New Releases: September 29

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (29th September – 5th October).

the beautiful and the damned jessica verdayThe Beautiful and the Damned by Jessica Verday
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 1st
A spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Hollow series. When teenage witch Cyn meets paranormal hunter Avian she discovers that she is an Echo—a conduit for souls of the dead. Cyn’s powers are overwhelming and her only hope is to return to Sleepy Hollow and vanquish the source of her power—but she may not survive the process.

blackout robison wellsBlackout by Robison Wells
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 1st
Laura and Alec are trained terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are high school students. There was no reason for them to ever meet. But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined.

eat brains love jeff hartEat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 1st
Two teenage zombies search for brains, love, and answers in this surprisingly romantic and laugh-out-loud funny debut novel with guts. Jake Stephen’s whole life changed when he and Amanda locked eyes across the cafeteria, and at the exact same instant, they turned into zombies and devoured half their senior class. Three teens are led on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.

the enchanted heir cinda williams chimaThe Enchanted Heir (The Heir Chronicles #4) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 1st
At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a global network that hunts the undead, and is being groomed as their leader. Emma Claire Greenwood knows nothing of magic until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah’s life—and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions.

endless jessica shirvingtonEndless (Embrace #4) by Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: October 1st
Angels are real. They aren’t always kind. Violet Eden is certain of this because she is Grigori – part angel, part human. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace her angel self to save the people she cares about. But death is not the worst thing that Violet will face. For her, the endless question ‘Can love conquer all?’ will finally be answered.

endless knight kresley coleEndless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles #2) by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 1st
In the second book of the Arcana Chronicles Evie has now fully come into her powers as the tarot Empress. And Jackson was there to see it all. In the aftermath of killing Arthur, the tarot Alchemist, Evie realizes that a war is brewing between the other teens that, following the apocalypse, have been given powers. It’s kill or be killed.

entangled amy rose capettaEntangled by Amy Rose Capetta
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 1st
Seventeen-year-old Cade’s world is shaken when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan. Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her first friends—on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.

finding home lauren k mckellarFinding Home by Lauren K. McKellar
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Release date: October 1st
When Amy’s mum dies, the last thing she expects is to be kicked off her dad’s music tour all the way to her Aunt Lou in a depressing hole of a seaside town. But it’s okay — Amy learned how to cope with the best, and soon finds a hard-drinking, party-loving crowd to help ease the pain. It takes a hard truth from her only friend before Amy realises that she has to come to terms with her past, before she destroys her future.

goodbye rebel blue shelley coriellGoodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: October 1st
Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith.

hereafter kate brianHereafter (Shadowlands #2) by Kate Brian
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 1st
Rory Miller’s world is about to change. Picturesque Juniper Landing isn’t what it seems. All Rory wants is the truth about the swirling fog that rolls in each morning, the bridge that leads to nowhere, and those beautiful locals who seem to watch Rory’s every move. Even if learning the truth means learning that she can never go home again.

hero alethea kontisHero (Woodcutter Sisters #2) by Alethea Kontis
Publisher: Harcourt Books
Release date: October 1st
Saturday Woodcutter thinks she’s the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction?

hideous love stephanie hemphillHideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Stephanie Hemphill
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 1st
Hideous Love is the fascinating story of Gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl fled her restrictive home only to find herself in the shadow of a brilliant but moody boyfriend, famed poet Percy Shelley. This luminous verse novel from award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill reveals how nineteen-year-old Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history.

how to love katie cotugnoHow to Love by Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 1st
Almost three years after Sawyer LeGrande disappeared leaving his devastated – and pregnant – girlfriend Reena Montero behind, there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. When Sawyer returns, Reena tells herself she doesn’t want anything to do with him. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer again?

made of stars kelley yorkMade of Stars by Kelley York
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 1st
Hunter and Ashlin Jackson’s mysterious, adventurous friend Chance is harbouring deep secrets. When Chance’s mother turns up with a bullet to the head, all eyes shift to Chance and his dad. Hunter and Ashlin know Chance is innocent… they just have to prove it. But how can they protect the boy they both love when they can’t trust a word Chance says?

midnight city j barton mitchellMidnight City (Conquered Earth #1) by J. Barton Mitchell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 1st
Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, there is one group left to resist: Children. Holt Hawkins, Mira Toombs and a mysterious girl named Zoey encounter mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates and feuding alien armies, all while discovering that Zoey has powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all.

perfect ruin lauren destefanoPerfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 1st
On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. When a murder rocks the city, Morgan can’t stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence.

pretenders lisi harrisonPretenders (Pretenders #1) by Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: October 1st
Each year at a New Jersey high school, the school yearbook names the five most outstanding freshman. An anonymous student has complied evidence against the five students and compiles her findings into a book to send to every student in the school. This is that book.

shadowlark meagan spoonerShadowlark (Skylark #2) by Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Release date: October 1st
Ever since she escaped the city within the Wall, Lark Ainsley’s wanted one thing: to find her brother Basil. And now, hidden underground in Lethe, Lark feels closer to him than ever. But Lethe is a city cowering in fear of its founder, Prometheus, and of his private police force. To get to Basil, Lark has no choice but to face Prometheus.

SickMechfinalSick by Tom Leveen
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: October 1st
Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.

six months later natalie richardsSix Months Later by Natalie Richards
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: October 1st
Chloe wakes one day to find she can’t remember the last six months of her life. Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he’s her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won’t speak to her. What happened to her? And why can’t she remember?

stained cheryl rainfieldStained by Cheryl Rainfield
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 1st
Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life Sarah has been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside.

unbreakable kami garciaUnbreakable (Legion #1) by Kami Garcia
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: October 1st
When twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy Water’s room and destroy a spirit sent to kill her, she learns the truth: her mother was part of an ancient society protecting the world from a vengeful demon — and all five members were murdered on the same night. Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive.

wild cards simone elkelesWild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 1st
A football scholarship would finally give Ashtyn Parker the chance to leave everything behind, so she pours everything into winning a state championship. When the star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team, Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek – someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules.

everything breaks vicki groveEverything Breaks by Vicki Grove
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: October 3rd
“I’ll catch up to you later,” were the last words Tucker would ever say to his friends. It was the last time Tucker would ever see them alive. When he meets the Ferryman on the border between the world of the living from the world of the dead, Tucker gets a chance to decide: live or die. The temptation to join his three best friends on the other side may be too much for Tucker to overcome.

9780670786206_ManMadeBoy_JK.inddMan Made Boy by Jon Skovron
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Release date: October 3rd
Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. But when conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak.

picture me gone meg rosoffPicture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: October 3rd
Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room—sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father’s best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her father travel from London to find him. But just when she’s closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best.

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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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