Need some after school reads to help you wind down after a long day? Then check out the list below! Some highlights include the first installment in Kate Elliott’s new series Court of Fives, two new installments from both the Teen Titans and Hawkeye graphic novel series, a memior written by Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player Alex Morgan, and plenty of new and great contemporary realistic fiction releases. Make sure to search for your favorite titles using our catalog.
As for teen programming news, there is nothing on the schedule for this week, but do make sure to stop by our Book Sale, which started today and will be going on till Sunday, August 23. The Book Sale is open during the library’s regular operating hours. Also, make sure to stop by the library tent at the Main Street Festival on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23! We will have crafts, free stuff, and a great line-up of performers. Hope to see you there!
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott – When a scheming lord tears Jess’s family apart, she must rely on her unlikely friendship with Kal, a high-ranking Patron boy, and her skill at Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory, to protect her Commoner mother and mixed-race sisters and save her father’s reputation.
Into the Dangerous World by Julie Chibbaro – After seventeen-year-old Ror’s father commits suicide and burns down their house, she’s forced to move from the commune in which she grew up to a homeless shelter in Manhattan. After she meets Trey, the leader of a graffiti crew, she’s forced to decide what kind of artist she is, and what she wants.
Naked by Stacey Trombley – Anna returns to her hometown after running away to New York City three years ago, where she had been a teenage prostitute, and hopes to start over with new boy Jackson, but someone in her school threatens to reveal her dark past.
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty – In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina’s Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner’s young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.
The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy – Seventeen-year-old Stella has no recollection of the day her best friend disappeared while the two, then six, were picking strawberries, until the corpse of a similar girl turns up and Stella not only begins to remember, she learns that something dark has been at work in their little town for generations.
A Prince Without a Kingdom: The 2nd Book in the Vango Series by Timothee de Fombelle – Vango continues to flee from the demons of his past against the backdrop of World War II Europe as he works to unravel the mystery of his identity.
Perdita by Faith Gardner – When Arielle is contacted by those who have died, she struggles to differentiate between the real, the imagined, and the supernatural.
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick – When Tim and Alice fall in love, Tim thinks he is finally on the right track, until the unexpected consequences of his alcoholic past throw a wrench in his new life.
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid – Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliche high school kids–the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school … Julia is beautiful, wild, and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along … It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the cliche, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.
Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth – Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It’s been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they’re seeking to create the perfect memory. For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of some of his favorite things: Ogopogo, Jackie Chan movies and earthquakes. For Justine, it’s an opportunity to learn how to let go–of Perry, of her boyfriend, Marc–and to offer their mother the chance to atone for past wrongs. But the instability that has shaped their lives will not subside, and the seismic event that Perry forewarned threatens to reduce their worlds to rubble.
Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood – Fourteen-year-old Dan Cereill’s life is turned upside-down when his father announces he is gay and leaves Dan and his mother with nothing, forcing them to move to an aunt’s house, Dan to enroll in public school, and his mother to try to start a business, but the top thing on Dan’s list is kissing Estelle, the girl next door.
State of Grace by Hilary Badger – Ever since she was created, Wren has lived with her friends in an Eden created by Dot–but lately she has been troubled by visions of a very different world, and when she meets Dennis who comes from outside, she begins to confront the ugly truth at the heart of paradise.
Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond – Walter Wilcox’s first love, Naomi, happens to be African American, so when Walter’s policeman father is caught in a racial profiling scandal, the teens’ bond and mutual love of the Foo Fighters may not be enough to keep them together through the pressures they face at school, at home, and online.
Reawakened by Colleen Houck – A visit to an Egyptian exhibit brings teen Lilliana Young face to face with a recently awakened mummy-turned-handsome-sun-god as she gets caught up in an adventure with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly – After her parents’ divorce, Zoe Webster moves from Brooklyn to upstate New York where she meets the weirdly compelling misfit, Philip Digby, and soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as he pulls her into his investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl which may be related to the disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago.
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?”
Hawkeye, Volume 4: Rio Bravo by Matt Fraction, Chris Eliopoulos, David Aja, and Francesco Francavilla – Reeling from recent events, even Hawkeye wants to know what his new status quo is. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him and why? So many dang questions! And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough…his brother shows up. After a lifetime of decisions both good and bad, Clint and Barney Barton have to realize that they are brothers and ultimately, they’re the only ones who can save one another. I mean, if they don’t kill each other first. Now, the brothers Barton double down against the bad guys as the Clown lays siege to their building. Can Hawkguy keep everyone safe against a killer nobody’s even seen yet?
Teen Titans, Volume 1: Blinded by the Light by Will Pfeifer, Kenneth Rocafort, Scott Hepburn, and Dan Brown – Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers–any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain!
The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp by James M. Deem – This absorbing and captivating nonfiction account (with never-before-published photographs) offers readers an in-depth anthropological and historical look into the lives of those who suffered and survived Breendonk concentration camp during the Holocaust of World War II.
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan – The Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player details her path to success, from her childhood in California to her time on the United States’ National team.
The Fashion Book by Alexandra Black – A sassy style guide for girls shares insight into the fashion world and how to personalize one’s appearance for best results, chronicling fashion trends throughout history while sharing practical tips from top designers and models.
Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change by Marcia Amidon Lusted, illustrated by Lena Chandhok – An engaging study of the power of human will to change the world examines the history of civic unrest and the methods people employ to advance basic human rights.
The New Order: The 2nd Book in the Young World Trilogy by Chris Weitz
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.