Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential YA Books for September 2015
Our top 9 YA picks for September include some long-anticipated sequels and heartfelt debuts! We've also sneaked in a prequel to this year's bestseller Red Queen, and of course we had to include The Shepherd's Crown - sadly, our last adventure in Discworld with Terry Pratchett.
Other September titles that are definitely worth checking out, but which didn't quite make our favorites list, include:
- Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler
- Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
- Mirrored by Alex Flinn
- Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
Click through to read up on our top 9 picks for September!
Sarah J. Maas
September 1. The fourth novel in the bestselling Throne of Glass series. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past.
1 / 9
September 1. When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow.
2 / 9
September 1. This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.
3 / 9
September 1. Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.There will be a reckoning...
4 / 9
September 1. "Red Queen" was one of the most anticipated YA books of 2015. In this 55-page prequel novella Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her?
5 / 9
September 15. For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel with the most fearless heroine—self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson—from Julie Murphy, the acclaimed author of "Side Effects May Vary." With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—"Dumplin’" is guaranteed to steal your heart.
6 / 9
September 22. The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed NY Times-bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America. "Walk on Earth a Stranger" begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of YA literature.
7 / 9
September 22. The last of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series! Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever...
8 / 9
September 29. This is a new series from Leigh Bardugo set in the same world as the Shadow and Bone series! Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
9 / 9