Now that it's September, everyone is back to school so surely that means all the summer fun has to end, right? WRONG. When you're not doing homework, keep yourself entertained with all these awesome new arrivals!
The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
When her best friend comes out as a lesbian, Daisy leads the charge to end their school's ban on same-sex dates for the homecoming dance, but a local story goes viral and now everyone--including a cute college journalist--believes Daisy is gay, too.
Twisted by Hannah Jayne
Seventeen-year-old Beth Anne Reimer, renamed Bex Andrews, is ready to start a new life in foster care. There, she won't be known as a serial killer's daughter. Though her father was never tried for the murders attributed to "The Wife Collector," he disappeared after questioning. The police want to use Bex to lure in her father. But is she baiting a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?
A World Without You by Beth Revis
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes that he's actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have 'superpowers'. At the Academy, Bo falls in love with Sofia, who helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But Sofia, unable to overcome her depression, commits suicide, leaving Bo convinced that she's not dead but is stuck somewhere in the past. Determined to save her, Bo comes to realize that his choice lies between facing his demons head-on or succumbing to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves.
The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer Game is a tradition. Only a select few are invited to play. They must avoid being killed by a series of thrilling pranks, and identify the murderer. But this time, it's different: the game stops feeling fake and starts getting dangerous and Cate's the next target. Can they find the culprit ... before it's too late?
The Secret Sea by Barry Lyga
Three friends find themselves plunged into a world of quantum physics, a rare disease that only affects identical twins, and a mysterious fact about a real-life global catastrophe.
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jay Robin Brown
Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees. Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn't possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she's starting to fall for the girl. Even if there's a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Presents an illustrated edition of the fantastical book featured in the Miss Peregrine series that includes unusual fairy tales about wealthy cannibals, a fork-tongued princess, and the origins of the first ymbryne.
Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. (Book 5 of the Throne of Glass series)
The Graces by Laura Eve
A secretive loner discovers her own hidden powers when she's taken under the wings of three glamorous witches.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born--three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to control storms or flames with the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, able to ingest the deadliest poisons without harm. And Arsinoe, a naturalist, can control nature. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose ... it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
A high-fantasy adventure following Meira as she tries to defeat the evil king of Spring. (The final book of the Snow Like Ashes trilogy)
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets--a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world. (Sequel to Six of Crows)
The Dead Boyfriend by R.L. Stine
Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Colin, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Colin may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn't care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Colin. When Caitlin approaches Colin with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Colin is dead--and she has killed him. But if Colin is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party? (Book 5 of the Fear Street reboot series.)
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler
Five students who meet in freshman orientation agree to write notes to their future selves and promise to reunite in exactly four years when they are ready to graduate from high school.
Swarm by Scott Westerfeld
As they celebrate the opening of their underground nightclub, the Zeroes, six teenagers with unique abilities, learn about the sinister power of Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill--and who loves killing Zeroes. (Sequel to Zeroes)
The Fever Code by James Dashner
The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy: Thomas, who built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. This prequel reveals how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze against the backdrop of an apocalyptic world.(Prequel to The Maze Runner series)
Return to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Ivy Jensen escaped the Dark House--but the haunting memories of the friends she left behind remain. As the trail for the killer grows cold, it's up to Ivy to end the nightmare. Forever. (Sequel to Welcome to the Dark House)
Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 most influential teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.
One-Punch Man, Vol. 8 by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Flame of Recca, Vol. 6 by Nobuyaki Anzai
After winning such a difficult battle, Recca and team Hokage can now advance to the second round of the win-or-die tournament. However, before they can enjoy their victory they must defeat a group of assassins led by Recca's half-brother Kurei.
Flame of Recca, Vol. 7 by Nobuyako Anzai
While fighting in the deadly martial arts tournament under the Death Dome, one of Recca's opponents manages to release the fiercest of Recca's eight dragons. Neither of them is ready for the serpent's cruel and temperamental anger.
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