It’s time to wake up! September is coming to an end and we’ve got to talk about all of the amazing books that came out this month.
Must-Read Books That Went On Sale in September 2020
1. The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
Everyone’s favorite couple, Magnus and Alec, is back and they’re heading out on more adventures in the second book in the Eldest Curses series. This time, they’re joined their Shadowhunter friends: Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and Simon as they head to Shanghai to find the powerful Book of the White, which was stolen from Magnus’ apartment.
2. Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at her favorite local bookstore. When her boss announces a holiday bonus to the person who sells the most books, Shoshanna is determined to win. The only person standing in her way? New hire, a recent nemesis, Jake Kaplan. He may be cute (really cute), and he may be an eligible Jewish single (hard to find south of Atlanta), but Shoshanna is ready to take him down. As the competition intensifies, Jake and Shoshanna grow closer and realize they might be more on the same page than either expects…
3. All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott
All This Time is just a swoonworthy and heartbreaking as Five Feet Apart, which makes sense since it was written by the same authors. When Kyle finds himself in the hospital after a car accident, which leaves his girlfriend dead, he doesn’t know how to go on. But when he meet Marley, who’s dealing with her own grief, he begins to heal.
4. Shine by Jessica Jung
Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl by way of Jenny Han in this knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation.
5. Where We Are by Alison McGhee
Author Alison McGhee has written a stunning and heartbreaking story of two teens who fight to reunite when one of them is caught in the web of a sinister cult. Never before have the two of them been so far apart—or needed each other more. But their faith in each other never wavers, and that may just be enough to save them both.
6. The Skinjacker trilogy by Neal Shusterman
Everlost, the first book in the Skinjackers trilogy and has recently been repackaged with brand-new covers. In this eerie and atmospheric series, Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what might lie in between. Not every child who dies goes on to the afterlife. Some are caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It’s a magical, yet dangerous place where Allie and Nick find themselves after a car crash.
7. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
This modern-day twist on the King Arthur legend weaves a tale of Southern Black Girl Magic set against the backdrop of UNC-Chapel Hill. After witnessing a demon attack, Bree Matthews learns of an ancient, ongoing war against the forces of evil and joins a secret society that was founded by the descendants of King Arthur. As the only Black member of a group whose rituals and hierarchies are based on a predominantly white legend, Bree faces near-constant macro- and microaggressions from the other members of the group. But she also discovers a unique magic of her own, one that connects Bree to her mother, who died months before. Soon she must decide whether to use her power to take the society down—or join them in the fight.
8. Night Shine by Tessa Gratton
In the vast palace of the empress lives an orphan girl called Nothing, who can’t be seen except by the Great Demon of the palace and her true friend, Prince Kirin. When Kirin is kidnapped, only Nothing and the prince’s bodyguard suspect that Kirin may have been taken by the Sorceress Who Eats Girls. Nothing will soon discover that all magic is a bargain, and she may be more powerful than she ever imagined. But the price the Sorceress demands for Kirin may very well cost Nothing her heart.
9. Remember Me trilogy by Christopher Pike
In this harrowing thriller from bestselling author Christopher Pike, a teen girl must solve the mystery of her own murder before the killer strikes again. This is the perfect book if you’re looking for Halloween vibes as we head into October.
10. Displaced by Dean Hughes
In this gripping and eye-opening novel, two Syrian refugee teens trying to make a living on the street corners of Beirut must decide how far they’re willing to go to make a home for their family in an unwelcoming country.
11. Silent as the Grave by Zoe Aarsen
McKenna’s mission to save her friends from their predicted deaths concludes in the third and final installment in the Light as a Feather series that is Riverdale meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!