December 2011 New Books

The Future of Us, by Jay Ashes and Carolyn Mackler. Y Asher.
It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

Frost, by Marianna Baer. Y Baer.
When Leena Thomas gets her wish to live in an old Victorian house with her two closest friends during their senior year at boarding school, the unexpected arrival of another roommate–a confrontational and eccentric classmate–seems to bring up old anxieties and fears for Leena that may or may not be in her own mind.

The Goblin War, by Hilari Bell. Y Bell.
After crossing over from the Otherworld where they have been trapped in mortal danger, Tobin and Makenna must figure out how to help Jeriah stop an army of barbarians from taking over their Realm.

Ashes, by Ilsa Bick. Y Bick.
In a future Manhattan devastated by environmental catastrophes and epidemics, sixteen-year-old Lucy survives alone until vicious hounds target her and force her to join Aidan and his band, but soon they learn that she is the target of Sweepers, who kidnap and infect people with plague.

Brooklyn, Burning, by Steven Brezenoff. Y Brezenoff.
Sixteen-year-old Kid, who lives on the streets of Brooklyn, loves Felix, a guitarist and junkie who disappears, leaving Kid the prime suspect in an arson investigation, but a year later Scout arrives, giving Kid a second chance to be in a band and find true love.

iBoy, by Kevin Brooks. Y Brooks.
Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack that caused fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences.

Liar’s Moon, by Elizabeth Bunce (sequel to Starcrossed). Y Bunce.
In a quest to prove her friend, Lord Durrel Decath, innocent of the murder of his wife, pickpocket Digger stumbles into a conspiracy with far-reaching consequences for the civil war raging in Lllyvraneth, while also finding herself falling in love.

The Beginning of After, by Jennifer Castle. Y Castle.
In the aftermath of a car accident that killed her family, sixteen-year-old Laurel must face a new world of guilt, painful memories, and the possibility of new relationships.

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices, Book Two), by Cassandra Clare. Y Clare.
As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, learning the secret of her own identity while investigating his past.

The Auslander, by Paul Dowswell. Y Dowswell.
German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin.

Drink, Slay, Love, by Sarah Beth Durst. Y Durst.
After sixteen-year-old vampire Pearl Sange is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn, she develops non-vampire-like traits that lead her to save her high school classmates from the Vampire King of New England.

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions, edited by Melissa Marr, et al. Y Enthralled.
A collection of fourteen original teen paranormal short stories from some of today’s bestselling YA talent, united with the common theme of road trips, and edited by bestselling authors Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong. Contributors include: Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Rachel Caine, Carrie Ryan, Jessica Verday, Rachel Vincent, Jennifer Lynn Barnes and more.

Bunheads, by Sophie Flack. Y Flack.
Hannah Ward, nineteen, revels in the competition, intense rehearsals, and dazzling performances that come with being a member of Manhattan Ballet Company’s corps de ballet, but after meeting handsome musician Jacob she begins to realize there could be more to her life.

The Poisoned House, by Michael Ford. Y Ford.
As the widowed master of an elegant house in Victorian-era London slips slowly into madness and his tyrannical housekeeper takes on more power, a ghostly presence distracts a teenaged maidservant with clues to a deadly secret.

Beautiful Chaos (a Beautiful Creatures novel), by Kami Garcia. Y Garcia.
Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand and control the impact of Lena’s claiming, which is even causing her family members’ abilities to dangerously misfire.

Cold Kiss, by Amy Garvey. Y Garvey.
When her boyfriend is killed in a car accident, high school student Wren Darby uses her hidden powers to bring him back from the dead, never imagining the consequences that will result from her decision.

The Faerie Ring, by Kiki Hamilton. Y Hamilton.
Tiki, living with her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway in 1871 London, steals a ring belonging to Queen Victoria that binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace, and when a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and Tiki’s blood, Rieker secretly watches and protects her.

Bleeding Hearts (The Drake Chronicles), by Alyxandra Harvey. Y Harvey.
Lucy, her boyfriend Nicholas, and his brother Connor try to keep secret the undead drama of Violet Hill when Lucy’s cousin Christabel comes to live there, but after Christabel is kidnapped by the ruthless Hel-Blar vampires, they must let her in on the secrets and the battle.

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, Book Four), by Julie Kagawa. Y Kagawa.
Faery prince Ash–the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court–finally gets to tell his story: how he escaped the Winter Court with his life intact and the promise he made to the Iron Queen.

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New Nonfiction

girlsagainstGirls Against Girls: why we are mean to each other and how we can change. Bonnie Burton. 305.2352 Burton.
The only book out there to take a look at why girls are mean to each other and to offer solutions for breaking the cycle. Girls Against Girls is a must-read for today’s strong, smart, and capable generation of young women. Complete with guidance on how females can band together and quit breaking each other down, popular movie quotes, advice from female artists and athletes, and a resource section of girl-power organizations. – Publisher marketing

juviecourtJuvenile Court: a judge’s guide for young adults and their parents. Leora Krygier. 345.73 081 Krygier.
This list of chapters tells you what the book covers for juvenile court system: The juvenile court system — I received a citation to court : what do I do? — Preparing for court — Coming to court for my hearing — Driving, pedestrian, bicycle, and related violations — Other offenses — What can I expect at court? — Returning to court, the DMV, and will I have a record? — How to avoid getting another citation.

guidetorockingThe Girl’s Guide to Rocking: how to start a band, book gigs, and get rolling to rock stardom. Jessica Hopper. 782.42166023 Hopper.
It’s everything a rocking girl needs to know: how to choose the right instrument for you, where to shop for instruments and where to avoid. How to get your band together and keep it together-tips on playing in a band with your friends and staying friends. How to turn your bedroom into a soundproof practice space. Giving your band the right name, plus a cautionary glossary of overused words (Wolf, Star, Crystal, Earth, etc.). How to set-up and promote your own shows. The freedom of going solo, and how to handle performing alone in the spotlight. Songwriting tips, with eight prompts to get the lyrics flowing. The ins and outs of recording, whether at home or in a studio. Taking care of business: publicizing your band, making T-shirts, legalese and the creative personality, and the four signs that say “time to hire a manager”-in other words, you’ve arrived. – Publisher marketing

ghostsGhosts of War: the true story of a 19-year-old GI. Ryan Smithson. NF 956. 7044 Smithson.
In a harrowing memoir about combat, friendship, fear, and a soldier’s commitment to his country, Smithson brings teen readers inside a world that few understand, as he describes his experience as a 19-year-old Army engineer in Iraq.

rocknrollRock ‘n Roll Soldier: A memoir. Dean Ellis Kohler. NF 959.704 Kohler.
Dean Kohler is about to make it big–he’s finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams are abruptly put on hold by the arrival of his draft notice. Now he’s in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, serving as a military policeman. He keeps telling himself he’s a musician, not a killer, and that he’s lucky he’s not fighting on the front lines. When Captain orders him to form a rock band, it’s up to Dean to find instruments and players, pronto. Ingenuity and perseverance pay off and soon the band is traveling through treacherous jungle terrain to perform for troops in desperate need of an escape–even if it’s only for three sets. And for Dean–who lives with death, violence, and the fear that anyone could be a potential spy (even his Vietnamese girlfriend)–the band becomes the one thing that gets him through the day. During one of the most controversial wars in recent American history, this incredible true story is about music and camaraderie in the midst of chaos. – Publisher marketing

New Nonfiction – June 2009

This month we received so many new books that I decided to split them up. Here’s the new nonfiction.

30days_bffsThirty Dates to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs. Clea Hantman. 158.25 Hantman.
Life is just more fun with friends. And who doesn’t want a sidekick in case there’s ever a need to fight crime or solve a mystery? Every girl needs at least one wonderful pal, and when you harness the power of friendship, life’s possibilities can be limitless. But like it or not, friendships take work, plain and simple. And that’s where “30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs “comes in–a field guide to friendship that will help you learn the basics of meeting new friends and keeping the old.

30days_dorkThirty Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend. Clea Hantman. 155.6423 Hantman.
BEING DUMPED HURTS. But you know what? It happens to everyone. The part you might not believe is that no matter how brutally your heart’s been broken, those wounds will heal. But the longer you dwell on the dork, the longer your heart will remain cracked. Enter 30 Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend. One day at a time, 30 days in a row. At the end, you’ll find you have the power to yank that dagger out of your chest, stand tall, walk proud, and move on. And along the way, you may just discover something marvelous and surprising about yourself.

all the wrong people have self esteemAll the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: an inappropriate book for young ladies, or, frankly, anybody else. Laurie Rosenwald. 305.235 Rosenwald.
These days, a lot of people are trying to tell teens what’s best for them. Here’s a look at life from artist and professional nonconformist Laurie Rosenwald, who insists that she doesn’t want to tell anyone what to do. But when you are as irreverent as she is (Is the earth really worth saving?) and as funny (Your breasts: What do they mean?) people sort of DO want to know what you think. Then again, if you think like Rosenwald, it could get you kicked out of yoga class.

creept cute crochetCreepy Cute Crochet: zombies, ninjas, robots, and more! Christen Haden. 746.43 Haden.
If you’re a fan of amigurumi, you already know that super-sweet crocheted bunnies and kitties and pandas have taken the indie craft world by storm. Well, the dolls in Creepy Cute Crochet eat your typical amigurumi for breakfast. This unique craft book contains more than 25 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself.

wweWorld Wrestling Entertainment Encyclopedia: the definitive guide to WWE. Brian Shields and Kevin Sullivan. 796.81203 Shields.
Featuring hundreds of wrestling superstars form the World Wrestling Federation from the 1960s to today, this thrilling reference is the definitive guide to the WWE. Features more than 700 entries and 2,500 full-color images throughout.

falling hardFalling Hard: 100 love poems by teenagers. Betsy Franco, ed. 811.608 Franco.
From an acclaimed anthologist comes this unforgettable collection of poems by teenagers–straight, gay, bi, and transgender–capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love.