Saturday, November 01, 2014

New in November

The Accidental Highwayman
By Ben Tripp

In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.





Chasing Power
By Sarah Beth Durst

Sixteen-year-old Kayla, whose telekinetic ability allows her to be a master shoplifter with enough money to flee with her mother if her father finds them again, meets Daniel, who has the ability to teleport and needs her help to find and steal an ancient incantation that can help rescue his kidnapped mother . . . but may lead to great danger for Kayla.




The Cure for Dreaming
By Cat Winters

In Portland, Oregon, in 1900, seventeen-year-old Olivia Mead, a suffragist, is hypnotized by the intriguing young Henri Reverie, who is paid by her father to make her more docile and womanly but who, instead, gives her the ability to see people's true natures, while she secretly continues fighting for women's rights. Includes timeline and historical photographs.




The Doubt Factory
By Paolo Bacigalupi

When a radical band of teen activists claim that Alix's powerful father covers up wrongdoing by corporations that knowingly allow innocent victims to die in order to make enormous profits from unsafe products, she must decide if she will blow the whistle on his misdeeds.





The Fall
By Bethany Griffin

A retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in which Madeline and her twin brother, Roderick, suffer from the Usher family illness: Madeline hears the House talking to her, filling her dreams, controlling her actions, and ensuring she never leaves the property.





The Fire Artist
By Daisy Whitney

As an elemental artist, Aria can create fire from her hands, stealing her power from lightning -- which is dangerous and illegal in her world. But as her power begins to fade faster than she can steal it, she must turn to a modern-day genie, a Granter, who offers one wish with an extremely high price.





Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
By A.S. King

As her high school graduation draws near, Glory O'Brien begins having powerful and terrifying visions of the future as she struggles with her long-buried grief over her mother's suicide.






Lies We Tell Ourselves
By Robin Talley

In 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.





My True Love Gave to Me
Edited By Stephanie Perkins

Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year's, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love!






Oh Yeah, Audrey!
By Shaw Tucker

Months after the death of her mother, sixteen-year-old Gemma Beasley and friends she met through her Tumblr page meet in New York City to celebrate the life and style of Audrey Hepburn and her famous character, Holly Go Lightly.





Playing for the Commandant
By Suzy Zail

Hanna, a young Jewish pianist at Auschwitz, agrees to play piano for the commandant and his guests in order to keep her family alive, but she falls in love with the commandant's son in the process.






Sublime
By Christina Lauren

Lucy and Colin discover they have a connection on the grounds of the private school they attend, but Lucy has a startling secret . . .







They All Fall Down
By Roxanne St. Clare

Kenzie's life is transformed when she is voted one of the prettiest girls at Vienna High, but when the girls on the list start to die, Kenzie is determined to uncover the deadly secrets of the list before her number is up.






Trust Me, I'm Lying
By Mary Elizabeth Summer

Having learned to be a master con artist from her father, Julep Dupree pays expenses at her exclusive high school by fixing things for fellow students, but she will need their help when her father disappears.






Brown Girl Dreaming
By Jaqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.







Fad Mania!: A History of American Crazes
By Cynthia Overbeck

Fad Mania! explores a century of American crazes, offering an entertaining and informative look at the major historical events of each decade and the fads that defined them.






From Bunker Hill to Baghdad: True Stories of America's Veterans
By Patrick Mendoza
Provides stories from male and female veterans, family and friends, and others involved in the wartime experience throughout U.S. history, all told from a unique framework, making these tales ones that readers will find engaging and unforgettable.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New in October

Girl on a Wire
By Gwenda Bond

A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

Exquisite Captive
By Heather Demetrios

An only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved, powerful jinni Nalia is forced into slavery and torn between a revolutionary leader who would free her for a high price and her handsome but cruel Hollywood master.






The Jewel
By Amy Ewing

Violet, a poor girl from the outer city, finds forbidden romance and uncovers brutal secrets when, after three years of training, she is purchased by a royal family as a surrogate mother for royal children.






Not in the Script
By Amy Finnegan

Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma wonders if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships.





Falls the Shadow
By Stefanie Gaither

When her sister Violet dies, Cate's wealthy family brings home Violet's clone who fits in perfectly until Cate uncovers something sinister about the cloning movement.






Lailah
By Nikki Kelley

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

Kiss Kill Vanish
By Jessica Martinez

Witnessing a murder ordered by her wealthy father and carried out by her boyfriend, Valentina flees her life of privilege to assume a new identity.







Firebug
By Lish McBride

Ava, a contracted hit man who can start fires with her mind, hits the road with her friends, desperately trying to escape the Coterie, a magical mafia, while keeping the murder to a minimum after she is asked to kill a family friend by Venus, who killed Ava's mother.





I'll Give You the Sun
By Jandy Nelson

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.







Jackaby
By William Ritter

Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.





Schizo
By Nic Sheff

A teenager recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown is driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother and becomes wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing.






Lark Rising
by Sandra Waugh

Sixteen-year-old Lark sets out on a journey to help her village fight off monsters called Troths and learns she is the Guardian of Life, fated to recover a powerful amulet from the Breeders of Chaos.






Storm Siren
By Mary Weber

Seventeen-year-old slave girl, Nym, should not exist. In a world where Elementals are only born male, and always killed at birth, she is an anomaly at best. At worst, people around her die.When a court emissary identifies her weather-manipulating ability as a weapon, Nym is purchased and put to work honing her skills. With time running out for the kingdom of Faelen, Nym might be all that stands between it and the technologically-advanced horror racing down upon them.


On the Fence
By Kasie West

Sixteen-year-old Charlie has always been a tomboy, but when she accidentally becomes a makeup model, her newfound feminity draws her into an unknown social world, complete with guy troubles she's never had before.






Falling into Place
By Amy Zhang

One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear flashbacks even as Liz's friends, foes, and family gather at thehospital and Liz clings to life.

Monday, September 01, 2014

New in September

Blind
By Rachel DeWoskin

After a horrific accident leaves her blind, fifteen-year-old Emma, one of seven children, eagerly starts high school as a sophomore, and finds that nearly everything has changed -- sometimes for the better.






The Fire Wish
By Amber Lough

When a princess captures a jinn and makes a wish, she is transported to the fiery world of the jinn, while the jinn must take her place in the royal court of Baghdad.






Gates of Thread and Stone
By Lori M. Lee

Kai, who has no memories from before she was found by Reev, whom she considers her brother, but who has the ability to slow time, and her friend Avan search for the missing Reev and become involved in a revolt against the ruler of Ninurta.





Ghost House
By Alexandra Adornetto

After her mother's sudden death, Chloe's childhood ability to see ghosts returns and she encounters the spirit of a man 157 years dead whose ghostly past love will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him away.





The Girl from the Well
By Rin Chupeco

Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.




If You're Reading This
By Trent Reedy

For a responsible sixteen-year-old, Michael Wilson has a lot of problems--his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2005, his overworked and overprotective mother will not talk about their situation, and does not want him playing football, and he has suddenly started to receive letters that his father wrote before his death.




http://provo.ent.sirsi.net/client/pl/search/results?qu=isbn%3D9780385743761I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister
By Amelie Sarn

Portrait of two Muslim sisters, once closely bonded, but now on divergent paths as one embraces her religion and the other remains secular.







Into the Grey
By Celine Kiernan

In a heart-pounding, atmospheric ghost story, a teenage boy must find the resources within himself to save his haunted twin brother.







Random
By Tom Leveen

The night before going on trial in a sensational felony case that has ruined her life, sixteen-year-old Tori Hershberger receives a random phone call from a stranger contemplating suicide and she begins a race against time to save him.






Six Feet Over It
By Jennifer Longo

Working for her under-motivated father's cemetery business, snarky teen Leigh sells plots to the bereaved only to find her own life challenged by the sudden loss of her best friend and the appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger.





Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling
By Lucy Frank

An evocative novel in verse traces the unfolding friendship between two very different teen girls who share a hospital room and an illness from which one gradually recovers while the other languishes.






Wordless
By Adrienne Strickland

In Eden City, a member of the illiterate wordless class would never dream of meeting the all-powerful Words ... much less of running away with one. So when a gorgeous girl literally falls into his lap during a routine trash run, seventeen-year-old Tavin Barnes isn’t sure if it’s the luckiest or worst day of his life. That girl is Khaya, the Word of Life, who can heal a wound or command an ivy bush to devour a city block with ease. And yet she needs Tavin’s help.


Friday, August 01, 2014

New in August

Through to You
By Lauren Barnholdt

When bad-boy Penn reaches out to cautious Harper, a tumultuous relationship blossoms, and the two learn that their bond may not be strong enough to overcome their obvious differences.






Dark Metropolis
By Jaclyn Dolamore

Sixteen-year-old Thea's mother is sinking deeper into mental illness since her husband was reported missing, presumed dead, during the war, but it is the disappearance of Thea's best friend, Nan, that allies her with Freddy, whose magical abilities are connected with the sinister city's darkest secrets.





Otherbound
By Corinne Duyvis

A seventeen-year-old boy finds that every time he closes his eyes, he is drawn into the body of a mute servant girl from another world -- a world that is growing increasingly more dangerous, and where many things are not as they seem.





Just Like the Movies
By Kelly Fiore

Pretty, popular Marijke Monti and over-achieving nerd-girl Lily Spencer have little in common--except that neither feels successful when it comes to love. Now they have a budding friendship and a plan -- to act out grand gestures and get the guys of their dreams.





Demon Derby
By Carrie Harris

Hating the stigma of being a cancer survivor and suffering a traumatizing encounter in an alley, Casey joins a roller derby team to reclaim her sense of self and falls for her team manager, a secret demon-hunter trainer.






Breathe, Annie, Breathe
By Miranda Kenneally

To honor her dead boyfriend and cope with her grief and guilt, college student Annie trains for a marathon with athletic Jeremiah, who flirts with Annie on the trails and makes her feel alive and happy and guilty all at the same time.






Hexed
By Michelle Krys

Popular cheerleader Indigo Blackwood, sixteen, finds her perfect life threatened when Bishop, a tattooed, leather-clad stranger, tells her the family Bible just stolen from the attic of her mother's occult shop could mean the end to all witches, including, he says, Indigo herself.





The Truth About Alice
By Jennifer Mathieu

When ugly rumors and lies about Alice Franklin start after one of the guys she allegedly slept with at a party dies in a car accident, questions about truth arise in her small town.






Dissonance
By Erica O'Rouke

Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world is spun off the existing one and Del's job is to keep the dimensions in harmony.







The Kiss of Deception
By Mary E. Pearson

Princess Lia flees an unwanted marriage and expectations about her supernatural legacy only to be pursued by her jilted fiance and a ruthless assassin.






Don't You Forget About Me
By Karyus Quinn

Traces the emotionally complex journey of a teenage girl haunted by the strange disappearance of her sister and the secretive power that fuels a hometown where virtually nobody ever gets sick or dies.

Take Back the Skies
By Lucy Saxon

To escape from a planned arranged marriage, teenaged Cat Hunter disguises herself as a boy and stows away on a smuggler's airship where she discovers a world of excitement and adventure.






Welcome to the Dark House
By Laurie Faria Stolarz

Seven 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.




Types of Words: Unleashing Powerful Parts of Speech
By Rebecca Vickers

This handy, engaging, and gently humorous guide tackles the important subject of types of words. It looks at a variety of topics, such as parts of speech, tense, person, and agreement, and shows how understanding types of words allows the writers and speakers to give power to their communication.





Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique
By Anna Kiper

Written for both newcomers and improvers, Fashion Illustration will help you to: achieve movement and attitude in figure drawing by following a few simple steps; develop striking and energetic page compositions; explore effortless ways to illustrate print, textures and embellishments; discover an exciting variety of media and techniques to enrich your individual drawing style. This beautifully illustrated and inspirational book is written by Anna Kiper, one of the world's leading fashion designers and illustrators.

Tape It & Make More: 101 More Duct Tape Activities
By Richela Fabian Morgan

Tape & Make It author Richela Fabian Morgan wows us with once again with another round of creative ideas in Tape It & Make More. With easy-to-follow instructions, tips on tools and supplies, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and more than 100 cool new projects, Tape It & Make More will inspire crafters of all ages to take their duct-tape activities to new levels!



District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC
By Matt Dembicki

District Comics is a graphic anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis. Spanning 1794–2009, District Comics stops along the way for a duel, a drink in the Senate's speakeasy, a look into the punk scene, and much more.