New releases: September 2016 -young adult

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Obviously this month’s hot new release date is September 20th since no less than 4 out of the top 5 of new young adult novels will come out that day. Four of them are the first in a new series, which I will not be putting on my to-read list. I don’t really want to commit myself to new series when the first one has just come out. I prefer to wait to the entire series has been published, or at least more than one. I feel like lately most of the books in the top 5 have been series, are people not writing good single YA novels anymore? Anyway, here is September’s top 5!

  1. The Reader by Traci Chee (Sea of Ink and Gold #1)
    Publication date: September 13th 2016
    Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.
  2. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
    Publication date: September 20th 2016
    Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people, even in her small hometown. She relegates herself to the shadows, a girl who goes unseen in plain sight, unremarkable in the high school hallways. But Jack Fisher sees her, guilt over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered hasn’t let him forget Alex over the years. When Peekay, the preacher’s kid, and Alex start working together at the animal shelter, a friendship forms. Circumstances bring Alex, Jack, and Peekay together as their senior year unfolds. While partying one night, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting the teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.
  3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #1)
    Publication date: September 20th 2016
    Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
  4. Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Stalking Jack The Ripper #1)
    Publication date: September 20th 2016
    Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
  5. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess (Kingdom on Fire #1)
    Publication date: September 20th 2016
    Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves? Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess’s spellbinding fantasy introduces a powerful, unforgettably heroine, and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal.

Either I have read too many good YA books lately, or this month’s crop isn’t the best because none of these really entice me to read them.So this time none of them have ended up on my to-read list. How about you guys? Any of these tickle your fancy?

Other new releases of September 2016 can be found by genre right here on Goodreads.

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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