New Releases: September 8

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (8th – 14th September).

gold talia vanceGold (Bandia #2) by Talia Vance
Publisher: Flux
Release date: September 8th
Descended from an Irish demigod, Brianna has fled to Ireland to escape destruction at the hands of her sworn enemies, the Sons of Killian. Brianna discovers a rift in time that opens to an era before the feud began. But when Brianna and Austin learn that the Sons are raising an army of mythical beasts, the pair will need to use their magical strength in the present to avoid a tragic end.

The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace
Publisher: Flux
Release date: September 8th
Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she’s so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennett. He’s cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn. Now, for the first time in her life, she’s falling in love. There’s only one problem. Bennett is Madelyn’s college professor, and he thinks she’s eighteen – because she hasn’t told him the truth.

antigoddess kendare blakeAntigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: September 10th
Old Gods never die. Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world. Their search leads them to Cassandra.

blood bound keshia swaimBlood Bound by Keshia Swaim
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: September 10th
Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder. Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life. But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.

the chaos of stars kiersten whiteThe Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 10th
Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up. Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.

cherry money baby john m cusickCherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: September 10th
Cherry Kerrigan loves her simple life, her family’s tiny trailer, even working at Burrito Barn. Forget college — she’s marrying her sweetheart from next door. But here comes Ardelia Deen, a glamorous starlet who sweeps Cherry into a world of fast cars and penthouse parties. When Ardelia drops a bomb of an offer — one involving a baby — Cherry knows her life will change forever.

fangirl rainbow rowellFangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release date: September 10th
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. But now that she’s going to college, Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4) by Rick Yancey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 10th
Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop have encountered many horrors together—but can Will endure a monstrumological terror without his mentor? Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will lie in balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided.

friday never leaving vikki wakefieldFriday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 10th
Friday, 17, flees memories of her mother, grandad, and the family curse. She joins Silence in a street gang led by beautiful charismatic Arden, and escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never leaving, Friday faces the ghosts of her past. Sometimes you have to stay to finish what you started, and before you can find out who you are, you have to become someone you never meant to be.

Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments by Brian Yansky
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: September 10th
Jesse has had the worst year of his life. First a race of homicidal (but very polite) aliens invaded Earth, killing pretty much everyone and enslaving the few people left behind. Now Jesse is revered as some sort of Chosen One. With thousands of aliens already on Earth and thirty million more about to arrive, Jesse has to decide whether to embrace his maybe-destiny before the world is completely destroyed. No pressure.

little red lies julie johnstonLittle Red Lies by Julie Johnston
Publisher: Tundra Books
Release date: September 10th
The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. The lies she tells herself hoping to reach solutions to the problems complicating her life merely function to make matters worse. Ultimately, she finds a way to come to terms with life as it reaches an end and life as it begins.

Living With Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: September 10th
After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt — and find a way to forgive. He finds some moments of peace when he practices karate with Stella, the girl upstairs and his one real friend. He wonders if they could be more than friends, but Stella’s jealous boyfriend will make sure that doesn’t happen. And maybe it doesn’t matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he was a True Karate Man?

Monsters (Ashes Trilogy #3) by Isla Bick
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Release date: September 10th
When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn’t get much worse-until the doctors found the monster in her head. She headed into the wilderness to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death. But now, with no hope of rescue-on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won’t quit-she discovers a new and horrifying truth.

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins (ed.)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: September 10th
Using humor as the common denominator, a multicultural cast of YA authors steps up to the mic to share stories touching on race. Listen in as ten YA authors – some familiar, some new – use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. This collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poingnant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.

possession j elizabeth hillPossession (Mirrors of Bershan #2) by J. Elizabeth Hill
Self-published
Release date: September 10th
After binding themselves to each other through their magic, Faylanna Derrion and Tavis journey back to her ancestral home, Iondis, intent on restoring the estate to its former beauty. From the moment they arrive, they find the secret horrors of the place aren’t exhausted yet. The truths each learn will test Faylanna and Tavis’ love for each other. Will they be able to endure the pain and chaos they face, or will it tear them apart?

relativity cristin bisharaRelativity by Cristin Bishara
Publisher: Walker Children’s
Release date: September 10th
If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities. Suddenly, Ruby’s ideal world could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world?

Rogue (Croak #3) by Gina Damico
Publisher: Graphia
Release date: September 10th
Lex is a teenage Grim Reaper with the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Things go from bad to worse, and when at last the fate of the Afterlife and all the souls of the Damned hang in the balance, it falls to Lex and her friends to make one final, impossible choice.

rose under fire elizabeth weinRose Under Fire (Code Name Verity #2) by Elizabeth Wein
Publisher: Miramax
Release date: September 10th
While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store for her?

Smoke (Burned #2) by Ellen Hopkins
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release date: September 10th
Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened that night. Her father might be finally gone, but without Pattyn, Jackie is desperately isolated. Alone and in disguise, Pattyn starts a new life, but is it even possible?

thin space jody casellaThin Space by Jody Casella
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 10th
Ever since the car accident that killed his twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt. He has only one chance to make amends. He must find a Thin Space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side. But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the unraveling of all his secrets.

thornhill kathleen peacockThornhill (Hemlock #2) by Kathleen Peacock
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 10th
Mac sets out in search of Kyle with Jason—and Amy’s all-seeing ghost—in tow. Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado—but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.

the waking dark robin wassermanThe Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 10th
They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Now, something is reawakening in the sleepy town of Oleander’s—something dark and hungry. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. They have no choice but to face the darkness in their town—and in themselves.

until it hurts to stop jennifer r hubbardUntil It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: September 12th
Four years have passed since Maggie’s tormentor, Raleigh, moved out of town, but her words still sting. How can Maggie expect more than friendship from Nick when all she’s ever been told is that she’s ugly, she’s pathetic, she’s unworthy of love? And how can she ever feel safe, now that Raleigh is suddenly—terrifyingly—back in town?

unthinkable nancy werlinUnthinkable (Impossible #2) by Nancy Werlin
Publisher: Dial
Release date: September 12th
Fenella was trapped in the faerie realm for hundreds of years, but now that Lucy has broken the curse, why is Fenella still trapped in Faerie? In her desperation, Fenella makes a deal with the faerie queen: If she can accomplish three acts of destruction, she will be free, at last, to die. But if she fails, the consequences will be dire.

darkest worlds katie frenchDarkest Worlds: A Dystopian Anthology by Katie French (ed.)
Self-published
Release date: September 13th
An anthology that explores what humans are made of when society falls to its knees. Darkest Worlds includes six original novellas by award-winning authors and best sellers of Young Adult and New Adult Dystopia. All proceeds go to Girls Write Now, a charity that promotes literacy of inner-city girls.

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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.

4 Comments

  1. I am super excited for Fangirl and Rose Under Fire. I loved both authors’ previous work so I can’t wait to see what they do in their new books.