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June 2014

Young Adult Graphic Novel’s – 

This one summer
Tamaki, Mariko.
New York : First Second, c2014.
Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It’s her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It’s a summer of secrets and heartache, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

Shadow kiss : a Vampire Academy graphic novel
Dragoon, Leigh.
New York, New York, USA : Razorbill, ©2013.
Retold in graphic novel format, while Rose is coping with the darker effects of being shadow-kissed, her relationship with Dimitri is finally taking off, and when he disappears during a Strigoi attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy, she must make a terrible choice.


Young Adult Fiction -

Subway love
Baskin, Nora Raleigh.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
If her parents had never divorced, Laura wouldn’t have to live in the shadow of Bruce, her mom’s unpredictable boyfriend. Her mom wouldn’t say things like “Be groovy,” and Laura wouldn’t panic every weekend on the way to Dad’s Manhattan apartment. But when Laura spots a boy on a facing platform, lifting a camera to his face, looking right at her, Laura feels anything but afraid, and she can’t forget him. Jonas, meanwhile, thinks nonstop about the pretty hippie girl he glimpsed on the platform — trying to comprehend how she vanished, but mostly wondering whether he will see her again in a city of millions — and whether if he searches, he would have any chance of finding her. In a lyrical meditation on love, Nora Raleigh Baskin explores the soul’s ability to connect, and heal, outside the bounds of time and reason.

Lost in thought
Bertrand, Cara, author.
[Carmel, Ind.] : Luminis Books, [2014].
Lainey Young has a secret: she’s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion. What she really has are visions of how people died–or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that. At age 16, she prefers keeping her crazy to herself. When doctors insist she needs a new and stable environment to recover, Lainey’s game to spend two years at a private New England boarding school. She doesn’t really think it will cure her problem, and she’s half right. There is no cure, but as she discovers, she’s not actually crazy. Almost everyone at Northbrook Academy has a secret too. Half the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted. A vision of another student’s impending death confirms Lainey is one of them. She’d like to return the crappy gift of divining deaths with only a touch, but enjoys spending time with Carter Penrose–recent Academy graduate and resident school crush–while learning to control it. Lainey’s finally getting comfortable with her ability, and with Carter, when they uncover her true Sententia heritage. Now she has a real secret. Once it’s spilled, she’ll be forced to forget protecting secrets and start protecting herself.

Prisoner of night and fog
Blankman, Anne.
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
In 1930s Munich, the favorite niece of rising political leader Adolph Hitler is torn between duty and love after meeting a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter.

The chance you won’t return
Cardi, Annie.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, c2014.
High school student Alex Winchester struggles to hold her life together in the face of her mother’s threatening delusions about being Amelia Earhart.

The one
Cass, Kiera.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
“As her Selection approaches its finish, America must decide where her heart truly lies–and Prince Maxon must pick one winner to wear the crown”

All I need
Colasanti, Susane.
New York : Viking/Penguin Group (USA), c2013.
When Skye, a hopeless romantic, meets Seth, hurt by a recent break- up, at an end-of-summer party they connect instantly, but their love is tested when she returns to high school and he begins to work his way through an Ivy- League college.

Breakfast served anytime
Combs, Sarah.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Spending the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, Gloria struggles with the recent loss of her grandmother while trying to meet new friends and make the best of her new circumstances.

Catch a falling star
Culbertson, Kim A. author.
New York : Point, [2014].
Carter Moon is expecting to spend a quiet summer working in her parents’ restaurant and hanging out with her best friends Alien Drake and Chloe- -but when a Hollywood company arrives to film a movie, her sleepy California town is suddenly transformed, and Carter finds herself playing an unexpected part in it all.

Death sworn
Cypess, Leah.
New York : Greenwillow, c2014.
“When a young sorceress is exiled to teach magic to a clan of assassins, she will find that secrets can be even deadlier than swords”

Pulled under
Dalton, Michelle.
New York : Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 2014.
“A romance blooms between surfer girl Izzy and city boy Ben in a small island town as the two try to figure out if their love affair is more than a summer fling”

Love letters to the dead : a novel
Dellaira, Ava.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister’s mysterious death, her mother’s departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.

The taking
Derting, Kimberly, author.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014].
“The last thing Kyra Agnew remembers is a flash of bright light. She awakes to discover that five whole years have passed. Everyone in her life has moved on-her parents divorced, her boyfriend is in college and dating her best friend-but Kyra’s still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. She finds herself drawn to Tyler, her boyfriend’s kid brother, despite her best efforts to ignore her growing attraction. In order to find out the truth, the two of them decide to retrace her steps from that fateful night. They discover there are others who have been “taken,” just like Kyra. Only, Kyra is the first person to have been returned past the forty-eight-hour taken mark. With a determined, secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had . . . but what if the life she wants back is not her own?”

Emerson, Kevin.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
As band manager for the up-and-coming DangerHeart, seventeen-year- old Summer Carlson navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.

Plus one
Fama, Elizabeth.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c2014.
In an alternate United States where Day and Night populations are forced to lead separate–but not equal–lives, a desperate Night girl falls for a seemingly privileged Day boy and places them both in danger as she gets caught up in the beginnings of a resistance movement.

Buzz kill
Fantaskey, Beth.
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
Seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Colton, to try to uncover who murdered head football coach “Hollerin’ Hank” Killdare–and why.

Broken hearts, fences, and other things to mend
Finn, Katie, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014.
Devastated after a painful breakup, Gemma faces a Hamptons summer near a former best friend she wronged years earlier, a risk that compels her to assume a different identity and pursue a relationship with her former friend’s brother.

Knightley and son
Gavin, Rohan, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
A father and son detective team investigates the mystery surrounding a book that that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organization known as the Combination.

Killer instinct
Green, S. E., 1971-
New York, N.Y. : Simon Pulse, 2014.
When seventeen-year-old Lane becomes involved in the search for a serial killer active in the Washington, D.C. area, she worries that her life- long fascination with such murderers has a very real and terrible cause.

The fault in our stars
Green, John, 1977-
New York : Penguin Group USA, c2012.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

A creature of moonlight
Hahn, Rebecca, author.
Boston, MA ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
Marni, a young flower seller who has been living in exile, must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and a life with the father she has never known–a wild dragon.

The Klaatu terminus
Hautman, Pete, 1952- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Tucker Feye and Lia are stranded at the top of a crumbling pyramid in the distant future while Tucker’s uncle Kosh faces armed resistance to help a terrorized woman.

Burn out
Helvig, Kristi.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
In the future, when the Earth is no longer easily habitable, seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds, a girl in hiding, struggles to protect weapons developed by her father that could lead to disaster should they fall into the wrong hands.

The voice inside my head
Laidlaw, S. J, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, [2014].
Seventeen-year-old Luke’s older sister, Pat, has always been his moral compass, like a voice inside his head, every time he has a decision to make. So when Pat disappears on a tiny island off the coast of Honduras and the authorities claim she’s drowned – despite the fact that they can’t produce a body – Luke heads to Honduras to find her because he knows something the authorities don’t. From the moment of her disappearance, Pat’s voice has become real, guiding him to Utila, where she had accepted a summer internship to study whale sharks. Once there, he meets several characters who describe his sister as a very different girl from the one knows. Does someone have a motive for wanting her dead? Determined to get to the bottom of Pat’s disappearance, Luke risks everything, including his own life, to find the answer.

Renegade heart : a Mystic City novel
Lawrence, Theo.
New York : Delacorte Press, c2014.
“As Mystic City finds itself in the middle of a rebellion–pitting the wealthy who live the Aeries against the mystics and poor who live in the Depths–Aria and Hunter’s perfect love is tested”

We were liars
Lockhart, E.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014].
Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Open road summer
Lord, Emery.
New York : Walker Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury, c2014.
Follows seventeen-year-old Reagan as she tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend– only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer’s boyfriend.

A death-struck year
Lucier, Makiia.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross.

Maciel, Amanda, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
“A teenage girl faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide”

Since you’ve been gone
Matson, Morgan.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Quiet Emily’s sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.

Love and other foreign words
McCahan, Erin.
New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC., 2014.
Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for languages, but her sister’s engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love, her feelings for her best friend Stu, and how anyone can be truly herself, or truly in love, in a social language that is not her own.

Let the storm break
Messenger, Shannon.
New York : Simon Pulse, ©2014.
While teenaged Vane discovers more of what it means to be a windwalker and his guardian sylph Audra struggles with her deepest desires, both must band together to face greater challenges than they have ever known.

The lovely and the lost
Morgan, Page.
New York : Delecorte Press an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2014.
“Ingrid and Gabby Waverly continue to battle dark forces in turn of the century Paris while being protected by gargoyles”

Mullin, Mike.
Terre Haute, Indiana : Tanglewood Publishing, Inc., 2014.
Nearly a year after the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, survival has become harder than ever and Alex and Darla must risk everything to try to create a community that can withstand the ongoing disaster.

Sleep no more
Pike, Aprilynne, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
“Charlotte is a sixteen-year-old Oracle who is not supposed to interfere with her visions of the future, but when she foresees a classmate’s murder, she realizes she must break the rules to stop the killer”

After the end
Plum, Amy.
New York : HarperTeen, 2014.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve survived for the last thirty years by living off the land. When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.

The eighth day
Salerni, Dianne K.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2014.
“Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn’t expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there’s an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it’s clear his life will never be the same”

Only everything
Scott, Kieran, 1974-
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014].
“Eros (aka Cupid) is sent to Earth after disobeying the gods and required to match three couples without her powers”

She is not invisible
Sedgwick, Marcus.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
A London teenager who is blind teams up with her younger brother and travels to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.

Far from you
Sharpe, Tess.
New York : Hyperion Books, 2014.
“After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina’s death”

Terry, Teri.
New York : Penguin Group USA, 2014.
“Sporting a new identity and desperate to fill in the blank spaces of her life pre-Slating, Kyla heads to a remote mountain town to try to reunite with the birth mother she was kidnapped from as a child. There she is hoping all the pieces of her life will come together and she can finally take charge of her own future”

Ventresca, Yvonne.
New York : Sky Pony Press, c2014.
“Lil is left home alone when a deadly pandemic hits her small town in New Jersey. Will Lil survive the flu and brave her darkest fears?”

The treatment
Young, Suzanne.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
Working with rebels to bring down The Program, a suicide prevention treatment in which painful memories are erased, Sloane and James consider taking The Treatment to unlock their memories.


Young Adult Non-Fiction -

Undecided : navigating life and learning after high school
Morgan, Genevieve.
San Francisco : Zest Books, c2014.
YA 331.702 MOR

Eating disorders information for teens : health tips about anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and body image disorders, including information about risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health consequences, and other related issues
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2013.
YA 616.852 EAT
“Provides basic consumer health information for teens about causes, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders, along with healthy eating tips. Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading”

Eating disorders
Brinkerhoff, Shirley.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers Inc., [2014].
YA 616.8526 BRI

Mental health information for teens : health tips about mental wellness and mental illness, including facts about recognizing and treating mood, anxiety, personality, psychotic, behavioral, impulse control, and addiction disorders
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2014.
YA 616.891 MEN

Sexually transmitted diseases
Parks, Peggy J., 1951- author.
San Diego, California : Referencepoint Pr Inc., 2013.
YA 616.951 PAR
Introduces sexually transmitted diseases and describes their dangers, how they can be prevented, and what progress has been made in the fight against these diseases.

Breast cancer
Parks, Peggy J., 1951-
San Diego, CA. : Reference Point Press, Inc., c2014.
YA 616.994 PAR

Totally cool nails : 50 fun and easy nail art designs for kids
Rodgers, Catherine.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014].
YA 646.727 ROD
Presents fifty nail-art designs, including starfish, rainbow wave, candy heart, and watermelon slices, and includes tips and techniques on purchasing equipment and nail preparation.


 Young Adult Paperbacks – 

Elixir : a Covenant novella
Armentrout, Jennifer L.
Contoocook, New Hampshire : Spencer Hill Press, ©2012.
In order to save Alex, Aiden St. Delphi will do anything, including making war against the gods.

Origin : a Lux novel
Armentrout, Jennifer L.
Fort Collins, Colorado : Entangled Publishing, LLC, c2013.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, Daemon searches for Katy who becomes surrounded by members of Daedalus with their frightening agenda. When truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

Black, Jenna.
New York : Tor Teen, 2014.
While Nadia and Nate, a teenaged boy who was killed and reanimated by human replication technology, try to restore Nate’s original memories, they learn more about the conspiracy and a secret that could change everything.

Summer state of mind
Calonita, Jen.
New York ; Boston : Poppy/Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
“Spoiled, yet lovable fifteen-year-old Harper McCallister is sent to sleepaway camp where she is an outcast at first but eventually finds a way to make her mark, gaining new perspectives on friendship and life in general”

How to meet boys
Clark, Catherine, 1962-
New York : Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2014.
“Best friends Lucy and Mikayla are ready for the best summer of their lives, but when Mikayla falls for a boy from Lucy’s past they realize their perfect summer might be over before it starts”

The bike thief
Feutl, Rita, 1959- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2014.
“Nick just wants to replace the TV his sister accidentally broke before their foster parents find out. To repay the debt, the sixteen-year-old has to steal bikes, break them down and rebuild them to sell. But the debt and the violence keep growing. Even Nick’s own beloved fixed-gear bike – the fixie he built with his dad – is up for grabs”

Don’t call me baby
Heasley, Gwendolyn, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
As she begins her first year of high school, fifteen-year-old Imogene is embarrassed by the blog her mother writes that has included every detail of Imogene’s life since she was born.

Sweet reckoning
Higgins, Wendy.
New York : HarperTeen, c2014.
Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, join forces with her true love Kaidan Rowe, as the Nephilim gather together one last time to fight against the demonic Dukes for their freedom.

Unite me
Mafi, Tahereh, author.
New York : Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2014.
Adam, Juliette’s first love, will do anything to get her back, while Mr. Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45, refuses to let her go.

Dial M for Morna
Munday, Evan, author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2013.
October Schwartz and her dead teenage friends try to solve the mystery of Morna MacIsaac’s 1914 death while trying to navigate the holiday season.

Reeves, Amy Carol.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, 2014.
“As a series of unexplained murders again strike fear into Londoners, Abbie Sharp discovers the Ripper’s plot to revive the Conclave and usurp the British throne”

Final crossing
Rodman, Sean, 1972-
Victoria, BC : Orca Book Publishers, 2014.
“Will and Big O are brothers and best friends. Ever since their dad went to prison they’ve been stealing to survive. On a ferry ride they hatch a plan for one more score – to scrape together enough to get out of town. And maybe out of the criminal life forever.”

House of ivy & sorrow
Whipple, Natalie.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
“Seventeen-year-old Josephine Hemlock has spent her life hiding the fact that she’s a witch–but when the mysterious Curse that killed her mother returns, she might not be able to keep her magical and normal lives separate”

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