Beat the Band, by Don Calame. Y Calame.
Paired with the infamous “Hot Dog” Helen for a health class presentation on safe sex, tenth-grader Coop tries to regain his cool by entering his musically challenged rock group in the “Battle of the Bands” competition.
Pathfinder, by Orson Scott Card. Y Card.
From the internationally bestselling author of Ender’s Game comes a brand-new series that draws readers into the world of Rigg. Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others’ pasts, but revelations after his father’s death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, Book One), by Ally Carter. YPB Carter.
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from “normal teenage life” until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, Book Two), by Ally Carter. YPB Carter.
In this follow-up to “I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You,” Carter delivers more spy-girl intrigue and romance, as trouble crops up once again for Cammie Morgan, a CIA legacy-student at Gallagher Academy, the world’s premier academy for spies.
Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, Book Three), by Ally Carter. YPB Carter.
Cammie Morgan arrives in Boston, where Macey’s father is about to receive the vice presidential nomination. The girls soon find themselves trapped in a kidnapping plot, in the third installment of the Gallagher Girls series.
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Y Cohn.
Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find.
The Miracle Stealer, by Neil Connelly. Y Connelly.
Andi Grant adores her six-year-old brother Daniel, a “miracle child” who fell down a mine shaft and survived. People regularly come to him for blessings and healings (which sometimes seem to work), and Andi is horrified by his exploitation, especially when she finds signs of a stalker around their home.
The Painted Boy, by Charles de Lint. Y De Lint.
Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family’s restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan–part human, part dragon, like his grandmother–he is on a quest even he does not understand.
Bloody Valentine: A Blue Bloods novella, by Melissa De La Cruz. Y DeLaCruz.
Presents three tales of love, passion, and heartbreak featuring various Blue Blood vampires and the Red Blood humans who keep them alive, including Oliver, Allegra, and Schuyler.
The Lost Saint (Dark Divine, Book Two), by Bree Despain. Y Despain.
When Grace Divine receives a frightening phone call from her brother Jude, whom she then cannot find, she knows she must turn to her supernatural powers, even though it threatens her relationship with her boyfriend Daniel.
Enchanted Ivy, by Sarah Beth Durst. Y Durst.
A teenage girl discovers that she is the key that opens a secret gate between Princeton University and a magical realm, in this latest novel by the author of “Ice.”
Sapphique (sequel to Incarceron), by Catherine Fisher. Y Fisher.
After his escape from the sentient prison, Incarceron, Finn finds that the Realm is not at all what he expected, and he does not know whether he is to be its king, how to free his imprisoned friends, or how to stop Incarceron’s quest to be free of its own nature.
Z, by Michael Thomas Ford. Y Ford.
In the year 2032, after a virus that turned people into zombies has been eradicated, Josh is invited to join an underground gaming society, where the gamers hunt zombies and the action is more dangerous than it seems.
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