John Green’s New Book Is out in October!

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Did you know John Green has a new book coming out this October? His new titled is called Turtles All the Way Down and is slated to be released on October 10th. Mark your calendars!

Turtles All the Way Down is about sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Bonus: John Green just posted a reading of the first chapter!

 

September’s Most Wanted

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A couple of popular authors will be releasing titles this September so make sure you get on the holds list!

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Published on September 5th

In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica–the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.But what they discover in Antica will change them both–and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

 

Warcross by Marie Lu
Published September 12th

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game–it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships–only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

 

Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
Out September 26th

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.
Enter the Grishaverse… Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.
Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strange–to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, each of them lavishly illustrated and culminating in stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

New Teen Books for June

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Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure. But appearances–and rivals–can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option–to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen
Louna’s years working at her mother’s wedding planning business–as well as the tragic end of her first love–have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna’s mind and give her a second chance at love.

Roar by Cora Carmack
In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

Saints and misfits by S.K. Ali
Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O’Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend’s cousin–a holy star in the Muslim community–attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.

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Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late. So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport mysterious cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.

But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. With much more than her father’s life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she could have never imagined.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka suddenly finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families , thrust in the limelight: She’s gone viral. Her show is a modern adaption of Anna Karenina –written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the 40,000 new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr gifs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with a fellow award nominee suddenly has the potential to become something IRL–if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual.
Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do ?

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has returned to the city–and to the bookshop–to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side–surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages–they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone
Five teens embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism in a novel that’s part The Breakfast Club , part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks , and utterly captivating.

Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of her good deed goes viral.

Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie’s summer changes for the better when she’s introduced to other “hometown heroes.” These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying “no good deed goes unpunished.” Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships–and anonymity–intact?

Want by Cindy Pon
Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.

New March Teen Titles

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Sequels

  • Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi | Sequel to The Star-Touched Queen 3/23/17
  • The End of Oz by Danielle Page| Book 4 in Dorothy Must Die series
  • The Body Market by Donna Freitas | Sequel to Unplugged-3/28/17
  • Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton| Sequel to Rebel of the Sands
  • Alone by Scott Sigler | Book 3 of the Generations Trilogy
  • Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg| Companion to Openly Straight

 

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves 
Highborn magicians known as Luminates rule Europe and have used a Binding spell to restrict the use of magic for only those of noble blood. Enter Anna Arden, a 16-year-old of noble birth who can’t cast spells. However it turns out while she’s can’t wield magic, she can break spells…like the Binding spell the nobles put up to keep the lower cast from using magic. A group of rebels want Anna to cast a spell, but since that would put her life at risk she runs away to Hungary. Unfortunately there is a class war brewing in Hungary as well. Ann must decide whether to play is safe or risk everything to change the world.

 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
200 years after humans wiped out the powerful Mesarthim in a war so devastating that the city where it took place was said to have vanished and became known only as Weep. Lazlo Strange, an orphaned young librarian raised by monks, is obsessed with Weep and dreams of traveling across a dangerous desert to find it. Almost miraculously, the opportunity comes his way, and Taylor’s story takes shape in Weep itself where, unbeknownst to humans, five “godspawn”-each with a special power-and the ghosts that serve them still endure, waiting to take revenge.

 

 

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Carver Briggs already feels responsible when his three best friends are killed in a car accident after he sent a “Where are you guys?” text message to the driver. Now it seems as though the whole town wants him to be prosecuted, and he’s having debilitating panic attacks. When one friend’s grandmother suggests they pay tribute to the deceased by spending a “goodbye day” swapping stories and doing what he loved, Carver finds a cathartic way to atone for his perceived sins.

 

 

Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Yeva, known as Beauty to her beloved family, enjoys the pleasures of her aristocratic life, but is not satisfied by it. Her father loses his fortune in a failed business venture, forcing Yeva and her sisters to move to his remote lodge in the forest. When her father goes missing in the woods, Beauty, an accomplished hunter, goes after him. She soon finds herself the prisoner of a cursed beast who needs Beauty’s skills for his own purposes. Alternately delicate and brutal, this is an evocative retelling that grounds itself within the universal magic of storytelling

 

 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

 

 

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
Every two years Min is murdered on her birthday, only to wake up the next day with the event never having happened. As Min awaits the next killing on her sixteenth birthday, she decides to take matters into her own hands and unravels a conspiracy greater than she ever imagined.

 

 

 

Hottest Teen Titles for September

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Here are the most popular Teen titles to come out this September. Get on the hold list asap!

     

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs-September 3

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas– September 6

As I Descended by Robin Talley– September 6

Michael Vey: Fall of Hades (#6) by Richard Paul Evans– September 13

Stealing Snow by Danielle Page– September 20

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake– September 20

The Fever Code by Jame Dashner– September 27

Crooked Kingdom: a Sequel to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo-September 27

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge– September 27

Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson-September 27

      

 

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