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.

In Darkness, by Nick Lake. Y Lake.
In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, Shorty, a poor, fifteen-year-old gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a hospital and as he grows weaker, he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L’Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in 1804.

Flyaway, by Helen Landalf. Y Landalf.
Seattle fifteen-year-old Stevie Calhoun does not realize how bad her life is until her mother leaves and Stevie must move in with annoyingly perfect Aunt Mindy for a summer, filling her days with being tutored and volunteering at a bird rehabilitation center.

Planesrunner, by Ian McDonald. Y McDonald.
When fourteen-year-old Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves a mysterious app on Everett’s computer giving him access to the Infundibulum–a map of parallel earths–which is being sought by technologically advanced dark powers that Everett must somehow elude while he tries to rescue his father.

The Wood Queen (Iron Witch series), by Karen Mahoney. Y Mahoney.
Donna Underwood is facing an alchemist tribunal for stealing the elixir of life, but when her ailing mother takes a turn for the worse and Donna seeks an audience with Aliette, the Wood Queen, she is offered a deal–if Donna can use her powers to open the door to Faerie and send the wood elves home, Aliette will free her mother from the elven curse that has shattered her mind.

Fracture, by Megan Miranda. Y Miranda.
After falling through the ice of a frozen lake and being resuscitated by her best friend Decker, seventeen-year-old Delaney begins experiencing a strange affinity for the dead and wonders whether she is predicting death or causing it.

Run (Subject Seven series), by James Moore. Y Moore.
Teenager Joe Bronx, a genetically altered experiment gone wrong and known as a Failure, is looking for Evelyn Hope who is the only one that can give him the answers he is looking for but he has to stay out of the way of the Successes, who are the same experiment but minus all of the flaws.

Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire, Book Two), by Courtney Moulton. Y Moulton.
Seventeen-year-old Ellie, who has the reincarnated soul of an ancient reaper-slayer, must put aside her feelings for Will, her immortal guardian angel, in order to concentrate on the monstrous creatures from Hell who stalk her day and night, but after learning about Bastian’s new plan, Ellie must overcome a betrayal in order to save herself and the world.

Without Tess, by Marcella Pixley. Y Pixley.
Fifteen-year-old Lizzie Cohen recalls what it was like growing up with her imaginative but disturbed older sister Tess, and how she is striving to reclaim her own life since Tess died.

Desert Angel, by Charlie Price. Y Price.
In the California desert, fourteen-year-old Angel is on the run from the man who abused her, killed her mother, and intends to kill her too.

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, Book Two), by Beth Revis. Y Revis.
Amy is unplugged and holds to the hope that life on “Godspeed” will be better with Elder in charge, but when she and Elder discover shocking news about the ship, they must race to decipher a puzzle while romance blossoms between them.

There is No Dog, by Meg Rosoff. Y Rosoff.
When the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of this assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting catastrophes.

Havoc (Deviants, Book Two), by Jeff Sampson. Y Sampson.
After genetic engineering endows sixteen-year-old Emily and her friends with super powers and changes them into werewolves, the teenagers set off on a dangerous mission to find the people who made them what they are, and to discover why.

Bluefish, by Pat Schmatz. Y Schmatz.
Thirteen-year-old Travis, living in cramped quarters with his alcoholic grandfather, longs for his old life in the country, and struggles in school to hide the fact that he cannot read, but a persistent teacher and a special girl open his eyes to a new world.

Two Truths and a Lie (Never Have I Ever series), by Sara Shepard. Y Shepard.
Sutton Mercer watches as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve the mystery of her murder, but when the potential killer–handsome Thayer Vega–returns to town, Emma must act quickly before it is too late.

Diabolical (Tantalize, Book Four), by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Y Smith.
Angel Zachary and his werewolf friend, Kieren, having arrived at a mysterious New England boarding school, are quickly put under lockdown and must figure out a way to escape from demon dogs, hallucinatory wall decor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster.

Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved, Book Two), by Cate Tiernan. Y Tiernan.
Despite her vow to lead a peaceful life at River’s Edge, Nastasya falls back into her old, partying ways and her decisions put her in the path of a dark immortal while helping her embrace the darkness within her soul.

Angel Fire (sequel to Angel Burn), by L.A. Weatherly. Y Weatherly.
Alex and Willow travel to Mexico City where they team up with Kara, a beautiful angel killer from Alex’s past, but the team remains suspicious of Willow while they prepare for an attack on the Seraphic Council, and a mysterious boy from Willow’s prophetic dream shows up and claims he has been searching for Willow his entire life.

Beneath a Meth Moon, by Jacqueline Woodson. Y Woodson.
Laurel Daneau, having lost her mother, grandmother, and home in Hurricane Katrina, thinks things are going well with her new life as a cheerleader and the girlfriend of basketball start T-Boom, but after T-Boom introduces her to meth and she finds the drug helps her deal with her past, she must rely on the help of an artist named Moses and her friend Kaylee to overcome the addiction.

Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful, Book Two), by Yvonne Woon. Y Woon.
Seventeen-year-old Renée Winters must transfer to a Montréal school exclusively for those training to kill the Undead, while unraveling a long-buried secret that may be the key to saving Dante Berlin, her Undead soulmate.

How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr. Y Zarr.
Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill’s mother agrees to adopt Mandy’s unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.

New Graphic Novels

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight: Vols. 1-8, by Joss Whedon, et al. Y Buffy.

Locke & Key: Vols. 1-4., by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Y Locke.
The story of the Keyhouse, a New England mansion, with doors that transform all who walk through them…and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it opens the most terrible door of all.

Runaways: Homeschooling, by Kathryn Immonen and Sara Pichelli. Y Runaways.
The Runaways, a group of extraordinary teenagers who ran away after learning that their parents belong to an evil crime group called the Pride, think they are finally safe, until an aircraft hits their Malibu home, killing one of them and bringing military personnel. Then, someone they thought was dead reappears in their lives.

Runaways: Dead End Kids, by Joss Whedon and Michael Ryan. Y Runaways.
A group of children with special powers band together as the Runaways, protecting others from evil while avoiding all forms of adult supervision, but when they encounter an evil New York crime boss, they realize they are in over their heads and their desperate attempt at escape strands them all in the past.

Runaways: Rock Zombies, by Terry Moore and Takeshi Miyazawa. Y Runaways.
Collects “Runaways” no. 7-10 in which the teenagers, including Chase, Alex, and Nico, try to get back to their normal lives while neutralizing violent threats to Los Angeles.

Runaways/Young Avengers: Secret Invasion, by Christopher Yost and Takeshi Miyazawa. Y Runaways.
Contains material originally published in Secret invasion : Runaways/Young Avengers #1-3.

How I Made it to Eighteen, by Tracy White. Y White.
“How do you know if you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown? For seventeen-year-old Stacy Black, it all begins with the smashing of a window. After putting her fist through the glass, she checks into a mental hospital. Stacy hates it there but despite herself slowly realizes she has to face the reasons for her depression to stop from self-destructing. Based on the author’s experiences, How I Made it to Eighteen is a frank portrait of what it’s like to struggle with self-esteem, body image issues, drug addiction, and anxiety.” — Publisher’s website.


2 Responses to “New Books February 2012”

  1. Cassie Says:

    Wow, thank you for sharing this. I’m always researching but this is wonderful

  2. eplteenlibrarian Says:

    Thanks Cassie. Just in case it’s not clear, these are books newly available/cataloged in our library, not necessarily ones published in February. I didn’t want to mislead you. (c:

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