New YA Books

I woke up dead at the mall

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:01
by Sheehan, Judy,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2016]
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Books
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, 10/13/2017 - 03:01
by Cast, P. C.,
Publisher Wednesday Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
563 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Books
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, 10/13/2017 - 03:01
by Stone, Nic,
Publisher Crown, [2017]
First edition.
210 pages ; 22 cm
Books
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, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Bardugo, Leigh,
Publisher Imprint, 2017.
First edition.
242 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Books
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.

Starfish

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Bowman, Akemi Dawn,
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
343 pages ; 22 cm
Books
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.

Tower of dawn : a Throne of Glass novel

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Maas, Sarah J.,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
664 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Books
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, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Maniscalco, Kerri,
Publisher Jimmy Patterson Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
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?"--

Shadowhouse fall

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Older, Daniel José,
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017. ©2017
First edition.
358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Books
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, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Perkins, Mitali,
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
303 pages : genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Books
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, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Powers, J. L. (Jessica Lynn), 1974-
Publisher Black Sheep, [2017]
318 pages ; 21 cm
Books
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, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Rogerson, Margaret,
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
300 pages ; 24 cm
Books
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, 10/12/2017 - 02:58
by Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-
Publisher Scholastic Press, 2017.
First edition.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Books
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.
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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.

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