Upcoming YA Releases

Here are a couple of upcoming YA Releases in October!

What If It's Us



  1. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera  – Expected Release Date: October 9th

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #4)

2. A Map Of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #4) by Ransom Riggs – Expected Release Date: October 1st

The first three novels in the series introduced Jacob Portman and the world of the peculiars – and saw that world threatened by, and spared from, destruction by a hostile splinter faction and their monstrous servants. Now, in a thrilling new story arc, Jacob’s adventure continues as Ransom Riggs reveals even more secrets of the peculiar world, set against the rich landscapes of American history.

3. Kingdom Of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas – Expected Release Date: October 23rd

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.



By Nitu Girish Mohan


YA Books released in September 2018

Here are a couple of newly released YA Books!

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

  1. Wildcard (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu – Released September 18th

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns, #3)

2. Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3) by Kendare Blake – Released September 4th

Katharine sits on the throne, Mirabella and Arsinoe are in hiding, and an unexpected renegade is about to wage a war of her own. The crown has been won, but these queens are far from done.

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #3)

3. Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack The Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco – Released September 18th

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?



By Nitu Girish Mohan

Friends of Patrick Henry Book Sale

There will be a book sale at Patrick Henry Library on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The sale will take place in the Patrick Henry Meeting Room and will have books for all ages. Come for some amazing books and deals!


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Come and browse thousands upon thousands of great books in great condition! From the latest popular titles and classic favorites to the rare and unexpected fiction and non-fiction. The Reston Friends have something for everyone! Yes we do restock for as long as supplies last. Book Sale open from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Sorry, no children’s books will be offered at this sale.

Banned Books that TAB Recommends

Here are a couple of banned books that our TAB members enjoy!

The Great Gatsby

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Banned because of “language and sexual references.”

Paper Towns

2. Paper Towns by John Green

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

Banned because of sexual references.

To Kill a Mockingbird

3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Banned because of strong language, discussion of sexuality and rape, and use of the n-word.

The Hate U Give

4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

Banned for discussion of drug use and explicit language.

TAB Recommends

TAB Recommends, 9/27

Here are some books our TAB members have read and loved recently. We’ve included the call number so you can come and get them at Reston Regional Library! All summaries are taken from Novelist unless otherwise noted.


Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (FIC BRO)

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret.


To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (FIC LEE)

Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer, likes to spend her summers building treehouses, swimming, and catching lightning bugs with her big brother Jem. But one summer, when a black man is accused of raping a white woman, Scout’s carefree days come to an end. In the county courtroom, she will join her father in a desperate battle against ignorance and prejudice.


Suspect Red, LM Elliott (YFIC ELL)

In 1950s Washington, D.C., teenaged Richard, a bookworm whose father works for the FBI, experiences effects of McCarthyism, beginning with book banning and ending with a threat to his half-Czech friend.


The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls, Jessica Spotswood (YFIC SPO)

One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other. Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own? Bea and her boyfriend are heading off to college together in the fall, just like they planned when they started dating. But Bea isn’t sure she wants the same things as when she was thirteen… Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend…so it’s not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated, right? As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it’s hard to dream big when she’s so busy taking care of everyone else.


The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence, Stan Lee (JFIC LEE)

Follows the experiences of a Chinese-American teen who is thrown into the middle of an epic global chase involving the release of twelve magical superpowers.


Your Voice is All I Hear, Leah Scheier (YFIC SCH)

When her only friend transfers to a different high school, April braces for the worst year of her life until she meets a charismatic boy named Jonah, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. When his health declines, April must make an impossible choice: stick with the boy she loves or let him go so they can both heal.


The Maze Runner, James Dashner (YSF DAS)

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.


Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, Deborah Hopkinson, and MT Anderson (YFIC AND)

The tragic lives of Henry VIII and his six wives are reimagined by seven acclaimed and bestselling authors in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of Wolf Hall and Netflix’s The Crown.

Book Review: All We Can Do Is Wait

All We Can Do Is Wait

Richard Lawson


On a cloudy morning in Boston, the Tobin Bridge collapses. The whole city is shaken, and family members’ phones start ringing to deliver the news. Four teenagers meet in the Boston General Hospital waiting room, desperate to hear news of their loved ones. Jason and Alexa wait to hear about their parents. Scott is waiting to hear news about Aimee, his girlfriend. Skyler waits to hear about her sister Kate, who is more like the mother she never had and is the one person Skyler knows she can depend on.

With tensions high, everyone is ready to explode, including Morgan, who isn’t actually there because of the collapsed bridge, but because of other devastating news that was delivered that day. These 5 teenagers lean on each other and they finally start hearing news. They each receive news, whether it’s good or bad remains unseen. When only Alexa and Jason haven’t heard anything yet, they start confiding in each other, and when the secret that Jason has hidden comes out, it may just cause the biggest accident yet.

All We Can Do Is Wait is a heart-wrenching story of what it feels like to wait to hear if your life will be torn to pieces. In chapters revolving through all five perspectives, and alternating between past and present, All We Can Do Is Wait shows you how important family and friends are, and you will learn that whatever you do, make sure you have someone you know you can lean on.