The double-digit sales increases of digital audio reported by many publishers over the past several years continue, with no signs of slowing. And according to the latest annual consumer research study conducted for the Audio Publishers Association by Edison Research and Triton Digital, audiobooks have reached a significant milestone: 50% of Americans age 12 and older have listened to an audiobook, jumping from 44% in 2018. Other indicators from the survey that point to more growth yet to come are consumers’ increased use of various listening technologies in the car and at home, and the fact that more than half of frequent audiobook listeners are in the 18–44 age category.
The reality of heady audio sales has manifested in a number of ways this year. Two new players with familiar names have entered the audio publishing arena, and some of their first featured titles appear in our listing. Chronicle Audio is partnering with Hachette Audio to produce and distribute digital audio editions of adult nonfiction books. Chronicle plans to eventually publish 10–15 titles per season simultaneously with the print editions.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched HMH Audio—replete with a brand-new studio within the publisher’s New York City offices. Its debut titles, spanning adult and children’s frontlist and select backlist titles, arrive this fall. HMH Audio will release roughly 75 audio titles per year.
The season ahead is poised to bring still more energy to the audio industry, and we’ve gathered highlights from publishers to provide a glimpse of the wealth of listening material available.
Note: All titles listed are available as digital downloads, and many are available in multiple formats. Unless otherwise noted, prices and ISBNs are for digital editions.
Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beaton (Nov., $29.95, ISBN 978-1-5384-5192-2). Quirky private detective Agatha Raisin investigates the case of an elderly neighbor found dead in the woods by the road.
Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, (Aug. $19.95, ISBN 978-1-982650-66-7). In WWII Vienna, Hitler Youth member Johannes discovers that his parents are hiding a Jewish girl behind a false wall in their home. This title was adapted as a feature film, Jojo Rabbit, due out in October.
Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson (Dec., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-09-402435-6). Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this love story connects the lives of three disparate people and navigates themes of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and queer love.
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter (Aug., $22.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-8015-5) marks the return of investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton for a thriller involving a deadly conspiracy in Atlanta.
Three Flames by Alan Lightman (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-982621-70-4) follows the members of a Cambodian farming family as they struggle against the extreme, seemingly socially unjust attitudes of their culture and community.
Help Me! One Woman’s Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life by Marianne and Mary Power (Aug., CD, $35.99, ISBN 978-1-7213-3517-6) presents one woman’s year-long, humorous, and unfailingly honest mission to test the efficacy of self-help books.
Into the Fire: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz, read by Scott Brick (Jan., CD, $37.99, ISBN 978-1-5226-4976-2). Assassin Evan Smoak (aka Orphan X) undertakes a final mission.
Quantum: A Thriller by Patricia Cornwell (Oct., CD, $38.99, ISBN 978-1-7997-1649-5). Capt. Calli Chase, NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, investigates a potential catastrophe for a secret space mission that may involve her twin sister.
The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen (Oct., CD, $37.99, ISBN 978-1-7213-6804-4). After a tragedy in her hometown, Ava flees to a remote village in Maine and rents a supposedly haunted seaside mansion where all the previous female tenants have died.
To Feel the Music: A Songwriter’s Mission to Save High-Quality Audio by Neil Young and Phil Baker (Sept., CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-9786-4307-9) is the true story of Young’s quest to develop a high-res streaming site and a playback device to deliver music the way artists intend for it to sound.
Brook Forest Voices
Celebrate! by Jani McCarty, read by the author (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-941105-58-0), is a guide to the roads of self-discovery that will help listeners fully appreciate, experience, and enjoy all life has to offer.
Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse by John Lithgow, read by the author (Oct., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-8472-2). In satirical poetry, Lithgow lampoons the last few years in politics, taking clear aim at Trump’s presidency.
Mythos by Stephen Fry, read by the author (Aug., $25.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-8471-5). Noted comedian, actor, and writer Fry brings his oft-lauded wit, humor, and style to retellings of favorite Greek myths.
Fuck, Now There Are Two of You by Adam Mansbach (Oct., $12.99, ISBN 978-1-974976-82-9). This sequel to the humorous Go the F**k to Sleep addresses the addition of a sibling to the family.
Imagination by Jim Davies (Nov., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-974959-24-2) explores the science of imagination and how to better understand the workings of our mind.
Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell, read by Julia Whalen (Aug., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-974959-42-6), offers a wry look at sex, dating, and friendship in New York City after age 50.
The Truth Behind the Lie by Sara Lövestam (Aug., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-974959-06-8). When her daughter disappears, Pernilla turns to an off-the-grid PI who doesn’t fully believe her story.
White Sand, Vol. 1 by Brandon Sanderson, performed by a full cast (Aug., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64541-448-3). On the planet of Taldain, in Sanderson’s Cosmere universe, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways.
Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke, read by JD Jackson (Sept., $25.98, ISBN 978-1-4789-6825-2). Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is on the hunt for a boy who’s gone missing, but it’s the boy’s family of white supremacists who are his real target.
Home Work by Julie Andrews, read by the author (Oct., CD, $35, ISBN 978-1-5491-9491-7), picks up where the iconic actress, singer, and author’s first memoir, Home, leaves off, chronicling her arrival in Hollywood and highlights from her storied career.
A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie, read by Steven Pacey (Sept., $26.98, ISBN 978-1-4789-1659-8). The first title in the new Age of Madness fantasy trilogy explores the dawning of the age of the machine as the age of magic refuses to die.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, read by the author (Sept., CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-5491-5033-3). Via examples from his Revisionist History podcast, Gladwell argues that most of us do not know how to talk to strangers, which invites conflict and misunderstanding and can profoundly affect individual lives, and the world.
The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West, read by the author (Nov., CD, $30, ISBN 978-1-5491-4285-7), takes a closer look at what it means to be a woman in the 21st century in light of the #MeToo movement and continued misogyny of what the author describes as a “white male mediocracy” that holds sway on American culture and politics.
Cold Storage by David Koepp, read by Chris Messina (Sept., $23.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291646-4). Three strangers must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism in this debut from the screenwriter of Jurassic Park.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Sept., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296372-7) tells the tale of two siblings with an unshakable bond that was formed by the circumstances surrounding the house they grew up in.
Full Throttle by Joe Hill (Oct., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295665-1) delivers 13 tales of supernatural suspense, including “In the Tall Grass,” cowritten by Stephen King and the basis for a Netflix feature film.
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson, read by Marin Ireland (Nov., $20.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295786-3). A woman finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities.
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher (Dec., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4882-0697-9) follows two women who learn not only that they share the same husband, but that he is a totally different—and violent—person in one of the marriages.
Shut Up and Listen! by Tillman Fertita, read by the author (Sept., $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-1375-7), focuses on the commonsense principles that have rocketed Fertita, an accomplished restaurateur and owner of the Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels and the NBA’s Houston Rockets, to success.
Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience by Martyn Whittock, read by James Cameron Stewart (Aug., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-68457-318-9), presents the history of the voyage of the Mayflower as experienced by 14 key figures who traveled on the ship.
The Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargus, read by Chris MacDonnell (Aug., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-68457-164-2). Commissaire Adamsberg returns, investigating the deaths of three men, linked by their childhood at a Nimes orphanage, who were killed by the venom of a recluse spider.
The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers on Stage by Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns, read by Michael Butler Murray (Sept., CD, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68457-369-1), chronicles events and anecdotes from an investigation of the strange phenomenon of performers dying on stage.
All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg (Oct., $26, ISBN 978-0-358-17219-2) focuses on a deeply dysfunctional family in New Orleans trying to sort out the damage caused by their flawed patriarch, who is on his deathbed.
The Best American Short Stories 2019, edited by Anthony Doerr, read by various performers (Oct., $28, ISBN 978-0-358-17210-9), marks the first time this popular annual anthology has been available on audio.
Dog Is Love by Clive D. Wynne, read by James Langton (Sept., $28, ISBN 978-0-358-17208-6). Canine behaviorist Wynne uses research to demonstrate that the capacity to love is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how humans can better reciprocate their affection.
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran-Foer, read by Robert Petkoff (Sept., $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-29696-6), is a newly recorded edition of Safran-Foer’s debut about a college student traveling through Europe in search of the woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis.
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough, read by the author (Sept., $28, ISBN 978-0-358-17787-6), offers a closer look at higher education following such people in the system as students, a professor, and an SAT tutor.
The Devil: The Devil’s Playground Duet, Book #1 by Ashley Jade, read by Teddy Hamilton, Victoria Mei, and Soren Gray (Oct., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62461-685-3), is a dark romance exploring deception, jealousy, and revenge.
L.A. Theatre Works
Die Mommie Die by Charles Busch, performed by a full cast including Busch, Mark Capri, and Willie Garson (Aug., CD, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68266-097-3). Angela frees herself from her suffocating marriage to film producer Sol by poisoning him. Their distraught daughter plots to prove her mother’s guilt.
24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays and John Shea (Oct., CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24024-8) provides inspiring words from Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Presidential Medal of Freedom–winner Mays in 24 chapters, a number signifying his uniform number.
Clika’s Journey by Heather Morris (Oct., CD, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-250-26600-2) is the true story of a 16-year-old girl forced into the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in 1942, where a commandant favors her. After liberation, she is sent to a Siberian prison camp, charged as a collaborator, and finds focus learning to tend to the ill with a doctor there.
Dominicana by Angie Cruz, read by Coral Peña (Sept., CD, $44.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24256-3). Fifteen-year-old Dominican-born Ana marries an older man she doesn’t love in order to immigrate to America and try and forge a new life in 1960s New York City. Dominican-American actress Peña’s life mirrors Ana’s; she immigrated to Harlem when she was young.
Me by Elton John, read by the author (Oct., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23105-5), is a candid memoir from the music icon.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, read by Michael David Axtell and Lauren Fortgng (Oct., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23806-1), launches a series starring 20-year-old Alex, who, after surviving a horrific attempted homicide, mysteriously receives a full-ride scholarship to Yale, where she is quickly caught up in the university’s secret societies.
Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy, read by Emma Lowe (Sept. $27, ISBN 978-1-78198-259-4), recounts Murphy’s 1963 journey from Ireland to India on an Armstrong Cadet bicycle and her experiences of different cultures, landscapes, and kind people along her route.
Red at the Bone: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson (Sept., CD, $35, ISBN 978-0-593-14704-7) examines the influence of history on a contemporary African-American family.
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twokey (Oct., CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-593-10742-3) reveals the untold story of the Pulitzer Prize–winning authors’ investigation into allegations against Harvey Weinstein and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier (Sept., CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-593-14916-4). In 1932 England, Violet finds friendship, support, and purpose when she joins a society of women who embroider kneelers for Winchester Cathedral.
A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford (Nov., $17.50, ISBN 978-0-593-14660-6). The music icon’s close friend and confidante shares her experience in Houston’s world.
Random House Audio
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow (Oct., CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-984846-72-3) provides a tour of the various dark facets of the oil-and-gas industry.
Country Music: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, read by Brian Corrigan, Duncan, and Burns (Sept., CD, $50, ISBN 978-0-525-58884-9). This companion to the forthcoming eight-part PBS miniseries presents the story of this music genre from the 1920s to the ’90s.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Sept., CD, $45, ISBN 978-0-525-59045-3) is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Sept., CD, $45, ISBN 978-0-525-49484-3). The debut novel from Coates, who has been lauded for his explorations of race and history, reimagines the world of slavery.
36 Righteous Men by Steven Pressfield (Nov., $29.99, ISBN 978-1-980054-65-8) features New York City homicide detectives pursuing a serial killer.
The Sixth Wicked Child by J.D. Barker, read by Edoardo Ballerini and Graham Winton (Aug., $34.99, ISBN 978-1-980034-93-3) concludes the 4MK thriller trilogy about the Four Monkey Killer.
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (Sept., $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-0340-3) relates the story of four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.
Simon & Schuster Audio
The Deserter by Nelson and Alex DeMille (Oct., CD, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-6883-3). Father and son authors write about two army investigators hunting for an army deserter in Venezuela who may know too much about a secret Pentagon operation.
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell (Oct., CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-8768-1). Orphaned as a baby, Libby learns at age 25 that she has inherited a London townhouse that holds the dark legacy of her birth parents
The Institute by Stephen King (Sept., CD, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-7906-8). Luke’s parents are murdered and he’s kidnapped away to a strange institution for kids with paranormal powers, where the force of those powers is meant to be extracted.
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Aug., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-8109-2). Alinor, a descendant of wisewomen, is skilled with herbs and suspected of being a witch in this series starter set in 1648 England.
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman, read by Judith Light (Sept., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-7922-8). In 1941, three young women must act with courage and love to survive one of history’s darkest hours.
The Family Next Door: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the 13 Turpin Siblings and Their Extraordinary Rescue by John Glatt, read by Shaun Grindell (Aug., CD, $42.99, ISBN 978-1-4945-3686-2), reveals the story of the child abuse and captivity perpetrated on the siblings of a California family by their parents.
Kiss by Jill Mansell, read by Gabrielle Baker (Aug., CD, $59.99, ISBN 978-1-4945-3603-9), is a humorous tale of friendship and romance exploring the idea that a perfect kiss can change your life.
Nerves of Steel by Tammie Jo Shults, read by Tavia Gilbert (Oct., $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-2880-6), spotlights the Southwest Airlines captain and formal naval aviator who saved 148 lives when, on Apr. 17, 2018, she successfully landed a Boeing 737 that had suffered catastrophic engine failure.
Work in Progress by Steve and Leanne Ford, read by the authors (Oct., $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-2624-6). The brother and sister stars of HGTV’s Restored by the Fords share inspirational stories in a conversational memoir.
Conversations with Buddha: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts [/strong]by Joan Duncan Oliver, foreword by Annie Lennox (Nov., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62461-384-5), offers a relaxed, fictionalized chat imagined by a leading expert on Buddhism.
How to Lead in a World of Distraction by Clay Scroggins, read by the author (Sept., $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-59873-2), is a guide that seeks to help listeners turn down competing white noise and hear what their emotions, body, and spirit are telling them.
Children’s & Ya
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake (Oct., $22.95, ISBN 978-1-982663-97-1). While her younger brother is in treatment, Violet embarks on a mission to locate the shipwreck that her great-great-great-grandmother survived.
Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski (Aug., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-982634-15-5). Through her frightening visions, Nell uncovers her connection the dark history of the Winslow Grand Hotel, the place she now calls home.
She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller (Sept., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-09-400957-5). Teen sisters Jenn and April have 24 hours to fulfill a childhood pact they made and try to set things right in their relationship.
Wilder Girls by Rory Power (July, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-982602-02-4). Three best friends are entangled in a horrifying mystery when their island boarding school is quarantined against a deadly scourge called the Tox in this debut.
The Color of the Sun by David Almond (Sept., CD, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-9786-6528-6) tells the story of a boy rediscovering joy and beauty around him amid the sorrow of his father’s death.
The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer, (Sept., CD, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-7213-6534-0) follows Patrick, a boy desperate for a dog, and Oz, a pup who has been mistreated and no longer barks.
The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliot (Jan., CD, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-9786-6532-3) begins the Shadow Sky fantasy series set in a mythical Scotland and featuring a heroine with Down syndrome.
Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips (Aug., CD, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-7213-6942-3) delivers a modern spin on the Cinderella fairy tale, as social media plays a role in helping Cameron find his “Cinderfella,” Nate, who disappeared wearing unusually marked Chuck Taylor sneakers after their meeting at a dingy L.A. Club.
Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner (Oct., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-974970-30-8). While searching for her missing father, Elizabeth discovers her family’s secret legacy as lawyers who defend ghosts and demons.
Ali Cross by James Patterson (Nov., CD, $25, ISBN 978-1-5491-2178-4) introduces a first case for aspiring detective Ali Cross, who wants to follow in the footsteps of his father, Alex, the star of Patterson’s popular mystery series for adults.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages by Trenton Lee Stewart (Sept., CD, $35, ISBN 978-1-5491-2402-0) marks the return of a beloved bestselling series featuring clever kids and compelling puzzles.
A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer, read by the author (Oct., CD, $30, ISBN 978-1-5491-2412-9), begins a new series set in the Land of Stories universe.
Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman (Aug., CD, $30, ISBN 978-1-5491-7318-9). In this take on Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, a hook-up attempt gone wrong finds 17-year-old Aidan mistaken for someone else and on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult.
The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy (Oct., $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296051-1) introduces Rahul, a gay Indian-American boy coming into his own in a small town in the Midwest.
Cog by Greg van Eekhout, read by James Fouhey (Oct., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296530-1). Five runaway robots set out on a cross-country road trip to prove that they are more than what they’ve been built for.
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy (Oct., $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296520-2). Sixth grader Patricia, aka Sweet Pea, navigates her parents’ unconventional divorce and unexpectedly finds herself in the role of the town’s advice columnist.
Lalani of the Distant Sea by Kelly Erin Entrada, read by Lulu Lam (Sept., $20.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291117-9). Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey to a better future at the behest of her ill mother in this fantasy inspired by Filipino folklore.
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-32663-2). Mari keeps her supernatural abilities a secret as she competes to be the next empress of Honoku in ancient Japan.
Normal (YA Edition) by Magdalena and Nathaniel Newman (Jan., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-18271-9). Mother and son share what their life has been like as son Nathaniel has grown up with the craniofacial differences of Treacher Collins syndrome.
Tangerine by Edward Bloor ($18, ISBN 978-0-358-31033-4). When his family moves to a new town, legally blind Paul joins his middle school soccer team and finds the confidence to stand up to his evil older brother and discover the truth behind oddities in town.
The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman (Oct., CD, $60, ISBN 978-0-593-10518-4) follows now 20-year-old Lyra on another journey of intrigue and danger in the parallel world of His Dark Materials.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, read by Meryl Streep and a full cast
(Oct., CD, $27, ISBN 978-1-984843-25-8), delivers the first new audio edition of the classic starring Charlotte the spider and “Some Pig” Wilbur since White originally narrated it in 1970.
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Oct., CD, ISBN 978-0-593-10566-5). Privileged American teen and aspiring photojournalist Daniel observes the oppression caused by fascist dictator Francisco Franco in 1957 Spain.
Frankly in Love by David Yoon (Sept., CD, $50, ISBN 978-0-593-10559-7). Frank and Joy pretend to date each other to appease their Korean parents, who expect them to “date Korean.”
The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner, read by Fiona Hardingham (Aug., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21186-6). A girl made of bone and dust searches the underside of the graveyard for answers about the dark magic that brought her to life.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, read by Bahni Turpin (Dec., CD, $44.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30991-4), catches up with Zélie and Amari in the second book of the West African–mythology–inspired Legacy of Orïsha fantasy series.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Sept., CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24119-1). Simon Snow, the Watford School of Magicks student who saved the day in Carry On, returns in a magical road trip across the American West with his friends.
Alien Superstar by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver (Oct., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-980046-22-6) launches a new middle grade series about a six-eyed alien who makes it big in Hollywood.
The Last Human by Lee Bacon (Oct., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-980053-41-5). In a future when humans are believed to be extinct, a curious robot finds a girl who needs its help.
Allies by Alan Gratz, read by a cast including Jamie Cline, P.J. Ochlan, and Vaneh Assadourian (Oct., CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56718-2), revisits D-Day, June 6, 1944, by telling the stories of missions carried out by a U.S. soldier, a spy in France, a paratrooper, and a medic on that day.
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Will Patton (Nov., CD, $44.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23012-3), is the inaugural title in the Dreamer trilogy, a companion fantasy series to the Raven Cycle that focuses on the beloved character Ronan Lynch from those books.
Caster by Elsie Chapman, read by Emily Woo Zeller (Sept., $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56779-3), features a secret and dangerous underground magic fighting tournament where Aza risks her life to find answers and help her family.
Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick, read by Kirby Heyborne (Sept., CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58529-2). Twelve-year-old Sam must rely on the survival skills he learned from his late father to try and escape the wildfires that evacuated his summer camp in Maine.
Simon & Schuster Audio
Cursed by Thomas Wheeler, illus. by Frank Miller (Oct., CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-8317-1). This novel, adapted as a spring 2020 Netflix series, recasts the Lady of the Lake as the true hero of the legend of King Arthur.
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds (Oct., CD, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-6714-0) features a story told in 10 blocks, showing the various directions a walk home can take.
Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao (Oct., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-9930-1). A teen outcast becomes entangled in dark family secrets when another Taiwanese family moves into her small, predominantly white Midwestern town.