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Olivia A. Cole
Description: Octavia has only ever had one goal: to follow in the footsteps of her parents and become a prestigious whitecoat, one of the scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. The secrets of the jungle's exotic plants and animals are protected fiercely in the labs by the Council of N'Terra, so when the rules suddenly change, allowing students inside, Octavia should be overjoyed. But something isn t right.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Karen Rivers
Description: While seventeen-year-old Sloane shares a drunken kiss with her best friend Piper's boyfriend Soup, Piper is murdered on a nearby beach, and over the next few days, Sloane and Soup are left reliving their past moments with Piper, wondering if they are responsible for her death and figuring out how to move on without her.
Call Number: YA FIC Riv
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2018
Amanda Hocking
Description: As one of Odin's Valkyries, Malin's greatest responsibility is to slay immortals and return them to the underworld. But when she unearths a secret that could unravel the balance of all she knows, Malin must decide where her loyalties lie and if helping the blue-eyed boy Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk to the world and her heart.
Call Number: YA FIC Hoc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Arvin Ahmadi
Description: His friends know what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott Ferdowsi can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With his parents pushing him to settle on a "practical" career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, seeking guidance from a famous psychologist who claims to know the secret to success. He meets Fiora Buchanan, a ballsy college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. Now Scott is sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo, and even giving the crossword thing a try. Will he be able to find out who he is-- and who he wants to be?
Call Number: YA FIC Ahm
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2018
Lyndsay Ely
Description: In a post-Second Civil War lawless West, sharpshooter Serendipity "Pity" Jones stars in, and lives at, the Theater Vespertine, but there is a dark cost to her freedom that Pity may not be willing to pay.
Call Number: YA FIC Ely
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, John Jennings
Description: The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.
Call Number: YA FIC Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Ink
Alice Broadway
Description: In Saintstone everyone gets tattoos recording their deeds from birth until death, and the ink lets every other citizen know your triumphs as well as your sins; so when Leora's father dies and she sees glimpses a symbol of a horrible crime on the back of his neck she is horrified, and sure it is a mistake--and in her efforts to find out the truth she discovers the lengths that Saintstone will go to preserve its "perfect" society.
Call Number: YA FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Bailee Madison, Stefne Miller
Description: Overwhelmed by the mystery and turmoil of her twin sister's disappearance, Payton struggles with the reality of being the one left behind. Especially since she's unable to remember even the largest detail of what happened the day Dylan vanished. When sudden reckless outbursts throw her from the graces of popularity she worked so hard to achieve, Payton finds herself befriending the people on the outskirts--including her sister's old boyfriend, Cole, who she is growing closer to every day. When new clues are unearthed following the disappearances of two girls who look eerily similar to Dylan, Payton is determined to find her sister. And the more Payton pries open her blocked memories in an attempt to find answers, the farther down the path of danger she heads. As the darkness surrounding her sister's disappearance grows, and the truth of what really happened begins to surface, Payton's search might cost her everything.
Call Number: YA FIC Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 7, 2018
Leah Konen
Description: A twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet and perhaps change their minds about love on a train ride to Upstate New York in the middle of a snowstorm.
Call Number: YA FIC Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Samira Ahmed
Description: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.
Call Number: YA FIC Ahm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Kasie West
Description: Aspiring artist Abby decides that in order to give her art "more heart" she will complete a list of tasks over the summer, ranging from facing a fear to falling in love, but she soon finds the list more difficult than she imagined.
Call Number: YA FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Harriet Hyman Alonso, Elizabeth Zunon
Description: When the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law passes, thirteen-year-old Martha, the daughter of abolitionists living in Connecticut, embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she travels south to save her kidnapped adopted brother Jake, the orphan of a runaway slave.
Call Number: YA FIC Alo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 7, 2018
Katie Cotugno, Nina LaCour, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Katharine McGee, Sara Shepard
Description: A collection of short stories exploring the moment when a couple meets for the first time--from an African American girl in upstate New York who simultaneously finds a prom dress and a date to a transgender girl who confronts the student blocking her right to use the school restroom.
Call Number: YA FIC Mee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Lianne Oelke
Description: Jane Sinner, a 17-year-old dropout, sets out to redefine herself through a series of schemes and stunts, including participating in a low-budget reality TV show at her local community college.
Call Number: YA FIC Oel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Lily Anderson
Description: Elliot is very clear on what she isn't going to do this summer: She isn't going to stay home in Sacramento. She isn't going to mock trial camp at UCLA. And she certainly isn't going to the Air Force summer program on her mom's base in Colorado Springs. As cool as it would be to live-action-role-play Ender's Game, Ellie's seen three generations of her family go through USAF boot camp up close, and she knows that it's much less Luke/Yoda/"feel the force," and much more one hundred push-ups on three days of no sleep. What she IS going to do is pack up her determination, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and run away to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College--the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program, and her dream school. She's also going to start over as Ever Lawrence: a new name for her new beginning. She's even excited spend her summer with the other nerds and weirdos in the competition, like her socially-awkward roommate with neon-yellow hair, and a boy who seriously writes on a typewriter and is way cuter than is comfortable or acceptable. The only problem with her excellent plan to secretly win the scholarship and a ticket to her future: her golden-child, super-genius cousin Isaiah has had the same idea, and has shown up at Rayevich smugly ready to steal her dreams and expose her fraud in the process."--Jacket flap.
Call Number: YA FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2018
Chris Bradford
Description: As the son of a British bodyguard who sacrificed his life in the line of duty, teenage kickboxing champion Connor Reeves is proud to join the ranks of a top-secret young bodyguard squad, but his first assignment, to guard the First Daughter, may test his limits.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Katie McGarry
Description: Drix and Elle come from different backgrounds and different worlds. He was convicted of a crime he didn't commit; she's the governor's daughter. They try to find what connects them and break past the odds to, maybe, be together while finding their own independence from their pasts and their families' expectations.
Call Number: YA FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 7, 2018
Liana Liu
Description: When Mei arrives at the beautiful home on Arrow Island, she can't help feeling relieved. She's happy to spend the summer tutoring a rich man's daughter if it means a break from her normal life - her needy mother, her deliquent brother, their tiny apartment in the city. And Ella Morison seems like an easy charge, sweet and well behaved. It may not be the most exciting job, but at least it'll be drama-free. Or so Mei thinks. What she doesn't know is that something is very wrong in the Morison household. Though Mei tries to focus on her duties, she becomes increasingly distracted by the family's problems and her own complicated feelings for Ella's brother, Henry. But most disturbing of all are the unexplained noises she hears at night, the howling and thumping and cries. Mei is a sensible girl. She isn't superstitious; she doesn't believe in ghosts. Yet she can't shake her fear that there is danger lurking in the shadows of this beautiful house, a darkness that could destroy the family inside and out and Mei along with them.
Call Number: YA FIC Liu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Holly Black
Description: Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Angelo Surmelis
Description: Seventeen-year-old Evan struggles to deal with his mother's abuse and his new feelings for his friend Henry.Evan Panos's strict immigrant Greek mother sees him as a disappointment. His workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend, Henry, has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. His only escape is drawing, in an abandoned monastery that feels as lonely as he is. And Henry makes Evan believe that he deserves more than his mother's harsh words and terrifying abuse. As things escalate, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by being silent.
Call Number: YA FIC Sur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2018
NoNieqa Ramos
Description: Fifteen-year-old Macy, officially labeled "disturbed" by her school, records her impressions of her rough neighborhood and home life as she tries to rescue her brother from Child Protective Services, win back her overachieving best friend after a fight, and figure out whether to tell her incarcerated father about her mother's cheating.
Call Number: FIC Ram
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2018
Mechthild Gläser, Romy Fursland
Description: Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her-- and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school- the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter- becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.
Call Number: FIC Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Amber Smith
Description: When her mother is arrested for killing Brooke's abusive father, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family's violence and dysfunction."
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 6, 2018
Laura Creedle
Description: When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, who has Asperger's, she's intrigued. Abelard seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn't hurt that he's brilliant and beautiful. When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?
Call Number: YA FIC Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2018
Rebecca Ross
Description: When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in the southern kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions - art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge - Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna's greatest fear comes true: she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana - the rival kingdom of Valenia - and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved, some closer to Brienna than she realizes. With war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to - passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. Who will be that queen?
Call Number: YA FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Sarah Fine
Description: Using fire and ice magic, Elli and Ansa battle for control in this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen books.
Call Number: YA FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2018
Natalie C. Parker
Description: These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don't want to miss.
Call Number: YA FIC Thr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 7, 2018
Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Description: Scholar Jules Addison and scavenger Amelia Radcliffe join forces to unravel secrets of a long-extinct civilization, only to discover something that could spell the end of the human race.
Call Number: YA FIC Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 7, 2018
Janel Kolby
Description: For as long as she can remember, Rain's home has been among the Winterfolk, a group of homeless people living outside Seattle. When she discovers that the city plans to sweep out the Winterfolk's camp, her world is shattered.
Call Number: YA FIC Kol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings
Description: Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she's just Andi, their friend and fearless leader. But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder's all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation-and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's past. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two. Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their ship-or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.
Call Number: YA FIC Als
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2018
Sadie Robertson, Beth Clark
Description: Are you tired of the struggle? Tired of fear, loneliness, anxiety, and not knowing who you are or what you're meant to do? Sadie Robertson shares her story of overcoming anxiety and fear. Sadie battled insecurity, comparison, and isolation. Then she went on a journey of transformation that has left her living a fearless life. You'll discover how you can embrace a fearless life too. Join Sadie on the road toward power, passion, and purpose as you live at the center of who God created you to be!
Call Number: YA 248.833 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2018
Sara Saedi
Description: At 13, Sara Saedi uncovered the family secret they were undocumented. Only 2 years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted an after-school job, but didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. She desperately wanted a green card, along with clear skin, her own car, and a boyfriend. Sara pivots gracefully from the terrifying prospect that she might be kicked out of the country to the almost-as-terrifying possibility that she might be the only one without a date to the prom.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Sae
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 14, 2018
Sara Saedi
Description: At 13, Sara Saedi uncovered the family secret they were undocumented. Only 2 years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted an after-school job, but didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. She desperately wanted a green card, along with clear skin, her own car, and a boyfriend. Sara pivots gracefully from the terrifying prospect that she might be kicked out of the country to the almost-as-terrifying possibility that she might be the only one without a date to the prom.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Sae
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 14, 2018
Larry Dane Brimner
Description: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
Call Number: YA 323.1196 Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Mike Henry
Description: Looks at each of the country's leaders approach to the year's biggest holiday season and some of the traditions they started.
Call Number: YA 973.09 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Description: An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change.
Call Number: YA B Abd Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
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A Conspiracy Of Stars
Olivia A. Cole
YA FIC Col
The Cruel Prince
Holly Black
YA FIC Bla
All That Was
Karen Rivers
YA FIC Riv
The Dangerous Art Of Blending In
Angelo Surmelis
YA FIC Sur
Between The Blade And The Heart
Amanda Hocking
YA FIC Hoc
The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary
NoNieqa Ramos
FIC Ram
Down And Across
Arvin Ahmadi
YA FIC Ahm
The Forgotten Book
Mechthild Gläser, Romy Fursland
FIC Gla
Gunslinger Girl
Lyndsay Ely
YA FIC Ely
The Last To Let Go
Amber Smith
YA FIC Smi
I Am Alfonso Jones
Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, John Jennings
YA FIC Med
The Love Letters Of Abelard And Lily
Laura Creedle
YA FIC Cre
Ink
Alice Broadway
YA FIC Bro
The Queen's Rising
Rebecca Ross
YA FIC Ros
Losing Brave
Bailee Madison, Stefne Miller
YA FIC Mad
The True Queen
Sarah Fine
YA FIC Fin
Love & Other Train Wrecks
Leah Konen
YA FIC Kon
Three Sides Of A Heart : Stories About Love Triangles
Natalie C. Parker
YA FIC Thr
Love, Hate & Other Filters
Samira Ahmed
YA FIC Ahm
Unearthed
Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
YA FIC Kau
Love, Life, And The List
Kasie West
YA FIC Wes
Winterfolk
Janel Kolby
YA FIC Kol
Martha And The Slave Catchers
Harriet Hyman Alonso, Elizabeth Zunon
YA FIC Alo
Zenith
Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings
YA FIC Als
Meet Cute
Katie Cotugno, Nina LaCour, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Katharine McGee, Sara Shepard
YA FIC Mee
Live Fearless : A Call To Power, Passion, And Purpose
Sadie Robertson, Beth Clark
YA 248.833 Rob
Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Lianne Oelke
YA FIC Oel
Americanized : Rebel Without A Green Card : A Memoir
Sara Saedi
YA 305.8 Sae
Not Now, Not Ever
Lily Anderson
YA FIC And
Americanized : Rebel Without A Green Card : A Memoir
Sara Saedi
YA 305.8 Sae
Recruit
Chris Bradford
YA FIC Bra
Twelve Days In May : Freedom Ride 1961
Larry Dane Brimner
YA 323.1196 Bri
Say You'll Remember Me
Katie McGarry
YA FIC McG
Christmas With The Presidents
Mike Henry
YA 973.09 Hen
Shadow Girl
Liana Liu
YA FIC Liu
Becoming Kareem : Growing Up On And Off The Court
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
YA B Abd Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem