September 2025 New Releases





Release date not yet known
Hollow by Taylor Grothe (Peachtree Teen)
HOLLOW, coming from Peachtree Teen in Fall 2025, is a YA horror debut perfect for fans of Sawkill Girls and cult movie Midsommar but set in the mountains of Upstate New York.

After returning to Deep Glen, NY and reuniting with her (ex) friend group after an unwelcome autism diagnosis, all Cassie Davis wants to do is pretend her years away never existed. She’s still the same hero-loving Lord of the Rings superfan and avid hiker she always was. To her delight, she convinces old friends Jac, Melody, and Blake to hike Hollow Ridge with her for old time’s sake. Nothing has changed between them… right?

Simmering tensions flare to a boil. Old hurts erupt over Cassie’s abandonment and her feelings for Jac–including their first kiss, long avoided but never forgotten. The night devolves into an alcohol-soaked haze. Cassie awakens to a freak storm bearing down on an abandoned campsite. The sour memory of a half-remembered argument lingers like a ghost, strengthening her resolve to finish the hike.

She never gets the chance.

Cassie stumbles into The Roost, an artists’ colony home to the kind, if odd, Kaleb. She feels more welcome than she ever has before. But when her friends emerge from the woods–without Blake–and the residents of The Roost begin carving masks for a mysterious trek to the top of Hollow Ridge, the warmth Cassie feels for Kaleb ebbs. It’s replaced by a bone-deep anxiety she trusted the wrong people.

Cassie never wanted to be like the heroes in her favorite stories… but she’ll have to become one to save her friends, and herself.

Publication is set for fall 2025

A Wild Flame Rises by Maria Ingrande Mora (Peachtree Teen)
Ashley Hearn at Peachtree Teen has acquired A Wild Flame Rises, a queer, anti-capitalist YA fantasy by Maria Ingrande Mora (The Immeasurable Depth of You), in which a girl with the ability to conduct electricity discovers that the powerful House of Industry that raised her is not the benevolent organization they present to be. She teams up with two boys—former lovers—who are standing against the harm the House has caused in the name of progress. Publication is planned for fall 2025; Erica Bauman at Aevitas Creative Management did the deal for world rights.

Everything She Does Is Magic by Bridget Morrissey (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte has acquired Everything She Does Is Magic by Bridget Morrissey, a sapphic YA romance set in a Halloween-obsessed town, in which a local enlists the help of the new girl to plan the upcoming fall festivities, not realizing she has recruited a real witch. Publication is scheduled for fall 2025; Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary sold world English rights.

I Put a Spell on You by Claire Edge (HarperCollins)
David Linker at HarperCollins has acquired, in an exclusive submission, I Put a Spell on You by Clare Edge. In this contemporary YA fantasy-romance, a heartthrob enby spellcaster must teach the new girl in school how to wield magic in order to save their emerging powers in a rivals to lovers game of wits. Publication is slated for fall 2025; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

And the River Drags You Down by Jihyun Yun (Knopf)
Gianna Lakenauth at Knopf has acquired, in a 12-person auction, And the River Drags You Down by Fulbright fellow Jihyun Yun, a Gothic YA inspired by a ghost story from Korean folklore about two sisters—one who dies under mysterious circumstances, and the other who brings her back—pitched as The Astonishing Color of After meets She Is a Haunting. Publication is slated for fall 2025; Annie Hwang and Serene Hakim at Ayesha Pande Literary did the two-book deal for North American rights.

September 1st
This Raging Sea by De Elizabeth (Holiday House)
Kade Dishmon at Holiday House has acquired This Raging Sea by De Elizabeth, a dark YA fantasy about popular but haunted 18-year-old Briar, who must untangle the horrifying secrets of her picture-perfect coastal town in order to save Finn, her more-than-best-friend, after he disappears from the seaside carnival (and maybe from time itself). Publication is slated for fall 2025; Samantha Fabien at Root Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

Beautiful Broken Bodies by Linda Cheng (Roaring Brook Press) - moved from 2024, then from April 2025, details not yet updated on Goodreads.

September 9th
The Princess in the Piazza by Ben Hatke (Roaring Brook Press) - moved from September 2022, then from February and September 2024, release date not yet updated on Goodreads.
Roaring Brook has bought The Princess in the Piazza, a YA novel from Ben Hatke. The book follows Sebastian, an American teenager spending the summer in Italy, who falls in love with a Renaissance princess who has been dead for 500 years, and finds himself swept up in her ages-old conflict with a sinister wizard.

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