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Cristina Moracho
Description: "A girl returns to her small hometown in Maine seeking revenge for the death of her childhood best friend."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Melissa De la Cruz
Call Number: YA FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Tiffany D. Jackson
Description: Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn't say. Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn't really "home" -- no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home. There wasn't a point to setting the record straight before, but now she's got Ted -- and their unborn child -- to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Dana Schwartz
Description: Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It's a no-brainer: Nora is in! Unfortunately, Nora's mother, Alice, is less than thrilled about the trip. She worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter and her opinions haven't gone unnoticed. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!"
Call Number: YA FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Shaun David Hutchinson
Description: When his best friend-turned-boyfriend goes missing and seems to be remembered by nobody else, Ozzie begins to believe that the universe is shrinking and forges ties with a new friend while struggling to figure out what is happening.
Call Number: YA FIC Hut
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
editor Ameriie
Description: A collection of classic fairy tales and stories, from Medusa to Sherlock Holmes, retold from the villains' points of view by teams of authors and "BookTubers."
Call Number: YA FIC Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Kasie West
Description: When Autumn finds herself accidentally locked in the library all weekend with Dax, a loner with a bad reputaton, she is surprised at the connection that develops between them.
Call Number: YA FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Stephanie Garber, Rebecca Soler
Description: "Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Veronica Roth, Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
Description: On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not--their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world? Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra's currentgift gives her pain and power--something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother's hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive--no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive--or to destroy one another.
Call Number: YA FIC Rot
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Claudia Gray
Description: Teenaged soldier Noemi and an enemy robot, Abel, who is programmed to obey her commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save her home planet, Earth colony Genesis.
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Rhoda Belleza
Description: Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She'll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne. Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he's falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation - and his life. With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.
Call Number: YA FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn
Description: Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Elly Blake
Description: Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 081017
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Ashley Poston
Call Number: YA FIC Pos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Sara Zarr
Description: After their father returns unexpectedly, Gem organizes a short trip with her sister Dixie in order to avoid him.
Call Number: YA FIC Zar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Erin Gough
Description: Seventeen-year-old Delilah Green is doing her best to deal with a chaotic life--she is running the family café, The Flywheel, by herself because her father is on a vacation trying to get over his wife deserting him; she is getting flack at school because she is a lesbian, and one of the "in-girls" has started to come on to her, and she is hopelessly attracted to a girl named Rosa, who dances the flamenco outside the café every evening.
Call Number: YA FIC Gou
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Melissa Bashardoust
Description: "At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone--has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image, at her father's order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do--and who to be--to win back the only mother she's ever known...or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything--unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Adam Silvera
Description: Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But when Theo dies in a drowning accident, the future he's been imagining for himself is gone. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. As Griffin loses himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, the secrets he's been keeping are tearing him apart.
Call Number: YA FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Ashley Herring Blake
Description: "A small town pianist ponders a new life away from her embarassing mother when a beautiful girl shows up and changes everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Meredith Miller
Description: Aware of the secrets, indifference, and violence toward women that occur within their Long Island town, three girls begin fighting against the abuse and discrimination until an opportunity challenges their bonds and determination to leave.Ruth, Magda, and Isabel can see beneath the seemingly perfect exterior of Highbone, Long Island. They know each house is filled with secrets, indifference, and violence. Each girl has reached a breaking point. They are determined to fight every condescending comment, every unwelcome touch, and every lie they've been told. But they are keeping secrets from each other, and as they drift apart they might not be able to save each other-- or themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Maria Turtschaninoff
Description: As thirteen-year-old novice Maresi awaits the call to serve in one of the houses of the idyllic Red Abbey, a new arrival with a dark past requires Maresi to act in order to protect her new sister and the Abbey.
Call Number: YA FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Julie Murphy
Call Number: YA FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Sonia Belasco
Description: Damon and Melanie, two teenagers who have lost loved ones, meet and help each other grieve, but as their friendship deepens into romance, things get complicated fast.
Call Number: YA FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Lauren Karcz
Description: Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn't been able to paint anything worthwhile in the past year. Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is in a coma. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings. Despite Mercedes's creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate. At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she hasn't ever before. But Mercedes can't take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. Mercedes can't live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.
Call Number: YA FIC Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Erin Chack
Description: The Buzzfeed senior editor reflects on the highs and lows of the millennial experience, sharing such stories as escaping a bear attack and her battle with cancer at nineteen.
Call Number: YA B Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Jennifer E Smith
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Rebecca Barrow
Description: There's a box in the back of Audrey's closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she's never met, handed to her by the woman she's called Mom her whole life. Being adopted, though, is just one piece in the puzzle of Audrey's life -- the picture painstakingly put together by Audrey herself, consisting not only of the greatest family ever but of a snarky, loyal, sometimes infuriating best friend Rose, and a sweet, smart musician boyfriend, Julian. But when Audrey realizes that she's pregnant, she feels something -- a tightly sealed box in the closet corners of her heart -- crack open, spilling her dormant fears and unanswered questions all over the life she loves. Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey's situation made a choice, one that started Audrey's entire story. Now Audrey is paralyzed by her own what-ifs and terrified by the distance she feels growing between her and her best friend Rose. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder -- what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
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A Good Idea
Cristina Moracho
YA FIC Mor
Gem & Dixie
Sara Zarr
YA FIC Zar
Alex And Eliza : A Love Story
Melissa De la Cruz
YA FIC De L
Get It Together, Delilah
Erin Gough
YA FIC Gou
Allegedly : A Novel
Tiffany D. Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Girls Made Of Snow And Glass
Melissa Bashardoust
YA FIC ordered 091417
And We're Off
Dana Schwartz
YA FIC Sch
History Is All You Left Me
Adam Silvera
YA FIC Sil
At The Edge Of The Universe
Shaun David Hutchinson
YA FIC Hut
How To Make A Wish
Ashley Herring Blake
YA FIC Bla
Because You Love To Hate Me : 13 Tales Of Villainy
editor Ameriie
YA FIC Bec
Little Wrecks
Meredith Miller
YA FIC Mil
By Your Side
Kasie West
YA FIC Wes
Maresi
Maria Turtschaninoff
YA FIC Tur
Caraval [Audiobook]
Stephanie Garber, Rebecca Soler
YA FIC Gar
Ramona Blue
Julie Murphy
YA FIC Mur
Carve The Mark [Audiobook]
Veronica Roth, Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
YA FIC Rot
Speak Of Me As I Am
Sonia Belasco
YA FIC Bel
Defy The Stars
Claudia Gray
YA FIC Gra
The Gallery Of Unfinished Girls
Lauren Karcz
YA FIC Kar
Empress Of A Thousand Skies
Rhoda Belleza
YA FIC Bel
This Is Really Happening : True Stories
Erin Chack
YA B Cha
Feral Youth
Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn
YA FIC ordered 091417
Windfall
Jennifer E Smith
YA FIC Smi
Fireblood
Elly Blake
YA FIC ordered 081017
You Don't Know Me But I Know You
Rebecca Barrow
YA FIC Bar
Geekerella : A Fangirl Fairy Tale
Ashley Poston
YA FIC Pos
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho