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Honor among thieves

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Caine, Rachel,
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
465 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F CAI
Summary Petty criminal Zara Cole is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans chosen by the Leviathan to explore the outer reaches of the universe.

Ink, iron, and glass

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Clare, Gwendolyn,
Publisher Imprint, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F CLA
Summary A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother a noted scriptologist.

Someone to love

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-
Publisher Harlequin Teen, [2018] ©2018
389 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F DEL
Summary Constantly in the spotlight thanks to her politician father's rising star, Olivia Blakely feels the pressure to be perfect. As the youngest girl in her class, she tries hard to keep up and to seem mature to the older boy she's crushing on, even as she catches his eye. But the need to look good on camera and at school soon grows into an all-consuming struggle with bulimia.

The apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Hutchinson, Shaun David,
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2018.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
438 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HUT
Summary Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.

Let's talk about love

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Kann, Claire,
Publisher Swoon Reads, 2018.
First edition.
281 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F KAN
Summary Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated-- or understood.

The dazzling heights

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by McGee, Katharine,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
422 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F MCG
Summary A complicated web of lies threatens to destroy the teen residents of Manhattan's thousand-story supertower, as someone with revenge in mind watches their every move.

American heart

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Moriarty, Laura, 1970-
Publisher Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
402 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F MOR
Summary Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim Americans are a reality. This is the world of fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri. Sarah-Mary, who has strong opinions on almost everything, isn't concerned with the internments, as she doesn't know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone's safety. Then she meets Sadaf, a fugitive escaping to Canada. Should she turn her in... or help her?

Pretty dead girls

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Murphy, Monica, 1970-
Publisher Entangled Publishing, 2018.
First edition.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F MUR
Summary In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed. The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she's next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope--and to a boy from her physics class. The one she's never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.There's something he isn't telling her. But there's something she's not telling him, either.

Nice try, Jane Sinner

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Oelke, Lianne,
Publisher Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
420 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F OEL
Summary "Jane Sinner, a 17-year-old dropout, sets out to redefine herself through a series of schemes and stunts, including participating in a low-budget reality TV show at her local community college"--

Tempests and slaughter : a Tortall legend

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Pierce, Tamora,
Publisher Random House, [2018]
First edition.
464 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Call Number YA F PIE
Summary Arram Draper, Varice Kingsford, and Ozorne Tasikhe forge a bond of friendship that sees them through many changes as student mages at Imperial University of Carthak.

The queen's rising

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Ross, Rebecca,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
439 pages : map, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F ROS
Summary When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in the southern kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions - art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge - Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna's greatest fear comes true: she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana - the rival kingdom of Valenia - and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved, some closer to Brienna than she realizes. With war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to - passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. Who will be that queen?

The dangerous art of blending in : a novel

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Surmelis, Angelo,
Publisher Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
315 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F SUR
Summary Evan Panos's strict immigrant Greek mother sees him as a disappointment. His workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend, Henry, has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. His only escape is drawing, in an abandoned monastery that feels as lonely as he is. And Henry makes Evan believe that he deserves more than his mother's harsh words and terrifying abuse. As things escalate, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by being silent.

I am not your perfect Mexican daughter

New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Sánchez, Erika L.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
First edition.
344 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F SAN
Summary Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.


New YA Books - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49
by Westerfeld, Scott,
Publisher Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2018. ©2018
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
483 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F WES
Summary After the shocking conclusion to Swarm, the zeroes are scattered, on the run, and desperate. They're up against challenges from within and from the world around them, and one thing is certain an epic showdown is guaranteed.

Crooked shadows [sound recording]

New Music - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:48
by Dashboard Confessional (Musical group),
Publisher Fueled by Ramen, [2018] ℗2018
1 audio disc (29 min., 37 sec.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1669839.3)
Summary The result of a near decade-long period of immense self-examination for frontman Chris Carrabba, the latest Dashboard Confessional album is a deeply cathartic body of work that traverses the complexities of relationships.

Duel to the Death

New Books on CD - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:48
by Jance, J. a.
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio 20180320
Sound recording
Call Number XX(1665351.1)

The punishment she deserves : a Lynley novel

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:48
by George, Elizabeth, 1949-
Publisher Viking, [2018]
692 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number M GEO
Summary Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and detective sergeant Barbara Havers are approached by a member of Parliament with a request to investigate the supposed suicide of a constituent's son.

High white sun

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:48
by Scott, J. Todd,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
466 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F SCO
Summary Even though the corrupt Sheriff Ross is dead and gone, outlaws still walk free, peace comes at a price, and redemption remains hard to find in this fiery and violent novel from the author of The Far Empty Sometimes we have to be wolves... In the wake of Sheriff Stanford Ross's death, former deputy Chris Cherry--now Sheriff Cherry--is the new "law" in Big Bend County, yet he still struggles to escape the long, dark shadow of that infamous lawman. As Chris tries to remake and modernize his corrupt department, bringing in new deputies, including young America Reynosa and Ben Harper--a hard-edged veteran homicide detective now lured out of retirement--he finds himself constantly staring down a town unwilling to change, friends and enemies unable to let go of the past, and the harsh limits of his badge. But it's only when a local Rio Grande guide is brutally and inexplicably murdered, and America and Ben's ongoing investigation is swept aside by a secretive federal agent, that the novice sheriff truly understands just how tenuous his hold on that badge really is. And as other new threats rise right along with the unforgiving West Texas sun, nothing can prepare Chris for the high cost of crossing dangerous men such as John Wesley Earl, a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the patriarch of a murderous clan that's descended on Chris's hometown of Murfee; or Thurman Flowers, a part-time pastor and full-time white supremacist hell-bent on founding his violent Church of Purity in the very heart of the Big Bend. Before long, Chris, America, and Ben are outmaneuvered, outnumbered, and outgunned--inexorably drawn into a nearly twenty-year vendetta that began with a murdered Texas Ranger on a dusty highway outside of Sweetwater, and that can only end with fire, blood, and bullets in Murfee's own sun-scorched streets... Welcome back to the Big Bend...

City of sharks

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:48
by Stanley, Kelli,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018.
First edition.
viii, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M STA
Summary Miranda Corbie, a private investigator working in the heart of 1940s San Francisco, is bringing this chapter of her life to a close before embarking on a journey to England to find her mother, despite the escalating conflict across Europe. But before she can finally settle her plans to leave, Louise Crowley, a young woman who works upstairs for a publisher in Miranda's office building, walks into Miranda's office. Louise is newly arrived in San Francisco from a small town in Washington state, and she's frightened-she believes someone is trying to kill her. Against her better judgment, Miranda agrees to take Louise on as a client. But soon, the publisher Louise works for is murdered, and it starts to look like the threats against Louise may have been part of a larger plan-or that Louise herself may have been involved in the murder.

Unloaded : crime writers writing without guns

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:48
by Beetner, Eric,
Publisher Down & Out Books, [2016] ©2016.
354 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F UNL
Summary "For the first time, more than two dozen crime and mystery authors have joined together to use the strongest weapon at their disposal -- words -- in a call for reasonable gun control in the U.S.A. In this collection you get all the thrills and excitement you come to expect from a great crime story, but without any guns. From best sellers and writing legends to the brightest stars of the next generation of crime writers, the twenty-five authors here have taken pen in hand to say enough is enough. Gun violence has got to stop and this is our way of speaking out -- by showing that gun violence can be removed from the narrative, and maybe from our lives. It's not anti-gun, it's pro-sanity. And above anything else, these are thrilling crime stories that will surprise and shock, thrill and chill -- all without a gun in sight. The writers are from both sides of the political aisle and many of the authors are gun owners themselves. But everyone felt it was time to speak out." --