Thursday, March 05, 2015

New in March


Mosquitoland
by David Arnold

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.  


The Orphan Queen
by Jodi Meadows

Wilhelmina has a hundred identities. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

Winner's Crime
by Marie Rutkoski 

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and as a spy, passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret. (Winner's Trilogy, book 2)



 Vanishing Girls
by Lauren Oliver

Estranged from her sister, Dara, by a terrible scarring accident, Nick realizes that something dire has happened when Dara vanishes at the same time a 9-year-old girl goes missing.





Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise
by Matthew Crow

Determined to forge an independent life away from his dysfunctional family, Francis is diagnosed with leukemia and falls in love with fellow patient Amber, an outspoken girl who helps him navigate a shared world of treatments, doctors and parents. For The Fault in Our Stars fans.

The Cemetery Boys
by Heather Brewer

When Stephen moves to the small, Midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. But the town has a dark secret, and the twins are caught in the middle of it.

 A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
by Jason Schmidt

A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one?

When Parents Text: So Much Said... So Little Understood
by Lauren Kaelin & Sophia Fraioli

A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren’t ready to let go, and kids aren’t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet patient: the perfect straight man.

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults--exposed!
by Julie Tibbott

Throughout human history, people have banded together to pass on traditions, climb the social ladder, and often just have a good time. And sometimes, keeping other people out is part of the fun. (Every hot club needs a velvet rope, after all.) But some of these groups have proved so exclusive and secretive that we on the outside can’t resist some speculation. Wouldn’t you like to know what they’re really up to? No need for secret handshakes or passwords— Members Only is your all-access guide to the secret societies, clandestine cults, and exclusive associations that you’ve always wondered about.

Monday, February 02, 2015

New in February

Red Queen
By Victoria Aveyard
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn't know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

The Sin Eater's Daughter
By Melinda Salisbury
As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month, she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla's fatal touch, avoids her company. But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he's able to look past Twylla's executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla's been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

The Glass Arrow
By Kristen Simmons
Only in the wilderness, away from the city, can true freedom be found. Aya has spent her whole life in the mountains, looking out for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her. Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she’s raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom . . . if she can truly trust him.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye
By Cynthia Hand
Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyone—a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

A Wicked Thing
By Rhiannon Thomas
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale. As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

Shutter
By Courtney Alameda
Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat -- a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.

Salt & Stone
By Victoria Scott
Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and twisted new rules in the race. But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another? The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the beginning of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the fourth and final part of the race, just forty-one are left . . . and only one can win.

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story
By Josh Sundquist
The Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker documents his coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor and his efforts to investigate past dates gone wrong to discover why he was still single.

Prison Baby: A Memoir
By Deborah Jiang-Stein
After discovering that she was born in a prison to a heroin- addicted mother, the author recalls her subsequent descent into drugs and crime and her recovery as she funds forgiveness and acceptance for both her real and adopted mothers.

Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation
By Lucy Mangan
Explores the lasting legacy of Roald Dahl's popular book, examining the development of the original story and characters, its social history, and the carrying film and stage adaptations.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New in January

All the Bright Places
By Jennifer Niven

Meeting on the ledge of their school's bell tower, misfit Theodore Finch and suicidal Violet Markey find acceptance and healing that are overshadowed by Finch's fears about Violet's growing social world.






The Bane Chronicles
By Cassandra Clare

A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.






The Boy in the Black Suit
By Jason Reynolds

Working in the local funeral home to support his family after his mother's death and his father's descent into alcoholism, Matt falls in love with a tough girl who never cries and who understands his loneliness.






The Ghosts of Heaven
By Marcus Sedgwick

Four linked stories of discovery and survival begin with a Paleolithic-era girl who makes the first written signs, continue with Anna, who people call a witch, then a mad twentieth-century poet who watches the ocean knowing the horrors it hides, and concluding with an astronaut on the first spaceship from Earth sent to colonize another world.




Girl Online
By Zoe Sugg

Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love -- and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover -- and her closest friendship -- forever.


Ignite
By Sara Larson










The Name of the Blade
By Zoe Marriott

When Mio steals her grandfather's priceless katana, she unknowingly unleashes an ancient evil into modern-day London and must learn to control the katana's legendary power.






No Place to Fall
By Jaye Robin Brown

Becoming intimate with her best friend's older brother while preparing to audition for a prestigious arts school, good girl Amber begins questioning her beliefs and faces an impossible choice in the wake of a family tragedy






Now That You're Here
By Amy Nichols

When street smart graffiti artist, Danny, is jolted into a parallel world, only Eevee, an alluring science geek has the know-how to get him home. But as he falls for her, his motives grow foggy.






Princess of Thorns
By Stacey Jay

A romantic fantasy adventure imagines the story of Sleeping Beauty's warrior princess daughter, whose fairy gifts of strength, bravery and mercy are overshadowed by a curse that causes her to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her.








Monday, December 01, 2014

New in December

Beware the Wild
Natalie Parker

A teenaged girl and her boyfriend must find her older brother after he wanders into their town's swamp and a mysterious girl appears in his place.







Bleed Like Me
By C. Desir

Two emotionally scarred teenagers enter into a passionate, dangerous romance.







Dangerous Deceptions
By Sarah Zettel

An unwelcome engagement, a mysterious plot that hints at treason, and a possible murder add even more excitement to sixteen-year-old Peggy Fitzroy's life as she continues to serve as both a lady-in-waiting and confidential agent to King George of England.





Earth & Sky
By Megan Crewe

Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as along as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky's beginning to think she's crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into.
Even in Paradise
by Chelsey Philpot

Seventeen-year-old Charlotte "Charlie" Ryder, a girl from a working class family whose talent for the arts has gained her entry into the exclusive St. Anne's school, is drawn into the circle of the larger-than-life Julia Buchanan, a former senator's daughter.





Forbidden
By Kimberly Griffiths Little

Devastated by her betrothal to a violent boy she does not love, Jayden is forced to accept her fate as her ancient Mesopotamian tribe moves to the Summer Lands, where she falls for a mysterious youth from the Southern Lands.

Get Happy
By Mary Amato

On her birthday, Minerva, a seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter, hears from the father she has never known and her placid life is turned upside down.







How It Went Down
By Kekla Magoon

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.





Like Water on Stone
By Dana Walrath

Shahen, a youth who dreams of moving to New York, his twin Sosi, who never wants to leave her home, and their little sister, Miriam, flee the horrifying Armenian genocide of 1915 and struggle for survival in the aftermath of their parents' deaths.





Loop
By Karen Akins

Error-prone Bree Bennis, sixteen, will lose her scholarship if she cannot pass Quantum Paradox 101, but inadvertently brings a twenty-first century boy back with her, then enlists his help in discovering who is attacking time travelers in the twenty-third century.





The Princess Spy
By Melanie Dickerson

Margaretha hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, will be her one true love, but when an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook, Margaretha is drawn into a plot, not knowing who is telling the truth.





The Spiritglass Charade
By Colleen Gleason

In 1889 Evaline Stoker, Mina Holmes, and their time traveler friend, Dylan are asked by the Princess of Wales to find out what happened to Robby Ashton, who may have drowned -- but the reappearance of vampires in the heart of London threatens to become a more urgent problem.





The Unhappening of Genesis Lee
By Shallee McArthur

Seventeen-year-old Genesis Leee does not remember meeting Kalan even though she is a Mementi, a genetically enhanced human being who should be able to remember everything perfectly.






Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-century Colonial Homestead
By Sally M. Walker

The story of St. John's, a home built in the New World in the wilderness of Maryland, that for nearly eighty years was the center of an ambitious English plan to build a new kind of community on American soil.






El Deafo
By Cece Bell

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.






Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet
By Francesca Davis Dipiazza

You will learn about everything from ancient Roman sewers to the world's first flush toilets. You'll also find out about the twenty-first-century Reinvent the Toilet Challenge—an engineering contest designed to spur creation of an ecologically friendly, water-saving, inexpensive, and sanitary toilet.

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.