June 2011 New Books

Starcrossed, by Josephine Angelini. Y Angelini.
When shy sixteen-year-old Helen Hamilton starts having vivid dreams about three ancient, hideous women and suddenly tries to kill a new student at her Nantucket high school, she discovers that she is playing out some version of an old tale involving Helen of Troy, the Three Furies, and a mythic battle.

The Demon’s Surrender (The Demon’s Lexicon, Book Three), by Sarah Rees Brennan. Y Brennan.
Sin’s world is turned upside down when she has to ally with a demon and his brother to save her beloved Goblin Market from the evil magicians.

Abandon, by Meg Cabot. Y Cabot.
A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce’s life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.

The Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter. Y Carter.
When Henry–a mysterious boy who claims to be Hades, god of the underworld–makes a deal with Kate to help save her mother’s life, Kate must pass seven tests and become Henry’s immortal lover, or die trying.

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, Book Two), by Ally Carter. Y Carter.
Fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop and her fellow talented teenagers work together to find and steal the “Cleopatra Emerald” from an unscrupulous dealer and return it to its rightful owner, while a former love of her Uncle Eddie tries to get the gem for herself.

The Magnolia League, by Katie Crouch. Y Crouch.
After the death of her free-spirited mother, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Lee is forced to move from Northern California to Savannah, Georgia, to live with her wealthy grandmother, who expects Alex to join a long-standing debutante society, which, Alex learns, has made a pact with a legendary Hoodoo family.

Nickel Plated, by Aric Davis. Y Davis.
Raised in abusive foster homes, Nickel escapes at the age of ten and pays his way by blackmailing online pedophiles, selling marijuana to high school students, and investigating crimes. When a beautiful high school girl named Arrow asks him to find her runaway sister Shelby, Nickel takes the case, but soon discovers that finding Shelby is one thing, surviving is another.

What Happened to Goodbye, by Sarah Dessen. Y Dessen.
Following her parents’ bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs.

The Lost Heiress (Relic Master, Book Two), by Catherine Fisher. Y Fisher.
Even though the city of Tasceron and its emperor have fallen, when Master Galen and his sixteen-year-old apprentice Raffi hear a rumor that the heiress to the throne still lives, they must try to find her and keep her safe.

Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier. Y Gier.
Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.

We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer novels, Book Three), by Jenny Han. Y Han.
The summer after her first year of college, Isobel “Belly” Conklin is faced with a choice between Jeremiah and Conrad Fisher, brothers she has always loved, when Jeremiah proposes marriage and Conrad confesses that he still loves her.

Department Nineteen, by Will Hill. Y Hill.
Jamie Carpenter, dragged into the government’s secret agency, Department 19, following his mother’s kidnapping, is glad to see they have the tools he needs to find her and kill the vampires that are out to get him, but unfortunately Department 19 is about to face a foe it cannot defeat.

The Returning, by Christine Hinwood. Y Hinwood.
Cam Attling, having lost an arm, is the only one from his town of Kayforl to return after 12 years of war. All his fellow soldiers were slain, and suspicion surrounds him. When his betrothal is called off and his role in the community questioned, Cam leaves to seek answers and a new place in the world.

Born at Midnight, by CC Hunter. Y Hunter.
Sixteen-year-old Kylie Galen thinks her misbehavior in the wake of her grandmother’s death and her parents’ separation are the reasons she has been sent to Shadow Falls Camp, but learns it is a training ground for vampires, werewolves, and other “freaky freaks,” of which she may be one.

The Last Little Blue Envelope (sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes), by Maureen Johnson. Y Johnson.
Seventeen-year-old Ginny Blackstone precipitously travels from her home in New Jersey to London when she receives a message from an unknown man telling her he has the letters that were stolen just before she completed a series of mysterious tasks assigned by her now dead aunt, an artist.

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Next Program: Dance2Live Hip Hop Workshop, 7/8

Teen summer reading is in its second month, and we have two more great programs for you. Come check out our Dance2Live hip-hop dance workshop this Friday in the Community Room on the second floor of the Civic Center building (right above the library)! Here are the details — no sign-up required! All levels are welcome!

Friday, July 8, from 2-3:00 p.m.
Dance2Live Street Dancing Workshop! Learn the art of street dance, including break-dancing techniques, from members of the experienced dance crew from Dance2Live. This hour-long workshop will get you moving! For all levels, beginner to advanced. Community Room, 2nd Floor.