New Releases: September 15

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (15th – 21st September).

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 17th
Josie Byrne thinks things can’t get worse, until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo every night at 3:59 a.m. Jo’s life is everything Josie wants. It all seems real, but they’re just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo. From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.

The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 17th
Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. It is her duty to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs. But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.

dead girls don't lie jennifer shaw wolfDead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Publisher: Walker Children’s
Release date: September 17th
Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel’s last text is the first clue—starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel’s death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth.

the dream thieves maggie stiefvaterThe Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 17th
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: September 17th
At the heart of New Vegas is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there.

killer of enemies joseph bruchacKiller of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Tu Books
Release date: September 17th
In a post-apocalyptic steam age world, Lozen hunts monsters to ensure the safety of her kidnapped family. But with every monster she takes down, Lozen’s powers grow, and she connects those powers to an ancient legend of her people. It soon becomes clear to Lozen that she is not just a hired gun. Lozen is meant to be a hero.

once we were kat zhangOnce We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2) by Kat Zhang
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September: 17th
Eva secretly lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls. Now fugitives, Eva and Addie find shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance. Despite clashes over their shared body, both girls are eager to join the rebellion. Yet as they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence, they start to wonder: How far are they willing to go to fight for hybrid freedom?

Saving Raphael Santiago (The Bane Chronicles #6) by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release date: September: 17th
A Manhattan teen—Raphael Santiago—is missing, and Magnus Bane must track him down before it’s too late. In 1950s New York City, a distraught mother hires Magnus Bane to find her missing son, Raphael. But even if he can be found, is Raphael beyond saving?

The Taming of the Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #3) by Louise Rennison
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 17th
After the thing-that-will-never-be-mentioned last term, Tallulah is keen to put all thoughts of Cain behind her. Their performing arts college may have been saved, but for how long is anyone’s guess. So will Tallulah finally get to wear those golden slippers of applause or will Dr Lightowler swoop down on her glory days? Don your craziest tights and Irish dance your way to some surprising and hilariously unexpected answers…

this song will save your life leila salesThis Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: September 17th
Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

tumble and fall alexandra couttsTumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: September 17th
The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that’s left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

united we spy ally carterUnited We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: September 17th
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.

the wicked within kelly keatonThe Wicked Within (Gods & Monsters #3) by Kelly Keaton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 17th
Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to find the Hands of Zeus to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus—and Athena always gets what she wants. Ari knows that her city, her friends, Sebastian—her life—depend upon her finding the statue before Athena.

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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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