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Young Adult Graphic Novel -
Will & Whit
Gulledge, Laura Lee.
New York : Amulet Books, c2013.
YA GRAPHIC GULLEDGE
Wilhelmina “Will” Huxstep is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. As she wraps up another summer in her mountain town, she longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends, Autumn, Noel, and Reese. Little does she know that she will get her wish in the form of an arts carnival and a blackout, courtesy of a hurricane named Whitney, which forces Will to face her fear of darkness.
Young Adult Fiction -
Evertrue : an Everneath novel
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, .
YA FIC ASHTON
“Nikki and Jack take on the underworld to free themselves of the Everneath’s power”
Block, Francesca Lia.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2014.
YA FIC BLOCK
“Julie wanted nothing more than to feel connected to her deceased grandmother, but when she actually makes contact with the other side it’s not her grandmother that responds, but a spirit that has its own sinister agenda”
Texting the underworld
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2013.
YA FIC BOORAEM
Conor O’Neill faces his cowardice and visits the underworld to bargain with the Lady who can prevent the imminent death of a family member, but first Ashling, the banshee who brought the news, wants to visit his middle school.
New York : Penguin Group USA c2014.
YA FIC BREWER
Joss is given a mission to eradicate vampires in his home town of Santa Carla, where he will need to protect his family including cousin Henry, who still carries a grudge.
Brown, Anne Greenwood.
New York : Delacorte Press an imprint of Random House Childrens Books, 2014.
YA FIC BROWN
“The stakes are high, with many lives at risk, but Calder and Lily must confront the past as well as their darkest impulses if they want a chance at being together”
Charlton-Trujillo, e. E.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2013.
YA FIC CHARLTON-TRUJILLO
Angie overeats to cope with the taunts of the ultra-mean girls, her attempted suicide in front of a packed gym, and the status of her captured war- hero sister, until KC Romance comes to town and sees Angie for who she really is.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2013.
YA FIC COLEY
Sixteen-year-old Angie finds herself in her neighborhood with no recollection of her abduction or the three years that have passed since, until alternate personalities start telling her their stories through letters and recordings.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, c2013.
YA FIC DOUGLAS
Eden, sixteen, must choose between helping Ryan, a time-traveler, and her best friend Connor who, according to Ryan, is about to become famous through a significant scientific discovery that will, ultimately ruin the world.
Lady thief : a Scarlet novel
Gaughen, A. C., author.
New York : Bloomsbury/Walker, 2014.
YA FIC GAUGHEN
Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed and she has been forced to marry Lord Gisbourne and participate at court, acting the part of a noblewoman in hopes of helping her beloved Robin Hood’s cause and forging a future with him.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, c2013.
YA FIC GOODMAN
“After a summer locked away in a mental institution, seventeen-year- old orphan Ava Hall is sent to Blythewood, a finishing school for young ladies that is anything but ordinary”
New York : Simon Pulse, c2014.
YA FIC GREGORY
Tasked to expose a coin counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde, whose romantic attraction continues to grow, travel to Venice in 1454, where they meet an alchemist who plans to create the Philosopher’s Stone, a mystical substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold and producing the elixir of life.
Crash and burn
New York : Balzer + Bray, c2013.
YA FIC HASSAN
Steven “Crash” Crashinsky relates his sordid ten-year relationship with David “Burn” Burnett, the boy he stopped from taking their high school hostage at gunpoint.
And we stay
New York : Delacorte Press, c2014.
YA FIC HUBBARD
Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts boarding school after her ex- boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.
The broken path
New York, NY : HarperCollins, 2014.
YA FIC HUNTER
“Lucky and the rest of his Pack encounter another group of dogs that has survived the Big Growl–and these new dogs may be their most dangerous enemies yet”
New York, New York : Razorbill, 2014.
YA FIC JAFFE
Sadie, a wealthy, success-oriented sixteen-year-old joins the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program as an observer in the head of Ford, a troubled, possibly murderous boy, with whom Sadie falls in love.
These broken stars
Kaufman, Amie, author.
New York : Hyperion, c2013.
YA FIC KAUFMAN
The first novel in a sweeping science fiction trilogy tells a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds as two star-crossed lovers, Lilac and Tarver, must fight for survival when they crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet.
Life in outer space
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, c2013.
YA FIC KEIL
Sixteen-year-old Sam Kinnison is perfectly happy as a game-playing, movie-obsessed geek until beautiful, friendly, and impossible to ignore Camilla Carter starts him wondering if he has been watching all the wrong movies.
The tragedy paper
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.
YA FIC LABAN
While preparing for the most dreaded assignment at the prestigious Irving School, the Tragedy Paper, Duncan gets wrapped up in the tragic tale of Tim Macbeth, a former student who had a clandestine relationship with the wrong girl, and his own ill-fated romance with Daisy.
Two boys kissing
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.
YA FIC LEVITHAN
Based on true events, this is the story of Harry and Craig, two 17 year olds who are about to take part in a 32 hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record.
New York : Harper an imprint of HarperCollins, 2014.
YA FIC MAFE
With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world … but that’s not all he wants with her.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, c2013.
YA FIC MANCUSI
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Foxx does not believe her grandfather’s latest treasure is a real dragon’s egg until soldiers invade trying to steal it, a strange boy tells her she must work with him to stop an impending dragon war, and the dragon inside the egg begins telling her what to do.
Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, c2013.
YA FIC MEDINA
“One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away?”
New York : Walker Books/Bloomsbury, 2014.
YA FIC MIRANDA
It seems Decker is the only person who does not believe that Falcon Lake under a curse somehow connected to his best friend Delaney, but everything changes when Delaney senses the imminent death of Decker’s father and says nothing.
Escape from Eden
Avon, Massachusetts : Merit Press, c2013.
YA FIC NADER
“Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed ‘Garden of Eden’ deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules – even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape. But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of their undeniable attraction to each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?”
Parsons, Mark (Mark Huntley).
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
YA FIC PARSONS
“When teen drummer, Zach, signed up to spend the summer on tour with a rock band, he didn’t realize the stairway to heaven was such a bumpy ride”
de la Peña, Matt, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
YA FIC PENA
After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Group (USA), c2013.
YA FIC REICHS
“The Virals must find a geocache concealing a bomb–and the clock is ticking.”
Fugitive X : a Revolution 19 novel
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
YA FIC ROSENBLUM
“As a war between robots and humans looms on the horizon, Nick, Kevin, and Cass continue to battle the bots that enslaved humanity–but when they are separated, they must fight the war on their own”
Into the still blue
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
YA FIC ROSSI
“In their effort to reach the fabled Still Blue, Aria and Perry will have to rescue Cinder, defeat Sable and Hess, and unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders once and for all”
Bright before sunrise
New York : Bloomsbury/Walker, ©2014.
YA FIC SCHMIDT
“Jonah and Brighton are about to have the most awkwardly awful night of their lives. For Jonah, every aspect of his new life reminds him of what he has had to give up. All he wants is to be left alone. Brighton is popular, pretty, and always there to help anyone, but has no idea of what she wants for herself”
Scott, Elizabeth, 1972- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
YA FIC SCOTT
Things change for Emma after her mother passes away and her stepfather is keeping her mother’s body alive because she is pregnant. She finds a connection with suspected drug addict and juvenile delinquent Caleb.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2014.
YA FIC SIMMONS
When Ember and Chase finally arrive at the safe house and find it in ruins, they follow tracks leading away until they find a group of refugees and join forces with them to seek the rumored settlement known as Three.
Wallace, Sandra Neil.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.
YA FIC WALLACE
“Felix O’Sullivan, standing in the shadow of his dead brother, an angry, distant father, and racial tension, must lead the last-ever Muckers high school football team to the state championship before a mine closing shuts down his entire town”
The book of love
Weingarten, Lynn, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, .
YA FIC WEINGARTEN
“High school sophomore Lucy Wren is a proud member of a sisterhood whose hearts cannot be broken, but when she discovers that membership comes at a terrible price and her sisters can’t be trusted, Lucy must break their curse before she loses her chance at true love”
Young Adult Non-Fiction -
Fourth down and inches : concussions and football’s make-or-break moment
McClafferty, Carla Killough, 1958-
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, c2013.
YA 617.481 MCC
” … takes readers on a bone-crunching journey from football’s origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth down and inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game”
Imprisoned : the betrayal of japanese americans during world war II
Sandler, Martin W.
New York : Walker Books For Young Readers, c2013.
YA 940.531 SAN
While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Based on extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories, this book gives an in-depth account of their lives before and during their imprisonment, and after their release.
“The president has been shot!” : the assassination of John F. Kennedy
Swanson, James L., 1959-
New York : Scholastic Press, c2013.
YA 973.922 SWA
Recounts the 35th president’s assassination and details key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photographs.
Young Adult Paperbacks -
Anything to have you
Harbison, Paige, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
Natalie and Brooke are best friends until one crazy night when Natalie crosses the line with Brooke’s boyfriend, leading to a severe test of their friendship and leaving them asking questions about each other.