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.

Darkness Becomes Her, by Kelly Keaton. Y Keaton.
In post-apocalyptic New Orleans, now a sanctuary for supernatural beings, a hardened teenager on the run searches for the truth about her monstrous heritage and discovers a curse that could ignite the ancient war between gods and monsters.

Rage (sequel to Hunger), by Jackie Kessler. Y Kessler.
Sixteen-year-old Missy copes with being an outcast at school and stress at home by cutting herself with a razor blade, until Death chooses her as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, and offers her a new blade.

The Betrayal of Maggie Blair, by Elizabeth Laird. Y Laird.
In seventeenth-century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged as a witch but escapes to the home of her uncle, placing him and his family in great danger as she risks her life to save them all from the King’s men.

Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, Book One), by Andrew Lane. Y Lane.
In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously “unwell,” fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.

The Black (Morpheus Road, Book Two), by DJ MacHale. Y MacHale.
At the end of “The Light,” Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall learned the truth about what happened to his best friend Cooper. Now in Book Two, the POV switches to Cooper and we get to see his side of the mystery. What does his story have to do with Marshall and the journey along the Morpheus Road? Shocking twists are revealed with this latest fantastical story from a master of suspense!

Bumped, by Megan McCafferty. Y McCafferty.
In 2036 New Jersey, when teens are expected to become fanatically religious wives and mothers or high-priced Surrogettes for couples made infertile by a widespread virus, sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony find in one another the courage to believe they have choices.

Exposed, by Kimberly Marcus. Y Marcus.
High school senior Liz, a gifted photographer, can no longer see things clearly after her best friend accuses Liz’s older brother of a terrible crime.

Shine, by Lauren Myracle. Y Myracle.
When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.

The False Princess, by Ellis O’Neal. Y O’Neal.
For sixteen years, Nalia has been raised as the princess of Thorvaldor, but one day she learns that her real name is Sinda and that she is part of a complicated plot that would change the future of her country forever.

Betrayal (Haunting Emma, Book Two), by Lee Nichols. Y Nichols.
After learning that she is descended from a legendary ghostkeeper, Emma faces terrible forces as she tries to dispel Neos, find her family, and discover a way to be with Bennett without either of them losing their powers.

Everlasting (Immortals, Book Six), by Alyson Noel. Y Noel.
Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends, and their own worst fears in the hope of being together forever, but something threatens to tear them apart.

Vampire High: Sophomore Year (sequel to Vampire High), by Douglas Rees. Y Rees.
When Cody’s Goth cousin Turk moves into his house, enrolls at Vlad Dracul, and decides to turn an abandoned nineteenth-century mill into an art center, the vampire (Jenti) students are not pleased, and Cody’s hopes for a great sophomore year are blighted.

Boyfriends with Girlfriends, by Alex Sanchez. Y Sanchez.
When Lance begins to date Sergio, who is bisexual, he is not sure that it will work out, and when his best friend Allie, who has a boyfriend, meets Sergio’s lesbian friend, she has unexpected feelings which she struggles to understand.

Ocean of Blood (Saga of Larten Crepsley, Book Two), by Darren Shan. Y Shan.
Larten Crepsley and his blood brother Wester, both young vampires, travel widely, trying to experience fully the violent, hedonistic pleasures of the human world before committing to the vampire life.

Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, Book Eight), by Sara Shepard. Y Shepard.
Former best friends Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily, who lost their best friend and leader, Alison, years ago when she disappeared, find themselves in grave danger when they pursue the truth about Alison.

Everfound (Skinjacker trilogy, Book Three), by Neal Shusterman. Y Shusterman.
In the limbo that’s Everlost, Mary, Nick, Allie, and others face the decisions that will determine whether that place and the Earth itself will continue to exist, as well as where their own futures lie.

Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey. Y Silvey.
In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.

Father of Lies, by Ann Turner. Y Turner.
In 1692 when a plague of accusations descends on Salem Village in Massachusetts and “witch fever” erupts, fourteen-year-old Lidda, who has begun to experience visions and hear voices, tries to expose the lies of the witch trials without being hanged as a witch herself. Includes author’s notes about the Salem Witch Trials and bipolar disease.

Unlocked, by Ryan G. Van Cleave. Y Van Cleave.
While trying to impress a beautiful, unattainable classmate, fourteen-year-old Andy discovers that a fellow social outcast may be planning an act of school violence.

Out of Shadows, by Jason Wallace. Y Wallace.
In 1983, at an elite boys’ boarding school in Zimbabwe, thirteen-year-old English lad Robert Jacklin finds himself torn between his black roommate and the white bullies still bitter over losing power through the recent civil war.

Angel Burn, by L. Weatherly. Y Weatherly.
In a world where angels are fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans and drain them of their vitality, a ruthless teenaged assassin of angels falls in love with a half-angel half-human girl, with devastating consequences.

Blood Red Road, by Moira Young. Y Young.
In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.

New Graphic Novels

Hero Tales. Vol. 3. Hiroma Arakawa. Y Arakawa.

Hero Tales. Vol. 4. Hiroma Arakawa. Y Arakawa.

Pandora Hearts. Vol. 4. Jun Mochizuki. Y Mochizuki

Pandora Hearts. Vol. 5. Jun Mochizuki. Y Mochizuki

Maximum Ride. Vol. 4. James Patterson. Y Patterson

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Vol. 7. Nagaru Tanigawa. Y Tanigawa.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Vol. 8. Nagaru Tanigawa. Y Tanigawa.

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