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.




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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.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

New in July

The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.







Oblivion
By Sasha Dawn

Sixteen-year-old Callie Knowles fights her compulsion to write constantly, even on herself, as she struggles to cope with foster care, her mother's life in a mental institution, and her belief that she killed her father, a minister, who has been missing for a year.





The End or Something Like That
By Ann Dee Ellis

As the first anniversary of her best friend Kim's death nears, fourteen-year-old Emmy tries to fulfill her promise to make contact with Kim's spirit, but she gains new perspective from unexpected connections.






Exile
By Kevin Emerson

As band manager for the up-and-coming DangerHeart, seventeen-year-old Summer Carlson navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.






To All The Boys I've Loved Before
By Jenny Han

Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox, until one day those letters are accidentally sent.







Life By Committee
By Corey Ann Haydu

A girl puts her heart, reputation, and friendships on the line when she spills her deepest secrets to a website that may not be as innocent -- or as anonymous -- as it seems.






V is for Villian
By Peter Moore

In a smart, action-packed superhero/villain showdown that offers a surprising take on good versus evil, Brad Baron and his friend Layla discover dangerous secrets about the superheroes who are running their society, a finding that pulls them into a web of nefarious criminals, high-stakes battles and startling family secrets.




Wish You Were Italian
By Kristin Rae

Seventeen-year-old Pippa Preston, sent to Italy for a three-month art history program, decides instead to see the country on her own, armed with a list of such goals as eating an entire pizza and falling in love with an Italian, but soon finds herself attracted both to a dangerous local boy and an American archaeology student.




Curses and Smoke
By Vicky Shecter

Tagus is a medical slave who wants be a gladiator, Lucia is the daughter of Tag's owner and betrothed to an older man, and the two teenagers are in love with each other -- but it is the year 79 and soon Vesuvius will alter their lives forever.





Hung Up
By Kristen Tracy

When a wrong number blossoms into a phone friendship for Lucy and James, two Vermont high school students, James wants to meet in person, but Lucy is strangely resistant. Told in the form of telephone calls and voice mail messages.





Cristiano Ronaldo: The Rise of a Winner
By Michael Part

The gripping life story of a boy who rose from the streets of Madeira to become one of the greatest soccer players ever. A heartfelt, startling tale of his journey to glory and what made him the man he is.






The Flea: The Amazing Story of Leo Messi
By Michael Part

The captivating story of soccer legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest soccer player.




Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching
By Ron Miller

In Chasing the Storm , you'll meet real storm chasers and meteorologists, hear their stories, and discover how they do their work. You'll learn tornado basics, get a great window into the science of meteorology, and learn how to pursue a career in the field. You might even decide to become a storm chaser yourself!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

New In June

I Kill the Mockingbird
By Paul Acampora

When best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic.
The Secret Side of Empty
By Maria E. Andreu

As her friends make plans for life after high school, M.T. struggles to envision her future as an undocumented immigrant and becomes determined to make a life for herself in the only place she has ever known as home.
Prisoner of Night and Fog
By Anne Blankman

In 1930s Munich, the favorite niece of rising political leader Adolph Hitler is torn between duty and love after meeting a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter.





Mafia Girl
By Deborah Blumenthal

As the daughter of an infamous mob boss, seventeen-year-old Gia struggles to come out of the shadow of her family's notorious reputation and be her own person.

Guy in Real Life
By Steve Brezenoff

The lives of two Minnesota teenagers are intertwined through the world of role-playing games.








Torn Away
By Jennifer Brown

In the aftermath of a tornado that has devastated her hometown of Elizabeth, Missouri, sixteen-year-old Jersey Cameron struggles to overcome her grief as she is sent to live with her only surviving relatives.


Big Fat Disaster
By Beth Fehlbaum

A shy, overweight, and insecure girl named Colby finds her place in a family of extroverted politicians, beauty queens, and other cookie-cut personalities.






The Chapel Wars
By Lindsey Leavitt

Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she'd rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip.




We Were Liars
By E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.





Since You've Been Gone
By Morgan Matson

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.






After the End
By Amy Plum

Searching for fellow survivors of World War III, a girl from a remote Alaskan village discovers that the war never actually happened and that she must now adapt to a strange and dangerous modern world.



Skin and Bones
By Sherry Shahan

Jack, who is sixteen and has anorexia, spends the summer in an eating disorder ward for teenagers and befriends both his overweight roommate and a dangerously thin dancer.





Second Star
By Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling sets out to find her missing surfer brothers and finds herself on a secluded California beach, where she meets Pete, Belle, Jas, and others, learns to surf, helps some of them steal while avoiding the other's drug trade, and falls in love.