New YA Books

Blood for blood

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Graudin, Ryan,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2016. ©2016
First trade paperback edition.
572 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number YA F GRA
Summary In this alternate version of the 1950s, after the Axis powers win World War II, Yael, a Jewish skinshifter, fails in her mission to kill Hitler and finds herself being hunted while trying to finish what she started. In 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun. There would be blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it. With their mission to overthrow the Nazis in danger, Yael and the resistance are ready to fight. Forced to run, life in the shadows for Yael, Luka and Felix isn't easy, especially when their enemy seems to know their every move. And when each step uncovers dark secrets and even darker truths, each must find a way to navigate right and wrong, past and future, life and death, if they are to survive at all. A captivating story of survival, love and freedom in a gripping, fantastical alternate universe.

Reflection : a twisted tale

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 03:39
by Lim, Elizabeth,
Publisher Disney Press, 2018.
First hardcover edition.
408 p ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F LIM
Summary When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily.

Letters to the lost

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:25
by Kemmerer, Brigid,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018. ©2017.
391 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number YA F KEM
Summary Juliet still writes letters to her mother after her death and when Declan finds one beside her mother's grave, he writes back, sharing his pain with her, but soon real life interferes, and Juliet and Declan discover truths that may tear them apart.

Emergency contact

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 03:12
by Choi, Mary H. K.,
Publisher Simon & Schuster BYFR, [2018]
First edition.
394 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F CHO
Summary When Penny Lee heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it's seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can't wait to leave behind. Sam is stuck, literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too; he knows that this is the chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he's a famous movie director but right life is really testing him. When they cross paths it's a collision of unbearable awkwardness. But as they stay in touch via text and share their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

The big lie

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:10
by Mayhew, Julie,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
321 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F MAY
Summary In an alternate world, where modern England is under Nazi rule, sheltered teen Jessika Keller questions what it means to be good when she develops an attraction for her best friend, Clementine, an outspoken, radical girl who has drawn the attention of the Nazi regime.

The heart forger

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Chupeco, Rin,
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire, [2018] ©2018
xv, 501 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F CHU
Summary Armed with the ability to tame and control the monstrous daeva, Tea enacts her revenge against the royals who wronged her, but she is hampered by her disapproving brother and pursued by enemies wishing to use her dark magic for themselves.

Tyler Johnson was here

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Coles, Jay,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
299 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F COL
Summary "When Marvin Johnson's twin brother, Tyler, is shot and killed by a police officer, Marvin must fight injustice to learn the true meaning of freedom"--

The wicked deep

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Ernshaw, Shea,
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2018.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ERN
Summary Three sisters, drowned as witches in Sparrow, Oregon, in the 1800s, return each summer for revenge but Penny, seventeen, is determined to stop them to save the boy she loves.

I have lost my way

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Forman, Gayle,
Publisher Viking, 2018.
258 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F FOR
Summary "Three teengers, Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel feel lost in various ways and when they collide in Central Park, they begin to find purpose in their lives"--


Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Herbach, Geoff,
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
First edition.
323 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HER
Summary For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam's basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he's tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.

Fire song

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Jones, Adam Garnet,
Publisher Annick Press Ltd., [2018] ©2018
230 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number YA F JON
Summary "How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves--his friend, David. Things go from bad to worse as Shane's dream of going to university is shattered and his grieving mother withdraws from the world. Worst of all, he and David have to hide their relationship from everyone. Shane feels that his only chance of a better life is moving to Toronto, but David refuses to join him. When yet another tragedy strikes, the two boys have to make difficult choices about their future together. With deep insight into the life of Indigenous people on the reserve, this book masterfully portrays how a community looks to the past for guidance and comfort while fearing a future of poverty and shame. Shane's rocky road to finding himself takes many twists and turns, but ultimately ends with him on a path that doesn't always offer easy answers, but one that leaves the reader optimistic about his fate." -- Amazon.

Cadaver & queen

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Kwitney, Alisa,
Publisher HarlequinTeen, [2018]
314 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F KWI
Summary "When Elizabeth Lavenza enrolled at Ingold as its first female medical student, she knew she wouldn’t have an easy time. From class demands to being an outsider among her male cohorts, she’ll have to go above and beyond to prove herself. So when she stumbles across what appears to be a faulty Bio-Mechanical—one of the mechanized cadavers created to service the school—she jumps at the chance to fix it and get ahead in the program. Only this Bio-Mechanical isn’t like the others. This one seems to have thoughts, feelings…and self-awareness. Soon Elizabeth realizes that it is Victor Frankenstein—a former student who died under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly Elizabeth finds herself entwined in his dark secrets, ones he might have been murdered to keep buried." --

Flight season

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Marquardt, Marie F., 1972-
Publisher Wednesday Books, 2018.
First edition.
325 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F MAR
Summary Vivi, a college student attempting to complete an internship, TJ, a nursing student, and Ángel, a patient with heart disease, all find their lives intersecting at a university hospital during one summer that could change their lives forever.

The astonishing color of after

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Pan, Emily X. R.,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
472 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F PAN
Summary After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.

Twelve steps to normal

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Penn, Farrah,
Publisher JIMMY Patterson Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
369 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F PEN
Summary "Upon returning from a year in Oregon to Texas and her alcoholic father, Kira is distressed to find three of her father's rehab friends staying at her home, while her own friends seem distant"--Provided by Publisher.

The beauty that remains

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:08
by Woodfolk, Ashley,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2018]
First edition.
327 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F WOO
Summary Autumn, Shay, and Logan, whose lives intersect in complicated ways, each lose someone close to them and must work through their grief.

Far from the tree

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:04
by Benway, Robin,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2017]
First edition.
374 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F BEN
Summary Three teenagers, biological siblings separated by adoption, explore the meaning of family in all its forms--how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it. "Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including-- Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she's quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family's long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can't help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he's learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can't hurt anyone but him. Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care"

One dark throne

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:04
by Blake, Kendare,
Publisher Harper Teen, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
448 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F BLA
Summary The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? Fennbirn's deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other. The battle for Fennbirn has begun. The Quickening is behind them, and with the Ascension Year underway all bets are off. Katharine, once the weakest and feeblest of the triplets, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before-- ones that put those around her in danger she can't seem to prevent.

The Knowing

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:04
by Cameron, Sharon, 1970-
Publisher Scholastic Press, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
438 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F CAM
Summary The underground city of New Canaan is safe from the Forgetting which afflicts Canaan above ground, but in her rigidly controlled and repressive city eighteen-year-old Samara, one of the Knowing, is plagued by her memory of the horrors she has seen, and determined to seek answers in the cursed city above--where she will find Beckett Rodriguez and his parents, on a mission from Earth to study the lost colony.

A skinful of shadows

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:04
by Hardinge, Frances,
Publisher Amulet Books, [2017]
415 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HAR
Summary Makepeace, the illegitimate daughter of a rich father, must fight the spirit that possesses her, her family's terrible secret, and the dangers of of a war-torn country.