Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Spoken Word

New Teen Books on CD

We've just received a TON of new teen books on CD. So, if you'd rather listen to words, or if you're facing a long car trip, check out these titles. (Click on titles to reserve them. We'll ship the CDs to the CCPL branch closest to you!)

Mockingjay [compact disc]
By Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen has survived the fight-to-the-death Hunger Games. But now she faces her toughest challenge yet. With the Capitol and President Snow blaming her for the uprising in District 12, will she sacrifice herself to protect her loved ones?

Sequel to: The Hunger Games and Catching Fire

Fallen [compact disc]
By Lauren Kate

Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, 17-year-old Luce is sent to reform school in Savannah where she meets two intriguing boys -- and learns the truth about the frightening shadows that haunt her.

Sequel: Torment

Incarceron [compact disc]

Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live in cells, metal forests, and dilapidated cities. Finn, a 17-year-old prisoner, can't remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He's going to escape. But then, he finds a crystal key and through it, a girl. 

Sequel: Sapphique

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings [compact disc]
By Hélène Boudreau

Jade gets her first period in the mall. Then, she runs into cute Luke Martin in the feminine products aisle while her dad Googles menstruation on his phone. But freak takes on a whole new meaning when hormones bring on another metamorphosis, complete with scales and a tail.

Matched [compact disc]
By Allyson Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate -- until she sees Ky Markham's face.

The Gardener [compact disc]
By S.A. Bodeen

When Mason finds a beautiful but catatonic girl in the nursing home where his mom works, the discovery leads him to revelations about a series of disturbing human experiments that have a connection to his own life.

The Maze Runner [compact disc]
By James Dashner

Thomas wakes up in a dark box and remembers nothing but his name. He winds up in the Glade with other teen boys in the same predicament. They have no clue why they've been sent there -- or how to escape.

Sequel: The Scorch Trials

Monsters of Men [compact disc]
By Patrick Ness

As war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. And ruthless human leaders prepare as a convoy of new settlers approaches.

Sequel to: The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer

The Replacement [compact disc]
By Brenna Yovanoff

Mackie is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels, black water, and living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby 16 years ago. Now, Mackie is dying in the human world.

Lockdown [compact disc]
By Alexander Gordon Smith

When 14-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.

Crusade [compact disc]
By Nancy Holder

For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at the Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity -- or die trying.

Crescendo [compact disc]
By Becca Fitzpatrick

Ever since her father died, Nora has tried to uncover her mysterious past. When she's the target of an assassination attempt, she turns to her guardian angel, Patch. But Patch seems more interested in Nora's archenemy, Marcie Millar.

Sequel to Hush, Hush. Check out the new third book, Silence!

The Dark and Hollow Places [compact disc]
By Carrie Ryan

After a zombie plague destroyed society, small holdouts of people struggle to survive. Annah lives alone after losing her twin sister and their best friend. Then, she meets a new boy, Catcher, with dark secrets connected to her past.

Sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves

Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court [compact disc]

Check out this series of short stories by such great authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac. Stories are interspersed with poems and photographs that give different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day on a court in New York City known as The Cage.

The Batboy [compact disc]
By Mike Lupica

When his hometown's Major League Baseball team comes calling for a batboy, 14-year-old Brian believes his dream has come true. Using his new job to win over his deadbeat dad, Brian strikes up an unlikely friendship with Hank Bishop, a once-popular ballplayer who was banned for using steroids.

Joseph [compact disc]
By Sheila Moses

For Joseph Flood, life is tough. Mama is addicted to drugs, and Daddy is away fighting in Iraq. It seems like there's no way out when he moves into a homeless shelter in a North Carolina ghetto. And when he enrolls in yet another new school, it's hard to keep his troubles secret.

Perfect Chemistry
By Simone Elkeles

When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be However, they must face the disapproval of their schoolmates -- and others.

Sequel: Rules of Attraction

By Laurie Halse Anderson

Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, 15-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again -- as slaves once again.

Sequel to: Chains

Revolution [compact disc]
By Jennifer Donnolley

An angry 17-year-old musician facing expulsion from her Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment. There, she finds a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help an imprisoned little boy -- Louis Charles, the lost king of France.

The Red Pyramid [compact disc]
By Rick Riordan

Since their mom's death, Carter and Sadie have become strangers. Sadie lives in London; her brother travels with their father, Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. When Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a research experiment, he unleashes the evil Egyptian god Set.

City of Fallen Angels [compact disc]
By Cassandra Clare

As mysterious murders threaten the new peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders, only Simon, the Daylighter vampire, can help bring both groups together.

Sequel to: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass

Nightshade [compact disc]

Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their shape-shifting wolf pack. But when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla's heart, she's faced with a decision that could change her whole world.

For a full list of our young adult books on CD, click here and then scroll down to "TYPE." Click on the TYPE bar and go to "young adult book on CD." Hit search and voila! Put the ones you like on hold so they'll be waiting for you at your favorite CCPL branch!


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