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Avatar the Last Airbender - The Rift, part one

The ultimate continuation of Avatar!

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Rebel Belle / Rachel Hawkins

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall series) is going to make y'all beg for more.

Faking Normal / Courtney Stevens

Librarian favorite

Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in "the Kool-Aid Kid," who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth.

Changers : book one : Drew / by T. Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper

Ethan is a Changer, a little-known, ancient race of humans who live out each of their four years of high school as a different person. After graduation, Changers choose which version of themselves they will be forever--and no, they cannot go back to who they were "before" the changes began.

Burn Out / Kristi Helvig

In the future, when the Earth is no longer easily habitable, seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds, a girl in hiding, struggles to protect weapons developed by her father that could lead to disaster should they fall into the wrong hands.

Pieces of Me / Amber Kizer

When high school oddball and introvert Jessica Chai is killed in a car accident, her parents decide that Jessica would have wanted her organs donated. Not only do the recipients get pieces of Jessica, but Jessica gets pieces of their memories and lives--she knows what they know and keeps tabs on their growth, recovery, and development. This begins her journey to learn her purpose as she begins to grasp that her ties to these teenagers goes beyond random weirdness.

Prince of Shadows / Rachel Caine

In the houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. Their fates are written on the day they are born. Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona--and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona... ...And will rewrite all their fates forever.

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The Here and Now / Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she's found to hold on to.

Avalon / Mindee Arnett

librarian favorite!

 Jeth and his crew have made their name stealing metatech. In a world where the agencies that patrol the outer edges of space are as corrupt as the crime bosses who control them, it's as much of a living as anyone can ask for. For years Jeth's managed to fly under the radar of the government--but when he finds himself in possession of information that both government and the crime bosses are willing to kill for, he's going to find there's no escaping his past anymore.

What I Thought Was True / Huntley Fitzpatrick

librarian favorite!

Gwen's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her idyllic Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true--about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself--with what really is.

Nearly Gone / Elle Cosimano

librarian favorite!

When a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school--a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.
Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon--she'll be next.

Sunrise / Mike Mullin

The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors' constant companions. Final book in the Ashfall trilogy (Ashfall, Ashen Winter).

Psyren, vol. 15

Ageha Yoshina just got transported to a warped alternate dimension where you've got to fight your way back to our world--or die trying.

The Geography of You and Me / Jennifer E. Smith

Sparks fly when Lucy and Owen meet on an elevator rendered useless by a New York City blackout. Soon after, the two teenagers leave the city, but as they travel farther away from each other geographically, they stay connected emotionally, in this story set over the course of one year.

Breakfast Served Anytime / Sarah Combs

When Gloria sets out to spend the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, she doesn't know quite what to expect. Fresh from the heartache of losing her grandmother and missing her best friend, Gloria resolves to make the best of her new circumstances. But some things are proving to be more challenging than she expected.

An Empty Sekret / Lindsay Smith

Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she's captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she's thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power.

Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy / Kate Hattemer

When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down.

Never Ending / Martyn Bedford

Traumatized by grief and guilt after her younger brother dies during a family vacation, fifteen-year-old Shiv is sent away to an exclusive clinic that claims to "cure" people like her.

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Dreams of God & Monsters / Laini Taylor

It's finally here! In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight), Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

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Seventeen ultimate guide to style : how to find your perfect look / Ann Shoket & the editors of Seventeen

An indispensable resource for fashionistas everywhere by one of the most trusted sources for teen fashion!

1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas / Yaya Han, Allison DeBlasio & Joey Marsocci a.k.a. Dr. Grymm

A showcase of creative characters from anime, manga, video games, movies, comics & more!

The Finest Hours: the true story of a heroic sea rescue / Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman

This adaptation of an adult book tells the story of a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. It's a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as the bestselling book and movie "The Perfect Storm.

Tin Star / Cecil Castellucci

Beaten and left for dead, Tula Bane finds herself abandoned on a space station called Yertina Feray after traveling with the colonist group, Children of the Earth.  Befriended by an alien, Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station. Everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

The Killing Woods / Lucy Christopher

Ashlee is dead, and Emily's dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl's broken body. "Gone," he says, then retreats into silence. What really happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent -- isn't he? Before he's convicted, she's got to find out the truth. Does Damon Hilary, Ashlee's charismatic boyfriend, have the answers? Or is he only playing games with her -- the kinds of games that can kill?

Kissing In Italian / Lauren Henderson

Travel, romance, intrigue, and fun, set against the backdrop of the glorious Italian countryside! Followup to Flirting in Italian.

Uncle John's Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader / the Bathroom Reader's Institute

Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader / the Bathroom Reader's Institute

Two more titles in the Uncle John's series - a patented mix of tantalizing trivia, heady humor, forgotten history, fascinating facts, and weird news.  Enjoy!

William Shakespeare's Star Wars / Ian Doescher

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic "Star Wars" in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, "Star Wars" abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays. 'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.

The Scar Boys / Len Vlahos

A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world...even if you carry scars inside and out.

Now Is the Time for Running / Michael Williams

When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe, Deo goes on the run with Innocent, his older, mentally disabled brother, carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money, and after facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in soccer that Deo finds renewed hope.

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Divergent - the official movie companion / Kate Egan

Find out the inside scoop on the filming of Divergent!

The World of the Hunger Games / Kate Egan

Welcome to Panem, & the world of The Hunger Games. This is the definitive, full-color guide to all the districts of Panem, all the participants in The Hunger Games, and the life and home of Katniss Everdeen. A must-have for fans of both the Hunger Games novels and films.

Panic / Lauren Oliver

In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to start a new life.

Tsarina / J. Nelle Patrick

Natalya knows a secret. A magical Faberge egg glows within the walls of Russia's Winter Palace. It holds a power rooted in the land and stolen from the mystics. A power that promises a life of love for her and Alexei Romanov. Power, that, in the right hands, can save her way of life.  But it's in the wrong hands.

Arduino for Teens / Robert W. & Kathleen M. Patterson

Are you interested in building an interactive toy, automated artwork, or robot and have no idea where to start? Your imagination is the only limit once you have gained experience with your Arduino, sensors, and motors. This book will help you translate your idea into a successful project using the Arduino for control. Written especially for new users, ARDUINO FOR TEENS shows you how to put this capable little microcontroller to work!

Doctor Who: The Complete Guide / Mark Campbell

With a comprehensive guide to every episode, Mark Campbell puts the show under the microscope with facts, figures, and options that will entertain long-term fans as well as Time Lord fanatics. He explores the adventures of all eleven Doctors, their faithful companions, a universe of aliens and villains from Daleks to Weeping Angels. Including sections on TV, radio, cinema, stage, and internet spin-offs, the guide delves into the world of Doctor Who.

The Official Doctionary: the Doctor's Dictionary of Definitions for Time Travellers

Have you ever wondered what the Doctor is actually talking about? Are you burning to find out what the Blinovitch Limitation Effect is? Or what regeneration really is? In this book, the Doctor takes you through all those tricky Time Lord words and phrases to teach you everything you need to know for travelling through time and space in the TARDIS with him.

The Finisher / David Baldacci

#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci as you've never seen him before.  Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual -- nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave -- he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode.

Death Sworn / Leah Cypess

When a young sorceress is exiled to teach magic to a clan of assassins, she will find that secrets can be even deadlier than swords. From the critically acclaimed Leah Cypess comes a dangerous and eerie fantasy about murder, shocking discoveries, and fiery star-crossed romance that readers won't be able to put down.

librarian favorite!

The Assassin's Blade / Sarah J. Maas

In these five prequel novellas to Throne of glass, feared assassin Celaena embarks on daring missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny.

Grasshopper Jungle / Andrew Smith

Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong.

Unforgotten / Jessica Brody

After a daring escape from the scientists who created her, Seraphina [believes that she and Zen] are finally safe from the horrors of her past, only to discover that new threats await them -- book two in the Unremembered trilogy.

Ruins / Dan Wells

The final installment in the Partials Sequence (Partials, Fragments) is a thrill ride of epic proportions, as the last remnants of life on our planet fight to determine its final fate.

Haven / Carol Lynch Williams

Established in the year 2020, The Haven is home to teens who are classed as Terminals, whose education, food, rest, and behavior are strictly monitored to save them from Disease, but Shiloh and Gabriel remember a different kind of life, and are on the verge of rebellion.

Steadfast / Claudia Gray

Nadia must stop the evil sorceress Elizabeth before she lures the One Beneath to Captive's Sound, destroying the town and everyone Nadia holds dear at the same time - followup to Spellcaster.

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out / Susan Kuklin

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.

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Half Bad / Sally Green

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and Nathan, who is both, is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch--or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust--not even family, not even the girl he loves? 

Librarian favorite!

Exposure / Kathy Reichs

"If you like the TV show "Bones" (I do) or "Maximum Ride, "you'll love "Virals.""--James Patterson. Another thrilling Virals adventure from "New York Times" bestsellers Kathy and Brendan Reichs.

Dangerous / Shannon Hale

"How far would you go to save the world?"When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever.And she definitely didn't plan to fall in love. Equal parts romance and action-adventure, this explosive story is sure to leave both longtime Shannon Hale fans and avid science fiction readers completely breathless.

The Winner's Curse / Marie Rutkoski

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love Set in a richly imagined new world, "The Winner's Curse" by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Librarian favorite!

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The Hit / Melvin Burgess
A new drug is on the street. Everyone's buzzing about it. Take the hit. Live the most intense week of your life. Then die. It's the ultimate high at the ultimate price. Adam thinks it over. He's poor, and doesn't see that changing. Lizzie, his girlfriend, can't make up her mind about sleeping with him, so he can't get laid. His brother Jess is missing. Wouldn't one amazing week be better than this endless, penniless misery? After Adam downs one of the Death pills, he's about to find out.

Diamonds & Deceit / Leila Rasheed

In the second book in the At Somerton series (Cinders & Sapphires) Rose grows into her new titled position in the Averley family, while Ada must decide between saving her family or betraying her heart.

The Rule of Three / Eric Walters

A teen's suburban neighborhood bands together for its own survival in a world stricken by a catastrophic blackout.

The Queen's Choice / Cayla Kluver

When  Anya learns that Queen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior, will soon die, her grief is equaled only by her despair for the future of the kingdom. Convinced that the only solution is to find Prince Zabriel, Anya journeys into the Warckum Territory to bring him home. But her journey is doomed to be more harrowing than she ever could have imagined....

The Tyrant's Daughter / J.C. Carleson

Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting. This book has been getting a lot of buzz among librarian circles - can't wait to read it!

Minders / Michelle Jaffe

"What if you fell in love with the boy you were spying on...while trapped inside his mind? A riveting page-turner that kept me guessing until the very end." --Amy Plum, International Bestselling Author - librarian favorite!

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This Star Won't Go Out / Esther Earl

One of of those rare books that will change the way you look at the world. Read the real story of the teen who inspired "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.  This is a collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends help to tell Esther's story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel "The Fault in Our Stars "to her.

Hollow City: the second novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children / Ransom Riggs

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" was the surprise best seller of 2011--an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

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Ignite Me / Tahereh Mafi

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me (Shatter Me, Unravel Me) series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love."

Lady Thief / A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet's true identity has been revealed and she has been forced to marry Lord Gisbourne and participate at court, acting the part of a noblewoman in hopes of helping her beloved Robin Hood's cause and forging a future with him. Followup to Scarlet - don't miss author A.C. Gaughen @ the Belmont Library on Sat., Mar 1st @ 3pm!

Order of Darkness: Fool's Gold / Philippa Gregory

All that glitters may well be gold in the third book in the Order of Darkness (Changeling, Stormbringers) quartet filled with intrigue, mystery, and romance, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory.

Three / Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons' fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series continues in "Three." (Article 5, Breaking Point)  Ember and Chase are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation's most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence - like that'll ever happen!

Heartbeat / Elizabeth Scott

Does life go on when your heart is broken? Since her mother's sudden death, Emma has existed in a fog of grief--because her mother is, in a way, still there. She's being kept alive on machines for the sake of the baby growing inside her. Emma has only her best friend to remind her to breathe. Until she meets a boy with a bad reputation who sparks something in her--Caleb Harrison, whose anger and loss might just match Emma's own. Librarian favorite!

Firstborn / Lorie Ann Grover

Tiadone has been forced to live her entire life as a female accepted as male in her community in order to survive as a firstborn child. But when she needs to pass the rites of manhood, she finds the Creator may have use for her feminine traits after all.

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Cress / Marissa Meyer

In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series (Cinder, Scarlet), Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

Into the Still Blue / Veronica Rossi

The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's epic trilogy (Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night).  Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Divergent series, Veronica Rossi's trilogy has been called "inspired, offbeat, and mesmerizing" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and "incredibly original" (Seventeen.com). Brimming with romance and danger and building to a climax that will leave you breathless, Into the Still Blue brings this "masterpiece" trilogy to an unforgettable close (Examiner.com).

Uninvited / Sophie Jordan

Davy had everything but when her genetic tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, she loses it all. Uninvited from her prestigious school and avoided by her friends and family, she is placed in a special class with other "carriers". Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life and tells her that she alone controls her actions--not the code embedded in her DNA. But even if she can learn to trust him, can Davy trust herself?

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Timestorm / Julie Cross

As Jackson recovers from his brush with death, he's surrounded not only by the people he loves most--his dad, Courtney, and Holly. It becomes apparent that they need to put a stop to Thomas and Dr. Ludwig's experimenting at Eyewall Headquarters. What starts out as an escape plan becomes a war between time and humanity, between free will and peace. It's the battle Jackson was born to fight and he's not about to back down. Not for anything. Not for anyone. Final installment of the thrilling Tempest Trilogy (Tempest, Vortex)

The Social Code / Sadie Hayes

Twins Adam and Amelia Dory learned the hard way to rely only on each other, growing up in a small town where they understood the meaning of coming from nothing. But everything changes when both are offered scholarships to Stanford University - and catapulted into the dazzling world of Silicon Valley, where anyone with a good enough idea can skyrocket to fame and fortune in the blink of an eye...Welcome to Silicon Valley, where fortune, success - and betrayal - are only a breath away...

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Rebel Spring / Morgan Rhodes

The gripping New York Times bestseller that is Game of Thrones for teens - In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power; brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined.  Sequel to Falling Kingdoms.

The Kayla Chronicles / Sherri Winston

Spunky Kayla Dean decides to write an expos on her school's dance team. To infiltrate the squad, she transforms from fashion victim into a glammed-up diva. Soon Kayla is forced to challenge her views, coming to terms with who she is and what girl power really means.

Evertrue / Brodi Ashton

Inspired by the Persephone myth, this stunning conclusion to the Everneath trilogy (Everneath, Everbound) --whose captivating first book earned a VOYA Perfect Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award--explores the resilience of the human spirit and the indomitable power of true love.

The Living / Matt de la Pena

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two.  But everything changes when the Big One hits - an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed. 

Nightmare City / Andrew Klavan

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom is always on the lookout for an offbeat story. But from the moment he woke up this morning, his own life has been more bizarre than any headline could ever tell. The streets of his town are suddenly empty and silent. A strange fog has drifted in from the sea and hangs over everything. And something is moving in that fog. Something evil. Something hungry. Closing in on Tom.

The Smart Girl's Guide to Going Vegetarian / Rachel Meltzer Warren MS, RDN

Rather than preach about one specific brand of vegetarianism, this book welcomes a young meat-averse reader to the fold, whether she identifies with a title like "vegetarian" or not, and empowers her to make smart and savvy choices as she shifts into the world of plant-based diets.

Break These Rules: 35 YA authors on speaking up, standing out and being yourself / edited by Luke Reynolds

Above all, be normal.Right?"Wrong," say 35 leading middle grade and young adult authors. Parents, peers, teachers, the media, and the rest of society sometimes have impossible expectations of teenagers.  In these personal, funny, moving, and poignant essays, Kathryn Erskine ("Mockingbird"), Matthew Quick ("The Silver Linings Playbook"), Gary D. Schmidt ("The Wednesday Wars"), Sara Zarr ("Story of a Girl"), and many others share anecdotes and lessons learned from their own lives in order to show you that some rules just beg to be broken.

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Born This Way: real stories of growing up gay / Paul Vitagliano

Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, "Born This Way" shares 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories. Like Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project, "Born This Way" gives young people everywhere the courage to say, "Yes, I'm gay. And I was born this way. I've known it since I was very young, and this is my story."

No One Else Can Have You / Kathleen Hale

A quiet town like Friendship, Wisconsin, keeps most of its secrets buried . . . but when local teen Ruth Fried is found murdered in a cornfield, her best friend, Kippy Bushman, decides to uncover the truth and catch the killer. Since the police aren't much help, Kippy looks to her idol, journalist Diane Sawyer, for tips on how to conduct her investigation. But Kippy soon discovers, if you want to dig up the truth, your hands have to get a little dirty, don'tcha know. Amazon best teen book of Jan 2014

Alliance / Mark Frost

After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds.  followup to super-charged The Paladin Prophecy

Being Emily / Rachel Gold

Emily desperately wants high school in her small Minnesota town to get better. She wants to be the woman she knows is inside, but it's not until a substitute therapist and a girl named Natalie come into her life that she believes she has a chance of actually Being Emily.
A story for anyone who has ever felt that the inside and outside don't match and no one else will understand... 

The Lazarus Machine, The Osiris Curse / Paul Crilley

Books 1 & 2 of a new fast-paced steampunk adventure series follows an unlikely duo to the underworld of Victorian London.  "Not to be missed!" - SciFi Chick

Going Rogue / Robin Benway

In this thrilling sequel to "Also Known As," Maggie must expose corruption in the Collective...before her family becomes their next target.

Pretenders / Lisi Harrison

The author of the Clique books delivers the first in a new series about five high school freshmenNthe Phoenix FiveNwho reveal their friendships, crushes, school and family dramas, and big secrets, told in their unique voices through journal entries.

Flame / Amy Kathleen Ryan

In the thrilling conclusion to Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky Chasers ( Glow, Spark,) series, Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon--and take down their enemies before it's too late. 

Game Slaves / Gard Skinner

A highly intelligent group of video game enemy non-player characters (NPC) begins to doubt they are merely codes in a machine. Their search for answers leads them to a gruesome discovery.

The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile / Bianca Turetsky

After trying on a Grecian dress, a twelve-year-old girl who likes vintage fashion travels back to ancient Egypt, where she experiences life as a handmaiden to Queen Cleopatra and learns valuable lessons about confidence and leadership.

Roomies / Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

While living very different lives on opposite coasts, Elizabeth and Lauren become acquainted by email the summer before they begin rooming together as freshmen at UC-Berkeley. Soon the girls are sharing secrets even though they've never met. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives...and each other.

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The Hollow City: the second novel of Miss Peregrine's Children / Ransom Riggs

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" was the surprise best seller of 2011--an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

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The Impossible Knife of Memory / Laurie Halse Anderson

Acclaimed YA writer Anderson (Speak, Prom, etc.) returns with an incredible new book about trust, healing and taking chances.  For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Librarian favorite!

Six Months Later / Natalie D. Richards

Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.  What happened to her? And why can't she remember?

The Right Fight / Chris Lynch

When the draft board calls on the eve of World War II, Roman leaves behind a career in minor-league baseball to join the army, and finds himself driving a tank in the North African campaign.

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These Broken Stars / Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Lilac & Tarver are the only survivors of the crash of a luxury spaceship. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across an eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. librarian favorite!

I am Malala / Malala Yousafzai

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.

Ashes to Ashes / Melissa Walker

When Callie's life is cut short by a tragic accident, she expects to find nothingness, or maybe some version of heaven. Instead, her spirit travels to the Prism, an ethereal plane populated by the ghosts she thought were fictional. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who is meant to guide her as she learns to haunt and bring peace to the loved ones she left behind.

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3:59 / Gretchen McNeil

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. And just when she thinks it can't get worse, she wakes to an image of herself in the bedroom mirror. Except it's not her at all—the girl in the mirror is blonder and prettier. And her name is Jo.

Altered / Gennifer Albin

"Altered "is Gennifer Albin's thrilling sequel to "Crewel." Adelice is about to learn how tangled up her past and future really are. Her parents ran to protect her, but nothing can save her from her destiny, and once she uncovers the truth, it will change everything.

The Seventh Pleiade / Andrew J. Peters

Atlantis is besieged by violent storms, tremors, and a barbarian army. For sixteen-year-old Aerander, it's a calamitous backdrop to his Panegyris, where boys are feted for their passage to manhood.

Revelations / J.S. Souders

The Elysium Chronicles, J.A. Souders' riveting SF series for teens which began with the psychological thriller "Renegade," continues in "Revelations."  Six weeks after her arrival on the Surface, Evelyn Winters is no closer to unlocking the memories lost in her subconscious than she was when she first came. Isolated in a strange new society, Evie has only Gavin Hunter to remind her of who she once was.

The Burning Sky / Sherry Thomas

Magic, romance, and intrigue combine in The Burning Sky, the first book in the Elemental Trilogy, for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and Kristin Cashore.

The Trap / Andrew Fukuda

Now that they know how to reverse the virus, Gene and Sissy have one final chance to save those they love and create a better life for themselves. But as they struggle to get there, Gene's mission sets him on a crash course with Ashley June, his first love . . . and his deadliest enemy.

The Darkest Path / Jeff Hirsch

Since he was captured by the Glorious Path, a militant religion based on the teachings of a former soldier, fifteen-year-old Cal has served the Path in its brutal war with the remains of the United States government, and tried to survive and protect his younger brother but when he kills an officer to protect a stray dog, Cal is forced take his brother and the dog and run.

The Book of Broken Hearts / Sarah Ockler

Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. But as Jude begins to fall for Emilio Vargas, she begins to wonder if her sisters were wrong.

Eat, Brains, Love / Jeff Hart

New Jersey teens Jake Stephenson and Amanda Blake are turning into zombies and, having devoured half of their senior class, they are on the run, pursued by teen psychic Cass, a member of a government unit charged with killing zombies and keeping their existence secret.

Once We Were / Kat Zhang

In this riveting sequel to What's Left of Me, Eva and Addie struggle to share their body as they clash over romance and join the fight for hybrid freedom. With a powerful voice, an intense sibling relationship, and a sweet romance against the odds, this second novel in the Hybrid Chronicles is perfect for fans of Ally Condie, Lauren Oliver, and Scott Westerfeld.

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Black Out / Robison Wells

A mysterious virus is spreading through America, infecting teenagers with incredible powers--and a group of four teens are about to find their lives intertwined in a web of danger and catastrophic destruction.

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He Said, She Said / Kwame Alexander

When a popular football 'playa' and ladies man and the smartest girl in school lead a school protest, sparks fly as their social media-aided revolution grows.

Pawn / Aimee Carter

Escaping a life of marginalization and misery, Kitty Doe joins the most powerful family in the country, a choice that requires her to assume the identity of the Prime Minister's niece and stop a rebellion that ended her predecessor's life.

Angel Fever / L.A. Weatherly

As half-angel Willow strives to save the world from her parasitic otherworldly kin, romance and tension heat up to a climactic finale. Final volume in Angels trilogy - Angel Burn, Angel Fire.

Crash Into You / Katie McGarry

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

Tumble & Fall / Alexandra Coutts

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Chasing Shadows / Swati Avasthi

Chasing Shadows is a searing look at the impact of one random act of violence.  Before: Corey, Holly, and Savitri are one unit--fast, strong, inseparable. Together they turn Chicago concrete and asphalt into a freerunner's jungle gym, ricocheting off walls, scaling buildings, leaping from rooftop to rooftop.  But acting like a superhero doesn't make you bulletproof...

Muckers / Sandra Neil Wallace

When your town is about to crumble, you dig deeper into the muck and find a way to win.

Reality Boy / A.S. King

In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child "star" struggling to break free of his anger.

The Extra / Kathryn Lasky

Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler's favorite filmmaker a chance at life, or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? Newbery Honoree Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.

Curtsies & Conspiracies / Gail Carriger

In this sequel to "New York Times" bestselling "Etiquette & Espionage," class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

The Nazi Hunters / Neal Bascomb

In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials.

Season of the Witch / Mariah Fredericks

A girl who is bullied experiments with witchcraft in order to get revenge on her attackers.

Swagger / Carl Deuker

High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.

Are you experienced? / Jordan Sonnenblick

Frustrated by his dad, Rich sneaks into his office and breaks into a locked cabinet that holds his dad's prized possession: an electric guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix. Before he knows it, Rich is transported to the side of a road in Upstate New York with a beautiful girl bending over him. It will take him a while to realize it's 1969, he's at Woodstock, and the girl's band of friends includes his fifteen-year-old dad and his uncle, who's still alive. In "Are You Experienced?" by Jordan Sonnenblick, what Rich learns, who he meets, and what he does could change his life forever.

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Picture Me Gone / Meg Rosoff

Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss.

Foul Trouble / John Feinstein

College recruiters are clambering to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters, and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game.

FreakBoy / Kristin Elizabeth Clark

In "Freakboy"'s""razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan trying to understand his sexual identity, Vanessa fighting to keep her and Brendan's relationship alive, and Angel struggling to confront her demons.

Goodbye, Rebel Blue / Shelley Coriell

Rebecca "Rebel" Blue, a loner and budding artist, reluctantly completes the bucket list of Kennedy Green, an overcommitted do-gooder classmate who dies in a car accident following a stint in detention where both girls were forced to consider their morality and write bucket lists.

Dead Girls Don't Lie / Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Jaycee and Rachel were best friends until a terrible night when their friendship faltered and Rachel was found dead, but her last text message starts Jaycee on a search that may prove Rachel's death was no random crime.

The Song of the Quarkbeast / Jasper Fforde

International bestselling author Fforde invites fans to return to the witty, wizardly world of the Chronicles of Kazam with the fabulous follow-up to "The Last Dragonslayer."

Endless / Jessica Shirvington

Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. She has felt the influence of both light and dark. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it, in this latest of the best selling Embrace series (Embrace, Entice, Emblaze)

Living With Jackie Chan / Jo Knowles

After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt -- and find a way to forgive.

Boxers Saints / Gene Luen Yang

Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. "American Born Chinese" author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

Perfect Ruin / Lauren DeStefano

Morgan knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find--or whom she will lose.

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Champion / Marie Lu

The explosive finale to Marie Lu's "New York Time"s bestselling LEGEND trilogy, (Legend, Prodigy)
He is a Legend. She is a Prodigy. Who will be Champion? Highly recommended!

The Naturals / Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But, it's not a skill that she's ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they've begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

The Sacrifice / Charlie Higson

Unspeakable horror, edge-of-the-seat suspense, and stomach-churning plot twists continue in Book 4 of Charlie Higson's masterful Enemy saga (Enemy, Dead, Sacrifice).

Emerald Green / Kerstin Gier

Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is. She's only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. This stunning conclusion reaches new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate. (Final book of Ruby Red Trilogy, after Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue.)

Revealed / P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

The spellbinding 11th and penultimate installment in the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling vampyre series. Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than everNand her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends.

The Enchanter Heir / Cinda Williams Chima

Racing against time, Jonah and Emma, who possess unique magical gifts, work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, a peaceful commune that the Wizard Guild claims is a hotbed of underguild terrorists.

Unbreakable / Kami Garcia

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, she doesn't realize that paranormal forces are responsible--not until mysterious identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a deadly spirit sent to kill her.

Palace of Spies / Sarah Zettel

Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy--perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . .

Frozen / Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnson

More than a century after a catastrophic disaster wiped out most of humanity and covered much of Earth with ice, 15-year-old Cass yields to the voice in her head urging her to embark on a dangerous journey across a poisoned sea to the mythical land, Blue.

Hostage Three / Nick Lake

After Amy and her family set out to sea on a yacht, a group of pirates seize the boat, and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. A taut, emotionally loaded, devastatingly powerful thriller from the acclaimed author of the Printz Award winner "In Darkness."

Confessions: the private school murders / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Wealthy young women are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel..One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer... and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim? James Patterson keeps the confessions coming as Tandy delves deeper into her own tumultuous history and the skeletons in the Angel family closet.

Inhuman / Kat Falls

Lane leaves her life of privilege to journey beyond the wall to find her father, who leads a secret life as a "fetch" that she was previously unaware of. Aiding her are Everson, the straight-arrow military boy, and Rafe, the feral boy who knows more about her father than Lane.

Never Fade / Alexandra Bracken

In the second installment of The Darkest Minds trilogy, Ruby joins forces with the revolutionary Children's League to find critical information about the epidemic that has torn both her life and America apar

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Horde / Ann Aguirre

The epic conclusion to the bestselling Razorland trilogy (Enclave, Outpost).  The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, Deuce will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love. Librarian favorite!

Fractured / Sarah Fine

Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life, Lela returns to high school along with otherwordly monster hunter Malachi.  By night they hunt the Mazikin, as Lela struggles to keep all her guards on the right side of the law, but their mistakes come at a terrible cost.  sequel to Sanctum

Iron Traitor / Julie Kagawa

Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all. followup to Iron Knight

In the Age of Love & Chocolate / Gabrielle Zevin

Anya's new prominence brings out friends, foes, and ghosts from the past. Certain scores must be settled; certain debts must be paid. Surviving a crime-ridden New York City in the 2080s is looking harder and harder for Anya

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Allegiant / Veronica Roth

It's here!!! The final rivetting conclusion to the Divergent, Insurgent trilogy - What if the whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation, like a single choice, changed everything? The explosive conclusion to Roth's #1 "New York Times"-bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers.

The Clockwork Scarab / Colleen Gleason

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there's no one more qualified to investigate. Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab.

Teardrop / Lauren Kate

The first in a new trilogy the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Fallen series, "Teardrop" begins an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic.

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Unsouled / Neal Shusterman

The story that began with "Unwind" concluded with Unsouled.  After the destruction of the Graveyard, Connor and Lev are on the run, seeking a woman who may be the key to bringing down unwinding forever while Cam, the rewound boy, tries to prove his love for Risa by bringing Proactive Citizenry to its knees.

Now I'll Tell You Everything / Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

It s Alice for the "rest "of her life Yes, the very last Alice book, and it reveals every last bit you d want to know about Alice including whether she spends the rest of her life with Patrick.

Across a Star-Swept Sea / Diana Peterfreund

In this companion to "Darkness Shows the Stars, " 16-year-old Persis Blake struggles to balance her life as a socialite and a secret spy in a future where Regs, or regular people, have power over the ReducedNthose genetically engineered or drugged into physical and mental impairments.

Branded by the Pink Triangle / Ken Setterington

Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for gay culture in the world. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power, and gay sexuality could be a death sentence symbolized by the pink triangle sewn onto prison uniforms.

Resist / Sarah Crossan

The rivetting followup to last year's Breathe -- Alina, Quinn, and Bea, now outlaws and outcasts, make their way to the last enclave of the Resistance but once there, they discover they can count on no one but each other and may, in fact, have to betray those they considered allies.

Endless Knight / Kresley Cole

In this follow-up to "Poison Princess," #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. Evie has fully come into her powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. When Evie meets Death, things get even more complicated. Though falling for Jack, she s drawn to the dangerous Endless Knight as well. Somehow the Empress and Death share a history, one that Evie can t remember but Death can t forget.

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Starglass / Phoebe North

In this futuristic, outer space thriller, Terra has to decide between supporting the rebellion she believes in and saving the life of the boy she loves.

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Replica / Jenna Black

Nadia lives a privileged life in the Corporate States, formerly the United States of America, but when her betrothed is killed and then wakes up in the replication tanks, the pair sets out to find a killer while keeping the secrets of human replication technology from the dangerous people who run their world.

How I Lost You / Janet Gurtler

There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. But in the summer before senior year, life throws out challenges they never expected.

The Kissing Booth / Beth Reekles

When Elle and her best friend Lee decide to run a kissing booth at their school's Spring Carnival, Elle ends up locking lips with Noah, and her life is turned upside down.

If You Could Be Mine / Sara Farizan

In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, 17-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret. After Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage, Sahar proposes a drastic solution.

Star Cursed / Jessica Spotswood

With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate's friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answersNif Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves. sequel to Born Wicked

Fallout / S.A. Bodeen

After barely escaping from the compound where Eli's dad kept his family for six years, he and the family are learning to acclimate to "normal" life. New people are entering their lives--but who can Eli and his family trust? followup to Compound, a YALSA quick pick!

Through the Zombie Glass / Gena Showalter

Alice Bell's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed. Book 2 of the White Rabbit Chronicles, sequel to: Alice in Zombieland

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The Eye of the Minds / James Dashner

From James Dashner, the author of the high octane Maze Runner series (Maze Runner, Scorch Trials, Death Cure, Kill Order) comes an all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure.nbsp;The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares.

BZRK Reloaded / Michael Grant

From best-selling author Michael Grant, comes the highly anticipated, terrifying, and mind-bending second book in the BZRK trilogy.

Battling Boy / Paul Pope

From comics legend Pope comes the first in an action-packed graphic novel adventure that pits the young god Battling Boy against a planet of monsters.

Just One Year / Gayle Forman

When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris (Just One Day), and something about that day; that girl; makes Willem travel the world in search of her.  "A page-turner, tearjerker and romance all in one." -"BookPage"

Bang / Lisa McMann

The second book (after Crash) in the new series from the bestselling author of the Wake trilogy (Wake, Fade, Gone).
Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people s lives and she s finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Excellent.

Dawn of the Arcana / Rei Toma

Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: You are my property. With only her attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings, her fake marriage...and a mysterious power!

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Hero / Alethea Kontis

An intoxicating blend of fairy tale magic, lively wit, and romance spice up this companion novel to "Enchanted."

Not a Drop to Drink / Mindy McGinnis

Lynn will do anything to protect her valuable water source, but the arrival of new neighbors forces her to reconsider her attitudes. With evocative, spare language, and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author McGinnis depicts one girl's unwavering efforts to survive in a harsh frontier-like future.

Time Trapped / Richard Ungar

The high-octane sequel to Time Snatchers. Caleb must train a group of young time-snatching recruits and thwart his dangerous rival.

How (not) to Find a Boyfriend / Allyson Valentine

When varsity cheerleader Nora falls for brilliant new student Adam, she struggles to maintain her popularity while proving to Adam that she is actually a genius in disguise.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea / April Genevieve Tucholke

Violet is in love with River, a mysterious 17-year-old stranger renting the guest house behind the rotting seaside mansion where Violet lives. But when eerie, grim events begin to happen, Violet recalls her grandmother's frequent warnings about the devil and wonders if River is evil.

Where the Stars Still Shine / Trish Doller

Abducted at age five, Callie, now seventeen, has spent her life on the run but when her mother is finally arrested and she is returned to her father in small-town Florida, Callie must find a way to leave her past behind, become part of a family again, and learn that love is more than just a possibility. Librarian favorite!

Shadows / Robin McKinley

A compelling and inventive novel featuring a memorable heroine, set in a world where science and magic are at odds, by the Newbery Medal-winning author of "The Hero and the Crown."

Parallel / Lauren Miller

A collision of parallel universes leaves 18-year-old Abby Barnes living in a new version of her life every day, and she must race to control her destiny without losing the future she planned and the boy she loves, in this stunning debut novel.

Seeing Red / Kathryn Erskine

The author of the National Book Award winner "Mockingbird" delivers a powerful story of family, friendship, and race relations in the South of the 1970s.

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All the Truth That's in Me / Julie Berry

The latest by local favorite Julie Berry is a chilling tale of long buried secrets, and ultimately the courage to confront fear. Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who's owned her heart as long as she can remember--even if he doesn't know it--her childhood friend, Lucas. But when Roswell Station is attacked, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever. Librarian favorite!

Wild Cards / Simone Elkeles

Love, life, and sports will never be the same. A new series with a "Friday Night Lights" flavor, from best-selling author, Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, Chain Reaction)

Russian Roulette / Anthony Horowitz


International #1 bestseller Anthony Horowitz delivers a blockbuster thrill ride in this, his final Alex Rider novel.

All Our Yesterdays / Cristin Terrill

Em must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic time machine from ever being invented, while Marina battles to prevent the murder of the boy she loves.  Librarian favorite!

Steelheart / Brandon Sanderson

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series--Steelheart. At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

Infinityglass / Myra McEntire

The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in theHourglassseries (Hourglass, Timepiece).

Smoke / Ellen Hopkins

After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together. sequel to Burned.

Untold / Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan's darkly humorous take on Gothic romace makes it hard to put this book down. In this second installment, (after Unspoken) the sorcerous roots of Sorry-in-the-Vale have been exposed. No one in the town is safe, and a decision must be made: pay the sorcerers' blood sacrifice, or fight. Will the townspeople (magical and not) become "owned" by the sorcerers who believe it is their right to rule? If Kami Glass has anything to say about it, evil will not win. Librarian favorite!

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Starglass / Phoebe North

In this futuristic, outer space thriller, Terra has to decide between supporting the rebellion she believes in--and saving the life of the boy she loves.

Antigoddess / Kendare Blake

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra--an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.  These days, Cassandra doesn't involve herself in the business of gods--in fact, she doesn't even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

This Song Will Save Your Life / Leila Sales

Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, 16-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey, in this darkly comic, exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

The Compound / S. A. Bodeen

Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside. Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—really?
The Compound is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Angry with the oppressive dictates of the Empyrean government, Heartlander and Captain of the Big Sky Scavengers Cael McAvoy discovers a secret, illegal garden and Cael, together with his crew, decides to make his own luck ... a choice that will bring down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and change life in the Heartland forever.
Trinity Foxx does not believe her grandfather's latest treasure is a real dragon's egg until soldiers invade trying to steal it, a strange boy tells her she must work with him to stop an impending dragon war, and the dragon inside the egg begins telling her what to do.
Packed with fun worksheets and quizzes, as well as stories from older girls and women,"The Girl Guide" covers everything a teenage girl needs to know on the journey toward her own identity.

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Dream Thieves / Maggie Stiefvater

The second installment in the all-new series (Raven Boys) from the masterful, bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater! Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after.... Librarian favorite!

Crown of Midnight / Sarah J. Maas

Packed with heart-stopping action and breathless romance, this follow-up to Maas' debut "Throne of Glass" chronicles the next chapter of cunning assassin Celaena's story.

Rogue / Gina Damico

Final volume of the Croak trilogy (Croak, Scorch)!  Her boyfriend Driggs is dead, sort of, and Lex is on the run from the townspeople who want to see her pay for her misdeeds.  Things go from bad to worse, and it falls to Lex and her friends to make one final, impossible choice.

Paradox / A.J. Paquette

Fans of James Dashner's Maze Runner series will love this postapocalyptic adventure about a girl who must survive an alien planet in order to save the Earth. Ana only knows her name because of the tag she finds pinned to her jumpsuit. Waking in the featureless compartment of a rocket ship, she opens the hatch to discover that she has landed on a barren alien world. Instructions in her pocket tell her to observe and to survive, no doubt with help from the wicked-looking knives she carries on her belt. But to what purpose?

Gorgeous / Paul Rudnick

Screamingly funny and defiant - Becky meets Tom Kelly, the top designer in the world. He makes her an impossible offer:  Soon Becky is Rebecca and the darling of the fashion world, but when she meets meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. And the idea of a prince looking past Rebecca to fall in love with the ordinary girl inside? There's not enough magic in the world.

United We Spy / Ally Carter

The Gallagher Girls fight to the finish in the finale of Carter's "New York Times"-bestselling series, as Cammie Morgan and her friends finally find out why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her.

Reboot / Amy Tintera

Five years ago, Wren came back to life as a Reboot--stronger, faster, able to heal, but less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return, making Wren 178 the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Callum 22, on the other hand, is practically still human. He's the worst trainee Wren has ever had--his reflexes are too slow, he's always asking pesky questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. When Callum fails to measure up to Reboot standards, Wren is told to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before, but she'll do whatever it takes to save Callum's life. Librarian favorite!

Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia

With all 11 doctors and more than 200 friends and foes - just in time for the series' fiftieth anniversary!

Wise Young Fool / Sean Beaudoin

Teen rocker Ritchie Sudden is pretty sure his life has just jumped the shark. Except he hates being called a teen, his band doesn't play rock, and "jumping the shark" is yet another dumb cliché. Part of Ritchie wants to drop everything and walk away. Especially the part that's serving ninety days in a juvenile detention center. This lastest offering from acclaimed author Sean Beaudoin is alternately raw, razor-sharp, and genuinely hilarious!

Love in the Time of Global Warming / Francesca Lia Block

Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.

Make the Grade - everything you need to study better, stress less, and succeed in school / Lesley Schwartz Martin

'nuff said.

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Michael Vey - the Battle of the Ampere / Richard Paul Evans

The hair-raising action continues for Michael Vey in this charged third installment of the #1New York Timesbestselling series.  Michael and his friends must continue to fight the Elgen and try to disrupt their plans to rule the world.

The Screaming Staircase/ Jonathan Stroud

Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Strouds internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

 

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More Than This / Patrick Ness

From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

Fangirl / Rainbow Rowell

A coming of age tale of fan fiction, family & first love from Rainbow Rowell, the author of the highly acclaimed, Eleanor & Park.

Thin Space / Jody Casella

Ever since the car accident that killed his identical twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by the secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends and set things right. He must find a thin space--a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side.

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Descendant / Lesley Livingston

In this pulse-pounding sequel to Starling, Lesley Livingston delivers another electrifying blend of nonstop action and undeniable romance--perfect for fans of Cassandra Clares Mortal Instruments series.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown / Holly Black

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

Don't Look Now / Michelle Gagnon

This stunning second book in the critically acclaimed Dont Turn Around trilogy raises the stakes to their absolute limit and will leave readers begging for the exciting conclusion.

Psyren, vol. 12

Having survived their fourth trip to Psyren, Ageha and his friends set out to learn more about Miroku Amagi. A researcher from Miroku’s past reveals a way to stop the madman, contained deep within a high-security research lab. Ageha and Matsuri infiltrate the lab, but there is a twisted trap awaiting them...

Fall of Five / Pittacus Lore

When the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Lord of Opium / Nancy Farmer

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.

The Bitter Kingdom / Rae Carson

Elisa is a fugitive.  Her enemies have stolen the man she loves, and they await her at the gate of darkness. Her country is on the brink of civil war, with her own soldiers ordered to kill her on sight.  But that is not all. She has a larger destiny. She must become the champion the world has been waiting for.  Even of those who hate her most.The rivetting conclusion to The Girl of Fire & Thorns trilogy (Girl of Fire & Thorns, Crown of Embers)

The 100 / Kass Morgan

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earths radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission. Highly recommended!

The Beginning of Everything / Robyn Schneider

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

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Consume / Melissa Darnell

As the Clann and the vampire council go to war, Tristan and Sav face a new threat—a fracturing of the all-consuming bond they share. To fight for peace, they must forge a new trust and risk everything to take down their deadliest enemy, even as they must run for their lives.

Just for now / Abbi Glines

An insatiable attraction heats to the boiling point in this brand-new book set in the shore town of Sea Breeze, from bestselling author Glines.

Earthfall / Mark Walden

The battle for mankind is about to begin in this riveting story of Earth's invasion from the author of the H.I.V.E. series.

Taste Test / Kelly Fiore

With romance and intrigue as delectable as the winning recipes included in the story, this debut novel will be devoured by all.

Two boys kissing / David Levithan

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record--all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.

Just Like Fate / Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young

The consequences of one decision will split Caroline s fate into two separate paths and she is about to live them both.
Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she s ever wanted.  Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending.

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Join troublemaker Delilah Dirk for a headlong plunge into adventure!  She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople.

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This is not a writing manual / Kerri Majors

This book isn't a writing manual. It is a series of candid and irreverent essays on the writing life, from a writer who's lived it. Kerri Majors shares stories from her own life that offer insights on the realities all writers face: developing a writing voice, finding a real job (and yes, you do need to find one), taking criticism, getting published, and dealing with rejection.

The Sweet Dead Life / Joy Preble

Jenna wakes up in the ER to find older brother Casey beside her, looking pretty good. Better than ever, in fact. Downright... angelic. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that her brother didnt survive the accident at all, and she isnt just sick; shes being poisoned.

Crash / Lisa McMann

In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act—and act fast—to keep her vision from becoming reality.

VIII / H.M. Castor

Destined for greatness...tormented by demons. The epic story of Henry VIII s transformation from a handsome, gifted youth to a murderous, cruel king.

In the After / Demitria Lunetta

In a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is as it seems, seventeen-year-old Amy and Baby, a child she found while scavenging, struggle to survive while vicious, predatory creatures from another planet roam the Earth.

Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy / Elizabeth Kiem

After a harrowing defection to the United States in 1982, Russian teenager Marya and her father settle in Brooklyn, where Marya is drawn into a web of intrigue involving her gift of foresight, her mother's disappearance, and a boy she cannot bring herself to trust.

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The Shade of the Moon / Susan Beth Pfeffer

It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

Fire & Ash / Jonathan Maberry

In this riveting conclusion to the Rot & Ruin series, (Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone) the best of all zombie series, the battle to end all battles is just beginning.  A scientist may have discovered a cure for the zombie plague. Desperate to save Chong, Benny and his friends mount a search and rescue mission. But they're not the only ones on the hunt. The reapers are after the cure too, and they want to use it turn all the zombies into superfast shock troops--and wipe humanity off the face of the earth.

Forgive Me Leonard Peacock / Matthew Quick

Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.
In this riveting book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made--and the light in us all that never goes out.

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Some Quiet Place / Kelsey Sutton

Elizabeth doesn't feel emotions . . . she sees them in human form.  Most of them have given up on Elizabeth because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, except beautiful Fear, who sometimes torments her and other times plays her compassionate savior. He's obsessed with finding the answer to one question: What happened to Elizabeth to make her this way?

Ink / Amanda Sun

The first novel in The Paper Gods series. After a family tragedy, lonely Katie Greene moves in with her aunt in Japan. When Katie meets aloof Tomohiro, she is intrigued by him. Tomo is somehow connected to the Kami, powerful ancient beings who once ruled Japan, and as feelings develop between Katie and Tomo, things begin to spiral out of control.

Indelible / Dawn Metcalf

Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes . . .  first of the paranormal romance series, The Twixt.

Code Name Pauline: memoirs of a World War II special agent  / Pearl Witherington Cornioley

There was a full moon on the evening of September 22, 1943, when Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Out of the 400 agents sent to France during the German occupation, 39 were women. Pearl, whom the SOE called “cool and resourceful and extremely determined” and “the best shot, male or female, we have yet had,” became one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters. 

Bunny Drop / Yumi Unita

Going home for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! . In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won't this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi's love life?!

Avatar, that last airbender - The Search, parts 1 & 2

Written and drawn by the creative team behind the bestselling Avatar: The Promise, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar and Korra creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!

 

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Shadowfell & Raven Flight / Juliet Marillier

Books 1 & 2 of an excellent new fantasy series by the multi-award winning Australian writer. Penniless, orphaned and utterly alone, and concealing a treacherous magical power, Neryn searches for the elusive land of Shadowfell.  She finds allies in the Good Folk, and a mysterious stranger, who saves her from certain death but whose motives remain unclear.  She knows she should not trust anyone with her plans, but something within her longs to confide in him.  Highly recommended!

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Fury / Alexander Gordon Smith

From the creator of the Escape from Furnace series, a ferocious epic of supernatural terror, perfect for Stephen King fans. 

Seven Minutes in Heaven / Sara Shepard

Shepard's "New York Times"-bestselling series, and the basis for the hit show on ABC Family, comes to its riveting conclusion as Sutton's killer is finally revealed.

Far Far Away / Tom McNeal

When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown. 

Gated / Amy Christine Parker

Lyla loves her family and friends, but a chance encounter with an unchosen boy has her questioning Pioneer, the Community--everything. She needs time to figure out the truth. But with Pioneer's deadline for the end of days fast approaching, time is the one thing she doesn't have.

While it Lasts / Abbi Glines

Cage brings his playboy prowess to the countryside as the Sea Breeze hookups continue, from self-published phenomenon Abbi Glines.

The Boy on the Bridge / Natalie Standiford

After Laura Reid arrives in Leningrad for a semester abroad in 1982, she meets a young Russian artist named Alexei. Associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei. At the same time, Laura's been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right?

All Our Pretty Songs / Sarah McCarry

In the Pacific Northwest, the bond between two best friends is challenged when a mysterious and gifted musician comes between them and awakens an ancient evil.

Earthbound / Aprilynne Pike

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she sees strange visions, she discovers she's an Earthbound, someone with the ability to create matter out of nothing, and that she alone holds the key to stopping the Reduciata, an evil society that manipulates global events for its own shadowy purposes. First in a new series by the author of acclaimed fairy series Wings.

Still Star-Crossed / Melinda Taub

After the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, mysterious figures in Verona are determined to reignite the feud between the Montagues and Capulets, so, for the sake of peace, the Prince orders Romeo's best friend Benvolio to marry Juliet's cousin Rosaline.

The Distance Between Us / Kasie West

Caymen Meyers learned early not to trust the rich. Enter Xander Spence --he's tall, handsome, and wealthy. Despite his charm and the fact that he's one of the first people who actually gets her, she knows his interest won't last. But soon she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she'd ever realized.

Of Beast and Beauty / Stacey Jay

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city's vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Famous Last Words / Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Samantha's summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun. Between Shelby, Sam’s boy-crazy best friend; her boss Harry, a true-blue newspaper man; and AJ, her fellow “intern scum” (aka the cute drummer for a band called Love Gas), Sam has her hands full. But once she figures out what—or who—is the best part of her summer, will she mess it all up?

Awaken / Meg Cabot

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth comes to a thrilling conclusion.

Right of Way / Lauren Barnholdt

Here are Peyton and Jace, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…

Two Way Street / Lauren Barnholdt

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.  It's too late to change plans, so their road trip is still on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days.  La la la-- this is Courtney pretending not to care. But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Prep School Confidential / Kara Taylor

In this breathtaking debut that reads like "Gossip Girl" crossed with "Twin Peaks, " a Queen Bee at a blue-blooded New England prep school stumbles into a murder mystery.

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Another Little Piece / Kate Karyus Quinn

A year after vanishing from a party, screaming and drenched in blood, seventeen-year-old Annaliese Rose Gordon appears hundreds of miles from home with no memory, but a haunting certainty that she is actually another girl trapped in Annaliese's body.

The Saints / Lex Thomas

Nothing was worse than being locked in--until they opened the door...
McKinley High has been a battle ground for eighteen months since a virus outbreak led to a military quarantine of the school. When the doors finally open, Will and Lucy will think their nightmare is finished. But they are gravely mistaken. For fans of Gone, this is another intensely exciting series of teens on their own!  First book in series - The Loners

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If I should die / Amy Plum

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together has been shattered. He was betrayed by Violette, someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now Violette is determined to rule over Frances immortals, and shes willing to wage a war to get what she wants. final book in Revenants trilogy!

Transcendence & Intuition / C.J. Omololu

When a visit to the Tower of London triggers an overwhelmingly real vision of a beheading that occurred centuries before, Cole Ryan fears she is losing her mind. A mysterious boy, Griffon Hall, comes to her aid, but the intensity of their immediate connection seems to open the floodgate of memories even wider. Books 1 & 2 of an intriguing new series.

The Archived / Victoria Schwab

When an otherworldly library called the Archive is compromised from within, sixteen-year-old Mackenzie Bishop must prevent violent, ghost-like Histories from escaping into our world.

Thousand Words / Jennifer Brown

Acclaimed author Jennifer Brown brings readers a gripping novel about honesty and betrayal, redemption and friendship, attraction and integrity, as Ashleigh finds that while a picture may be worth a thousand words . . . it doesn't always tell the whole story.

The End Games / T. Michael Martin

Michael and his younger brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in The Game for weeks.In the rural mountains of West Virginia—armed with only their rifles and their love for each other—the brothers follow Instructions from the mysterious Game Master. They spend their days searching for survivors, their nights fighting endless hordes of "Bellows"—creatures that roam the dark, roaring for flesh. And at this Game, Michael and Patrick are very good.But The Game is changing.The Bellows are evolving.

Sky on Fire / Emmy Laybourne

A group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two -- one group heading to Denver airport on a repaired school bus, the other remaining in the Sanctuary trying to rebuild the community they lost. But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters.

Of Triton / Anna Banks

The Syrena kingdoms are warring, and Emma needs to choose who she will save. Sequel to Of Poseidon.

The Planet Thieves / Dan Krokos

Routine goes out the airlock when a routine training flight is attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years.With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that's left. Now Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon. So much for routine!

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Escape Theory / Margaux Froley

Bound by her oath of confidentiality and tortured by unrequited love, sixteen-year-old Devon, a peer counselor at a prestigious California boarding school, finds herself on a solitary mission to get to the bottom of a popular student's apparent suicide.

Uncle John's Bathroom Readers:

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market--Throne Sitters--and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.  The Belmont Pulic Library is so happy to offer the following for summer reading enjoyment!

Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Ultimate Challenge Trivia Quiz

The Beautiful and the Cursed / Page Morgan

Residing in a desolate abbey protected by gargoyles, two beautiful teenaged sisters in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Paris discover deadly and otherworldly truths as they search for their missing brother.

My Brother is a Big Fat Liar / James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou

From blockbuster author Patterson comes the third installment in the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling Middle School series. Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance!

How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and & Snake Hill / James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts

Rafe Khatchadorian, the hero of the bestselling Middle School series, is ready for a fun summer at camp--until he finds out it's a summerschoolcamp! Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who just might be the kind of friend you want on your side when the boys from the Cool Cabin attack.

A Moment Comes / Jennifer Bradbury

Before India was divided, three teens, each from wildly different backgrounds, cross paths. And then, in one moment, their futures become irrevocably intertwined.

Because of Low / Abbi Glines

It’s steamy in the Gulf town of Sea Breeze. Physical attraction is the only way to beat the heat in this start to a series from bestselling author Abbi Glines. When Marcus has no choice but to move into his friend's apartment, he falls for the girl his roommate hopes to marry one day.

Riptide / Lindsey Scheibe

Signing up for her first surf competition, Grace has just one summer to train and impress the university scouts who will be judging the comp. But summer is about more than just big waves. As romances ignite and her feelings for Ford threaten to reach the point of no return, Grace must face the biggest challenges of her life.

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die / April Henry

She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.

Sweet Peril / Wendy Higgins

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school's party girl. And all the while there's Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

You Look Different in Real Life / Jennifer Castle

The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. Thered be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras would capture. And no one could have predicted that Justine would be the star.

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The Reluctant Assassin / Eoin Colfer

In Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.

Belle Epoque / Elizabeth Ross

When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive.

The Boyfriend App / Katie Sise

Seeking to win a scholarship offered by global computing corporation Public, programming genius Audrey McCarthy writes a matchmaking app but discovers her results may be skewed by a program Public is secretly using to influence teens.

The Lost Sun / Tessa Gratton

In an alternate U.S.A. (the Norse-mythology-infused United States of Asgard), Soren Bearskin, the son of an infamous beserker, and Astrid Glyn, daughter of a renowned seer, embark on a road trip to find Baldur, the missing god whose absence has caused panic throughout the country.

Phoenix / Elizabeth Richards

Ash must choose between saving the Darklings or saving Natalie.

The Testing / Joelle Charbonneau

It’s graduation day for Malencia, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about-hope for-is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. Danger, romance-and sheer terror-await.

The Feros / Wesley King

Wesley King follows up his darkly funny debut, The Vindico, with this high-octane sequel, delivering even more humor and explosive superpowered action.

Oblivion / Anthony Horowitz

The five Gatekeepers must battle the evil power the storm has unleashed and strive to stop the world from ending.

Rules of Summer / Joanna Philbin

Spending the summer working as an errand girl for the Rule family in the Hamptons, seventeen-year-old Rory befriends the family's teenaged daughter and develops feelings for their older son, but she finds that societal rules can be hard to break.

Proxy / Alex London

A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz'sAlex Riderseries, James Dashner'sMaze Runner,Patrick Ness'sChaos Walkingseries, and Marie Lu'sLegendwill be swept away by this story.

Book of Broken Hearts / Sarah Ockler

Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. But as Jude begins to fall for Emilio Vargas, she begins to wonder if her sisters were wrong.

Siege and Storm / Leigh Bardugo

Hunted across the True Sea and haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. Followup to Shadow and Bone

Crushed / Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars #13

Wish You Were Eyre / Heather Vogel Frederick

As the Mother-Daughter Book Club reads Jane Eyre, the girls and some of their mothers are involved in some serious competitions, Becca finds romance when the Wyoming pen pals come for a visit, and a wedding brings the British Berkeley brothers and even Stinkerbelle to Concord.

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The Pirate's Wish / Cassandra Rose Clarke

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. 

Witch Fire / Laura Powell

In an alternate London, where witches are registered and allowed to practice, Lucas and Glory, young members of WICA (Witchkind Intelligence and Covert Affairs), are assigned to infiltrate the witch-terrorist organization called Endor but what Glory really wants is to solve the mystery of her missing mother.

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The Recruit: the Graphic Novel / Robert Muchamore ; illustrated by John Aggs ; adapted by Ian Edginton

You've read the series - now check out the graphic novel!

Boy Nobody / Allen Zadoff

Boy Nobody is the perfect assassin, until he meets up with an assignment he just can't stomach, and he wants out. Maybe badly enough to sabotage the secret organization, The Program which had controlled him for years.  For fans of Robert Muchamore & Anthony Horowitz, a gripping new action-packed debut of a promising new series!

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The Caged Graves / Dianne K. Salerni

Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867 to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone gets caught up in the a mystery surrounding the graves of her mother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.

Darius & Twig / Walter Dean Myers

Darius & Twig are best friends. They need to navigate their Harlem world: the gangs, the bullies, an absent dad, an abusive uncle, the sleazy side of sports, the uncertainty of an artists prospects. And they need to figure out how to grow up together, but apart.

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door / Karen Finneyfrock

Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until newcomer Drake Berlin befriends her, comes out to her, and seeks her help in connecting with the boy he left behind.

Openly Straight / Bill Konigsberg

Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.

Record Breaker / Robin Stevenson

With the world mourning over President Kennedy's assassination and his family reeling from the death of his baby sister, Jack decides that setting a world record will help his family heal.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass / Meg Medina

In Meg Medina's compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school - and must discover resources she never knew she had.

Golden / Jessi Kirby

Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she's about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap--one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery--she decides to take a chance.

Towering / Alex Flinn

From the author of Beastly, a contemporary retelling of Rapunzel told from the alternating perspectives of three teens whose fates unknowingly bind them together to destroy a greater evil.

Fifteenth Summer / Michelle Dalton

Fifteen-year-old Chelsea and her family are spending the summer at a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan where Chelsea meets and falls for Josh--the cute and shy employee at the new bookstore in town.

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Nantucket Blue / Leila Howland
Cricket Thompson is planning on spending a romantic summer on Nantucket Island near her long time crush, Jay--but the death of her best friend's mother, and her own sudden intense attraction to her friend's brother Zach are making this summer complicated.

Rotten / Michael Northrop

When troubled sixteen-year-old Jimmer "JD" Dobbs returns from a mysterious summer "upstate" he finds that his mother has adopted an abused Rottweiler that JD names Johnny Rotten, but soon his tenuous relationship with the dog is threatened.

Orleans / Sherri L. Smith

Set in a futuristic, hostile Orleans landscape, Fen de la Guerre must deliver her tribe leader's baby over the Wall into the Outer States before her blood becomes tainted with Delta Fever.

The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore / Kate Maddison

Preferring adventure to an arranged marriage, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Queen Victoria's royal surgeon sneaks out to swordfight with two friends when the three are mauled by what looks like rabid dogs.

Taken / Erin Bowman

In the isolated town of Claysoot, every male is mysteriously "Heisted" on his eighteenth birthday, and seventeen-year-old Gray Weathersby is determined to figure out why.

Truth or Dare / Jacqueline Green

 

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Spirit / Brigid Kemmerer

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. Hes learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. Then theres Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. Shes not hostile. Shes bold. Funny. Hot. But shes got an agenda, too. Book 3 of The Elemental Series after Storm, Spark

Order of Darkness / Phillippa Gregory

The second book in a YA quartet filled with intrigue, mystery, and romance, from #1New York Timesbestselling author Philippa Gregory. first book - Changeling

Game On / Monica Seles

Maya's dreams come true when she earns a scholarship to the Academy, a sports training facility/boarding school for teenaged athletes, but can she survive the constant drama of her talented classmates?

Goddess / Josephine Angelini

After being tricked into releasing the gods from their capitiviy on Olympus, Helen Hamilton must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devasting war, all while fighting the ever-growing passion she feels for her forbidden love, Lucas Delos.

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Dare You To / Katie McGarry

What begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams--and his life--for the girl he loves, and the girl who wont let anyone get too close is daring "herself" to want it all.... followup to the excellent Pushing the Limits

The Originals / Cat Patrick

A rivetting new story from the author of Forgotten & Revived - Lizzie, Ella, and Betsy Best are clones, raised as identical triplets by their surrogate mother but living as her one daughter, Elizabeth, until their separate abilities and a romantic relationship force a change.

Indigo Awakening / Jordan Dane

Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He's warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can't explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy--to touch him--to protect him even though he scares her.

The Loop / Shandy Lawson

Ben and Maggie have met, fallen in love, and died together countless times. Over the course of two pivotal day--both the best and worst of their lives--they struggle again and again to resist the pull of fate and the force of time itself. With each failure, they return to the beginning of their end, a wild road trip that brings them to the scene of their own murders and into the hands of the man who is destined to kill them.

How to be a Star / M. Doty

Kimi prepared herself to face the music.  She would have to go on - on national television - and sing a song she could never pull off.  There was no way out of it now!  A Surviving High School novel.

When We Wake / Karen Healey

On what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies--and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

New Comics!!! - Daredevil, vol. 3, Ultimates 2, vol. 2, Batman Incorporated

If He Had Been With Me / Laura Nowlin

If he had been with me everything would have been different; I wasn't with Finn on that August night. But I should've been. It was raining, of course. And he and Sylvie were arguing as he drove down the slick road. No one ever says that they were arguing about. Other people think it's not important. They do not know there is another story. The story that lurks between the facts. What they do not know-the cause of the argument-is crucial. So let me tell you . . .

Sketchy / Olivia Samms

The first book in a series about Bea Washington, an edgy, charismatic outsider and recovering addict, who discovers that with her newfound sobriety, she has a disturbing new skill: an ability to see, and draw, people's thoughts. As another girl in school is raped and left for dead, Bea must come to terms with her talent, learn to face her own truth, and try to help identify and stop the killer before he strikes again.

Mojo / Tim Tharp

A boy who feels powerless in his own life sets out to investigate the mystery of a missing high school girl in his town, who attends an elite private high school very unlike his own.

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Arclight / Josin L. McQuien
When one of the Fade infiltrates the Arclight and Marina recognizes it, she will begin to unlock secrets she didn’t even know she had. Who will Marina become? Who can she never be again?

The Lucy Variations / Sara Zarr

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr takes readers inside the exclusive world of privileged San Francisco families, top junior music competitions, and intense mentorships. Because life isn't a performance, and everyone deserves the chance to make a few mistakes along the way.

Nine Days / Fred Hiatt

This heart-pounding adventure takes place as two teens, an American teenage boy and his friend, a Chinese girl, must find her father who has been kidnapped—and they only have nine days. Although the characters in the novel are fictionalized, they are based on a real Chinese family who were part of the Chinese Democracy Movement and inspired this story.

Winger / Andrew Smith

 A teen at boarding school struggles with life, love and rugby in this heartbreakingly funny novel.

Prisoner B-3087 / Alan Gratz

Based on the astonishing true story of Ruth and Jack Gruener, this gripping novel follows a young Jewish boy from Poland who is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him.

A Corner of White / Jaclyn Moriarty

From the author of the popular Ashbury High novels comes the first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy about Madeleine, a teen girl searching for her runaway mother, and her friend Elliot, whose father disappeared on the night Elliot's uncle was found dead.

Maid of Secrets / Jennifer McGowan

In 1559 England, Meg, an orphaned thief, is pressed into service and trained as a member of the Maids of Honor, Queen Elizabeth I's secret all-female guard, but her loyalty is tested when she falls in love with a Spanish courtier who may be a threat.

If You Find Me / Emily Murdoch

Two girls are raised off the grid in a National Forest, until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

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Unnatural Creatures; stories selected by Neil Gaiman

A griffin, a werewolf, a sunbird . . . . Selected by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, the stories in this menagerie will introduce you to a host of strange, wondrous beings that have never existed anyplace but in the richness of the imagination.

The Silver Dream / Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, sixteen-year-old Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters embark on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds. Long awaited follow-up to 2007's Interworld

Gorgeous / Paul Rudnick

After her mother dies, 18-year-old Becky Randle is whisked away from a trailer park to New York City, where fashion designer Tom Kelly offers to transform her into a glamorous Rebecca, a girl fit for a prince. But soon she begins to fear that she will lose touch with her real self. Especially for Meg Cabot fans!

Nameless - a tale of beauty & madness / Lili St. Crow

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of the dark paranormal series Strange Angels has crafted an evocative update of the tale of Snow White, set in a vividly imagined world and populated by unforgettable new characters.

Strangelets / Michelle Gagnon

Three teens discover they've been trapped in a future that isn't of their making: a deadly, desolate world at once entirely familiar and utterly strange. Each harbors a secret, but only one holds the key that could get them home. As the truth comes to light Sophie, Declan, Anat, must decide what to do with a second chance at life—if they can survive to claim it.

School Spirits / Rachel Hawkins

The beginning of a fun new series by the author of the best-selling Hex Hall books.  Izzy, who comes from a long line of monster hunters, investigates a series of hauntings at her new high school.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong / Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks

Robotics club president Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and the cheerleaders retaliate by making his best friend basketball hero Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign ever.  At stake? Funding that will either cover a robotics competion or new cheerleader uniforms - but not both.

The Cydonian Pyramid / Pete Hautman

The second book in the Klaatu Diskos trilogy (after Obsidian Blade), this entry continues the story of the enigmatic girl who Tucker Feye's life, returning readers to the terrifying, thrilling, and elusive worlds found in the diskos.

The 5th Wave / Rick Yancey

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.  One of the most highly anticipated reads of the summer!

Inferno / Sherrilyn Kenyon

In the fourth novel in the bestselling Chronicles of Nick series from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Kenyon, the heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen.

Game / Barry Lyga

After solving a deadly case in the small town of Lobo's Nod, 17-year-old Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial murderer, travels to New York City to help the police track down the Hat-Dog Killer, in this sequel to "I Hunt Killers."

Invisibility / Andrea Cremer & David Levithan

A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him is chronicled in this first collaboration by "New York Times"-bestselling authors Cremer ("Nightshade") and Levithan ("Will Grayson, Will Grayson" with John Green).

Spirt and Dust / Rosemary Clement-Moore

Speaking to the dead is nothing for Daisy Goodnight. The living, on the other hand, can occasionally be a problem. Donald Maguire, mob boss extraordinaire, has a missing daughter, and Daisy is his first choice to track her down. Follow-up to librarian favorite, Texas Gothic

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Icons / Margaret Stohl

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures) delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future.

The Elite / Kiera Cass

The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxons love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies.

The Program / Suzanne Young

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Unbreakable / Elizabeth Norris

Five days. Thousands at risk. One chance to save them all.  Four months after Ben returned to his home universe, Janelle learns that he is the prime suspect in a human trafficking ring, and she and Interverse Agent Barclay have five days to find the real culprit or the missing people may be lost forever.

Life After Theft / Aprilynne Pike

Jeff is the new guy in school and the only one who can see Kimberlee, a ghost with a lot of (stolen) baggage. To help her move on, Jeff must return everything she stole when she was alive. But being Kimberlee's accomplice turns into more than he bargained for when his crush and the cops get involved

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Quintana of Charyn / Melina Marchetta

The climatic conclusion of Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta's epic fantasy trilogy!

Fallen Too Far / Abbi Glines

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama after her mother passed away to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida Gulf Coast. She isn't prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she'll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother, Rush, who is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he'll never be faithful to anyone. 

 

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Eternity Cure / Julie Kagawa

Book #2 in best-selling author Kagawa's darkly thrilling dystopian saga - not to be missed! (Book #1 - The Immortal Rules)

Obsidian Mirror / Catherine Fisher

By the author of Incarceron - the mirror will send you to the past, but it will not bring you back . . .

Chosen at Nightfall / C.C. Hunter

Book #5 in the ever-popular Shadow Falls series.

Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood / Abby McDonald

Aspiring actress Hallie throws herself headlong into the Hollywood scene--and an intense affair with musician Dakota. Meanwhile, shy Grace manages to find an unlikely ally in the bubbly entrepreneur Palmer, but still yearns for the maybe-almost-crush she left behind.  But is Hallie blinded by her cinematic visions of true love? And can Grace find the strength to step off the sidelines?

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Gravity / Melissa West

Ari Alexander is recruited by arrogant alien spy Jackson Locke to help him save the Earth because Ari is a military legacy who's been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know -- especially an alien spy like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Nowhere to Run / Claire Griffin

Calvin has always been responsible: he promised his late father he would graduate from high school, he holds down a job at an auto shop, and he's a track star. But when he tries to persuade Norris, the criminally inclined cousin of Calvin's friend Deej, to stop shaking down Calvin's mother's nail salon for money-once again trying to do the right thing-Calvin gets caught between a rock and a hard place.

Breathe / Abbi Glines

Sadie must take over her mother's job as a domestic servant and discovers that when the family arrives for the summer, the owner is a teen rock star. Although she is not impressed by his fame, he is drawn to her although he knows relationships do not work in his world.

Sanctum / Anne Fine

Lela travels to a grim afterlife where suicides go after doing the deed. She's there to save her friend Nadia from the bleak, dangerous world, and enlists the aid of head of the Guards, Malachi. Sparks fly & amidst fighting the resident nasty monsters, this is quite a touching love story, with unique and memorable world-building. Really, really enjoyed this one!

Goddess Inheritance / Aimee Carter

Love or life. Henry or their child. The end of her family or the end of the world.  Kate must choose.  Next book in the Goddess Test series (Goddess Test, Goddess Interrupted)

Notes from Ghost Town / Kate Ellison

Young artist Olivia Tithe struggles to keep her sanity as she unravels the mystery of her first love's death through his ghostly visits.

Trinkets / Kirsten Smith

When three Lake Oswego High School girls from different social groups, good-girl Elodie, popular Tabitha, and tough Moe, meet in a rehabilitation group, they discover they have much more in common than shoplifting.

Being Henry David / Cal Armistead

'Hank,' who can't remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau's Walden as his only possession and must figure out where he's from and why he ran away.

The Sweetest Spell / Suzanne Selfors

Emmeline has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability-she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.

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Man vs. Beast / Robert Muchamore

Mainstream animal protection groups have always stayed within the law, but a new band of radical liberationists argues that if humans and animals are equal, then it’s right to kill or threaten one human in order to save the lives of many animals. In mission #6, James and the other CHERUB agents must go up against the most radical group yet in a daring and violent attempt to save hundreds of lives...including their own.

The Grass is Always Greener / Jen Calonita

The heartwarming conclusion to Jen Calonita's Belles trilogy.

Dead Silence / Kimberly Derting

Violet will do whatever it takes to keep her loved ones safe—even if it means lying to her boyfriend, Jay. But when an echo calls to her, she stumbles upon a murder scene unlike anything she's ever witnessed. The murders are frenzied and twisted, and the killer left a disturbing calling card for all to see—a brimstone cross sketched in blood on the wall. And Violet finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a vicious madman with an army of devoted followers.

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Yoga for Beginners

From couch to conditioned - a beginner's guide to getting fit

Long Distance Running for Beginners

Inspiration is easily found through this unique training manual for long distance runners of all abilities, with special focus on the beginning runner

Two new bios of contemporary stars:

Nicki Minaj - rapper & fashion star

Jennifer Lawrence - breakout actress

Bizarre Phenomena & Unexplained Mysteries

This intriguing volume whets the appetite of fans of the supernatural with tales of the unexplained, their origins, and why they continue to fascinate.

Supernatural Signs, Symbols & Codes

Looks at signs, symbols, and codes throughout history, including pyramids, hearts, and pentagrams.

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Poison / Bridet Zinn

When Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.

Bloodlines / Richelle Mead

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones,Bloodlinesexplores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1New York Timesbestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive--this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

The Look / Sophia Bennett

Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways.  Just as Ted's fabulous modeling career is taking flight, Ava's world comes crashing down.  Can Ted be a supermodel and a supersister?  Or will she have to choose between loyalty & Louboutins, family & fame?

The Murmurings / Carly Anne West

Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on.

Earth Girl / Janet Edwards

Abandoned on Earth because of her inability to survive on other planets, Jarra crafts a fake background for herself to join a class of norms who are excavating the dangerous ruins of the old cities.

Asunder / Jodi Meadows

In the second book of Jodi Meadows's Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. asunder explores the beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

Panic / Sharon M. Draper

Diamond knows not to talk to strangers.  But just once couldn't hurt. Right?  This gripping and chillingly realistic novel fromNew York Timesbestselling author Sharon Draper shows that all it takes is one bad decision for everything to change.

Let the Sky Fall / Shannon Messenger

For fans of Becca Fitzpatrick --Ten years after surviving the tornado that killed his parents, Vane Weston, now seventeen, has no memory of that fateful day but dreams of a beautiful girl who, he now learns, is not only real, she is his guardian sylph, who harnesses the power of the wind.

OCD, the Dude and Me / Lauren Roedy Vaughn

Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.

The Prey / Andrew Fukuda

For Gene and the remaining humans, death is just a heartbeat away. On the run and hunted by society, they must find a way to survive in The Vast . . . and avoid the hungry predator tracking them in the dark. But they're not the only things following Gene. . . . Followup to last year's hit The Hunt.

Brianna on the Brink / Nicole McInnes

Raised by her pirate father on a Mississippi keeler, River is a half-feral river rat and proud of it. When her powerful father disappears in the great earthquake of 1811, she is on the run from buccaneers, including Jean Laffite, who hope to claim her father's territory and his buried treasure. But the ruthless rivals do not count on getting a run for their money from a plucky slip of a girl determined to find her place in the new order.

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Light / Michael Grant

The last installment of Michael Grant's Gone series is finally here. After enduring Hunger, Lies, Plague & Fear, find out who survives the ultimate battle between the kids of Perdido Beach and the evil known as Gaiaphage.

Domination / Jon S. Lewis

Experience a cosmic battle filled with high-tech gear, gateways to other planets, and ultimate stakes. Not everyone will survive. But heroes will rise up and step into their destiny in this earth-shaking conclusion to the C.H.A.O.S trilogy.

Struck by Lightning / Chris Colfer

Now a major motion picture, Chris Colfer (GLEE) wrote this hilarious comedy about surviving high school when your classmates don't get you, your parents are crazy, and all you have are your dreams.

17 & Gone / Nova Ren Suma

Lauren has visions of girls her own age who are gone without a trace, but while she tries to understand why they are speaking to her and whether she is next, Lauren has a brush with death and a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

Rise / Anna Carey

In the stunning conclusion to Anna Carey's thrilling dystopian trilogy, Eve has the fate of The New America in her hands.

Unremembered / Jessica Brody

A girl, estimated to be sixteen, awakens with amnesia in the wreckage of a plane crash she should not have survived and taken into foster care, and the only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she is part of a science experiment that will take place in 100 years.

Going Vintage / Lindsay Leavitt

When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys and modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to "go vintage" and return to a simpler time.  But the list is trickier than it looks.

Return to Me / Justina Chen

Nothing is going as planned for Rebecca. She's weeks away from starting college--at a school chosen specifically to put a few thousand miles of freedom between Reb and her parents. But her dad's last-minute job opportunity has her entire family moving all those miles with her! And then there's the matter of her unexpected, amazing boyfriend, Jackson, who is staying behind on the exact opposite coast.

Mila 2.0 / Debra Driza

"No matter what.  I wouldn't let anyone change me.  I wouldn't let them strip away whatever tiny parts of me were human.  Assuming I had any humanity to lose."  One part teen love story, and two parts super-spy thriller, Mila 2.0 is a bold debut and the first book in an action-packed trilogy.

The Rising / Kelley Armstrong

Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong's bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy (Gathering, Calling)

This is What Happy Looks Like / Jennifer E. Smith

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

Campus Visits & College Interviews

Just in time for April break, this quick and handy guide will help you get the right impression during your visit and make the right impression during your interview. It tells you the best times to visit; what to look for while you're there; what questions to expect during your interview; what questions you should ask; and more.

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Dark Triumphs / Robin LaFevers

Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this sequel to Grave Mercy.

Fearless / Cornelia Funke

Finally . . . the sequel to 2010's Reckless! Jacob Reckless journeys to the Mirrorworld to tell his shapeshifting friend Fox that a fairy curse--a deadly moth in his chest--means he has only one year to live.

A Devil & Her Love Song #8

The start of her second year in high school brings someone unexpected into  Maria's life - Shintaro Kurosu, a brash first-year student who does as he pleases.  He takes a strong liking to Maria and sticks to her, making Maria and her crush Shin Meguro extremely uncomfortable.  Like it or not, Kurosu's presence is about to change Maria in a surprising way . . .

The Sweetest Dark / Shana Abe

For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray,The Sweetest Darkis filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time.

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Grace, Gold & Glory / Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford

The U.S. gymnast all-around gold medal winner at the 2012 London Olympics tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination.

Shadow on the Sun / David Macinnis Gill

Book #3 in the excellent space adventure series - don't mess with Durango!

Period.8 / Chris Crutcher

Period 8. An hour a day.  The only rule is that you keep it real; that you tell the truth. But someone in Period 8 is lying.  And when a classmate goes missing and the mystery of her disappearance seeps beyond P-8 and into every hour of the day, all hell breaks loose.

Warm Bodies / Isaac Marion

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between - a zombie boy, a human girl - what are the chances?

The Lifeguard / Deborah Blumenthal

It's an unsettled summer for Sirena. Back in Texas, her family's splitting apart, but here in Rhode Island, at the cottage of her free-spirited aunt, it's a different world. There are long days at the beach and intriguing encounters with him. Pilot, the lifeguard with shamanic skills.

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Falling for You / Lisa Schroeder

Affection turns to obsession—and love means both devastation and redemption—in this gripping novel from the author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me.

Cinders & Sapphires / Leila Rasheed

One house, two worlds . . . sumpuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels.  Att those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.

Who I Kissed / Janet Gurtler

Samantha didn't mean to hurt anyone.  She just wanted to make Zee a little jealous, so she kissed Alex.  And then he died - right  there in her arms.  Sam is now the school pariah and a media sensation.  Consumed with guilt, she'll have to figure out a way to forgive herself, or no one else will either.

The Golden Lily / Richelle Mead

At a boarding school in glamorous Palm Springs, California, alchemist Sydney must protect the vampires-in-hiding from the threat of other humans, a task made harder by forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer.

Tiger / William Richter

"An absolute page-turner.  Murder, action, intrigue and the toughest female vigilante since Lisbeth Sandler." - Pittacus Lore

Gate of Paradise - a Blue Bloods novel / Melissa de la Cruz

In the final installment of the Blue Bloods series, the young vampires of Manhattan must make terrible sacrifices in order to triumph over Lucifer and the Silver Bloods.

Renegade / J. S. Souders

Since the age of three, Evelyn has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium's secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realization: Everything she knows is a lie.

2013 Scholastic Book of World Records

Updated with the most recent facts, stats and records!

Dead Strange / Matt Lamy

This amazing collection contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the spooky to the just plain confounding. - the bizarre truths behind 50 world-famous mysteries.

A Midsummer Tights Dream / Louise Rennison

Louise Rennison, nationally bestselling author of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, returns with another hilarious adventure starring Georgia’s cousin Tallulah Casey.

Boundless / Cynthia Hand

As the battle against the Black Wings and their minions looms on the horizon, part-angel Clara Gardner is finally ready to fulfill her destiny, even though she knows she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Black City / Elizabeth Richards

Ash, a sixteen-year-old twin-blood who sells his addictive venom, "Haze," to support his dying mother, and Natalie, the daughter of a diplomat, discover their mysterious--and forbidden--connection in the Black City, where humans and Darklings struggle to rebuild after a brutal war.

Dance of Shadows / Yelena Black

Vanessa follows her sister Margaret to an elite Manhattan ballet school, not only gaining admission but also earning the lead in a production of the Firebird, while trying to uncover why and how Margaret and other lead dancers have disappeared.

Altered / Jennifer Rush

Everything about Anna's life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There's Nick, solemn and brooding; Cas, light-hearted and playful; Trev, smart and caring; and Sam . . . who's stolen Anna's heart.

Camp / Elaine Wolf

Every secret has a price.For most girls, sleepaway camp is great fun. But for Amy Becker, it's a nightmare.

Also Known As / Robin Benway

Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend.

How to Lead a Life of Crime / Kirsten Miller

A teenaged pickpocket, haunted by the ghost of his brother killed by his father, is recruited for Mandel Academy, a school for criminals where only one student survives each semester.

Witch & Wizard - the Kiss / James Patterson & Jill Dembrowski

For the first time in their lives, Wisty and Whit Allgood find themselves at odds as Wisty is drawn to a mysterious and magical stranger named Heath.

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Death & the Girl Next Door / Darynda Jones

Death, Doom, & Detention / Darynda Jones

Books 1 & 2 of  bestselling author Darynda Jones' thrilling YA series. She hits plenty of buttons - impossibly handsome boys, supernatural powers, hot romance, friendship, school rivalries, suspense & comedy!

The Cadet of Tildor / Alex Liddell

At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers, but when her mentor is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and best friend Alec struggle to do what is right in a world of crime of political intrigue.

A Touch Menacing / Leah Clifford

Eden is a Sider, a being caught between life and death, with unspeakable powers. And she's in love with Az, a tortured soul--a fallen angel. To save each other, to save their friends and life on earth itself, Eden and Az may have to sacrifice themselves.  Lots of angst & drama!

The Lives We Lost / Megan Crewe

In the second installment in this dystopian trilogy, the virus has spread beyond Kaelyn's island, and she and her friends must head to the mainland, carrying with them hopes for a cure.

Meant to Be / Lauren Morrill

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the (gasp!) wrong guy.

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Code / Kathy Reichs

The Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by "The Gamemaster." A second, greater geocache is within reach--if the Virals are up to the challenge.

Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel & Raven / Lauren Oliver

For those who just can't get enough of this captivating series -  Hana, Annabel, and Raven each center around a fascinating and complex character who adds important information to the series and gives it greater depth.

Infatuate / Aimee Agresti

Haven Terra is still recovering from an internship that brought her literally to the brink of hell when a trip to New Orleans leads to more trouble.

Avatar the last airbender - The promise, part 1

Avatar the last airbender - The promise, part 2

Avatar the last airbender - The promise, part 3

Picking up exactly where Avatar: The Last Airbender left off, The Promise takes Aang to a Fire Nation colony in the heart of the Earth Nation, where tensions between neighbors threaten to shatter the world's newfound peace-putting the Avatar on a collision course with one of his closest friends, FireLord Zuko.

Revolution 19 / Gregg Rosenblum

Headstrong seventeen-year-old Nick has spent his whole life in a community in the wilderness, hiding out from the robots that have enslaved mankind. But when the bots discover the community's location, he, his tech-geek younger brother, Kevin, and adopted sister, Cass, barely make it out alive—only to discover that their home has been destroyed and everyone they love is missing.

The Trouble with Flirting / Claire LaZebnik

Franny's supposed to be working this summer, not flirting. But you can't blame her when guys like Alex and Harry are around. . . .

Added 3/5/13

Requiem / Lauren Oliver

This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.

Spellcaster / Claudia Gray

Nadia can tell as soon as her family moves to Captive's Sound that the town is under a dark and powerful spell. Then she meets Mateo, the teenage local whose cursed dreams predict the future, and they must work together to prevent an impending disaster that threatens the entire town

The Summer Prince / Alaya Dawn Johnson

A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the lush tropics of a futuristic Brazil.

Mind Games / Kiersten White

Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage--and if Fia doesn't play by the rules of their deadly game, Annie will be killed.

Aritstotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe / Benjamin Alire Saenz

Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Emblaze / Jessica Shirvington

Violet Eden has accepted that she's part angel, part human, but nothing prepares her to be handed the key to the gates of Hell. Or worse, to be forced to turn the key over to the dark exile who saved and betrayed her: Phoenix.

Pulze / Patrick Carman

In the year 2051, when most Americans live in one of two gigantic, modern States, Faith Daniels, part of a dwindling group that lives between, learns that she, like other misfits, has unusual abilities that could help when the inevitable war begins.

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The Ivy: Scandal / Lauren Kunze

It's been a looong wait - but it's here - the final installment of Callie's freshman year adventures.  Now, if only Gregory were around to appreciate it . . . .

Fragments / Dan Wells

Book Two in the Partials sequence - With the help of Samm and Heron, Kira sets out on a desperate search for clues as to who she is, while Marcus and the remaining human population gear up for war with the Paritals

Madness Underneath / Maureen Johnson

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux is back in London to help solve a new string of inexplicable deaths plaguing the city.

Crash and Burn / Michael Hassan

In April, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. You likely already know what came after for Crash: the nationwide notoriety, the college recruitment, and, of course, the book deal. What you might not know is what came before: a story of two teens whose lives have been inextricably linked since grade school, who were destined, some say, to meet that day in the teachers' lounge of Meadows High. And what you definitely don't know are the words that Burn whispered to Crash right as the siege was ending, a secret that Crash has never revealed. Until now.

Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Shadows in the silence : an Angelfire novel / Courtney Allison Moulton

In the final battle for Heaven and Earth, Ellie, who has the reincarnated soul of an ancient reaper-slayer, must grapple with her archangel powers to save herself and all of humanity.

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Build & Pilot Your Own Walkalong Glider / Philip Rossoni

From local glider expert, Phil Rossoni, go way beyond paper airplanes - make gliders that you can actually control - lots of fun & science, too!

Pivot Point / Kasie West

A girl with the power to search alternate futures lives out six weeks of two different lives in alternating chapters. Both futures hold the potential for love and loss, and ultimately she is forced to choose which fate she is willing to live through.

The Dead & the Buried / Kim Harrington

New student Jade uncovers a murder mystery when she moves into a house haunted by the ghost of a beautiful, mean girl who ruled Jade's high school.

Your Food is Fooling You / David A. Kessler

Our brains are being hijacked by the foods we eat.  Former Commissioner of the FDA, Kessler offers a call to action for young people, and practical advice on developing healthy eating habits.

Added 2/19/13

In Darkness / Nick Lake

Winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award
A modern teen and a black slave, separated by hundreds of years. Yet in some strange way, the boy in the ruins of Port au Prince and the man who led the struggle for Haiti's independence might well be one and the same . . .

The Vincent Brothers / Abbi Glines

Jenny Han's sequel to "The Vincent Boys, " where hot romance is the cure for heartbreak. What starts as a carefree fling becomes a lusty game of seduction. Sawyer and Lana may have different motives, but their scintillating hookups are the same kind of steamy.

The Lost Girl / Sangu Mandanna

From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be—until she found the strength to decide for herself.

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The sin-eater's confession / Ilsa A. Bick

People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy.

After : nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia / edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like?

Madman's Daughter / Megan Shepherd

Dr. Moreau's daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father's island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.

Hooked / Liz Fichera

Invited to become her varsity golf team's only female member, Fredericka Oday pursues a dream of earning a scholarship only to be challenged by golden boy Ryan Berenger, who resents Fred for replacing his best friend on the team.

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Breaking Point / Kristen Simmons


After faking their deaths to escape from prison in Article 5, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

The Tragedy Paper / Elizabeth Laban


While preparing for the most dreaded assignment at the prestigious Irving School, the Tragedy Paper, Duncan gets wrapped up in the tragic tale of Tim Macbeth, a former student who had a clandestine relationship with the wrong girl, and his own ill-fated romance with Daisy.

Sever / Lauren DeStefano

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered. (First two books in series - Wither, Fever)

Splintered / A.G. Howard

A descendant of the inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother until she finds that Wonderland is real and, if she passes a series of tests to fix Alice's mistakes, she may save her family from their curse.

Revel / Maurissa Guibord

Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders.  Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.

Spy vs. Spy Omnibus / Antonio Prohias

If you're a fan, (and who's not?), this is all you need for a good few hours of fun!

The Supernaturalist / Eoin Colfer

In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

 Hysteria / Megan Miranda

After stabbing and killing her boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Mallory, who has no memory of the event, is sent away to a boarding school to escape the gossip and threats, but someone or something is following her.

Echo / Alyson Noel

Daire Santos and her boyfriend, Dace, team up again to find the Richters, a dark family of sorcerers, before they upset the balance between good and evil, and Dace's brother Cade, who forces Daire to confront the horrifying prophecy that brought them all together and claim her true destiny as a Seeker.

The Friday Society / Adrienne Kress

Cora, Nellie, and Michiko, teenaged assistants to three powerful men in Edwardian London, meet by chance at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered man, leading the three to work together to solve this and related crimes without drawing undue attention to themselves.

Perfect Scoundrels / Ally Carter

When feisty teenaged thief Kat's on-again off-again boyfriend, Hale, suddenly inherits his family's billion dollar company, Kat gets a tip-off that the will is a fake.

Game Changer / Margaret Peterson Haddix

A talented teen athlete questions reality—and the role she plays in it—when a mysterious injury upends her world.

Maggot Moon / Sally Gardner

In Gardner's stunning novel, set in a ruthless regime, an unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. Illustrations.

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Unravel me / Tahereh Mafi

In the pulse-pounding sequel to "Shatter Me, " which "Publishers Weekly" called "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks," Juliette learns to control her powers but is forced to choose between her heart-and Adam's life.

Scarlet / Marissa Meyer

Scarlet and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in the second thrilling installment of the Lunar Chronicles (1st volune - Cinder)

Librarian favorite!

Cross my heart, hope to die / Sara Shepard

The mystery deepens in the latest installment of the "New York Times"-bestselling series, the basis for the hit ABC Family show, where the lies are deadly and the consequences killer.

Midwinterblood / Marcus Sedgewick

Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined—this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice.