A new book list just in time for the weekend! Make sure to search for your favorite titles in our catalog. Also, remember that we still have two weeks left in our Teen Summer Reading Program, so keep those entries coming. If you need any entry forms, they are available in the Teen Room and at the Reference Desk.
We also have our Teen Superhero Takeover coming up on Thursday, July 23 at 3:30 p.m. We will be making superhero themed paracord keychains, pom pom shooters, and Perler bead creations. Don’t miss out!
The Road to You by Alicia Whitaker – Bright lights…screaming fans…cute roadies…country music sensation Bird Barrett has officially arrived. Next up on the road to stardom, Bird’s heading out on tour. Between opening for one of the biggest acts in country music and meeting a passionate young photographer who’s working as part of the backstage crew, the weeks pass by in an exciting blur. It might even be enough to distract Bird from the way things ended–or never quite started–with Adam Dean. When the tour wraps, though, it’s back to reality. The label is eager for a new hit song, but the sudden fame, complete with a media-fueled rivalry with another country music starlet, has Bird questioning her priorities. Before she can pour her heart into her music, she’ll need to figure out where it truly lies. Filled with sweet country music spirit, Wildflower is a series you just can’t get out of your head.
Rebel Mechanics: All is Fair in Love and Revolution by Shanna Swendson – In 1888 New York City, sixteen-year-old governess Verity Newton agrees to become a spy, whatever the risk, after learning that the man for whom she has feelings sympathizes with rebels developing non-magical sources of power, via steam engines, in hopes of gaining freedom from British rule.
The Blind Wish: The 2nd Book in the Jinni Wars Series by Amber Lough – Two sisters. A war. And the wish to end regret. . . . The magical, evocative follow-up to The Fire Wish. The war: The lies that started the conflict are in the open now, but the war between the humans and the jinn is as bitter as ever–and becoming far more treacherous. The sisters: Najwa and Zayele have just learned they’re half-jinni, half-human twins. Najwa is now the jinni representative at the human palace, working to bring peace. But her new role comes at a price–she’s no longer allowed alone with her cherished Prince Kamal. And as Zayele adjusts to life among the jinn, she discovers that she’s a magus, one of the most powerful jinn in the Cavern. Suddenly, she’s thrown into special training, and the strongest young men in the army are competing to be paired up with her. The wish: Once again, Zayele makes a wish. A wish that she doesn’t think can possibly go wrong. A wish that neither sister could imagine would change the outcome of the war.
You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison – Maggie Bowers thinks she knows what to expect her junior year of high school, but when she and her out-of-the-closet best friend Nash have feelings for the same boy she wonders if winning someone’s heart means losing her soulmate.
Don’t Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom – Aspiring author Eva takes to heart the words of her high school English teacher and spends the summer before she goes away to college trying to figure out just what she knows and enjoying new experiences that she can draw from in her writing.
Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams – When Ruth is kidnapped, she’s determined not to become this serial-killer’s next trophy. After she’s able to escape, her captor begins stalking her through the wilderness.
No Such Person Caroline B. Cooney – Miranda and Lander Allerdon are sisters. Miranda is younger, a dreamer, and floating her way through life. Lander is older, focused, and determined to succeed. As the girls and their parents begin another summer at their cottage on the Connecticut River, Miranda and Lander’s sibling rivalry is in high gear. Lander plans to start medical school in the fall, and Miranda feels cast in her shadow. When the Allerdons become entangled in an unimaginable tragedy, the playing field is suddenly leveled. As facts are revealed, the significance of what has happened weighs heavily on all. How can the family prepare for what the future may hold?
Prom Date: The 4th Book in The Dating Games Series by Melody Carlson – The girls of the Dating Game are back this time focused on the biggest date of the year–the prom–but will they discover their friendship is more important than any one date?
Outrage: The 2nd Book in The Singular Menace Series by John Sandford and Michele Cook – Shay Remby and her gang of renegades have struck a blow to the Singular Corporation. When they rescued Shay’s brother, Odin, from a secret Singular lab, they also liberated a girl. Singular has been experimenting on her, trying to implant a U.S. senator’s memories into her brain–with partial success. Fenfang is now a girl who literally knows too much. Can the knowledge brought by ex-captives Odin and Fenfang help Shay and her friends expose the crimes of this corrupt corporation? Singular has already killed one of Shay’s band to protect their secrets. How many more will die before the truth is exposed?
A School for Brides by Patrice Kindl – In the early 1800s, in a remote corner of England with almost no eligible young men, the eight students at the Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy uncover a mystery while learning all the skills necessary to become a good wife.
Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr – A young man who seeks revenge and redemption from his past joins a brutal race to win a chance to escape his dying world
Paperweight by Meg Haston – Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death–the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she, too, will end her life.
Show and Prove by Sofia Quintero – Friends Smiles and Nike spend the summer of 1983 in the South Bronx working a job at a summer camp, chasing girls, and breakdancing.
Marvel Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded – Bring the Marvel Universe home with this all-inclusive encyclopedia detailing little-known facts and information about the iconic Marvel characters.
Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Bernardo J. Carducci, Ph.D. and Lisa Kaiser – Although shyness is a very common trait and almost everyone experiences it at some level, it’s often misunderstood. That’s because few of us ask about the frustration, anxiety, pain, and triumphs in the life of a shy person. These experiences remain hidden, and shy people may feel that nobody wants to know what’s going on in their hearts, minds, and souls. Their silence often isolates them. In Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Bernardo J. Carducci and Lisa Kaiser help young adults address a concern that millions of teens around the world experience. The authors emphasize that shyness is not a character flaw that needs to be cured, or that shy people need to remake their personalities and suddenly become extroverted. Instead, this book provides tips and strategies to help shy teens control their shyness by changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that hold them back from reaching their true potential. Chapters in this book look at myths about shyness, what makes people shy, what it feels like to be shy, how shyness affects identity, how shy teens can meet people and make friends, how shy people can tackle some of their biggest fears, like dating, challenges beyond high school, such as leaving for college and developing a career. Throughout this book, teens learn that the best-kept secret about shyness is that there’s nothing wrong with it. Designed to help readers understand and gain a greater appreciation for who they are, Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide will teach young adults and those closest to them what it means to be successfully shy.
Case Closed, Volume 55 by Gosho Aoyama – A man is found beaten senseless in a parking lot, and the criminal he fingers is…George? Time for the Junior Detective League to spring into action and clear their friend’s name! Then a discovery in the school library reminds Conan of one of his first cases. Flash back to the young Jimmy and Rachel as they track down a sinister intruder in their elementary school after dark…an intruder who seems to have supernatural powers! Can two ordinary kids solve a code left by a master of mysteries?
Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker by Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering – An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. After initiating a gang truce, the Ghetto Brothers held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop. Melendez also began to reclaim his Jewish roots after learning about his family’s dramatic crypto-Jewish background.
Batman Eternal, Volume 2 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley, R.M. Guera, Fernando Pasarin, and Jason Fabok – Batman struggles to keep the peace when Commissioner Gordon is arrested, a situation that is further complicated by a new power structure in Gotham.
Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jessie Andrews
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Outrage: The 2nd Book in The Singular Menace Series by John Sandford and Michele Cook
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.