Monday, October 1, 2018

11 New Releases this week 10/01 - 10/07 plus 5 Giveaways

Happy Monday and Happy October! We have a lot of giveaways and so many good books to feature this week. Don't forget to check out all the books coming out this week below and enter to win.

Happy Reading,

Shelly, Halli, Jocelyn, Martina, Erin, Susan, Kelly, Laura, Emily, Anisaa, and Lori Ann


YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK


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The Last Wish of Sasha Cade
by Cheyanne Young
Signed Hardcover plus Swag Giveaway
International

Kids Can Press
Released 10/2/2018

The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world, has died of cancer. Overwhelmed and brokenhearted, Raquel can't even imagine life without her.

And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from beyond the grave?

In fact, Sasha spent her final weeks planning an elaborate scavenger hunt for the friend she would have to leave behind. When Raquel follows the instructions to return to Sasha's grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There's a secret attached to this boy that only Sasha --- and now Raquel --- knows.

This boy, Elijah, might be just who Raquel needs to help her move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend's final wish?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Last Wish of Sasha Cade?

My absolute favorite thing about my book is that although Sasha has died before the book starts, she feels like a real person throughout the entire story. She feels just as real and live and present to me as the characters who are actually alive. It’s a real testament to true friendship and the ways people influence our lives even after they’re gone. By the end of the book, you feel as though Sasha is your friend, too. She’s the heart of the story.

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What They Don’t Know
by Nicole Maggi
signed What They Don't Know & The Forgetting Giveaway
U.S. Only

Sourcebooks Fire
Released 10/2/2018

Three secrets. One decision. A friendship that will change everything.

Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to withdraw from everyone she loves, she is faced with a life-altering choice―a choice she must face alone.

Lise stands up―and speaks out―for what she believes in. And when she notices Mellie acting strangely, she gets caught up in trying to save her...all while trying to protect her own secret. One that might be the key to helping Mellie.

Told through Mellie and Lise's journal entries, this powerful, emotional novel chronicles Mellie's struggle to decide what is right for her and the unbreakable bond formed by the two girls on their journey.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about What They Don’t Know?

My favorite thing about What They Don’t Know is the friendship between the two main characters, Mellie and Lise. This book was the second book in a 2-book contract I had with Sourcebooks, and when I began to discuss what the second book might be with my editor, I knew I wanted to write about a female friendship. I wanted to explore the power of female friendships, how they have the ability to either lift girls up or drag them down - and there are both kinds of friendship in the book.

Although the book is about some pretty heavy issues (sexual assault and abortion), the friendship is the path into those issues. Mellie and Lise used to be friends ten years before the book starts, but they grew apart. When Mellie finds herself pregnant after being raped, she doesn’t have anyone she can turn to. Lise notices that something is wrong; she’s actually the only one who notices something is wrong. Because of that, Mellie opens up to her, and it turns out Lise is really the only one who can actually help. As they work through Mellie’s situation, they come to rely on one another. In a way, they come to be one another’s anchor in this very storm-ridden world they’re living in.

The message I wanted to send with this central relationship in the story is that when women band together, we can rise so much higher. We should be building each other up, not tearing each other down. Men do that enough to women; why are we doing it to ourselves? There’s a line toward the end of the book: “Apart we shine, but together we’re so much brighter.” I wanted my female readers, especially my female teen readers, to be inspired to empower each other after reading the book.


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Star-Crossed
by Pintip Dunn
Hardcover Giveaway
U.S. Only

Entangled: Teen
Released 10/2/2018

Princess Vela's people are starving.

Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she's not the only one.

Now the king is dying, too.

When the boy she's had a crush on since childhood volunteers to give his life for her father's, Vela realizes her people need more than pills to survive. As tensions rise between Aegis and colonists, secrets and sabotage begin to threaten the future of the colony itself.

Unless Vela is brave enough to save them all…

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Star-Crossed?

My favorite thing about STAR-CROSSED is how much of my heart I put on the page. Let me explain. I wrote this book several years ago, when I was on submission with my first novel, FORGET TOMORROW. For a year, I was pummeled with rejections, which all said more or less the same thing: “We love this book, but we can’t publish it because of the genre.” I could’ve been despondent. Instead, a fire started burning inside me. “I’m going to write a book so good,” I swore to myself, “that they won’t be able to reject me, no matter what the market says!” I can honestly say that I put every bit of my heart into this book. I’ve produced seven novels that have been or will be published, and this is the only book I’ve written with this intense level of fire and passion.

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The Chaos of Now
by Erin Jade Lange
Hardcover Giveaway
U.S./Canada Only
Bloomsbury YA
Released 10/2/2018

Eli is coasting through high school, spending most of his time writing code. Each day is as boring as the next--until he receives a cryptic message in binary code, leading him to Seth and Mouse. They're seeking a third member for a prestigious hacking competition, after their teammate and friend Jordan committed suicide last year. Intrigued by the challenge, Eli agrees.

But soon it becomes clear that Seth and Mouse are after more than winning a competition--they're seeking revenge for the abuse that caused Jordan's suicide. Eli is in way over his head, but he's also hiding a dangerous secret that could lead to even more trouble if he isn't careful. In a story about the shift of power from those who rule at school to those who rule online, the difference between bully and victim is blurred and Eli--whose coding skilled have taught him to make order out of chaos--will find the real world is much harder to control.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Chaos of Now?

My characters are always my favorite things in each of my books, but I’ll skip that easy answer and instead share my second favorite thing about THE CHAOS OF NOW.

I really enjoyed writing the speculative element that adults might enact laws putting controls on how children and teenagers use the internet. I believe laws like that are a real possibility in a world where young people, on the whole, have more knowledge and skill (and therefore more power) online than their preceding generations. It’s a reality that most young people know well and that many adults fail to recognize (or admit, because it’s too scary.)

I am proud of the fact that this book embraces that truth and doesn’t insult the intelligence of young readers.


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History vs Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know
by Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams
Hardcover Giveaway
U.S./Canada Only
Feiwel & Friends
Released 10/2/2018

Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains
Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.

Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PHD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British Prime Ministers, History vs Women will reframe the history that you thought you knew.

Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, this standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (or adults!) who want the true stories of phenomenal women from around the world and insight into how their lives and accomplishments impacted both their societies and our own.

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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS

500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario: Amy Z.
Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis: Caroline R.
Nightingale by Amy Lukavics: Cassandra D.
Unstoppable Moses: A Novel by Tyler James Smith: Theresa S.

MORE YOUNG ADULT FICTION IN STORES NEXT WEEK WITH AUTHOR INTERVIEWS


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Damsel
by Elana K. Arnold
Hardcover
Balzer + Bray
Released 10/2/2018

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It’s all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale.

As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Damsel?

I have been a lifelong lover of fairy tales, and DAMSEL is a novel-length original fairy tale of my own creation, inspired by the fairy tales I read as a child and the novel-length fairy tales I read as a teen, in particular Golding’s PRINCESS BRIDE, King’s EYES OF THE DRAGON, and Rice’s CLAIMING OF SLEEPING BEAUTY. DAMSEL’s world is dark, often claustrophobic, and very uncomfortable. Terrible things happen. People suffer.

It is more closely connected to the original versions of fairy tales than the later retellings, and very far indeed from the Disney versions many of us watched. To me, it feels both fresh and also tied to old, terrible truths. I am very proud of DAMSEL.


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Frequency
by Christopher Krovatin
Hardcover
Entangled: Teen
Released 10/2/2018

Five years ago, Fiona was just a kid. But everything changed the night the Pit Viper came to town. Sure, he rid the quiet, idyllic suburb of Hamm of its darkest problems. But Fiona witnessed something much, much worse from Hamm's adults when they drove him away.

And now, the Pit Viper is back.

Fiona's not just a kid anymore. She can handle the darkness she sees in the Pit Viper, a DJ whose wicked tattoos, quiet anger, and hypnotic music seem to speak to every teen in town…except her. She can handle watching as each of her friends seems to be overcome, nearly possessed by the music. She can even handle her unnerving suspicion that the DJ is hell-bent on revenge.

But she's not sure she can handle falling in love with him.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Frequency?

The protagonist, Fiona Jones. Since the book is based on an old fairy tale, I thought it was important to create an cool original character, who makes the story her own. Fiona’s a small-town guitarist who lives and dies by her Les Paul, Betty, and finds herself enamored of a strange, shady outsider. She’s allowed me to explore some of the trials and tribulations I dealt with during my own adolescence.

More importantly, Fiona’s very conflicted and unreliable at times. Her emotions and decisions aren’t always fair, or normal. She hates her claustrophobic small town, but she loves the people there. She falls for this guy, but she can’t always trust him. Sometimes, she’s even be a bit of a jerk. For me, that’s real. I don’t like aspirational characters, who show readers who they should be rather than who they are. It’s those weird, clumsy, insane moments, and what we learn from them, that make life beautiful.


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Shadow of the Fox
by Julie Kagawa
Hardcover
Harlequin Teen; Original edition
Released 10/2/2018

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Shadow of the Fox?

The Japanese mythology and lore. My favorite Japanese creature is the kitsune, so getting to write a whole novel about Yumeko was a dream come true.

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MORE YOUNG ADULT NOVELS NEW IN STORES NEXT WEEK


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A Map of Days
by Ransom Riggs
Hardcover
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Released 10/2/2018

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated throughout by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure—full color.

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Broken Things
by Lauren Oliver
Hardcover
HarperCollins
Released 10/2/2018

It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.

Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

The only thing is: they didn’t do it.

On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous.

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Dry
by Jarrod Shusterman and Neal Shusterman
Hardcover
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Released 10/2/2018

The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

Until the taps run dry.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

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Freedom Trials
by Meredith Tate
Hardcover
Page Street Publishing
Released 10/2/2018

Evelyn Summers is imprisoned for a crime that was wiped from her memory.

In order for Evelyn to be released, she―along with other “reformed” prisoners―must pass seven mental, physical, and virtual challenges known as the Freedom Trials. One mistake means execution and, with her history of being a snitch, her fellow inmates will do everything they can to get revenge.

When new prisoner Alex Martinez arrives, armed with secrets about Evelyn’s missing memories, she must make a choice. She can follow the rules to win and walk free, or covertly uncover details of the crime that sent her there. But competing in the trials and dredging up her erased past may cost Evelyn the one thing more valuable than freedom: her life.

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Grim Lovelies
by Megan Shepherd
Hardcover
HMH Books for Young Readers
Released 10/2/2018

Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime.

Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away. If they fail, they will lose the only lives they’ve ever known…but if they succeed, they could be more powerful than anyone ever bargained for.

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Me and Me
by Alice Kuipers
Hardcover
Kids Can Press
Released 10/2/2018

It's a perfect day for Lark's dream date with Alec from school. Blue skies, clear water, a canoe on the lake. Alec even brought flowers for Lark's birthday. Everything is just right ... until they hear screams from the edge of the water.

Annabelle, a little girl Lark used to babysit, is struggling in the reeds. When Lark and Alec dive in to help her, Alec hits his head on a rock. Now Annabelle and Alec are both in trouble, and Lark can only save one of them.

With that split-second decision, Lark's world is torn in two, leaving her to cope with the consequences of both choices. She lives two lives, two selves. But which is the right life, and which is the real Lark?

Me and Me is about how it feels to be torn in pieces, and how to make two halves whole again. This mind-bending novel from Alice Kuipers, expert chronicler of the teenage heart, explores loss and love, music and parkour, all while navigating the narrow space between fantasy and reality.

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Muse of Nightmares
by Laini Taylor
Hardcover
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Released 10/2/2018

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.
She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise.
She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice--save the woman he loves, or everyone else?--while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

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On a Sunbeam
by Tillie Walden
Hardcover
First Second
Released 10/2/2018

On a Sunbeam is an epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love, from acclaimed author Tillie Walden.

Two timelines. Second chances. One love.

A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together.

Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love―only to learn the pain of loss.

With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love.

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Sawkill Girls
by Claire Legrand
Hardcover
Katherine Tegen Books
Released 10/2/2018

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.

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Shadow of the Fox
by Julie Kagawa
Hardcover
Harlequin Teen; Original edition
Released 10/2/2018

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Shadow of the Fox?

The Japanese mythology and lore. My favorite Japanese creature is the kitsune, so getting to write a whole novel about Yumeko was a dream come true.

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Someday
by David Levithan
Hardcover
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Released 10/2/2018

Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice.

For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person's body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always thought there wasn't anyone else who had a life like this.

But A was wrong. There are others.

A has already been wrestling with powerful feelings of love and loneliness. Now comes an understanding of the extremes that love and loneliness can lead to -- and what it's like to discover that you are not alone in the world.

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Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20
by Jennifer Calvert
Hardcover
MacMillan
Released 10/2/2018

True stories of young women who made a big difference! From authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons, these inspiring teenagers are proof that girls can change the world.

Joan of Arc. Anne Frank. Cleopatra. Pocahontas. Mary Shelley. Many of these heroines are well-known. But have you heard of Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old daughter of an American colonel who rode twice as far as the far better-remembered Paul Revere to warn the militia that the British army was invading?

This fascinating book features 30 young women who accomplished remarkable things before their twentieth birthdays. Visually compelling with original illustrations, this book will inspire the next generation of strong, fearless women.

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The Boneless Mercies
by April Genevieve Tucholke
Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Released 10/2/2018

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies―girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life.

When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.

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The Geography of Lost Things
by Jessica Brody
Hardcover
Simon Pulse
Released 10/2/2018

A lot can happen on the road from lost to found…

Ali Collins doesn’t have room in her life for clutter or complications. So when her estranged father passes away and leaves her his only prized possession—a 1968 Firebird convertible—Ali knows she won’t keep it. Not when it reminds her too much of all her father’s unfulfilled promises. And especially not when a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast is offering enough money for the car to save her childhood home from foreclosure. There’s only one problem, though. Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift.

But her ex-boyfriend, Nico, does.

The road trip gets off to a horrible start, filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks, and all the uncomfortable tension that comes with being trapped in a car with your ex. But when Nico starts collecting items from the quirky strangers they meet along the way, Ali starts to sense that these objects aren’t random. Somehow they seem to be leading her to an unknown truth about her father. A truth that will finally prove to Ali that some things—even broken things—are worth saving.

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The Perfect Candidate
by Peter Stone
Hardcover
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Released 10/2/2018

When recent high school graduate Cameron Carter lands an internship with Congressman Billy Beck in Washington, DC, he thinks it is his ticket out of small town captivity. What he lacks in connections and Beltway polish he makes up in smarts, and he soon finds a friend and mentor in fellow staffer Ariel Lancaster.

That is, until she winds up dead.

As rumors and accusations about her death fly around Capitol Hill, Cameron’s low profile makes him the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation that he wants no part of. Before he knows it—and with his family’s future at stake—he discovers DC’s darkest secrets as he races to expose a deadly conspiracy.

If it doesn’t get him killed first.

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The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig (A Love Story)
by Don Zolidis
Hardcover
Disney-Hyperion
Released 10/2/2018

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God)
1994

The worst thing that's ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should've gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student body president of their high school.

Yet somehow they did until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Then dumped him again. Then got back together with him again. Over and over and over.

Unfolding over their senior year, Amy and Craig's exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain, and laughter as an uncertain future-and adult responsibility-loom on the horizon.

Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy's quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig's girlfriend and sometimes doesn't.


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The Summoner's Handbook
by Taran Matharu
Hardcover
Feiwel & Friends
Released 10/2/2018

"The ability to summon is passed down through the blood..."

Summoner: One who is gifted with the ability to summon demonic creatures that are emotionally connected to their human counterparts. As brought to life in the bestselling Summoner series, the magic of summoning is also an art, with a story of its own. The Summoner’s Handbook reveals the story of James Baker -- the epic journal that inspired the series hero, Fletcher, to discover his own summoning abilities. Along with a complete demonology, a guide to the basics of summoning, and glorious artwork from the world of the Hominum Empire, this is the volume that fans of the acclaimed and bestselling series must own.

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We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists
by Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner
Hardcover
Crown Books for Young Readers
Released 10/2/2018

This timely and media-driven approach to the Parkland shooting, as reported by teens in the journalism and broadcasting programs and in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas newspaper, is an inside look at that tragic day and the events that followed that only they could tell.

It showcases how the teens have become media savvy and the skills they have learned and honed--harnessing social media, speaking to the press, and writing effective op-eds. Students will also share specific insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects.

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When We Caught Fire
by Anna Godbersen
Hardcover
HarperTeen
Released 10/2/2018

t’s 1871, and Emmeline Carter is poised to take Chicago’s high society by storm. Between her father’s sudden rise to wealth and her recent engagement to Chicago’s most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can’t stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders Magnuson.

Fiona Byrne, Emmeline’s childhood best friend, is delighted by her friend’s sudden rise to prominence, especially since it means Fiona is free to pursue Anders herself. But when Emmeline risks everything for one final fling with Anders, Fiona feels completely betrayed.

As the summer turns to fall, the city is at a tipping point: friendships are tested, hearts are broken, and the tiniest spark might set everything ablaze.

Sweeping, soapy, and romantic, this is a story about an epic love triangle—one that will literally set the city ablaze and change the lives of three childhood friends forever.

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Words We Don’t Say
by K. J. Reilly
Hardcover
Disney-Hyperion
Released 10/2/2018

Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone.
Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn't been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn't mean he's keeping it together, or even that he has any friends.
So instead of hanging out with people in real life, he drafts text messages. But he never presses send.
As dismal as sophomore year was for Joel, he doesn't see how junior year will be any better. For starters, Eli doesn't know how he feels about her, his best friend Andy's gone, and he basically bombed the SATs. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen with Eli and Benj, the new kid whose mouth seems to be unconnected to his brain, he forms bonds with the people they serve there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain.
In this dazzling, hilarious, and heartbreaking debut, Joel grapples with the aftermath of a tragic loss as he tries to make sense of the problems he's sees all around him with the help of banned books, Winnie-the-Pooh, a field of asparagus, and many pairs of socks.

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11 comments:

  1. Ohmyword! There are sooooo many books I HAVE to read!!

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  2. So many great books coming out this week!

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  3. I think "History Vs. Women" sounds very intriguing!

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  4. There's so many books coming out this week!

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  5. The Last Wish of Sasha Cade sounds terrific. Thanks for the post.

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  6. Thanks for the post! So many good books coming out! Very exciting!

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  7. There are a lot of interesting books coming out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Great books! Thanks for posting and participating in YASH.

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