SUMMER BIRD BLUE by Akemi Dawn Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A strikingly moving book about teenage grief. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Music helps a Washington state teenager overcome guilt and grief after the death of her beloved younger sister. Read full book review >
BLACKLISTED! by Larry Dane Brimner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A chilling look at a time when the government waged war on civil liberties, with the public a complicit ally. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Brimner brings to life a shameful episode in American history when citizens working in the film industry were accused of disloyalty and subversion and persecuted for defending their First Amendment rights. Read full book review >

THE UNWANTED by Don Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A moving chronicle of a real humanitarian tragedy. (maps, author's note, source notes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 14-adult)"
The collective tale of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow. Read full book review >
THE GOOD DEMON by Jimmy Cajoleas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Eerie and compelling. Fast track it to the top of the TBR pile. (Horror. 13-adult)
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Not all demons are bad. Are they? Read full book review >
THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY by Kheryn Callender
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A delightful testimony to the enduring power of love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Love and second chances are the themes of this engrossing young adult novel. Read full book review >

OUT OF THE BLUE by Sophie Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 15, 2018

"A strong infusion of magic and wonder distinguish this debut novel. (Magical realism. 12-18)"
When angelic Beings inexplicably start plummeting to Earth, humans everywhere read meaning into these events. Read full book review >
THE BRILLIANT DEATH by Amy Rose Capetta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A delicious and magical intrigue too tempting not to devour. (map) (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In the face of war and family destruction, a young strega fights to claim her power. Read full book review >
THE STORYTELLER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Thoroughly immersive, thoroughly satisfying. (map) (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
"What is written comes to pass"—or does it? Read full book review >