Thursday, March 14, 2013

New (and Notable) Books!

Hello, readers!

We've got loads of new books ready for you to check out. Click on the title to go to our catalog, where you can reserve your copy today!

Happy reading,

--the YA Staff

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Front Cover

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

The Innocents by Lili Peloquin

Sisters Alice and Charlie, who have a love-hate relationship, experience a new test to their bond when they relocate to the secretive town of Serenity Point, where they fight to belong and vie for the attentions of an alluring young man.

How To Lead A Life Of Crime by 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.

Modernized Lois Duncan Titles:

Summer of Fear, Stranger With My Face, Don't Look Behind You, Down a Dark Hall (and more!)

 Summer of Fear By: Lois Duncan

Ever wonder what Lois Duncan's classic horror/thriller/paranormal/mystery titles would be like if the characters were modern teens (think cell phones and the internet)? Well look no further!

Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel by Melissa de la Cruz, Adapted by Robert Venditti, Art by Alina Urusov


Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

A fifteen-year-old Australian girl gets her first job and first crush on her unattainable university-aged co-worker, as both search for meaning in their lives.

Middleworld by J & P Voelkel


When his archaeologist parents go missing in Central America, fourteen-year-old Max embarks on a wild adventure through the Mayan underworld in search of the legendary Jaguar Stones, which enabled ancient Mayan kings to wield the powers of living gods. Includes cast of characters, glossary, facts about the Maya cosmos and calendar, and a recipe for chicken tamales.

Cracked by K.M. Walton

When Bull Mastrick and Victor Konig wind up in the same psychiatric ward at age sixteen, each recalls and relates in group therapy the bullying relationship they have had since kindergarten, but also facts about themselves and their families that reveal they have much in common.

 Living Violet by Jaime Reed


Samara is intrigued by her flirtatious co-worker, Caleb, but his secrets draw Samara into a world that places her loved ones in danger, forcing her to take a risk that will change her life forever.

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler


Hudson Avery gave up a promising competitive ice skating career after her parents divorced. Now she spends her time baking cupcakes and helping out in her mother's upstate New York diner, but when she gets a chance at a scholarship and starts coaching the boys' hockey team, she realizes that she is not through with ice skating after all.

The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini

A gaming-obsessed boy is sent to camp to become a man--but ends up on a fantastical (and funny) journey that will change his life forever.

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Having spent several years in and out of hospitals for a life-threatening illness, pragmatic sixteen-year-old Cam is relocated by her miracle-seeking mother to a town in Maine known for its mystical healing qualities.

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Almost seventeen-year-old Alison, who has synesthesia, finds herself in a psychiatric facility accused of killing a classmate whose body cannot be found.

My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend

When beautiful high school student Lexi is involved in an automobile accident that leaves her disfigured, she must learn who she really is beyond a pretty face, and she must also learn to forgive.
Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves

Sent to do volunteer work at the Whitechapel Hospital in the east end of London in 1888, seventeen-year-old Abbie discovers the identity of Jack the Ripper.

Beyond by Graham McNamee
Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Jane has attempted suicide more than once, but Jane knows the truth: her shadow is trying to kill her

Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

After waking up on an operating table with no memory of how she got there, Noa must team up with computer hacker Peter to stop a corrupt corporation with a deadly secret
Temptation by R.L Stine

Matt and Billy have to contend with the vampires that prey on tourists in the resort town of Sandy Hollow, while Pete encounters vampires at his new school.
Finding Somewhere by Joseph Monninger
Two girls: Best friends Hattie and Delores feel that life in their small New Hampshire town is a dead end. One horse: Old and about to be put down, Speed gets a reprieve when Hattie and Delores decide to save him. A road trip: Determined to set Speed free, Hattie and Delores drive him west in search of rangeland. But the road takes some unexpected turns as the girls get their own taste of freedom.
Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde

Fourteen-year-old Grace must find a way to get her older sister out of a princess-filled virtual reality RPG (role playing game)--before it is too late.
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
In a dystopian, near-future Britain, sixteen-year-old Trent, obsessed with making movies on his computer, joins a group of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity.

Sophia's War by Avi

In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
Scorned in her Flatlands village because of a deformed foot, Emmeline Thistle's life changes when she is taken in by Wanderlands dairy farmers and discovers her magical ability to make chocolate, which is more precious and rare than gold or jewels in the kingdom of Anglund.
Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

When a virus deadly to adults infects their high school, brothers David and Will and the other students soon break into gangs that fight each other for survival and the hope of escaping their quarantine.
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen, both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters must prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually, they select their victims at random, but this time around, the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge.
Gravediggers: Mountain of  Bones by Christopher Krovatin

During a class trip to the Montana woods, three sixth-graders--athletic Ian, sensitive PJ, and brainy Kendra--are separated from their group and must rely on each other to survive as they encounter zombies and more.
Dodger by Terry Pratchett

In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd.
Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman
Eighteen-year-old identical twins Alice and Rachel have always shared a very special bond, so when one is abducted the other uses their connection to try to locate her.

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Evie O'Neill has gotten into trouble one too many times, so her parents ship her off to live with her uncle in New York. It's hardly a punishment for Evie to live in the world of speakeasies, jazz clubs, the Ziegfeld Follies, and big city excitement - even if she does have to help Uncle Will run the creepy Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult. But when a string of strange, occult-related murders sends the city into a tizzy of fear, Evie has to set aside shopping and shows to help Will investigate the mysterious crimes.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


In medieval Brittany, there is a convent where the sisters worship the old gods and keep the old ways. When 17-year-old Ismae is rescued from a brutal arranged marriage and brought to the convent of St. Mortain, she has no idea that her strange and deadly gifts will lead to a new life as a handmaiden to Death himself - a silk-clad assassin bound for intrigue, glamour, and danger in the world of the high court.

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Living with an abusive father, abandoned by her older sister, Sloane has decided that today is the day she's going to take her own life. She just wasn't counting on the zombie apocalypse.

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