This week we have a lot of new releases from fan favorite authors, including Sarah Dessen, Kiera Cass, Sarah J. Maas, and Amanda Hocking. Check out the full list below and follow the links to put holds on your favorites. Also, don’t miss out on our last TeenFlix presentation of the school year! We will be showing Mean Girls (PG) on Tuesday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. All attendees are required to have a permission slip on file. You can get a slip here.
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – Sydney’s charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.
The Heir: The 4th Book in The Selection Series by Kiera Cass – Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story … but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.
Batman, Volume 6: Graveyard Shift by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo – In the wake of the death of his son Damian, Batman is in danger of losing his humanity. However, the foes of this grief-ridden Dark Knight mean to strike him when he’s at his weakest. Has Batman’s worst foe become… Bruce Wayne? Plus, three pivotal chapters from the epic ZERO YEAR storyline!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a firey passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.
Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos – Teens Ivy Wilde and Marla Klein, both minor celebrities, face major lifestyle changes as pop-star Ivy questions the rampant consumerism required to maintain her image, and fashionista Marla sees first-hand the appalling working conditions that allowed her to be a trend-setter.
Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold: The 2nd Book in the Broken Hearts and Revenge Series by Katie Finn – Gemma vows revenge against Hallie but things immediately get complicated when Ford, Josh, and Teddy return to the Hamptons but Gemma is scooping ice cream all day at her father’s insistence, and just as the revenge cycle reaches its peak a life-changing bombshell is dropped.
Under the Spotlight: The 3rd Book in the Jamieson Brothers Series by Angie Stanton – After an embarrassing stint on a reality TV music competition years ago, Riley Parks vowed never to sing again. Now she’s working at the prestigious Sound Sync recording studio, and life is looking up. But then Garrett Jamieson, the oldest brother in the famous Jamieson brothers band, crashes into her world. Garrett has hit rock bottom, and after calling in a few favors, he ends up working at the Sound Sync studio to learn the ropes of record producing. And he can’t believe his luck when he discovers that Riley is an amazing singer. But Garrett is forced to use every trick in his arsenal to persuade Riley to record. Riley refuses to sing–or even entertain the thought of it–and sparks fly as Garrett finally meets his match. But in the heat of the moment, one stolen kiss changes everything. Will Riley be the first person to finally rein Garrett in, or will Garrett succeed in getting Riley back under the spotlight?
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge – Rachelle must protect the king’s bastard son while searching for the weapons that will save her world from endless night.
The Novice: The 1st Book in the Summoner Series by Taran Matharu – When Fletcher, a blacksmith’s apprentice, learns he can summon demons, he travels with his demon to an academy for adepts where he is to train as a Battlemage in the Empire’s war against the orcs, but he discovers that all is not as it seems.
Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick – Grieving for her older brother Lucas, Oakley Nelson agrees to spend a few months with her mother at Aunt Jo’s California beach house, where a notebook of letters from Lucas to Oakley challenges her to feel better and enjoy life, but a budding romance reminds her of the chances Lucas will never have.
Undertow: The 1st Book in the Undertow Series by Michael Buckley – A sixteen-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island.
Ice Kissed: The 2nd Book in the Kanin Chronicles Series by Amanda Hocking – Having failed in her mission to locate the missing Skojare Queen, and capture the ex-tracker Konstantin, tracker Bryn Aven returns to Doldastam to help prepare the kingdom for war against Viktor Dalig–but dark secrets lurk in the halls of the crystal palace, and uncovering them will threaten the half-Skojare tracker and change her life and the Kanin Kingdom forever.
Unlocking the Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band by Unlocking the Truth and Charisse Jones – A rock band on the cusp of massive stardom, Unlocking the Truth is made up of three thirteen-year-old African American boys: Malcolm, Jarad, and Alec. When not in school they spend their time as rock stars opening for the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, and Guns N’ Roses, and crowd surfing at Coachella. They are currently working on their soon to be released debut EP. The key to their success: hard work, dedication, passion, and focus on their art. Part memoir and part guide book, the boys share the essential truths and principles, such as faith, determination and friendship, that led to their success and continue to drive them. The book will inspire and be a resource for kids looking to realize their own dreams, as well as parents who want to support their children’s aspirations.
Asperger’s Teens: Understanding High School for Students on the Autism Spectrum by Blythe Grossberg, PsyD – If you have Asperger’s, high school can be a time of great promise and opportunity – to learn more about subjects you’re excited about, join clubs and activities that interest you, and make new friends – but it can also be uncomfortable at times. This book helps you use your strengths and unique personal style to feel more comfortable in high school. Chock full of quizzes, exercises, and examples, this book can help you: understand your unique strengths and weaknesses, work well with your teachers, connect with other kids at school, recognize and deal with bullying, use social media safely and politely, develop healthy habits, cope with stress and strong emotions, become more independent, take a look inside, and find some ways to help yourself feel more comfortable and more relaxed in high school – and better able to make friends, understand teachers, and get the grades you are capable of!
Galgorithm by Aaron Karo – After the girl of his dreams breaks his heart, Shane devises a mysterious formula called the Galgorithm and establishes himself as the resident dating guru at Kingsview High School. But his attempts to master the art of romance go outrageously awry.
Swept Away: A Sixteenth Summer Novel by Michelle Dalton – While volunteering for the summer at the local lighthouse in her hometown of Rocky Point, sixteen-year-old Mandy Sullivan falls for the grandson of a local artist, and as the two explore all the lovely adventures the seaside town has to offer, Mandy wonders if their relationship is more than a summer fling.