New Releases: September 1

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (1st – 7th September).

A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Release date: September 1st
A retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Sixteen-year-old Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Yet when events lead her to face certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make – and a promise to keep. She is not the girl others want her to be. But in Dot Hutchison’s dark and sensuous debut novel, the name “Ophelia” is as deeply, painfully, tragically real as “Hamlet”.

The 100 (The Hundred #1) by Kass Morgan
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
Humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.

all our yesterdays cristin terrillAll Our Yesterdays (Cassandra Chronicles #1) by Cristin Terrill
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: September 3rd
Imprisoned in a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present.

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick
Publisher: Feiwell & Friends
Release date: September 3rd
Frustrated with his depressed father, fifteen-year-old Rich sneaks into his office and breaks into a locked cabinet that holds his dad’s prized possession: an electric guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix. Before he knows it, Rich is transported to the side of a road in Upstate New York. It’s 1969, and he’s at Woodstock with his teenaged dad. What Rich learns, who he meets, and what he does could change his life forever.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. One morning, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save herself the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

conjured sarah beth durstConjured by Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Walker Children’s
Release date: September 3rd
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name – but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she’s in a witness protection program. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say – or do – to her to get her to remember. Eve must find out who and what she really is – but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

dead ends erin jade langeDead Ends by Erin Jade Lange
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: September 3rd
Dane Washington is one suspension away from expulsion. Billy D. spends his high school days in Special Ed. Billy is sure the riddles his absent father left in an atlas are really clues to finding him again and through a bizarre turn of events, he talks Dane into joining him on the search. A bully and a boy with Down syndrome make for an unlikely friendship, but together, they work through the clues. But they’re all dead ends. Until the final clue…

dead is just a dream marlene perezDead Is Just a Dream (Dead Is #8) by Marlene Perez
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
The people of Nightshade, California, are dying in their sleep, and fifteen-year-old warrior Jessica Walsh is determined to find the killer… or killers. Nightshade is crawling with paranormal people like Jessica and it’s possible that the anti-paranormal group the Scourge is back to get rid of them. Or are the disturbing works of a strange painter somehow at the heart of the mystery? Jessica is losing sleep – but she’s got to figure it out before the night terrors strike again.

eternal kristi cookEternal (Winterhaven #3) by Kristi Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 3rd
Forced to endure the violent punishment of the Tribunal for murders he has no recollection of committing, Aidan is slowly rotting away in a Paris dungeon. Violet works to prove Aidan’s innocence and unravel the haunting vision that plagues her thoughts—the death of someone close to her. It’s only when the war reaches the doors of Winterhaven and tragedy strikes the school that Violet has to finally accept her fate. But that could mean losing Aidan—forever.

Eternity (Fury #3) by Elizabeth Miles
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 3rd
The nightmare Emily Winters has been living through for months shows no sign of ending. Em feels…different. She’s angry, and never cold, and too strong. It’s only a matter of time before she turns into the thing she hates the most. Her involvement with Crow and JD has grown more complicated. and both will do anything to save her. Anything. The Furies love to play games, but this time they’re deadly serious… and they hate to lose.

Invincible (Invincible #1) by Dewayne Haslett
Publisher: Lulu
Release date: September 3rd
Troy Connor has no idea who he is. He doesn’t know where he came from, or how and why he ended up in the crime-ridden streets of Detroit. All that he knows are the disturbing nightmares that haunt his mind, the strange, powerful skills he develops, and the plans he has in store for them. As he learns to harness his new abilities, Troy must deal with love, a deadly enemy, and a mysterious stranger who may hold the secrets to his past.

Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace with Chris, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth: Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her. If Chris is in love with a lie, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?

the lord of opium nancy farmerThe Lord of Opium (Matteo Alacran #2) by Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
Now fourteen years old, Matt, the boy who was cloned from evil drug lord El Patrón in The House of the Scorpion rules his own country, the Land of Opium, the only thriving place in a world ravaged by ecological disaster. Though he knows that the cure for ending the suffering is hidden in Opium, Matt faces obstacles and enemies at every turn when he tries to use his power to help.

natural selection malinda loNatural Selection (Adaptation #1.5) by Malinda Lo
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
Before she met her girlfriend Reese, before she knew the role she would play in the fate of two worlds, Amber was a fifteen-year-old Imrian torn between two identities. Malinda Lo’s digital exclusive novella companion to Adaptation and Inheritance takes readers on a journey through Amber’s past, giving fans a glimpse into her life on Kurra and a deeper understanding of one of Adaptation’s most compelling characters.

the outside laura bickleThe Outside (The Hallowed Ones #2) by Laura Bickle
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release date: September 3rd
After a plague of vampires is unleashed in the world, Katie is kicked out of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. Now in exile, she enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two “English” friends and a horse by her side. Together they seek answers and other survivors—but each sunset brings the threat of vampire attack, and each sunrise the threat of starvation.

phoenix overture jodi meadowsPhoenix Overture (Incarnate #2.5) by Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release date: September 3rd
Told from the perspective of Sam, the sensitive musician from Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate series, lifetimes before he meets Ana, Phoenix Overture is a story of love and loss, strength and courage, and facing the consequences of the hardest of decisions. A novella companion to Newsoul.

Project Cain (Project Cain #1) by Geoffrey Girard
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson’s life changes forever when the man he’d thought was his father tells him he was constructed from the DNA of an infamous serial killer in a laboratory only seven years ago. When his less-stable fellow clones are set free by the geneticist who created them, the killing begins. Only Jeff can help track the clones down before it’s too late. But will he catch the ‘monsters’ before becoming one himself?

projection risa greenProjection by Risa Green
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: September 3rd
The Plotinus Ability, the Oculus Society’s jealously guarded secret power to trade souls, hinges on a kiss. But when Ariel films popular girls Gretchen and Jessica kissing, their lives are shattered and they vanish from Delphi. Two years later, Ariel is suddenly the most popular junior in town, but wracked with guilt over what she did to Gretchen and Jessica. When both girls reappear, Ariel finds herself pawn, suspect, and key player in their scheme.

scorched mari mancusiScorched by Mari Mancusi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 3rd
Trinity thinks she’s going crazy when she starts hearing voices. Then she meets two brothers from a future scorched by dragonfire and learns the truth – there’s a genuine dragon egg somewhere in her dusty little West Texas town. One brother wants to destroy the egg, the other wants to save it. Trinity has no idea which brother to believe. All she has to go by is the voice in her head – a dragon that won’t be tamed.

the social code sadie hayesThe Social Code (The Start-Up #1) by Sadie Hayes
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release date: September 3rd
Eighteen-year-old twins Adam and Amelia Dory learned the hard way to rely only on each other, growing up in a small town. But everything changes when both are offered scholarships to Stanford University – and catapulted into the dazzling world of Silicon Valley. But no amount of prestige can prepare them for the envy, backstabbing and cool calculation of their new powerful peers.

somebody up there hates you hollis seamonSomebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
Chemo, radiation, watching your mom age twenty years in twenty months: if that’s part of the Big Dude’s plan, then it’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? Somebody Up There Hates You. Ritchie and Sylvie live in a hospice. As far as Ritchie’s concerned, there’s just him and her, a guy and a girl. And they want to live, in their way, by their own rules, in whatever time they’ve got.

starry nights daisy whitneyStarry Nights by Daisy Whitney
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release date: September 3rd
Seventeen-year-old Julien loves spending his free time at the museum poring over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor. Julien and falls in love with Clio, a girl from a painting, but soon paintings begin to disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world’s greatest art at the expense of their love.

sweet legacy tera lynn childsSweet Legacy (Medusa Girls #3) by Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 3rd
Greer, Gretchen and Grace cannot hesitate as they seek the location of the lost door between the realms, even as monsters and the gods of Olympus descend on San Francisco in battle-ready droves. What will the girls’ immortal legacy be? Three teenage descendants of Medusa must unite to restore balance to the world in this action-packed series with plenty of romance.

takedown allison van diepenTakedown by Allison von Diepen
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 3rd
Darren took the fall for Diamond Tony, the notorious head of the city’s drug cartel. Two years later, Darren’s finally out of juvie—and determined to get even. Working as an informant for the police, Darren infiltrates Diamond Tony’s operation. But falling for sweet, innocent Jessica was not part of that plan. She’s a distraction—and a liability. Darren has to stay on his game if he’s going to protect Jessica—and if he’s going to stay alive.

the transfer veronica rothThe Transfer (Divergent #0.5) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 3rd
The first of four short stories exploring the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton.

 

two lies and a spy kat carltonTwo Lies and a Spy by Kat Carlton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 3rd
When sixteen-year-old Kari’s dad sends her an unexpected text, she and her brother immediately go into hiding. Because when your parents are superspies and your dad declares a Code Black, it can only mean something bad. Kari soon discovers that her parents have been disavowed and declared traitors, and she’s determined to clear their names. Breaking into the Agency seems like a reasonable plan.

when the world was flat ingrid jonachWhen the World Was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: September 3rd
When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks. But Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding a secret that is bigger and much more terrifying and beautiful than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again.

the woken gods gwenda bondThe Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: September 3rd
Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke all around the world. Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., dominated by the embassies of divine pantheons and watched over by the mysterious Society of the Sun that governs mankind’s relations with the gods. But when Kyra’s father disappears with a dangerous Egyptian relic, she must set off to recover them both.

The Earth Dwellers (The Dwellers #4) by David Estes
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: September 5th
As President Borg Lecter threatens to annihilate the Country tribes in order to expand his glass-domed empire, Adele’s only hope of survival is the consolidation of Dwellers and Country power before it’s too late. The world sits on the edge of a knife. Will Adele, Tristan, Dazz, and Siena defeat Lecter and his army of killers in time?

the elites natasha nganThe Elites by Natasha Ngan
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: September 5th
Hundreds of years into the future, only one city has survived: Neo-Babel, a city full of cultures – and racial tension. Fifteen-year-old Silver is an Elite, a citizen of Neo-Babel chosen to guard the city due to her superior DNA. But after the assassination of Neo Babel’s president, Silver is forced to flee. Silver will have to fight to find her family, uncover the truth about Neo-Babel and come to terms with her complicated feelings for her best friend.

hurt tabitha suzumaHurt by Tabitha Suzuma
Publisher: Definitions
Release date: September 5th
Why would a guy like Mathéo Walsh want to die? At seventeen, he is Britain’s most promising diving champion. He has always been a stable, well-adjusted guy until one weekend he cannot seem to remember. Something terrible happened that weekend – something violent and twisted. As he pieces back the buried memories, he finds himself staring at the reflection of a monster. Tormented, Mathéo finds himself faced with the most devastating choice of his life.

More Than This by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 5th
A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth searches for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this…

Student Bodies (Poltergeeks #2) by Sean Cummings
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: September 5th
Whoever said being a teenage witch would be easy? It’s not for fifteen-year-old Julie Richardson, the city’s resident protector from supernatural evil. Julie and über genius boyfriend Marcus are in a race against time to find out who is behind murderous attacks. If she has any hope of saving their lives, she’ll need a little help from a coven of white witches and an Aboriginal mage whose snarky attitude is matched only by her magical prowess.

united we spy ally carterUnited We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: September 5th
Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.

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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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