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New YA Releases for September


Even though summer is coming to an end, the fall reading season is just heating up! Check out these brand-new releases for September that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black.September 3

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. Just one problem: once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

September 10

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Feeling cast off when her best friend outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins.

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins
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 tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened that night, but she is stuck at home with their mother, who clings to normalcy by allowing the truth to be covered up by their domineering community leaders. Her father might be finally gone, but without Pattyn, Jackie is desperately isolated.

Alone and in disguise, Pattyn starts a new life as a migrant worker on a California ranch. But is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you’ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?

September 17

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

United We Spy by Ally Carter.

United We Spy by Ally Carter
Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle's elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie-and her country forever.


Author Bio:

Jacqui Grande is an aide for Atherton Library. She believes that just like movies, books that come out in the fall are the best of the year! Just wait till next month....


Maggie Stiefvater

Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information, I just wish I read it sooner! I would love to hear how it went.


Can't wait for Fangirl -- SMCL has some copies on order. Rainbow Rowell's other book Eleanor and Park is AWESOME. I just read it and it's one of the best YA books I've read this year. That is also on order for SMCL. AND: Rainbow Rowell will be reading and signing at Books Inc Opera Plaza (601 Van Ness, SF) with author David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing / Every Day / Boy Meets Boy) on Sunday, October 20, 7 pm.

Thanks for the recommendation

Thanks for the recommendation and the information on the author reading! I'll have to check out Eleanor and Park.