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August 2013 YA New Releases

This month brings the conclusion of popular fantasy series, retellings of classics, and contemporaries by well-known and debut authors. There’s something for everyone! Put one on hold today.



Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

loveinthetimeofglobalwarmingAfter a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to lose her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother, she navigates a dark world, holding hope and love in her hands and refusing to be defeated.



The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

The Bitter KingdomElisa, a fugitive in her own kingdom, faces great challenges to rescue the man she loves from her enemies, prevent a civil war, and take back her throne but as her magic grows, Elisa discovers the shocking truth about her enemy’s ultimate goal.



Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

devildeepblueseaViolet is in love with River, a mysterious seventeen-year-old stranger renting the guest house behind the rotting seaside mansion where Violet lives, but when eerie, grim events begin to happen, Violet recalls her grandmother’s frequent warnings about the devil and wonders if River is evil.



Canary by Rachel Alpine

canaryIn this debut novel, a high school girl tries to understand the world, figure out where she fits in, and learn how to stand up for herself when everything falls apart.




Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

crown of midnightAs the royal assassin to an evil king, eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien must decide what she will fight for–survival, love, or the future of a kingdom.




Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Leonard PeacockToday is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol.




If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

if you could be mineIn Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin’s parents announce their daughter’s arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.




The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

the beginning of everythingStar athlete and prom king Ezra Faulkner’s life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe.


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