Fans of the paranormal will find plenty to get their hands on at this fall's regional shows. Also up for grabs: conclusions to trilogies by Cornelia Funke, Cassandra Clare and Virginia Euwer Wolff.
Debuts to Watch
Dark Dudeby Oscar Hijuelos (S&S/Atheneum). A Latino teen struggles with his identity in this YA debut from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Escape Under the Forever Skyby Eve Yohalem (Chronicle). The daughter of an ambassador is kidnapped in Ethiopia; inspired by true events.
The Forest of Hands and Teethby Carrie Ryan (Delacorte) is a love story set in the wake of a zombie-creating global virus.
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Sideby Beth Fantaskey (HMH/Harcourt). A sexy vampire exchange student claims Jessica is his betrothed.
Prophecy of the Sistersby Michelle Zink (Little, Brown) begins a gothic YA trilogy about twin sisters divided by an ancient prophecy.
Steinbeck's Ghostby Lewis Buzbee (Feiwel and Friends) is a middle-grade mystery from a former bookseller/sales rep and adult author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop.
A Taste for Redby Lewis Harris (HMH/Clarion). A sixth-grade Goth who believes she's a vampire finds a nemesis in her science teacher.
Ways to Live Foreverby Sally Nicholls (Scholastic/Levine). This debut novel about a boy with leukemia won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize in the U.K.
Wondrous Strangeby Lesley Livingston (HarperTeen). A New York City teen discovers a gate to the faerie world in Central Park.
The Year the Swallows Came Earlyby Kathryn Fitzmaurice (HarperCollins/Bowen). An 11-year-old contends with changing friendships, an earthquake and an imprisoned father.
Brooklyn Bridgeby Karen Hesse (Feiwel and Friends). In the Newbery Medalist's first novel in more than five years, a teen comes of age in Brooklyn, circa 1903.
Chainsby Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon & Schuster) is a political thriller about a young woman seeking freedom during the American Revolution.
Emmaline and the Bunnyby Katherine Hannigan (Greenwillow). A girl stands out in her overly orderly town; illustrated in full color by Hannigan, author of Ida B... and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World.
Melting Stonesby Tamora Pierce (Scholastic Press). Evvy, from fantasy maven Pierce's Street Magic, must use her talents to save a doomed island.
Scatby Carl Hiaasen (Knopf). In Hiaasen's third novel for kids, a feared biology teacher disappears during a field trip to the swamp.
Elf Realm: The Low Roadby Daniel Kirk (Abrams/Amulet) is Kirk's (Cat Power!) first novel, launching a fantasy trilogy about warring elves.
Eon: Dragoneye Rebornby Alison Goodman (Viking) is the first of two novels about a 16-year-old swordfighter who uses magic based on the Chinese zodiac.
Here Lies Arthurby Philip Reeve (Scholastic Press). Reeve's account of King Arthur's youth won the Carnegie Medal in the U.K. this year.
Masterpieceby Elise Broach (Holt/Ottaviano). A boy and an artistically inclined beetle get caught up in an art heist in this middle-grade novel.
The Mousehunterby Alex Milway (Little, Brown). Emiline dreams of collecting the world's rarest mice in this adventure from the U.K.
Needby Carrie Jones (Bloomsbury). A Maine teen's world is inhabited by an array of strange creatures, including pixies and were-people.
Tiger Moonby Antonia Michaelis, trans. by Anthea Bell (Abrams/Amulet). Praised in its original German, this novel contains stories of an ancient, magical India.
You Are So Undead to Meby Stacey Jay (Razorbill). Megan discovers a plan to unleash zombies at the homecoming dance.
Series and Sequels
Blissby Lauren Myracle (Abrams/Amulet). This prequel to Rhymes with Witches follows a naïve girl who attracts a dangerous new friend.
Book One of the Travelers by Carla Jablonski (Aladdin) is the first of three prequels to D.J. MacHale's Pendragon series.
The Bone Magician by F.E. Higgins (Feiwel and Friends) is a companion to The Black Book of Secrets; Higgins will tour the U.S. in October.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (S&S/McElderry) concludes the bestselling Mortal Instruments trilogy.
Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson (Random). This follow-up to 100 Cupboards will be supported by a national author tour next spring.
Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls by Lynne Jonell (Holt). Emmy and co. attempt to stop jewel thieves in this sequel to Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat.
This Full House by Virginia Euwer Wolff (HarperCollins/Bowen) completes the Make Lemonade trilogy by this National Book Award—winning author.
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke (Scholastic/Chicken House). The conclusion to the Inkheart trilogy is already a #1 bestseller in Germany.
Larry and the Meaning of Life by Janet Tashjian (Holt/Ottaviano). Larry falls in with a spiritual guru in the teen's third adventure.
Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron (Atheneum/Seo) is a sequel to the Newbery Award—winning The Higher Power of Lucky.
Timothy and the Dragon's Gate by Adrienne Kress (Weinstein). A boy must protect an ancient dragon in this sequel to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman.
New in Nonfiction
Boyology 101 by Sarah O'Leary Burningham (Chronicle) is a guide to the complexities of the teenage male, from the author of How to Raise Your Parents; includes thoughts from teens of both sexes.
Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, adapted by Sarah Thomson (Dial) is a middle-grade adaptation of the author's bestselling account of creating more than 60 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
BC Mambo by Erik Craddock (Random). A bunny is transported to prehistoric times in this kickoff to the Stone Rabbit graphic novel series.
Daniel X: Alien Hunterby James Patterson and Leopoldo Gout (Little, Brown) is a graphic novel based on Patterson's latest series.
Into the Volcano by Don Wood (Scholastic/Blue Sky Press). Two brothers come of age during a volcanic adventure in this graphic novel.