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April 2014


Young Adult Graphic Novel -

Naruto. Vol. 65 : Hashirama and Madara
Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974-
San Francisco, California : Viz Media, 2014.
With Ten-Tails awakened and the Ninja War approaching its climax, Sasuke turns the tide by doing what many thought was impossible.

One piece. Vol. 70, Enter Doflamingo
Oda, Eiichiro, 1975-
San Francisco : Viz Media, 2014.
As the battle between Luffy and Caesar Clown on Punk Hazard island heats up, the rest of the Straw Hat crew tries to escape from the deadly gas spreading around.

Young Adult Fiction -

Never ending
Bedford, Martyn.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2014.
Traumatized by grief and guilt after her younger brother dies during a family vacation, fifteen-year-old Shiv is sent away to an exclusive clinic that claims to “cure” people like her.

Never fade
Bracken, Alexandra.
New York : Hyperion, c2013.
“In the second installment of The Darkest Minds trilogy, Ruby joins forces with the revolutionary Children’s League to find critical information about the epidemic that has torn both her life and America apart”

The hit
Burgess, Melvin, author.
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2014.
There is a new drug on the mean streets of Manchester which promises the most intense week of your life, and then you are dead–and after he watches a pop star die on stage, Adam thinks that his own life is so miserable that he might just as well try it.

Carman, Patrick.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
“In the year 2051, one group of telekinesis masters attempts to use their powers to stop another group of telekinesis masters from destroying the world”

The true adventures of Nicolo Zen : a novel
Christopher, Nicholas.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.
“Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can’t stop wondering if he earned the success — or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm”

Corp, Carey.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2013.
Embarking on a summer adventure in Scotland, best friends Veronica and Mackenna find romance and danger when they are transported to the kingdom of Doon, a hidden village that appears once every 100 years. Inspired by the musical Brigadoon.

Nearly gone
Cosimano, Elle.
New York : Kathy Dawson Books, a imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014.
“A math-whiz from a trailer park discovers she’s the only student capable of unravelling complex clues left by a serial killer who’s systematically getting rid of her classmates”

Something real
Demetrios, Heather, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Since the cancellation of her family’s reality television show, seventeen-year-old Bonnie Baker, one of twelve siblings, has tried to live a normal life with real friends and a possible boyfriend, until her mother and the show’s producers decide to bring”Baker’s Dozen” back on the air.

Fault line
Desir, Christa.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2013.
“After his girlfriend, Ani, is assaulted at a party, Ben must figure out how he can help her to heal, if he can help her at all”

The shadow prince
Despain, Bree, 1979-
New York : Egmont USA, [2014].
In this modern retelling of the Persephone myth, Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, is sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead.

Better off friends
Eulberg, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Point, c2014.
Macallan and Levi are best friends from the first day they meet in seventh grade, but over the years their close friendship keeps interfering with their dating life because everyone else regards them as a couple.

Obsidian mirror : the slanted worlds
Fisher, Catherine, 1957-
New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC., 2014.
While Jake continues searching for his father and is sent by the obsidian mirror to multiple times in the past, Sarah and Venn battle with Summer for control of a powerful coin.

The well’s end
Fishman, Seth.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014.
“Sixteen-year-old Mia Kish and her friends search for answers when a mysterious illness brings their Colorado community to its knees”

The edge of the water
George, Elizabeth, 1949-
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
Fifteen-year-old Jenn McDaniel’s life on Whidbey Island becomes more complicated and her relationships with old and new friends take strange turns, partly due to the arrival of a woman researching a strange black seal.

Steadfast : a Spellcaster novel
Gray, Claudia.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
“Nadia must stop the evil sorceress Elizabeth before she lures the One Beneath to Captive’s Sound, destroying the town and everyone Nadia holds dear at the same time”

Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen [2014?].
A collection of stories inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist.

Everything breaks
Grove, Vicki.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2013.
After his three best friends die in a car crash when he should have been driving, seventeen-year-old Tucker meets Charon, the Ferryman of Hades, and must decide whether to succumb to his grief or go on living.

A breath of frost / The Lovegrove legacy
Harvey, Alyxandra.
New York : Walker Books, 2014.
When three cousins in 1814 London discover their magical powers and family lineage of witchcraft, they accidentally open the gates to the underworld allowing the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters to hunt and kill young debutante witches for their powers.

Unhinged : a novel
Howard, A. G. (Anita G.).
New York : Amulet Books, [2014].
Life gets complicated once again for teenaged Alyssa when her mother returns home from an asylum and the mysterious Morpheus tempts Alyssa with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland.

Hurley, Tonya.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2014.
“Agnes, Cecelia, and Lucy watched as Sebastian sacrificed himself for what he believed in. Will the girls trust their destiny as saints and martyrs and perform the miracles as Sebastian instructed? Or lose faith in themselves and each other in his absence?”

Maybe one day
Kantor, Melissa.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2014.
“Zoe thought that being cut from her ballet program was the worst thing that could hapen, but when her best friend, Olivia, is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Zoe quickly learns that not being able to dance is the least of her problems”

The sound of letting go
Kehoe, Stasia Ward.
New York, NY : Penguin Group USA, c2014.
At seventeen, Daisy feels imprisoned by her brother Steven’s autism and its effects and her only escape is through her trumpet into the world of jazz, but when her parents decide to send Steven to an institution she is not ready to let him go.

Pieces of me
Kizer, Amber.
New York : Delacorte Press, c2014.
After a car accident leaves her brain-dead, Jessica tries to prevent her parents from donating her organs and tissues, but then follows the lives of four fellow teens who are able to survive because she did not.

Kontis, Alethea.
Boston : Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Saturday Woodcutter accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard and, with sword in tow, sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and held captive by a mountain witch with the power to destroy the world.

Charm & strange
Kuehn, Stephanie.
New York : St. Martin’s Griffin, c2013.
A lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy must either surrender his sanity to the wild wolves inside his mind or learn that surviving means more than not dying.

Landers, Melissa.
New York : Hyperion, 2014.
“High school senior Cara Sweeney gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to participate in earth’s first intergalactic high school exchange program”

Larson, Sara B.
New York, NY : Scholastic Press, c2014.
Seventeen-year-old Alexa’s parents were killed by a sorcerer during a raid, so she has disguised herself as a boy, joined Antion’s army, and earned a place on Prince Damian’s guard–but Antion is ruled by an evil king, and “Alex” must find a way to defeat him and protect her prince.

Manor of secrets
Longshore, Katherine.
New York : Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
Beautiful, wealthy, and sheltered Lady Charlotte Edmonds, sixteen, and hardworking, clever kitchen maid Janie Seward are both ready for change, and as their paths overlap in The Manor, rules are broken and secrets revealed that will alter the course of their lives forever.

Uncrashable Dakota
Marino, Andy, 1980-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
In 1912, an airship on its maiden flight is hijacked and young Hollis Dakota, heir to the Dakota Aeronautics empire, his friend Delia, and stepbrother Rob, become embroiled in a family feud that could send the ship–and them–crashing from the sky.

Lost covenant : a Widdershins adventure
Marmell, Ari.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, c2013.
“A teenage thief and her partner, an invisible minor god who lives in her head, battle against the might of monsters and the machinations of men in a French-flavored fantasy world”

The vow
Martínez, Jessica.
New York : Simon Pulse, c2013.
Mo is not only eighteen-year-old Annie’s best friend, he is the one who helps her cope with the loss of her older sister, so when he learns he must leave Kentucky and return to Jordan with his family, Annie suggests a shocking alternative.

Cress : the Lunar chronicles
Meyer, Marissa, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014.
Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company.

Don’t even think about it
Mlynowski, Sarah.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014].
“What happens when a group of Tribeca high school kids go in for flu shots . . . and end up being able to read each others’ minds”

Tales from my closet
Moses, Jennifer Anne, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, c2014.
A tale told in alternating voices finds Jersey girls Justine, Bianca, Becka, Polly, and Anne struggling with personal issues while batting each other and various school rivals to assert their individual perspectives on fashion and teen life.

Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Having lost her family in a massive flood, sixteen-year-old Sebah finds her way onto a gigantic ark, where she must conceal herself from Noah and his family until it is safe for her and another stowaway to slip away.

Oliver, Lauren, 1982- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
“In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high- stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000–enough money to start a new life”

The summer I found you
Perry, Jolene B. (Jolene Betty), 1976-
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Co., 2014.
Kate, seeking distraction from her recent diabetes diagnosis, begins dating Aidan, a young veteran who lost an arm in Afghanistan, and the two soon realize that they might mean more to each other than they first thought.

Blue moon
Ponti, James.
New York : Aladdin, 2013.
While helping the Omega team track down the identity of the original thirteen zombies in New York City, Molly tries to keep her mother’s secret and uncovers a sinister plan of the undead.

Diamonds & deceit at Somerton
Rasheed, Leila, author.
New York : Hyperion, ©2014.
“In the second book in the At Somerton series, Rose grows into her new titled position in the Averley family, while Ada must decide between saving her family or betraying her heart”

Exposure : a Virals novel
Reichs, Kathy, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.
Fifteen-year-old Tory and her “viral” friends, who contracted heightened, wolflike senses during an experiment gone wrong, investigate an abduction case and make some troubling new discoveries about their powers.

The winner’s curse : a novel
Rutkoski, Marie.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.

Grasshopper jungle : a history
Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
New York : Dutton Books, c2014.
“Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong”

Faking normal
Stevens, Courtney C., author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014].
Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in “the Kool-Aid Kid,” who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth.

Time after time
Stone, Tamara Ireland.
New York : Hyperion, 2013.
Told from his point of view, continues the love story of Bennett, a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco, and Anna, sixteen, of 1995 Evanston, Illinois, as they try to make their relationship work despite his fear that it is not meant to be.

No place
Strasser, Todd.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2014.
“When Dan and his parents can no longer pay their mortgage, they end up homeless and living in a local tent city. It’s a bad situation, and it only gets worse when the leader of the tent city is brutally beaten. Who is trying to shut down the tent city, and why?

The glass casket
Templeman, McCormick.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2014.
After the brutal murder of her cousin, everything changes for sixteen-year-old Rowan, who must not only seek the evil forces responsible before they destroy her family and village, but also set aside her studies when she becomes betrothed to her best friend, Tom.

Vaught, Susan, 1965-
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
The intertwining stories of three teenagers who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of a Kentucky mental institution.

The scar boys
Vlahos, Len.
New York, New York : Egmont USA, c2014.
Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.

Wells, Dan, 1977- author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
As a war between the humans and the Partials looms, Samm finds himself trapped beyond a toxic wasteland, and Kira finds herself under the control of Dr. Morgan who is desperate to save the Partials.

Split second
West, Kasie.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©[2014.
“Seventeen-year-old Addie struggles to retrieve her lost memories and makes a startling discovery that challenges everything she’s ever known about herself, her family, and her world”

Perfect lies
White, Kiersten, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
“Sisters Anie and Fia have had their abilites manipulated by the Keane Foundation for too long–and now they’re ready to fight back against the twisted organization that has been using them as pawns”

The haven
Williams, Carol Lynch.
New York : St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014.
Established in the year 2020, The Haven is home to teens who are classed as Terminals, whose education, food, rest, and behavior are strictly monitored to save them from Disease, but Shiloh and Gabriel remember a different kind of life, and are on the verge of rebellion.


Young Adult Non-Fiction -

Women’s rights movement
Anderson, Jennifer Joline, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Abdo Group, 2013.
YA 305.42 AND
Discusses the history of women’s rights in the United States, including the Seneca Falls Convention, the push for the Equal Rights Amendment, and the current state of women in politics.

1 year, 100 pounds : my journey to a better, happier life
Holcombe, Whitney.
Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words ; New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
YA 613.25 HOL
After stepping on the scale and seeing the number 230, Whitney Holcombe decided to make some drastic changes in her life. Follow Whitney’s journey to better health as she offers advice on how you can become healthier and improve your self esteem.

Traumatic brain injury : from concussion to coma
Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-
Minneapolis, Minn : Twenty-First Century Books, 2014.
YA 617.481 GOL

Women in space : 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures
Gibson, Karen Bush.
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, c2014.
YA 629.45 GIB

Digital art : a complete guide to making your own computer artworks
Cousens, David.
Mankato, Minnesota : Arcturus Publishing, 2014.
YA 776 COU
“Instructs readers in techniques for using digital art programs”

Divergent : official illustrated movie companion
Egan, Kate.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2014.
YA 791.4372 EGA

Fuller, Barbara, 1961-
New York : Cavendish Square, c2014.
YA 943 FUL
Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Germany.


 Young Adult Paperbacks - 

White hot kiss
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
Possessing half-demon, half-gargoyle powers that render her deadly to anyone with a soul, Layla works as a protector of humanity and struggles to fit in before meeting an alluring demon who tempts her to engage in a traitorous act.

Mesmerize : a mystyx novel
Arthur, Artist C.
Toronto : Kimani Press, 2012.
After losing her parents in an accident, Lindsey Yi moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, to be with other MYSTYX, but they are not the only supernaturals in town as other gifted teens are out to convert the MYSTYX to a darker side.

Graffiti knight
Bass, Karen, 1962- author.
Toronto : Pajama Press, Inc., 2014.
After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh strictures of life in Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm is finally tasting freedom. In spite of the scars World War II has left on his hometown, Leipzig, and in spite of the oppressive new Soviet regime, Wilm is finding his own voice. It is dangerous, of course, to be sneaking out at night to leave messages on police buildings. But it is exciting too, and Wilm feels justified, considering his family is suffering. Until one mission goes too far, and Wilm finds he has endangered the very people he most wants to protect.

Bates, Marni.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., c2013.
I take no prisoners. I am Chelsea Halloway and I will happily destroy your social life if you mess with me. Just ask anyone. There is no situation I cannot handle. Divorcing parents? No problem. An ex-boyfriend who wants to date Smith High Schools biggest geek instead of me? Just a matter of time before I can make him see reason. At least, until my parents decide to ship me off on a study abroad trip to Cambodia. Now instead of being admired as the queen of the Notables, I am stuck with a bunch of college students who do not take me seriously, and a professor who accidentally landed himself on the wrong side of a drug lord. And it is up to me to get us all out of the country alive, even the annoying jerk with the green eyes who will not stop calling me princess. Oh yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

Berry, Nina (Writer) author.
New York : Kensington Pub Corp., 2014.
With help from the boy she loves and the boy who can’t stand her, Dez must confront a monster in the Othersphere, where she will have to choose between her human form and her tiger form.

Hidden : a house of night novel
Cast, P. C.
New York : St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014.
Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight.

The Switch / by Jessica Cozzi
Cozzi, Jessica Lyn.
North Charleston, South Carolina : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
My real name is Leah. Since I was really little, I’ve been known as Shaylin, Amber, Delilah, Annabel, Sophie and now Rebekah. No, I’m not a ghost. No, I’m not indecisive. It’s all because of something that my mother did years ago, and I’m afraid that I may have helped her with it. The police have been looking for us for ten years. Everything’s different now. Once The Thing happened, everything changed. I’m used to switching. I’m used to running. I’m used to moving. But I’m sick of hiding.

The captive maiden
Dickerson, Melanie.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, c2013.
In this story loosely based on the Cinderella fairy tale, Gisela is determined to get an invitation to the ball being thrown for the duke’s son, Valten, but meeting him may not lead to her happily-ever-after.

All that glows
Graudin, Ryan.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
“As Emrys, one of the faery bodyguards of the British monarcy, is trying not to fall in love with her latest charge, the rowdy bad boy Prince Richard, and ancient darkness starts preying on the rest of the monarchy”

The rule of thirds
Guertin, Chantel, 1976-
Toronto : ECW Press, c2013.
Sixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend Dace long ago mapped out their life plan, but ever since last spring, things have changed for Pippa–and her junior year at Spalding High proves to have its own set of challenges. Not only is the statewide photography competition in 16 days, but her mandatory volunteering placement lands her at St. Christopher’s Hospital, a place Pippa never wanted to set foot in again. Can Pippa juggle it all–and the two boys vying for her affection? With humor and pluck, Pippa navigates a life a lot more complicated than a photograph.

#16 things I thought were true
Gurtler, Janet.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Inc, 2014.
When Morgan’s mom gets sick, she takes a road trip with her friends to find her real dad.

See Jane run
Jayne, Hannah.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, 2014.
Riley Spencer never thought twice about keeping secrets from her parents, but when she finds a birth certificate with the name Jane O’Callahan hidden in her baby book, she must consider that her parents are lying to her.

Kemmerer, Brigid.
New York, NY : KTeen, 2014.
Nick Merrick must deal with the everyday problems of high school as well as his girlfriend’s attractive new dance partner, managing his brother’s business, and awaiting the next time the Elemental Guide comes to try to kill him and his twin.

The drowned forest
Reisz, Kristopher.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, c2014.
“After her best friend Holly jumps off a railroad bridge and vanishes, fifteen-year-old Jane becomes convinced that the desperate, devouring mud creature who arises from the river is Holly, trapped and unaware she is dead”

Tag along
Ryan, Tom, 1977 February 26-
Victoria, BC, Canada : Orca Book Publishers, c2013.
It’s junior prom night. Andrea is grounded for getting her older brother to buy booze for her, Paul is having panic attacks, Roemi has been stood up by his Internet date, and Candace is busy tagging a building (before she gets collared by a particularly tenacious cop). By happenstance, the four near- strangers end up together, getting into more trouble, arguing and ultimately helping each other out over the course of eight madcap hours.

Snapshot : a Jamieson brothers novel
Stanton, Angie.
New York : HarperTeen, 2013.
“Marti, the reluctant rock princess, and Adam, the undercover guitar wizard, fall for each other, but are in danger of falling apart when tragedy strikes”

Rock and a hard place : a Jamieson brothers novel
Stanton, Angie.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.
Left in small-town Wisconsin with a controlling aunt after her mother’s death, Libby is very unhappy until she meets Peter and sparks fly, but when she learns that he is a rock star with his own family problems, her life changes forever.

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