New Books March 2012

All Good Children, by Catherine Austen. Y Austen.
In the not-too-distant future, Max tries to maintain his identity in a world where the only way to survive is to conform and obey.

Pure, by Julianna Baggott. Y Baggott.
In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a “Pure” dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

Sometimes It Happens, by Lauren Barnholdt. Y Barnholdt.
With help from her best friend Ava and Ava’s boyfriend Noah, Hannah is recovering from being dumped by her boyfriend Sebastian, but on the first day of their senior year in high school, Ava learns that Hannah and Noah betrayed her while she was away.

Every Other Day, by Jennifer Barnes. Y Barnes.
Every other day, sixteen-year-old high school student Kali transforms into an invincible demon hunter, but when she sees that a popular fellow-student is marked for death in the next twenty-four hours, unfortunately it is the wrong day for Kali.

Gil Marsh, by A. Bauer. Y Bauer.
High school track star Gil Marsh comes to terms with the loss of his close friend and teammate Enko and his own mortality while on a journey to find Enko’s grave in this modern retelling of the ancient Sumerian tale of Gilgamesh.

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, by Francesca Lia Block. Y Block.
The collected Weetzie Bat books: Weetzie Bat — Witch Baby — Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys — Missing Angel Juan — Baby Be-Bop.

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, Book Five), by Ally Carter. Y Carter.
Cammie Morgan wakes up in an alpine convent and realizes that she has no memory of the several months that have passed since she left Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from an ancient organization known as the Circle of Cavan.

Lenobia’s Vow (a House of Night Novella), by P.C. Cast. Y Cast.
Sixteen-year-old Lenobia, the illegitimate child of a baron who watches her half-sister get everything she wants and longs to fit in, finds herself with a group of other young girls on her way to New Orleans where she will be married off to a rich man, and, during the journey, she tries to hide from an evil bishop who had his eye on her before they left and secretly visits the ship’s stables and a handsome young man whose horses are being kept in them.

The Whisper (sequel to The Roar), by Emma Clayton. Y Clayton.
Twins Ellie and Mika use their psychic powers to read the mind of Gorman, who has rejuvenated his body with potent Everlife pills and plans to carry out his diabolical schemes with his new teenage body, and plot to force him out into the wilderness he fears.

Legacy, by Molly Cochran. Y Cochran.
Stuck at a boarding school where her fellow students seem to despise her, Katy soon discovers that Whitfield, Massachusetts, is the place where her mother committed suicide under mysterious circumstances when Katy was a small child, and as dark forces begin to converge on Whitfield, it is up to Katy to unravel her family’s many secrets to save the boy she loves and the town itself from destruction.

Unraveling Isobel, by Eileen Cook. Y Cook.
When seventeen-year-old Isobel’s mother marries a man she just met and they move to his gothic mansion on an island, strange occurrences cause Isobel to fear that she is losing her sanity as her artist father did.

Bloodrose (Nightshade, Book Three), by Andrea Cremer. Y Cremer.
Calla Tor faces new challenges as the alpha member of her shape-shifting wolf pack, and while she tries to prove herself to her pack, Calla must protect Ansel, decide whether saving Ren is worth evoking Shay’s wrath, and find a way to bring about the end of the Keeper’s magic.

Graffiti Moon, by Cath Crowley. Y Crowley.
Told in alternating voices, an all-night adventure featuring Lucy, who is determined to find an elusive graffiti artist named Shadow, and Ed, the last person Lucy wants to spend time with, except for the fact that he may know how to find Shadow.

Tilt, by Alan Cumyn. Y Cumyn.
When Stan’s dreams of making the JV basketball team fall through, he finds himself aware of the unexpected attention of mysterious Janine Igwash. Then Stan’s father arrives on the scene with his four-year-old half brother, and things become truly tilted.

Outlaw, by Stephen Davies. Y Davies.
The children of Britain’s ambassador to Burkina Faso, fifteen-year-old Jake, who loves technology and adventure, and thirteen-year-old Kas, a budding social activist, are abducted and spend time in the Sahara desert with Yakuuba Sor, who some call a terrorist but others consider a modern-day Robin Hood.

The Savage Grace (Dark Divine, Book Three), by Bree Despain. Y Despain.
After a brush with death, Grace Divine must find a way to prevent her one true love Daniel from being stuck in wolf form, while also seeking to save her family from destruction.

Fever (Chemical Garden trilogy, Book Two), by Lauren DeStefano. Y DeStefano.
In a future where genetic engineering has cured humanity of all diseases and defects but has also produced a virus that kills all females by age twenty and all males by the age twenty-five, teenaged Rhine escapes her forced marriage and journeys back to New York to find her twin brother.

The Traitor’s Smile (sequel to The Pale Assassin), by Patricia Elliott. Y Elliott.
In 1793, Eugňie de Boncoeur arrives at the home of her English uncle and cousin, but the French Revolution has pursued her in the form of Guy Deschamps, who is determined to bring her back to Paris to marry the Pale Assassin.

The Butterfly Clues, by Kate Ellison. Y Ellison.
Penelope “Lo” Marin’s copes with the stress of constantly moving by collecting–sometimes stealing–things from each new place, a habit that has become more compulsive since the death of her brother, but while she is wandering around Cleveland, Ohio, Lo finds a butterfly pendant at a flea market she recognizes as something stolen from a recently murdered girl and begins to piece together clues to find out the truth behind her death.

Harbinger, by Sara Wilson Etienne. Y Etienne.
In a near future in which the diminishing oil supply has led to mass rioting, sixteen-year-old Faye is sent to an educational facility for “delinquents and crazies,” where she is tormented by strange visions of a being sent to destroy the earth in order to save it.

Also Known as Rowan Pohi, by Ralph Fletcher. Y Fletcher.
After impulsively lying his way into an elite preparatory school, sophomore Bobby Steele hopes to escape the shame of his father’s well-publicized incarceration but keeps waiting for his secret to be revealed.

Bewitching, by Alex Flinn. Y Flinn.
Tells the story of Kendra, a witch, and the first three-hundred years of her life, including takes on a classic fairy tale, the 1666 plague in Britain, the “Titanic” disaster, and the story of a modern-day, plain stepsister.

BZRK, by Michael Grant. Y Grant.
In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots, while a guerilla group known as BZRK develops a DNA-based biot that can stop bots, but at risk of the host’s brain.

Balthazar (an Evernight novel), by Claudia Gray. Y Gray.
Vampire Balthazar More emerges from his centuries-long isolation to help Skye Tierney, a psychic girl who once attended Evernight Academy, when she catches the attention of the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries earlier.

Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom, by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. Y Franklin.
Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret, high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by Tessa when she invites a female date to the prom, sparking a firestorm of controversy in their small Indiana town.

Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler. Y Handler.
Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.

Perception (Clarity, Book Two), by Kim Harrington. Y Harrington.
Trying to decide between her old boyfriend, who betrayed her but wants her back, and the new boy with whom there are definite sparks, Cape Cod high school junior and psychic Clare is puzzled by a secret admirer even as she tries to solve the mystery of a classmate who has suddenly disappeared.

Where There’s a Wolf, There’s a Way (Monster High, Book Four), by Lisi Harrison. Y Harrison.
Clawdeen Wolf is ready to take over the spotlight at her very own sweet sixteen party, but “The Ghoul Next Door” goes viral and Clawdeen is forced to lay low in the woods with her annoying brothers at the family’s bed and breakfast until Lala shows up to keep her company.

Spell Bound (Hex Hall, Book Three), by Rachel Hawkins. Y Hawkins.
Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away and leaves her alone, defenseless, and at the mercy of her enemies the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium.

What Boys Really Want, by Pete Hautman. Y Hautman.
A writer named Lita and an entrepreneur named Adam are just friends, but they manage to get caught up in relationship drama and discover more about what boys and girls really want.

When the Sea is Rising Red, by Cat Hellisen. Y Hellisen.
Felicita fakes her own suicide to escape from the strict confines of her aristocratic family and an arranged marriage, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of living in the slums and the ultimate discovery that the boy she has fallen in love with is plotting a rebellion to destroy her family.

Unleashed (Wolf Spring Chronicles), by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie. Y Holder.
Orphaned Kat McBride, nearly seventeen, must leave California to live with her grandfather in small-town Arkansas, where she is drawn into a paranormal world of feuding werewolf clans.

Try Not to Breathe, by Jennifer Hubbard. Y Hubbard.
The summer sixteen-year-old Ryan is released from a mental hospital following his suicide attempt, he meets Nicki, who gets him to share his darkest secrets while hiding secrets of her own.

Wanderlove, by Kirsten Hubbard. Y Hubbard.
Bria, an aspiring artist who just graduated from high school, takes off for Central America’s La Ruta Maya, rediscovering her talents and finding love.

A Beautiful Evil (sequel to Darkness Becomes Her), by Kelly Keaton. Y Keaton.
In the post-apocalyptic city of New 2, Ari Selkirk, who has discovered that she is a descendant of Medusa, is trying to keep at bay the evil growing inside her, but the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess Ari’s power, provoking a monumental battle between good and evil.

Audition, by S. Ward Kehoe. Y Kehoe.
When sixteen-year-old Sara, from a small Vermont town, wins a scholarship to study ballet in New Jersey, her ambivalence about her future increases even as her dancing improves.

Infamous (Chronicles of Nick, Book Three), by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Y Kenyon.
Nick Gautier, who has learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, struggles to survive when everyone seems to be trying to kill him, and while he tries to learn to drive and keep a girlfriend, he prepares to face his greatest challenge yet.

Loss (Riders of the Apocalypse, Book Three), by Jackie Kessler. Y Kessler.
Nick Gautier, who has learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, struggles to survive when everyone seems to be trying to kill him, and while he tries to learn to drive and keep a girlfriend, he prepares to face his greatest challenge yet.

The Nightmare Garden (sequel to The Iron Thorn), by Caitlin Kittredge. Y Kittredge.
Aoife, a changeling–half human and half from the land of Thorn–released monsters from Thorn into the Iron Lands when she destroyed the Lovecraft engine and must find away to reverse the damage.

The Disenchantments, by Nina LaCour. Y LaCour.
Colby is dismayed when his best friend, Beth, announces her post-high school plans, sharing her intentions to start college after her band’s tour instead of spending a year in Europe with Colby, and as Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind, he begins to question what losing Beth would mean for his future.

The Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency series, Book Three), by Y.S. Lee. Y Lee.
Mary Quinn is assigned to the Queen’s case and sets out to identify a petty thief at work in Buckingham Palace and finds herself fending off the advances of a feckless prince, but a larger scandal looms when the prince witnesses the murder of a friend in an opium den.

The Silence of Murder, by Dandi Mackall. Y Mackall.
Sixteen-year-old Hope must defend her developmentally disabled brother (who has not spoken a word since he was seven) when he is accused of murdering a beloved high school baseball coach.

Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, Book two), by Melina Marchetta. Y Marchetta.
Froi settles in and is guided and aided by the guard to the royal family, but when he is sent on a secret mission to the kingdom of Charyn, Froi is surprised by what he finds in the surreal royal court and within himself.

Faery Tales and Nightmares, by Melissa Marr. Y Marr.
A collection of short stories featuring tales of characters from the Wicked Lovely novels that mix with accounts of new characters.

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am, by Harry Mazer. Y Mazer.
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his brother who has autism.

Getting Over Garrett Delaney, by Abby McDonald. Y McDonald.
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Allen has spent the last two years pining for her best friend, Garrett, but when he heads off to literary camp for the summer without her, she decides to kick her unrequited crush for good, with the help of her co-workers, another boy, and her own summer twelve-step program.

Scored, by Lauren McLaughlin. Y McLaughlin.
In the not-so-distant future, teenaged Imani must struggle within a world where a monolithic corporation assigns young people a score that will determine the rest of their lives.

Dead to You, by Lisa McMann. Y McMann.
Having been abducted at age seven, abandoned, a foster child, and homeless, Ethan, now sixteen, is happy to be home until his brother’s suspicion and his own inability to remember something unspeakable from his early childhood begin to tear the family apart.

Ditched, by Robin Mellon. Y Mellon.
Justina wakes up in a ditch in the middle of the night after attending her senior prom and struggles to piece together the events–which seem to involve a three-legged Chihuahua, a demolition derby-ready Cadillac, and a fresh tattoo–that brought her there.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, Book One), by Marissa Meyer. Y Meyer.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister’s illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder’s life gets intertwined with Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

Finding Somewhere, by Joseph Monninger. Y Monniger.
Determined to set an old horse free, sixteen-year-old Hattie and eighteen-year-old Delores head west in search of rangeland on a road trip that takes unexpected turns as the girls get their own taste of freedom and confront the reasons they left home.

The Vision (sequel to The Mark), by Jen Nadol. Y Nadol.
Seventeen-year-old Cassie, now working in a funeral home on the outskirts of Chicago, continues to try to learn about death and her ability to identify people who will soon die, but her efforts to get help from others like herself only prove that she is on her own.

Bittersweet, by Sarah Ockler. Y Ockler.
Hudson Avery gave up a promising competitive ice skating career after her parents divorced when she was fourteen years old and now spends her time baking cupcakes and helping out in her mother’s upstate New York diner, but when she gets a chance at a scholarship and starts coaching the boys’ hockey team, she realizes that she is not through with ice skating after all.

Pandemonium (Delirum, Book Two), by Lauren Oliver. Y Oliver.
After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive “the cure”–an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love–but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters, and although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.

Ripper, by Stefan Petrucha. Y Petrucha.
Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.

Starters, by Lissa Price. Y Price.
Sixteen-year-old Callie, having lost every family member besides her little brother when a genocide spore killed all of those who were not vaccinated, thinks she has found a way to support them by renting her body to seniors who want to be young again, but after a neurochip malfunction results in her being stuck in the life of her rich renter, she uncovers the horrible plan of her boss and must race against time to stop it.

The Dead of Winter, by Chris Priestley. Y Priestley.
In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive.

Trafficked, by Kim Purcell. Y Purcell.
A seventeen-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

Boy 21, by Matthew Quick. Y Quick.
Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school’s varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.

Piece of Mind (Emily the Strange, Book Four), by Rob Reger. Y Reger.
Thirteen-year-old Emily the Strange visits modern-day Seasidetown and attempts to avoid a “thought thief,” save her psychic cousin, thwart her ancestral enemy, and finally claim her unusual inheritance.

Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi. Y Rossi.
When Aria, a sheltered and fragile Dweller, is exiled from her home in Reverie, she must face The Death Shop, a land filled with cannibals and dangerous energy storms, and her only hope for staying alive depends on Outsider Perry, a savage hunter.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me, by Jess Rothenberg. Y Rothenberg.
Just before her sixteenth birthday, Brie Eagan literally dies of a broken heart when her boyfriend tells her he does not love her, and she then must go through the five stages of grief, while watching her friends and family try to cope with her death, before her faith in love is restored and she can move on to the afterlife.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Saenz. Y Saenz.
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

The Girls of No Return, by Erin Saldin. Y Saldin.
Lida Wallace, a troubled sixteen-year-old girl, attends a school in the Idaho mountains where she befriends glamorous Gia Longchamps, but the consequences of their friendship get revealed during the school’s planned wilderness hike.

The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love, by Dyan Sheldon. Y Sheldon.
When fashionista Sicilee, arty Maya, and antisocial Waneeda risk their reputations by joining Clifton Springs High School’s Environmental Club to be near gorgeous new student Cody Lightfoot, each finds a new way of looking at the world.

Pretty Little Secrets (a Pretty Little Liars story collection), by Sara Shepard. Y Shepard.
A collection of four stories from Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series, chronicling the adventures of Hanna, Emily, Spencer, and Aria during the winter break between “Unbelievable” and “Wicked.”

Fugitives (Escape from Furnace, Book Four), by Alexander Gordon Smith. Y Smith.
After achieving the impossible by escaping the laboratories and cells of Furnace Penitentiary, Alex, injected with superhuman abilities, must uncover the last of Furnace’s secrets–the truth about the man who built the prison.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, by Jennifer E. Smith. Y Smith.
Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.

Immortal War (Vampirates, Book Six), by Justin Somper. Y Somper.
When the Pirate Federation and Nocturnals form an alliance to battle the renegade Vampirates, twins Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play in the war–he as a pirate warrior and she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded.

Born Wicked (Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book One), by Jessica Spotswood. Y Spotswood.
In an alternate New England of 1900, where the Brotherhood dominates and controls society, sixteen-year-old Cate Cahill has struggled since her mother’s death to keep secret that she and her younger sisters are witches, but when a governess arrives from the Sisterhood, everything changes.

Irises, by Francisco X Stork. Y Stork.
Teenage sisters Kate and Mary are forced to make adult decisions regarding the direction of their lives after their loving but old-fashioned father dies suddenly and leaves them alone with their mother, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since an accident four years earlier.

Love & Leftovers, by Sarah Tregay. Y Tregay.
Fifteen-year-old Marcie’s depressed mother forces her to move to New Hampshire when Marcie’s father begins dating another man, and just as Marcie is getting used to her new life, she is forced to move back home, where she finds all of her old relationships have become strained.

Double, by Jenny Valentine. Y Valentine.
When sixteen-year-old Chap is mistaken for a missing boy, he leaves the home where he has been living temporarily and takes on this new identity, not knowing that it is as dangerous and uncertain as the life he has left behind.

Rock On, by Denise Vega. Y Vega.
High school sophomore Ori Taylor, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter in a nameless rock band, has always been known as the easily-overlooked younger brother of Del, a high school sports star, but when Del suddenly returns home from college just as Ori is starting to gain some confidence in himself, Del expects everything to return to the way it used to be.

Black Boy White School, by Brian Walker. Y Walker.
When fourteen-year-old Anthony “Ant” Jones from the ghetto of East Cleveland, Ohio, gets a scholarship to a prep school in Maine, he finds that he must change his image and adapt to a world that never fully accepts him, but when he goes home he discovers that he no longer truly belongs there either.

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers, by Lynn Weingarten. Y Weingarten.
When her boyfriend ends their relationship, high school sophomore Lucy thinks she will never recover from the heartbreak until she meets three magical girls who say they can heal her, but at a cost.

Partials, by Dan Wells. Y Wells.
A war with Partials–engineered organic beings identical to humans–has devastated the human population due to a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, and Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, discovers that a connection between humans and Partials may be the key to saving both races.

A Temptation of Angels, by Michelle Zink. Y Zink.
After seeing her parents murdered, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright learns she is one of three remaining angelic descendents charged with protecting the world, but nothing can save her from being torn between new friend and fellow Keeper Griffin and childhood friend Raum, who has joined forces with her parents’ killers.

New Graphic Novels

Chopsticks, by Jessica Anthony. Y Anthony.
Glory, having been raised by her father as a piano prodigy after the death of her mother, is drawn to her new neighbor Frank and begins a downward spiral into madness before disappearing.

Astonishing X-Men: Vols. 1-4, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday. Y Astonishing.

Batman: Black Mirror, by Scott Snyder. Y Batman.
Dick Gordon, now wearing the Batman mantle, faces an underworld auctioneer who is tied to the Dark Knight’s most personal cases and a beautiful woman with a link to his own most painful memory. Then, Commissioner Gordon tries to protect his daughters when his son returns to Gotham.

Friends With Boys, by Faith Erin Hicks. Y Hicks.
After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.

Gunnerkrigg Court: Reason (Vol. 3), by Thomas Siddell. Y Gunnerkrigg.
Antimony Carver is a precocious and preternaturally self-possessed young girl starting her first year of school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court, a very British boarding school that has robots running around along side body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.

Blackest Night (Green Lantern), by Geoff Johns, et al. Y Johns.
I Date Dead People: My Boyfriend is a Monster (Vol. 5), by Ann Kerns and Janina Gorrissen. Y My.
The renovation of Nora’s old Victorian house unearths a teenaged poltergeist who falls in love with Nora, causing more ghosts to appear and Nora’s parents to become quite unhappy.

Science Dog, by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker. Y Science.
Science Dog, a dog who was altered by a scientific accident to be super-intelligent and human-like, returns from a mission in another dimension only to be plunged immediately into a fight that will will determine mankind’s future.

Change is Constant: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Vol. 1), by Kevin Eastman, et al. Y Teenage.
Following their transformation from animals to mutants, Donatello, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, and Master Splinter train in the martial arts, fight to protect the innocent, and search the city for the turtles’ lost brother, Raphael, who wanders the streets, a victim of amnesia.

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