exchange for her soul. One-hundred years later, Tom dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School and meets a professor named Azrael, who offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake she did a century ago?
Dial * 9780803738188


On Sale the Week of September 24th in Paperback

September 25th

Max “the Wolf” is a top notch Boy Scout 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. Even odder still, he encounters a group of forest creatures who all can talk, and who are as clueless as Max. Before long, Max and his friends are on the run from a relentless group of hunters and their deadly hounds.
Starscape * 9780765366344
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