September Books to Fall In Love With

Oh, September, thank you for finally arriving with the promise of a new season, fresh new school supplies, PSLs, football, and a whole list of amazing new YA books!

While you might be settling back into your routines after a long summer of lazy days, your TBR pile doesn’t have to suffer! And with this amazing list of new books now available in stores, you’ll be more inspired to read than ever. Check out our picks of the month!

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

By Kiersten White

“Exquisitely disturbing,” raves internationally bestselling author Stephanie Garber of this stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein.

Elizabeth hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets… until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything—except a friend.

Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable—and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost.

Nevertheless, We Persisted

Nevertheless, We Persisted

By In This Together Media

A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity—but persisted.

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults)

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults)

By Bryan Stevenson

In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls “as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so,” Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America’s most rejected and marginalized people.

In this very personal work—proceeds of which will go to charity—Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law.

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage Collector's Edition (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage Collector's Edition (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

By Philip Pullman

A deluxe edition of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust, with gorgeous new full-page illustrations, just in time for the holidays.

Philip Pullman’s return to the world of The Golden Compass in this first book in a new trilogy was hailed as an instant classic.

In it we learn more about Lyra’s origins, meet a stalwart new hero with a pivotal role to play in keeping Lyra safe, and catch our first glimpse of the ever elusive substance known as Dust.

The Lantern's Ember

The Lantern's Ember

By Colleen Houck

A bold and ghostly stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck, with all the moodiness of Sleepy Hollow and all the romance her fans love.

Dear Martin

Dear Martin

By Nic Stone

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Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist.

A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire, Book Two)

A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire, Book Two)

By Jessica Cluess

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In the gripping fantasy sequel to A Shadow Bright and Burning that Justine magazine says is “a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of Infernal Devices (Cassandra Clare),” Henrietta wants to save her love, but his dark magic may be her undoing.

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Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake returns with the highly anticipated third book in the Three Dark Crowns series! And while Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine all have their own scores to settle, they aren’t the only queens stirring things up on Fennbirn Island.

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Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.

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  1. edwinpayne

    Mar 3, 2019

    A POISON DARK AND DROWNING is a romantic and action-packed adventure and just so much fun to read. I am utterly addicted to the magical version of Victorian England that Jessica Cluess has crafted in this series, and it was an absolute pleasure to return to it in this novel. google street view maps

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