New Books – September 2010

You, by Charles Benoit. Y Benoit.
Fifteen-year-old Kyle discovers the shattering ramifications of the decisions he makes, and does not make, about school, the girl he likes, and his future.

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June, by Robin Benway. Y Benway.
After their parents’ divorce, teenaged sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood and use them to cope with moving to a new home and high school, but wonder if the gifts have a greater purpose.

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices, Book One), by Cassandra Clare. Y Clare.
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray descends into Victorian London’s dark underworld to search for her missing brother, with the mysterious Shadowhunters as her only allies. Prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three), by Suzanne Collins. Y Collins.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe, in the powerful and haunting final installment of Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy.

Three Black Swans, by Caroline Cooney. Y Cooney.
In this riveting, heartrending story by thriller author Cooney, the truth changes the lives of three families–as the bonds of blood must withstand the strains of long-hidden secrets that are at last revealed.

The Walls Have Eyes (sequel to The Sky Inside), by Clare Dunkel. Y Dunkel.
Martin may have seen his sister, Cassie, to safety at the end of “The Sky Inside,” but his adventure is far from over. There’s still a totalitarian regime in place, murderous game shows on the air, and a couple of government agents on Martin’s tail, in this sequel.

Dark Song, by Gail Giles. Y Giles.
After her father loses his job and she finds out that her parents have lied to her, fifteen-year-old Ames feels betrayed enough to become involved with a criminal who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

The Julian Game, by Adele Griffin. Y Griffin.
In an effort to improve her social status, a new scholarship student at an exclusive girls’ school uses a fake online profile to help a popular girl get back at her ex-boyfriend, but the consequences are difficult to handle.

The Line, by Teri Hall. Y Hall.
In this compelling debut, Hall writes a futuristic urban novel about the lines one girl must cross, and what lengths she is willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right. Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but when Rachel has an opportunity to Cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued.

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, by Stephanie Hemphill. Y Hemphill.
A Printz Honor winner presents a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials based on the real historical characters, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692–Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam Jr.

Fallout, by Ellen Hopkins. Y Hopkins.
Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family’s story, “Fallout” is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun in “Crank” and “Glass.”

Firelight, by Sophie Jordan. Y Jordan.
When sixteen-year-old Jacinda, who can change into a dragon, is forced to move away from her community of shapeshifters and start a more normal life, she falls in love with a boy who proves to be her most dangerous enemy.

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, Book Two), by Julie Kagawa. YPB Kagawa.
Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan is deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, becomes a prisoner of the Winter faery queen, and loses her own fey powers. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey–ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her–and trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly.

The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), by Kody Keplinger. Y Keplinger.
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, a notorious womanizer who disgusts her, in order to distract her from her personal problems, and to her surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common and are able to help each other find more productive ways to deal with their difficulties.

Hothouse, by Chris Lynch. Y Lynch.
From a National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor author comes the story of two friends who must confront the shocking secret lives of their firefighter fathers, fallen heroes, and then grapple with the consequences in their own lives.

The Eternals Ones, by Kirsten Miller. Y Miller.
Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. Then an impossible group of coincidences forces her to flee from her small Tennessee town to New York, to discover who she is, and who she had been.

Radiance, by Alyson Noel. YPB. Noel.
After crossing the bridge into the afterlife, a place called Here where the time is always Now, Riley’s existence continues in much the same way as when she was alive until she is given the job of Soul Catcher and, together with her teacher Bodhi, returns to earth for her first assignment, a ghost called the Radiant Boy who has been haunting an English castle for centuries and resisted all previous attempts to get him across the bridge. Spin-off of the Immortals series.

I Am Number Four, by Lore Pittacus. Y Pittacus.
Nine alien teenagers are hiding on Earth. Three are dead. Number Four is next. In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien. This is the launch of a gripping, action-packed series already optioned for film by Steven Spielberg for DreamWorks.

The Interrogation of Gabriel James, by Charlie Price. Y Price.
An eyewitness to two killings, 14-year-old Gabriel James relates the shocking story behind the murders in a police interrogation interspersed with flashbacks. Step by step, this Montana teenager traces the link between a troubled classmate’s disturbing home life and an outbreak of crime.

The Candidates (Delcrois Academy, Book One), by Inara Scott. Y Scott.
Dancia Lewis has a secret: whenever she sees a person threaten someone she cares about, things “happen.” Dancia does all she can to stay under the radar, but when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a scholarship, she reluctantly accepts.

Perfect (Pretty Little Liars, Book 3), by Sara Shepard. YPB Shepard.
Things in exclusive Rosewood, Pennsylvania, take a turn for the worse as the four girls start to suspect that one of them may be a pretty little killer.

Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars, Book 4), by Sara Shepard. YPB Shepard.
“Emily’s been shipped off to Iowa to live with her überconservative cousins. Aria’s boyfriend is behind bars–because of her. Spencer’s afraid she was involved in Ali’s murder. But Hanna’s fate is far worse: she’s clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much. If these girls don’t start listening to me, Hanna’s going to look like the lucky one”–P. [4] of cover.

Wicked (Pretty Little Liars, Book 5), by Sara Shepard. YPB Shepard.
The stalker’s identity has finally been revealed, but Spencer, Emily, Hanna and Aria are bound to repeat the past, and continue to be bad.

Killer (Pretty Little Liars Book 6), by Sara Shepard. YPB Shepard.
Rosewood’s four prettiest girls are still up to no good. Hanna is being a corrupting influence; Aria’s a snoop; Spencer is stealing; and Emily is working hard at not being pure.

Heartless (Pretty Little Liars Book 7), by Sara Shepard. YPB Shepard.
After high school juniors Spencer, Emily, Hanna, and Aria think they have seen Ali, their missing and presumed dead friend, they pursue clues from a mysterious stalker, trying to find out if she is still alive.

Unraveled (sequel to Intertwined), by Gena Showalter. Y Showalter.
With three now human souls living inside his head, Aden Stone has always been “different” himself. These souls can time-travel, raise the dead, possess another’s mind and, his least favorite these days, tell the future. The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart.

The Dark Deeps (Hunchback Assignments, Book Two), by Arthur Slade. Y Slade.
Fourteen-year-old English spy Modo has a new assignment: to uncover the underwater mystery of the Inctineo. Modo, however, soon makes an astounding discovery: human life in the dark deeps.

Empire of Night (Vampirates, Book Five), by Justin Somper. Y Somper.
After the revelation of the Tempest family history, twins Connor and Grace face a newly defined future marked by their Vampirate roots. Meanwhile, Sidorio’s evil Vampirate Empire continues its expansion, making it tragically apparent that no ship is safe.

The White Horse Trick (New Policeman trilogy, Book Three), by Kate Thompson. Y Thompson.
Set in an Ireland of the future and the Tr na n’Og of Irish legend, here is the stunning conclusion to the acclaimed trilogy that includes “The New Policeman” and “The Last of the High Kings.”

The Haunted (Hollow trilogy, Book Two), by Jessica Verday. Y Verday.
After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with – the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead – Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Caspian is a Shade and Abbey is his destiny.

Wired (sequel to Crashed), by Robin Wasserman. Y Wasserman.
Lia is back at home, pretending to be the perfect daughter, but she has become the public face of the mechs, devoting her life to convincing the world that she and others like her deserve to exist, until shocking truths are revealed, forcing her to make a life-changing decision.

Extraordinary, by Nancy Werlin. Y Werlin.
Phoebe, a member of the wealthy Rothschilds family, befriends Mallory, an awkward new girl in school, and the two become as close as sisters, but Phoebe does not know that Mallory is a faerie, sent to the human world to trap the ordinary human girl into fulfilling a promise made by her ancestor Mayer to the queen of the faeries.

The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff. Y Yovanoff.
Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant, and when a friend’s sister disappears he goes against his family’s and town’s deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives.

Zombies vs. Unicorns, ed. By Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier. Y Zombies.
It’s a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories from such authors as Cassandra Clare, Meg Cabot, and Scott Westerfeld.


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