April 2011 New Books

Geek Fantasy Novel, by E. Archer. Y Archer.
Ralph is asked to spend the summer with his strange British relatives at their old manor house in order to set up their Wi-Fi network. And thus begins his strange adventure. What happens when a science geek and magic collide? Archer presents a comic tour de force for those who obsess about wizards and warcraft.

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Book One), by Kelley Armstrong. Y Armstrong.
Sixteen-year-old Maya suspects there may be a relationship between her paw-print birthmark, her connection with wild animals, and strange events occurring in her tiny Vancouver Island community, where a medical research facility harbors big secrets.

Chime, by Franny Billingsley. Y Billingsley.
In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister’s horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.

Red Glove (Curseworkers, Book Two), by Holly Black. Y Black.
When federal agents learn that seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe, a powerful transformation worker, may be of use to them, they offer him a deal to join them rather than the mobsters for whom his brothers work.

Blood and Flowers, by Penny Blubaugh. Y Blubaugh.
When the Outlaw Puppet Troupe is accused of various crimes by a vengeful critic, the members escape to the faerie world to avoid being incarcerated.

Strings Attached, by Judy Blundell. Y Blundell.
When she drops out of school and struggles to start a career on Broadway in the fall of 1950, seventeen-year-old Kit Corrigan accepts help from an old family friend, a lawyer said to have ties with the mob, who then asks her to do some favors for him.

Stay, by Deb Caletti. Y Caletti.
In a remote corner of Washington State where she and her father have gone to escape her obsessive boyfriend, Clara meets two brothers who captain a sailboat, a lighthouse keeper with a secret, and an old friend of her father who knows his secrets.

Awakened (House of Night), by PC Cast. Y Cast.
Zoey has returned from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey–or her relationship with her super-hot Warrior, Stark–ever be the same?

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book Four), by Cassandra Clare. Y Clare.
As mysterious murders threaten the new peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders, only Simon, the Daylighter vampire, can help bring both groups together.

The FitzOsbornes in Exile (sequel to A Brief History of Montmaray), by Michelle Cooper. Y Cooper.
In January 1937, as Sophia FitzOsborne continues to record in her journal, the members of Montmaray’s royal family are living in luxurious exile in England but, even as they participate in the social whirl of London parties and balls, they remain determined to free their island home from the occupying Germans despite growing rumors of a coming war that might doom their country forever.

Wither (Chemical Garden, Book One), by Lauren DeStefano. Y DeStefano.
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

Entwined, by Heather Dixon. Y Dixon.
Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother’s death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who is trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.

Where She Went (companion novel to If I Stay), by Gayle Forman. Y Forman.
Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.

Sphinx’s Queen (sequel to Sphinx’s Princess), by Esther Friesner. Y Friesner.
Chased after by the prince and his soldiers for a crime she did not commit, Nefertiti finds temporary refuge in the wild hills along the Nile’s west bank before returning to the royal court to plead her case to the Pharaoh.

Eona (sequel to Eon: Dragoneye Reborn), by Alison Goodman. Y Goodman.
Facing the ultimate battle for control of the land she calls home, Eona finds herself waging an internal battle every bit as devastating as the war threatening to break out across the kingdom.

Plague (Gone series), by Michael Grant. Y Grant.
A deadly, flu-like epidemic and a plague of flesh-eating creatures threaten the lives of the children at Perdido Beach while Sam, Astrid, Caine, and Diana each struggle with doubts and uncertainties.

Clarity, by Kim Harrington. Y Harrington.
Sixteen-year-old Clare Fern, a member of a family of psychics, helps the mayor and a skeptical detective solve a murder in a Cape Cod town during the height of tourist season–with her brother a prime suspect.

The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High, Book Two), by Lisi Harrison. Y Harrison.
Cleo’s efforts to impress her friends by involving them in a fashion photo shoot backfires when they turn her down for a chance to be in a film; meanwhile, Frankie teams up with Brett–for the good of all the RADS–and Melody tries to save her boyfriend, Jackson, from Bekka, who vows to destroy the entire monster community.

Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider, Book Nine), by Anthony Horowitz. Y Horowitz.
When the world’s deadliest terrorist organization, Scorpia, stirs up trouble in the Middle East, it is up to fourteen-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider to thwart their plans.

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group (companion novel to The Reformed Vampire Support Group), by Catherine Jinks. Y Jinks.
When Tobias wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, a mysterious man tells him he has a dangerous condition, and he finds himself involved with a group of werewolves convinced he needs their help.

XVI, by Julia Karr. Y Karr.
Like all girls in her society, Nina will receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday–XVI. Those letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world that she is ready for sex. But after the brutal death of her mother, Nina learns a shocking truth about her past.

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick, Book Two), by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Y Kenyon.
Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul. His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him. But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them…

Brain Camp, by Susan Kim. Y Kim. Graphic novel.
Lucas and Jenna are chosen to attend a camp that promises to turn delinquents into high achieving students, but when they arrive, they realize that the camp is not what it seems.

Saga (sequel to Epic), by Conor Kostick. Y Kostick.
On Saga, a world based on a video role-playing game, fifteen-year-old Ghost lives to break rules, but the Dark Queen who controls Saga plans to enslave its people and those of New Earth, and Ghost and her airboarding friends, along with Erik and his friends from Epic, try to stop her.

Rotters, by Daniel Kraus. Y Kraus.
Sixteen-year-old Joey’s life takes a very strange turn when his mother’s tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he’s never known, and who’s the town pariah.

Sean Griswold’s Head, by Lindsey Leavitt. Y Leavitt.
After discovering that her father has multiple sclerosis, fifteen-year-old Payton begins counselling sessions at school, which lead her to become interested in a boy in her biology class, have a falling out with her best friend, develop an interest in bike riding, and eventually allow her to come to terms with life’s uncertainties.

Huntress, by Melinda Lo. Y Lo.
Seventeen-year-olds Kaede and Taisin are called to go on a dangerous and unprecedented journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen, in an effort to restore the balance of nature in the human world.

Bloodline Rising (companion novel to Bloodline), by Katy Moran. Y Moran.
Cai, a thief in seventh-century Constantinople, finds himself held captive on a trading ship bound for Britain–the home his father, a ruthless barbarian assassin, fled long ago–where he discovers that his Anglish captors know more about the secrets of his family than he does.

Angelfire, by Courtney Alison Moulton. Y Moulton.
A seventeen-year-old girl discovers she has the reincarnated soul of an ancient warrior destined to battle the reapers–monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell.

Recovery Road, by Blake Nelson. Y Nelson.
While she is in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse, seventeen-year-old Maddie meets Stewart, who is also in treatment, and they begin a relationship, which they try to maintain after they both get out.

The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, by Jana Oliver. Y Oliver.
In 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, after a demon threatens seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne’s life and murders her father, a legendary demon trapper to whom she was apprenticed, her father’s partner, Beck, steps in to care for her, knowing she hates him.

Karma, by Cathy Ostlere. Y Ostlere.
It is 1984, and 15-year-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who has recently committed suicide, and arrives in Delhi on the eve of Prime Minister Indira Ghandi’s assassination.

Fury of the Phoenix (sequel to Silver Phoenix), by Cindy Pon. Y Pon.
When Ai Ling leaves her home and family to accompany Chen Yong on his quest to find his father, haunted by the ancient evil she thought she had banished to the underworld, she must use her growing supernatural powers to save Chen Yong from the curses that follow her.

Illegal, by Bettina Restrepo. Y Restrepo.
Nora, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl, faces the challenges of being an illegal immigrant in Texas when she and her mother cross the border in search of Nora’s father.

The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth series, Book Three), by Carrie Ryan. Y Ryan.
Alone and listening to the moaning of the Dark City dying around her, Annah wants to find her way back home, to her sister and family and their village in the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys. Y Sepetys.
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family, includes a historical note.

Faerie Winter (sequel to Bones of Faerie), by Janni Lee Simner. Y Simner.
Unable to get answers from her mother, sixteen-year-old Liza learns from Karin that while her own actions may have doomed the fairy and human worlds, she may be able to save them with more training, if the Faerie Queen can first be stopped.

Ghostopolis, by Doug TenNapel. Y TenNapel. Graphic novel.
“Garth Hale is as good as dead…The only problem is he’s still alive. When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special powers. Soon he finds himself on the run from the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who wants to use Garth’s newfound abilities to tighten his grip on the spirit world. After Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather’s ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, nearly losing hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.”–from cover.

Night Runner (Night Runner, Book One), by Max Turner. Y Turner.
Fifteen-year-old Zach is quite content living in a mental ward because of his unusual allergies until dark secrets about his past, his parents, and his strange sickness slowly surface, placing him in great danger.

End of Days (Night Runner, Book Two), by Max Turner. Y Turner.
Zach Thomson, an orphaned vampire, learns to cope with change after his friends Charlie and Luna become vampires, but after a mysterious creature appears, Zach learns he has an important role to play in an ancient prophecy that relates to the “End of Days.”

Steel, by Carrie Vaughn. Y Vaughn.
When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early-eighteenth-century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.

Miles from Ordinary, by Carol Lynch Williams. Y Williams.
As her mother’s mental illness spins terrifyingly out of control, thirteen-year-old Lacey must face the truth of what life with her mother means for both of them.

Blink & Caution, by Tim Wynne-Jones. Y Wynne-Jones.
Two teenagers who are living on the streets and barely getting by become involved in a complicated criminal plot, and make an unexpected connection with each other.

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