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.

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.