Hey teens and readers of teen fiction! Check out our great list of new titles that have hit the library shelves in the past 2 weeks. Some highlights include the latest volume in James Patterson’s Confessions series, a new Star Wars novel that is sure to get you excited for the upcoming movie, and a couple of Firefly graphic novels that are sure to please any die hard Browncoat. Make sure to search for your favorite titles, from the list below, using our catalog, and, as the holiday season approaches, make sure to check out our exciting line up of teen holiday programs!
The Murder of an Angel: The 4th Book in the Confessions Series by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – As she fights for the family company, Tandy Angel’s detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, forcing her to face the possibility that her stalker could be all in her head–or the very real danger that will finally bring her down.
Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig – As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance–now a fledgling New Republic–presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he’s taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders. Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world–war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is–or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be. Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top secret emergency summit–to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies–her technical-genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector–who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all.
Traffick: A sequel to Tricks by Ellen Hopkins – Five teenagers struggle to find their way out of prostitution.
City of Halves by Lucy Inglis – Sixteen-year-old Lily is a skilled computer hacker looking for the man who faked a passport for her mother when she is attacked by a two-headed dog and rescued by the Eldritche Regan who plunges her to a London she never knew existed–a world of magic and supernatural creatures that is beginning to invade the human world.
Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul – Mattie discovers surprising things about herself and her long-term best friends when she decides she has had enough of her self-imposed isolation from most of the school and two of her three friends, reconnects with her ex-boyfriend, and enjoys all the parties senior year has to offer.
The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 1: At the Edge of Empire by Daniel Kraus – The story follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages.
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly – A young woman in nineteenth-century New York City must struggle against gender and class boundaries when her father is found dead of a supposed suicide, and she believes there is more than meets the eye, so in order to uncover the truth she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk and lose.
The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond – It has been nearly seventy years since Hitler’s armies won the war, and sixteen-year-old Zara St. James lives in the Shenandoah hills, part of the Eastern American Territories, under the rule of the Nazis–but a resistance movement is growing, and Zara, who dreams of freedom, may be the key to its success.
Path of Stars: The 6th Book in the Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series by Erin Hunter – When the dangerous Slash takes Star Flower hostage, her mate Clear Sky must rally the other four clans to his side in order to save her.
Enchantment Lake: A Northwoods Mystery by Margi Preus – Francie, seventeen, leaves summer school and auditions in New York City for Enchantment Lake in the woods of northern Minnesota when her great-aunts call and ask for her help investigating a mystery that centers on a road no one wants built, and on the legendary treasure said to be under enchantment.
Harvey Milk: Pioneering Gay Politician by Corinne Grinapol – Traces the life and career of the Californian politician and activist, including his successful campaign bid for city supervisor in 1977, crusade for gay rights, and the legacy he left after his assassination.
Serenity, Firefly Class 03-K64, Volume 1: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad – The ragtag crew of Serenity–mercenaries, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute–pursue fast cash and a little peace along the fringes of space. On a scavenger mission that promises a big payoff, they realize too late that they are being played by an old enemy with a grudge.
Serenity, Firefly Class 03-K64, Volume 2: Better Days by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad – Mal and his crew take on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when one of Serenity’s crew is taken captive and tortured, the gang must put their enduring differences aside and work together to save one of their own, even if it means losing the cash prize of a lifetime!
Serenity, Firefly Class 03-K64, Volume 3: The Shepherd’s Tale by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, and Chris Samnee – One of Serenity’s greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd’s Tale, filling in the life of one of the show’s most beloved characters – Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup?
Serenity, Firefly Class 03-K64, Volume 4: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Fabio Moon, and Joss Whedon – In the film Serenity, outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire ‘verse the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister government–the Alliance. Here, in the official follow-up to the film, the crew has been in hiding since becoming everyone’s most wanted, and now they are forced to come out. River uncovers more secrets, leading these former Browncoats on a dangerous mission against the Alliance that, with hope, will bring them together again.
Secret Invasion by Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Yu – Secret invasion is here! The shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls has secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal: full-scale invasion.
Ms. Marvel, Volume 6: Ascension by Brian Reed, Paulo Siqueira, and Adriana Melo – In the days following the Secret Invasion, there is a death in the family. Brian Reed and Marcos Marz begin the tale of Ms. Marvel’s new life, post-Secret Invasion.
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Steve Whitaker, and Siobhan Dodds – V for Vendetta is a frightening and powerful story about the loss of freedom in a totalitarian England. Written against a background of third term Thatcherism and tabloid rants against minorites this is a work of startling clarity and intelligence. Everything that comics weren’t supposed to be.
Library of Souls: The 3rd Book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
The Murder of an Angel: The 4th Book in the Confessions Series by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Sword of Summer: The 1st Book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series by Rick Riordan
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephanie Meyer
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.