September 2021 New Releases

 

Undated
The Space Between Loneliness and Fear by Jennifer Mason-Black (Walker Books US)
The acclaimed young adult author returns with a literary thriller for fans of Caleb Roehrig’s Last Seen Leaving and Sadie by Courtney Summers.

Since last year’s cyberbullying incident, Sarah spends her days at home alone with her virtual school assignments, avoiding cell phones and social media. Until the day she discovers WeRemember.org. Together with a homeschooled girl down the street, Sarah follows the trail of a missing boy, uncovering details that never appeared in the official report. Sarah becomes convinced that he didn’t just run away. But as she unravels the mystery, someone online is determined to keep the truth buried . . . at any cost. 

You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith (Inkyard Press)
Rebecca Kuss at Inkyard Press has bought world rights to Eric Smith's You Can Go Your Own Way, a YA romantic comedy about a boy trying to save his family's aging pinball arcade, and a girl whose tech giant dad wants to buy it. When the two get stuck there during Philadelphia’s biggest-ever snowstorm, they'll have to work together to make it out. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021; Dawn Frederick at Red Sofa Literary represented the author.

The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath (Soho Teen) 
Daniel Ehrenhaft at Soho Teen has bought Carly Heath's debut YA novel, The Reckless Kind. Set in 1904 Norway, the novel follows a trio of queer teens—two boys and their best friend, Asta—who decide to defy the expectations of their rural Scandinavian village by leaving their families, living on their own, and challenging the town's patriarch in the region's annual winter horse race. Publication is set for fall 2021; Steven Chudney at the Chudney Agency brokered the deal for North American English rights.

September 1st
Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson (Carolrhoda)
Lerner/Carolrhoda has bought Marcia Argueta Mickelson's YA novel Where I Belong. Guatemalan-American high school senior Milagros “Millie” Vargas struggles to balance her family's needs with her own ambitions for her future, especially after her mother's employer announces his run for Senate and tries to use Millie as a poster child for “deserving” immigrants. Publication is slated for fall 2020.

September 17th
Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff (Harper Voyager) -
This one is not YA, but I know Jay Kristoff has a huge YA audience, so I thought I should include it here for completeness. But it is an ADULT title.
43728380. sy475 Twenty-seven years have passed since the last sunrise, and for almost three decades, the creatures of the night have walked the day without fear. Once, humanity fought bravely against the coldblood legions, but now, we exist only in a few scattered settlements—tiny sparks of light in a growing sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is the last of the Silversaints, a holy order dedicated to defending realm and church, now utterly destroyed. Imprisoned for the murder of the vampiric king, Gabriel is charged with telling the story of his life.

His tale spans years, from his youth in the monastery of San Michel, to the forbidden love that spelled his undoing, and the betrayal that saw his order annihilated. Most importantly, Gabriel will tell of his discovery of the Grail—the legendary cup prophesied to bring an end to the eternal night.

But the Grail was no simple chalice; it was a smart-mouthed teenage urchin named Dior. Their journey with a band of unlikely allies would see Dior and Gabriel forge an unbreakable bond, and set the broken paragon on a road to redemption.

But now, the Grail is shattered. And with the cup of the Savior destroyed and the last Silversaint awaiting execution, what can bring an end to this unholy empire?

 

  

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