Another week, another list. Follow the links to place holds on your favorites. Also, Mother’s Day is coming up and if you are still looking for a present for Mom, stop by on Friday, May 8 for our Teen Mother’s Day Craft Program. We will be decorating flower pots and using them to plant flowers for Mom. All materials will be provided! Don’t miss out!
The Hunt: The 2nd Book in Project Paper Doll Series by Stacey Kade – Sixteen-year-old Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her from human and extraterrestrial DNA. But life on the run is complicated.
Rogue: The 2nd Book in the Talon Saga by Julie Kagawa – Ember Hill, a member of the dragon organization Talon, along with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues, sets out to rescue Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved Ember from a Talon assassin. A reckoning’s brewing– and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF by Kody Keplinger – High school senior Sonny Ardmore is an accomplished liar who uses lies to try and control her out-of-control life which has been further complicated by the fact that she is secretly staying every night in her best friend Amy’s house because she has been kicked out by her own mother–but when she gets into a online conversation with the stuck-up new boy Ryder, who has a crush on Amy, she finds herself caught up in one lie to many.
Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman – When Christian, a boy she knows only through Facebook, posts a lot of nasty comments on her page, fifteen-year-old Lara tries to kill herself–but that is only the beginning of the backlash for her sister, Sydney; her former friend Bree; and her classmates.
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver – When her identical twin sister Maddy is killed in a car accident, seventeen-year-old Ella assumes Maddy’s life, only to discover that it was filled with dark secrets.
Invincible by Amy Reed – Evie is living on borrowed time. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she’d be dead. Evie is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live. All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there’s no place for her in it–at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend’s constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating. Then Evie meets Marcus. She knows that he’s trouble, but she can’t help falling for him. Being near him makes her feel truly, fully alive. It’s better than a drug. His kiss makes her feel invincible–but she may be at the beginning of the biggest free fall of her life.
Give It Up: The 1st Book in The Swoop List Series by Stephanie Perry Moore – Five diverse girls at a Jackson, Georgia, high school come together to give each other support after learning that their names have been placed on a mysterious list of girls with bad reputations, some for legitimate reasons and others through no fault oftheir own.
The Replaced: The 2nd Book in the Taking Trilogy by Kimberly Derting – Kyra hasn’t been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley – Aza Ray Boyle is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak, to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world, and found, by another. Magonia. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power, but as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war between Magonia and Earth is coming. In Aza’s hands lies fate of the whole of humanity, including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?
Encore to an Empty Room: The 2nd Book in the Exile Series by Kevin Emerson – Summer always wanted Dangerheart–the band of talented exiles she manages–to find success. Now that they’ve become an overnight sensation, they are on the verge of a record deal, and all of Summer’s hard work is about to pay off. All they need to do is find the next missing song. But are Caleb, the band’s future, and the lost song more important than college? Summer will have to decide. It’s time to choose who she wants to be, even if that might mean kissing Caleb good-bye.
The Eternity Key: The 2nd Book in the Into the Dark Series by Bree Despain – Haden, Prince of the Underrealm, is determined to defy his fate to protect Daphne, even as they and their small group of friends continue the search for the lost Kronolithe, the key of Hades–but his undeclared love for a mortal girl is a terrible risk, and they must both decide what they are willing to sacrifice to protect one another.
Be Not Afraid by Cecilia Galante – Since her mother’s suicide, high school junior Marin has been able to see others’ pain as colors and shapes, but what she sees in the head of classmate Cassie, who forced her to participate in a weird conjoining rite, is much more frightening and deadly.
Deception’s Pawn: The 2nd Book in the Deception’s Princess Series by Esther Friesner – Maeve begins her royal fosterage but her new companions are full of secrets and jealousy, her only friends are an elderly lady-in-waiting and Kian, the prince who rescued her kestrel, Ea, and her future promises only household management and childbearing until someone from her past brings a message about her true love.
Trouble From the Start: A Companion to The Boyfriend Project by Rachel Hawthorne – Avery knows better than to fall for Fletcher, the local bad boy who can’t seem to outrun his reputation. Fletcher knows he shouldn’t bother with college-bound, daughter-of-a-cop Avery. But when their paths cross, neither can deny the spark. Are they willing to go against everything and let their hearts lead the way? Or are they just flirting with disaster? A companion novel to Rachel Hawthorne’s paperback original The Boyfriend Project, this title is perfect for fans of summer beach reads and sweet treats.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey – A girl who’s adopted and raised by a race of creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins becomes involved in an ancient war and a centuries-old love, discovering startling truths about the world she lives in.
In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks – Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Aubrey, a scarred loner, escapes at will into other worlds of his making, but suddenly the world in which a popular girl is his long-term girlfriend is intersecting reality in startling ways.
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough – In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.
The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine – Madison, whose life is turned upside down by a family friend’s visit, and heartbroken guitarist Jesse, who is trying to find the inspiration to write music again, form a friendship that soon grows into romance.
Trouble in Zombie-Town: The 1st Book in The Mystery of Herobrine Series by Mark Cheverton – When Gameknight999’s little sister, Monet113, accidently gets sucked into the world of Minecraft, Gameknight returns to the game in order to save her from Xa-Tul, the powerful zombie king.
Invasion of the Overworld: The 1st Book in The Gameknight999 Series by Mark Cheverton – Gameknight999, King of the Griefers, is suddenly transported into his favorite game, Minecraft. As he struggles through spine-tingling life and death adventures, with giant spiders, zombies and creepers hunting him at every turn, Gameknight learns the greatest secret in Minecraftt̄he NPCs are alive and battling for their very survival. A war is raging across all the server planes between the monsters of the Overworld and the NPCs. If the mobs win, then they’ll destroy everything within Minecraft, and be able to move into the physical world to take over EVERYTHING! Only Gameknight999 can stop this war and save everyone. He is the key to salvation for all living creatures, or maybe he’s not the key at all, maybe he’s the fuse to destruction.
Flatland by Edwin A. Abbot – Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbot, is the must-read for anyone interested in getting a feel for higher dimensions. The book is extraordinarily readable and succeeds even with people that are afraid of mathematics. Abbott’s charm lies in his ability to write simply and clearly about a topic that has its share of very unreachable, esoteric books. You fall into the story (whose plot is by no means secondary to the mathematical ideas), and before you know it you find yourself in contemplation of things like the fourth and fifth dimensions. The visual image that this book provides is a necessary step to envisioning and then understanding the idea of higher dimensions, even for those already versed in the mathematics of it. You never know, after you read this, you might even be willing to try your hand at things like Einstein’s relativity. A little on the social aspects of the book: keep in mind that it was written in the very late 1800’s. Hidden within the philosophical and mathematical ideas is a satire of the social climate of the times: how women, the military, the upper echelons of society, and just about everyone else were viewed. Flatland makes you think, and think deeply, on many different and sometimes unexpected levels.
Relationship Skills 101 for Teens: Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress and Difficult Emotions Using DBT by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW – In Relationship Skills 101 for Teens, Sheri Van Dijk offers tools based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you regulate your emotions so you can build better relationships with your parents, friends, and peers.
The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time by Dzung X. VO, MD, FAAP – Outlines a program structured around mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to help teens manage stress, navigate strong emotions, and improve communication skills.
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.