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October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 1st and October 8th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of October 1st in Hardcover

October 1st

ENDANGERED by Eliot Schrefer
The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good. When one girl has to follow her mother to her sanctuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there. It's her mother's passion, and she'd rather have nothing to do with it. But when revolution breaks out and their sanctuary is attacked, she must rescue the bonobos and hide in the jungle.
Scholastic Press * 9780545165761

MAGISTERIUM by Jeff Hirsch
Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. She buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work on the mysterious Project leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run --- with only one place to go.
Scholastic Press * 9780545290180

October 2nd

BREATHE by Sarah Crossan
In a world where air is restricted, three teenagers find out exactly what they will do for the freedom to breathe. And as they walk into the Outlands with two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?
Greenwillow Books * 9780062118691

FEEDBACK by Robison Wells
Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy's deadly rules and brutal gangs. But now he's trapped on the other side of the wall with people from Maxfield who he had seen die --- friends he was afraid he had killed. They are all pawns in the school's twisted experiment, and Benson discovers their plans are darker than anything he imagined --- and they may be impossible to stop.
HarperTeen * 9780062026101

SON by Lois Lowry
SON thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal-winning book THE GIVER, as well as GATHERING BLUE and MESSENGER, where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children * 9780547887203

On Sale the Week of October 1st in Paperback

October 2nd

CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS: The Mortal Instruments, Book Four by Cassandra Clare
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her --- his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare.
Margaret K. McElderry Books * 9781442403550

THE FAME GAME by Lauren Conrad
Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show “L.A. Candy.” Now Madison is ready for her turn in the spotlight, and she'll stop at nothing to get it.
HarperCollins * 9780062075192

THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives at her new London boarding school, a series of brutal murders breaks out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago. The police are baffled. But Rory discovers she can see the murderer when no one else can --- and he’s not the only one she sees.
Speak * 9780142422052

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 * 9780316078696

SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi
No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But after a lifetime without freedom, Juliette is finally discovering a strength to fight back --- and to find a future with the boy she thought she had lost forever.
HarperCollins * 9780062085504

On Sale the Week of October 8th in Hardcover

October 9th

Alex has it all --- brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot boyfriend. Her little sister Thea wants it all, and she's stepped up her game to get it. Even if it means spinning the truth to win the attention she deserves. Even if it means uncovering a shocking secret her older sister never wanted to share. Even if it means crying wolf.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375870828

Jepp of Astraveld is misled by a stranger and imprisoned in Coudenberg Palace. The imprisonment is one thing, but when Jepp is spirited away from the palace, he is left questioning what fate the stars hold for him.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423135005

MY OWN REVOLUTION by Carolyn Marsden
Fourteen-year-old Patrik rebels against the communist regime in small ways whenever he gets the chance: spray-painting slogans, listening to contraband Beatles records, even urinating on a statue of Lenin under cover of night. But anti-Party sentiment is risky, and when party interference cuts a little too close to home, Patrik and his family find themselves faced with a decision --- and a grave secret --- that will change everything.
Candlewick * 9780763653958

Caro Mitchell considers herself an only child. So when Caro's parents drop the bombshell that Hannah --- her sister she barely remembers --- is returning to live with them, Caro feels as if an interloper is crashing her family. Unable to understand Hannah, Caro resorts to telling lies about her mysterious reappearance. But when those lies alienate those closest to her, she seeks solace from an unexpected source.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385738361

Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385740180

VELVETEEN by Daniel Marks
At 16, Velveteen Monroe was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw, landing her in the City of the Dead. Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment he deserves, and she's figured just how to do it. It's a risk she's willing to take --- except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits co-worker. Which one will she choose? Revenge or love?
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385742245

On Sale the Week of October 8th in Paperback

October 8th

BUNHEADS by Sophie Flack
As a dancer with the Manhattan Ballet company, 19-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances, and complicated backstage relationships. But when she meets a musician named Jacob, her universe begins to change. As Jacob opens her eyes to the world beyond the theater, Hannah must decide whether to compete against the other "bunheads" for a star soloist spot or to strike out on her own.
Poppy * 9780316126540

FINDING SOMEWHERE by Joseph Monninger
Determined to set an old, ailing horse free, best friends Hattie and Delores drive him west in search of rangeland. But the road takes some unexpected turns as the girls get their own taste of freedom --- and as they confront the reasons they left home.
Ember * 9780375897559
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