Another week has passed and we are now further into February and deeper into the cold and snow. If you’re feeling the cabin fever setting in and need something to help you get through to spring, then check out one of the new teen titles listed below! Pick your favorites and follow the links to place your hold.
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger – Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff–the designated ugly fat friend–of her crew. But things aren’t so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson – When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem–Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live.
Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor – Setting high ambitions for an Ivy League education and successful life, Juliet begins questioning her strict family rules in the face of her father’s abandonment, her mother’s instability, and her growing feelings for a boy.
The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes – Sophomore Hallie Calhoun, her former friend Jonah, and her new friend Rachel leave a church youth group hike in the Great Smoky Mountains and become lost for five days, struggling to survive as Hallie finally speaks about the incident that made her a social pariah and Jonah admits why it hurt him so much.
All That Burns: The 2nd Book in the All That Glows Series by Ryan Graudin – As newly crowned London royals Emrys and Richard unite mortal and Faery in their new kingdom, a dangerous force gains strength, threatening their love and the world they’ve built.
Seven Second Delay by Tom Easton – In a futuristic world of constant surveillance, Mila is hunted by government agents. She has only one advantage: a seven second delay on her monitored video feed. On her lightning-fast getaway she must take an unpredictable route to thwart her pursuers. In just seven seconds, she can fake one direction and take off in the next. As she runs, the government positions Mila as a dangerous terrorist in the media. Soon the entire nation is watching her feed! Against all odds, Mila gains the trust of one of her monitors and finds an unlikely ally in an Isles citizen. With their help, Mila must use her seven seconds wisely to prevent a nationwide disaster–and save her own life.
I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell – Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them–not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it. Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?
Blues for Zoey by Robert Paul Weston – When sixteen-year-old Kaz Barrett meets a mysterious, pink-haired girl named Zoey, his orderly life begins to spin out of control.
Temple Boys by Jamie Buxton – Flea, the least significant member of a gang of teens who sleep next to the Temple walls in first-century Jerusalem, witnesses Christ’s passion and resurrection, torn between Jude, who protects Flea and employs him to run errands, and a brutal Roman spy determined to uncover the truth about “the Magician.”
The Bargaining by Carly Anne West – Grieving and guilty over a friend’s death, Penny is not surprised when her mother sends her to live with her father and stepmother, April, but when April takes her to help restore an old house in a dense forest, weird occurences connected to missing children threaten Penny’s safety and fragile mental health.
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons – Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she’s raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom … if she can truly trust him.
Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton – After years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a Seeker, Quin Kincaid, fifteen, learns that she will be using the ancient artifacts and sacred knowledge as an assassin.
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand – After her younger brother, Tyler, commits suicide, Lex struggles to work through her grief in the face of a family that has fallen apart, the sudden distance between her and her friends, and memories of Tyler that still feel all too real.
Best Friends Through Eternity by Sylvia McNicoll – Inspired by the true story of a teen who was killed at a railway crossing, the author weaves the tale of fourteen-year-old Paige, who, taking a shortcut alongside the tracks to avoid the school bullies, is tragically hit by a train and transported to a surreal world where she encounters Kim, who died seven years before. Convinced she is only dreaming, Paige must discover a way to return to her former life. Poignant, gripping, and full of unexpected twists and turns, Best Friends through Eternity will resonate with readers who have struggled with cultural identity, a sense of belonging, and the real meaning of home.
The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch – In the scorching land of Darhan, fifteen-year-old Raim is forced to live as an outcast from his people when he breaks a magical oath he doesn’t remember making.
The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know But Don’t Know to Ask by Karen Gravelle, illustrated by Helen Flook – Even after taking Driver’s Ed and passing that dreaded road test, there are so many things new drivers need to learn about the practical aspects of driving that will only come from experience. Handing over the keys is a traumatic rite of passage for parents, and they will sleep better knowing that The Driving Book is in their teens’ glove compartments. Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire to negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, Karen Gravelle helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory—on the road and at home.
The Shadow Cabinet: The 3rd Book in the Shades of London Series by Maureen Johnson – The thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how do you find a ghost? Also, Rory’s classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlotte’s in danger, and it seems that something much bigger and much more terrible is coming. Time is running out as Rory fights to find her friends and the ghost squad struggles to stop Jane from unleashing her spectral nightmare on the entire city. In the process, they’ll discover the existence of an organization that underpins London itself-and Rory will learn that someone she trusts has been keeping a tremendous secret.
Promposal by Rhonda Helms – Camilla hopes her secret crush, Benjamin, might ask her to prom but feels pressured into accepting the invitation of a casual acquaintance, and Joshua has worked up the courage to ask his best friend, Ethan, to be his date when Ethan asks his help in crafting the perfect “promposal” for another boy.
The Ruby Circle: The 6th Book in the Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead – With their romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian face the wrath of the Alchemists and the Moroi alike as Sydney hunts down a former nemesis and Adrian discovers a secret about spirit magic.
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.