Top 5 New Teen Book Releases - September

I’m trying out a new post this time around, because lists have always helped me discover new books. I hope this helps you out too! Presenting: The Top 5 New Teen Book Releases list for September 2016 (as rated by Goodreads reviewers)!

I’ve compiled this list according to the highest ratings and how many people have rated them on Goodreads. Also, please note that these are not the only YA books being released this September. These are just the highest-rated ones (by 100 people or more) that I could find! Like probably most of you, I have yet to read this books since I haven’t signed up for receiving ARCs yet, so I hope this is a journey to discovery for us both!

Throne of Glass # 5: Empire of Storms

New Teen Book Releases - Empire of StormsAuthor: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass
Summary: The fight is far from over for Aelin. A dark force threatens to claim her world, but with the kingdoms around her falling apart, will they ever find a way to join together as comrades before the dark forces win over Aelin?
Goodreads Rating: 4.67
Who Should Read It:
Readers who are into kick-ass heroines, fantasy fans.
My Thoughts:
Sarah J. Maas’s success story is one that a lot of authors likely dream of: being discovered by an agent while publishing her story in a popular online fiction archive. If anything else, I’m interested in reading the series just for that. And although I have yet to read it personally, a friend whose opinion I value called the first book an easy, guilty pleasure read. So if you’re looking for a fantasy series that’s fun and fast-paced, then this series is for you.
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 Six of Crows # 2: Crooked Kingdom

New Teen Book Releases - Crooked KingdomAuthor: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows
Summary: Kaz Brekker, criminal prodigy, and his crew have pulled out the heist of their lives–at a cost. Now there are new enemies and old rivals out to test Kaz and his team, and their loyalties to each other are frayed enough already. And a war is brewing, one that will seal the fate of magic in Kaz’s world…
Goodreads Rating: 4.39
Who Should Read It:
Fans of the The Grisha trilogy, readers who love fantasy series with a dash of science, fans of morally-questionable heroes, heist-story fans.
My Thoughts:
Ketterdam sounds like an interesting and gritty place, and I like it when the settings of stories take place in a world that’s not perfect and picturesque. I also like morally ambiguous characters so Kaz is straight up my alley. Definitely one of the books I’m more interested in reading from this list!
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Kingdom on Fire # 1: A Shadow Bright and Burning

New Teen Book Releases - A Shadow Bright and BurningAuthor: Jessica Cluess
Series: Kingdom on Fire
Summary: The date is 1700’s in London, and Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. She’s also the prophesied sorcerer. Or maybe she isn’t, is what she thinks as she slowly discovers the secrets behind sorcerer life. There are men who test her, and of course there’s that One Guy who falls for her, oh and her city is also on the brink of war. Will she risk everything to protect her city and those that she loves?
Goodreads Rating: 4.11
Who Should Read It:
Fans of series set in Victorian London, readers who are into historical fantasy.
My Thoughts:
Personally, not much about the summary stands out for me. I’ve read probably dozens of books set in Victorian London, and there’s nothing interesting about the whole city-in-the-brink-of-war plotline. Also, is there a love triangle? I hope there isn’t, because that plot device has been beaten down to eternity in YA fiction for years now. The only part of the summary that interests me is Henrietta’s doubts that she might be the Chosen OneTM after all, which is refreshing if the book ends with a definite “Yep, you’re not the chosen one!”. I’d love to read a series that follows that plot line; it’s a refreshing change from what’s currently out there in terms of fantasy YA fiction.
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Stalking Jack the Ripper # 1: Stalking Jack The Ripper

New Teen Book Releases - Stalking Jack the RipperAuthor: Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack The Ripper / Untitled Trilogy (Goodreads can’t make their mind up lol)
Summary: Noble-born Audrey Rose Wadsworth has a huge, scandalous secret–when not immersing herself in typical England upper-society drivel, she escapes to her uncle’s laboratory to study forensic medicine. She ends up getting dragged into searching for a serial killer, and her investigation leads her closer and closer to her own circle…
Goodreads Rating: 4.24
Who Should Read It:
Fans of murder mysteries, fans of historical fiction (with murder!), those who are intrigued by the tale of Jack the Ripper.
My Thoughts:
I know I just said books set in Victorian London doesn’t interest me much because I’ve just read so many of them, but come on: Jack the Ripper murder mystery fiction. That’s enough for me to pick up this book, because I’m a fan of history, and I’m a fan of murder mysteries. And I believe I also just rhymed. Definitely one for my Kindle.
Bonus: Read the excerpt here!
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 Snow Like Ashes # 3: Frost Like Night

New Teen Book Releases - Frost Like NightAuthor: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes
Summary: The final book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy continues the journey of Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen, in their quest to defeat Angra, King of Spring, and stop the Decay from spreading. There’s betrayals to be had, sacrifices to be made, and important things to lose: everything you need for an epic fantasy showdown.
Goodreads Rating: 4.19
Who Should Read It:
Fantasy fiction fans, those who like a dash of politics in their fantasy.
My Thoughts:
While I haven’t read this series at all, it feels like the quintessential hero’s journey series, and I admit I’m a bit of a sucker for that. While this is likely not going to be on my to-read-immediately-as-in-right-now list, I’ll keep this book in mind for the future. Plus the cover is ultra-pretty.
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And that sums up my list of my Top 5 New Teen Book Releases for the Month of September 2016! I hope this list helped you find a new book or series to pick up.

Which books in this list are you most likely to pick up come September? Are there other upcoming YA books that you can’t wait to read? Let me know in the comments!

11 Comments on Top 5 New Teen Book Releases – September 2016!

  1. Syed Suhail Ahmed
    August 19, 2016 at 5:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for this great post!
    Books certainly do take us into a whole new world and no wonder they are called our best friends. 😀
    I have a daughter (16) , who is a bookworm and I will definitely tell her about these since they seem to appeal to younger audiences.
    Thank you so much for these reviews.


  2. Brit
    August 22, 2016 at 2:45 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve read Crooked Kingdom. I can give it a resounding endorsement. Great Story and excellent story craft. Frost Like Night is now on my radar. 🙂

  3. Brit
    August 22, 2016 at 2:46 am (3 years ago)

    Ooops! I was thinking Six of Crows. I’M VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO CROOKED KINGDOM. HAHA I’m a goof.

    • Chiqui
      August 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm (3 years ago)

      HAHA! Crooked Kingdom is one of the books that interested me the most out of the upcoming September ones! I’ll probably pick that up and also Stalking Jack the Ripper. :3

  4. Jenna
    August 27, 2016 at 9:39 am (3 years ago)

    Whoa thanks for the recommendations! I find it hard to buy books for the teens nowadays as I myself am not a novel reader. You have made my life easier. The reviews were done simple and organized. I will surely suggest these few to my students, some of them are hardcore novel readers! I have heard about the Empire of Storms, the teens will surely enjoy the fantasy series like this.

    • Chiqui
      August 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Hey thanks a lot for stopping by and I’m glad I could help! I hope your students will like my recommendations. Empire of Storms is quite a popular book from a well-known YA fantasy series, I hope to pick it up sometime soon myself. :

  5. Kenny Lee
    September 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m definitely looking forward to Empire of Shadows. I just finished Queen Of Shadows not long back. I thought the story has ended. Didn’t think there is another book launched this month. I’m thinking of getting it right now from Amazon, but I’m afraid I’m going to be trapped into it for hours.

    • Chiqui
      September 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Awesome! I haven’t read the series yet but I’ve been hearing good things about it so I can’t wait to read it myself, haha! My instagram’s filled with raving posts about Empire of Storms, you should get it whenever you can! 🙂

  6. Steph
    September 13, 2016 at 3:52 am (3 years ago)

    Nice post I love this!

    I’m getting older now, but sometimes I still love diving into a new YA story. My younger sister is 16 now, so she is into them as well, and we often read and enjoy the same books, and spend copious amounts of time talking (….and yes, sometimes fangirling…) over them!

    This list looks very promising and I’m glad I found it! I’ll have to get a couple of these for the both of us to try.

    • Chiqui
      September 13, 2016 at 6:05 am (3 years ago)

      Talking and fangirling about books is one of my favorite pastimes too, aside from actually reading books of course haha! Glad you and your sister can both talk about books, I’m the same with my sister too. Let me know what you think about the books you get and thanks for stopping by!


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