Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (September 16 - 22). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: September 16th
After Rennie’s death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?

Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: September 16th
Obsessed with everything Audrey Hepburn, Lisbeth becomes who she wants to be by pretending to be somebody she’s not and living among the young and privileged Manhattan elite. Soon she’s faced with choices that she would never imagine making – between who she’s become and who she once was.

Blackbird (Blackbird Duology #1) by Anna Carey
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 16th
A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got there. She has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist of a blackbird inside a box. There is only one thing she knows for sure: people are trying to kill her.

Color Song (Passion Blue #2) by Victoria Strauss
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: September 16th
Giulia can hear the mysterious singing of the colors. But when a dying Humilita bequeaths Giulia the secret formula for a paint called Passion blue Giulia realizes she’s in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color, and disguises herself as a boy to escape to Venice and find work as an artist.

Day 21 (The Hundred #2) by Kass Morgan
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 16th
Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other Colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.

Echoes of Us (The Hybrid Chronicles #3) by Kat Zhang
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 16th
All Eva ever wanted was the chance to be herself. But in the Americas, to be hybrid—to share your body with a second soul—is not tolerated past childhood. Now Eva and Addie, her sister soul, are constantly on the move, hiding from the officials who seek to capture them. But the tide is changing.

Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: September 16th
When high school junior Tommy Smythe goes missing, everyone has a theory about what happened to him. Tommy believes that everything is possible, and that until something can be proven false, it is possibly true. So as long as Tommy’s whereabouts are undetermined, he could literally be anywhere.

Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 16th
Two hours after Cate Benson’s sister Violet’s funeral, the family picked up Violet’s replacement. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced. She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.

Get Even (Don’t Get Mad #1) by Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 16th
Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common but they’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies. But when their latest target ends up dead with a “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize they’re not as anonymous as they thought.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Publisher: Dial
Release date: September 16th
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, used to be incredibly close, but now they are barely speaking. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: September 16th
Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Jackaby by William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release date: September 16th
In 1892, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary—including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant.

Louder Than Words by Iris St. Clair
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release date: September 16th
Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt. Ellen must decide if she has enough courage to speak up about the well-liked teacher and risk retribution, tell Rex how she really feels about him, or hold all her secrets inside.

Made For You by Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 16th
When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her.

The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy #2) by Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 16th
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny.

Predator by Janice Gable Bashman
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: September 16th
The hunt is on! Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers.

Sway by Kat Spears
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: September 16th
Jesse Alderman, or “Sway,” as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. But when Ken Foster hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things.

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: September 16th
The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school.

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