New Books are Busting Out All Over…

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Regular teenager one day, demon-hunter the next, Kali is just lucky nobody in her family is around to notice bloody clothes and other signs of periodic disappearance. But when Kali sees one of her classmates marked for demon-destruction, she has to do something and would, right away, if it wasn’t the wrong day… Starts a series.

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

 

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Cassie discovers she isn’t the only one with a ‘natural’ ability to read people when the FBI taps her to help a whole group of teens solve old homicide cases. But not all the cases are in the past and maybe not all the teens are quite what they seem. Suddenly, danger looms for all of the them and the Naturals might have to use everything they know just to survive.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

 

Never Come Back by David Bell

Full of family secrets, this is a psychological drama in which a girl named Elizabeth has to handle the grief of her mother’s death, defend her troubled brother as the primary suspect, and sort out how her mother’s will could have named someone other than her – a different person named Elizabeth.

Never Come Back by David Bell

 

The Beast of Noor by Janet Lee Carey

Centuries ago, a loyal dog was betrayed by his master and set to roam the dark woods, terrorizing the villages nearby. Now, Miles and Hanna Ferrell want to correct the damage done by their ancestors and must cross into the monster’s realm to do it.

The Beast of Noor by Janet Lee Carey

 

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

Accused of witchcraft, Tess must escape her village (and, not incidentally, her brutal father,) taking refuge with a handsome blacksmith on the edge of the Dragonswood. Home to dragons and fairies, Tess is irresistibly drawn into the forbidden Dragonswood where she might discover just what her role will be in the deteriorating truce between the magical creatures of her country.

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

 

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Katharine will be rich if her crazy uncle doesn’t squander the family’s fortune away. But when she is sent to sort him out, Katharine discovers a brilliant (though still possibly lunatic) inventor who is generously employing the cast-aways of London’s poor houses. That, along with a love affair, muddies her confidence about the future of her own life.

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

 

The Social Code by Sadie Hayes

The softward industry of Silicon Valley offers the possibility of instant fame and fortune. Of the twins Amelia and Adam, Amelia is the laboratory rat and Adam is the ambition, wanting what the next good idea can move for his bank account and his love life. But what – and who – do you have to sacrifice in the game for everything?

The Social Code by Sadie Hayes

 

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Some of the teens of Beau Rivage are destined to live out their fairy tale destinies – and curses – again and again, including Mira who keeps pricking her finger and falling asleep. But she’s not interested in being rescued by a prince. What will be the alternatives?

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

 

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

In a boys boarding school in Maine after his mother’s death,  Jack meets Early who has an obsession with the number pi and folk tales of bears and rattlesnakes. On a quest together, the boys follow the course of pi, track the black bear, and discover things about friendship, each other, and themselves.

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

 

Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast

Outcast Ella has nothing she’s happy about but her art until she meets Samir, a Palestinian boy in her art class. Asked to contribute to a contest, Ella’s entry is so controversial that she is in danger of serving jail time. Covering lots of ground, this story in verse provides a slightly different kind of heroine to the YA field.

Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast

 

Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron

In this fantasy action-adventure tale, Barron expands the realm of ancient settings to include Atlantis, the legendary island where magic continued to survive when the rest of the world became ordinary.  The boy Promi and his friend Atlanta, both marked in their own way by prophecy, will fight in both human and spirit realms to save the world they love – and maybe create a new one.

Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron

 

Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick

Beginning in the future and moving back in time, these seven stories, at first glance connected only by their location on the Scandinavian island of Blessing, are ultimately bound together by a plant, secrets, power, passion, and the primal force of love.

Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick

 

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Alex Woods’ childhood has been marked in strange ways, mostly be a meteorite that struck him when he was ten years old. Yet Alex is determined to make something of his life, even after he is stopped at customs with pot and an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat.

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

 

 Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

Ellie is pregnant from a one-night hook-up but the crisis reverberates far beyond her and her baby. Told from the perspective of Ellie and three friends, no one’s life will ever be exactly the same.

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

 

Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles

A follow up to Jumping Off Swings, this book takes Josh through his senior year, isolated from his home and friends and struggling with the guilt of what happened with Ellie.

Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles

 

Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Andrew Winston Winters is two different people, one struggling in the present – a remote Vermont boarding school – and one both hiding from and immersed in something very dark from his past. The story of Andrew’s battle is intense, illuminated by a number of interesting secondary characters, and ultimately providing a satisfying connection of all the loose ends.

Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

 

The Girl’s Guide to Rocking by Jessica Hopper

This book provides all the information a girl needs to start rocking from selecting an instrument, working with band members, and writing songs to scheduling gigs and soundproofing a practice space. Plus interesting facts and stories about female rockers and a great, accessible layout.

The Girl’s Guide to Rocking by Jessica Hopper

 

Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine

Almost fifteen years ago, a Japanese Holocaust museam received an empty suitcase from Auschwitz with the name ‘Hana Brady’ on the outside. Their search to ‘fill the suitcase’ with Hana’s story is the basis for this award-winning book now celebrating ten years in print.

Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine

 

 

 

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