*A selected list of books to be released in August and September.
The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox (HarperTeen paperback, 18 September 2012).
Fang Girl by Helen Keeble (HarperTeen paperback, 11 September 2012).
Things That Are Destroying Jane Greene’s Undead Social Life Before It Can Even Begin:
1) A twelve-year-old brother who’s convinced she’s a zombie.
2) Parents who are begging her to turn them into vampires.
3) The pet goldfish she accidentally turns instead.
Weird superpowers that let her rip the heads off of every other vampire
she meets.(Sounds cool, but it doesn’t win you many friends.)
5) A pyschotic vampire creator who’s using her to carry out a plan for world domination.
And finally:6) A seriously ripped vampire hunter who either wants to stake her or make out with her. Not sure which.
Being an undead, eternally pasty fifteen-year-old isn’t quite the sexy, brooding, angst-fest Jane always imagined....
Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie (Candlewick Press hardcover, 11 September 2012).
T.J.’s gone, but Matt can’t shake the feeling that if only he
could get his hands on his brother’s stuff from Iraq, he’d be able to
make sense of his death.
But as Matt searches for answers about T.J.’s
death, he faces a shocking revelation about T.J.’s life that suggests he
may not have known T.J. as well as he thought. What he learns
challenges him to stand up to his father, honor his brother’s memory,
and take charge of his own life.
Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates (HarperTeen hardcover, 21 August 2012).
year, their last year together, Merissa and Nadia need Tink more than
they ever did before. They each have secrets they could share with no
one but her, secrets that have become toxic and that threaten to unravel
their friendship—and themselves. Tink had a secret, too, a big one, but
no one knows what it was. And now she’s gone.
Then, the girls hear Tink, whispering to them. Sometimes, the girls feel Tink, trying to tell them something....
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson (Little Brown Teens hardcover, 24 September, 2012).
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just
1) She was the last person to see her parents alive.
The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings.
can't trust anyone-maybe not even herself.
Having grown up under
Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes
undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family
name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a
dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly