What We’re Excited About: New September Books!

Happy September!  As the school year starts there is a new crop of excellent                                         YA books being released.  
Becky’s List:

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
Release Date: September 6th

I’ve been hooked since Throne of Glass.  I need to know what happens to Aelin, Chaol, and Dorian.  Plus, Aelin and Rowan have to get a happily-ever-after…they just do.

Frost Like Snow by Sara Raasch
Release Date: September 20th
Meira had just barely claim her throne when the decay threatened it.  Now, she must do whatever it takes to protect the kingdom she has spent her life training to protect. Will she be able to defeat Angra and save her kingdom?  I admit the second novel didn’t quite hook me like Snow Like Ashes but I’m still invested in Raasch’s world.  Plus, I’m still rooting for Theron.  Here’s hoping he makes a come back.

Chasing Truth by Julie Cross
Release Date: September 27th
Eleanor Ames, a former con artist, is trying to solve the mystery surrounding her Homecoming date’s death.  The more Eleanor searches for answer the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett.  The charming and attractive student who is also looking for answers and who she can’t keep her hand off. This sounds like the perfect blend of mystery and steamy romance.  Plus,  I love a good con artist book.  I have high hopes for this one and really hope it doesn’t disappoint.
Diplomatic Immunity by Brodhi Ashton
Release Date: September 6th
Piper Baird wants nothing more than to win a prestigious journalism award that will secure her spot in a journalism school.  Piper thinks she has the contest all tied up when she uncovers a scandal involving Rafael Amador, an ambassador’s son, who funny, attractive, and who Piper may be falling for.  Piper may be able to uncover a scandal that will rock Embassy Row but it may cost her the boy she loves.  This has everything!  Scrappy teen girl lead? Check! Dreamy boy who may actually be dangerous? Check.  Scandal and Intrigue? Double check! Plus, I loved Ashton’s Everneath series so I’m especially excited about her switch from fantasy to realistic fiction.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Release Date: September 20th
Audrey is the privileged daughter of an English Lord.  She spends her days going to teas and dress fitting but at night she sneaks into her uncle’s laboratory to learn the art of forensic sciences.  When corpses being to appearing having been ravaged Audrey begins to hunt the killer.  You had me at Jack the Ripper.  That’s all it takes to get this one added to my to-read list.

Sarah’s Picks 

Jack & Jack: You Don't Know JacksJack & Jack: You Don’t Know Jacks by Jack Gilinsky & Jack Johnson
Release Date: September 6th
This book presents the journey of the internet stars, Jack & Jack. How they catapulted from regular viners to singing on stage with other famous acts. Using a combination of comedy, mixed media, and personal anecdotes, this book will be a fun ride. 

The Memory of ThingsThe Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
Release Date: September 6th
This September 11th marks the fifteen year anniversary of the event (I can’t believe it has been that long, it feels like it happened just yesterday). Several novels are being released around this time to discuss the impact of this event, both during its actual occurrence and now, years later. The Memory of Things begins as Kyle watches the first Twin Tower fall, from his school window. When attempting to go home, he stumbles upon a girl with wings. Kyle desperately tries to take her home, but she has lost all of her memories. In the tragic times just after this event, Kyle must contend with confusion, loneliness, and isolation. However, through this tragedy hope and friendship take root.  

GhostsGhosts by Raina Telgemeier
Release Date: September 13th
Yay!! Raina’s new graphic novel is coming out! Cat’s family moves Northern California for a better climate. Cat’s sister, Maya, has cystic fibrosis and needs the new environment to make her feel better. Rumor has it that the new city is filled with ghosts and Maya wants to find one. Cat is not so sure. However, both sisters are forced to face mortality in a new and real way. This novel gives readers an outlet to work through the concept of life, death, and sickness. Added bonus, the girls live in a town full of Mexican heritage–yay for Dia De Los Muertos!

The Other Boy 
The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey

Release Date: September 20th
Tween novel about a transgender boy named Shane. Like any regular guy, Shane enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends and drawing. Shane keeps his transgender status a secret, until a classmate threatens to out him. Relationships will be put to the test and Shane will learn the truth about other humans.

The Giant by Lex Thomas
Release Date: September 1st
The fourth installment of the Quarantine series. This book focuses on Gonzalo and his gang that lived in the ductwork. He got out, but the girl he loves was stuck their. Years later, he returns to find her. I love this series, and didn’t realize there would be more. I am super excited for this next installment. 


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