Boo! Halloween tricks are done but there's still plenty of treats with these hot new books from Random House's Fall for Fiction: Sister Ink campaign, providing all the brain candy you need! So throw out that costume, grab your candy stash, and get reading.

This issue, we've got . . .
. . . Nicias the falcon shapeshifter and the woman who can save him.
. . . The hilarious Jess Jordan & the horrors of a road trip with mum.
. . . A young girl, a big city, her snooping binoculars, and trouble.
. . . Plus, a shoot-'em-up novel to keep lil' sis out of your hair, and a hot tale of L.A. streets and basketball to impress your Mr. Maybe


by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
$14.95 | 0-385-73194-9

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes wrote her first novel, a chilling vampire tale, when she was 13! Since then she's published half a dozen more novels, and racked up several awards, and an avid readership for her fantastic and suspenseful writing.

Visit to find out more about this talented young author!

In her latest addition to the Kiesha'ra series, Amelia returns to the world of shapeshifters and explores the life of a falcon named Nicias, who must find a way to harness his newfound powers - or be destroyed.

Take the quiz! What kind of shapeshifter are you?

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The Secret Apartment

by Natalie Fast
$14.95 | 0-385-74671-7

Jillian’s life is changing and she’s not happy about it. Her mother got remarried and they moved from their house in Pennsylvania to her new stepfather’s apartment in New York City. Second, her new stepfather has a daughter, which means Jillian now has a stepsister.

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The Misadventures of Maude March is a rip-roarin' shoot-'em-up novel about 2 sisters who get in some MAJOR trouble - and get each other out of it too.

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But Jillian gets a break when Mrs. W in the penthouse apartment asks her to catsit for the summer. Mrs. W’s apartment offers a great view of the windows in the building across the street. Watching the neighbors is fun–until Jillian and her new friend Emily see something that doesn’t look right.

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Girl, (Nearly) 16, Absolute Torture
by Sue Limb
$15.95 | 0-385-73216-3

In her first adventure, Girl, 15, Charming but Insane, Jess Jordan decided to make her own "water bra" by putting plastic baggies full of minestrone soup in her bra for a big party. So clever! So ingenius! So potentially embarrassing!

Now she's back with her totally relatable, utterly frustrating life and her off-the-wall sense of humor. Jess had the perfect summer planned: She and Fred, lounging in the park, gazing into one another’s eyes and engaging in witty repartee. It was going to be so romantic. And then her maddening mum stepped in and announced a two-week “road trip.”

Books are great conversation starters. Try recommending this hot title to a boy you know - or would like to.

Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Peña

Sticky's been passed around foster homes his whole life. But he's got the streets of L.A. and he's got mad skill when it comes to playing basketball . . .

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