Best YA Books of September, part 1


There are so many YA goodies this month, I have to split the list into two parts!

Hanging by a Thread Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385741040
Availability: Special Order
Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

Littlefield's newest YA offering had me transfixed - she combines two things I love: creepy murders and vintage fashion! Teens will love this spooky mystery with elements of the supernatural and so will her adult fans. Don't miss out on this fresh and fascinating new read!

Envy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442422216
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 4th, 2012

The Furies are back and wreaking their usual havoc in this powerful sequel to "Fury"! Emily is still dealing with the fallout from her last encounter with them and now the goddesses have a new victim whose actions will have deadly consequences. Read this chilling and excellent novel with the lights on, and remember: sometimes sorry isn't enough...

Butter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599907802
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - September 4th, 2012

"Butter" is a sweet and witty teen, a Jazz prodigy, and morbidly obese (hence the nickname). He's tired of disappointing his parents, of embarrassing himself, and of getting bullied, so he comes up with a dramatic - and public - way to end it all. But will he be able to go through with it? A relatable, heart-wrenching, and powerful debut!

Ten Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062118783
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 18th, 2012

A slasher-movie version of Agatha Christie's classic "And Then There Were None" for teens, McNeil's newest book is creepy fun! This is one adults won't be embarrassed to pick up for themselves!

The Dead Girls Detective Agency Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062020642
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Published: Harper Teen - September 18th, 2012

"Nancy Drew" meets "Pretty Little Liars" in this fun, frothy debut - here's hoping it's a series!

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ISBN: 9781442440753
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

Revenge is sweet, especially if you can pull it off without getting caught! But when three high school girls, all from completely different social groups, work together to make deserving people pay (and they do deserve it!), things quickly get out of hand, resulting in a lot more damage than they intended. Having psychic powers can be so inconvenient sometimes. "Burn for Burn" (the first in a trilogy I can't wait to finish) satisfies all my revenge cravings and is a fun read to boot! Beware all ye who enter, for there is no turning back...

Fathomless Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316207782
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

I have been counting down the days 'til I got my hands on Pearce's new book and I was not disappointed! Her re-imagining of "The Little Mermaid" is haunting and gruesome, more Grimm than Anderson, and was on my mind long after I finished it. I highly recommend it to fairy tale-lovers of all ages!

Adaptation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316197960
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

The first stand-alone from Lo is mind-bending, mysterious, and intriguing! Teens will enjoy the strong characters, thrilling plot, and exciting conclusion!