Teen Reads
Crazy by Linda Vigen Phillips

crazyLaura is a typical fifteen-year-old growing up in the 1960s, navigating her way through classes, friendships, and even a new romance. But she’s carrying around a secret: her mother is suffering from a mental illness. No one in Laura’s family will talk about her mother’s past hospitalizations or increasingly erratic behavior, and Laura is confused and frightened. Laura finds some refuge in art, but when her mother suffers a breakdown after taking painting back up again herself, even art ceases to provide much comfort.

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

graysonSixth-grader Grayson Sender quietly doodles princesses and castles with glitter pens during class and dreams of wearing twirly skirts and long, shiny gowns instead of his limp, lifeless track pants. Those aren’t problems, but the fact that he has to repress himself is a problem a big one. Despite knowing that he is a girl deep down inside, Grayson has learned to look and act like the boy he is not; his family would be furious and his classmates would bully him if they found out. But now, cast as Persephone in the spring play, he finds acceptance among the cast members. 

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

 evilCyn is initially thrilled when her teasing BFF Annie finally shows signs of infatuation, until she discovers the object of Annie’s affections is the new school librarian. Mr. Gabriel’s attention to Annie unsettles Cyn and readers alike. At first suspecting the creepy Gabriel is a manipulative and inappropriate authority figure (awful enough), Cyn learns that he’s a horned and winged demon. He wants brainwashed Annie for his human consort, when he returns to his realm to fight for the throne with the life essence he’s poached from her classmates.

Killer Instinct by Jennifer Barnes

killerCassie, Dean, Lia, Sloane, and Michael are 17-year-old FBI protégés in a secret program that trains gifted teens to solve criminal cases. Supposedly, they only work on cold cases, but when a grisly murder occurs on a nearby college campus, they immediately start working on the case, despite the FBI’s orders. What complicates matters is that the murderer is using the same methods as imprisoned serial killer Daniel Redding Dean’s father.

Visitors by Orson Scott Card

visitorsRigg’s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.

Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

maraMara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

Stray by Elissa Sussman

strayPrincess Aislynn’s magical ability is powerful and uncontrollable, so she is “redirected” into the order of Fairy Godmothers, where her heart is removed and stored in a hidden cabinet, and she must spend the rest of her life devoted to serving another royal family–but her growing friendship with a palace gardener causes Aislynn to question the vows she has taken, and the motives of those who would prevent her from “straying” from the path.

Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond

girlSixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies. Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights. But when she discovers a peacock feather–an infamous object of bad luck–planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia clan matriarch and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque. As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear, Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don’t figure out what’s going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall

Fantasy League by Mike Lupica

fantasyIn Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie’s skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.

Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner

cantlookSixteen-year-old Torrey Grey’s YouTube videos on fashion and beauty for teenagers were famous, but when her younger sister is killed by a drunk driver during a filming her world falls apart–cyber bullies are attacking her, her father moves them to Texas, and she does not know who to trust at her new school or whether her cousin is really a friend.

Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

laughingBurcaw is like any other 21-year-old guy. He loves sports, video games, and bathroom humor; enjoys hanging out with his friends; and has had several girlfriends. The only thing that makes him different is that he has done all of this while in a wheelchair. Burcaw was born with a rare neuromuscular disease known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which hinders his muscles’ ability to grow and repair themselves. Instead of growing bigger and stronger with age, he becomes weaker and smaller. As a result of the disease, Burcaw depends on his friends and family when it comes to completing everyday tasks. Throughout, he shares many humorous and touching stories about growing up and living with his disease. 

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

belzharJam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

mortalheartAnnith’s worst fears are realized when she discovers that, despite her lifelong training to be an assassin, she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever shut up in the convent of Saint Mortain. (Book #3 in the ‘His Fair Assassin’ series)

Catalyst by S.J. Kincaid

catalystTom Raines grew up with nothing, some days without even a roof over his head. Then his exceptional gaming skills earned him a spot in the Intrasolar Forces, the country’s elite military training program, and his life completely changed. Now, in Catalyst, the explosive series conclusion, dangerous changes have come to the Pentagonal Spire, where Tom and his friends train. When a mysterious figure starts fighting against the evil corporations’ horrifying plans, but with methods Tom finds shocking, he must decide which side he’s on.

With slim odds of success, is it even worth the fight?

Crashland by Sean Williams

crashlandAfter bringing the planet to a screeching halt, Clair Hill begins to see the horror that the replication machines have wrought. An infinity of duplicates swarm the earth, wreaking chaos and mayhem while Clair attempts to find Q, the artificial intelligence that could save them all. Williams explodes the narrative he set up in the first novel with deep philosophical questions about the power of technology. While some use d-mat tech to heal people, others struggle to figure out to whom the consciousness inside a duplicate belongs, and still others realize that duplication is an excellent way to consolidate and maintain political might. (Book #2 in the ‘Twinmaker’ series)

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

howitwentdownAn African American boy runs from the corner market, hunched over and wearing a hoodie. A man shouts, Come back here! A car stops in the street, someone yells, He has a gun! And suddenly, 16-year-old Tariq Johnson is on the ground, dead from two shots fired at his back. The shooter, a white man, is free after claiming self-defense, but police don’t find a weapon on Tariq. Everyone has an opinion about what happened, but the only person who knows for sure no longer has a voice. 

Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

deathcomingDouglas Ashe keeps a weekly record of historical and personal events in 1968, the year he turns seventeen, including the escalating war in Vietnam, assassinations, rampant racism, and rioting; his first girlfriend, his parents’ separation, and a longed-for sister. Written entirely in stanzas of haiku, the novel is composed of 16,592 syllables, one for each American soldier killed in Vietnam in 1968. 

After the End by Amy Plum

aftertheendWorld War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there. At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life. When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie. Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she’s trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past. 

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War

salt-frostTwelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812. 

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

blueBlue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost. (Book 3 of the Raven Cycle. Book 4 to be released  in 2015, the official release date has not yet been released)

Revolution by Deborah Wiles

revoutionIt’s 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny’s town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn’t much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

saltSixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island. When she foresees her own murder, a harpoon boy named Tane promises to help her change her fate and keep her island safe and prosperous, but salvation will require an unexpected sacrifice.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

liesIn 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent’s daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project. 

The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer

humAfter 12-year-old Grace’s mother’s sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she’s never met. Then she discovers clues in a mysterious treasure hunt–one that will help her find her true home.

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

17goneSeventeen-year-old Lauren has visions of girls her own age who are gone without a trace, but while she tries to understand why they are speaking to her and whether she is next, Lauren has a brush with death and a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

girlslikeusGraduating from their school’s special education program, Quincy and Biddy are placed together in their first independent apartment and discover unexpected things they have in common in the face of past challenges and a harrowing trauma. 

El Deafo by Cece Bell

deafoGoing to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful–and very awkward–hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear–sometimes things she shouldn’t–but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for.

Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Anthology

whoEleven Doctors! Eleven months! Eleven authors! Eleven stories! A year long celebration for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! This print edition is the culmination of a year-long series of ebooks to celebrate fifty years of Doctor Who. Eleven Doctors, eleven stories, eleven unique interpretations of the Doctor, his terrifying alien enemies and his time-travelling adventures. Authors include: Eoin Colfer, Patrick Ness and Neil Gaiman.

The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud

skull(Lockwood & Co book 2) Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar.

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

irlAnda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It’s a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer — a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person’s real livelihood is at stake.

Clariel by Garth Nix

clarielClariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most important, to the King. She dreams of living a simple life but discovers this is hard to achieve when a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?

BZRK: Apocalypse by Michael Grant

bzrk“Noah and Sadie have seen death, and it holds no terror for them. Madness does, though. And losing each other. But they will not sit back, helpless witnesses to an invisible apocalypse. The world is being destroyed from the inside out. It’s time to take up the fight once more, in the streets and in the nano. And they’ll give everything they have to stop the Armstrong twins. But are the twins the ultimate enemy? Nobody has ever known the identity of Lear, the shadowy leader of BZRK. Just who have they been fighting for? As madness spreads like the plague, one thing become terrifyingly clear: this was Lear’s game all along. And Lear hasn’t been playing fair.”

Nil by Lynne Matson

nilTransported through a “gate” to the mysterious island of Nil, seventeen-year-old Charley has 365 days to escape–or she will die.

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

messengerThe Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption–or lose their sanity–and somehow Mara, fifteen, has become his apprentice. 

(don’t you) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

dontWelcome to Gardnerville. A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies . . . of natural causes. But there’s a price to pay for paradise. Every four years, the strange power that fuels the town takes its toll and a teenager commits a horrible crime–a crime that sends other teens to their graves. And every four years, the killer is locked up in the reformatory, only to emerge years later, a shell of their former self. Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was taken away after leading her classmates onto the trestle bridge and commanding them to jump to their deaths. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, waiting for Piper to be released. But the secrets Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar–whispering that the only way to truly get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville’s murderous cycle once and for all. 

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

skinkWith the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds. 

Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta

memoryofwaterIn the far north of the Scandinavian Union, now occupied by the power state of New Qian, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio studies to become a tea master like her father. It is a position that holds great responsibility and a dangerous secret. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that once provided water for her whole village. When Noria’s father dies, the secret of the spring reaches the new military commander. and the power of the army is vast indeed. But the precious water reserve is not the only forbidden knowledge Noria possesses, and resistance is a fine line. Threatened with imprisonment, and with her life at stake, Noria must make an excruciating, dangerous choice between knowledge and freedom.

Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner

ruleMichael was born as a line of computer code, an avatar, but somehow evil genius Kaine (himself a computer program) takes him out of the VirtNet and implants his consciousness into an unsuspecting victim, thereby bestowing human life upon him. Michael feels no loyalty, but he does worry about Kaine’s ultimate goal. That’s why friends Sarah and Bryson help him locate the megalomaniac’s base of operations deep in the virtual gaming world or so they think when a hideous twist of fate puts them back in Kaine’s power.

Amity by Micol Ostow

amityOstow evokes classic Stephen King with this disturbing story that sees two families terrorized by a malevolent house with a bloody history (loosely inspired by the Amityville Horror). Supernatural and psychological horrors intertwine as the stories unfold over the course of two separate months.

Something Starnge and Deadly series by Susan Dennard

somethingstrangeIn an alternate nineteenth-century Philadelphia, Eleanor Fitt sets out to rescue her brother, who seems to have been captured by an evil necromancer in control of an army of Undead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

strangeeverafterTraveling to Egypt with the Spirit-Hunters, Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus–all before it’s too late. Book 3 in the sereies.

Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer

littlefishTold through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student. Written in an autobiographical style with beautiful artwork, Little Fish shows the challenges of being a young person facing the world on her own for the very first time and the unease–as well as excitement–that comes along with that challenge.

Endgame: The Calling by James Frey

endgame“Twelve teens who have prepared their entire lives for an ancient life-or-death game must finally come to terms with its arrival, forming tenuous alliances and kiling each other for the chance to be the last one standing and the winner of the ultimate prize: the ability to save a select group of people from the end of the world.” Readers who solve the enclosed puzzles can compete to locate a (real-life) hidden treasure of gold coins, $500,000 worth. 

Emergent by Rachael Cohn

emergentElysia’s finally learned that she has a soul and although she knows it hurts Zhara, her First, that Alexander has chosen her as his life mate, Elysia can’t give him up and instead takes her place fighting by his side in the revolution of clones and humans against Denesme’s twisted regime.

Beyond the Door by Maureen McQuarry

beyondthedoorTime Out of Time series book 1. When mythical creatures appear, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold for Timothy, his sister Sarah, and school bully Jessica, who must defeat the powers of the Darkness.

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

blackiceBritt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

dangerAgreeing to join the mysterious Kian’s magical faction to exact revenge on a group of bullies who have tormented her, Edie transforms into a beautiful girl and begins to sabotage the bullies’ inner circle only to discover dark truths about Kian’s world.

On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers

onacleardayIn 2035, Dahlia Grillo, a sixteen-year-old math whiz, joins with six other American teens traveling to England to meet with groups from around the world in hopes of stopping C8, the companies that control nearly everything for their own benefit.

Unfriended by Rachel Vail

unfriendWhen thirteen-year-old Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made unescapable by the hyperconnected social media world

Virtual Unreality by Charles Seife

virtualSeife takes “us deep into the Internet information jungle and [cuts] a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools–or weapons–for discerning truth from fiction online”

Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeline Kuderick

glassMy name is Kenna. No one ever told me the truth about cutting– How scars multiply like freaking rabbits. How cutting turns you into a pathological liar. How getting caught lands you in a psych ward with no way out for 72 hours. But that’s exactly what happens. To me anyway. And I bet you wonder how anyone could ever change–in just three days, in a place like this where everybody’s broken. Trust me. I wonder that myself. 

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

eggMaguire knows witches look no further than the smash hit Wicked (1995) and here he sets his sights on Baba Yaga, the child-eating, metal-toothed crone who dwells in a hut carried along on a pair of chicken legs. Privileged, wealthy 11-year-old Cat tumbles out of a train while trying to catch an intricate Faberge egg, and in a classic case of mistaken identity starving-peasant Elena takes her place. While Elena takes advantage of Cat’s riches (and her myopic aunt), Cat encounters Baba Yaga’s capricious cabin in a snowy glade, and, in an uncharacteristically charitable turn, the witch helps Cat and Elena set everything including famine-stricken Russia to rights.

Monstrouas Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

monstrousIn Paolo Bacigalupi’s poetic “Moriabe’s Children,” a teenager fleeing her abusive stepfather finds sisterhood with the kraken that haunt the nearby sea. In Holly Black’s bloody but funny “Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind),” a girl stows away on her uncle’s spaceship, fights off pirates, and partners with a purported alien killing machine. M.T. Anderson’s wistful and beautifully realized tale of WWII on the home front, “Quick Hill,” concerns a young man’s sacrifice for his community’s safety, and Kathleen Jennings’s graphic short, “A Small Wild Magic,” is a delightful variation on the story of the boy who receives three magical wishes. Additional stories are written by Cassandra Clare, Patrick Ness, and others.

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry Jonsberg

categoricalCandice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life. 

The Twyning by Terence Blacker

twyningThis is a story of courage, of sacrifice, and of survival. This is the story of a rat and a boy whose fates become inextricably linked as their two worlds collide. Eften, a bold young ratling, dares to journey above the underground rat kingdom, where he discovers Dr. Ross-Gibbon’s plan to exterminate the rat population. Dogboy, assistant to Dr. Ross-Gibbon, is an abandoned thirteen-year-old with a gift for understanding animals. As war wages between the human world and the rat kingdom. Doyboy must decide where his allegiances truly lie.

Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi

antarcticLike Bertozzi’s Lewis & Clark (First Second, 2011), this is another graphic novel focusing on the real lives of explorers. Ernest Shackleton is most famous for his plan to cross the Antarctic by foot, which was a miserable failure (their ship Endurance was crushed by the ice, and the crew was stranded for months on end) and yet defied incredible odds.

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew

shadow heroIn the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity: the Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle. 

The Graveyard Book Vol.1 by P.Craig Russell

graveyardAs he did with Coraline, Russell makes the recasting of Gaiman’s Newbery-winning novel into graphic form look easy with this vastly entertaining adaptation, first in a two-book set (the second volume is due in late September). Russell conceives the look and layout of the graveyard world inhabited by Bod (short for “Nobody”), the infant who has escaped his family’s murderer.

Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

marinaWhen boarding-school student Oscar Drai meets Marina, she promises him a mystery and takes him to a secret graveyard deep in Barcelona, where they witness a woman dressed in black lay a single rose atop a gravestone etched with a black butterfly. Their curiosity leads them down a dangerous path, and they discover a decades-old conspiracy that puts their lives in the hands of forces more sinister and mystical than they could have believed possible.

Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo

sixWhen fourteen-year-old Leigh’s father buys a graveyard and insists she work there after school, she learns much about life, death, and the power of friendship. 

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson

homeroomSeventeen-year-old Margaret “Cuckoo” Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school’s “warring nations’. 

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

avaBorn with bird wings, Ava Lavender is well aware that love has long made fools of her family. When pious Nathaniel Sorrows mistakes her bird wings for angel wings, 16-year-old Ava faces the man’s growing obsession, which comes to a head with the rain and feathers that fly through the air during a nighttime summer solstice celebration.

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

darkhouseSeven super fans have won the trip of a lifetime to meet the master of horror, legendary film director Justin Blake. But things quickly go from delightfully dark to dangerously deadly, when Ivy, Parker, Shayla, Natalie, Frankie, and Garth find themselves trapped in an abandoned amusement park. To earn a ticket out, they must face their darkest demons one ride at a time.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

leadstoyouDuring her last summer before starting college, aspiring movie production designer Emi scores a killer internship in Los Angeles. While scouting for props at a famous actor’s estate sale, Emi and her friend Charlotte discover an unsent letter from the actor and decide to deliver it themselves. Their efforts lead them to Ava, a talented young actress with a murky past. As Emi’s attraction to Ava grows, she starts to look beyond her glamorous surroundings and realise that there’s more to true happiness than a Hollywood ending.

The Young World by Chris Weitz

youngworldA postapocalyptic novel told from the point of view of three teens in New York City who have banded together after a mysterious sickness wipes out the entire population of children and adults. The survivors are faced not only with the breakdown of society but also certain death when their hormonal levels even out. When food dwindles in the neighborhood where their tribe has hunkered down, they decide to risk a trip to the main branch of the New York Public Library to find a scientific study that may explain the origins of the sickness. On their quest, they encounter a group of fanatical cannibals, a misogynistic gang of entrepreneurs, mole people living in the subway system, and a very organized group creating weapons from 3-D printers. In the course of their journey lives are lost, bravery tested, and childhood relationships become something more. 

Comversion by Katherine Howe

conversionWhen girls start experiencing strange tics and other mysterious symptoms at Colleen’s high school, her small town of Danvers, Massachusetts, falls victim to rumors that lead to full-blown panic, and only Colleen connects their fate to the ill-fated Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago. 

Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

forgetmeLife was pretty hard in depressed River’s End after Stell Pharmaceuticals closed shop. Then Flynn who’s been dating Morgan for a scant three months is left for dead by a hit-and-run-driver. Three months later, seeking closure, Morgan’s BFF Toni suggests uploading an image to FriendShare. The computer screen shoots back a message to tag the photo as Evan Murphy rather than Flynn Doyle. From that moment forward, Morgan enters a dangerous adventure of false identities, death threats for whistle-blowing, homesteading on abandoned property, and a cop on the take.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

i amMalala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn’t go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

islaWhen Isla, loopy on medication after a dentist appointment, finds herself in the same Manhattan cafe as her crush object, Josh, she’s able to do something she’s never managed in the three years they’ve attended the same boarding school in Paris: talk to him. Lo and behold, it turns out that he likes her too, and once they’re back in France, a relationship blossoms. Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth, and pressures both internal (Isla’s self-doubt) and external (Josh’s father’s Senate reelection campaign) force them apart. Is their love strong enough to bring them back together?

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

lost

Five strangers. Countless adventures.One epic way to get lost.

 

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

 

There’s HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

 

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.

 

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

aliceHealy, Texas, is a small town where everyone knows each other’s business, and the scandals that unfold around Alice Franklin are no exception.

Hungry by H.A. Swain

hungryIn Thalia’s world, there is no more food and no need for food, as everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. Her parents both work for the company that developed the drugs society consumes to quell any food cravings, and they live a life of privilege as a result. When Thalia meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that there is an entire world outside her own. She also starts to feel hunger, and so does the boy. Are the meds no longer working?Together, they set out to find the only thing that will quell their hunger: real food. It’s a journey that will change everything Thalia thought she knew. But can a “privy” like her ever truly be part of a revolution?

Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (a World War I Tale) by Nathan Hale

mud“World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from the war and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is the best way to be introduced to some of the most well-known battles (and little-known secrets) of the infamous war”

The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson

mirkSeventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is spending the Civil War with a new stepmother and stepsister and her young cousin when she comes upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Thomas, who is being kept alive by mysterious voodoo practitioners.

Simple Machines by Yoshihito Isogawa

legomachinesThe Technic models in “Simple Machines” demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like and show readers how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments. 

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

dragonflySince her father’s death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.

Fantastic Contraptions by Yoshihito Isogawa

legocontraption“The book is color throughout, with little to no text accompanying its diagrams … The LEGO technic idea books are for anyone who wants to create a moving masterpiece, as well as those who want to make original robots with MINDSTORMS. It can also be used to demonstrate how machines work and to experience the fun of mechanics.”–Publisher description. 

Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop

He couldn’t sleep. That’s how it all started. When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can’t wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he’s sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of vacation sleeping in! Davey heads straight for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that “No Swimming” sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water — and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It’s just a matter of time.

Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor

On her sixteenth birthday, Sky and River, the boy with whom she has shared Island since she was a toddler, are “rescued” and taken to California, where Sky is separated from River, forced to live with a grandmother she has just met, and learn new rules for survival.

Leaving China by James McMullan

A memoir in paintings and words by internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and teacher James McMullan. “It is this dreamlike quality of my memories that I wanted to capture in some way in the paintings that accompany the text–to suggest in the images that the events occurred a long time ago in a simpler yet more exotic world, and that the players in that world, including me, are at a distance.”

Going Over by Beth Kephart
In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall–Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.

 

Jessie Elliot is a Big Chicken by Elise Gravel

“During the summer before high school, Jessie Elliot vows to never change her fun-filled, dorky ways–that is until her best friend starts hanging out with the cool kids”

While we Run bu Karen Healey

“It’s the year 2128, and Tegan Oglietti, the world’s first successfully revived cryonics patient, and her maybe-boyfriend, Abdi Taalib, are on the run from the government and from a dangerous rebel group. When they uncover shocking new information about the cryonics program, they are faced with an impossible decision that will put thousands of lives in their hands”

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cadence Sinclair Easton comes from an old-money family, headed by a patriarch who owns a private island off of Cape Cod. Each summer, the extended family gathers at the various houses on the island, and Cadence, her cousins Johnny and Mirren, and friend Gat (the four “Liars”), have been inseparable since age eight. During their fifteenth summer however, Cadence suffers a mysterious accident. She spends the next two years-and the course of the book-in a haze of amnesia, debilitating migraines, and painkillers, trying to piece together just what happened.

Expressing the Inner Wild by Stephen G. Gordon

“Read about all the amazing ways people around the globe and across the centuries have been creatively transforming their hair, lips, fingers, toes, eyelashes, ears– just about any body part you can think of– with jewelry, makeup, inks, piercings, and other decorations.”

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Blood of Eden series, book 3.

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions as his trail leads straight to the one place they must protect at any cost — the last vampire-free zone on Earth.

The Drowned Vault by N. D. Wilson

When their parents’ seedy old motel burns down on the same night they are visited by a strange man covered in skeleton tattoos, Cyrus, Antigone, and their brother Daniel are introduced to an ancient secret society, and discover that they have an important role in keeping it alive.

 

 

 

 

Ashtown Burials book 2.

This action-packed sequel to The Dragon’s Tooth  promises-and delivers-as much magic, mystery, and mythology as its predecessor. Thanks to Cyrus and Antigone Smith, Dr. Phoenix now possesses the Dragon’s Tooth-and he’s been using it to hunt and kill immortals worldwide. Phoenix has a dark agenda, but an evil alliance of immortals, Ordo Draconis, also seeks the tooth’s power. Worse, the Ordos have a centuries-old vendetta against the Smith family. Circumstances within the Order of Brendan are already shaky when fearful immortals, led by Gilgamesh of Uruk, storm Ashtown, demanding Smith blood. The siblings narrowly escape. To help retrieve the tooth, they recruit the infamous immortal, Captain John Smith. Cyrus has a plan, but will it work?

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Back in the town where he grew up, Hayley can attend school and maybe have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories. Even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own…

The Secret History of Balls by Josh Chetwynd

“Balls are the unsung heroes of sports. They are smacked, flung, dribbled, crushed, thrown, and kicked. They’re usually only the subject of scrutiny when something goes wrong: a tear, the application of an illegal foreign substance, or a dent from overuse. Nevertheless, if you’re watching nearly any major sporting event from around the world, you’re likely following the ball wondering where it will go next… The Secret History of Balls mines the stories and lore of sports and recreation to offer insight into 60 balls–whether they’re hollow, solid, full of air, or stuffed with twine or made of leather, metal, rubber, plastic, or polyurethane–that give us joy on playing fields and in every arena from backyards to stadiums around the globe”-

Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall

Shyima Hall was eight when her parents sold her into slavery. In Egypt’s capitol city of Cairo, she lived with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyimas’ servitude– but her journey to true freedom was far from over. Now a US citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances.

Storm by D.J. McHale

Having escaped from Pemberwick Island, Kent, Tori, Olivia, and Tucker continue to try to get word out about SYLO, the organization that had quarantined them, while trying to avoid being caught in the middle of an inexplicable new civil war.

Dreams of God and Monsters by Laini Taylor

In Taylor’s third and final installment in her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Karou and Akiva’s dream of peace and a life together comes tantalizingly close, only to be repeatedly thwarted by their peoples’ separate and conflicting histories, both mystical and real. Joined by angels and chimaera, Karou and Akiva lead their armies and fight side by side to prevent the apocalypse by banishing Jael, captain of the Dominion of Seraphim, from the earth he is determined to destroy.

The Finisher by David Baldacci

Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn’t unusual, nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn’t just leave, but that he was chased. And he’s left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode. The Quag is a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers. But just as deadly are the threats that exist within the walls of Wormwood. It is a place built on lies, where influential people are willing to kill to keep their secrets. Vega is determined to uncover the truth. But the closer she gets, the more she risks her life.

Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner

When 12-year-old Cat Grayson is sent to the International Center for Advanced Neurology (I-CAN), an elite clinic specializing in head injuries, she hopes their revolutionary techniques will cure her post-concussion trauma. Instead, she discovers a diabolical plot to use the young patients at the clinic as test subjects in an attempt to recreate some of the greatest scientists of all time. Rather than have their minds overwritten with those of Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Robert Oppenheimer, and others, Cat and her new friends flee I-CAN, attempting to elude their erstwhile captors in the Everglades as they seek help. But with killers and alligators at their heels, they have to rely on their own ingenuity-and the talents of a resurrected genius.

Counting by 7′s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

Doctor Who-The Essential Guide by Justin Richards

This essential guide to fifty years of Doctor Who includes all eleven incarnations of the Doctor and fascinating facts on his adventures in space and time, as well as his helpful companions and fearsome foes. Find out all about the Doctor’s TARDIS, his regenerations, and much, much more!

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: build implements of spitball warfare by John Austin

Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

“Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love. ”

“The world I came from is in ruins. We’re here to prevent humanity’s destruction. But if we don’t follow The Rules, everything that matters will be gone: Friends. Families. Dreams. Love. Ethan can never know my secret. That I’m not from another place. I’m from another time.”

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is “heartbreaking and heartwarming.” An American Library Association “100 Best Books for Teens” An American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults” Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma’s stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma’s astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose . A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Waking up in a campground on Maine’s Mount Desert Island to find his mother gone, Jack’s initial worry is tempered by the knowledge that she has vanished before during episodes of what he calls her spinning times. But now she has left him with little more than his clothes and a few dollars in his pocket. Justifiably afraid that he will end up forcibly separated from his mother if he seeks any adult help, he sets out on foot for their Boston home.-From Booklist

If I Should Die by Amy Plum

“The Parisian revenants have been betrayed by their trusted ally, Violette. Now Vincent is dead and Violette has destroyed his body so that he canot be reanimated. Refusing to give up on her love, Kate searches for a way to reincarnate him in time to prevent an all-out war between the bardia and the numa.”–Provided by publisher.

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices,Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Book 4 in the Chronicles of Nick series)

The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen . . .

Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.

But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it’s the one that leaves your enemies confused.

And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?

Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Book 2 in the Chronicles of Nick series.)

Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse… Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul. His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him. But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of                                                 them…

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered–fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature–and of herself–while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love by George O’Connor

The sixth entry in the best-selling “Olympians” series focuses on the goddess of love and combines accessible graphic illustrations with thoroughly researched storytelling to recount her dramatic birth from the sea foam, her role in the Trojan War and more.

Pure Grit: How American WWII Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Farrell

In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island. Later, when most of them were captured by the Japanese as prisoners of war, they suffered disease and near-starvation for three years. Pure Grit is a story of sisterhood and suffering, of tragedy and betrayal, of death and life. The women cared for one another, maintained discipline, and honored their vocation to nurse anyone in need–all 101 coming home alive.

The Blood by D.J. McHale

Marshall Seaver and Cooper Foley have been friends through life–and death. Now the ethereal pathway between realms, known as the Morpheus Road, is in danger of being destroyed by the vengeful spirit who has become their nemesis:the ancient warrior called Damon. The worlds of the living and the dead are about to collide, forcing Marshall to make a brave and shocking decision as the two friends navigate a perilous trail that leads to a frightening realization: Damon isn’t their only enemy. Number one bestselling author and master of suspense D.J. McHale concludes the thrilling Morpheus Road trilogy with an epic story packed with nonstop twists and breathtaking surprises in this finale to his pulse pounding, interdimensional adventure.

How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin W. Sandler

Even Beatles fans who have done their homework will find something new in this in-depth examination of the band’s influence on music, religion, fashion, and movies on a global scale.

Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia by Jason Loborik

Meet all the most important characters from the entire history of Doctor Who, including every Doctor and companion. Packed with fascinating facts and statistics for characters from the Abzorbaloff to the Zygons, and with large cut-out poses and stunning stills from the program, this is the ultimate compendium of Doctor Who characters.

Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace

“Felix O’Sullivan’s world is crumbling around him: the mine that employs most of town is on the brink of closing, threatening to shutter the entire town. And Felix, or Red, after his fire-colored hair, will be one of 24 students in the final graduating class of his local high school. But Red’s got his own burdens to bear: his older brother, Bobby, died in the war, and he’s been struggling to follow in his footsteps ever since. That means assuming Bobby’s old position as quarterback, and leading the last-ever Muckers team to the championship. Maybe then his angry, broken-hearted father will acknowledge him, and they’ll be able to put Bobby’s death behind them.

But the only way for the hardscrabble Muckers team to win State is to go undefeated, and tackle their biggest rival, Phoenix United, which would be something of a miracle.” -from Amazon

Burned by Ellen Hopkins

Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt’s Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh

“Okay,okay, my name’s really Rusty–but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because I’ve always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul Revere. Talk about a rock star–this guy wanted to protect young America so badly, he rode through those bumpy cobblestone-y streets shouting “the British are coming!” On a horse. Top of his lungs. Wind blowing, rain streaming…

Well, you get the picture. But what if you could get the real picture–by actually going back in time and seeing with your own eyes how our great country came to be? Meeting the people who made it happen–people like you and me?

Hold on to your pointy triangle hats, because you can–with me, Rush Revere, seemingly ordinary substitute history teacher, as your tour guide across time!” Excerpt from book jacket.

The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution.

Wake by Amanda Hocking

‘Even over the sea, Thea could smell the blood on her. When she breathed in, it filled her with a familiar hunger that haunted her dreams. Except now it disgusted her, leaving a horrible taste in her mouth, because she knew where it came from.”Is it done?” she asked. She stood on the rocky shore, staring over the sea, with her back to her sister.”You know it is,” Penn said.’-excerpt from publisher

Full Ride by Margaret Peterson Haddix

After her father is convicted of embezzlement, Becca Jones, fourteen, and her mother flee Georgia for small-town Ohio but three years later she learns that his misdeeds may have jeopardized not just her future but also her life.

This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky

Sophie has always lived in the shadow of her mother’s mental illness. She checks her meds and makes sure the rent’s paid. She rushes home after school and makes dinner every night. She keeps it all a secret.

Then one day everything changes. After a desperate phone call and an intervention, Sophie finds herself living with family she barely knows–and apart from Mom. In some ways, it means she’s alone. In other ways it means she’s free. But when the crisis is over, will she have to go back to being the old Sophie?

Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes

Marie Claire, aka the Rat, is a dancing, soccer-playing, fearless ten-year-old, often protected by her brother Bob. When their father dies, the two leave home in Winnipeg, Canada and head for New York determined to find their uncle in America and discover a new life for themselves. On their adventures across the flatlands of Winnipeg and through the exciting streets of New York, Bob and the Rat make friends with a hilarious con man and a famous rap star, and escape numerous dangers. But is their uncle a rich business man, or is the word on the street, that he something more sinister, true? And will they ever find him?

The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni

Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867 to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone gets caught up in the a mystery surrounding the graves of her mother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.

Skinny by Donna Cooner

“I know what they think because she whispers their thoughts into my ear. I can hear them. Clearly. Constantly. “If I ever look like that, just kill me.” Her name is Skinny. I don’t know how long she’s been sitting there on my right shoulder, whispering her messages. She popped up when I was about ten, when I started gaining weight after my mother died. At first, her voice came infrequently–softly–but as I got bigger, she grew stronger. She probably looks like a Goth Tinkerbell, maybe a winged fairy kind of thing, but I’ve never actually seen her. I only hear her.” -Excerpt form publisher

Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

A single day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.

A Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle’s family has just moved to the foggy coast of Normandy. There, living on the estate of a reclusive toymaker, she’s immediately enchanted by the beauty of the place and the local wealth of ghost stories. When a young girl is found murdered, Irene begins to wonder: Is there more to the ghost stories than the townspeople let on?

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Elise Dembowski was always an outsider, and in a last attempt to achieve popularity, she unfortunately fails. She stumbles upon a warehouse party and finds a love for DJing, as well as a new group of friends connected by the power of music.

Permanent Record by Leslie Stella

Being yourself can be such a bad idea. For sixteen-year-old Badi Hessamizadeh, life is a series of humiliations. After withdrawing from public school under mysterious circumstances, Badi enters Magnificat Academy. To make things “easier,” his dad has even given him a new name: Bud Hess. Grappling with his Iranian-American identity, clinical depression, bullying, and a barely bottled rage, Bud is an outcast who copes by resorting to small revenges and covert acts of defiance, but the pressures of his home life, plummeting grades, and the unrequited affection of his new friend, Nikki, prime him for a more dangerous revolution. Strange letters to the editor begin to appear in Magnificat’s newspaper, hinting that some tragedy will befall the school. Suspicion falls on Bud, and he and Nikki struggle to uncover the real culprit and clear Bud’s name.

Dancer Daughter Traitor Spy by Elizabeth Kiem

After a harrowing defection to the United States in 1982, Russian teenager Marya and her father settle in Brooklyn, where Marya is drawn into a web of intrigue involving her gift of foresight, her mother’s disappearance, and a boy she cannot bring herself to trust.

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Article 5Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties, but when Chase, the only boy she has ever loved, arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action.

The Fear by Charlie Higson

The FearIn London, after a worldwide sickness infects adults, turning them into zombie-like creatures, DogNut and his crew embark on a deadly mission to find missing friends, as hungry, bloodthirsty grownups lie in wait.

Sylo by D. J. MacHale

Sylo“They came from the sky parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine. They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO’s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world. Tucker believes there’s more to SYLO’s story. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. He tasted the Ruby–and experienced the powers it gave him–for himself. What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying. Only Tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery. Look to the sky because Pemberwick Island is only the first stop.”–Dust jacket.

Frankenstein by Gris Grimly

Gris Grimly's Frankenstein, Or, The Modern PrometheusRetells, in graphic novel format, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of a monster, assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies, who develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

Boy NobodySixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.

The President Has Been Shot! by James L. Swanson

The President Has Been Shot!James Swanson transports listeners back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. A riveting, ticking-clock pace, with an unprecedented eye for dramatic details and impeccable historical accuracy to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.

The Year of Luminous Love by Lurlene McDaniel

The Year of Luminous LoveEighteen-year-olds Ciana Beauchamp, Arie Winslow, and Eden McLauren of Tennessee rely on their close friendship as they face serious problems the summer before they start college, from parents’ illnesses, to cancer, to two loving the same cowboy.

Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Sapphire BlueSixteen-year-old Gwen, the newest and final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve, searches through history for the other time-travelers, aided by friend Lesley, James the ghost, Xemerius the gargoyle demon, and Gideon, the Diamond, whose fate seems bound with hers.

 

 

 

Since learning she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, nothing has gone right for Gwen and sheEmerald Green holds suspicions about both Count Saint-German and Gideon, but as she uncovers the Circle’s secrets she finally learns her own destiny.

Wyrmeweald: Returner’s Wealth by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Returner's WealthYoung pioneer, Micah, enters Wrymeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. After a near-brush with death on the edge of a canyon, Micah soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker of Wrymeweald.

Blackout by Robison Wells

Blackout“A mysterious virus is spreading through America, infecting teenagers with incredible powers–and a group of four teens are about to find their lives intertwined in a web of danger and catastrophic destruction”–Provided by publisher.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

AllegiantThe faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered–fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. But will she be prepared to face impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love?

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

3:59Betrayed by the two persons she trusts the most, Josie jumps at the chance to trade places with her twin in a parallel universe until Josie becomes trapped in a dangerous world where shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

Jane, the Fox, & Me by Fanny Britt

Jane, the Fox & MeHélène is an outcast in her grade. Her only consolation is reading Jane Eyre. Even seeing a lovely fox doesn’t make her feel better, but maybe a new friendship will.

The Sacrafice by Charlie Higson

The Sacrifice“Follows the dual storylines of Small Sam on his search for Ella and of Shadowman’s discoveries about Saint George and the Disease itself”–

 

Pull Down the Night by Nathan Kotecki

Pull down the Night“Bruno and Sylvio transfer to Suburban High and find themselves entangled in its otherworldly mysteries and the uber chic clique known as the Rosary”–

45 Pounds (More or Less) by K. A. Barson

45 Pounds (more or Less)“When Ann decides that she is going to lose 45 pounds in time for her aunt’s wedding, she discovers that what she looks like is not all that matters”–

Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver

Gods and WarriorsIn the turbulent world of the Mediterranean Bronze Age, Hylas, a lowly twelve-year-old goatherd, thief, and outsider, journeys from the Greek mountains to Crete and Egypt, making allies with animals, battling tyranny, and withstanding the elemental powers of the gods of land and sea.

The Suburban Strange by Nathan Kotecki

The Suburban StrangeFifteen-year-old Celia Balaustine discovers girls at the school are having near fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays, and wonders if she can find out the mystery before her own sixteenth birthday.

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Spirit and DustWaking up in a mob boss’s guest bedroom, psychic detective Daisy Goodnight is forced to use her ability to speak with ghosts in order to search throughout the country to locate her captor’s daughter and discover the identity of the Black Jackal.

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Earth GirlAbandoned on Earth because of her inability to survive on other planets, Jarra crafts a fake background for herself to join a class of norms who are excavating the dangerous ruins of the old cities.

Inhuman by Kat Falls

InhumanBeyond the Titan wall lies the Feral Zone, and the only people who break quarantine and venture there are the “fetches”, who are paid exorbitant sums to bring back items that were left behind when the wall went up–but Delaney McEvoy’s father is there and she is being forced to find him and bring him back.

Don’t Look Now by Michelle Gagnon

Don't Look Now“Teen hackers Noa and Peter struggle to take down the AMRF corporation while rescuing foster kids from AMRF’s gruesome experiments”–

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream ThievesNow that the ley lines around Cabeswater are awake, magic is swirling around Blue and The Raven boys and Ronan Lynch’s ability to pull objects from his dreams is almost out of control but worst of all, the mysterious Gray Man is stalking the Lynch family, looking for something called the Greywaren.

The Extra by Kathryn Lasky

The ExtraIs the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler’s favorite filmmaker a chance at life — or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose under FireWhen young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.

Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale

Donner Dinner PartyThe Reed family struggles to survive the wagon train journey from Illinois to California as members of the ill-fated Donner Party.

Teardrop by Lauren Kate

TeardropSince Eureka’s mother drowned, she wishes she were dead too, but after discovering that an ancient book is more than a story Eureka begins to believe that Ander is right about her being involved in strange things–and in grave danger.

Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia

Beautiful DarknessIn a small southern town with a secret world hidden in plain sight, sixteen-year-old Lena, who possesses supernatural powers and faces a life-altering decision, draws away from her true love, Ethan, a mortal with frightening visions.

 

 

 

Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand andBeautiful Chaos control the impact of Lena’s claiming, which is even causing her family members’ abilities to dangerously misfire.

 

 

Beautiful RedemptionWhen Ethan wakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, his one goal is to return to Lena and his loved ones, while back in Gatlin, Lena vows to do whatever it takes to bring Ethan home–even trusting old enemies and risking the lives of those Ethan left to protect.

The Selection & The Elite by Kiera Cass

The SelectionAmerica Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection–a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea’s prince–but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.

 

 

 

 

The Elite

 

“Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection–but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean  crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies”–

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in ColdtownWhen seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt KillersSeventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious “Dear Old Dad,” but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father’s wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town’s newest murderer, “The Impressionist.”

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

SilencePatch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they’ve worked for — and their love — forever.

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington

Sure Signs of CrazyTwelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to her hero, To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch, for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first real crush, and life in her small Texas town, all in the course of one momentous summer.

Skin by Donna Jo Napoli

SkinMy lips are white. Sixteen-year-old Sep stares into the bathroom mirror on the first day of school. It’s not some weird lipstick (she never wears lipstick), she didn’t bump her lips or chew on ice. Her lips are just – white. In a panic, she digs up an old lipstick and smears it on her colorless lips. But soon, more and more white spots begin to bloom, spreading their chalky tendrils across her olive brown skin. Does she have a disease? Is she turning into some kind of freak? Sep is usually the one who knows all the answers. With a quicksilver mind and a supple body, she’s happiest when she’s delving into the mysteries of animal biology or giving herself over to sweet, hot moves in Jazz Dance Club. Unlike her best friend, Devon, she’s never been in a rush to get a boyfriend. But as the white blotches spread, her dating days – like the endangered species she studies – seem numbered. So when Josh, a boy she’s always liked, makes a flirty advance, she wonders: why not grab pleasure while she can? Frank, funny, and full of passion, this compelling novel tells the empowering story of a strong, gifted teen who, as her life spins out of control, desperately tries to prove to the world – and herself – that she is deeper than skin.

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Sloppy Firsts“My parents suck ass. Banning me from the phone and restricting my computer privileges are the most tyrannical parental gestures I can think of. Don’t they realize that Hope’s the only one who keeps me sane? . . . I don’t see how things could get any worse.” When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad’s obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life? A fresh, funny, utterly compelling fiction debut by first-time novelist Megan McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful, true-to-life look at Jessica’s predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment–from the dark days of Hope’s departure through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed-up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious “Dreg” who works his way into her heart. Like a John Hughes for the twenty-first century, Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience. This poignant, hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it, as well as those who are grateful that they don’t have to go back and grow up all over again. From the Trade Paperback edition

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

The Eye of Minds“Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out”–

Seeing Red by Kathrun Erskine

Seeing RedWhen twelve-year-old Frederick “Red” Porter’s father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.

They Call Me a Hero by Daniel Hernandez

They Call Me A HeroDaniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir. I don t consider myself a hero, says Daniel Hernandez. I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others. When Daniel Hernandez was twenty years old, he was working as an intern for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a Congress on Your Corner event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez s quick thinking saved Giffords s life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. Hernandez s bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama. But while that may have been his most well-known moment in the spotlight, Daniel Hernandez, Jr., is a remarkable individual who has already accomplished much in his young life, and is working to achieve much more. This memoir explores Daniel s life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel.

Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling's It ListThe day before seventh grade begins, twelve-year-old Jessica Darling gets a list from her sister, whose popularity and beauty made her a junior-high standout, but when she tries to follow it, all goes awry, including losing her best friend.

All the Truth that’s in Me by Julie Berry

All the Truth That's in Me“Judith can’t speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice”–

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

Being Henry David“Seventeen-year-old ‘Hank,’ who can’t remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau’s Walden as his only possession and must figure out where he’s from and why he ran away.”

Nobody’s Secret by Michaela MacColl

Nobody's SecretWhen fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a charming, enigmatic young man who playfully refuses to tell her his name, she is intrigued–so when he is found dead in her family’s pond in Amherst she is determined to discover his secret, no matter how dangerous it may prove to be

A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo

BAG OF MARBLESIn 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family’s safety, the boys’ parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone.Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. And if they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish.The boys travel by train, by ferry, and on foot, facing threats from strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their city-and find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities.Based on an autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo and adapted with the author’s input, this true story offers a harrowing but inspiring glimpse of a childhood cut short.

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

The Boy on the Wooden BoxEven in the darkest of times– especially in the darkest of times–there is room for strength and bravery. A remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory–a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancor, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson’s telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.

VIII by H.M. Castor

VIIIHal, a young man of extraordinary talents, skill on the battlefield, sharp intelligence, and virtue, believes he is destined for greatness but, haunted by his family’s violent past, he embarks on a journey that leads to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons as he grows to become Henry VIII.

Bluffton by Matt Phelan

Bluffton: My Summer With Buster KeatonIn the summer of 1908, in Muskegon, Michigan, a visiting troupe of vaudeville performers is about the most exciting thing since baseball. They’re summering in nearby Bluffton, so Henry has a few months to ogle the elephant and the zebra, the tightrope walkers and — lo and behold — a slapstick actor his own age named Buster Keaton. The show folk say Buster is indestructible; his father throws him around as part of the act and the audience roars, while Buster never cracks a smile. Henry longs to learn to take a fall like Buster, “the human mop,” but Buster just wants to play ball with Henry and his friends. With signature nostalgia, Scott O’Dell Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan visualizes a bygone era with lustrous color, dynamic lines, and flawless dramatic pacing.

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Belle EpoqueSixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, a plain, impoverished girl in Belle Epoque Paris, is hired by Countess Dubern to make her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, look more beautiful by comparison but soon Maude is enmeshed in a tangle of love, friendship, and deception.

The Back Door of Midnight by Elizabeth Chandler

The Back Door of MidnightResponding to a letter from her uncle, Anna returns to Wisteria only to find that his body has been found in the trunk of a burned-out car. Her aunt seems psychotic, and, although Anna’s first impulse is to leave at once, she becomes drawn into the mystery, along with her neighbor Zack.

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity CureCast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie’s birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever–and possibly end human and vampire existence.

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun by Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Unbored“Unbored is the most original, entertaining, and instructive all-in-one book for kids ever published -jam-packed with information, ideas, and activities for children and their parents to share together. Vibrantly designed and illustrated, it’s crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable, but get kids engaged in the wider world–and provides information to expand their worldviews, too, inspiring them to learn more. Right at the age where kids start to disappear into various screens, Unbored encourages them to use those tech skills in creative ways. Activities parents will remember from their childhoods are presented alongside bold new possibilities: science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn bombing, stop-action movie-making – plus tons of trivia, best-of lists, and forward-thinking ideas made accessible to kids. Unbored expertly walks the line between cool and constructive: parents will appreciate its wisdom and humor, its lessons in civic-mindedness and self-esteem, as well as its anti-perfectionist spirit. Kids will just think it’s awesome”–Provided by publisher.

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

LockdownWhen fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonOn a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her — protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods….

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die“She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive”

The End Games by T. Michael Martin

The End Games“In the rural mountains of West Virginia, seventeen-year-old Michael Faris tries to protect his fragile younger brother from the horrors of the zombie apocalypse”

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal RulesAfter Allison is forced to flee the city, she joins a band of humans who are seeking a legend — a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike.

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Summer PrinceIn a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Três’ matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

Riders of the Apocalypse Series by Jackie Morse Kessler

 

LossA lifetime of being bullied has left fifteen-year-old Billy angry and frightened, but when he is tricked into becoming Pestilence, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, with the power to inflict diseases, he travels through time and memory to find Death in hopes of escaping his fate.

 

 

 

“In the fourth and final volume of the Riders of Apocalypse series, high school senior Xander Atwood has a secret. Death, the Pale Rider, has lost his way. What happens when the two meet will change the fate of the world”–                        Breath

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell

Tales from A Not-so-happy HeartbreakerMiddle-school drama queen Nikki Maxwell worries about asking a boy to her school’s “sweetheart dance.”

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Midwinterblood“Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited–throughout various time periods–by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant”–Provided by publisher.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park“Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits–smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try”–

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More“During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.”–

City of the Dead by T. Neill Anderson

City of the DeadThe fate of Sam, Charlie, Alice, Daisy, and other Galvestonians hangs in the balance as the flood waters rise during the great hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, in 1900.

A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury

A Moment ComesAs the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a Muslim, finds himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan [Graphic Novel]

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians --sea of Monsters, the Graphic NovelDuring their second summer at Half-Blood Hill, Percy and his friends undertake a perilous voyage to save their summer camp in this modern day adventure with a Greek mythology twist.

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINSMeet Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Tracy Kidder follows Farmer’s quest as he focuses his attention on some of the world’s most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives. – See more at:

Period. 8 by Chris Crutcher

Period. 8Period 8 has always been a safe haven and high school senior Paulie “The Bomb” Baum a constant attendee, but as Paulie, Hannah, their friends, and a sympathetic teacher try to unravel the mystery of a missing classmate, the ultimate bully takes aim at the school.

Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher

Obsidian MirrorWhen his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find his father.

W.A.R.P. The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

The Reluctant AssassinIn Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The ArrivalIn this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

The Time Travelers by Linda Buckley-Archer

The Time TravelersIgnored by his father and sent to Derbyshire for the weekend, twelve-year-old Peter and his new friend, Kate, are accidentally transported back in time to 1763 England where they are befriended by a reformed cutpurse.

Pretties by Scott Westerfield

PrettiesFinally surgically transformed into a “pretty,” sixteen-year-old Tally, now gorgeous and programmed to think only happy thoughts, is plagued by tangled memories of living in the Smoke, a rebel colony of “ugly” runaways hiding from the Special Circumstances authorities.

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Perfect ScoundrelsWhen feisty teenaged thief Kat’s on-again off-again boyfriend, Hale, suddenly inherits his family’s billion dollar company, Kat gets a tip-off that the will is a fake.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for AlaskaSixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman [Graphic Novel]

CoralineWhen Coraline steps through a door in her family’s new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth. But there’s another mother and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

Legend by Marie Lu

LegendIn a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-old Day–a famous criminal, and prodigy June–the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson

Never Been KissedSixteen-year-old Elise thinks starting her new high school knowing popular Asher will make things easier but not only does she develop a crush on him, she gets on the wrong side of his girlfriend and finds herself accused of “sexting.”

Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the BraveIn a society that allows families to have only two children, a group of third-borns tries to save themselves and others like them.

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman's DaughterDr. Moreau’s daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father’s island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-fiveSlaughterhouse-Five , an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

“CThe 5th Waveassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them”–

Prodigy by Marie Lu

ProdigyJune and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic.

The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna

White BicycleTaylor Jane Simon, an eighteen-year-old girl with Asperger’s Syndrome, travels to France, as she struggles to become independent of her controlling mother and meets a new mentor.

Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the BaronsIn a future world of false identities, government lies, and death threats, Luke feels drawn to the younger brother of the boy whose name Luke has taken.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of KatherinesHaving been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Page by PaigeWhen Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky“Aria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies–one highly advanced, the other primitive–hate being dependent on one another until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can’t stay together”–

House of Secrets by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini

House of Secrets (House of Secrets, #1)Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.

The Last Musketeer: Double Cross by Stuart Gibbs

The Last MusketeerIn Paris with his parents to sell family heirlooms, fourteen-year-old Greg Rich suddenly finds himself four hundred years in the past, and is aided by boys who will one day be known as “The Three Musketeers.”

When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake“In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl–playing the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully revived. Appalling secrets about her new world come to light, and Tegan must choose to either keep her head down or fight for a better future”–

Black Ice by Andrew Lane

Black IceIn 1868, teenaged Sherlock Holmes faces danger in a train station for the dead, a museum of curiousities, and downtown Moscow as he helps his brother, Mycroft, who has been framed for murder.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Out of the EasyJosie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.

Manga Madness by David Okum

Manga MadnessDraw awesome manga characters and scenes just like the pros! Capture the excitement of manga in your drawings! Inside you’ll find hundreds of dynamic illustrations for achieving the hot, action-packed look you want. Loaded with detail and over 40 step-by-step lessons, you’ll learn the skills and tips you need to create amazing characters and scenes. From drawing characters in cool poses to exploring visual storytelling, Manga Madness will show you the way! Drawing basics such as shading, perspective and foreshortening Japanese terms, traditions and character types Quick tips for having fun and improving your work From pretty girls and rebellious heroes to space pirates and giant robots, you’ll get fast results for your best manga drawings yet!

Garfield Beefs Up by Jim Davis

Garfield Beefs upANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER 10 POUNDS! Once again, Garfield spreads his mirth–and his girth–to cartoon lovers everywhere. Whether he’s poking fun at Jon’s latest dating disaster, punting Odie off the kitchen table, or pigging out on pork skins, this well-rounded cat is always hungry for fun.

The Secret Prophecy by Herbie Brennan

The Secret Prophecy“Faced with the death of his father and a growing international scandal, Em Governton must uncover the secrets behind the Knights of Themis before it’s too late”–

Execution: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

ExecutionAlex Sawyer has escaped his underground nightmare to discover that the whole world has become a horrible prison run by his nemesis, Alfred Furnace, and only Alex can stop him, even if that makes him the executioner.

Homeland by Cory Doctorow

HomelandWhen Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer’s election campaign, are all endangered.

The 13th Sign by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

The 13th SignOn her thirteenth birthday, Jalen unwittingly brings the twelve signs of the zodiac to life through a mysterious old book, and soon she, her friend Ellie, and Ellie’s brother, Brennan, are battling in the streets of New Orleans to defeat the twelve and their little-known companion before time runs out.

Struck by Lightning by Chris Colfer

Struck by LightningStruck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker . At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. The film Stuck By Lightning features Colfer’s own original screenplay. Colfer also stars in the film alongside Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, and Polly Bergen.

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal

Steve JobsTraces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniak, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech.

In Darkness by Nick Lake

In DarknessIn the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L’Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & EspionageIn an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.

Outcasts United by Warren St. John

Outcasts UnitedAmerican-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland.

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

CardboardWhen cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Saving FrancescaSixteen-year-old Francesca could use her outspoken mother’s help with the problems of being one of a handful of girls at a parochial school that has just turned co-ed, but her mother has suddenly become severely depressed.

The Bronte Sisters: The brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef

The Bronte SistersThe Brontë sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne). In this sometimes heartbreaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived. Brontë fans will also revel in the insights into their favorite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the outstanding collection of more than sixty black-andwhite archival images. A powerful testimony to the life of the mind.

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Ten“Ten teens head to a house party at a remote island mansion off the Washington coast . . . only for them to picked off by a killer one by one”–Provided by publisher.

Becoming Holmes by Shane Peacock

Becoming HolmesWith a young Sherlock Holmes immersed in despair, the only thing that can rouse him from this blackness comes when he uncovers a sinister plot unleashed by Malefactor.

Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes And The Showdown In Sin CityIn this pivotal book in the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy tackles the persistent mysteries of her own life. Mysteries like: Who is her father? And why has her mother kept it such a secret? How long can she manage to hide out in Grams’ seniors-only building before someone catches on? Is her mother really planning to marry her boyfriend’s father? (Ew.) And why, why is Heather Acosta so nasty? During one crazy weekend in Las Vegas, with the help of an entire army of Elvis impersonators, Sammy finally gets some answers. But of course knowledge comes at a price–and solving the mysteries of her own life will cost Sammy more than she ever meant to pay. . . .

The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda

The Savage FortressWhen British schoolboy Ash Mistry goes to India for a vacation, he quickly falls into a world of rakshasas, or demons, overseen by the evil Lord Alexander Savage.

Darkwater by Catherine Fisher

DarkwaterSixteen-year-old Sarah sells her soul to reclaim her family’s estate and is given 100 years to atone for their sins, but as the bargain nears its end, modern-day Tom, yearning to attend the private school that Darkwater Hall has become, gets caught up inthe bargain.

Catherine by April Lindner

CatherineIn this retelling of “Wuthering Heights,” Catherine explains how she fell in love with a brooding musician and left her family to return to him, and her daughter describes searching for her mother many years later.

Jepp, who defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars“Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in 16th century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny”–

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey by Jane Yolen

Curse of the Thirteenth FeyAccident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven BoysThough she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own–and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff

There Is No DogWhen the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of this assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting catastrophes.

34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues

34 Pieces of YouAfter Ellie dies of a drug overdose, her brother, her best friend, and her best friend’s sister face painful secrets of their own when they try to uncover the truth about Ellie’s death.

Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus

Shadow on the MountainIn Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy.

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Between the LinesTold in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.

Cat Girl’s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley

Cat Girl's Day offHigh schooler Natalie Ng has always kept secret her talent for talking with cats, but when she learns– from a cat– that a celebrity has been replace by an imposter, she and her friends investigate, becoming movie extras to get the scoop.

No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

No Crystal StairIn this work of historical fiction, Nelson tells the story of a man with a passion for knowledge and of a bookstore whose influence has become legendary.

Every Day by David Levithan

Every DayEvery morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.

My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

My Book of Life by Angel“16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught.”–

Ask the Passengers by A. S. King

Ask the Passengers“Astrid Jones copes with her small town’s gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she’s sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they’ll know what to do with it. Maybe it’ll make them happy. Maybe they’ll need it. Her mother doesn’t want it, her father’s always stoned, her perfect sister’s too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There’s no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she’s trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love–and asking the right questions–will affect the passengers’ lives, and her own, for the better”–

Origin by Jessica Khoury

Origin by Jessica Khoury“Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home–and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin–a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever”–
“An immortal girl is raised in the depths of the Amazon only to discover that there is more to life than forever”–

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix

CaughtWhen Jonah and Katherine travel to early 1900s Switzerland and Serbia to return Albert Einstein’s daughter, Lieserl, to history, her mother Mileva grasps entirely too much about time travel and has no intention of letting her daughter go.

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Pirate CinemaIn a dystopian, near-future Britain, sixteen-year-old Trent, obsessed with making movies on his computer, joins a group of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity.

Will Sparrow’s Road by Karen Cushman

Will Sparrow's RoadIn 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling “oddities” exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances.

The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox

The Dead Girls Detective Agency“When Charlotte is pushed in front of the F train, she wakes up as the newest member of the Dead Girls Detective Agency and learns that she must solve her own murder before she can pass to the Other Side”–Provided by publisher.

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

CrewelGifted with the unusual ability to embroider the very fabric of life, sixteen-year-old Adelice is summoned by Manipulation Services to become a Spinster, a move that will separate her from her beloved family and home forever.

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You“When their best friend, Tink, dies from an apparent suicide, high school seniors Merissa and Nadia are alientated by their secrets, adrift from each other and from themselves”–Provided by publisher.

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

What Happens nextThe stress of hiding a horrific incident that she can neither remember nor completely forget leads sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy to become alienated from her friends, obsess about weight loss, and draw close to Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

The Miseducation of Cameron PostIn the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak

Emily's Dress and Other Missing ThingsA new girl in Amherst, Massachusetts, comes to terms with her mother’s suicide and her best friend’s disappearance with the help of Emily Dickinson’s poetry–and her dress.

Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

ShadowTeenager Aman and his mother lose their loyal spaniel Shadow while escaping Afghanistan to flee to England. Now they must depend on a friend and his grandfather to enable Shadow’s return.

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse

SafekeepingWhen Radley returns to the United States after volunteering abroad, she comes back to a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods.

Good-bye to All That by Robert Graves (Autobiography)

Good-bye to All ThatIn this autobiography, first published in 1929, poet Robert Graves traces the monumental and universal loss of innocence that occurred as a result of the First World War. Written after the war and as he was leaving his birthplace, he thought, forever, Good-Bye to All That bids farewell not only to England and his English family and friends, but also to a way of life. Tracing his upbringing from his solidly middle-class Victorian childhood through his entry into the war at age twenty-one as a patriotic captain in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, this dramatic, poignant, often wry autobiography goes on to depict the horrors and disillusionment of the Great War, from life in the trenches and the loss of dear friends, to the stupidity of government bureaucracy and the absurdity of English class stratification. Paul Fussell has hailed it as “”the best memoir of the First World War”” and has written the introduction to this new edition that marks the eightieth anniversary of the end of the war. An enormous success when it was first issued, it continues to find new readers in the thousands each year and has earned its designation as a true classic.

All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin

All You Never Wanted by Adele GriffinWealthy teen Thea Parott’s jealousy of her older, prettier, more popular sister Alex prompts a series of self-destructive acts that threaten their seemingly-idyllic lives.

Son by Lois Lowry

Son by Lois LowryUnlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.

Naruto [Volumes 51 - 59] by Masashi Kishimoto

NarutoGraphic novel series involving ninjas and their alliances with one another to fight battles.

Notes From a Totally Lame Vampire AND Prince of Dorkness by Tim Collins

Notes from A Totally Lame VampireNigel Mullet, a 100-year-old vampire doomed to spend eternity in the body of a socially awkward fifteen-year-old boy, records his attempts to impress the love of his life, Chloe, while battling an embarrassingly overwhelming desire to sink his fangs into her.

 

 

 

 

Prince of Dorkness

After changing from lame to super-attractive over school break, vampire Nigel acquires a girlfriend, Chloe, and starts the new term as one of the most popular students at school, but then a new student sets his sights on Chloe and Nigel must compete for her affections.

 

 

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn“Three teenaged girls living on Jar Island band together to enact revenge on the people that have hurt them”–

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

The Last Dragonslayer“Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world’s last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer–and Big Magic”–

UnWholly by Neal Shusterman

UnWholly

“Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa, and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp, people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding.  Ridding society of troublesome teens and, in the same stroke, providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but expand, allowing the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished. Cam is a teen who does not exist. He is made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds. Cam, a 21st century Frankenstein, struggles with a search for identity and meaning, as well as the concept of his own soul, if indeed a rewound being can have one. When a sadistic bounty hunter who takes “trophies” from the unwinds he captures starts to pursue Connor, Risa and Lev, Cam finds his fate inextricably bound with theirs”–

Reached by Ally Condie

Reached  “In search of a better life, Cassia joins a widespread rebellion against Society, where she is tasked with finding a cure to the threat of survival and must choose between Xander and Ky”–

 

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Keeping the Castle

In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, seventeen-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems.

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Drowned Cities

In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her.

The Good Neighbors: Book Three Kind by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh

Kind

From the amazing imagination of bestselling author Holly Black, the conclusion to a mysterious and wonderful teen graphic novel series. The faerie world has been unleashed on Rue’s city. The big question is: Will she stop it and save the world she’s always known? Or will she take her place as the rightful faerie heir? Another fantastic concoction of fantasy and suspense from Eisner-award nominees Holly Black and Ted Naifeh.

 

Seconds Away: A Mickey Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben

Seconds Away“When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his new friends find themselves at the center of a murder mystery”–

 

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time between UsIn 1995 Evanston, Illinois, sixteen-year-old Anna’s perfectly normal life is turned upside-down when she meets Bennett, whose ability to travel through space and time creates complications for them both.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and ThornsA fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

All These Things I've DoneIn a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

The Treachery of Beautiful ThingsSeven years after the forest seemingly swallowed her brother whole, seventeen-year-old Jenny, whose story about Tom’s disappearance has never been believed, sets out to finally say goodbye, but instead she is pulled into a mysterious world of faeries and other creatures where nothing is what it seems.

Amy Plum – Die for Me and Until I Die

Die for MeAfter their parents are killed in a car accident, sixteen-year-old Kate Mercier and her older sister Georgia, each grieving in her own way, move to Paris to live with their grandparents and Kate finds herself powerfully drawn to the handsome but elusive Vincent who seems to harbor a mysterious and dangerous secret.

 

 

Until I Die

“The sequel to Die for Me, set in Paris, where a girl and a boy with a terrifying paranormal destiny fight dangerous forces to be together”–

Twisted: A pretty little liars novel by Sara Shepard

TwistedEven though the disappearance of Alison DiLaurentis has been solved, Spencer, Emily, Hanna, and Aria harbor other secrets which could interfere with their perfect lives, as they try to forget what happened to them in Jamaica last spring.

Find this book with others from Pretty Little Liars series on the shelves today.

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

Burning BlueWhen beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in the school psychologist’s office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker.

Keeping Safe the Stars by Sheila O’Connor

In rural Minnesota in 1974, thirteen-year-old Pride Star, raised to be independent, must accept help from friends and neighbors to care for eleven-year-old Nightingale and six-year-old Baby when her grandfather is hospitalized with a brain infection.

 

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony

Chopsticks Book Cover In a love story told in photographs and drawings, Glory, a brilliant piano prodigy, is drawn to Frank, an artistic new boy, and the farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness until the only song she is able to play is “Chopsticks.”

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Book cover of Akata Witch by Nnedi OkaraforTwelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Countdown by Deborah Wiles

Countdown coverIt’s 1962 and it seems that everyone is living in fear. Eleven-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington, D.C., and can feel the fear of the nation in the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Amid the pervading threat of nuclear war, Franny must face the tension between herself and her younger brother, figure out where she fits into her family, and learn to look beyond outward appearance. For Franny, as for all Americans, it’s going to be a life-changing week. From award-winning author Deborah Wiles, this first entry in a new Sixties Trilogy tells the story of one girl with insight, warmth, and hope, set against the backdrop of one of the most politically and culturally defining periods in history

Alchemy and Meggy Swan by Karen Cushman

Alchemy and Meggy Swann coverIn 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Woods Runner CoverFrom his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.