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October 2016

New in Paperback

October 2016

This month's New in Paperback roundup includes WOLF BY WOLF, Ryan Graudin's historical fiction novel that shows a world that could have been if the Nazis won WWII; THE ROSE SOCIETY, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the greatly-anticipated sequel in her The Young Elites trilogy; and SPINDLE, Shonna Slayton's unique retelling of the Briar Rose fairytale. 

My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins - Fiction

October 14, 2014

 

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins.

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan - Young Adult, Fiction

May 12, 2015

 

When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels almost whole again. In order to heal completely, her mother will have to answer one burning question: Why did she abandon her? But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It is only when Apple meets her younger sister, Rain --- someone more lost than she is --- that she begins to see things for how they really are, allowing Apple to discover something that might help her to feel truly whole again. 

Ways of the Doomed by Moira McPartlin - Dystopian

October 1, 2016


It’s the year 2089 and everything is altered. The revolutions of the early 21st century have created a world divided between the Privileged few and the Native (Celtic) underclass. Sorlie is enjoying a typical carefree Privileged teenage life until it is smashed apart by the cruel death of his parents, and he is spirited away to live with his ice-cold grandfather at a mysterious island penal colony. Sorlie’s discovery that the captives are being genetically altered to remove all trace of their Native origins triggers a chain of shocking events that reveal his grandfather’s terrible secrets and, ultimately, the truth about himself.

Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles - Dystopia

October 1, 2016

 

Like everyone else living in Haven, seventeen-year-old Sophie Harkness is an Immune--a carrier of the genetic mutation that protects her from the virus Hitler unleashed upon the world more than half a century ago. A virus that wiped out most of humanity and turned two-hundred million people into vamps. But after her best friend is brutally murdered and several attempts are made on her own life, Sophie becomes determined to find answers to what seems to be a conspiracy running generations deep. 

The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock -

October 4, 2016


Following a devastatingly close encounter with a living coil of barbed wire called the Wire Mistress that almost killed her and her best friend Beth, Pen's face is strangely disfigured by dozens of crisscrossing scars, making her an outcast among her peers. The only person who understands her-and the trauma she's experienced-is her mirror sister, Parva, a twin confined to the world of London-Under-Glass. In London-Under-Glass, appearance is everything, and Pen's peculiar scars make her a valuable ally. But some in the reflected city are doing everything they can to prevent Pen from learning the truth about the disappearance of a girl who shares her face.

The Edge by Roland Smith - fiction

October 4, 2016

 

The International Peace Ascent is the brainchild of billionaire Sebastian Plank: Recruit a global team of young climbers and film an inspiring, world-uniting documentary. The adventure begins when 15-year-old Peak Marcello and his mountaineer mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. When the camp is attacked and his mother taken, Peak has no choice but to track down the perpetrators to try to save her. Fans of the bestselling Peak will be thrilled with this gripping, high-stakes sequel.

The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi - Fiction

October 4, 2016

 

Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that's what a mysterious young man who's stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses--and his radical band of teen activists--is right? Alix has to make a choice, and time is running out, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?

The Missing by J. R. Lenk - Historical Fiction

October 4, 2016


London in the year 1890, 16 year-old Willow Winchester, has been living as “Will” since her mother’s disappearance, a simple ruse that makes life a lot easier most of the time. For as long as she can remember, Willow's been the indiscriminate witness to the extracurricular goings-on of what she calls the Missing --- ghosts. But no one ever treated it like a good thing until the Black Cross Ministry of Mysterious Occurrences found out. After accidentally interrupting a Black Cross ghost hunt, Willow accepts a job offer: Help them keep the peace between London’s living and dead. In pursuit of a purpose for her supernatural gifts, and whatever the Black Cross knows might about her mother. 
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - Fiction

October 4, 2016


The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler.

The Detour by S.A. Bodeen - Fiction

October 4, 2016

 

Livvy Flynn is a big deal. She's rich, she's famous, she's gorgeous and she's full of herself. And then she hits the detour. Before she knows it, her brand new car is wrecked, she's hurt, and she's tied to a bed in a nondescript shack in the middle of nowhere. A woman and her apparently manic daughter have kidnapped her. And they have no intention of letting her go.

The Shadow Behind the Stars by Rebecca Hahn - Fiction

October 4, 2016

 

Heed this warning, mortal: stay far away from the three sister Fates. For if they come to love you, they might bring about the end of the world… When a beautiful girl named Aglaia shows up on their doorstep, Chloe tries to make sure her sisters don’t become attached.As her path unwinds, the three Fates find themselves pulled inextricably along—toward mortal pain, and mortal love and a fate that could unravel the world.

The Rose Society by Marie Lu - Fiction

October 4, 2016

 

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

Waterfire Saga, Book Three Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly - fiction

October 4, 2016

 

Once a lost and confused princess, Serafina is now a confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance (BFR). While she works on sabotaging her enemy and enlisting allies for battle, her friends face challenges of their own. Ling is in the hold of Rafe Mfeme's giant trawler, on her way to a prison camp. Becca meets up with Astrid and learns why the Ondalinian mermaid is always so angry: she is hiding a shameful secret. Ava can't return home, because death riders await her arrival. And it is getting more and more difficult for Mahdi, Serafina's betrothed, to keep up the ruse that he is in love with Lucia Volerno. If Lucia's parents become suspicious, his life --- and all of Sera's hopes --- will be extinguished. Political intrigue, dangerous liaisons and spine-tingling suspense swirl like a maelstrom in this penultimate book in the WaterFire saga.

Clanless: Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins - Fiction

October 4, 2016


Striker Gryphon has lost his position of honor among the Ram, and is now a hunted man. A traitor. Zo, the object of his affection, was murdered by members of his former clan. To honor her memory, he journeys to the highly secretive Raven "Nest" to warn strangers of their impending demise-though it could cost him more than just his pride.

A Prince Without a Kingdom: Vango Book Two by Timothee de Fombelle - Historical Fiction

October 4, 2016

 

Fleeing dark forces and unfounded accusations across Europe in the years between World Wars, a young man named Vango has been in danger for as long as he can remember. Narrow escapes, near misses and a dash of romantic intrigue will rivet adventurous teens to their seats as Vango continues to unravel the mysteries of his past. In the shadow of a rapidly changing world, can Vango find those who have hunted him for so long and uncover his true identity?

Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis - fiction

October 4, 2016

Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans fuses all the heart of the classic tale with a stunning, imaginative world in which a star-crossed family fights for its very survival.

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong - Science Fiction/Adventure

October 4, 2016


Get ready for a world in which anyone can have the powers of a god or the fame of a pop star, in which human achievement soars to new heights while its depravity plunges to the blackest depths. This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic, nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Will Zoey figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you? After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.

First and Then by Emma Mills - Fiction

October 4, 2016

 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE meets “Friday Night Lights” in this contemporary novel about falling in love --- with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.

Spindle by Shonna Slayton -

October 4, 2016


Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness…and Briar’s not immune. If Briar wants to save the girls --- and herself --- she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales…and in the power of a prince’s kiss.

One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards - Psychological Thriller

October 4, 2016


For fans of IN A DARK DARK WOOD and SURVIVE THE NIGHT comes a pulse-pounding, psychological thriller. Damaged, Deceptive, Dangerous, Darling. When a group of teens wake up in the woods, these words are inked onto their skin. Are they labels? A warning? They must find the truth before a killer finds them. While on a mandatory senior field trip, a flash flood cuts off Sera and three classmates from their group with no way to call for help. But they're not as alone as they thought...

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski - Fiction

October 4, 2016

 

On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every 24 hours --- it comes every 28 years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long. Because sunset triggers the tide to roll out hundreds of miles, the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night.

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland - Nonfiction

October 11, 2016

 

This fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format is a perfect complement to more text-heavy books on Steve Jobs like Walter Isaacson’s biography. Presenting the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones and more, this unique and stylish book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe the techno-centric world Jobs created.

Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown -

October 11, 2016


Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.  Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, TETRIS: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

Making it Right: Building Peace, Settling Conflict by Marilee Peters - Nonfiction

October 11, 2016


What if there were no prisons? Alternative approaches to dealing with crime are underway around the world to explore how victims, offenders, and communities can heal rifts and repair damage. It’s often called restorative justice. It’s a way to think about the deeper reasons behind crimes, and suggests that by building more caring communities, it’s possible to change our societies --- and ourselves. MAKING IT RIGHT relates true stories of young people who are working in innovative ways to further peaceful resolution of conflict and to heal past wounds. The book begins with individual injustices, such as bullying, and works up to collective ones, like wars. Each chapter begins with a dramatic fictional account, making the topic engaging and relevant for kids.

To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix - Short Stories

October 11, 2016

 

TO HOLD THE BRIDGE showcases Garth Nix versatility as the collection offers nineteen short stories from every genre of literature including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery and adventure. Whether writing about vampires, detectives, ancient spirits or odd jobs Garth Nix's ability to pull his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.

Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles - Fiction

October 11, 2016


Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger --- the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a "big girl," she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse --- or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer --- and reads between the lines.

Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll and Ada Buchholc - Nonfiction

October 11, 2016


The title says it all: BAD GIRLS OF FASHION explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna and Vivienne Westwood. Photos illuminate the text, while edgy, vividly colored illustrations depict the subjects with interpretive flair. Readers will learn not only about changing fashion styles through history, but about changing historical attitudes toward women, and the links between fashion and art, film, music, politics, and feminism.

An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet - fiction

October 11, 2016

 

When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks --- and keeping desperate secrets. But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie’s own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to her home may be Hallie herself.  

Becoming Me: A Work in Progress by Andrea Pippins - Art

October 11, 2016


This gorgeous full-color journal and activity book will get you coloring, doodling, and writing your way to your best self. Combining quotes from inspiring women, positive affirmations, and artistic advice direct from Andrea Pippins, along with supportive prompts and exercises, this uplifting book is the perfect tool to get those creative juices flowing. And with stylish hand-lettering and full-color illustrations throughout, BECOMING ME is a perfect gift and keepsake --- as well as a powerful tool for self-expression.

Juba! by Walter Dean Myers - Historical Fiction

October 11, 2016


Walter Dean Myers' last novel is based on the true story of the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today's tap, jazz and step dancing. With meticulous and intensive research, Myers has brought to life Master Juba's story. The book includes photographs, maps and other images from Juba's time and an afterword from Myers' wife about the writing process of JUBA!

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson - Narrative Poetry

October 11, 2016


Raised in South Carolina and New York, Jacqueline Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world.

Willful Machines by Tim Floreen - Fiction

October 18, 2016

 

In this action-packed, high-octane debut, the closeted son of an ultra-conservative president must keep a budding romance secret from his father while protecting himself from a sentient computer program that’s terrorizing the United States --- and has zeroed in on him as its next target.

The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller - Urban Fantasy

October 18, 2016

 

Ever since The Night in Question left her with a hideous scar and no memory of what happened, Theo Lane has been using a hidden button cam to keep the world at bay. She spends the entire summer in a Manhattan café, secretly documenting random “subjects.”Her most interesting subject is the Lost Boy, a stranger who comes in every day at the same time. When she finally gets up the courage to talk to him she discovers why: the Lost Boy, Andy, is waiting for someone who said she’d meet him there…four days ago. Intoxicated by Andy’s love for this mystery girl, Theo agrees to help him find her, and her unhealthy obsession pulls her into a perilous, mind-bending journey. But is it really Andy’s world she’s investigating? Or is it her own?

No Holding Back by Kate Evangelista - Fiction

October 18, 2016


Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston…Everyone except Preston. Nathan has always accepted that Preston was too focused on his swim training to worry about love. But Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics soon, so if Nathan wants his chance at love, he has to speak up now. Maybe a whirlwind vacation in Europe could help? But…what if it doesn’t work out and he loses the best friend he’s ever had?

Kiss Cam by Kiara London - Fiction

October 18, 2016


Juniper, Jasper and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other. In this adorably fun, fresh and modern contemporary romance, a trio of vloggers push the boundaries of their friendship by giving in to fan requests for a "Kiss Cam" segment.

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick - Young Adult Fiction

October 25, 2016

 

They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who people call a witch; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the 20th century, where a mad poet watches the oceans and knows the horrors it hides; and there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place.

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly - Fiction

October 25, 2016

 

Set in gilded age New York, THESE SHALLOW GRAVES follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an American aristocrat. When her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth behind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to bury the past, you’d better bury it deep.

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire by Daniel Kraus - Fiction

October 25, 2016

 

Twenty minutes after his murder on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1896, seventeen-year-old Zebulon Finch awakens, resurrected to suffer an eternity upon the planet. Over the next century --- or two --- he will try to find out. With a sly aristocratic voice and a healthy appetite for women and anarchy, Zebulon Finch spins a tale of his travels across a young America, watching the country grow and mature, knowing that his mind and body will never do the same.

Midnight Hour by C. C. Hunter - Fiction

October 25, 2016


Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane’s time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she’s finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all. Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing. Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she’s worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?

The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell - History

October 25, 2016


In June of 1964, three idealistic young men (one black and two white) were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. They were trying to register African Americans to vote as part of the Freedom Summer effort to bring democracy to the South. Their disappearance and murder caused a national uproar and was one of the most significant incidents of the Civil Rights Movement, and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS is the first book for young people to take a comprehensive look at the brutal murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, through to the conviction in 2005 of mastermind Edgar Ray Killen.

Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith - Fiction

October 25, 2016

 

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighboring kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine.

Wandering Star: A Zodiac Novel by Romina Russell - Youth Fiction

October 25, 2016

 
Orphaned, disgraced and stripped of her title, Rho is ready to live life quietly, as an aid worker in the Cancrian refugee camp on House Capricorn. 
 
But news has spread that the Marad --- an unbalanced terrorist group determined to overturn harmony in the Galaxy --- could strike any House at any moment.
 
Then, unwelcome nightmare that he is, Ochus appears to Rho, bearing a cryptic message that leaves her with no choice but to fight.