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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

August 2017

Hardcover

Miles Morales: Spider-Man Written by Jason Reynolds with illustrations by Kadir Nelson. - Adventure, Comic Books, Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 12+

Marvel Press | 9781484787489 | Published August 1, 2017

Miles Morales is just your average teenager: chilling out playing video games with his best friend, crushing on beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities, but he can't shake the nightmares that continue to haunt him or the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher's lectures. After his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, his neighborhood and himself at risk. It's time for Miles to suit up.

Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian - Fiction

Twelve | 9781455594443 | Published August 1, 2017

It's the early 1990s, and Agnes is running out of people she can count on. A new college student, she is caught between the broken home she leaves behind and the wilderness of campus life. What she needs most is her mother, who has seemingly disappeared, and her brother, who left the family tragically a few years prior. As Agnes falls into a new romance, mines female friendships for intimacy, and struggles to find her footing, she writes letters to her mother, both to conjure a closeness they never had and to try to translate her experiences to herself. When she finds out she is pregnant, Agnes begins to contend with what it means to be a mother and, in some ways, what it means to be your own mother.

Solo Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Blink | 9780310761839 | Published August 1, 2017

Blade Morrison knows the life of a rock star isn’t really about the glitz and glamour. Nothing can’t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun. Now, Blade is left to figure out life with the help of his mentor, Robert, his girlfriend Chapel, and his music. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself.

We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

Dial Books | 9780735227828 | Published August 1, 2017

Sam Walsh had been missing for three years. His older sister, Beth, thought he was dead. His childhood friend, Josh, thought it was all his fault. They were the last two people to see him alive. Until now. Because Sam has been found, and he’s coming home. Beth desperately wants to understand what happened to her brother, but her family refuses to talk about it --- even though Sam is clearly still affected by the abuse he faced at the hands of his captor. And as Sam starts to confide in Josh about his past, Josh can’t admit the truths he’s hidden deep within himself.

Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250058812 | Published August 8, 2017

Sixteen year-old Echo Stone finds out she’s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids. There’s just one problem: she’s not an orphan. Soon, she escapes...only to find out that her home is sealed off by crime scene tape and that her parents car drives away...right through her. Her parents are alive, but she is not. A ghost desperate to get her life back and reconnect with the living, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn’t quite the girl she thought she was.

Red Light Run: Linked Stories by Baird Harper - Fiction, Short Stories

Scribner | 9781501147357 | Published August 8, 2017

When two cars collide at an intersection in a leafy Chicago suburb, Hartley Nolan is not the person police expect to find behind the wheel. After all, he barely drinks; everyone knows it’s his wife who’s the alcoholic. But the bigger question on people’s minds is what brought Sonia Senn, dead at the scene, back to her hometown in such a hurry that night? In 11 tightly linked stories, RED LIGHT RUN pulls us into the inner lives of Hartley, Sonia and a host of other characters to untangle the mounting forces that carry them to their fates.

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemain - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062486462 | Published August 8, 2017

Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the “Nose Jobs” in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And it’s getting harder to know who she even is any longer.

The Driver by Hart Hanson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781101986363 | Published August 8, 2017

Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before --- he’s an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans. He runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila’s bodyguards --- and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Avila is willing to help clear Skellig’s name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila’s personal chauffeur.

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316314596 | Published August 8, 2017

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil --- her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life --- she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something like love grows between them amidst an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: can she give James her heart when it's no longer hers to give?

How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas - Fiction

Tim Duggan Books | 9780451497543 | Published August 15, 2017

Isidore Mazal is 11 years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. He doesn't quite fit in. Berenice, Aurore and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age 24. Jeremie performs with a symphony, and Simone, older than Isidore by 18 months, expects a great career as a novelist --- she's already put Isidore to work on her biography. Isidore has never skipped a grade or written a dissertation. But he notices things the others don't and asks questions they fear to ask. So when tragedy strikes the Mazal family, Isidore is the only one to recognize how everyone is struggling with their grief, and perhaps the only one who can help them --- if he doesn't run away from home first.

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler - Fiction

Bloomsbury USA | 9781632868046 | Published August 29, 2017

Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters next to the allure of sex. He fantasizes about whomever he's looking at. He consumes and shares pornography. And he sleeps with a lot of girls, which is beginning to earn him a not-quite-savory reputation around school. This leaves him adrift with only his best friend for company, and then something startling starts to happen between them that might be what he's been after all this time. And then he meets Grisaille.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo - Coming of Age, Fiction, Mystery, Superhero , Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399549731 | Published August 29, 2017

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia is a Warbringer, a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies in hopes of saving both their worlds against the tides of war.

Paperback

Crosstalk by Connie Willis - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Science Fiction

Del Rey | 9780345540690 | Published August 1, 2017

In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal --- to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely --- in a way far beyond what she signed up for. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love --- and communication --- are far more complicated than she ever imagined.

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans written and illustrated by Don Brown - Biography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544586178 | Published August 1, 2017

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under 20 feet of water; property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion; and 1,833 people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism and courage --- and also of incompetence, racism and criminality. Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.

Faithful by Alice Hoffman - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476799223 | Published August 1, 2017

Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls --- including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee - Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780143110507 | Published August 1, 2017

Yongju is an accomplished student from one of North Korea's most prominent families. Jangmi, on the other hand, has had to fend for herself since childhood, most recently by smuggling goods across the border. Then there is Danny, a Chinese-American teenager whose quirks and precocious intelligence have long made him an outcast in his California high school. These three disparate lives converge when they flee their homes, finding themselves in a small Chinese town just across the river from North Korea. But will they find their way to the better lives they risked everything for?

I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir by Nadja Spiegelman - Memoir, Nonfiction

Riverhead Books | 9780399573071 | Published August 1, 2017

For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers --- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly --- exerted a force over reality that was both dazzling and daunting. As Nadja’s body changed, their relationship grew tense. Unwittingly, they were replaying a drama from her mother’s past, a drama Nadja sensed but had never been told. Then, after college, her mother suddenly opened up to her. Françoise recounted her turbulent adolescence caught between a volatile mother and a playboy father. The weight of the difficult stories she told her daughter shifted the balance between them.

Leona: The Die Is Cast by Jenny Rogneby - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Other Press | 9781590518823 | Published August 1, 2017

Naked and bloody, a seven-year-old girl walks into a bank in central Stockholm in broad daylight and gets away with millions. Leona Lindberg of Stockholm's Violent Crimes Division agrees to work on the case. With a long, distinguished history in the police force, she seems to be the perfect choice. But Leona is grappling with deep issues of her own --- a gambling addiction, a strained marriage --- that could jeopardize the investigation. As she struggles to keep the volatile pieces of her life under control, the line between right and wrong becomes increasingly unclear --- and even irrelevant.

Little Boy Lost by J. D. Trafford - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503943940 | Published August 1, 2017

When eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers attorney Justin Glass a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn’t have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body --- and the bodies of 12 other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated. As simmering racial tensions explode into violence, Justin finds himself caught in the tide. And as he gives voice to the discontent plaguing the city’s forgotten and ignored, he vows to search for the killer who preys upon them.

Loner by Teddy Wayne - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501107900 | Published August 1, 2017

David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jersey high school class, the withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. Initially, however, his social prospects seem unlikely to change, sentencing him to a lifetime of anonymity. Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells and becomes instantly infatuated. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem.

Monsters: A Love Story by Liz Kay - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9781101982495 | Published August 1, 2017

When Stacey Lane writes a feminist take on FRANKENSTEIN, she never imagines it will catch the eye of unbelievably sexy Hollywood star Tommy DeMarco. Tommy’s passion for her book --- and for her --- threatens to turn her life upside down, or maybe right-side up. From their first poolside meeting the two are set on a collision course as they go about making the book into a movie, making each other crazy and making love, if only in secret. 

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Penguin Books | 9780142423622 | Published August 1, 2017

In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety. But just when it seems that freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes, and all 10,000 people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

47North | 9781477848357 | Published August 1, 2017

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history. Soon, her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor. But Roselle finds an ally in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for --- even love?

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393354096 | Published August 1, 2017

Ava’s 25-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood --- one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

The Dream Life of Astronauts: Stories by Patrick Ryan - Fiction, Short Stories

Dial Press Trade Paperback | 9780385341394 | Published August 1, 2017

A would-be Miss America auditions for a shady local talent scout over vodka and Sunny D; a NASA engineer begins to wonder if the woman he’s having an affair with is slowly poisoning her husband; a Boy Scout troop leader, recovering from a stroke, tries to protect one of his scouts from being bullied by his own sons; a grandmother, sentenced to driver’s ed after a traffic accident, surprises herself by falling for her instructor. THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS balances heartbreak with wry humor as its characters try to make sense of the paths they find themselves on.