New YA Books

A land of permanent goodbyes

18 hours 20 min ago
by Abawi, Atia,
Publisher Philomel Books, [2018] ©2018
279 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F ABA
Summary After their home in Syria is bombed, Tareq, his father, and his younger sister seek refuge, first with extended family in Raqqa, a stronghold for the militant group, Daesh, and then abroad.

The Lairdbalor

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Kaufman, Kathleen (Registered nurse)
Publisher Turner Publishing Company, [2017]
272 pages 22 cm
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.

Wild beauty

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by McLemore, Anna-Marie,
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
339 pages ; 22 cm
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.

A conspiracy of stars

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
by Cole, Olivia A.,
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
418 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F COL
Summary Octavia is excited to study the plants and animals of Faloiv until she witnesses one of the planet's indigenous people being attacked and begins to question her own family history and the scientists she has always admired.

Once and for all : a novel

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Dessen, Sarah,
Publisher Viking, 2017.
357 pages ; 22 cm
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.

The road to winter

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:52
by Smith, Mark, 1957-
Publisher The Text Publishing Company, 2016. ©2016
233 pages ; 24 cm
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.

Because you love to hate me : 13 tales of villainy

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Ameriie,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
353 pages ; 24 cm
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."


Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Brewer, Zac, 1973-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
289 pages ; 22 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Cashore, Kristin,
Publisher Kathy Dawson Books, [2017]
453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Elkeles, Simone,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2009
New paperback edition.
359 pages ; 21 cm.
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Etting, Jessica Koosed,
Publisher KCP Loft, [2017] ©2017
341 pages ; 24 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Hoffmeister, Peter Brown,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
First edition.
376 pages ; 22 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Hutchinson, Shaun David,
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F FER
Summary Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.


Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Lauren, Christina,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
First edition.
407 pages ; 22 cm
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.


Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Lehr, Dick,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
307 pages ; 22 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Mathieu, Jennifer,
Publisher Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
First edition.
330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Novak, Ali,
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
387 pages : 21 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Reynolds, Jason,
Publisher Marvel Press, 2017.
First edition.
261 pages ; 22 cm
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, 01/10/2018 - 07:27
by Silvera, Adam, 1990-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
373 pages ; 22 cm
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, 01/08/2018 - 07:18
by Ness, Patrick, 1971-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
First US edition.
277 pages ; 22 cm
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...--