New Releases: September 22

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (22nd – 28th September).

a radiant sky jocelyn daviesA Radiant Sky (A Beautiful Dark #3) by Jocelyn Davies
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 24th
Since the night of her seventeenth birthday, Skye has been torn between two opposites: Light and Dark, the Order and the Rebellion, Devin and Asher. With the help of her friends, Skye forges her own path, but completing the mission is more dangerous than she could have imagined. Dark days lie ahead, and if Skye is to survive, she’ll need to rely on her extraordinary powers and the strength of her will.

a spark unseen sharon cameronA Spark Unseen (The Dark Unwinding #2) by Sharon Cameron
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 24th
When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe and flees to Paris, where she hopes to find Lane, who is suspected to be dead. But with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.

battle magic tamora pierceBattle Magic (Circle Reforged #3) by Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 24th
On their way to the first Circle temple in Gyongxi, mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy pay a visit to the emperor’s summer palace. Although treated like royalty when they first arrive, the mages soon discover that the emperor plans to invade Gyongxi. The three mages rush to Gyongxi to warn its citizens of the impending attack, but even with the help of new allies, will their combined forces be enough to fight the imperial army and win the war?

chasing shadows swati avasthiChasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 24th
Corey, Holly, and Savitri are inseparable until a tragedy strikes Corey down. After, Holly and Savitri are coming unglued. Holly says she’s chasing Corey’s killer. Savitri fears Holly’s just running wild. Friends should stand by each other in times of crisis. A gripping portrait of two girls teetering on the edge of grief and insanity. Two girls who will find out just how many ways there are to lose a friend… and how many ways to be lost.

countdown michelle rowenCountdown by Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: September 24th
Kira Jordan survived her family’s murder and months on plague-devastated city streets. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. Kira’s only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can’t escape.

the darkest path jeff hirschThe Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 24th
A civil war rages between the Glorious Path – a militant religion – and what’s left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe was captured and forced to convert six years ago. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal’s loyalties.

the fallout s.a. bodeenThe Fallout (The Compound #2) by S.A. Bodeen
Publisher: Feiwell & Friends
Release date: September 24th
After barely escaping from the compound where Eli’s dad kept his family for six years, they’re learning to acclimate to “normal” life—whatever that is for them. It seems like the entire world wants to know what happened to this high profile family. But Eli can’t escape the creeping feeling that they’re being watched everywhere they go. Nothing seems to be “normal” anymore. New people are entering their lives—but who can Eli and his family trust?

find me romily bernardFind Me by Romily Bernard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 24th
“Find Me.” These are the words Wick Tate finds in recently-deceased Tessa Waye’s diary. Wick has little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target. Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare. But she’s going to find this killer no matter what. Because it just got personal.

inheritance malinda loInheritance (Adaptation #2) by Malinda Lo
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 24th
Reese and David are not normal teens—not since they were adapted with alien DNA. Now everyone is trying to get to them: the government, the Imria, and a mysterious corporation that would do anything for the upper hand against the aliens. Meanwhile, her choice between Davidand her ex-girlfriend Amber, an Imrian, will play a critical role in determining the future of humanity, the Imria’s place in it, and the inheritance she and David will bring to the universe.

inhuman kat fallsInhuman (Fetch #1) by Kat Falls
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 24th
America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. When sixteen-year-old Lane’s father is caught crossing the West-East border, she agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking her very DNA in the Savage Zone with handsome, roguish Rafe. But though Rafe doesn’t exhibit any signs of mutation, he may not be trustworthy.

marie antoinette serial killer katie alenderMarie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 24th
Colette is excited to go to Paris. But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks suspiciously like Marie Antoinette. With the help of a charming French boy she uncovers a shocking secret involving a dark, hidden history. When Colette realizes she may hold the key to the mystery, her own life is suddenly in danger…

not a drop to drink minda mcginnisNot a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 24th
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all. But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

the paradox of vertical flight emil ostrovskiThe Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release date: September 24th
What happens when you put a suicidal eighteen-year-old philosophy student, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, and his newborn baby in a truck and send them to Grandma’s house? Funny, heart-wrenching, and wholly original, this debut novel by Emil Ostrovski explores the nature of family, love, friendship, fate, fatherhood, and myth.

steelheart brandon sandersonSteelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: September 24th
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. The Reckoners, who spend their lives studying Epics, are the only ones who can kill them. David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father.

through the zombie glass gena showalterThrough the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2) by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: September 24th
Teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home – now fears she may be losing her mind as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more than she does now. But as her boyfriend strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.

untold sarah rees brennanUntold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Random House
Release date: September 24th
On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. Now the powerful Lynburn family are back and gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?

where the stars still shine trish dollerWhere the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release date: September 24th
Stolen as a child and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love, even with someone who seems an improbable choice, is more than just a possibility.

all the truth that's in me julie berryAll the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: September 26th
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. But when long-buried secrets come to light Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever.

the falconer elizabeth mayThe Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
Publisher: Gollancz
Release date: September 26th
Lady Aileana Kameron was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it’s 1844 and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

shadows robin mckinleyShadows by Robin McKinley
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Release date: September 26th
Val, Maggie’s new stepfather, is from Oldworld, where they still use magic. Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. When Maggie meets Casimir, a boy from Oldworld, earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his mysterious shadows. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggie’s discovering the world will need both science and magic to survive.

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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.

1 Comment

  1. Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender looks pretty interesting! I will have to keep it in mind next time I do some book ordering/shopping!