Next Program: Hunger Games Release Party

The Hunger Games Release Party
March 18, 2 p.m., Altenbach Room

The Hunger Games will have its first showing on March 23, 2012. Will you be there? Do you want a chance to win movie tickets, posters, and other HG items? Come to our release party on March 18 and celebrate what will hopefully be the biggest and best YA book-turned-movie in a long while! Stay tuned for more details of the party challenges we’ll be throwing down.

For teens ages 12-18.

New Books February 2012

Everneath, by Brodi Ashton. Y Ashton.
Teenaged Nikki regrets her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, and is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months.

Drummer Girl, by Karen Bass. Y Bass.
Sid is good enough to play drums for her school’s best rock and roll band, but how far is she willing to go to get the gig?

Pink Smog, by Francesca Block. Y Block.
While thirteen-year-old junior high school outcast Weetzie Bat is mourning the life her family lost when their cottage in the Los Angeles hills burned down, her father leaves her alcoholic mother without telling either of them where he is going, and she must learn how to stand up for herself and to find beauty in even the most difficult situations.

The Gathering Storm, by Robin Bridges. Y Bridges.
In St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1888, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret–that she has the ability to raise the dead–but when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

Dragonswood, by Janet Lee Carey. Y Carey.
In 1192 A.D. on Wilde Island, Tess, the daughter of a cruel blacksmith, is accused of witchcraft and must flee, but when she meets a handsome and enigmatic warden of Dragonswood who offers her shelter, she does not realize that he too harbors a secret that may finally bring about peace among the races of dragon, human, and fairy.

The Way We Fall, by Megan Crewe. Y Crewe.
Sixteen-year-old Kaelyn challenges her fears, finds a second chance at love, and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community.

Tempest, by Julie Cross. Y Cross.
Nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his ability to travel through time after his girlfriend, Holly, is fatally shot during a violent struggle, but his journey two years into the past leads him to make a startling discovery about his father and the powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side (sequel to Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side), by Beth Fantaskey. Y Fantaskey.
Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard time adjusting to life as a vampire princess, and when her husband, Lucius, is implicated in the murder of a powerful elder, she must find a way to clear his name before it is too late.

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Y Green.
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered.

Hallowed (sequel to Unearthly), by Cynthia Hand. Y Hand.
Clara Gardner, part girl and part angel, questions her feelings toward Christian–and her boyfriend, Tucker–while she struggles to make sense of what happened on the day of the fire and come to terms with the knowledge that her fate will force her to lose someone she loves.

Slayers, by C.J. Hill. Y Hill.
At a rustic summer camp, sixteen-year-old Tori, a senator’s daughter, learns that she is descended from medieval dragon slayers, that dragons still exist, and that she is expected to hone her special abilities to join her fellow campers in battling the beasts and the man who controls them.

Switched (Trylle series), by Amanda Hocking. Y Hocking.
When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.

The Darlings in Love, by Melissa Kantor. Y Kantor.
Three fourteen-year-old best friends experience the joys and heartbreaks of first love.

Truth (sequel to XVI), by Julia Karr. Y Karr.
When Nina Oberon’s mother is killed, she discovers that her father is the leader of the Resistance and gets the same Governing Council-ordered tattoo of XVI on her wrist as the other sixteen-year-old girls. Nina joins an organization of girls working within the Resistance, determined to put an end to a terrifying secret program.

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