We’ve only had a small amount of items coming in over the last two weeks so I’ve decided to combine both weeks’ materials into one post. The list includes a lot of new contemporary realistic fiction items, along with some new titles in popular manga series and some audiobooks of old favorites. As always, search for your favorite titles in our catalog.
As for programming news, our Teen Summer Reading Program has officially come to an end. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to our winners! Now that summer is coming to a close, we are returning to our regularly scheduled teen programs. We’ll be kicking things of with the return of our Teen Gamer Club this coming week on Thursday, August 13 at 3:30 p.m. If you plan on coming, make sure to pick up a permission slip at the Reference Desk. You will need to have one signed in order to participate. Don’t miss out!
Model Misfit: The 2nd Book in the Geek Girl Series by Holly Smale – Feeling impossibly awkward and unpopular in spite of her international fame, Harriet decides a summer modeling job in Japan will make the perfect vacation, until her gorgeous model ex-boyfriend Nick shows up.
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak – When her triplet sister Cara is diagnosed with leukemia, eighteen-year-old Stella puts her deams on hold to move home and be with her family, but when she starts spending time with the lead singer of Cara’s favorite band, will Stella resent him for taking her attention away from her sister–or will he help Stella find the courage to live her own life?
After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Robert DeFranco – Set in a future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious boy named Rose discovers he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably change the lives of everyone on the planet.
Crystal Kingdom: The 3rd Book in The Kanin Chronicles Series by Amanda Hocking – Cast out by her kingdom and far from home, she’s the Kanin people’s only hope. Bryn Aven-unjustly charged with murder and treason-is on the run. The one person who can help is her greatest enemy, the gorgeous and enigmatic Konstantin Black. Konstantin is her only ally against those who have taken over her kingdom and threaten to destroy everything she holds dear. But can she trust him? As Bryn fights to clear her name, the Kanin rulers’ darkest secrets are coming to light… and now the entire troll world is on the brink of war. Will it tear Bryn from Ridley Dresden, the only guy she’s ever loved? And can she join forces with Finn Holms and the Trylle kingdom? Nothing is as it seems, but one thing is certain: an epic battle is underway-and when it’s complete, nothing will ever be the same.
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead – As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend–or more than friend–Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: “What is my purpose?”
Daughter of Dusk: The 2nd Book in the Midnight Thief Series by Livia Blackburne – As tensions rise within Forge’s Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly? Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents.
From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan – Sixteen-year-old Kara McKinley’s life imploded after the death of her mean-spirited older sister, but she finds solace in baking and the hope of winning a culinary school scholarship until a stalker targets her, leading her to piece together events from her past even as she fears for her future.
Stick by Michael Harmon – Stick, a star football player who’s become disenchanted with the game, becomes friends with Preston, a nerdy kid who fights crime by night.
The Shadow of Seth: A Seth Anomundy Murder Mystery by Tom Llewellyn – Sixteen-year-old Seth Anomundy is a product of his environment: in this case, Tacoma, Washington. What L.A. was to Chandler, Tacoma–a working-class port city now undergoing urban renewal–is to author Tom Llewellyn. Seth has grown up in Tacoma’s tough neighborhoods, where he’s perfectly at home in Choo-Choo’s boxing gym and Miss Irene’s soul food palace, the Shotgun Shack. With his mom working nights as a cleaner, Seth goes to high school, gets decent grades, and makes money where he can: filling in as cook at the Shotgun Shack, working as a sparring partner, and running errands for Nadel, the clock repairman. Life is hand-to-mouth, but okay–until he gets the news that his mother has been killed. The police don’t care about the death of just another drug addict, so a bewildered Seth takes it upon himself to find the killer. On a clock delivery run, he meets a beautiful rich girl named Azura Lear, who encourages Seth and tries to help track down the killer. But instead of finding answers, Seth finds only trouble. He faces down a gang of baseball-bat-wielding high school jocks and deals with the contempt of Azura’s suspicious father. And then there’s King George–a teenage thug Seth has previously managed to avoid–who has for some reason let it be known that he wants Seth dead. Right now.
Most Likely to Succeed: the 3rd Book in the Superlatives Series by Jennifer Echols – As vice president of Student Council, Kaye knows the importance of keeping order. Not only in school, but in her personal life. Which is why she and her boyfriend, Aidan, already have their lives mapped out: attend Columbia University together, pursue banking careers, and eventually get married. Everything Kaye has accomplished in high school-student government, cheerleading, stellar grades-has been in preparation for that future. To his entire class, Sawyer is an irreverent bad boy. His antics on the field as school mascot and his love of partying have earned him total slacker status. But while he and Kaye appear to be opposites on every level, fate-and their friends-keep conspiring to throw them together. Perhaps the seniors see the simmering attraction Kaye and Sawyer are unwilling to acknowledge to themselves… As the year unfolds, Kaye begins to realize her ideal life is not what she thought. And Sawyer decides it’s finally time to let down the facade and show everyone who he really is. Is a relationship between them most likely to succeed-or will it be their favorite mistake?
Foulsham: The 2nd Book in the Iremonger Trilogy by Edward Carey – At the Iremonger mansion, set in the trash heaps of an alternate Victorian London, Grandfather Umbitt Iremonger has found a way to make objects assume the shapes of people, and how to turn people into objects. Will outcast grandson Clod–transformed into a gold coin–and servant girl Lucy (now a discarded button) be found and returned to human form?
Fairy Tail, Volume 49 by Hiro Mashima – Small-town wizard Lucy would love to join Fairy Tail, a guild for powerful wizards, but instead finds herself teaming up with Natsu, a crazy fire wizard whose best friend is a talking, flying cat named Happy.
Naruto, Volume 71 by Masashi Kishimoto – Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura must work together in order to defeat the activated Infinite Tsukuyomi and the resurrected Kaguya, two great threats to the ninja world.
What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi – Seventeen-year-old Ryden’s life was changed forever when his girlfriend discovered she was pregnant and stopped chemotherapy, and now, raising Hope with his mother’s help and longing for the father he never knew, he meets smart and sexy Joni and gains a new perspective.
Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton – When Jack enters the deserted house in his neighborhood, he finds a group of people who invite him to take the thirteenth chair in the room and share a story–in the house where the ghosts meet.
All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder – Since she ran away from home Emerson has been living on the streets of Portland, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to get by, but as a meteor approaches North America they meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people’s wishes–so what will they do if this is their last day on Earth, and, more important, what will they do if it is not?
Adrift by Paul Griffin – Matt and Mike are best friends, just two working-class guys trying to earn some money in Montauk for the summer. When they meet Driana, JoJo, and Stef, three friends who live a much different life of privilege, Matt and Mike find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. Worlds collide when the group ventures out to sea aboard a small boat that Stef sneaks out from her dad’s dock. As the waves rise and the fragile vessel weakens, things go horribly wrong. Adrift at sea for days, who will have what it takes to survive?
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
The Selection by Kiera Cass
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.