September 2021 YA Releases To Fall For

September is here, which means it’s time to hit the books! Our list of new YA releases for September includes a stack of new YA books you’re sure to fall for! We’re ready to turn over a new leaf and fall into some cozy autumn reading. We’ve done our homework and made a list of our most-anticipated September YA books! Check out these new fall titles!

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Alma Presses Play

Alma Presses Play

By Tina Cane

Alma’s life is a series of halfways: She’s half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and she’s halfway through becoming a woman. But as long as she can listen to her Walkman, hang out with her friends on the stoops of the Village, and ride her bike around the streets of New York, it feels like everything will be all right. Then comes the year when everything changes, and her life is overtaken by constant endings: friends move away, romances bloom and wither, her parents divorce and–just like that–her life as she knew it is over. In this world of confusing beginnings, middles, and endings, is Alma ready to press play on the soundtrack of her life?

As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

By Holly Jackson

Coming 09.28.21

Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast, but she can’t help noticing an anonymous person who keeps asking her: Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears? Soon the threats escalate and Pip realizes that someone is following her in real life. When she starts to find connections between her stalker and a local serial killer caught six years ago, she wonders if maybe the wrong man is behind bars.

Lies Like Wildfire

Lies Like Wildfire

By Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff’s daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators.

Small Town Monsters

Small Town Monsters

By Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Vera Martinez wants nothing more than to escape Roaring Creek and her parents’ reputation as demonologists. Not to mention she’s the family outcast, lacking her parents’ innate abilities, and is terrified of the occult things lurking in their basement. Maxwell Oliver is supposed to be enjoying the summer before his senior year, spending his days thinking about parties and friends. Instead he’s taking care of his little sister while his mom slowly becomes someone he doesn’t recognize. Soon he suspects that what he thought was grief over his father’s death might be something more…sinister.

Spells Like Teen Spirit

Spells Like Teen Spirit

By Kate M. Williams

Ever since Esme met Cassandra Heaven and discovered the truth about their shared legacy–that they’re Sitters, supernaturally gifted teens tasked with protecting the innocent from evil–her life has been moving at 90 mph. During the day, she chases wild toddlers, and at night, she employs a different skill set for a different kind of demon. Like, literal ones. And sometimes it’s almost fun. Her spells are getting better, her telekinesis is on point, and now that Esme’s dad and her best friend Janis know the truth, she’s no longer lying to the people she loves. She’s also learned that there’s a way to undo her mother’s curse, and with the Synod out of the picture, she might even have a chance to do it.

You'd Be Home Now

You'd Be Home Now

By Kathleen Glasgow

Coming 09.28.21

For all of Emory’s life she’s been told who she is. In town she’s the rich one–the great-great-granddaughter of the mill’s founder. At school she’s hot Maddie Ward’s younger sister. And at home, she’s the good one, her stoner older brother Joey’s babysitter. Everything was turned on its head, though, when she and Joey were in the car accident that killed Candy MontClaire. The car accident that revealed just how bad Joey’s drug habit was.

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  1. Shaunterria Owens

    Sep 9, 2021

    You’d Be Home Now is amazing – it underscores how addiction affects families and communities in a realistic and compassionate way.

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