September is here and new books are too! Here’s what’s hitting shelves this month.
9/1: Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher – Co-founder of the Women’s March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.
9/1: FLYY GIRLS – Lux: The New Girl – Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. In this searing series opener, Lux takes center stage as she figures out just how hard it can be to start over.
9/1: FLYY GIRLS – Micah: The Good Girl – Micah Dupree had always liked being the “good girl.” She was happy painting, going to church, and acing her school projects. After all, she had a perfect older brother to live up to. But when he unexpectedly dies, Micah’s world is turned upside-down. With her anxiety growing, a serious boyfriend in the picture, and new feelings emerging, Micah begins to question what being the “good girl” really means…and if it’s worth it, anyway.
9/1: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – The beloved, stunning opening to Sabaa Tahir’s Ember series, now in a new limited paperback!
9/1: A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – Book three in the New York Times bestselling series, now in paperback!
9/1: Frankly in Love by David Yoon – In this moving debut novel, David Yoon takes on the question of who am I? with a result that is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable. Now in paperback!
9/8: Sources Say by Lori Goldstein – For fans of Becky Albertalli and Morgan Matson comes a funny, heartfelt novel about feuding exes running for class president and the scandal that makes the previously boring school election the newest trending hashtag.
9/8: MEME by Aaron Starmer – A tense, psychological thriller for the internet age about the destructive combination of self-important goals and self-serving plans.
9/8: War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi – Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria. Now in paperback!
9/8: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer – A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes—and spontaneous combustion. Now in paperback!
9/15: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour – Nina LaCour delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me, the much-anticipated follow-up to the Printz Award-winning We Are Okay.
9/22: How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy in Arvin Ahmadi’s newest incisive look at identity and what it means to find yourself by running away.
9/22: Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh – Candice Iloh weaves the key moments of Ada’s young life—her mother’s descent into addiction, her father’s attempts to create a home for his American daughter more like the one he knew in Nigeria, her first year at a historically black college—into a luminous and inspiring verse novel.
9/22: Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker – The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship hellbent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet, which Kirkus Reviews called “an immersive, adventurous pleasure that improves on the first book.” Now in paperback!
9/29: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Now in paperback!