September 2011 New Books

Queen of Hearts, by Martha Brooks. Y Brooks.
Shortly after her first kiss but before her sixteenth birthday in December, 1941, Marie Claire and her younger brother and sister are sent to a tuberculosis sanatorium near their Manitoba farm.

Wolfsbane (Nightshade, Book Two), by Andrea Cremer. Y Cremer.
Alpha wolf Calla Tor forges an alliance with her masters’ enemies and tries to rescue her pack from imprisonment in Vail.

Sixteenth Summer, by Michelle Dalton. Y Dalton.
Sixteen-year-old Anna falls for Will, a New Yorker visiting her resort island for the summer, but she isn’t sure if one summer of love will be worth her heart breaking when he leaves at the end of August.

Rip Tide (Dark Life, Book Two), by Kat Falls. Y Falls.
Ty and Gemma return to the subsea frontier when Ty’s parents are kidnapped by the mysterious Surfs, an abduction that forces the teens into an alliance with the outlaws of the Seablite Gang.

How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Boyfriend, by Gary Ghislain. Y Ghislain.
Fourteen-year-old David, the son of a famous French psychologist, falls in love with Zelda, a new patient who believes she is from outer space, and soon they are tearing through Paris in search of her chosen one, Johnny Depp, so that she can take him to her home planet, Vahalal.

Sister Mischief, by Laura Goode. Y Goode.
Esme Rockett, also known as MC Ferocious, rocks her suburban Minnesota Christian high school with more than the hip-hop music she makes with best friends Marcy ( DJ SheStorm) and Tess (The ConTessa) when she develops feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini)

The Girl is Murder, by Kathryn Haines. Y Haines.
In 1942 New York City, fifteen-year-old Iris grieves for her mother who committed suicide and for the loss of her life of privilege, and secretly helps her father with his detective business since he, having lost a leg at Pearl Harbor, struggles to make ends meet.

Voice of the Undead (Alex Van Helsing, Book Two), by Jason Henderson. Y Henderson.
After a fire damages his boarding school in Switzerland, fourteen-year-old Alex and his friends move to the girls’ school across the lake, where supernatural happenings are disturbing the peace, and in the meantime, more Van Helsing family secrets are revealed.

My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, by Robert Jeschone. Y Jeschone.
Sixteen-year-old Idea Deity, who believes that he is a character in a novel who will die in the sixty-fourth chapter, has created a fictional underground rock band on the internet which, it turns out, may actually exist, and whose members are wondering who is broadcasting all their personal information.

Wildefire, by Karsten Knight. Y Knight.
After a killing for which she feels responsible, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde moves cross-country to a remote California boarding school, where she learns that she and others have special gifts that can help them save the world, but evil forces are at work to stop them.

Edda (sequel to Epic and Saga), by Conor Kostick. Y Kostick.
In the virtual world of Edda, ruler Scanthax decides he wants to invade another virtual world, embroiling the universes of Edda, Saga, and Epic in war, with only three teenagers to try to restore peace.

Epic Fail, by Claire LaZebrik. Y LaZebrik.
In this modern take on “Pride and Prejudice,” Elise Benton, who has just moved to California, is a junior at an exclusive prep school where, in spite of her initial bad impression, she finds herself attracted to the moody and handsome son of Hollywood’s most famous celebrity couple.

The Power of Six (I Am Number Four, Book Two), by Pittacus Lore. Y Lore.
In a Spanish convent, seventeen-year-old Marina longs to join forces with her fellow Loriens to prepare for battle with the Mogadorians who destroyed their home planet, while in the United States, John, Six, and Sam elude authorities who think John is a terrorist.

Always a Witch (sequel to Once a Witch), by Carolyn MacCullough. Y MacCullough.
Haunted by her grandmother’s prophecy that she will soon be forced to make a terrible decision, witch Tamsin Greene risks everything to travel back in time to 1887 New York to confront the enemy that wants to destroy her family.

Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead. Y Mead.
When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

All You Desire (The Eternal Ones, Book Two), by Kirsten Miller. Y Miller.
Haven must infiltrate the Ouroboros Society, charm Adam Rosier, and lure him into a trap. It’s a plan the underground group known as the Horae believe will save the world–but Haven and Iain fear that it may destroy the happiness they’ve been chasing for two thousand years.

A Long, Long Sleep, by Anna Sheehan. Y Sheehan.
Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.

Twisted (Intertwined, Book Three ), by Gena Showalter. Y Showalter.
After being saved from death by his vampire girlfriend Victoria, Aden finds himself becoming more like a vampire as his girlfriend becomes more human.

Misfit, by Jon Skovron. Y Skovron.
Seattle sixteen-year-old Jael must negotiate normal life in Catholic school while learning to control the abilities she inherited from her mother, a demon, and protect those she loves from Belial, the Duke of Hell.

Death Sentence (Escape From Furnace, Book Three), by Alexander Gordon Smith. Y Smith.
After his failed attempt to escape from Furnace Penitentiary, Alex struggles to survive the bloodstained laboratories beneath where monsters are manufactured, with a death sentence–or worse–hanging over his head.

Putting Makeup on Dead People, by Jen Violi. Y Violi.
Donna’s discovery, that she wants to be a mortician, helps her come into her own and finally understand that moving forward doesn’t mean forgetting someone you love.

Between, by Jessica Warman. Y Warman.
By weaving through her memories and watching the family and friends she left behind, eighteen-year-old Liz Valchar solves the mystery of how her life ended in the Long Island Sound.

Supernaturally (sequel to Paranormalcy), by Kiersten White. Y White.
Sixteen-year-old Evie thinks she has left the International Paranormal Containment Agency, and her own paranormal activities, behind her when she is recruited to help at the Agency, where she discovers more about the dark faerie prophecy that threatens her future.

Across the Great Barrier (The Thirteenth Child), by Patricia Wrede. Y Wrede.
“Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child – her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful seventh son of a seventh son. And yet, Eff is the one who saved the day for the settlements west of the Great Barrier. Her unique ways of doing magic and seeing the world, and her fascination with the magical creatures and land in the Great Plains push Eff to work toward joining an expedition heading west. But things are changing on the frontier. There are new professors of magic for Eff and Lan to learn to work with. There’s tension between William and his father. And there are new threats on the frontier and at home. To help, Eff must travel beyond the Barrier, and come to terms with her magical abilities–and those of her brother, to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.”–

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, by Bill Wright. Y Wright.
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy’s cosmetics counter, his sister’s abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.

Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book Three), by Michelle Zink. Y Zink.
With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her twin sister Alice to help–or risk her life trying.


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