New Releases: October 6

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (6th – 12th October).

confessions the private school murders james patterson maxine paetroConfessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions #2) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 7th
Tandy Angel may have played the hero when she solved the case of her magnificently wealthy parents’ mysterious deaths, but she isn’t done yet. Her brother Matthew stands trial for homicide, young girls are found murdered all around New York’s Upper West side, and Tandy is determined to use her piercing intellect to get to the bottom of both cases.

bang lisa mcmannBang (Visions #2) by Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 8th
Jules should be happy. But the nightmare’s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to her boyfriend Sawyer. Sawyer’s vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there’s a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Jules and Sawyer have to work out the details fast, because they may be among the casualties…

backwards todd mitchellBackwards by Todd Mitchell
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: October 8th
At the moment Dan’s life ends, the Rider’s begins. Unwillingly tied to Dan, who seems to be shuffling through life, the Rider finds himself moving backwards in time, each day revealing more of the series of events that led to Dan’s suicide. As the Rider struggles to figure out what he’s meant to do, he revels in the life Dan ignores. Most of all, the Rider notices Cat, but Cat doesn’t want anything to do with Dan. Can the Rider make things right before it’s too late?

beauty's daughter carolyn meyerBeauty’s Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy by Carolyn Meyer
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
Hermione’s mother is Helen of Troy, the famed beauty of Greek myth. Helen is beautiful and impulsive, and when she falls in love with charming Prince Paris, she runs off with him to Troy, abandoning her distraught daughter. Determined to reclaim their enchanting queen, the Greek army sails for Troy. Hermione stows away in one of the thousand ships in the fleet and witnesses the start of the legendary Trojan War.

blythewood carol goodmanBlythewood by Carol Goodman
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: October 8th
At seventeen, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific fire, and escaped from an insane asylum. Now she’s on her way to Blythewood Academy where she hopes to unravel her family’s murky past and discover the identity of the mysterious boy who rescued her. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark secret of what Blythewood is. And the more rigorously Ava digs into the past, the more dangerous her present becomes.

the brokenhearted amelia kahaneyThe Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 8th
Anthem Fleet is closely guarded by her parents, but when she meets the handsome Gavin at a party on the wrong side of town, she is immediately drawn into his dangerous world. Then, in a tragic accident, Anthem falls to her death. She awakes in an underground lab, with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. As she navigates her new life, she uncovers the chilling secret of her family lineage… and her duty to uphold it.

bzrk reloaded michael grantBZRK Reloaded (BZRK #2) by Michael Grant
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release date: October 8th
The entire BZRK cell – including Noah and Sadie – has been left in pieces after the last round of battle with the Armstrong Twins. Vincent’s mind is shattered, and his memories hold dangerous secrets – secrets that Lear, BZRK’s mysterious leader, will stop at nothing to protect. Meanwhile, the wall of secrets that surrounds the nano is cracking. What will it reveal? And once the dust has settled, who will be sane enough to find out?

desert tales melissa marrDesert Tales: A Wicked Lovely Companion Novel by Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 8th
Return to the world of Melissa Marr’s bestselling series and discover how the events of Wicked Lovely set a different faery tale in motion. Originally presented as a manga series and now available for the first time as a stand-alone novel, Desert Tales combines tentative romance, outward strength, and inner resolve in a faery story of desert and destiny.

emerald green kerstin gierEmerald Green (Ruby Red Trilogy #3) by Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release date: October 8th
Gwen has a destiny to fulfil, but no one will tell her what it is. She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.

the extra kathryn laskyThe Extra by Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: October 8th
One ordinary afternoon, fifteen-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler’s police and imprisoned as part of the “Gypsy plague”. Lilo is chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra. Life on the film set is bizarre. Lilo and the other extras are barely fed, closely guarded, and kept in a locked barn. Lilo takes matters into her own hands, effecting an escape and running for her life.

the eye of minds james dashnerThe Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine #1) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
Like most gamers, Michael spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. But one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they want Michael on their team.

the house of hades rick riordanThe House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 8th
Annabeth and Percy have tumbled into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea.

juvie steve watkinsJuvie by Steve Watkins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: October 8th
Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one. But when both sisters are caught up in a drug deal — wrong place, wrong time — it falls to Sadie to confess to a crime she didn’t commit to keep Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care. Sadie is supposed to get off with a slap on the wrist, but somehow, impossibly, gets sentenced to six months in juvie. Can Sadie survive her time in juvie with her spirit intact?

the kingdom of little wounds susann cokalThe Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: October 8th
A mysterious illness plagues the royal family of Skyggehavn, and a devious plot is in motion. Here in the palace at Skyggehavn, things are seldom as they seem — and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined with that of mad Queen Isabel.

the midnight dress karen foxleeThe Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
Quiet misfit Rose doesn’t expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly. Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue — a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls.

muckers sandra neil wallaceMuckers by Sandra Neil Wallace
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
Felix O’Sullivan’s world is crumbling around him. His older brother, Bobby, died in the war, and he’s been struggling to follow in his footsteps ever since. That means assuming Bobby’s old position as quarterback, and leading the last-ever Muckers team to the championship. Maybe then his angry, broken-hearted father will acknowledge him, and they’ll be able to put Bobby’s death behind them. Luckily, miracles can happen all the time on the field.

no angel helen keebleNo Angel by Helen Keeble
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 8th
Rafael Angelos just got handed the greatest gift any teenage boy could ever dream of. Upon arriving at his new boarding school for senior year, he discovered that he is the ONLY male student. But what should have been a godsend isn’t exactly heaven on Earth. Raffi’s about to learn that St. Mary’s is actually a hub for demons, and that he was summoned to the school by someone expecting him to save the day.

one crow alone s d crockettOne Crow Alone (After the Snow #2) by S. D. Crockett
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: October 8th
The long, bitter winters are getting worse, and a state of emergency has been declared across Europe. After the death of her grandmother and the evacuation of her village, fifteen-year-old Magda and Ivan smuggle their way out of Poland to London. But in London riots are commonplace and the growing chaos is exploited by criminals and terrorists alike. They will need all the cunning and they possess to navigate the frozen wilderness of Britain.

premeditated josin mcqueinPremeditated by Josin L. McQuein
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists. Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why. Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan. Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair. Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage. Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire. By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead.

pull down the night nathan koteckiPull Down the Night (The Suburban Strange #2) by Nathan Kotecki
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
This year at Suburban High School is just as troubling as the last. A curly-haired girl ghost is disrupting lives with dreaded “kiss notes,” and students are inexplicably sinking into depression. Bruno—the new kid on the block—finds himself at the center of the mystery when he discovers his natural map-reading abilities are actually supernatural.

red alison cherryRed by Alison Cherry
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
Felicity St. John has it all. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair. Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. But Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. Felicity isn’t about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?

resist sarah crossanResist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release date: October 8th
Bea, Alina, and Quinn are on the run. Bea has lost her family. Alina has lost her home. And Quinn has lost his privileged life. Can they survive in the perilous Outlands? Can they finish the revolution they began? Their only chance is to stand together, even when terrible circumstances force them apart. When the future of human society is in danger, these teens must decide where their allegiances lie.

season of the witch mariah fredericksSeason of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Release date: October 8th
Queen Bee Chloe is going to make Toni suffer for whatever transpired between Toni and Chloe’s boyfriend, Oliver, over the summer. It isn’t long before things get so ugly that Toni fears for her safety. What’s a scared teenager to do? Guided by Cassandra — a girl experimenting with witchcraft — Toni casts a spell on Chloe that may actually cause her death. Could Toni have really made such an awful thing happen?

time after time tamara ireland stoneTime After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 8th
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. It’s not a perfect arrangement, but each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen. Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?

tandem anna jarzabTandem (Many-Worlds #1) by Anna Jarzab
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 8th
Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather’s stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real – until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.

just one year gayle formanJust One Year (Just One Day #2) by Gayle Forman
Publisher: Dutton Children’s
Release date: October 10th
After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Year is Willem’s story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson’s own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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