Two weeks worth of new items in one post! Go ahead and take a gander through the list below and follow the links to place holds on your favorites. You may even be able to get them in time for Spring Break, allowing you to enjoy maximum reading time in the sunshine!
Adventure Time Volume 6 by Ryan North, Jim Rugg, Jeffrey Brown, Jess Fink, Braden Lamb, Dustin Nguyen, and Shelli Paroline – When Finn is cursed with a forgetting spell by the Magic Man, he and his friends have to try to save the Land of Ooo before he loses his memory entirely.
Claymore, Volume 26: Blade from Far Away by Norihiro Yagi – In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity’s only hope is a new breed of warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernatural strength but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose their humanity completely. Three battles unfold around the holy city of Rabona as demonic forces seek to destroy one another, the rebel Claymores and the city itself. Seemingly intent on devouring all life, monsters of unprecedented strength rage on as the rebels struggle to contain them. Could the cause of this rage lie in a distant childhood memory?
Naruto, Volume 69: Start of a Crimson Spring by Masashi Kishimoto – With Obito dispatched, Naruto and Sasuke need to work together to defeat the powerful Madara, a situation complicated by Naruto’s loss of the nine tails fox demon.
Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z Book Two by Rick Remender and John Romita Jr. – After twelve years wandering the wasteland of Dimension Z with a boy that he has raised as his own, Captain America champions the cause of the native Phrox to stop the oppressive Arnim Zola.
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver – Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late. In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.
Shadow Scale: The 2nd Book in the Seraphina Series by Rachel Hartman – Seraphina, half-dragon and half-human, searches for others like her who can make the difference in the war between dragons and humans in the kingdom of Goredd.
When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling – After her father dies, leaving sixteen-year-old Lacy with her much-loved stepmother, Lacy’s birth mother suddenly shows up wanting Lacy back–and she will stop at nothing, not even dark magic, to control her daughter and draw her into her own twisted life.
The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith – The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.
My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp – When her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu works with Mason, a local boy, making and selling moonshine but their growing romance may mean giving up her dream of escaping her small Virginia hometown.
The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow – Life threatening cancer brings Francis and Amber together. But Francis’s recovery is taking a different path from Amber’s. He’s actually getting better. And although he knew who he was before cancer, before Amber, now he has no idea how to live–or how to let go.
Dead to Me by Mary McCoy – In 1948 Hollywood, a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets, sixteen-year-old Alice tries to find a young runaway who is the sole witness to a beating that put her sister, Annie, in a coma.
The First Principle by Marissa Shrock – In the not-too-distant future, the United Regions of America has formed. Governors hold territories instead of states, and while Washington, DC, is gone, the government has more control than ever before. For fifteen-year-old Vivica Wilkins, the daughter of a governor, this is life as usual. High school seems pretty much the same–until one day, that controlling power steps right through the door during study hall. When Vivica speaks out to defend her pregnant friend against the harsh treatment of Population Management Officer Marina Ward, she has no idea she’s sowing the seeds of a revolution in her own life. But it isn’t long before she discovers her own illegal pregnancy. Now she has to decide whether to get the mandatory abortion–or follow her heart, try to keep the baby, and possibly ruin her mother’s chances at becoming president.
Mosquitoland by David Arnold – When she learns that her mother is sick in Ohio, Mim confronts her demons on a thousand-mile odyssey from Mississippi that redefines her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash – Alys, a Plaineville, Wisconsin, junior who dreams of studying violin at Julliard, must deal with the aftermath of a tragic high school shooting in which her older brother, Luke, was the shooter.
Salt and Stone: The 2nd Book of the Fire and Flood Series by Victoria Scott – Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and twisted new rules in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother.
Tether: The 2nd Book in the Many-Worlds Series by Anna Jarzab – Sasha returns to Aurora, the parallel universe of generals, princesses, body doubles, and the boy she loves, Thomas, where she tries to help and find missing people and save them all.
Breakout by Kevin Emerson – Fourteen-year-old eighth-grader Anthony Castillo uses “f-bombs” in the angst-ridden song he writes for his rock band, the Rusty Soles, and while it becomes an instant viral hit, he must decide if being a hero is worth the trouble that singing it on Arts Night would cause.
What If I’m an Atheist?: A Teen’s Guide to Exploring a Life Without Religion by David Seidman – A guide to atheism and nonbelief shares counsel on the challenges of questioning the views of one’s upbringing, establishing beliefs about religion and spirituality, and addressing the practical aspects of managing religious occasions.
Big Game by Dan Smith – 13-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. He must survive armed only with a bow and arrow. But instead, he stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning airliner: Air Force One. Terrorists have shot down the President of the United States. The boy hunter and the world’s most powerful man are suddenly the hunted, in a race against a deadly enemy.
I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson – Shane Dawson, dubbed “YouTube’s comic for the under-30 set” by the New York Times, reveals some of his most embarrassing moments in 20 original, personal essays that are at once hilarious and heartwarming, self-deprecating and, ultimately, inspiring to his audience of more than 12 million channel subscribers.
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz – Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she is not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet, but it may also mean real friendships.
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow – Chronicles the story of the early 1900s typhoid fever epidemic in New York, providing details as to how its infamous carrier was ultimately tracked down and stopped.
The Boy with the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset – Selkie Stewart has just saved her quasi-boyfriend, Ben, from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies, Selkie is ready to embrace her destiny and bring the Court down. Until she hears the rest of her prophecy: Benedict le Fay will betray you, and then he will die.
The Dickens Mirror: The 2nd Book of The Dark Passages Series by Ilsa J. Bick – In the second book of the Dark Passages series, Emma wakes up trapped in the body of a grown Victorian woman trapped in an insane asylum, and must find a way a way back to Reality or else her friends and family will die with her.
Death Marked: The 2nd Book in the Death Sworn Series by Leah Cypess – After killing the leader of a clan of assassins and falling in love with his heir, a young sorceress discovers she is the one person to bring down the evil Empire that has been oppressing her people for centuries, and now, in the heart of the Empire, Ileni herself is the deadliest weapon the assassins have ever had.
Burning Kingdoms: The 2nd Book in the Internment Chronicles Series by Lauren DeStefano – After Morgan Stockhour and her friends escape Internment, she discovers that life on the ground is not safer, and that, perhaps, going over the edge has led her to madness.
Caught Up by Amir Abrams – Bored with her straitlaced life, Kennedy Simms begins hanging out with a party-girl co-worker who encourages her to don sexy outfits, lie to her parents, and chase an older bad boy.
Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles – A collection of interrelated stories follow nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day, with uncertainties, traumas, heartbreak, and revenge.
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury – For four years sixteen-year-old Twylla has lived in the castle of Lormere, the goddess-embodied, whose touch can poison and kill, and hence the Queen’s executioner–but when Prince Merek, her betrothed, who is immune to her touch returns to the kingdom she finds herself caught up in palace intrigues, unsure if she can trust him or the bodyguard who claims to love her.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows – In a world where it is forbidden, refugee Princess Wilhelmina’s ability to do magic might be just the thing to help reclaim her kingdom, or ruin it forever
Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills – Sixteen-year-old Erin’s life is fairly normal until she learns that her mother has breast cancer and she, too, may carry a mutated gene, so amid high school dramas including betrayal by her best friend, she must consider preemptive surgery to guarantee she will not be stricken.
Little Peach by Peggy Kern – Hospitalized in Brooklyn, New York, fourteen-year-old Michelle recalls being raised in Philadelphia by a loving grandfather and drug-addicted mother before running away and getting lured into prostitution.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby – Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
In a Split Second by Sophie McKenzie – Told in their two voices, Nat, who believes his brother set a bomb in a London market, and Charlie, whose mother was killed in the explosion, team up to infiltrate and stop the organization responsible for the act of terrorism.
Charisma by Jeanne Ryan – Tacoma, Washington, high school junior Aislyn’s extreme shyness has crippled her socially and cost her a college scholarship, so she jumps at the chance to try an illegal gene therapy, but although she is finally able to date her long-term crush, Jack, the therapy becomes a contagious disease that can be fatal.
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten – Adam not only is trying to understand his OCD, while trying to balance his relationship with his divorced parents, but he’s also trying to navigate through the issues that teenagers normally face, namely the perils of young love.
The Winner’s Crime: The 2nd Book in the Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski – The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and, as a spy, passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret.
The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner – Aaron Rowe’s new job at a funeral parlor may be his salvation from sleepwalking, dreams he can not explain and memories he can not recover, but if he does not discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.
Out of the Dragon’s Mouth by Joyce Burns Zeiss – After the fall of South Vietnam, fourteen-year-old Mai is forced to flee to a refugee camp on an island off the coast of Malaysia, where she must navigate numerous hardships while waiting to be sponsored for entry into America.
Terminal: The 5th Book in the Virals Series by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs – Tory and her comrades must track a new pack of rogue Virals who have brought on the attention of a shadowy government organization intent on learning the secret to their powers.
Sorceress: The 3rd Book in the Spellcaster Series by Claudia Gray – Teenage witch Nadia must defeat the evil sorceress Elizabeth before Elizabeth gathers enough power to summon the One Beneath and destroy everything Nadia has worked to protect.
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace – The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are seeking a supposedly-dead princess to place her on the throne and end political turmoil but girls who look like the princess are being murdered and Johanna Von Arlo, forced to work for Lord Rafael DeSilva after her father’s suspicious death, is a dead-ringer.
The Syndrome: A Kingdom Keepers Adventure by Ridley Pearson – Amanda, Jess, and Mattie must use their special abilities to find a missing Kingdom Keeper.
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier – In 1932, in Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, where crime and razor-wielding men rule, two girls with contrasting lives who share the ability to see ghosts meet over a dead body and find themselves on the run from mob bosses.
The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe – This is the story of Billy Kinsey, heir to a lottery fortune, part genius, part philosopher and social critic, full time insomniac and closeted rock drummer. Billy has decided that the best way to deal with an absurd world is to stay away from it. Do not volunteer. Do not join in. Billy will be the first to tell you it doesn’t always work– not when your twin sister, Dorie, has died, not when your unhappy parents are at war with one another, not when frazzled soccer moms in two ton SUVs are more dangerous than atom bombs, and not when your guidance counselor keeps asking why you haven’t applied to college. Billy’s life changes when two people enter his life. Twom Twomey is a charismatic renegade who believes that truly living means going a little outlaw. Twom and Billy become one another’s mutual benefactor and friend. At the same time, Billy is reintroduced to Gretchen Quinn, an old and adored friend of Dorie’s. It is Gretchen who suggests to Billy that the world can be transformed by creative acts of the soul. With Twom, Billy visits the dark side. And with Gretchen, Billy experiences possibilities. Billy knows that one path is leading him toward disaster and the other toward happiness. The problem is–Billy doesn’t trust happiness. It’s the age he’s at. The tragic age.
Cosplay World by Brian Ashcraft and Luke Plunkett – Filled with striking images of costume play from around the world, this definitive look at the global phenomenon known as “cosplay” examines its evolution from the fringes of society to the spotlight of modern culture.
An Interview with The Buddha by Joan Duncan Oliver – Siddhartha Gautama (aka The Buddha) was a 6th century BCE Indian sage whose spiritual teachings led to the founding of Buddhism, the fourth-largest religion in the world.
Minecraft Blockopedia by Alex Wiltshire – A guide to the very stuff of Minecraft–the blocks–grouped into sections by the type of block.
Rockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcolm X by Jeff Fleischer – We love to root for the underdog, and that’s part of why we’re drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail, succeed, or succeed only to become what they once fought against, people who can rally others to their cause and shake up the status quo tend to be inherently interesting. Rockin’ the Boat tells the stories of 50 such legends throughout the world, from people fed up with the Roman Empire and the revolutionaries who helped create America.
Careers: The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You – It’s never too early for your teen or tween to start thinking about a career, and Careers is the perfect way to do it. Inspiring and imaginative as well as practical, Careers has charts and tables that help young people gauge interest about possible careers — it’s like having a personal career advisor by your side whenever you need it! Speech pathologist? Check. Zookeeper? Check. Jewelry designer? Check. Nurse? Architect? Chef? Check, check, and check. Covering more than 400 jobs, Careers is organized in an easy-to-navigate, clear structure that helps guide teen and tween readers. Check at-a-glance summary panels for chosen careers to learn about salary, working hours, training, and career paths. Cross-referenced job matrix tables offer another way to learn about all the options. Tweens and teens with no idea of what kind of job to look for can start with their favorite school subjects or hobbies and find relevant careers from there. It may not be time for your teen or tween to prepare a resume and find a job, but the advice in Careers can help young people start thinking about the future!
Fairest: The 4th Book in the Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle
The Giver by Lois Lowry
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