Hey Gems, Looking back through my blog posts of the last two months or so I found that I have a lot more weekly posts than book reviews or other fun posts like discussion posts or author interviews. I realized I was so focused on bookish posts I hadn’t been reading and reviewing books as often as I should. So I’ve decided (against my planners advice) that after months of Waiting on Wednesday, Showcase Sunday, Middle Grade Monday, and Flashback Friday posts I am changing my blogging schedule. There won’t be a post about it I’ll just be changing the way posts are published and/or written.
We will be starting this change with scrapping my Waiting on Wednesday posts. I have decided to make one giant post about Young Adult books that are releasing each month. They aren’t all my anticipated releases but it is an informative post for all Young Adult readers. I hope you’ll take a look and comment with your thoughts!
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (September 15, from Balzer + Bray)
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (September 22, from Margaret K. McElderry Books)
A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace – sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals – are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.
Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Prefecture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace — even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource — water — she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.
Enter Elián Palnik, the Prefecture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Prefecture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.
What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?
One by Sarah Crossan (September 15, from Greenwillow)
Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.
Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it’s normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. The two sixteen-year-old girls have two heads, two hearts, and each has two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery.
But the girls’ body is beginning to fight against them. And soon they will have to face the impossible choice they have avoided for their entire lives.
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (September 22, from Quirk Books)
WARNING! THIS SYNOPSIS CONTAINS SPOLIERS!!
DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THE PREVIOUS TWO BOOKS!!
The epic conclusion to the best-selling series!
Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. . . . Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? This action-packed adventure features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (September 29, from Henry Holt Co.)
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
Other Notable Releases
Catacomb by Madeline Roux (September 1, from HarperTeen)
Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian (September 1, from Harper Collins)
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (September 1, from Delacorte)
The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore (September 1, from HarperCollins)
Firewalker by Josephine Angelini (September 1, from Feiwel & Friends)
The Glowing Knight by Jodi Meadows (September 1, from Harper Teen Impulse)
Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith (September 1, from Little, Brown)
Midnight Dolls by Kiki Sulivan (September 1, from Balzer + Bray)
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (September 1, from Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard (September 1, from HarperTeen)
Stand-Off by Andrew Smith (September 8, from Simon & Schuster)
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers (September 1, from Katherine Tegen Books)
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (September 1, from HMH Books)
A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (September 1, from Disney Press)
Ext Stage Left by Gail Nail (September 8, from HarperTeen Impulse)
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (September 8, from Balzer + Bray)
Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins (September 8, from HarperTeen)
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns by Michael Cart and Others (September 8, from HarperTeen)
Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas (September 15, from HarperTeen)
Mirrored by Alex Flinn (September 15, from HarperTeen)
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett (September 15, from HarperCollins)
Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales (September 15, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett (September 22, from Putnam)
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson (September 22, from HarperTeen)
Sound by Alexandra Duncan (September 22, from Greenwillow Books)
The Tattooed Heart by Michael Grant (September 22, from Katherine Tegen Books)
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee (September 22, from HarperTeen)
The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett (September 22, from Greenwillow Books)
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson (September 22, from Greenwillow)
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore (September 15, from Thomas Dunne Books)
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler (September 22, from HarperTeen)
Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore (September 29, from HarperTeen)