Check out the list below for what’s new in the teen section this week. Search for your favorite titles in our catalog here.
We still have another three weeks and two more drawings to go before the end of summer reading, so keep those entries coming! We also still have plenty going on in the library before the end of the summer, including our Stencil Watercolor Self-Portrait craft program (which does require you to register and follow the instructions here), our Monday Marvel Movie Madness program, and our Teen Superhero Takeover. Don’t miss out!
The Leveller by Julia Durango – Nixy Bauer, a sixteen-year-old self-made video-game bounty hunter, gets in over her head when she attempts to rescue a game developer’s son from a virtual trap.
End of Days: The 3rd Book in the Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee – Following their escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe go on the run and in search of someone who can reverse the changes made to Raffe and Penryn’s sister, while the angels release a nightmare on humans that puts them on a path to war.
Hold on Tight: The 8th Book in the Sea Breeze Series by Abbi Glines – After the death of his brother, Dewayne Falco starts on a self-destructive path, until he falls in love with his brother’s fromer girfriend, Sienna.
The Heart of Betrayal: The 2nd Book in the Remnant Chronicles Series by Mary E. Pearson – Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Princess Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape–and even less of being together–as the foundations of Lia’s deeply-held beliefs crumble beneath her while she wrestles with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people, and her own destiny.
Queen of Tomorrow: The 2nd Book in the Stolen Empire Series by Sherry D. Ficklin – Sophie–now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia–had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things start to look up. As a new day dawns, Catherine thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces that try to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Catherine soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia and her new empire. While navigating the fragile political landscape, she quickly realizes that she has only begun to discover the tangled web of deceit and infidelity woven over the lavish court of Oranienbaum Palace.
Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George – In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret–that they are shapeshifters, expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands.
Avalon Rising: The 2nd Book in the Metal and Lace Series by Kathryn Rose – In the aftermath of Morgan le Fay’s war on Camelot, Vivienne, Merlin’s former apprentice, secretly builds an aeroship which the Lady of the Lake believes will ensure success in the quest for Avalon and the Holy Grail, but when things go wrong, Vivienne commandeers the aeroship for a rescue mission.
Forever for a Year by B.T. Gottfred – Two young teens fall in love for the first time, and discover it might not last forever.
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington, D.C., by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets.
Ink and Bone: The 1st Book in The Great Library Series by Rachel Caine – Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. When Jess Brightwell inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life–and soon both heretics and books will burn.
Hexed: The Sisters of Witchdown by Michael Alan Nelson – Luci Jenifer Inacio das Neves, Lucifer for short, is a thief who survives by stealing bad things from bad people in the magical and mystical underworld hidden beneath our own. So when a policeman’s daughter, Gina, is kidnapped by a force he can’t explain, Lucifer is the only one who has a chance at getting his daughter back. Lucifer’s investigation ultimately leads to the unfortunate truth of the kidnapping: Gina was taken to an otherworldly dimension by a creature of unspeakable evil, one of the Seven Sisters of Witchdown. Against all odds, Lucifer must use every magical tool hidden in her trick bag to steal her way into the Shade and bring Gina back before the Sister sacrifices her for her own dark ends.
Double Date: The 3rd Book in The Dating Game Series by Melody Carlson – The girls of the DG have found that through the club, both their friendships and their dating savvy have grown. But all that is about to be put to the test. Despite their promises of secrecy, word has somehow gotten out, and new girls want to join the club. The reaction in the DG is mixed, but with the Christmas Ball coming up, they need to pull together to organize their double dates. The trouble is, how can they get guys interested in a dance that’s become increasingly unpopular?
Our Song: A Book from the Flirt Series by A. Destiny and Elizabeth Lenhard – When fifteen-year-old Nell is forced to go to folk camp for the summer, she eventually falls back in love with her musical roots, and possibly with fellow musician, Jacob.
The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski – A year after Superstorm Sandy, Lucy’s life is returning to normal at the New Jersey shore, where she has grown up surfing with her twin brother, crabbing and long-boarding with friends, and working at Surf Taco, but the torch she holds for summer resident Connor, the center of The Big Mistake, still burns.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten – They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed, but June does not believe it was suicide because she and Delia used to be closer than anything, but one night a year ago, everything changed when they and June’s boyfriend Ryan let their good time get out of hand, and now, a year later, June owes it to Delia to know if her best friend committed suicide or was murdered.
Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior’s Return by Alyson Peterson – Fifteen-year-old Ian Quicksilver has discovered the unsettling truth that he is not a scraggly cast-off, bouncing around in the Nevada foster care system like an unpicked lottery ball, but the Last Warrior Prince of a distant planet threatened by a sociopathic magician.
Log Horizon, Volume 1: The Beginning of Another World by Mamare Touno and Kazuhiro Hara – Thirty thousand Japanese gamers awake one day to discover that the fantasy world of Elder Tales, an MMORPG that was formerly their collective hobby, has become their cold hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they confront a new horizon filled with ravenous monsters, flavorless food, and the inability to die! Amid the chaos, veteran gamer Shiroe gathers his friends, the guardian Naotsugu and the assassin Akatsuki, and together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it!
Renegade: The 2nd Book in the Silver Blackthorn Series by Kerry Wilkinson – Silver Blackthorn is on the run with the other eleven Offerings she helped to escape from Windsor Castle, trying to keep them all from the clutches of Minister Prime, King Victor, and the Kingsmen, when all she wants is to be reunited with family and friends.
Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann – Christine Heppermann’s powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends–as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White’s cottage and Rapunzel’s tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends.
Bleach, Volume 64 by Tite Kubo – The Soul Reaper captains must hold out long enough in their battle against the Quincies in order for Ichigo to arrive in time to help.
A Centaur’s Life, Volume 6 by Kei Murayama – Being a teenager is never easy…especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who, like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she’s a centaur; but she’s not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends—the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns—are down-to-earth, fun-loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.
Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker – Sixteen-year-old Bird Barrett is discovered by a country music record label while playing in her family’s bluegrass band. As her star rises, she must learn to stay true to her roots while navigating a brave new world of glamour and gold records in Nashville, Tennessee.
Beyond the Kingdoms: The 4th Book in the Land of Stories Series by Chris Colfer – The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature’s greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?
Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O’Dowd and Nick V. Murphy – Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He’s desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend–or “IF” for short–he decides to give it a go.
Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals by Michael Hearst and Aaron Scamihorn – Brief and humorous biographies of fascinating people.
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.