Thursday, October 6, 2011

Check Out These Hot New Books

New Books, New Books!!

From Brian Selznick to Ellen Hopkins, here at CCPL we've just received tons of new books from your favorite YA authors...and from some amazing debut writers. Be first to check them out! Click on any title to reserve it:

By Brian Selznick

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, 12-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City. There, he meets Rose, who's also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

From the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Every You, Every Me
By David Levithan

Evan is haunted by the loss of his best friend. But when mysterious photographs start appearing, he begins to fall apart as he wonders if she has returned -- and whether she's seeking vengeance.

From the author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Boy Meets Boy

By Ellen Hopkins

Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre tell of their very different paths toward perfection -- and how their goals change when tragedy strikes. Like Hopkins' other books (Crank, Glass, Identitical, etc.) this one is written in her amazing verse.

The Near Witch
By Victoria Schwab

At 16, Lexi lives on an enchanted moor at the edge of the village called Near where children start to disappear the day after a mysterious boy appears in town. Does he have anything to do with the disappearances? Lexi must solve the mystery.

All These Things I’ve Done
By Gabrielle Zevin

In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, 16-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.

Anna Dressed in Blood
By Kendare Blake

For three years, 17-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead and traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. But everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

Draw the Dark
By Ilsa J. Bick

Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy, and ever since he's drawn and painted obsessively, trying desperately to remember his mother. The problem is that Christian doesn't just draw his own memories. He can draw the thoughts of those around him.

After Obsession
By Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel

When Alan, a half-Navajo in touch with the spiritual mysticism of his ancestors, meets Aimee, a gifted psychic in his new high school, they realize they've had precognitive dreams about each other. Together, they must confront an evil spirit responsible for mysterious deaths in a river in their small Maine town for hundreds of years -- a spirit that is now haunting Alan's cousin, Courtney.

You Against Me
By Jenny Downham

When 18-year-old Mikey's younger sister claims to have been raped, he seeks to avenge the crime. That's when he meets Ellie, the sister of the accused, and befriends her, complicating the situation considerably for all of them. From the author of Before I Die.

The Summer I Learned to Fly
By Dana Reinhardt

Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick. But when her widowed mother begins to date, the 13-year-old gets help from her father's book of lists, her pet rat, and Emmett, a boy on a quest.

Imaginary Girls
By Nova Ren Suma

Two years after 16-year-old Chloe discovered her classmate London's dead body floating in a Hudson Valley reservoir, she returns home to be with her devoted older sister Ruby, a town favorite. There, Chloe finds that London is alive and well -- and that Ruby may somehow have brought her back to life and persuaded everyone that nothing is amiss.

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
By Kenneth Oppel

When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the 18th century, 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text called the Biblioteka Obscura.

Soon to be a motion picture from the producers of Twilight!

Silhouetted By the Blue
By Traci L. Jones

After the death of her mother in a car wreck, seventh-grader Serena lands the lead in her middle-school play and is left to handle the day-to-day challenges of caring for herself and her younger brother when their father cannot pull himself out of his depression.

Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face
By Paul Acampora

When 14-year-old Zachary and his father move to Falls, Connecticut, he spends a summer falling in love, coming to terms with his mother's absence, and forming eclectic friendships.

Page By Paige
By Laura Lee Gulledge

When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she struggles to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook. It helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Check out this fantastic graphic novel!

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