New YA Books

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
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"--


Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:57
by Lu, Marie, 1984-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
353 pages ; 22 cm
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.


Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Blake, Elly,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
410 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BLA
Summary Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.

Landscape with invisible hand

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:30
by Anderson, M. T.,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
149 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number YA F AND
Summary When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

Genuine fraud

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Lockhart, E.,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017].
First edition.
264 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F LOC
Summary Told through flashbacks, Genuine Fraud is the story of best friends Jule and Imogen, orphaned outcasts who will do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life.

The upside of unrequited

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00
by Albertalli, Becky,
Publisher Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ALB
Summary Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.

As old as time

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00
by Braswell, Liz,
Publisher Disney Press, 2016.
First hardcover edition.
484 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F BRA
Summary Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father's reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle's mother returns -- a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern. But when Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind -- images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is a beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle must work with the Beast to unravel a dark mystery about their families that was twenty-one years in the making. --

A face like glass

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00
by Hardinge, Frances,
Publisher Amulet Books, 2017.
487 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HAR
Summary When Neverfell, who has no memory, arrives in Caverna, her facial expressions make her very dangerous to the people who live with blank faces or pay dearly to learn to simulate emotions.

Honestly Ben

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00
by Konigsberg, Bill,
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.
First edition.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F KON
Summary Ben Carver returns for the spring semester at the exclusive Natick School in Massachusetts determined to put his relationship with Rafe Goldberg behind him and concentrate on his grades and the award that will mean a full scholarship--but Rafe is still there, there is a girl named Hannah whom he meets in the library, and behind it all is his relationship with his distant, but demanding father.


Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00
by Peet, Mal,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
261, [5] pages ; 23 cm
Call Number YA F PEE
Summary Orphaned as a child and sent to live among religious caretakers in Canada, Beck endures harsh labor and searches for love while traveling back and forth across the American border during the height of the Great Depression.

Just a normal Tuesday

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00
by Turrisi, Kim,
Publisher Kids Can Press, [2017]
252 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F TUR
Summary It was a normal Tuesday until Kai discovered a letter, tucked into a pile of their family's mail, from her older sister, Jen. "If you are reading this, I am already gone." Jen has committed suicide. Dealing with Jen's funeral and with their devastated parents, Kai is also searching for answers. Soon she's caught in a vicious downward spiral, self-medicating and lashing out at the people she loves. When her parents send Kai to the Tree House, a summer camp for grieving teens, she's not a happy camper. Then she begins to share her feelings, find a way forward, even laugh... and fall in love.

The pearl thief

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00
by Wein, Elizabeth,
Publisher Hyperion, 2017.
First edition.
325 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F WEI
Summary Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is discovered, she experiences the prejudices his family has endured and tries to keep them from being framed for the crime.

The book jumper

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Gläser, Mechthild,
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2017. ©2015
First American edition.
371 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F GLA
Summary "A teen girl discovers she is a book jumper--she can leap directly into books, meet the characters, and experience the world of the book"--

You don't know me but I know you

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:52
by Barrow, Rebecca,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
323 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BAR
Summary "There's a box in the back of Audrey's closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she's never met, handed to her by the woman she's called Mom her whole life. Being adopted, though, is just one piece in the puzzle of Audrey's life--the picture painstakingly put together by Audrey herself, consisting not only of the greatest family ever but of a snarky, loyal, sometimes infuriating best friend Rose, and a sweet, smart musician boyfriend, Julian. But when Audrey realizes that she's pregnant, she feels something--a tightly sealed box in the closet corners of her heart--crack open, spilling her dormant fears and unanswered questions all over the life she loves. Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey's situation made a choice, one that started Audrey's entire story. Now Audrey is paralyzed by her own what-ifs and terrified by the distance she feels growing between her and her best friend Rose. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder--what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?"--

Dress codes for small towns

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 05:46
by Stevens, Courtney C.
Publisher Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
337 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F STE
Summary Rebelling against the role others believe she should conform to, Billie McCaffrey struggles with her feelings for two of her friends. As the tomboy daughter of the town's preacher, Billie McCaffrey would rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee. When Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she's in love with Woods, Billie realizes that she is also in love with Woods... and maybe with Janie Lee, too. She keeps her conflicting feelings to herself as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship.