New YA Books

Perfect chemistry

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Hoffmeister, Peter Brown,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017] ©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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
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.

Release : a novel

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:14
by Ness, Patrick, 1971-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
First US edition.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F NES
Summary Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. Time is running out, though. Because way across town, a ghost has just risen from the lake...--

Julia vanishes

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:01
by Egan, Catherine, 1976-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
First edition.
375 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F EGA
Summary Possessing an ability to hide on the edge of perception, Julia conceals her talents in a city where magic is banned and poses as a grand lady's housemaid alongside an eccentric band of fellow housemates who have ties to a powerful killer.

The girl I used to be

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:01
by Henry, April,
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
First edition.
229 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F HEN
Summary "Olivia's parents were killed fourteen years ago. Now, new evidence reopens the case . . . and she finds herself involved"--

Girls made of snow and glass

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Bashardoust, Melissa,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
375 pages : map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BAS
Summary "Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale. At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone--has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image, at her father's order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do--and who to be--to win back the only mother she's ever known...or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything--unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story"--

Warcross

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:57
by Lu, Marie, 1984-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
353 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F LU
Summary "When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"--

A court of wings and ruin

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Maas, Sarah J.,
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2017. ©2017
705 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F MAA
Summary Feyre returns to the Spring Court on a reconnaissance mission about the invading king. As a spy, the future of the entire kingdom may rely on her ability to play her part perfectly, and her decisions about who to trust and which allies are best will decide the outcome of the coming war.

When we collided

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Lord, Emery,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F LOR
Summary Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family restaurant from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi from herself?

Songs about a girl

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Russell, Chris (Rock musician),
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
362 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number YA F RUS
Summary Charlie Bloom is happiest behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. When former classmate Olly Samson gets in touch out of the blue, asking her to take backstage pictures of his new band, she takes him up on it. Charlie dreams of becoming a photographer, and it'll be good experience. But Olly's band, Fire&Lights, isn't playing ordinary gigs. They're stars on the rise, the hottest boy band in the country--and Charlie is immediately catapulted into the band's surreal world of paparazzi, sold-out arenas, and screaming fans. Soon enough, she becomes caught between Olly and Fire&Lights' gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West. As the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles on a secret about the band--and herself--hidden within the lyrics of their new #1 single.

Crazy house

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:48
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Jimmy Patterson Books : LIttle, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
354 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number YA F PAT
Summary In a future world where teenagers are taken, imprisoned, and forced to fight for their survival, well-behaved Cassie will do whatever it takes to save her rebellious twin sister from Death Row.

Once upon a dream : a twisted tale

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Braswell, Liz,
Publisher Disney Press, 2017. ©2016
First paperback edition.
449 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F BRA
Summary In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, the prince falls asleep and Aurora must escape the magical world created in her own dreams.

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