Friday, May 01, 2015

New in May

The Wrath and the Dawn
by Renee Ahdieh
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.
Undertow
by Michael Buckley
A sixteen-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island.
The Heir
by Keira Cass
When the time comes for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own, she does not expect a fairy-tale love story like her parents, but the princess discovers her own happily ever after may not be as impossible as she thought.
The Hunted
by Matt de la Pena
After surviving the earthquake and tsunami, Shy manages to make it back to land but he is far from safe because a secret his cruise ship co-worker, Addie, shared with him is one that people have killed for, and now that Shy knows, he has become a moving target.
Saint Anything
by Sarah Dessen
Sydney's charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.
A Matter of Heart
by Amy Fellner Dominy
When a fainting incident at a meet reveals a deadly heart condition and puts an end to her Olympic swimming dreams, 16-year-old Abby is challenged to discover who she is without the one thing that has defined her young life.
Burn
by Sarah Fine
Fleeing with Christina to his father's safehouse after losing the all-important scanner, Tate uncovers vital clues to what is really threatening the planet: the parasitic Sicarii, the same race that invaded the H2 planet 400 years before and now has designs on Earth.
Dangerous Deception
by Kami Garcia
Some loves are cursed. Others are...dangerous. Especially the love between wannabe rocker and quarter Incubus, Wesley "Link" Lincoln, and Dark Caster, Siren, and bonafide bad girl, Ridley Duchannes. But now Ridley is missing, and Link was with her-right up until she vanished. Determined to find her, Link reunites with his New York bandmates and the mysterious Lennox Gates, who wants Rid for himself. Together they travel to the deep south, find the crossroads where blues guitarist Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil, discover a menagerie of Casters locked in cages, and uncover an evil in New Orleans that threatens to destroy them all. This time, love might not be enough.
P.S. I Still Love You
by Jenny Han
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
Ice Kissed
by Amanda Hocking
Longing to be accepted in Kanin despite her half-breed status, Bryn Aven journeys to the glittering palace of the Skojare, who offer her a chance to learn about her heritage and protect citizens from a familiar rival. Simultaneous.
Crimson Bound
by Rosamund Hodge
Rachelle must protect the king's bastard son while searching for the weapons that will save her world from endless night.
Galgorithm
by Aaron Karo
After the girl of his dreams breaks his heart, Shane devises a mysterious formula called the Galgorithm and establishes himself as the resident dating guru at Kingsview High School. But his attempts to master the art of romance go outrageously awry.
Hit Count
by Chris Lynch
Arlo Brodie loves being at the heart of the action on the football field, and while his dad cheers him on, his mother quotes head injury statistics and refuses to watch, but Arlo's winning plays, the cheering crowds, and the adrenaline rush are enough to convince him that everything is OK, in spite of the pain, the pounding, the dizziness, and the confusion.
The Novice
by Taran Matharu
Discovering his rare ability to summon demons from another world, blacksmith's apprentice Fletcher practices his skills at a magical academy where he prepares to serve his Empire in the war against the Orcs.
From a Distant Star
by Karen McQuestion
When Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered. But when she finds an unidentifiable object on his family's farm--and government agents come to claim it--she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems.
Off the Page
by Jodi Picoult
When Delilah is united with Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairytale, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, and all must be resolved for the two to live happily ever after.
I am Princess X
by Cherie Priest
Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, 16-year-old Libby is shocked to see stickers, patches and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing all over town.
Kissing in America
by Margo Robb
In the two years since her father died, 16-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head over heels for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. As they road trip across America, Eva and her best friend, Annie, confront the complex truth about love.
The Fill-in Boyfriend
by Kasie West
When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she decides to do the unthinkable ... convince the cute guy waiting to pick up his sister to pretend to be her boyfriend for the night. Will Gia turn her fake boyfriend into a real one without exposing her lie and possibly destroying her friendships and her newfound relationship?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

New in April

Empire of Night (Age of Legends)
by Kelley Armstrong
Separated while trying to save the children of their village, twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must draw on all their power and influence to defeat enemies of legend and avert war in the empire.
Forged by Erin Bowman After learning the truth about the Laicos Project and surviving betrayal by a Forgery in their midst, Gray Weathersby and his group of rebels plan their final attack on the Franconian Order.
99 Days by Katie Cotugno A long, hot summer is marked by a teen girl's strained relationships with a boy whose heart she broke and his brother, the boy she chose instead.
Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier Liv Silver, fifteen, has lived in six countries in eight years and she and her sister yearn for a real home and normalcy, but soon after moving in with her mother's boyfriend in London, Liv's dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates.
The Girl at Midnight
by Melissa Gray
Hidden from humans beneath the streets of New York City are an ancient magical people, the Avicen, who are the only family that Echo, a runaway pickpocket, has ever known, and she will stop at nothing to find the mythical Firebird to end the centuries-old war that crests on the borders of her home, endangering those she loves most.
Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle)
by Rachel Hawkins
In the sequel to Rebel Belle, Harper Price and her new boyfriend and oracle David Stark face new challenges as the powerful Ephors seek to claim David for their own.
Magonia
by Maria Dahvana Headley
Aza Ray Boyle's life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she is swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity.
Rogue (The Talon Saga)
by Julie Kagawa
Unable to forget a human boy's sacrifice on her behalf, Ember resolves to save him from execution and learns unsettling secrets about both sides of the underground battle between Talon and St. George. By the best-selling author of the Iron Fey series.
Denton Little’s Deathdate
by Lance Rubin
A tale set in a world where everyone knows the day on which they will die finds Denton preparing for his imminent demise and wondering about a mysterious purple rash before a stranger's warning raises suspicions about shady government characters.
Challenger Deep
by Neal Shusterman
A brilliant but troubled high school student pretends to engage in sports activities and uses his artistic talents to document his voyage to the world's most southern point while his friends observe his increasingly unbalanced behavior.
Don’t Stay Up Late (Fear Street)
by R.L. Stine
Ever since a car accident killed her father and gave her a severe concussion, high school junior Lisa has been plagued by nightmares and hallucinations, but when she accepts a babysitting job in hopes it will banish the disturbing images, she faces new terror as she begins to question exactly who--or what--she is babysitting.
All the Rage
by Courtney Summers
After being assaulted by the sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, Romy Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assaulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.
An Ember in Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir
Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
The Remedy
by Suzanne Young
Seventeen-year-old Quinn provides closure to grieving families by taking on the short-term role of a deceased loved one, until huge secrets come to the surface about Quinn's own past.

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.