New YA Books

A court of wings and ruin

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:37
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, 05/24/2017 - 06:37
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, 05/24/2017 - 06:37
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, 05/23/2017 - 00:29
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.

Blood of wonderland

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:25
by Oakes, Colleen,
Publisher Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
322 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F OAK
Summary Exiled from Wonderland, Dinah hides in the Twisted Wood, but a chance encounter with one of her father's enemies drives her to confront her dark destiny.

Once upon a dream : a twisted tale

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:25
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.

Thief of lies : a Library Jumpers novel

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:09
by Drake, Brenda,
Publisher Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2017. ©2016
371 pages, 23 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number YA F DRA
Summary "Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books-rescue them from a demonic hound. Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren't busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed." --

You were here

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:09
by McCarthy, Cori,
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire, [2016] ©2016.
404 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Call Number YA F MCC
Summary Cori McCarthy delivers an emotionally taut page-turner from multiple points of view combined with stunning illustrations. Jaycee is about to accomplish what her older brother Jake couldn't: live past graduation. Jaycee is dealing with her brother's death the only way she can by re-creating Jake's daredevil stunts. The ones that got him killed. She's not crazy, okay? She just doesn't have a whole lot of respect for staying alive. Jaycee doesn't expect to have help on her insane quest to remember Jake. But she's joined by a group of unlikely friends all with their own reasons for completing the dares and their own brand of dysfunction: the uptight, ex-best friend, the heartbroken poet, the slacker with Peter Pan syndrome, and... Mik. He doesn't talk, but somehow still challenges Jayce to do the unthinkable-reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother. Ages 13+

Queen of hearts

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:09
by Oakes, Colleen
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
306 ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F OAK
Summary When an enchanting stranger arrives at Wonderland Palace, Princess Dinah, the future Queen of Hearts, is launched into Wonderland's dangerous political game. She must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she'll lose not just the crown but her head.


Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:09
by Schow, Betsy, 1981-
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
344 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number YA F SCH
Summary "As the crown princess of Emerald, Dorthea lives a charmed life full of Hans Christian Louboutin glass slippers and Glenda Original ball gowns. But when she unknowingly wishes upon a cursed star, all spell breaks loose and the rules of fairy tale disappear--taking Dorthea's parents with them"--

City of saints & thieves

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:54
by Anderson, Natalie C.,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017].
401 pages : 21 cm.
Call Number YA F AND
Summary Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.


Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:54
by Hocking, Amanda,
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017. ©2016
First edition.
387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HOC
Summary Welcome to Gideon Davorin's Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act. Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night. When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe ... and a normal life has never been more appealing. But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there's a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn't know she was capable of -- one that could change her future forever.

The radius of us

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:54
by Marquardt, Marie F., 1972-
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017. ©2016
First edition.
295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F MAR
Summary After being mugged, seventeen-year-old Gretchen is still struggling to deal with her fears when she meets Phoenix, an eighteen-year-old immigrant from El Salvador. Told in alternating first person points of view, this is a story of love, sacrifice, and the journey from victim to survivor. It offers an intimate glimpse into the causes and devastating impact of Latino gang violence, both in the U.S. and in Central America, and explores the risks that victims take when they try to start over. Most importantly, this shows how people struggling to overcome trauma can find healing in love.

History is all you left me

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:54
by Silvera, Adam, 1990-
Publisher Soho Teen, [2017]
294 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F SIL
Summary Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But when Theo dies in a drowning accident, the future he's been imagining for himself is gone. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. As Griffin loses himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, the secrets he's been keeping are tearing him apart.

Flicker and mist : a novel

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:54
by Thompson, Mary G. (Mary Gloria), 1978-
Publisher Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
377 pages : map ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F THO
Summary "In a story rich in intrigue, adventure, danger, and romance, a mixed-race teen heroine must decide which part of her heritage to claim: her privileged status, or her ability to become invisible for which her kin are being persecuted"--


Sat, 05/13/2017 - 08:42
by Turtschaninoff, Maria, 1977-
Publisher Amulet Books, 2017. ©2016
244 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Call Number YA F TUR
Summary As thirteen-year-old novice Maresi awaits the call to serve in one of the houses of the idyllic Red Abbey, a new arrival with a dark past requires Maresi to act in order to protect her new sister and the Abbey.

The lines we cross

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:38
by Abdel-Fattah, Randa,
Publisher Scholastic Press, 2017. ©2017
First [United States] edition.
393 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ABD
Summary Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.

The upside of unrequited

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:38
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.

A psalm for lost girls

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:38
by Bayerl, Katie,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
359 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BAY
Summary "Determined to protect her sister Tess's memory, Callie da Costa sets out to prove Tess wasn't really a saint and finds herself pulled into a kidnapping investigation"--

As old as time

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:38
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. --