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.

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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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January 2012 New Books!

Dark of the Moon, by Tracy Barrett. Y Barrett.
Retells the story of the minotaur through the eyes of his fifteen-year-old sister, Ariadne, a lonely girl destined to become a goddess of the moon, and her new friend, Theseus, the son of Athens’ king who was sent to Crete as a sacrifice to her misshapen brother.

Death Watch, by Ari Berk. Y Berk.
When seventeen-year-old Silas Umber’s father disappears, Silas is sure it is connected to the powerful artifact he discovers, combined with his father’s hidden hometown history, which compels Silas to pursue the path leading to his destiny and ultimately, to the discovery of his father, dead or alive.

Buried Thunder, by Tim Bowles. Y Bowles.
Just after fourteen-year-old Maya’s family acquires the Rowan Tree Hotel she is drawn into the nearby woods, where she finds three bodies that disappear before police arrive, and soon Maya feels hunted by both human and supernatural forces.

Wolf Mark, by Joseph Bruchac. Y Bruchac.
When Lucas King’s covert-ops father is kidnapped and his best friend Meena is put in danger, Luke’s only chance to save them–a skin that will let him walk as a wolf–is hidden away in an abandoned mansion guarded by monsters.

First Day on Earth, by Cecil Castellucci. Y Castellucci.
A novel about the true meaning of being an alien in an equally alien world.

Girls Don’t Fly, by Kristin Chandler. Y Chandler.
Myra, a high school senior, will do almost anything to win a contest and earn money for a study trip to the Galapagos Islands, which would mean getting away from her demanding family life in Utah and ex-boyfriend Erik, but Erik is set on winning the same contest.

Sweet Venom, by Tera Childs. Y Childs.
As monsters walk the streets of San Francisco, unseen by humans, three teenaged descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned in Greek mythology, must reunite and embrace their fates.

Witchlander, by Lena Coakley. Y Coakley.
After the prediction of Ryder’s mother, once a great prophet and powerful witch, comes true and their village is destroyed by a deadly assassin, Ryder embarks on a quest that takes him into the mountains in search of the destroyer.

A Beautiful Dark, by Jocelyn Davies. Y Davies.
When Skye, who lives with her aunt in Boulder, Colorado, turns seventeen and is suddenly pursued by two boys who are polar opposites, secrets of her true identity–and destiny–begin to emerge.

Wherever You Go, by Heather Davis. Y Davis.
When Skye, who lives with her aunt in Boulder, Colorado, turns seventeen and is suddenly pursued by two boys who are polar opposites, secrets of her true identity–and destiny–begin to emerge.

The Pledge, by Kimberly Derting. Y Derting.
In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by the languages they speak, Charlaina “Charlie” Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max.

Winter Town, by Stephen Emond. Y Emond.
Evan and Lucy, childhood best friends who grew apart after years of seeing one another only during Christmas break, begin a romance at age seventeen but his choice to mindlessly follow his father’s plans for an Ivy League education rather than becoming the cartoonist he longs to be, and her more destructive choices in the wake of family problems, pull them apart.

My Name is Not Easy, by Debby Edwardson. Y Edwardson.
Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.

Unforgettable, by Loretta Ellsworth. Y Ellsworth.
When Baxter Green was three years old he developed a condition that causes him to remember absolutely everything, and now that he is fifteen, he and his mother have moved to Minnesota to escape her criminal boyfriend and, Baxter hopes, to reconnect with a girl he has been thinking about since kindergarten.

The Lost Stories (Ranger’s Apprentice), by John Flanagan. Y Flanagan.
In 1896, an archaeological dig unearths an ancient trunk containing manuscripts that confirm the existence of Araluen Rangers Will and Halt and tell of their first meeting and some of their previously unknown exploits.

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October & November 2011 New Books

Sign Language, by Amy Ackley. Y Ackley.
Teenaged Abby must deal with her feelings about her father’s cancer and its aftermath while simultaneously navigating the difficult problems of growing up.

Populazzi, by Elise Allen. Y Allen.
When awkward, socially inept Cara moves to a new school just before junior year, her best friend urges her to seize the opportunity and change her life using “The Ladder”–a concept that will allow her to climb to the top of the social order by transforming herself into the perfect girlfriend for the most popular boy in school.

Ultraviolet, by R.J Anderson. Y Anderson.
Almost seventeen-year-old Alison, who has synesthesia, finds herself in a psychiatric facility accused of killing a classmate whose body cannot be found.

Absolute Midnight, by Clive Barker. Y Barker.
Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, is the only person who can stop the evil Mater Motley who, now that the hour of midnight has come, is prepared to unleash the end of the world.

Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake. Y Blake.
For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father’s work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

Lie, by Caroline Bock. Y Bock.
Told in several voices, a group of Long Island high school seniors conspire to protect eighteen-year-old Jimmy after he brutally assaults two Salvadoran immigrants, until they begin to see the moral implications of Jimmy’s actions and the consequences of being loyal to a violent bully.

Bronxwood, by Coe Booth. Y Booth.
Sixteen-year-old Tyrell, accustomed to being the man of the family, has mixed feelings when his father comes home from jail, but he knows he cannot just go back to being a little boy, especially after losing his younger brother to foster care, getting involved with drug dealers, learning about his mother’s infidelity, and developing a relationship with Jasmine.

The Slayer Chronicles, by Heather Brewer. Y Brewer.
The summer before ninth grade, when Joss sets off to meet his uncle and hunt down the beast that murdered his younger sister three years earlier, he learns he is destined to join the Slayer Society.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson. Y Carson.
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.

Destined (House of Night, Book Nine), by P.C. Cast. Y Cast.
Zoey, safe at home with her guardian warrior Stark, confronts new forces at work in the House of Night, including Aurox, a devastatingly handsome teenage boy, created by Neferet as her greatest weapon.

Shelter, by Harlan Coben. Y Coben.
After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.

Crossed (Matched, Book Two), by Ally Condie. Y Condie.
Cassia, having arrived in the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, learns he has escaped from the Society and follows a series of clues he left, which result in rebellion, betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander.

The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three), by James Dashner. Y Dashner.
As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.

Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, Book Six), by De la Cruz, Melissa. Y Delacruz.
Schuyler Van Alen and her love Jack Force go their separate ways after their trip to Florence, Italy, with Schuyler going to Egypt to fulfill the Van Alen legacy, while Jack returns to Manhattan to face his twin sister, Mimi, but things get even more complicated when Mimi jets off to Egypt while the Coven threatens to fall apart around her.

You Against Me, by Jenny Downham. Y Downham.
When eighteen-year-old Mikey’s younger sister claims to have been raped and he seeks to avenge the crime, he meets Ellie, the sister of the accused, and befriends her, complicating the situation considerably for all of them.

The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, Book One), by John Flanagan. Y Flanagan.
Hal, Stig, and the other outcasts do not have the size and strength of the Skandians, but when they face off against the Wolves and the Sharks in an ultimate race for survival, they hope that their courage and cunning are enough to help them win in a game that everyone seems to think is a matter of life and death.

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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.

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April 2011 New Books

Geek Fantasy Novel, by E. Archer. Y Archer.
Ralph is asked to spend the summer with his strange British relatives at their old manor house in order to set up their Wi-Fi network. And thus begins his strange adventure. What happens when a science geek and magic collide? Archer presents a comic tour de force for those who obsess about wizards and warcraft.

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Book One), by Kelley Armstrong. Y Armstrong.
Sixteen-year-old Maya suspects there may be a relationship between her paw-print birthmark, her connection with wild animals, and strange events occurring in her tiny Vancouver Island community, where a medical research facility harbors big secrets.

Chime, by Franny Billingsley. Y Billingsley.
In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister’s horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.

Red Glove (Curseworkers, Book Two), by Holly Black. Y Black.
When federal agents learn that seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe, a powerful transformation worker, may be of use to them, they offer him a deal to join them rather than the mobsters for whom his brothers work.

Blood and Flowers, by Penny Blubaugh. Y Blubaugh.
When the Outlaw Puppet Troupe is accused of various crimes by a vengeful critic, the members escape to the faerie world to avoid being incarcerated.

Strings Attached, by Judy Blundell. Y Blundell.
When she drops out of school and struggles to start a career on Broadway in the fall of 1950, seventeen-year-old Kit Corrigan accepts help from an old family friend, a lawyer said to have ties with the mob, who then asks her to do some favors for him.

Stay, by Deb Caletti. Y Caletti.
In a remote corner of Washington State where she and her father have gone to escape her obsessive boyfriend, Clara meets two brothers who captain a sailboat, a lighthouse keeper with a secret, and an old friend of her father who knows his secrets.

Awakened (House of Night), by PC Cast. Y Cast.
Zoey has returned from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey–or her relationship with her super-hot Warrior, Stark–ever be the same?

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book Four), by Cassandra Clare. Y Clare.
As mysterious murders threaten the new peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders, only Simon, the Daylighter vampire, can help bring both groups together.

The FitzOsbornes in Exile (sequel to A Brief History of Montmaray), by Michelle Cooper. Y Cooper.
In January 1937, as Sophia FitzOsborne continues to record in her journal, the members of Montmaray’s royal family are living in luxurious exile in England but, even as they participate in the social whirl of London parties and balls, they remain determined to free their island home from the occupying Germans despite growing rumors of a coming war that might doom their country forever.

Wither (Chemical Garden, Book One), by Lauren DeStefano. Y DeStefano.
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

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March 2011 New Books

I Am J, by Cris Beam. Y Beam.
J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.

Roses & Bones, by Francesca Lia Block. Y Block.
What happens when a girl finds herself at the crossroads between worlds–where the angels and ghosts, gods and demons, and beauties and beasts of myth are real? What does she do and who does she become? This captures the best Francesca Lia Block has to offer: extravagantly imaginative tales, dark landscapes, fierce poetry, and storytelling that is nothing short of magical.

Draw the Dark, by Ilsa Bick. Y Bick.
Seventeen-year-old Christian Cage lives with his uncle in Winter, Wisconsin, where his nightmares, visions, and strange paintings draw him into a mystery involving German prisoners of war, a mysterious corpse, and Winter’s last surviving Jew.

Dark Goddess (Devil’s Kiss, Book Two), by Sarwat Chadda. Y Chadda.
Billi SanGreal, a teenaged member of the Knights Templar, must prevent a young girl, who is being hunted by werewolves because of the dangerous powers she possesses, from falling into the hands of the ancient Russian witch, Baba Yaga.

Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro. Y Chibbaro.
In the early nineteen-hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York’s Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of “Typhoid Mary,” a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever. Includes a historical note by the author.

Night School: The Weirn Books Book 4, by Svetlana Chmakova. Y Chmakova.
Alex finds herself caught in the middle with the Sohrem rising and the hunters on the move, but she worries that her real enemy may be the one inside her. Graphic novel.

Night School: The Weirn Books Book 3, by Svetlana Chmakova. Y Chmakova.
Alex is determined to get to the bottom of her sister’s disappearance, but is she prepared for what she might find? Graphic novel.

Night School: The Weirn Books Book 2, by Svetlana Chmakova. Y Chmakova.
When Alex’s sister, Sarah, vanishes and all memory and evidence of her existence is erased, Alex is determined to get to the bottom of her sister’s disappearance. What better place to start her investigations than the Nightschool itself? Graphic novel.

Night School: The Weirn Books Book 1, by Svetlana Chmakova. Y Chmakova.
Normal schools may close for the night, but the Nightschool offers an education for a very different crowd–vampires, demons, and weirns, a special breed of witches. When Alex, a young weirn, enrolls to learn what has become of her sister, will she be prepared for what she finds there? Graphic novel.

Leverage, by Joshua Cohen. Y Cohen.
High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.

The Education of Hailey Kendrick, by Eileen Cook. Y Cook.
Dating a popular boy and adhering to every rule ever written, a high school senior at an elite Vermont boarding school begins to shed her good girl identity after an angry incident with her distant father.

Haven, by Kristi Cook. Y Cook.
Violet McKenna’s life started falling apart when a premonition of her father’s murder came true, but at a new school, Winterhaven, she finds friends with psychic gifts and an alluring boy whose destiny is entwined with hers in a critical–and deadly–way.

Desires of the Dead (sequel to The Body Finder), by Kimberly Derting. Y Derting.
Sixteen-year-old Violet Ambrose’s ability to find murder victims and their killers draws the attention of the FBI just as her relationship with Jay, her best-friend-turned-boyfriend, heats up.

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