Friday, July 29, 2016

Catching Up With Simon & Schuster: What's New and What's Still Awesome

July 2016 Releases: Pick these up now!
(Click the title for more information from the publisher)

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

For Ages: 14 and up
The New York Times bestselling “taut, sophisticated thriller” (BCCB, starred review) packed with twists and turns that will leave you breathless.
They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide. But June doesn’t believe it.

Secrets, Lies, and Scandals

For Ages: 14 and up
In the tradition of I Know What You Did Last Summer and How to Get Away with Murder, five teens must overcome their paranoia in order to keep their teacher’s death a secret in this fast-paced suspense thriller. Nothing ruins summer vacation like a secret…especially when it involves a dead teacher.


For Ages: 14 and up
A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope—and her sanity—while on the run from a cunning and determined killer.

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies

For Ages: 14 and up
The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn’t lied about being a dating expert on her resume…


For Ages: 12 and up
This “romantic, hard-fought” (Kirkus Reviews) conclusion to the Nevermore trilogy takes one last trip to the dream world of Edgar Allan Poe to reveal the intertwined fates of Isobel and Varen.


For Ages: 14 and up
When seventeen-year-old Nine realizes that the promised freedom of Remake Day is a lie, her courage, heart, and beliefs are put to the test as she fights to regain control of her future.

Until Friday Night

(Part of Field Party)
For Ages: 14 and up
A #1 New York Times bestseller and the first novel in a brand-new series—from bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.

Favorites from 2015 (in case you're all caught up!)

The Girl Who Fell

For Ages: 16 and up
Why It's Awesome
Explores the darker side of relationships--vital for teen girls to read and understand that not every relationship will be the perfect YA one you see in other books. Gripping, doesn't hold back. 


For Ages: 12 and up
Why It's Awesome
Must read for any teen questioning his/her identity--inspirational and rare.

The Nest

Illustrated by: Jon Klassen
For Ages: 10 and up
Why It's Awesome
Otherworldly tale of dreams and hopes--a close-up of a family dealing with a sick baby and a teen who dreams of angels--strange and suspenseful.

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One

By Daniel Kraus

For Ages: 14 and up
Why It's Awesome
Lengthy (part two comes out in October 2016), but fascinating tale of horror.                                           Perfect read for October before the sequel publishes.

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