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Because you love to hate me : 13 tales of villainy

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Ameriie,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
353 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BEC
Summary A collection of classic fairy tales and stories, from Medusa to Sherlock Holmes, retold from the villains' points of view by teams of authors and "BookTubers."

Madness

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Brewer, Zac, 1973-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
289 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BRE
Summary Released from an inpatient facility after treatment for a suicide attempt, Brooke gradually begins to see hope in her life and meets Derek, a fellow suicide survivor, but as she falls for him, she realizes that Derek may not be in the same mental space she is.

Jane, unlimited

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Cashore, Kristin,
Publisher Kathy Dawson Books, [2017]
453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F CAS
Summary "Recently orphaned Jane accepts an unexpected invitation from an old acquaintance to an island mansion where she will face five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her newly untethered life"--

Perfect chemistry

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Elkeles, Simone,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2009
New paperback edition.
359 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F ELK
Summary When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created "perfect" life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for-her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

The lost causes

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Etting, Jessica Koosed,
Publisher KCP Loft, [2017] ©2017
341 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number YA F ETT
Summary They're the last people you'd ask to help with anything, much less a murder investigation. The rich girl, the obsessive, the hypochondriac, the addict and the hot-tempered athlete. Lost causes. But with the help of a dangerous serum, the FBI erases the teens' past problems and unlocks a psychic ability within each of them. In return, all they have to do is help find the killer who's turned their small town upside down.

Too shattered for mending

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Hoffmeister, Peter Brown,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
First edition.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F HOF
Summary After the disappearance of his grandfather "Big" and the arrest of his older brother, JT, "Little" McCardell is looking out for his younger cousin, trying to stay afloat in school, working in the town graveyard for extra cash, and in his spare time pining after Rowan, the girl JT was dating until he got locked up. When the sheriff's deputy catches him hunting deer out of season and threatens to prosecute, Little must cooperate in their investigation about Big. Beholden to the sheriff, to JT, to Rowan, and to Big's memory, there's no telling how Little's deepest secret could shatter their lives.

Feral youth

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Hutchinson, Shaun David,
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F FER
Summary Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.

Autoboyography

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Lauren, Christina,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
First edition.
407 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F LAU
Summary High school senior Tanner Scott has hidden his bisexuality since his family moved to Utah, but he falls hard for Sebastian, a Mormon mentoring students in a writing seminar Tanner's best friend convinced him to take.

Trell

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Lehr, Dick,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
307 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F LEH
Summary Determined to clear her father of the wrongful conviction for a gang-related crossfire death, thirteen-year-old Trell persuades a reporter and a lawyer to investigate the case and uncover the truth.

Moxie : a novel

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Mathieu, Jennifer,
Publisher Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
First edition.
330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F MAT
Summary In a small Texas town where high school football reigns supreme, Viv, sixteen, starts a feminist revolution using anonymously-written zines.

Paper hearts

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Novak, Ali,
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
387 pages : 21 cm
Books
Call Number YA F NOV
Summary Felicity, seventeen, has struggled to meet her mother's expectations since her older sister disappeared but when she connects with a famous band member at a charity ball, she begins to consider what will make her truly happy.

Miles Morales : Spider-man

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Reynolds, Jason,
Publisher Marvel Press, 2017.
First edition.
261 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F REY
Summary "As a student at Brooklyn Visions Academy, Miles Morales knows he's lucky. Not all kids get this opportunity, especially not kids from his neighborhood. With his quirky best friend Ganke, this school year is gonna be a blast. Right? Wrong. Miles has a secret. He's actually Spider-Man. Well not THE Spider-Man but A Spider-Man. Pretty much the only Spider-Man in town now that Peter Parker is gone. Miles is doing his best to save every little old lady but it's getting to be too much. He's got more important stuff to worry about like homework, girls, family, the perfect Halloween costume, and girls. Did we mention girls? Ok well maybe just one girl. But when Miles accidentally discovers a villainous teacher's plan to turn good kids bad, he will need to come to terms with his own destiny as the new SPIDER-MAN"--Provided by publisher.

They both die at the end

New YA Books - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Silvera, Adam, 1990-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
373 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F SIL
Summary In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Wonder Woman [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Jenkins, Patty
Publisher Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017] ©2017
Rental.
1 videodisc (2 hr., 21 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION WON
Summary Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Did it for the party [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Big & Rich,
Publisher Big & Rich Records, [2017]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD C&W BIG

The Cuban affair [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by DeMille, Nelson,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F DEM
Summary "Daniel Graham MacCormick--Mac for short--seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he's living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos's clients--a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez. What Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara's grandfather when he fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash--by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich -- or not at all"--

Thanks, Obama : my hopey changey White House years

New Biographies - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Litt, David, 1986-
Publisher Ecco, [2017]
First edition
310 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 973.932 LIT
Summary "A different kind of White House memoir, presidential speechwriter David Litt's comic account of his years spent working with Barack Obama and his reflection on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump. Like many twentysomethings, David Litt frequently embarrassed himself in front of his boss's boss. Unlike many twentysomethings, Litt's boss's boss was President Obama. At age twenty-four, Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Along with remarks on issues like climate change and criminal justice reform, he was the president's go-to writer for comedy. As the lead on the White House Correspondents' Dinner speech (the "State of the Union of jokes"), he was responsible for some of President Obama's most memorable moments, including Keegan-Michael Key's appearance as Luther, Obama's "anger translator." With a humorist's eye for detail and a convert's zeal, Litt takes us inside his eight years on the front lines of Obamaworld. In his political coming-of-age story, he goes from starry-eyed college student--a self-described "Obamabot"--to nervous junior speechwriter to White House senior staff. His behind-the-scenes anecdotes answer questions you never knew you had: What's the classiest White House men's room? What's the social scene like on Air Force One? How do you force the National Security Council to stop hitting reply-all on every e-mail? In between lighthearted observations, Litt uses his experience to address one of today's most important issues: the legacy and future of the Obama movement in the age of Donald Trump"--

Madness

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Brewer, Zac, 1973-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
289 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BRE
Summary Released from an inpatient facility after treatment for a suicide attempt, Brooke gradually begins to see hope in her life and meets Derek, a fellow suicide survivor, but as she falls for him, she realizes that Derek may not be in the same mental space she is.

Keep her safe

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Hannah, Sophie, 1971-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First U.S. edition.
346 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HAN
Summary Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied -- by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake at the front desk but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder. Cara doesn't know what to trust -- everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

Forest dark : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Krauss, Nicole,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
290 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F KRA
Summary One of America's most important novelists (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi's beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project, a film about the life of David being shot in the desert, with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer's block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality, and her own perception of life, that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can't turn down, she's drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization, of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

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