New YA Books

See how they run

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Carter, Ally,
Publisher Scholastic Press, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
323 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F CAR
Summary Grace Blakely believed that finding the truth about her mother's murder would finally give her peace, but now she knows that it is only the beginning of the secrets that will dominate her life--and make her a target on Embassy Row in Adria.

Looking for Alaska

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Green, John, 1977-
Publisher Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]. ©2005
Special 10th anniversary edition.
350 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F GRE
Summary Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Wires and nerve. Volume 2, Gone rogue

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Meyer, Marissa,
Publisher Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2018.
First edition.
324 pages : chiefly illustrations, some color ; 23 cm.
Call Number GN YA F MEY
Summary The world of the Lunar Chronicles comes alive in this thrilling continuation of Wires and Nerve. Iko, an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder, has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna.


Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Meyer, Marissa,
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
556 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number YA F MEY
Summary As she nears her goal of avenging the Renegades, who overthrew the villains to establish order from ruin, Nova grows close to justice-seeking Renegade Adrian, but her allegiance to the villains could destroy them both.

Four : a divergent collection

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Roth, Veronica
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
First edition.
xiv, 285 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F ROT
Summary A collection of four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view, that follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions, and the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.

Tess of the road

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Hartman, Rachel, 1972-
Publisher Random House, [2018]
First edition.
536 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HAR
Summary "Tess Dombegh journeys through the kingdom of Goredd in search of the World Serpents and finds herself along the way"--

What the night sings : a novel

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:19
by Stamper, Vesper,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F STA
Summary Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, Gerta has lost her family and everything she knew. Without her Papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life. Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.

Beasts made of night

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 19:00
by Onyebuchi, Tochi,
Publisher Razorbill, [2017]
298 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ONY
Summary "In the walled city of Kos, purity is exalted, but cleansing wrongdoings comes at a cost. Corrupt mages can magically extract sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts--lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Young sin-eaters, known as aki, are indentured by the mages to slay the beasts. Seventeen-year-old Taj is the most talented of the aki, but his livelihood comes with dangerous consequences. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast stains is skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears in his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat the sin of a royal, he faces off against the most fearsome beast he's ever encountered. And the battle doesn't end at the beast's demise. The sin opens Taj's eyes to a dark conspiracy. There is someone in the palace plotting to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save his homeland--and his own life." -- dust jacket.

The glass spare

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by DeStefano, Lauren,
Publisher Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
402 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F DES
Summary After discovering that she has the ability to turn people into gemstones, Wilhemina, the fourth daughter of the wealthiest nation's king, seeks redemption putting herself in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas about Wil's power.

Meant to be

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Halpern, Julie, 1975-
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HAL
Summary In a world where the name of one's "meant to be" mate appears on one's chest at age eighteen, Aggy must decide whether to trust the phenomenon or follow her heart.

Long way down

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 06:41
by Reynolds, Jason,
Publisher Atheneum, [2017]
First edition.
306 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F REY
Summary As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

The summer of Owen Todd

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:26
by Abbott, Tony, 1952-
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
217 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ABB
Summary In the touristy town of Cape Cod, eleven-year-old Owen faces a dilemma when his best friend Sean is sexually abused by a trusted adult, but warns Owen not tell anyone what is happening.


Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:26
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
296 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F PAT
Summary Expelled over The Photo that was posted to his Twitter account, Will Foster, seventeen, is determined to find out who took the picture and why he and three other students were targeted.

La Belle Sauvage

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17
by Pullman, Philip, 1946-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
First edition.
449 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number YA F PUL
Summary When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra.


Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:13
by Jae-Jones, S.,
Publisher Wednesday Books,c[2018]. ©2018
First edition.
x, 387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F JAE
Summary Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother's and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can't forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

I woke up dead at the mall

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 21:03
by Sheehan, Judy,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2016]
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F SHE
Summary Sixteen-year-old Sarah wakes up dead at the Mall of America only to find she was murdered, and she must work with a group of dead teenagers to finish up the unresolved business of their former lives while preventing her murderer from killing again.

Sun warrior

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:00
by Cast, P. C.,
Publisher Wednesday Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
563 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Call Number YA F CAS
Summary The battle lines have been drawn and Mari, an Earth Walker and Nik, a Companion, who were once from rival clans now find themselves fighting to save each other and their people from destruction.

Dear Martin

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:00
by Stone, Nic,
Publisher Crown, [2017]
First edition.
210 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F STO
Summary Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

The language of thorns : midnight tales and dangerous magic

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Bardugo, Leigh,
Publisher Imprint, 2017.
First edition.
242 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Call Number YA F BAR
Summary Presents a collection of six short stories that transports readers to familiar and strange magical lands with haunted towns, hungry woods, talking beasts, and gingerbread golems.


Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Bowman, Akemi Dawn,
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
343 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BOW
Summary Kiko Himura yearns to escape the toxic relationship with her mother by getting into her dream art school, but when things do not work out as she hoped Kiko jumps at the opportunity to tour art schools with her childhood friend, learning life-changing truths about herself and her past along the way.