September 2017 Releases

Done with August 2017 Releases? Here are September 2017 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Danielle Rollins
Breaking
Bloomsbury (AU: 1st September 2017)
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Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Ariel is daring and mysterious. Devon is beautiful and brilliant. Although Charlotte never lived up to the standards of the school – or her demanding mother, Dr. Gruen – her two best friends became the family she never had. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There’s a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth…

Keri Arthur
Ashes Reborn (Souls of Fire, Book 4)
Penguin Random House Berkley (US & CA: 5th September 2017); Hachette Little, Brown Piatkus (UK & AU: 5th September 2017)
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The clock is ticking as Emberly – a phoenix capable of taking human form – races to take revenge against the sadistic and mysterious Rinaldo. The elusive rebel leader threatens to keep killing until he is given all of the research about a plague-like virus derived from vampire blood. Forced to reach out to the Paranormal Investigations Team for help, Emberly and her partner, Jackson, must decide who to trust as they follow the trail of dead bodies. When classified information is leaked and their safe house is ambushed, Emberly’s suspicions are confirmed – someone at PIT has betrayed them. A final battle looms and Emberly will need to command all her powers – or watch the world turn to ash…

Mindy McGinnis
The Female of the Species
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 5th September 2017)
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Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best – the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone. As their senior year unfolds Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie Unchained (White Trash Zombie, Book 6)
Penguin Random House DAW (US & CA: 5th September 2017)
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Angel Crawford has finally pulled herself together (literally!) after her disastrous dismemberment on Mardi Gras. She’s putting the pieces of her life back in order and is ready to tackle whatever the future holds. Too bad the future is a nasty bitch. There’s a new kind of zombie in town: mindless shamblers, infectious and ravenous. With the threat of a full-blown shambler pandemic looming, and a loved one stricken, Angel and the “real” zombies scramble to find a cure. Yet when Angel uncovers the true reason the plague is spreading so quickly, she adds “no-holds-barred revenge” to her to-do list. Angel is busting her ass dealing with shambling hordes, zombie gators, government jerks, and way too many mosquitoes, but this white trash chick ain’t giving up. Good thing, since the fate of the world is resting on her undead shoulders.

Katharine McGee
The Dazzling Heights (Thousandth Floor, Book 2)
HarperCollins (UK: 7th September 2017)
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Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a beacon of futuristic glamour and high-tech luxury and to millions of people living scandalous, secretive lives. LEDA is haunted by nightmares of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’s afraid the truth will get out which is why she hires WATT, her very own hacker, to keep an eye on all of the witnesses for her. But what happens when their business relationship turns personal? When RYLIN receives a scholarship to an elite upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being here also means seeing the boy she loves: the one whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return. AVERY is grappling with the reality of her forbidden romance – is there anywhere in the world that’s safe for them to be together? And then there’s CALLIOPE, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who’s arrived in New York with a devious goal in mind and too many secrets to count. Here in the Tower, no one is safe because someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. After all, in a world of such dazzling heights, you’re always only one step away from a devastating fall.

Amy Plum
Dreamfall (Dreamfall, Book 1)
HarperCollins (UK: 7th September 2017)
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Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it because they think it can’t get any worse. But they couldn’t be more wrong. When the lab equipment malfunctions, the patients are plunged into a terrifying dreamworld where their worst nightmares have come to life – and they have no memory of how they got there. Hunted by monsters from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, these seven strangers will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.

Marie Lu
Warcross
Penguin Random House (US & CA: 12th September 2017; UK: 14th September 2017)
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For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships – only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem…and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Stephanie Oakes
The Arsonist
Penguin Random House Dial (AU: 15th September 2017)
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Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching. For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they’ll be reunited…despite all evidence that this will never happen. Pepper Al-Yusef is not your average teenage boy. A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer…or fail out of school. And Ava Dreyman – the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall – is unlike anyone you’ve met before. When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, back in 1989. Using Ava’s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there’s more to her life – and death – than meets the eye. Someone is lying to them. And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers.

Mary Weber
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (Snow, Book 1)
HarperCollins Thomas Nelson (AU: 18th September 2017
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Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi’s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she’s convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet. Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there. For Miguel – Earth’s charming young playboy – the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight’s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.

Laura Bickle
Flesh
Pronoun (US: 19th September 2017)
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Charlie Sulliven thinks she knows all the secrets of the dead. Raised in a funeral home, she’s the reluctant “Ghoul Girl,” her reputation tied to a disastrous Halloween party. But navigating her life as a high school sophomore is an anxiety-inducing puzzle to her. She haunts the funeral home with her parents, emo older brother, Garth, their pistol-packing Gramma, and the glass-eyeball-devouring dachshund, Lothar. Chewed human bodies are appearing in her parents’ morgue…and disappearing in the middle of the night. The bodies seem tied to a local legend, Catfish Bob, who has resurfaced in the muddy Milburn River near Charlie’s small town. When one of Charlie’s classmates, Amanda, awakens in the cooler as a flesh-eating ghoul, Charlie must protect her newfound friend and step up to unravel the mystery…and try to avoid becoming lunch meat for the dead.

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3 responses to “September 2017 Releases

  1. This month has a lot of disturbing covers. (Nothing as bad as those eyes from last week, though.) There are some interesting sounding books too, though! And I’m sad that there is a less cool cover of The Dazzling Heights. The other version is just so attractive.

    Must add War Cross to my TBR list now… And I love the cover for The Female of the Species!

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