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April 2016

New in Paperback

April 2016

In paperback titles this month we have ONE THING STOLEN, an exploration of obsession, art and a rare neurological disorder, from Beth Kephart; Laura Ruby's BONE GAP, the story of Roza, a beautiful girl who is taken from a quiet midwestern town and imprisoned by a mysterious man; and Brynn Chapman's THE REQUIEM RED, the story of Patient 29 --- a resident of Soothing Hills Asylum --- who is endowed with the cursed gift of perception.

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge - Thriller

May 12, 2015

 

When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry, her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out. Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest to find the truth she must travel into the terrifying underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family—before it’s too late...

Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan - Fiction

April 1, 2016


When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust... Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students-who also received invites-are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security "catches" them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It's time for Rule #7: Always get payback.
The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman - Historical Fiction

April 5, 2016

 

Life for Patient 29 is full of medicated day dreams of a life outside the walls of Soothing Hills Asylum. A monster roams the halls of the sanitarium and three girls have been found dead. The dead girls share one common thread . . . each was 29's cell mate.

Eleven Things I Promised by Catherine Clark - Fiction

April 5, 2016


Seventeen-year-old Frances wouldn’t describe herself as adventurous. Until now . . .Frances has one week --- while she’ll be away from home competing in a high school bike race --- to do every single thing on the Fix-It List. Ten crazy, totally out-of-character ideas her best friend, Stella, came up with to make the bike ride unforgettable. However, as each item on the F-It List opens Frances up to new adventures, new friends, and possibly even a new romance, it becomes increasingly difficult for Frances to keep the one promise that she knows she absolutely must obey --- her promise to not tell anyone the truth about the accident that left Stella broken and angry, and started Frances on her quest to complete the list.
Diamond Boy by Michael Williams - Young Adult Fiction

April 5, 2016

 

"Diamonds for everyone." That's what fifteen-year-old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields. Soon Patson is working in the mines along with four friends, pooling their profits for a chance at a better life. Each of them hopes to find a girazi, a priceless stone that could change their circumstances forever. But when the government's soldiers come to Marange, Patson's world is shattered.

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul - Contemporary Fiction

April 5, 2016


Hank Kirby can't catch a break. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spelled "prom" in sparklers on Amanda Carlisle's lawn...and nearly burns down her house, without ever asking her the big question. Hank just wants to pretend the incident never happened. And he might've gotten away with it --- except there is a witness. Peyton Breedlove, brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, saw the whole thing, and she blackmails Hank into an unusual friendship. Sure, Hank may be headed for his biggest disaster yet, but it's only when life falls apart that you can start piecing it back together.
One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart - Fiction

April 12, 2016


Something is not right with Nadia Cara. While spending a year in Florence, Italy, she's become a thief. She has secrets. And when she tries to speak, the words seem far away. Nadia finds herself trapped by her own obsessions and following the trail of an elusive Italian boy whom only she has seen. Can Nadia be rescued or will she simply lose herself altogether?

Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel - Mystery

April 12, 2016

 

In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price --- young, handsome, charming a world-traveler --- who is presumed dead after an explosion. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: They have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds as the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own. 

Armada by Ernest Cline - Science Fiction/Adventure

April 12, 2016

 
As it opens, high-school student Zack Lightman glances out his classroom window and spots a UFO. At first he thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later he’s sure of it, because the ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada --- in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders.  
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista - Fiction

April 19, 2016

 

Caleb desperately needs a new fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father's law firm with a pretty girl on his arm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he's not ready for and isn't sure he wants. Fortunately, Didi, the waitress at the Country Club who just lost her job, is open to new experiences. Caleb has only one rule for the arrangement: Didi must not fall in love with him. But Caleb soon starts to worry that this time he's the one in danger of falling in love…

Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey - Historical Romance

April 19, 2016


Juliana Telford is not your average 19th-century young lady. She's much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses or dances. When her father sends her to London for a season, she plans to secretly publish her research. Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana's traveling companions...and Juliana herself.

Talon by Julie Kagawa - Young Adult Fantasy

April 26, 2016

 

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill, the only dragon siblings known in their kind, must join Talon and pit themselves against the Order, which includes a young soldier who may not be able to slay these new recruits, especially when Garrett Sebastian meets Ember.

Rogue (The Talon Saga) by Julie Kagawa - Fantasy

April 26, 2016

 

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But she can't forget Garret, the soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George who saved her from a Talon assassin --- and by doing so, signed his own death warrant. Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby - Mystery/Fantasy/Romance

April 26, 2016


BONE GAP is the story of Roza, a beautiful girl who is taken from a quiet midwestern town and imprisoned by a mysterious man, and Finn, the only witness, who cannot forgive himself for being unable to identify her kidnapper. As we follow them through their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness --- a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

I Am Princess X Written by Cherie Priest with Illustrations by Kali Ciesemier -

April 26, 2016

 

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. However a few years later Libby was in a car accident and she passed away with her mom and Princess X died with her. Years later May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X? When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives.

Prodigy: The Graphic Novel (Legend) by Marie Lu - Fiction/Adventure

April 26, 2016

 

After escaping from the Republic's stronghold, Day and June are on the run in Vegas when the country learns that their Elector Primo has died and his son has stepped in to take his place. They meet up with the rebel stronghold of the Patriots --- a large organization straddling the line between the Republic and its warring neighbor, the Colonies---and learn about an assassination plot against the Elector. Using threats and blackmail to get what he wants, the Patriots' leader, Razor, convinces June to let herself be captured by Republic soldiers so she can win over the Elector and feed him a decoy assassination plan. But when June realizes that the new Elector is nothing like his father, she must work with Day to try to stop the Patriots' plot before Razor can fulfill his own devastating plans.