Good news graphic novel fans! This week’s batch of Teen New Releases includes several of the latest volumes in your favorite superhero series’. We also have the latest in Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy series and Gena Showalter’s White Rabbit Chronicles series! Get your name on the holds lists for these great titles and more by following the links for each of your favorite titles that are listed below.
The Flash. Volume 4. Reverse by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato – A mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake and only Barry has the power to stop him. But when the killer stays one step ahea Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time. All this will lead to a confrontation with the Flash’s most deadly foe, The Reverse Flash!
The Flash. Volume 5. History Lessons by Brian Buccellato and Patrick Zircher – Find out how Barry Allen adjusts after his epic battle with The Reverse Flash! Also, find out how The Flash and Green Lantern first met.
Wonder Woman. Volume 2. Guts by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Tony Akins – Wonder Woman must travel to Hell to rescue her friend Zola from Hades, a vengeful god who wants more from Wonder Woman than just her soul.
Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, and Morry Hollowell – An accident on a reality show leads the government to issue a directive that all superheroes must register, a requirement that pits Captain America and his Underground Avengers against the Iron Man and Mr. Fantastic, who want to comply.
Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z Book 1 by Rick Remender and John Romita Jr. – Captain America is thrust into a bizarre alternate world called Dimension Z by the evil Arnim Zola, and must find a way back to his own world while protecting Zola’s long-lost son.
Siege. Thor by Kieron Gillen, Billy Tan, Batt and Rich Elson, Jamie Mckelvie, Doug Braithwaite, and Niko Henrichon – Surrounded by the nefarious Norman Osborn, his super-villain lackeys and the combined forces of H.A.M.M.E.R., the home of the Norse gods in under siege. Meanwhile, the city’s champion, Thor, is in exile – and his wicked stepbrother, Loki, is putting his twisted plans into motion. But even with the odds stacked against them, the citizens of Asgard are a warrior race, and they’ll defend their home to the bloody end.
New X-Men. Ultimate Collection. Book 1 by Grant Morrison – Presents the adventures of the X-Men as they handle a number of problems, including Cassandra Nova’s attempt to utilize extraterrestrial technology and her mysterious relationship with Charles Xavier to destroy mutantkind.
New X-Men. Ultimate Collection. Book 3 by Grant Morrison – Sixteen million mutants dead – and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century, masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel’s mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes – replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match.
Kalahari by Jessica Khoury – Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret. But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own? When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide.
The Forgotten Sisters: The 3rd Book in the Princess Academy Series by Shannon Hale – Miri’s eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.
Unleashed: The 2nd Book in the Uninvited Series by Sophie Jordan – Davy’s world fell apart after she tested positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome. She was expelled from her school, dumped by her boyfriend, abandoned by friends, and shipped off to a camp that turns HTS carriers into soldiers. Davy may have escaped, but the damage has already been done. The unthinkable has happened. Now, even worse than having everyone else see her as a monster is the knowledge that they may have been right about her all along. Because Davy has killed. On the run from government agents, Davy is rescued by Caden, the charismatic leader of an underground group of rebels. Despite Caden’s assurances that the Resistance is made up of carriers like her, Davy isn’t sure she can trust them. Then again, she doesn’t even know if she can trust herself . . . or her growing feelings for Caden. But if she doesn’t belong with Caden and his followers, is there anywhere she can call home?
Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin – Twelve-year-old Peter has never felt at home with his noisy family, but begins to find the strength to live and to be himself when he discovers a special valley in the Texas Hill Country and meets Annie, a girl dying of cancer who knows and accepts him from the start.
Biggie by Derek E. Sullivan – Henry “Biggie” Abbott has hidden behind his weight for years, and although he is the son and stepson of two of Finch, Minnesota’s most famous athletes, he prefers academic success until the girl of his dreams suggests he join the baseball team, and, with his stepbrother’s help, he discovers he is a great pitcher.
The Cipher by John C. Ford – Robert ‘Smiles’ Smylie and his friend Ben become embroiled in a high-stakes negotiation with a pair of suspicious Feds when Ben cracks a code with the power to unlock all the Internet’s secrets.
Disappear Home by Laura Hurwitz – In 1970, fourteen-year-old Shoshanna, six-year-old Mara, and their mother escape from Sweet Earth Farm, a declining commune run by their tyrranical and abusive father, but after finding peace and stability at Avery Elliot’s farm, their mother’s crippling depression returns.
Dreamfire by Kit Alloway – Seventeen-year-old Joshlyn Weaver is doubting her ability to serve as a member of a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe and battle nightmares, when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, endangering her apprentice, Will, and the whole World.
Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy – In the year 2048 Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx,” is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental “Streaker” jets at the junior Air Force Academy, but few know the pain and loneliness of her past or the dark secret about her father, and as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret.
Feral Pride: The 3rd Book in the Feral Series by Cynthia Leitich Smith – After a video of Kayla goes viral and a weresnake kidnaps a politician, Kayla, Yoshi, Clyde, and Aimee are declared fugitives and the were-community are targeted and threatened with a vaccine designed to suppress the ability to shift.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – In a world divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities–seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard –a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga – Seventeen-year-old Aysel’s hobby–planning her own death–takes a new path when she meets a boy who has similar plans of his own.
Mark of the Thief: The 1st Book in the Mark of the Thief Series by Jennifer A. Nielsen – When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds himself in possession of an ancient amulet filled with magic once reserved for the Gods, and becomes the center of a conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and destroy Rome.
No Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss – Abigail’s parents, believing the end of the world is near, sell their house, give the money to an end-of-times preacher, and drive from North Carolina to San Francisco where they remain homeless and destitute, as Abigail fights to keep her parents, her twin brother, and herself united against all odds.
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas – One hundred years after falling asleep, Aurora wakes to the kiss of a handsome prince and a kingdom that has dreamed of her return, but her happily-ever-after seems unlikely as she faces grief over the loss of everything she knew and a cruel new king.
Harmonious Hearts – This anthology showcases the LGBTQ genre’s best up-and-coming-authors between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one.
Haunted: The 1st Book in the Arnaud Legacy Series by Lynn Carthage – Moving to my stepfather’s English country mansion sounded so promising. But the Arnaud Manor is neglected and unwelcoming, and I get the feeling it isn’t exactly uninhabited. Something wants to hurt us–especially my little sister, Tabby. Okay, so I might be a little sensitive lately. My parents act oblivious to me, my old life is far away in San Francisco, and the gorgeous guy I just met tells me terrible stories about the infamous Madame Arnaud who lived here long ago, and about missing children and vengeful spirits. The kind of stories that are impossible to believe–until you’re living in one of them, fighting to protect everyone you love…
Painless by S.A. Harazin – After eighteen years of dealing with CIPA, which allows him to feel no pain or temperature, David Hart sets out with new friend Luna to complete his “bucket list,” starting with finding the parents who abandoned him.
Quake: The 3rd Book in the Pulse Series by Patrick Carman – Teens Faith and Dylan finally go head-to-head with the mastermind behind their “pulses”.
This Side of Home by Renee Watson – Twins Nikki and Maya Younger always agreed on most things, but as they head into their senior year they react differently to the gentrification of their Portland, Oregon, neighborhood and the new–white–family that moves in after their best friend and her mother are evicted.
March Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell – A first-hand graphic novel account of the author’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights continues to cover his involvement in Freedom Rides and the 1963 March on Washington.
Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales by Brian and Wendy Froud – Following in the footsteps of Trolls , Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores that complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. In Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales , readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the “true” story is told by the faeries. Similar to the Trolls fragments, the faeries’ tales are coupled with portraits and interspersed with drawings and studies of the mysterious and enchanting folk who travel back and forth between the human world and theirs.
K-9: The 2nd Book in the Knightley and Son Series by Rohan Gavin – Alan Knightley and his son, Darkus, thirteen, investigate a very unusual canine case that suggests there may be werewolves afoot, and that the sinister organization, the Combination, may be involved.
The Bell Between Worlds: The 1st Book in The Mirror Chronicles Series by Ian Johnstone – Half of your soul is missing. The lost part is in the mirror. And unless Sylas Tate can save you, you will never be whole again. Sylas Tate leads a lonely existence since his mother died. But then the tolling of a giant bell draws him into another world known as the Other, where he discovers not only that he has an inborn talent for the nature-influenced magic of the Fourth Way, but also that his mother might just have come from this strange parallel place. Meanwhile, evil forces are stirring, and an astounding revelation awaits Sylas as to the true nature of the Other. As violence looms and the stakes get ever higher, Sylas must seek out a girl called Naeo who might just be the other half of his soul – otherwise the entire universe may fall.
Utopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky – For the most part, aspiring screenwriter Jack Bell is just your typical Midwestern kid. He’s got a crush on his hot best friend, Ash. He’s coping with a sudden frostiness between his once crazy-in-love parents. He’s debating where to go to college next year – or whether to go at all. But then there’s his gift (or curse): Jack can see dead people, just like the kid in The Sixth Sense. Lately, the ghosts are more distracting than usual, demanding that Jack get to the bottom of their mysterious deaths – all while avoiding the straitlaced Detective Bloodsmith, who doesn’t believe in gifts or curses and can’t help wondering why Jack keeps turning up at crime scenes. Is there a happily-ever-after in Jack’s future, or is that only the stuff of movies?
The Queen of Zombie Hearts: The 3rd Book in the White Rabbit Chronicles Series by Gena Showalter – Ali’s relationship with zombie slayer Cole is challenged by an Anima Industries attack that kills four of her friends, leading to the surprising discovery of her own zombie-controlling abilities
The Rise of Islam by Toney Allman – Describes the ancient world and conditions in Arabia before the origin of Islam; recounts the early life of the Prophet Muhammad, the beginnings of the new faith, and his immediate successors; and describes life in early Islamic societies.
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