Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Books Feature Ghosts, Insanity, and a Sunken Ship

Be First to Get These New Books!

Our new books feature ghosts, murder, cover ups, entire worlds gone bad, the Titanic, an alien abduction, and more! Click on any title to reserve a copy at your favorite CCPL branch.

Everybody Sees the Ants
By A.S. King

Fed up with his parents' fighting and a bully's attacks, 15-year-old Lucky Linderman dreams of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War. However, during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.

By the author of Please Ignore Vera Dietz.

By Marie Lu

A future America is at war. Born into an elite family, June is being groomed for the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, Day is the country's most wanted criminal. They have no reason to cross paths -- until June's brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Is Day really to blame, or was he set up to cover a darker secret?

The Poisoned House: A Ghost Story
By Michael Ford

The widowed master of an elegant house in Victorian-era London slips slowly into madness, his tyrannical housekeeper takes on more power, and a ghostly presence distracts a teen maidservant with clues to a deadly secret.

Jasper Jones
By Craig Silvey

In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.

By Richard Harland

Col Porpentine is being groomed as the next Commander of Worldshaker, a juggernaut where elite families live on the upper decks while the Filthies toil below. But when he meets Riff, a Filthy girl on the run, he discovers how ignorant he is of his home and its residents.

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
By Allan Wolf

A millionaire hopes to bring home his pregnant teen bride without a media scandal. A beautiful refugee discovers first love. And an ancient iceberg glides south, anticipating its fateful encounter. The voices in this re-creation of the Titanic disaster span the classes and stations of those caught in the horrific events.

My  Name is Not Easy
By Debby Dahl Edwardson

Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.

By Jane Eagland

At 17, Louisa Cosgrove is locked away in the Wildthorn Hall mental institution where she's stripped of her identity and left to wonder who has tried to destroy her life.

I'll Be There
By Holly Goldberg Sloan

Raised by an unstable father who stays on the move, Sam Border has long been the voice of his silent younger brother, Riddle. But everything changes when Sam meets Emily Bell whose family offers them normalcy for the first time.

By Lucy Christopher

While her father is hospitalized, 13-year-old Isla befriends Harry, the first boy to understand her love of the outdoors. Meanwhile, as Harry's health fails, Isla tries to help him -- and a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside his window.

By the author of Stolen.

Jefferson's Sons
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. While they get special treatment -- better work, better shoes, even violin lessons -- they're still slaves. Then, the lighter-skinned children have a chance to escape into white society. But what about the children who look more like their mother?

By Sophie Flack

Hannah Ward revels in the competition, intense rehearsals, and dazzling performances that come with being a member of Manhattan Ballet Company. But after meeting handsome musician, Jacob, she begins to realize there could be more to her life.

The Resisters
By Eric Nylund

When Ethan is kidnapped by 12-year-olds Madison and Felix, he learns that the Earth has been taken over by aliens and that all the adults in the world are under mind control.

Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
By Dave Roman

In this graphic novel, Hakata Soy looks to make a new start at Astronaut Academy. However, his past as the leader of a futuristic superhero team catches up to him when a robot doppelganger is sent to kill him.

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