New YA Books

Tower of dawn : a Throne of Glass novel

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Maas, Sarah J.,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
664 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Call Number YA F MAA
Summary Following the shattering of the glass castle and the deaths of his men, Chaol pursues recovery by searching for healers in the southern continent while trying to convince Dorian and Aelin to ally with him and Nesryn in order to avoid war.

Hunting Prince Dracula

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Maniscalco, Kerri,
Publisher Jimmy Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F MAN
Summary "Bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer...or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?"-- Following the horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with Thomas Cresswell she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine. When blood-soaked discoveries taint the halls of the school's forbidding castle, Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the murders. Are they the work of Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend? Or a copycat killer?

Shadowhouse fall

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Older, Daniel José,
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017. ©2017
First edition.
358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F OLD
Summary In addition to the ordinary problems of a Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn, Sierra Santiago is working on developing her shadowshaping skills, and she is beginning to think she may need all the skill she can summon because it seems that when she channeled hundreds of spirits through herself in order to defeat Wick she woke up something very powerful and very unfriendly and put her family and friends at risk.

You bring the distant near

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Perkins, Mitali,
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
303 pages : genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F PER
Summary Ranee worries that her children are losing their Indian culture. Sonia is wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair. Tara seeks the limelight to hide her true self. Shanti desperately tries to make peace in the family. Anna fights to preserve Bengal tigers and her Bengali identity. As each Das woman decides which Bengali traditions to uphold in America, one hard truth remains: some scars take generations to heal.

Broken Circle

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Powers, J. L. (Jessica Lynn), 1974-
Publisher Black Sheep, [2017]
318 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number YA F POW
Summary Adam wants nothing more than to be a normal teen. But: His mother died when he was only four. His father is an assassin, a voodoo god, the reincarnation of Buddha - or something even stranger. And his grandfather insists that people are out to kill the entire family.But maybe Grandpa's not all that nuts. You see, Adam is set to collide with a world that hovers between life and death, where entities charged with shepherding souls of the dead compete to control lucrative territories known as Limbo. Some nightmares are real. Psychopomps walk the earth. So much for normal - from the back cover.

An enchantment of ravens

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Rogerson, Margaret
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
300 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F ROG
Summary Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel's paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron--Rook, the autumn prince--she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes--a weakness that could cost him his life. Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt's ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love--and that love violates the fair folks' ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

All the crooked saints

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-
Publisher Scholastic Press, 2017.
First edition.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F STI
Summary Three cousins who are members of an unusual family that possesses the ability to perform miracles are repeatedly sought out for their gifts while they struggle to establish free lives for themselves and navigate the fallout from miracles that happen in ways other than anticipated. When Daniel Soria, the current saint of Bicho Raro, Colorado, violates the family's greatest taboo, Beatriz and Joaquin, along with the pilgrims, must drive off the darkness.

Reign the earth

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:50
by Gaughen, A. C,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018.
438 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F GAU
Summary Having sacrificed her freedom to establish peace with a neighboring kingdom, Shalia discovers that she has the power to control earth the day she marries Calix, whose only motivation is to eliminate the Elementae.

The Hazel Wood : a novel

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 20:41
by Albert, Melissa,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2018.
First edition.
359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ALB
Summary Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get.

Forest of a thousand lanterns

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:38
by Dao, Julie C.,
Publisher Philomel Books, [2017]
363 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number YA F DAO
Summary Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:38
by Maniscalco, Kerri,
Publisher Jimmy Patterson Books, Little Brown and Company, 2017. ©2016
First paperback edition.
325, 17 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number YA F MAN
Summary The privileged teen daughter of a lord in Victorian-era London secretly studies forensic medicine before she is embroiled in the investigation of serial killer Jack the Ripper.

Tool of war

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:23
by Bacigalupi, Paolo,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
377 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BAC
Summary In a future beset with rising seas, corporate government, and constant civil war, a bioengineered half-man/half-beast super-soldier who calls himself Tool breaks his conditioning to overcome his genetically enhanced sense of loyalty to the corporation that created him and seeks revenge against his old masters.

Turtles all the way down

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:23
by Green, John, 1977-
Publisher Dutton Books, [2017]
286 pages ; 22 cm
Regular print
Call Number YA F GRE
Summary It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

The librarian of Auschwitz

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:23
by Iturbe, Antonio, 1967-
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First American edition.
423, [1] pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F ITU
Summary Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond. Based on a true story.

Among the red stars

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:23
by Katz, Gwen C.,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F KAT
Summary Determined to help the effort, female Russian air pilot Valka signs up to join an all-female aviation group, but as the war intensifies she has to decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she calls home.

The Nowhere Girls

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:23
by Reed, Amy Lynn
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
404 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F REE
Summary "Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them"--

A land of permanent goodbyes

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Abawi, Atia,
Publisher Philomel Books, [2018] ©2018
279 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ABA
Summary After their home in Syria is bombed, Tareq, his father, and his younger sister seek refuge, first with extended family in Raqqa, a stronghold for the militant group, Daesh, and then abroad.

The Lairdbalor

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Kaufman, Kathleen (Registered nurse)
Publisher Turner Publishing Company, [2017]
272 pages 22 cm
Call Number YA F KAU
Summary Seven-year-old Jamie falls down a very long hill into a nightmare world where nothing is familiar except the Lairdbalor, his personal bogeyman come to life.

Wild beauty

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by McLemore, Anna-Marie,
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
339 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F MCL
Summary For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, hiding a terrible legacy, until mysterious Fel arrives and Estrella helps him explore his dangerous past.

A conspiracy of stars

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
by Cole, Olivia A.,
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
418 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F COL
Summary Octavia is excited to study the plants and animals of Faloiv until she witnesses one of the planet's indigenous people being attacked and begins to question her own family history and the scientists she has always admired.