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David Levithan
Description: 9 Love Songs was born from Levithan's tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine's Day, and this collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction and a story in verse, there's something for every reader. Witty, romantic and honest, this very special collection will appeal to both teenagers and adults, not only on Valentine's Day, but all year round.
Call Number: YA FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Holly Jackson
Description: "Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger." --amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Mildred D. Taylor
Description: "Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years." --Goodreads.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Tay
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Adalyn Grace
Description: "As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer--the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it's never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy's dangerous soul magic. When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he'll help her prove she's fit to rule, if she'll help him reclaim his stolen magic. But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder--and more peril--than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she'll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected... or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever."--Jacket flap.
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Diana Urban
Description: "What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it's a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill ... or else everyone dies. Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they're all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor's ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Urb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Joanna Ruth Meyer
Description: It has always been Eda's dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, she's convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown. Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that he's trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Jennifer Iacopelli
Description: "Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics. A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She's made the United States' gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She's on top of the world. The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they trusted most--but not all the gymnasts are as supportive. With the team on the verge of collapse, the one bright spot in training is Leo, her new coach's ridiculously cute son. And while Audrey probably (okay, definitely) shouldn't date him until after the games, would it really be the end of the world? Balancing the tenuous relationship between her teammates with unparalleled expectations, Audrey doesn't need any more distractions. No matter what it takes, she's not going to let anyone bring them down. But with painful revelations, incredible odds, and the very real possibility of falling at every turn, will Audrey's determination be enough?"--From jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Iac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Cassandra Clare
Description: "Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else. But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero." --amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Tomi Adeyemi
Description: After Zélie and Amari bring magic back to the land of Orïsha, the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, forcing Zélie to fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 011019
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 9, 2019
Anna-Marie McLemore
Description: "Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves. Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva's feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever's history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there's more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: YA FIC McL
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Caitlin Davies
Description: In the present, Other Neferet has far from given up her goal of immortality and world domination. As she operates in secret, the new High Priestess, Anastasia Lankford, works toward gaining peace for the Other World vampyres. But just as Other Kevin's broken heart will take time to heal, peace will also take time and work, and not all of the Other World vampyres want peace. Why should they return to being shunned by humans, especially when they've had a taste of power?
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Hannah Capin
Description: "Jade and her friends Jenny, Mads, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Jade's sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Jade as their next target. They picked the wrong girl. Sworn to vengeance, Jade transfers to St. Andrew’s Prep. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She'll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school's hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly." --amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Cap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Akemi Dawn Bowman
Description: With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, Harley Milano spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform. She has dreams she would be up there herself one day, but her parents insist she go to school instead. Harley joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion, and collaboration. At the same time, she comes to terms with the truth of her family, her past, and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams.
Call Number: YA FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Maria Padian
Description: Since her Marine father died in Iraq six years ago, Izzy Crawford and her mother have moved to a new town nearly every year. When their small family arrives in Virginia during her junior year, all Izzy's dreams start clicking into place. She likes her new school. And best of all: Izzy's family has been selected by Habitat for Humanity to build and move into a brand-new house. Izzy is this close to the community and permanence she's been searching for... until all the secret pieces of her life begin to collide. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Pad
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Tahereh Mafi
Description: Juliette Ferrars. Ella Sommers. Which is the truth and which is the lie? Now that Ella knows who Juliette is and what she was created for, things have only become more complicated. As she struggles to understand the past that haunts her and looks to a future more uncertain than ever, the lines between right and wrong -- between Ella and Juliette -- blur. And with old enemies looming, her destiny may not be her own to control. The day of reckoning for the Reestablishment is coming. But she may not get to choose what side she fights on.
Call Number: YA FIC Maf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Cammie McGovern
Description: "David Scheinman is the popular, smart president of his senior class. He's also sick--he's been battling cystic fibrosis his whole life. His family, friends, and girlfriend insist that he'll be fine--even when the doctor tells him he'll need a lung transplant. David has never felt like his future was truly in jeopardy until now. And the lack of honesty from the people around him has made him feel more alone than ever. Jamie Turner is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression and unable to relate to any of her former friends. She and David have never officialy met until the day she finds him struggling to breath in his hospital room while she's volunteering. When David reaches out to Jamie after he recovers, she's wary. She can't imagine why a guy like him would want to talk to her. As their friendship begins to turn into something more, they find that they're able to be themselves around each other in a way they can't around anyone else. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts--and their time for honesty may be running out." -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Abigail Hing Wen
Description: When Ever Wong's parents sent her away for the summer, she's expecting Chien Tan: a strict, educational immersion program in Taiwan. Instead, she finds the infamous "Loveboat." There, Ever is surrounded by prodigies, like Rick Woo, Chinese American wonder boy and longtime bane of her existence; Ever's roommate, the confident and clever Sophia Ha, as glamorous as she is sharp; and the intimidatingly cool Xavier Yeh, heir to an international tech empire. But her classmates are more interested in the nonstop Taipei nightlife than anything to do with the curriculum. Hookups abound, snake-blood sake flows, and adult supervision is nonexistent. For the first time ever, Ever is discovering what freedom tastes like and it's exhilarating. But summer will end and Ever will be back to her parents and the future they've planned for her. Will she let this glimpse of freedom go -- or will Loveboat give her the courage to pursue the future she dreams of, and the Ever Wong she wants to be?
Call Number: YA FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Sarah (Television writer) Watson
Description: Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since kindergarten. In senior year they're facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. They have one another's backs through every new love, breakup, stumble, and success. Fast forward to 2049, as the first woman president of the United States waits to be sworn in-- and reflects back on that senior year in which they vie for the attention of the same guy.
Call Number: YA FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
L. R. (Lamar R.) Giles
Description: High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.
Call Number: YA FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Katherine Webber
Description: As often as possible high school senior Reiko Smith-Mori drives to the nearby California desert to escape from the increasingly claustrophobic life at home and her parents' expectations, and there she meets Seth Rogers, a boy from school who shares her love of the desert but also wants a closer relationship with Reiko, which is just adding to her problems--because Reiko has a secret: in her mind her older sister, Mika, who died years ago, is always with her, at home and school, and she has never allowed herself to say good-bye.
Call Number: YA FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Ryan La Sala
Description: "All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can't remember anything since an accident robbed him of his memories a few weeks ago. And the world feels different―reality itself seems different. So when three of his classmates claim to be his friends and the only people who can tell him what's truly going on, he doesn't know what to believe or who he can trust. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere―the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery―Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident, and only he can stop their world from unraveling." --From jacket
Call Number: YA FIC La S
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Sarah (Author) Kuhn, Nicole Goux, Cris Peter, Janice Chiang, Saida Temofonte
Description: Cassandra Cain is the daughter of super-villains and a living weapon trained to be the ultimate assassin, but when her father threatens the world she has grown to love, she will have to overcome that voice inside her head telling her she can never be a hero.
Call Number: YA FIC Kuh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Daniel José Older
Description: A war is brewing among the different Houses, some of Sierra's shadowshapers are still in jail, and the House of Shadow and Light has been getting threatening messages from whisper wraiths, and even though one spy was exposed Sierra is not quite sure who she can trust--but the deal with Death made by one of her ancestors has given her power, and she will need to control it and confront her family's past if she has any hope of saving the future.
Call Number: YA FIC Old
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Ransom Riggs
Description: "With his dying words, H---Jacob's final connection to his grandfather Abes's secret life--entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known as V" taken from jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Rig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Phil Stamper
Description: When his volatile father is picked to become an astronaut for NASA's mission to Mars, seventeen-year-old Cal, an aspiring journalist, reluctantly moves from Brooklyn to Houston, Texas, and looks for a story to report, finding an ally (and crush) in Jeremy, the son of another astronaut.
Call Number: YA FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Meredith Tate
Description: When band-geek Ivy and her friends get together, things start with a rousing board game and end with arguments about Star Wars. Her older sister Autumn, aloof and tough as nails, hasn't had real friends in years. After a drug deal gone wrong, Autumn is beaten, bound, and held hostage. Now, trapped between life and death, she leaves her body, seeking help. No one can sense her presence-- except Ivy. As she follows a string of clues that bring her closer to rescuing her sister-- and closer to danger-- finding Autumn means untangling the secrets about what Autumn has been hiding. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Tat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Melissa Albert, Jim Tierney
Description: With the help of Ellery Finch, Alice Proserpine was able to escape the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother's dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland's survivors--and their deaths may have a darker purpose. In the winking-out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and a way back home. --adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
Melanie Dickerson, Jude (Jude Adam) Mason
Description: This reimagining of the Pied Piper tale follows Katerina as she attempts to locate her town's missing children while battling her stepfather's dark presence.
Call Number: YA FIC Dic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 29, 2020
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19 Love Songs
David Levithan
YA FIC Lev
Imagine Me
Tahereh Mafi
YA FIC Maf
A Good Girl's Guide To Murder
Holly Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Just Breathe
Cammie McGovern
YA FIC McG
All The Days Past, All The Days To Come
Mildred D. Taylor
YA FIC Tay
Loveboat, Taipei
Abigail Hing Wen
YA FIC Wen
All The Stars And Teeth
Adalyn Grace
YA FIC Gra
Most Likely
Sarah (Television writer) Watson
YA FIC Wat
All Your Twisted Secrets
Diana Urban
YA FIC Urb
Not So Pure And Simple
L. R. (Lamar R.) Giles
YA FIC Gil
Beyond The Shadowed Earth
Joanna Ruth Meyer
YA FIC Mey
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Katherine Webber
YA FIC Web
Break The Fall
Jennifer Iacopelli
YA FIC Iac
Reverie
Ryan La Sala
YA FIC La S
Chain Of Gold
Cassandra Clare
YA FIC Cla
Shadow Of The Batgirl
Sarah (Author) Kuhn, Nicole Goux, Cris Peter, Janice Chiang, Saida Temofonte
YA FIC Kuh
Children Of Virtue And Vengeance
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC ordered 011019
Shadowshaper Legacy
Daniel José Older
YA FIC Old
Dark And Deepest Red
Anna-Marie McLemore
YA FIC McL
The Conference Of The Birds
Ransom Riggs
YA FIC Rig
Forgotten [Audiobook]
P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Caitlin Davies
YA FIC Cas
The Gravity Of Us
Phil Stamper
YA FIC Sta
Foul Is Fair
Hannah Capin
YA FIC Cap
The Last Confession Of Autumn Casterly
Meredith Tate
YA FIC Tat
Harley In The Sky
Akemi Dawn Bowman
YA FIC Bow
The Night Country : A Hazel Wood Novel
Melissa Albert, Jim Tierney
YA FIC Alb
How To Build A Heart
Maria Padian
YA FIC Pad
The Piper's Pursuit [Audiobook]
Melanie Dickerson, Jude (Jude Adam) Mason
YA FIC Dic