The Young Inferno. John Agard. Y Agard.
Can our hoodie-clad hero make it through the nine circles of Hell and back again? Will he find love with his soul mate, Beatrice? In this red-hot retelling of “Dante’s Inferno,” readers discover the city of Dis, where everybody disses everybody; meet Frankenstein, the lovesick bouncer with the bling; come face-to-face with the Furies, a gang of T-shirt-wearing, snake-haired females; and encounter a host of gluttons, bigots, and plunderers from the world of history and politics.
Fade to Blue. Sean Beaudoin. Y Beaudoin.
Eighteen-year-old Goth Sophie Blue, sensing that something is awry in her small town, begins to piece together the connections between her missing father, a scientific researcher at a local laboratory, and her high school’s football star, Kenny.
The Last Knight. Hilari Bell. Y Bell.
In alternate chapters, eighteen-year-old Sir Michael Sevenson, an anachronistic knight errant, and seventeen-year-old Fisk, his street-wise squire, tell of their noble quest to bring Lady Ceciel to justice while trying to solve her husband’s murder.
Rogue’s Home. Hilari Bell. Y Bell.
In this sequel to “The Last Knight,” former knight Sir Michael, now an unredeemed man, must help Fisk, his friend and former squire, clear his family’s name before they are bankrupt. However, someone is out to frame Michael for arson.
Crash into Me. Albert Borris. Y Borris.
Four teens have one thing in common: they all want to die. When they meet online after each one attempts suicide and fails, they escape together on a summer road trip. As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, each must decide whether life is worth living–or if there’s no turning back
Swim the Fly. Don Calame. Y Calame.
“Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year’s? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time–quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt’s other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team”–Publisher.
Al Capone Shines My Shoes. Gennifer Choldenko. Y Choldenko.
In this anticipated sequel to the Newbery Honor book “Al Capone Does My Shirts,” Moose Flanagan, living on Alcatraz with his family, discovers a new note that says, Your turn. Is it from Al Capone himself? And if so, what does it mean?
The Splendor Falls. Rosemary Clement-Moore. Y Clement-Moore.
A broken leg has ended Sylvie Davis’ career as a ballerina, but her pain runs deeper. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady.
Catching Fire. Suzanne Collins. Y Collins.
Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with Peeta Mellark. But it had been a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion.