New YA Books

Wild beauty

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:01
by McLemore, Anna-Marie,
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
339 pages ; 22 cm
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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."

Madness

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

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.

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