Thursday, October 01, 2015

New in October

Vengeance Road
by Erin Bowman

When her father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysteriousjournal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers . . . and justice.

Took: A Ghost Story
by Mary Downing Hahn

A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is "took" to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years.

No True Echo
by Gareth P. Jones

Teenaged Eddie meets a new girl who is a Senior Echo Time Agent from the future, come to his town to investigate the origin of time travel. Soon Eddie is swept up in the investigation and in time. But time travel is dangerous business, and Eddie will learn more than he wants to know about his long-dead mother.

The Dead House
by Dawn Kurtagich

Told through journal entries, a psychotherapist's notes, court records, and more, this novel related the tale of Carly, a teen who was institutionalized after her parents' deaths but released to Elmbrige High School, where she is believed to have a second personality or soul named Kaitlyn, and/or be possessed by a demon.

Sweet Madness
by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

Bridget Sullivan, a maid in the Borden household, describes the events leading up to the murder of Andrew Borden and his second wife, and hose the youngest daughter, Lizzie, was put on trial for the crime.

Blood and Salt
by Kim Liggett

Seventeen-year-old Ash Larkin finds out her family is involved in a centuries-old saga of love and murder, alchemy and immortality when she follows her mother to an isolated settlement in the cornfields of Kansas.

Daughters Unto Devils
by Amy Lukavics

In the nineteenth century, the Verner family is forced to make a better life on the vast and lonely prairie. When they arrive at the house Pa chooses to be theirs, they find the interior ravaged and awash with blood.

Show and Prove
by Sofia Quintero

Friends Smiles and Nike spend the summer of 1983 in the South Bronx working a job at a summer camp, chasing girls, and break-dancing.

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
by April Tucholke

An anthology of stories inspired by classic horror tales featuring contributions by leading suspense and horror authors, including Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, and Kendare Blake.

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
by M.T. Anderson

For two and a half years, the city of Leningrad suffered bombardment and starvation, one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history, in which more than a million citizens perished. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write the Leningrad Symphony, a witness of courage that rallied and eulogized his fellow citizens and played a surprising role in strengthening the Grand Alliance against the Axis powers. A true story of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds, as well as a look at the power of music in beleaguered lives.

Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home
by Chris Woodward

Using the modern home as a springboard, Atoms Under the Floorboards presents the fascinating and surprising scientific explanations behind a variety of common (and often entertainingly mundane) household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes.

This is Normcore: A Guide to Normcore and the Joys of Stylized Blandness
by Jo Hoare

Hipsters have once again turned convention on its head, embraced the mundane, and christened it Normcore. This hilarious guide offers advice for aspiring Norms, explaining how to be normal and the icons and idols of an average Normcore aficionado.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

New in September

Weird Girl and What's His Name
by Megan Brothers

Lula knows that she and Rory have no secrets from each other; but when Lula discovers that Rory tried out for the Hawthorne football team without telling her, but is also in a relationship with his middle-aged boss, Lula runs away to find her missing mother, whom she hopes will have some answers for her.

by Betsy Cornwell

A retelling of Cinderella about an indomitable inventor-mechanic who finds her prince, but realizes she doesn't want a fairy-tale ending after all.

by Mercedes Lackey

A teenage girl leaves home to join the legendary Hunters, who protect people from the terrifying monsters that have overrun their world.

Listen to the Moon
by Michael Morpugo

A tale inspired by the sinking of the Lusitania during World War I follows the experiences of a young British boy and his father, who take in a lost girl who is suspected of being a German.

by Julie Murphy

When an athletic boy appears to return her affections, Willowdean questions her plus-sized body for the first time, but enters the city's beauty pageant anyway, using her sassy styles and talents to compete against thinner contestants. 

by Cindy Pon

Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness, begins to notice troubling changes the day she turns sixteen. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell; despite a dark destiny, Skybright must find a way to retain a sense of self.

The Fall
by James Preller

In writing in his journal about middle school classmate Morgan Mallen's suicide from bullying, Sam explores whether he was a friend, or one of the bullies who ignored her at school and tormented her online.

Tonight the Streets Are Ours
by Leila Sales

Seventeen-year-old Arden of Cumberland, Maryland, finds solace in the blog of an aspiring writer who lives in New York City; but when she goes to meet him, she discovers that he is a very different person than she believed him to be.
by Courtney Sheinmel

Lorrie Hollander lives with her unstable aunt Gigi in a decrepit eyesore of a mansion called Edgewater. But when Charlie, the son of an esteemed senator, takes an interest in Lorrie she's ashamed of her lifestyle . . . but learns that Charlie's family is hiding something, too, and that their family secrets are inextricably knotted together.

Orbiting Jupiter
by Gary Schmidt

Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph begins to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.

Stand Off
by Andrew Smith

Now a senior at Pine Mountain Academy, fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West becomes captain of the rugby team, shares his dormitory room with a twelve-year-old prodigy, Sam Abernathy, and through the course of the year learns to appreciate things he tried to resist, including change.

Everything, Everything
By Nicola Yoon

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she beings a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
by Maggie Thrash

All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort. Maggie Thrash as spent almost every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie's savant-like proficient at the camp's rifle range is the only think keeping her heart from exploding. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it's too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle, let alone understand.

It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going!
by Chelsea Clinton

In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing is today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them---and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small--in their families, their communities, in our country, and across the world--this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place. In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including poverty, homelessness, food insecurity, access to education, gender equality, epidemics, non-communicable diseases, climate change, and endangered species, this book encourages everyone to get going! You can make a difference. You can make a change. It's your world.

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
by Don Brown

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 bilion. One thouand, eight hundred and thirty three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage--and also incompetence, racism, and criminality.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

New in August

by Carolyn Lee Adams

When Ruth is kidnapped, she's determined not to become a serial killer's next trophy. After she's able to escape, her captor begins stalking her through the wilderness.

The Summer After You and Me
by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

A year after Superstorm Sandy, Lucy's life is returning to normal at the New Jersey shore, where she has grown up surfing with her twin brother, crabbing and long-boarding with friends, and working at Surf Taco, but the torch she holds for summer resident Connor, the center of The Big Mistake, still burns.

Bright Lights, Dark Nights
by Stephen Emond

Walter Wilcox's first love, Naomi, happens to be African American, so when Walter's policeman father is caught in a racial profiling scandal, the teens' bond and mutual love of the Foo Fighters may not be enough to keep them together through the pressures they face at school, at home, and online.

by Kelly Loy Gilbert

A small-town boy questions everything he holds to be true when his father is accused of murder.

None of the Above
by I.W. Gregorio

When Kristen discovers that she is intersex and possesses male chromosomes--a diagnosis that is leaked to the whole school--throwing Kristin's entire identity into question.

Proof of Forever
by Lexa Hillyer

Four former friends are transported back in time to a pivotal summer in all of their lives during a camp reunion.

Edge of Forever
by Melissa Hurst

In 2146, seventeen-year-old Bridger, one of a small group of people born with the ability to travel to the past, investigates why his by-the-book father traveled to 2013 to break the most important rule of time travel by preventing someone's murder.

Damage Done
by Amanda Panitch

Julia Vann has a new identity after being forced to leave town because of her twin brother's terrible crime. Julia is the only survivor, but she can't remember what happened--at least, that's what she tells the police.
by Amanda Sun

Katie finally uncovers the terrible secret about her boyfriend Tomohiro--that he is descended from ancient Japanese gods and heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that is about to repeat.

Three Day Summer
by Sarvenaz Tash

During the three days of the music festival known as Woodstock, Michael Michaelson of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Cora Fletcher, a volunteer in the medical tent who lives nearby, share incredible experiences, the greatest of which is meeting each other.

Because You'll Never Meet Me
by Leah Thomas

Ollie, who has seizures when near electricity, lives in a backwoods cabin with his mother and rarely sees other people, and Moritz, born with no eyes and a heart defect that requires a pacemaker, is bullied at his high school, but when a physician who knows both suggests they begin corresponding, they form a strong bond that may get them through dark times.

Tommy: The Gun that Changed America
by Karen Blumenthal

John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: To develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds, but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the "Tommy" gun because the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, thus becoming a deadly American icon.

One Direction: Who We Are: Our Autobiography
by One Direction

The superstar boy band offer their first ever official biography, chronicling their humble beginnings before their breakthrough success on X Factor through their successful albums, the making of their movie and their rise to global popularity.

The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
by Tanya Lee Stone

During her unparalleled fifty-year history, Barbie has been the doll that some people love . .  and some people love to hate. There's no question she's influence generations, but to what end? Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon she is, and the impact that she's had on our culture (and vice-versa).

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

New in July

The Fixer
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington D.C. by a sister she barely knows, who throws Tess into a world of politics, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets.

Ink and Bone
by Rachel Caine

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Great Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family's spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library's service.

No Such Person
by Caroline B. Cooney

A sibling rivalry between a free-spirited younger sister and her success-driven older sister escalates into tragedy and mystery for a family during a lakeside summer.

Silver in the Blood
By Jessica Day George

In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret -- they are shapeshifters, and expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands.

Charlie, Presumed Dead
by Anne Heltzel

Lena and Aubrey each hide their own secrets, and set off in search of the truth about Charlie, after meeting at his funeral and learning that he was dating both of them.

by Tonya Hurley

Lucy, Ceclia, and Agnes have sacrificed everything for their belief in a boy who stole their hearts; the girls have struggled to reconcile with their destinies. Now, as the world turns against them, will they be able to hold steadfast? Will they survive the final test?

by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Struggling to survive in a world where an experimental vaccine has granted superpowers as well as caused terrible side effects, three teens risk everything to expose the collaboration between their government and super-powered criminals.

by Jennifer Mathieu

Rachel Walker is devoted to God and her large family, but her curiosity about the world her parents turned away from grows. She finds that neither the Calvary Christian Church nor her homeschool education have the answer she craves, so she considers leaving her sheltered life, just as her older sister did.

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
by Sarah Ockler

After a boating accident takes her beautiful singing and speaking voice from her, Elyse d'Abreau, youngest of six sisters, leaves her home in Tobago to stay in an Oregon seaside town where Christian Kane, a notorious playboy, challenges her to express herself and overcome her fear of the sea.

Heart of Betrayal
by Mary E. Pearson

Held captive in the kingdom of Venda, Princess Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape -- and even less of being together -- as the foundations of Lia's deeply held beliefs crumble beneath her while she wrestles with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self to make powerful choices that affect everything.

I Am Princess X
by Cherie Priest

Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who's since passed away, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffitti images of their heroine appearing around Seattle.

More Happy than Not
by Adam Silvera

After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
by Lynn Weingarten

They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather's shed, but June doesn't believe it was a suicide. She and Delia used to be closer than anything, but one night last year, everything changed when they and June's boyfriend Ryan let their good time get out of hand. Now, June owes it to Delia to know if her best friend committed suicide or was murdered.

by Kerry Wilkinson

Silver Blackthorn's on the run with the other eleven Offerings she helped to escape from Windsor Castle, trying to keep them all from the clutches of Minister Prime, King Victor, and the Kingsmen, when all she wants is to be reunited with family and friends.