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EgmontUSA Fall 2013 Releases

Here’s a look at what EgmontUSA has coming your way in Fall 2013.

MONSTERS (978-1-60684-177-8) by Ilsa J. Bick. Hardcover. On Sale: 9/10/2013. Ages 14+.
With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.
A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.
A REALLY AWESOME MESS (978-1-60684-363-5) by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin. Hardcover. On Sale: 7/23/2013. Ages 14+.
Narrated in alternating voices, A Really Awesome Mess is a laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching/heart-warming story of two teenagers struggling to find love and themselves.
A SUMMER OF SUNDAYS (978-1-60684-030-6) by Lindsay Eland. Hardcover. On Sale: 7/9/2013. Ages: 8-12
When you’re the third of six kids, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle, but Sunday Fowler is determined that this summer she’ll find the one thing that makes her stand out from her siblings. She discovers a manuscript locked tightly away in the library basement, and when she shows this to the world, she’ll be famous! But Sunday must decide if some things—loyalty, trust, friendship—are worth more than her name in the headlines. 
CONTAMINATED (978-1-60684-354-3) by Em Garner. Hardcover. On Sale: 7/23/2013. Ages: 12+
After the Contamination – an epidemic caused by the super-trendy diet drink SlimPro that turned ordinary citizens into shambling creatures unable to control their violent impulses – the government rounded up the “Connies” to protect the remaining population. And then the government declares that the Connies will be rounded up and neutralized, once and for all. Sacrificing everything, Velvet Ellis will do anything to protect her mother—even if it means risking all their lives. 
BZRK RELOADED (978-1-60684-394-9) by Michael Grant. Hardcover. 10/8/2013. Ages 14+
The nano is as terrifying, exhilarating, and unpredictable as ever. But the wall of secrets that surrounds it is cracking. What will it reveal? And once the dust has settled, who will be sane enough to find out? The second installment in the highly acclaimed BZRK trilogy, BZRK RELOADED is terrifying, boundary-pushing, and mind-bending.
WHAT I CAME TO TELL YOU (978-1-60684-433-5) by Tommy Hays. Hardcover. 9/24/2013. Ages 8-12
As tensions mount between father and son, two unlikely forces conspire to lead the Johnstons on a new path—until one devastating disaster threatens to tear them apart. Tender, touching, and utterly compelling, What I Came to Tell You, is a story of grief, love, and hard-won redemption.
GUINEA DOG 2 (978-1-60684-452-6) by Patrick Jennings. Hardcover. 9/24/2013. Ages 8-12
When his classmates learn about Fido, the guinea pig that acts like a dog, they all want a piece of Rufus, her owner. But Rufus hates the attention, the demands, the “celebrity.” So he decides to make Fido learn how to be an actual guinea pig. But when she goes missing, he feels terrible. Was she lost, “dognapped,” or did she run away, because he no longer liked her just the way she was?
SAVING THANEHAVEN (978-1-60684-274-4) by Catherine Jinks. Hardcover. 7/9/2013. 10+
Noble is a knight with a heart that’s true and, well, noble. With his not-so-trusty sword, Smite, he fights his way through a vicious, unfriendly landscape, sure that one day he’ll defeat the bad guys and win the heart of a beautiful princess. With a slippery, ever twisting plot that is set inside a very confused computer, Catherine Jinks’s latest novel will pull in fans of adventure, computer games, and just plain fun.
INFINITYGLASS: AN HOURGALSS NOVEL (978-1-60684-441-0) by Myra McEntire. Hardcover. 8/6/2013. Ages 14+
The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series.
The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order.
VORDAK THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE #4: TIME TRAVEL TROUBLE (978-1-60684-461-8) by Vordak T. Incomprehensible. Hardcover. 8/27/2013. Ages 9+
After having yet another evil plan to rule the world foiled by Commander Virtue, Vordak travels back in time in an attempt to defeat his archnemesis at the point of his greatest vulnerability — his childhood.
QUARANTINE #2: THE SAINTS (978-1-60684-336-9) by Lex Thomas. Hardcover. 7/9/2013. Ages 14+
Nothing was worse than being locked in–until they opened the door…McKinley High has been a battle ground for eighteen months since a virus outbreak led to a military quarantine of the school. When the doors finally open, Will and Lucy will think their nightmare is finished. But they are gravely mistaken. The captivating sequel to the highly acclaimed Quarantine #1 : The Loners.
THE CODE BUSTERS CLUB, CASE #3: THE SECRET TREAUSURE OF PIRATE COVE (978-1-60684-457-1) by Penny Warner. Hardcover. 10/22/2013. Ages 8-12
On a class trip to the Cornell Mission, The Code Busters learn about Hippolyte de Bouchard, California’s only known pirate. Now the Code Busters are on the trail of a new prize: pirate gold! But with a fortune at stake, the codes are bound to be hard. Will the Code Busters be able to figure them out, or will this mystery prove to be too difficult to solve?

GOOFBALLS #5: THE HA-HA-HAUNTING OF HYDE HOUSE (978-1-60684-446-5, 978-1-60684-447-2) by Tony Abbott. Simultaneous Hardcover and Digest release. 8/27/2013. Ages 7-9.
When the Goofballs–Jeff, Brian, Mara, and Kelly–hear about a house that might be haunted, where someone disappeared years before, it sounds like the perfect case for them to solve on Halloween. But they’ll need their best sleuthing skills and, of course, the help of the Goofdog, because this may be their silliest–and scariest–mystery yet!

SHIFT (978-1-60684-500-4) by Em Bailey. Paperback. On Sale: 8/6/2013. Ages 12+.

A chilling psychological thriller that tears through themes of identity, loss, and toxic friendship, Shift will leave readers guessing until the final pages.

TAKEN BY STORM: A RAISED BY WOLVES NOVEL (978-1-60684-497-7) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Paperback. On Sale: 7/9/2013. Ages 12+.

Bryn is the alpha of the Cedar Ridge werewolf pack. She is young. Female. Human. Physically weaker than any werewolf. Yet she cannot refuse a summons from the werewolf Senate. A rogue werewolf is attacking humans. The risk of exposure threatens to destroy pack life, and the center of the crisis is Cedar Ridge territory—her own lands. 

KILL ME SOFTLY (978-1-60684-495-3) by Sarah Cross. Paperback. On Sale: 8/27/2013. Ages 14+.

Fairy tales aren’t always pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mirabelle has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns. Here’s what Karen had to say about this title earlier.

HORSE CAMP (978-1-60684-499-1) by Nicole Helget and Nate LeBoutillier. Paperback. Ages 9+

A funny novel about farms and family, animals and antagonism—and the paths kids take, sometimes while living in the same house, before coming home.

THE PARADISE TRAP (978-1-60684-496-0) by Catherine Jinks. Hardcover. 7/9/2013. Ages 8-12

A boy . . . a witch . . . and a totally sinister paradise: that’s what Marcus gets when his mom rents a scuzzy trailer and parks it near a dirty, noisy beach. Some vacation! Marcus would rather play video games anyway, but when he discovers a staircase underneath the trailer, it looks as if he may be in for some kind of multilevel, multiplayer experience controlled by a complete nightmare of a witch. It’s just like a game—except it’s all too real. On the Tween’s list of 5 audiobooks you should listen to right now.

ONE MOMENT (978-1-60684-436-6) by Kristina McBride. Paperback. 7/9/2013. Ages 14+

Maggie remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party. She remembers climbing the trail with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below–dead? One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.  Here’s what Stephanie had to say about this title earlier.

FAMILY (978-1-60684-393-2) by Micol Ostow. Paperback. 7/23/2013. Ages 14+

It is a day like any other when seventeen-year-old Melinda Jensen hits the road, leaving behind her fractured home life and fractured family.  Henry is the handsome, charismatic man who comes upon her, one that will embrace her and give her love. And this new family, Henry’s family, shares everything. They share the chores, their bodies, and their beliefs.  And if Mel truly wants to belong, she will share in everything they do.  No matter what the family does, or how far they go.

DARK WATER: A SIREN NOVEL (978-1-60684-437-3) by Tricia Rayburn. Paperback. 7/23/2013. Ages 14+

In this chilling and romantic conclusion to the Siren trilogy, Vanessa must finally confront her identity head-on to save those she loves. The question is will she be saving them from herself?

JAGUAR STONES #3: THE RIVER OF NO RETURN (978-1-60684-456-4) by J&P Voelkel. Paperback. 9/24/2013. Ages 10+

In the jungles of the Maya, the Death Lords are on the warpath. Can video-gaming, pizza-loving Max Murphy and Lola, his modern Maya sidekick, save the world one more time? Not if they can’t get past the zombie army, the mutant cave spiders, and some very dark family secrets.

THE CODE BUSTERS CLUB, CASE #2: THE HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE (978-1-60684-455-7) by Penny Warner. Paperback. 10/8/2013. Ages 8-12

When Cody and her friends get a mysterious e-mail hinting at a treasure on Alcatraz Island, they can’t wait to get started on their clue hunt. Luckily, a class trip to the prison is the perfect cover to start their search. This interactive mystery features more than fifteen codes and puzzles for you to decipher along with the Code Busters, including Morse code, the tap code, LEET, and zigzag code. Answers are in the back, if you ever get stuck. 


  1. What a great assortment of titles! I saw the horse one and immediately thought of the perfect student who would love it! It also reminded me that I need to catch up on Vordak.

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