New YA Books

All the crooked saints

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-
Publisher Scholastic Press, 2017.
First edition.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F STI
Summary 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.

Forest of a thousand lanterns

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 08:37
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, 10/08/2017 - 08:37
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, 10/06/2017 - 11:32
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, 10/06/2017 - 11:32
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, 10/06/2017 - 11:32
by Iturbe, Antonio, 1967-
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First American edition.
423 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, 10/06/2017 - 11:32
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, 10/06/2017 - 11:32
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"--

The Lairdbalor

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:17
by Kaufman, Kathleen,
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, 09/28/2017 - 05:01
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.

Once and for all : a novel

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:53
by Dessen, Sarah,
Publisher Viking, 2017.
357 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F DES
Summary Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love.

Speed of life

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:53
by Weston, Carol,
Publisher Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2017] ©2017
329 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F WES

The road to winter

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:42
by Smith, Mark, 1957-
Publisher The Text Publishing Company, 2016. ©2016
233 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F SMI
Summary Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company. He has stayed alive for two winters--hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage. But Finn's isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is a Siley--an asylum seeker--and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn's help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush. And Ramage wants the girls back--at any cost.

Flame in the mist

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Ahdieh, Renée,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC , [2017]
392 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F AHD
Summary The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place--she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort--a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace. Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan's secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.

Crossing Ebenezer Creek

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Bolden, Tonya,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
230 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BOL
Summary When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they set out on Sherman's long march through Georgia during the Civil War. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them forever and that freedom lies ahead. When she meets Caleb, an enigmatic young black man also on the march, Mariah soon finds herself dreaming not only of a new life, but of true love as well. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the treacherous march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever.

I believe in a thing called love

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Goo, Maurene,
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F GOO
Summary A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten.

Take us to your chief : and other stories

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Taylor, Drew Hayden, 1962-
Publisher Douglas & McIntyre, [2016] ©2016
ix, 150 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number YA F TAY
Summary "A forgotten Haudenosaunee social song beams into the cosmos like a homing beacon for interstellar visitors. A computer learns to feel sadness and grief from the history of atrocities committed against First Nations. A young Native man discovers the secret to time travel in ancient petroglyphs. Drawing inspiration from science fiction legends like Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, Drew Hayden Taylor frames classic science-fiction tropes in an Aboriginal perspective. The nine stories in this collection span all traditional topics of science fiction--from peaceful aliens to hostile invaders; from space travel to time travel; from government conspiracies to connections across generations. Yet Taylor's First Nations perspective draws fresh parallels, likening the cultural implications of alien contact to those of the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, or highlighting the impossibility of remaining a "good Native" in such an unnatural situation as a space mission. Infused with Native stories and variously mysterious, magical and humorous, Take Us to Your Chief is the perfect mesh of nostalgically 1950s-esque science fiction with modern First Nations discourse."--

Because you love to hate me : 13 tales of villainy

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Ameriie,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
353 pages ; 24 cm
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."


Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Brewer, Zac, 1973-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
289 pages ; 22 cm
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Cashore, Kristin,
Publisher Kathy Dawson Books, [2017]
453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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"--