The new releases are pouring in this week! We have a long list for you today that includes some favorite authors and some you may have not heard of yet. As always, take a look at the list below and follow the links to put them on reserve.
I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story: The 3rd Book in the I Funny Series by James Patterson – As the Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic finals near, Jamie faces a whirlwind of attention at school and in the media and the fame starts to go to his head, but in Hollywood with Uncle Frankie, some of his fellow comedians quickly show him what competition and pressure are all about.
I Was Here by Gayle Forman – In an attempt to understand why her best friend committed suicide, eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds retraces her dead friend’s footsteps and makes some startling discoveries.
Firefight: The 2nd Book in the Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson – David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan.
Woven by Michael Jensen and David Powers King – All his life, Nels has wanted to be a knight of the kingdom of Averand. Tall and strong, and with a knack for helping those in need, the people of his sleepy little village have even taken to calling him the Knight of Cobblestown. But that was before Nels died, murdered outside his home by a mysterious figure. Now the young hero has awoken as a ghost, invisible to all around him save one person–his only hope for understanding what happened to him–the kingdom’s heir, Princess Tyra. At first the spoiled royal wants nothing to do with Nels, but as the mystery of his death unravels, the two find themselves linked by a secret, and an enemy who could be hiding behind any face.
Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson – A seventeen year old barely escapes her abusive parents and creates a new identity that is quickly compromised when her attempt to save a young girl attracts a deadly stalker.
Twisted Fate by Norah Olson – Told from separate viewpoints, unfolds how sisters Sydney and Ally Tate’s relationship changes as they get involved with their new neighbor, Graham, an artist with a videocamera who has a mysterious–and dangerous–past.
Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross – Teenager Viv, who is constantly escaping her “Snow White” fairy-tale curse, meets the prince who is supposed to save her, but can not fall out of love with the young man destined to kill her.
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson – Convinced he should have died in the accident that killed his parents and sister, sixteen-year-old Drew lives in a hospital, hiding from employees and his past, until Rusty, set on fire for being gay, turns his life around. Includes excerpts from the superhero comic Drew creates.
The Prey by Tom Isbell – Omega, they were called that day. The end of the end. One enormous burst of electromagnetic radiation and everything that was even remotely electronic was fried to a crisp. With the country in ruins, the new government declared it the Republic of the True America, imposed martial law, and separated all survivors into settlement camps. Now, twenty years later, three sixteen-year-olds uncover the dark truth: all this time they’ve been labeled Less Thans. Feared by society, they’re being raised to be hunted for sport. Their only hope for survival is to escape with their friends . . . or risk certain death. Together they search for the fabled new territory in a heart-pounding flight to freedom, with sadistic hunters and the government’s soldiers hot on their trail. Led by the unlikely Book and fearless Hope, these orphaned teens seek a better life, finding the best in themselves to fight the worst in their enemies.
Love, Lucy by April Lindner – After accepting a trip to Europe as a bribe from her parents to attend the college of their choice as a business major, seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers she’s unwilling to give up her dream of being an actress–or Jesse, the boy she met in Italy.
Burning Nation by Trent Reedy – Idaho is a war zone under Federal occupation, and Danny Wright and his friends in the Idaho Militia are determined to fight back, running guerrilla missions against the army–but what at first seemed like a straightforward battle against governmental repression quickly grows murky, and Danny finds that even winning the war does not mean an end to tyranny.
I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil – In 1963 sixteen-year-old JJ Green, a songwriter interning at New York City’s famous Brill Building, finds herself a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy who seems to connect instantly with her music, and they start cutting their first demo with Dulcie Brown, a legend who has fallen on hard times, with a secret past.
Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian – When Jake Lukin, eighteen, reveals his psychic ability, he’s forced to become a government asset in order to keep his mother and sister safe, but Rachel, the girl he likes, tries to help him live his own life instead of tunneling through others.
Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman – Raised as a boy, fourteen-year-old Alex, who has male and female sexual body parts, rejects the hormonal medications prescribed by his mother and decides to live as a girl.
All Fall Down by Ally Carter – There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and make the killer pay.
Fight for Power: The 2nd Book in The Rule of 3 Series by Eric Walters – After sixty-six days of a catastrophic global blackout, life in the suburbs is not what it used to be for Adam and his fortified neighborhood of Eden Mills. Although an explosive clash has minimized one threat from outside the walls, Adam’s battle-hardened mentor, Herb, continues to make decisions in the name of security that are increasingly wrenching and questionable. Like his police chief mom and others, Adam will follow Herb’s lead. But when the next threat comes from an unexpected direction, nobody is ready for it. And someone is going to pay the price because of Adam’s mistakes and mistaken trust.
Stone Cold Touch: The 2nd Book in The Dark Elements Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout – As Layla’s half-demon, half-gargoyle powers evolve, the demon prince Roth returns to bring her news that could change her world forever.
Chaos: The 2nd Book in the Fates Series by Lanie Bross – Lucas must team up with a band of Free Radicals to chip away at the plans of the Unseen Ones, attempting to unravel time and save Corinthe. New intrigue develops around Jasmine, as well as a compelling cast of Free Radicals.
Thunder: The 2nd Book in the Stone Braide Chronicles by Bonnie S. Calhoun – 150 years after a nuclear attack destroyed much of the United States, Selah, just turned eighteen, learns that she is a hybrid of two surviving factions and sets out from what was Norfolk, Virginia, to seek the father she never knew, aided by her stepbrother Cleon and Bodhi, a Lander like her father.
The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod – After Emma returns home from boarding school, she realizes her mother’s suffering from a schizophrenic break, and suddenly Emma’s entire childhood and identity is called into question, pushing her to turn to her boyfriend Daniel for answers–but perhaps it’s the brooding Phil who Emma meets while visiting her mother at the hospital who really understands her.
Waiting for Gonzo by Dave Cousins – Thirteen-year-old Oz struggles to fit in at his new school, stop causing trouble, and support his sister with her own unexpected problem.
Audacity by Melanie Crowder – A historical fiction novel in verse detailing the life of Clara Lemlich and her struggle for women’s labor rights in the early 20th century in New York.
Rogue Wave: The 2nd Book in the Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly – As Serafina uncovers more clues about the talismans, Neela ventures into a sea dragon’s nest, and Ling learns the identity of their foe.
Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff – After his best friend, Hayden, commits suicide, fifteen-year-old Sam is determined to find out why–using the clues in the playlist Hayden left for him.
Unmarked: The 2nd Book in The Legion Series by Kami Garcia – Kennedy Waters and her companions find themselves in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks the Earth. As they learn more about their ancient secret society, its longtime rivals the Illuminati, and Kennedy’s mysterious family, they wonder whether Kennedy is really meant to be a member of the Legion.
The Burning Horizon: The 5th Book in the Seekers: Return to the Wild Series by Erin Hunter – The four bears are determined to reach Great Bear Lake before the longest day gathering, but when Lusa is separated from the others, she faces difficult questions about her future.
There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake – Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life but after a car accident, Shelby’s mother steals her away from the hospital, revealing that Shelby’s father is not dead, but rather a violent man who promised to hunt them down.
Infected by Sophie Littlefield – Carina’s senior year is spiraling downward. Fast. Both her mother and her uncle, the only two family members she’s ever known, are dead. Their deaths were accidents, unfortunate results of the highly confidential research they performed for a national security organization. Or so she’s been told. She’s not buying it. After finding a unique code hidden beneath the stone in a ring her mother left to her, Carina goes straight to the only family she has left: her boyfriend, Tanner. The people Carina loved kept dangerous secrets. Secrets that make her question the life she’s been living up to now. Her life is on the line, but more importantly, so is Tanner’s. And if she fails? He dies.
Killing Time in Crystal City by Chris Lynch – Seventeen-year-old Kevin tries to reinvent himself when he runs away from home and the father he hates, but living with a mysterious uncle and befriending two homeless girls just adds more complications.
Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman – When the revered leader of her settlement, a dark, isolated land with merciless winters and puritanical rulers, asks Emmeline for her hand it is a rare opportunity, but not only does she love another man, she cannot ignore dreams that urge her into the dangerous and forbidden woods that took her grandmother’s life and her family’s reputation.
The Empty Throne: The 2nd Book in the Heirs of Chrior Trilogy by Cayla Kluver – Anya has failed in her mission to bring Prince Zabriel back to the Faerie realm of Chrior so that he can ascend his rightful throne. Instead, Zabriel, her prince, cousin and dear friend, is standing trial for crimes committed under the false name William Wolfram Pyrite. Worst of all, the last possible heir to the Faerie throne is Illumina, the cousin Anya suspects of the foulest betrayal possible. In a desperate last attempt to put things right, Anya must partner with the unlikeliest of allies and venture into ever more dangerous situations if there is to be any hope of peace for her people.
When by Victoria Laurie – Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation.
Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little – Devastated by her betrothal to a violent boy she does not love, Jayden is forced to accept her fate as her ancient Mesopotamian tribe moves to the Summer Lands, where she falls for a mysterious youth from the Southern Lands.
Every Breath by Ellie Marney – Reluctantly assisting her friend Mycroft’s investigation into the murder of a homeless man, Rachel Watts realizes her attraction to her bad-boy partner before finding herself targeted by the killer.
Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana’s Story by Marissa Meyer – Queen Levana is a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told… until now.
Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli – When a marauding slave ship captures her sister, Melkorka, eight-year-old Brigid is lost at sea but survives, disguised as a boy, and sets out to rescue Melkorka, and as the years pass she becomes a woman, reputed to be fierce enough to conquer a man, but desirous only of reuniting with her family.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school–both teetering on the edge–it’s the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the “natural wonders” of the state of Indiana, and two teens’ desperate desire to heal and save one another.
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds – Soon after his mother’s death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond – It has been nearly seventy years since Hitler’s armies won the war, and sixteen-year-old Zara St. James lives in the Shenandoah hills, part of the Eastern American Territories, under the rule of the Nazis–but a resistance movement is growing, and Zara, who dreams of freedom, may be the key to its success.
Zodiac by Romina Russell – When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens, Rhoma Grace, a sixteen-year-old student from House Cancer, must convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac against Ophiuchus, the exiled thirteenth Guardian of Zodiac legend, who has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy.
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick – Four linked stories of discovery and survival begin with a Paleolithic-era girl who makes the first written signs, continue with Anna, who people call a witch, then a mad twentieth-century poet who watches the ocean knowing the horrors it hides, and concluding with an astronaut on the first spaceship from Earth sent to colonize another world.
A Cold Legacy: The 3rd Book in the Madman’s Daughter Series by Megan Shepherd – After escaping to a remote estate on the Scottish moors, owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, Juliet Moreau, the product of her father’s animal-human experiments, uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation–and her own intended role in it.
Geek Girl by Holly Smale – When she is accidentally discovered by a modeling agent, fifteen-year-old Harriet jumps at the chance to transform herself from a geek to a fashion model.
Lark Ascending: The 3rd Book in the Skylark Trilogy by Meagan Spooner – The final volume in the Skylark trilogy finds Lark fighting her way back into the City Behind the Wall, the place where it all began and where she will finally discover the cause of the cataclysm that caused the world to fall.
Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by Laura Rose Wagner – In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Nadine goes to live with her father in Miami while her cousin Magdalie, raised as her sister, remains behind in a refugee camp, dreaming of joining Nadine but wondering if she must accept that her life and future are in Port-au-Prince.
Slump by Kevin Waltman – Derrick “D-Bow” Bowman thought sophomore year would be easier, but his girlfriend Jasmine leaves him for putting too much focus on basketball, the jump shot he worked on all summer is not working, and his father has a heart attack, forcing Derrick to accept that basketball cannot be his only priority.
Revolution: The 3rd Book in the Replica Trilogy by Jenna Black – With Dorothy now in charge of Paxco, Nate and Nadia, marked for death as the only ones who know the truth about the false ruler, are forced to hide in the lawless slums known as “the Basement.”
The Madness Underneath: The 2nd Book in the Shades of London by Maureen Johnson – After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux is back in London to help solve a new string of inexplicable deaths plaguing the city.
Shadows by E.C. Blake – In Masks, Mara Holdfast’s life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch’s Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: a quiet, ordered life in the capital, making Masks with her father and doing work important to the ruling Autarch. But when her Mask, specially made by her own father, cracked and fell to pieces during her Masking ceremony, Mara was exiled from everything she once knew. Now she has become part of an underground rebellion, rejecting the unjust rules of a Masked society. She must try to understand her unprecedented ability to use all types of magic–and to tear magic from the living bodies of those around her. But Mara has yet to discover just how horrifying her power can be.
Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt – A novel in verse about Kevin’s journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black – In the town of Fairfold, where humans and fae exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.
Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle, translated by Sarah Ardizzone – In a world between wars, a young man on the cusp of taking priestly vows is suddenly made a fugitive. Fleeing the accusations of police who blame him for a murder, as well as more sinister forces with darker intentions, Vango attempts to trace the secrets of his shrouded past and prove his innocence before all is lost.
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz – Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies–after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There’s no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion–and that he can’t run forever. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.
Perfect Couple: The 2nd Book in the Superlatives Series by Jennifer Echols – When yearbook photographer Harper and the star player of the high school football team get voted “the perfect couple that never was” by their senior class, the unlikely pair start falling for one another. But a handful of obstacles, including Harper’s boyfriend, stand in the way of their perfect ending.
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