New Fiction – October 2009

markedHouse of Night novels: Marked; Betrayed; Untamed; Chosen. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. YPB Cast.
Enter the dark, magical world of The House of Night, a world where vampyres have always existed. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire.

hushHush, Hush. Becca Fitzpatrick. Y Fitzpatrick.
Partnered in biology with new student Patch, 16-year-old Nora Gray starts seeing things she cannot explain. At first she’s both drawn and repelled by her lab partner, but when she sees V-shaped scars on his back, Nora learns Patch is fighting an ancient battle between the fallen and the immortal.

liarLiar. Justine Larbalestier. Y Larbalestier.
Micah freely admits that she’s a compulsive liar. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and her parents. But when her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not.

enterparrotEnter the Parrot. Kiki Lon. YPB Lon.
Meet Jade, the White girl in the Wong family. On the surface, Jade fits in perfectly. But just below the surface lurks the fragrance of ginger, ginseng, and a secret kung fu society. When her crazy grandpa’s deluded parrot goes missing, Jade must dive deep into the seedy underbelly of Chinatown to find him, keeping secrets from her best friends and her cute eco-mentor, Cedric: aka the hottest guy in school. She’ll need her wits about her to solve the riddle, especially when more than one bird goes missing. Could TF, the hot Chinese guy with the washboard abs, hold the key to the mystery? One girl. One parrot. One ancient kung fu mystery. Got kung fu? – Publisher marketing

rampantRampant. Diana Peterfreund. Y Peterfreund.
Astrid has always scoffed at her eccentric mother’s stories about killer unicorns. But after one attacks her boyfriend–ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom–Astrid must head to Rome to become a unicorn hunter.

homestretchHomestretch. Paul Volponi. Y Volponi.
Five months after losing his mother, seventeen-year-old Gas runs away from an abusive father and gets a job working at an Arkansas race track, surrounded by the illegal Mexican immigrants that he and his father blame for her death.

leviathanLeviathan. Scott Westerfeld. Y Westerfeld.
On the eve of World War I, the machine-loving Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their big steam-powered Clankers. Inspired by Darwin, the British have fabricated animals into warships. Their mothership is called “Leviathan,” and she is a whale-dirigible. The first book in a brand-new trilogy by the author of the “New York Times”-bestselling Uglies series.

unclaimedUnclaimed Heart. Kim Wilkins. YPB Wilkins.
The rules for a young English woman in 1799 are simple: Obey; stay out of the way; and don’t ask questions. But Constance Blackchurch is insatiable, headstrong, and complex; and the quest to find her missing mother is too much to resist–as is Alexandre Sans-Nom, the pearl diver who steals her heart.

monstrumologistThe Monstrumologist. Rick Yancey. Y Yancey.
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi. This is the first book of this new series by the author of The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp series.

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