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May 2016

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May 2016

In paperback titles this month we have A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas in which a teen huntress finds herself in the midst of murder, captivity and revenge in a treacherous, magical land; WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES by Susin Nielsen where two opposing teens are forced to risk their social statuses when they are told they must live under the same roof; and SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega in which an underground New York City rave goes terribly wrong and three young girls discover the mutilated body of their best friend.

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw - Memoir

October 14, 2014

 

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.

Painless by S. A. Harazin - Fiction

March 1, 2015

 

A first kiss. Falling in love. Going to prom. These are all normal things that most teenagers experience. Except for 17-year-old David Hart. His life is anything but normal and more difficult than most. Because of the disease that wracks his body, David is unable to feel pain. He has congenital insensitivity to pain with anhydrosis --- or CIPA for short. David lives with his elderly grandmother, who's now dying. All David wants to do is grow old, beat the odds, find love, travel the world, and see something spectacular. And he still wants to find his parents. While he still can.

Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein - Fantasy

April 21, 2015


Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit. To the humans she lives among, she's just the girl working at the snack bar at the beach, navigating the fryer and her first crush. But behind closed doors, she's learning how to harness her powers and fulfill the obligations of her destiny. Mentored by her mother and her Zar "sisters," Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn...and that her powers could endanger them all.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - Fantasy

May 5, 2015

 

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it...or doom Tamlin --- and his world --- forever.
The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy) by Taran Matharu - Fiction

May 5, 2015


Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. He is soon chased out from his village for a crime he did not commit. As a result he must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning. Fletcher also learns painful lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands. 

The Boys of Fire and Ash by Meaghan McIsaac - Fantasy

May 12, 2015


Abandoned at birth, the Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit know no mothers. They fend for themselves, each training their Little Brother to survive until they turn sixteen, when it’s their Leaving Day. No boy knows what’s beyond the forest. But when Urgle’s Little Brother, Cubby, is carried off by troll-like predators, Urgle and two of his Brothers embark on a quest to rescue him from a place from which no one has ever returned.

Hold Me Like a Breath: Once Upon a Crime Family by Tiffany Schmidt -

May 19, 2015

 

In Penelope Landlow's world, almost anything can be bought or sold because she is the daughter of one of the three crime families controlling the black market for organ transplants. Penny has an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise easily, and is considered too “delicate” to handle the family business, or even to step foot outside their estate. Penelope wants her independence---until she is suddenly thrust into the dangerous world all alone, forced to stay one step ahead of her family's enemies. As she struggles to survive the power plays of rival crime families, she learns dreams come with casualties, betrayal hurts worse than bruises and there's nothing she won't risk for the people she loves.

Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs - Fiction

June 2, 2015

 

Kenna is tired of being "normal." The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating when you're constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna's smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it's hard not to feel inferior.

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Fiction

July 7, 2015

 

When 16 year old Tess Kendrick is sent to live with her older sister, Ivy, she has no idea that the infamous Ivy Kendrick is Washington D.C.'s #1 "fixer," known for making politicians' scandals go away for a price. No sooner does Tess enroll at Hardwicke Academy than she unwittingly follows in her sister's footsteps. Secrets pile up as each sister lives a double life…until their worlds come crashing together and Tess finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy with one of her classmates and a client of Ivy's. 

The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Michael completed the Path.What he found at the end turned everything he’d ever known about his life—and the world—completely upside down. He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. And, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they anticipated, and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears.

The Society by Jodie Andrefski - Young Adult Fiction

May 3, 2016


Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society --- not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out. All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Ginny Blackstone spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When her backpack is stolen --- with the last little blue envelope inside --- she resigns herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end. That is, until a mysterious boy contacts her months later.

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake. But is helped by a man named Nicholas Perevil, who offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him. But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past and as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates and one all --- too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies and of love and hate.

The Paladins by Julie Reece - Fantasy

May 3, 2016


The Artisan curse is broken. The souls that have been trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives...or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven’s frightening visions of her deceased mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole’s dreams?

Finding Fraser by KC Dyer - Fiction

May 3, 2016


On the cusp of thirty, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection. Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by making one life-altering decision she might be able to turn fiction into fact. After selling all her worldly possessions, Emma takes off for Scotland with nothing but her burgeoning travel blog to confide in. But as she scours the country’s rolling green hills and crumbling castles, Emma discovers that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she just might find herself.

The Edge of the Shadows by Elizabeth George - Fantasy

May 3, 2016


The first fire may have been an accident, but what about the second? And the third --- the one that killed someone. Becca King and her friends wonder if one of the newcomers to the island is to blame. Perhaps it’s Isis Martin’s brother, Aidan, just home from a school for troubled teens. Or Parker Natalia, a talented musician fired by his bandmates for unknown reasons. Meanwhile, Becca’s education in the paranormal continues. Beautiful Whidbey Island may seem like a tranquil haven, but all is not as it seems.

You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle - Family

May 3, 2016

 

Justine charmed the nation in a documentary film featuring five kindergartners. Five years later, her edgy sense of humor made her the star of a second movie. Now Justine is 16, and another sequel is in the works. Justine isn’t ready to have viewers examining her life again. But, ready or not, she and the other four teens will soon be in front of the cameras again.
 

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood - Fiction

May 3, 2016


The summer before Ivy's senior year is going to be golden-all bonfires, barbeques and spending time with her best friends. No summer classes, none of Granddad's intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives --- and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as a child? But when her mother unexpectedly returns home with two young daughters in tow, all of the stories Ivy wove to protect her heart start to unravel. 

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections by Jeff Fleischer - Nonfiction

May 3, 2016

With 2016 promising to be an interesting and hotly contested election year, Votes of Confidence offers young readers an essential guide to the past, present, and future of American elections.

Those Girls by Lauren Saft - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it.In a debut novel that is raw, honest, hilarious and thought-provoking, Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl and how often even the closest of friends walk the thin line between love and hate.

The Heir: The Selection Book 4 by Kiera Cass - Fantasy

May 3, 2016

 

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.
Dream a Little Dream written by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell - Young Adult Supernatural Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals. The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what's really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn't possibly know—unless they actually are in her dreams?  Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute....

The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

When Stephen's dad says they're moving, Stephen knows it's pointless to argue. They're broke from paying Mom's hospital bills, and now the only option left is to live with Stephen's grandmother in Spencer, a backward small town that's like something out of The Twilight Zone. Population: 814.
 
Stephen's summer starts looking up when he meets punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. With Cara, he feels safe and understood --- and yeah, okay, she's totally hot. In Devon and his group, he sees a chance at making real friends. Only, as the summer presses on, and harmless nights hanging out in the cemetery take a darker turn, Stephen starts to suspect that Devon is less a friend than a leader. And he might be leading them to a very sinister end...
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella - Fiction

May 3, 2016


An anxiety disorder disrupts 14-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

Dangerous Deception: Dangerous Creatures Book 2 by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - Fantasy

May 3, 2016


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.

A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery - Romance

May 3, 2016

 

Twin sisters Kelsey and Michelle Maxfield look identical --- but they couldn't be more different. But despite their differences, Kelsey and Michelle can't live without each other --- until everything changes. When Michelle dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. As the only one who knows about her sister's boyfriend, Peter, Kelsey tries to tell him what happened to Michelle. But when she finally connects with Peter online, he thinks that Kelsey is Michelle and says that seeing her is the one thing keeping him alive. Caught up in the moment, Kelsey lets Peter believe that she is Michelle. But soon she finds herself falling for the one boy she shouldn't want.

A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Best friends. BFFs. Soul twinsies. Whatever you want to call them, Harper and Lily were born to be besties. With high school just around the corner, casual-cool Cali girl Harper and awkward, always-costumed Lily make sure to text each other every day about their bond. Not even the threat of different high schools could throw this BFFship off-course, even if Lily begs her parents not to send her to the “dreaded Pathways," a special school for creative types, while effortlessly-popular Harper attends Beverly High with the rest of their class. But in a city where fitting in means standing out and there’s nothing more uncool than being cool, it’s the naturally charismatic Harper who finds herself fighting the tide of American Apparel’d teens who rule the school. Meanwhile, it’s the perpetually “gawkward” Lily who finds herself flying alongside the queen bees of Pathways. Can BFF-ship survive the tidal wave of HS drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?
Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach - Fiction

May 3, 2016


Taco loves Maggie --- even more than the tacos that earned him his nickname. And she loves him right back. Except, all that love? It gets Maggie pregnant. Everyone else may be freaking out, but Taco can't wait to have a real family again. He just has to figure out what it means to be dad and how to pass calculus. And then there's getting Maggie's parents to like him. Because it would be so much easier for them to be together if he didn't have to climb the side of the Corrigan's house to see her...

City Love by Susane Colasanti - Fiction

May 3, 2016


Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives. Told from alternating points of view, CITY LOVE captures the moments in each girl’s life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee - Fiction

May 3, 2016


Originally written in the mid-1950s, GO SET A WATCHMAN was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. GO SET A WATCHMAN features many of the characters from TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD some 20 years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch --- Scout --- struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Margaret "Cuckoo" Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her "Operation Happiness". She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favorite literary characters. 

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Scott Hudson has somehow managed to survive Freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, Sophomore year promises to be anything but boring.

Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum - Nonfiction

May 3, 2016

 

In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, was one of them.

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson -

May 3, 2016


Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe. But that was before she received the first little blue envelope from Aunt Peg. This letter was different from Peg’s usual letters for two reasons: 1. Peg had been dead for three months. 2. The letter included $1000 cash for a passport and a plane ticket. Armed with instructions for how to retrieve twelve other letters Peg wrote, Ginny quickly finds herself swept away in her first real adventure. Traveling from London to Edinburgh to Amsterdam and beyond, Ginny begins to uncover stories from her aunt’s past and discover who Peg really was. But the most surprising thing Ginny learns isn’t about Peg . . . it’s about herself.

Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer - Adventure

May 3, 2016

 

Joy, Tali, Luce and Zoe were once best friends. Now they barely speak. That is, until the fateful flash of a photo-booth camera transports them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed. Photos fade. Friendships dissolve. Summers end. But this one will change the girls forever…again.

Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals) by Eleanor Herman - Historical Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains, and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedon's 16-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world, but finds himself drawn to a newcomer… 

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda, with Liz Welch - Memoir

May 3, 2016


It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only 10 letters, and 40 kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --- and better people --- through their long-distance exchange.

Invincible by Amy Reed - Fiction

May 3, 2016


Evie was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she'd be dead. She is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live. All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there's no place for her in it --- at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend's constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating. Until she meets Marcus.

A School for Unusual Girls: A Stranje House Novel by Kathleen Baldwin - Fiction

May 3, 2016


After accidentally setting her father's stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls that has become one of Regency England's dark little secrets. But Georgie has no intention of being turned into a simpering, pudding-headed, marriageable miss. She plans to escape as soon as possible --- until she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt.

The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse - Science Fiction

May 9, 2016

 
Magic can do a lot --- give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That's what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home. However, Gwen doesn't know this. She's just a 16-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn't know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though --- and when she does, she'll discover she's in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen - Fiction

May 10, 2016

 

Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink. Their worlds come together when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be happy about it but Ashley is horrified and has to hide the real reason her dad moved out. While they are complete opposites, they have one thing in common: they are made of molecules. 

Wildlife by Fiona Wood - Fiction

May 10, 2016


During a semester in the wilderness, Sib expects the tough outdoor education program and the horrors of dorm life, but friendship drama and an unexpected romance? That will take some navigating. New girl Lou has zero interest in fitting in, or joining in. Still reeling from a loss that occurred almost a year ago, she just wants to be left alone. But as she witnesses a betrayal unfolding around Sib and her best friend Holly, Lou can't help but be drawn back into the land of the living.

Twintuition: Double Vision by Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry - Fantasy

May 10, 2016


When their mother's new job forces them to move from bustling San Antonio to middle-of-nowhere Aura, Texas, Caitlyn tries to stay positive, focusing on meeting new people and having new adventures. Cassie, on the other hand, is convinced that it's only a matter of time until they'll be sick of Aura and ready to move back to the big city. But being the new kids isn't their only challenge. The girls start experiencing strange visions, and they must work together to change the future before it can happen.

The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine - Fiction

May 10, 2016

 

Madison Pryce thinks she’s got everything figured out. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. They’re casual by choice --- getting serious with a guy only complicates things. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie’s life upside down and throws all her beliefs into question. Set in the same world as THE PROMISE OF AMAZING, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love.

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts - Fiction

May 10, 2016


“When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics.” So says 17-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives.

A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy - Fiction

May 10, 2016

 

Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that’s defined her entire life.
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes - Fiction

May 10, 2016

Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair --- the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she's a freak. A mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA. After all, her father is from Romania. Everyone else in Nebraska is about as American as an apple pie . . . wrapped in a flag . . . on the Fourth of July. Spider stew. That's what Anika is made of. But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauser, first most popular girl in school, will make her life a living hell. 

The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine - Fiction

May 10, 2016

 

Madison Pryce thinks she’s got everything figured out. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. They’re casual by choice --- getting serious with a guy only complicates things. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie’s life upside down and throws all her beliefs into question. Set in the same world as THE PROMISE OF AMAZING, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love.

Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein - Historical Fiction

May 10, 2016


Emilia and Teo's lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo's mother died immediately, but Em has survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother's wishes --- in a place where he won't be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat.

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos - Fiction

May 10, 2016

 

In Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde’s world, teens are the gatekeepers of culture. A top fashion label employs 16-year-old Marla to dictate hot new clothing trends, while Ivy, a teen pop star, popularizes the garments that Marla approves. Will their new “eco-chic” trend subversively resist and overturn the industry that controls every part of their lives?

A Matter of Days by Amber Kizer - Young Adult 12+

May 10, 2016

 

On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, 16-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever comes their way. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. But what if no one is there to meet them?

The Replaced (The Taking) by Kimberly Derting - Young Adult Suspense Fiction

May 10, 2016


Kyra hasn’t been the same since she returned from her mysterious six-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted...all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it’s a risk to go after him. What if it’s a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn’t the same boy she lost?

The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Judith St. George - Biography

May 10, 2016

 

In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant law students, one at Princeton and the other at Columbia. Both worked for General Geroge Washington and both were war heroes. Each served in the newly formed government of the fledgling nation. Why, then, did these two face each other at dawn in a duel that ended with death for one and opprobrium for the other? Judith St. George brings together the lives of two complex men who played major roles in the formation of the U.S. in this biography.

The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner - Fiction

May 10, 2016

 

Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep and haunted by dreams he can’t explain and memories he can’t recover. Death doesn’t scare him --- his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn’t discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.In this dark and witty psychological drama about survival, Aaron finds that making peace with the dead may be easier than coming to terms with the living.
Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis - Fantasy

May 17, 2016


For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now only one remains. Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can't resist comes over her. Soon an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet's dark magic destroy the last of the Order?

Killer Within: A Killer Instinct Novel by S. E. Green - Thriller

May 17, 2016


It’s been three months since Lane made her first kill --- the sadistic Decapitator --- and now she feels both closer and more alienated than ever from her united, grieving family. Haunted by conflicting memories of her mother, Lane resumes her role as the vigilante Masked Savior out of a feeling of obligation --- but her heart just isn’t in it anymore. Now that Lane has felt the rush of deeper, darker thrills, a growing part of her wants to revisit its seductive power, and she’s not sure how long she can resist.

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith - Fiction

May 17, 2016

 

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of 12 hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. 

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius - Fantasy

May 17, 2016


Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year --- until she learns about the upcoming charm making competition. Grimbaud has just started to recover from the tyranny of Zita's love fortunes and it would be too easy for the winning charm maker to take Zita's place. The only solution is for Hijiri, with the support of her friends and fellow rebels, to win the contest herself.

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier - Fiction

May 17, 2016


Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, 1932. Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached a fragile peace --- one maintained by “razor men.” Kelpie, orphaned and homeless, is blessed (and cursed) with the ability to see Razorhurst’s many ghosts. They tell her secrets the living can’t know about the cracks already forming in the mobs’ truce. 
 
Then Kelpie meets Dymphna Campbell, a legendary beauty and prized moll of Gloriana Nelson. She’s earned the nickname “Angel of Death” because none of her beaus has ever survived knowing her. Unbeknownst to Kelpie, Dymphna can see ghosts, too, and she knows that Gloriana’s hold is crumbling one henchman at a time. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens the two girls at every turn, Dymphna is determined not only to survive, but to rise to the top with Kelpie at her side.
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb -

May 24, 2016

 

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.

Survive the Night by Danielle Vega - Fiction

May 24, 2016

 

Surrounded by frightening drugs and menacing strangers, Casey doesn’t think Survive the Night could get any worse...until she comes across Julie’s mutilated body in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Desperate for help, Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway tunnels, searching for a way out. 

The Hunted by Matt de la Pena - Fiction

May 24, 2016

 

When the Big One hit, Shy was at sea in style. The Paradise Cruise luxury liner he worked on was a hulking specimen of the best money could buy. And now it's at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, along with almost all of its passengers. Shy wasn't the only one to survive, though. Addie, the rich blond daughter of a mysterious businessman, was on the dinghy he pulled himself into. But as soon as they found the rest of the survivors, she disappeared.

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - Historical Fiction

May 31, 2016


Nine-year-old Ada has never left her apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who takes the kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan --- and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?

Wanderlost by Jen Malone - Fiction

May 31, 2016


When Aubree Sadler's older sister Elizabeth gets into trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth's summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe. Aubree doesn’t even make it to Amsterdam before their perfect plan unravels, leaving her with no phone, no binder full of helpful facts and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story.

The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry - Fiction

May 31, 2016

 

Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her --- there's definitely something fishy going on. 

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen - Fiction

May 31, 2016

 

Sydney has always felt invisible. She's grown accustomed to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of the family’s attention and, lately, concern. Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, Peyton’s serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own, questioning her place in the family and the world.

Life is Funny by E. R. Frank - Fiction

May 31, 2016


From the outside, they're simply a group of urban teenagers. But from the inside, they're some of the most complex people you'll ever meet. There's Eric, fiercely protective of his brother Mickey --- but he has a secret that holds together his past and future. Sonia, struggling to live the life of a good Muslim girl in a foreign America. Gingerbread and Keisha, who fall in love despite themselves. LIFE IS FUNNY strips away the defenses of one group of teenagers living today, right now --- and shows their unbearably real lives. 

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga - Young Adult Fiction

May 31, 2016


Sixteen-year-old Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn into nothingness. But she's not sure she can do it alone. When she finds a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel finds Roman, a boy haunted by a family tragedy. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.

Rook by Sharon Cameron - Fantasy

May 31, 2016


Centuries after a shifting of the Earth's poles, the Sunken City that was once Paris is in the grips of a revolution. All who oppose the new regime are put to the blade, except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. 

Dime by E. R. Frank - Fiction

May 31, 2016

 

As a teen girl in Newark, New Jersey, lost in the foster care system, Dime just wants someone to care about her, to love her. A family. And that is exactly what she gets --- a daddy and two “wifeys.” So what if she has to go out and earn some coins to keep her place? It seems a fair enough exchange for love. Dime never meant to become a prostitute. It happened so gradually, she pretty much didn’t realize it was happening until it was too late. But when a new “wifey” joins the family and Dime finds out that Daddy doesn’t love her the way she thought he did, will Dime have the strength to leave? And will Daddy let her?