10 of the Most Highly Anticipated YA Novels Coming Out This Month
September 6, 2018
As the summer winds down and everyone heads
back to school and work, we bid adieu to the sunny days spent lounging around the beach (or lake or pool) with our favorite easy reads. As sad as it is to lose the extra free time, it doesn’t mean you have you have to give up books altogether!
Things can get super busy for everyone during the fall, but it also happens to be one of the best times for new book releases. With the leaves changing and the weather getting colder, there’s no better time to throw on a sweater, pour yourself some apple cider and curl up with a new read. And luckily, there’s a ton of new YA novels coming out this month! Keep scrolling to find out which one you should read:
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Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake (Sept. 4)
The third installment of the
Three Dark Crowns series comes out tomorrow, and we seriously cannot wait! Queen Katharine finally has the crown, but things are anything but smooth. Not everyone is happy with her reign, and Katharine has a feeling her sisters aren't really dead.
Turns out... they're not! Mirabella and Arsinoe are hiding away, but a mysterious force is giving them a sign: return to Fennbirn.
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Sadie by Courtney Summers (Sept. 4)
If you liked the
Serial podcast, you'll love Courtney Summers' newest novel, Sadie.
Sadie has spent most of her life acting as the mother to her younger sister, Mattie. But when Mattie gets killed, Sadie's world gets turned upside down. After the police fail to find Mattie's killer, Sadie decides to find out for herself. She sets off on a journey to track him down and virtually disappears, leaving her small town behind.
West McCray, a radio personality, hears of Sadie's story and becomes determined to find her. He takes listeners along as he follows her journey, and everyone, including West, hopes he finds her before it's too late.
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Rule by Ellen Goodlett (Sept. 11)
Little, Brown and Company
The king of Kolonya is dying, and his heir has just been murdered. Who will take the throne? Certainly no one that anyone expects.
Zofi, Akeylah and Ren live very different lives. Zofi is a rebel, Ren is a lady's maid and Akeylah is desperate to escape her life. One huge secret of the king brings them together — but their own secrets could tear everything apart.
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Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Sept. 18)
Balzer + Bray
Ibi Zoboi puts a 21st century twist on
Pride and Prejudice with her new novel, Pride.
Zuri Benitez, a Brooklyn native, is proud of her Afro-Latino roots. But when a wealthy family moves in across the street, Zuri fears her neighborhood will become lost in the wave of gentrification. She initially wants nothing to do with her new neighbors, but she soon realizes that they have more in common than she thought — and she might even
like one of them.
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Wildcard by Marie Lu (Sept. 18)
G.P. Putnam's Sons
The highly anticipated sequel to
Warcross comes out Sept. 18, and it sounds like it's going to be just as crazy as the first book.
After barely making it out of the Warcross World Championships alive, Emika Chen is determined to take down Hideo and his NeuroLink algorithm. She finds a crew willing to do the job, but she soon discovers another threat: someone is trying to kill her. Filled with adventure, betrayal and love,
Wildcard will keep you hooked until the very last page.
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The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo (Sept. 18)
In Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, it's a girls' world. Every female in the town is born possessing some kind of power: fix any object, heal any wound, attract any man with a smile... you name it, a woman in Cottonwood can do it. But for best friends Rome, Lux and Mercy, their powers sometimes feel like more of a curse. They might be supernatural, but they still have their own problems to deal with. When their relationship gets tested, the trio discovers that they're stronger than they think.
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The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd (Sept. 18)
Frayed Pages, Inc.
The author of the iconic
Harry Styles fan fiction series is back with a whole new love story. There's no 1D-like characters this time around, but After The Brightest Stars sounds just as riveting.
Karina has been a part of a military family for her whole life. With her father currently deployed, she's left to deal with her troubled brother, Austin. Just when things start to get rough, she meets Kael. An Afghanistan veteran, he's handsome but closed off and dealing with the emotional trauma of war. She finds herself getting close to him, but she eventually has to separate her love from the lies.
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A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney (Sept. 25)
A Blade So Black combines Alice in Wonderland with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a modern retelling of the classic Disney story. Alice lives a normal life as a teenager in Atlanta, but at night, she descends into the dream world of Wonderland to battle monsters. When her mentor gets poisoned, she must go deeper into Wonderland than ever before to save him.
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500 Words or Less by Juleah Del Rosario (Sept. 25)
Nic Chen made a mistake. She cheated on her boyfriend, and now the entire senior class thinks the worst of her. To save her reputation, she starts writing college application essays for her Ivy League-obsessed classmates. But the more time she spends pretending to be other people, the more she learns about herself.
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For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (Sept. 25)
Jetta and her family are the best shadow players in the country. No one knows how they make their puppets move without a stick or string — except for them, of course. Truth be told, Jetta has a special power that allows her to bind recently departed souls to the puppets and bring them to life. But when an army colonizes their land, she must hide her ability. As the country descends into chaos, Jetta gets the chance to give up her power — but does she want to?