• New Arrivals

    • Age of Wonders : Exploring the World of Science Fiction
      Hartwell, David G.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 24, 2017
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism
      Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction gives an insider's view of the strange and wonderful world of science fiction, by one of the most respected editors in the field, David G. Hartwell (1941-2016).David G. Hartwell edited science fiction and fantasy for over twenty years. In that time, he worked with acclaimed and popular writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, L.E. Modesitt, Terry Bisson, Lisa Goldstein, and Philip Jose Farmer, and discovered hot new talents like Kathleen Ann Goonan and Patrick O'Leary. Now in Age of Wonder, Hartwell describes the field he loved, worked in, and shaped as editor, critic, and anthologist.Like those other American art forms, jazz, comics, and rock 'n' roll, science fiction is the product of a rich and fascinating subculture. Age of Wonder is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike.Age of Wonder remains "the landmark work" Roger Zelazny called the first edition. The book contains sections that offer advice on teaching courses in science fiction, disquisitions on the controversial subgenre of hard SF, and practical explanations of the economics of publishing science fiction and fantasy. Age of Wonder still lives up to Hugo and Nebula Award winner Vonda McIntyre's description: "An entertaining and provocative book that will inspire discussion and argument for years to come."At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Invisible : A Ghostly Mystery
      Wahl, Mats
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 26, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      Told from alternate viewpoints, this gripping mystery follows Hilmer Eriksson, a Swedish teenager who, after being assaulted and murdered, returns as a ghost to find his killer.… More
    • Treasure Island
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Norby, Lisa
      Treasure Island
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Norby, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: November 10, 2010
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Adventure
      An innkeeper's son finds a treasure map that leads him to a pirate's fortune.… More
    • Chasing Truth
      Eleanor Ames
      Cross, Julie
      Chasing Truth
      Eleanor Ames
      Cross, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      "An enjoyably twisty, romantic, and thoughtful prep-school mystery." -Kirkus ReviewsAt Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden.When former con artist Eleanor Ames’ homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions. Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer.The Eleanor Ames series is best enjoyed in order.Reading Order:Book #1 Chasing TruthBook #2 Hiding Lies… More
    • Something Like Fate
      Colasanti, Susane
      Something Like Fate
      Colasanti, Susane
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 4, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Best friends Lani and Erin couldn’t be more different. Lani’s reserved and thoughtful; Erin’s bubbly and outgoing. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. There’s no possible way they could be interested in the same guy. So when Erin starts dating Jason, Lani can’t believe she feels such a deep connection with him—and it may be mutual. The more Lani fights it, the more certain she feels that it’s her fate to be with Jason. But what do you do when the love of your life is the one person you can’t have?Watch a Video… More
    • Where You'll Find Me
      Friend, Natasha
      Where You'll Find Me
      Friend, Natasha
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      Struggling to cope with her former best friend's abandonment and her mother's suicide attempt, an eighth-grade girl works to reconnect with her estranged father and a new stepsibling while finding friends in unexpected places. By the award-winning author of For Keeps. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Gumbo : Celebration of African American Writers
      Golden, Marita, Harris, E. Lynn
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 14, 2003
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Short Stories
      A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising stars.Not since Terry McMillan’s Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. A stellar collection of works from more than fifty hot names in fiction, Gumbo represents remarkable synergy. Edited by bestselling luminaries Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, this collection spans new and previously published tales of love and luck, inspiration and violation, hip new worlds and hallowed heritage from voices such as:• Edwidge Danticat• Eric Jerome Dickey• Kenji Jasper• John Edgar Wideman• Terry McMillan• David Anthony Durham• Bertice Berry…and many, many moreAlso featuring original stories by Golden and Harris themselves, Gumbo heralds the debut of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for Published Black Writers (scheduled for October 2002), and all advances and royalties from the book will support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Combining authors with a variety of flavorful writing, Gumbo will have readers clamoring for second helpings.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Exile for Dreamers
      Stranje House
      Baldwin, Kathleen
      Exile for Dreamers
      Stranje House
      Baldwin, Kathleen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 24, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      Haunted by terrifying prophetic dreams that cause her to fear she is destined to suffer the same fate as her insane mother, Tess, assisted by the young ladies of Stranje House, begins a desperate effort to save her friends and the man she loves from Lady Daneska and the Ghost-agent of Napoleon. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • After the Fall
      Hart, Kate
      After the Fall
      Hart, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 24, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Traumatized by a peer assault, 17-year-old Raychel suffers from nightmares and finds solace in a close friendship with overachiever Matt, who is unaware that she has been sleeping with his slacker brother, Andrew. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      The future waits for no one.In this new world, speed and efficiency are everything, and the populace zooms along in a perpetually stimulated haze. Angela thinks she's the only person in her family—maybe the only person on the planet—who sees anything wrong with this picture. But the truth is she's not alone.Angela finds herself recruited into a resistance movement where the key to rebellion is taking things slow. In their secret underground hideout, they create a life unplugged from the rapid-fire culture outside. Can they free the rest of the world before the powers that be shut down their utopian experiment? From revolutionary and award-winning playwright Adam Rapp and veteran cartoonist and animator Mike Cavallaro comes Decelerate Blue, a dark, breath-taking new vision of an all-too-plausible future for America.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • Lockdown : Escape from Furnace 1
      Escape from Furnace
      Smith, Alexander Gordon
      Lockdown : Escape from Furnace 1
      Escape from Furnace
      Smith, Alexander Gordon
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 27, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure
      Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, "new fish" Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison. Together with a bunch of inmates-some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers-Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace's deeper, darker purpose, Alex's actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that's hidden from the eyes of the world. … More
    • Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
      Oakes, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 9, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Religious Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      **THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED SACRED LIES, NOW STREAMING ON FACEBOOK WATCH**A Morris Award finalist and Golden Kite Honor Book! A hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in yourself.  The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something—but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.Gorgeously written, breathlessly page-turning and sprinkled with moments of unexpected humor, this harrowing debut is perfect for readers of Emily Murdoch's If You Find Me and Nova Ren Suma's The Walls Around Us, as well as for fans of Orange is the New Black.… More
    • Sad Perfect
      Elliot, Stephanie
      Sad Perfect
      Elliot, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can’t eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having a monster inside of her, one that dictates what she can eat, what she does and who she socializes with. This monster is growing and controlling more than just her food issues – it’s causing anxiety, depression and thoughts that she doesn’t want to have. When she falls crazy-mad in love with Ben, she hides her disorder from him, pretending that she’s fine. At first, everything really does feel like it’s getting better with him around, so she stops taking her anxiety and depression medication. And that's when the monster really takes over her life. Just as everything seems lost and hopeless, Pea finds in her family, best friend, and Ben the support and strength that she needs to learn that her eating disorder doesn’t have to control her. SAD PERFECT is a heart-wrenching debut from Stephanie Elliot.A Margaret Ferguson Book… More
    • Girl in the Blue Coat
      Hesse, Monica
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 5, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      A grief-stricken procurer of black-market goods in World War II-era Amsterdam is compelled to help a desperate neighbor track down a missing Jewish teen who had been hiding from the Nazis. Simultaneous eBook. 30,000 first printing.… More
    • Caraval
      Caraval
      Garber, Stephanie
      Caraval
      Caraval
      Garber, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 31, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      The acclaimed New York Times bestseller! Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of the unbreakable bond between two sisters. It’s the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world...Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, 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, 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.Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away.New York Times bestseller#1 IndieNext PickPublishers Weekly Flying StartEntertainment Weekly Best 10 YA Books of 2017Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the YearAmazon Best Book of the YearBarnes & Noble Best Book of the YearBuzzFeed Best Book of the Year“The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus. Grade: A-.” —Entertainment Weekly“Impressive, original, wondrous.” —USA Today“Spellbinding.” —US Weekly“Magnificent.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review“I lost myself in this world.” —Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes“Beautifully written.” —Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn“Shimmers with magic.” —Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Curse“Darkly enchanting.” —Kiersten White, author of And I Darken“Decadent.” —Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen“Like stepping into a living dream.” —Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon“Destined to capture imaginations.” —Kirkus Reviews“Ideal for fans of The Night Circus, Stardust, and The Hunger Games.” —School Library Journal… More
    • Pretty Girl-13
      Coley, Liz
      Pretty Girl-13
      Coley, Liz
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: March 19, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      Reminiscent of the Elizabeth Smart case, Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological thriller about a girl who must piece together the mystery of her kidnapping and abuse. Perfect for fans of books like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why , Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl , and Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton series, Pretty Girl-13 is a haunting yet ultimately uplifting story about the healing power of courage, hope, and love. Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods on a Girl Scout camping trip. Now she's returned home . . . only to find that it's three years later and she's sixteen—or at least that's what everyone tells her. What happened to the last three years of her life? With a tremendous amount of courage, Angie embarks on a journey to discover the fragments of her lost time. She eventually discovers a terrifying secret and must decide: what do you do when you remember things you wish you could forget? … More
    • Daughter of Smoke & Bone
      Taylor, Laini
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
      Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?… More
    • In the Country We Love : The True Story of a Family Divided
      Guerrero, Diane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Political Science
      The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin , was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as... … More
    • Written in the Stars
      Saeed, Aisha
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      "Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met"--… More
    • Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      Leaving his unhappy marriage in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome finds himself at the center of the revolution and becomes dangerously entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary while reporting back to the British on Bolshevik activities. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Action & Adventure

    • King's Arrow
      Cadnum, Michael
      King's Arrow
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      The king is killed on a shadowy summer day—and his servant becomes an outlaw On an August day in 1100, King William II of England goes hunting. At the side of the notorious monarch is his loyal servant, Walter Tyrrell, who is ranked among the finest archers in the kingdom. Riding through the New Forest, the king is separated from his party. Tyrrell lets loose a shot at what he thinks is a passing stag, but his arrow buries itself in the king’s chest instead. When he realizes what he has done, Tyrrell escapes from the forest—and into the twilight of English legend.   For nearly 1,000 years, scholars have debated whether or not Tyrrell intended to kill the king. In this rollicking novelization of that ancient tragedy, author Michael Cadnum imagines what might have happened to cause that fatal shot—and where the fugitive archer ran to next.… More
    • Dusk of Demons
      Christopher, John
      Dusk of Demons
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF, Horror
      Ben must uncover the secrets of his home, the strange demons that lurk in dark corners, and his destiny as the Master of Old Isle in this adventure from the author of the Tripods series. Ben lives a carefree life on Old Isle, far away from horrible demons that terrorize the people on the mainland. He shares his home with Mother Ryan, Antonia, Paddy, and the Master. They’re not his real family, but they’re the only family he’s ever known. Then, in a single day, Ben’s quiet existence is turned upside down. After the Master dies and reveals a startling connection, Ben becomes the new Master of Old Isle. And when demons burn his house to the ground and his family leaves their home, Ben is forced to stay behind. Soon Ben manages to escape and begin a journey across the sea and the countryside to learn the secrets of his heritage. But he is being pursued by people who wish to use his power for their own selfish purposes, and time is running short for him to make things rights.… More
    • Devouring
      The Devouring
      Holt, Simon
      Devouring
      The Devouring
      Holt, Simon
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Folklore
      "When dark creeps in and eats the light, Bury your fears on Sorry Night. For in the winter's blackest hours, Comes the feasting of the Vours, No one can see it, the life they stole, Your body's here but not your soul..." THE VOURS: Evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the winter solstice. When Reggie reads about the Vours in a mysterious old journal, she assumes they are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it's clear that these creatures exist beyond a madwoman's imagination, and Reggie finds out what happens when fears come to life. To save the people she loves, Reggie must learn to survive in a world of nightmares. Can she devour her own fears before they devour her? The Devouring is an engrossing tale of terror that will have you wondering: what if your worst fears became your living nightmare?… More
    • Enter a Glossy Web
      Ruebush, Mckenna
      Enter a Glossy Web
      Ruebush, Mckenna
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      Twelve-year-old George has no idea what to expect when she’s sent to stay with eccentric relatives following the disappearance of her brother. Soon after her arrival, she learns that Uncle Constantine has been kidnapped. George sets off to recover him and is joined by two orphaned boys along the way and Cavendish, a talking map. Together they visit magical worlds full of monsters, witches, and dragons as they attempt to find Constantine--the Timekeeper--a man of great significance. If he’s not rescued, events will cease to happen at their designated times, disrupting the unfolding of the universe. Can this ragtag crew save the future before being outwitted by evil captors?A Christy Ottaviano Book… More
    • Flash
      Cadnum, Michael
      Flash
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 22, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      When two teenage brothers bungle a bank robbery, their attempt to hide the evidence is witnessed--aurally--by Terrence, a legally blind neighbor. Terrence tells his girlfriend, Nina, and her brother, who then disappears with a handgun. Nina is afraid of what he might do to the brothers. But she also has every reason to fear what the brothers will do to Terrence. Flash ingeniously interweaves the stories of two who are hellbent on a destructive path, two who stand in their way, and one whose actions may be the spark to set the whole thing off. … More
    • Seal of Solomon
      Alfred Kropp
      Yancey, Rick
      Seal of Solomon
      Alfred Kropp
      Yancey, Rick
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      Thousands of years ago, King Solomon used a powerful ring, known as the Great Seal, to imprison the fallen angels of heaven in a sacred vessel. Now both the ring and the vessel have been stolen from OIPEP by a doublecrossing Mike Arnold. Should Mike choose to wield the demons' power, all hell could break loose . . . literally. Led by the mysterious Op Nine, OIPEP has a plan to retrieve the artifacts, but their success depends on the least-likely candidate, none other than the last descendant of Lancelot, Alfred Kropp. In this thrilling new adventure, author Rick Yancey proves once again that Alfred's unexpected role as a world-saving hero is definitely no accident. Look out for the other exciting books in this series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp and The Thirteenth Skull ! … More
    • Stranger Than Fanfiction
      Colfer, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure
      When four fans jokingly invite a world-famous kid actor on a cross-country trip, his surprising acceptance leads to a paparazzi-laden adventure of friendship, loss and revelations. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Marsquake!
      Mars Year One
      Strickland, Brad, Fuller, Thomas E.
      Marsquake!
      Mars Year One
      Strickland, Brad, Fuller, Thomas E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 22, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      A Startling Discovery The colony is racing to complete its deep drilling project on the shoulders of Olympus Mons to tap the underlying heat of Mars for power generation. When an unexpected underground cavity collapses, a devastating quake damages a number of the buildings in the colony, most vitally some of the greenhouses in which food is grown. The scramble to repair and rebuild the greenhouses becomes critical, but their food source is nothing compared to what is found in some of the previously undiscovered lava tubes and caves that lead far below the Martian surface.... … More
    • Sabotaged
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Sabotaged
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 24, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th-century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over their heads: They’ve landed in the wrong time period. Andrea doesn’t seem that interested in leaving the past. And even worse, it appears that someone has deliberately sabotaged their mission....… More
    • Passenger
      Smith, Andrew
      Passenger
      Smith, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Horror, Adventure
      A sequel to The Marbury Lens finds Jack and Conner beckoned back to the nightmarish world of Marbury, where they hope to resolve a long-standing war to save their friends and themselves. By the author of Ghost Medicine.… More
  • Biographies

    • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex : Who Was Who?
      House, Anne Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
    • When I Was Puerto Rican
      Santiago, Esmeralda
      When I Was Puerto Rican
      Santiago, Esmeralda
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 28, 2006
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Named one of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" by Oprah's Book Club.Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.… More
    • Endurance : Shackletons Incredible Voyage
      Lansing, Alfred
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 29, 2014
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Technology, Biography & Memoir, History
      Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men, the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a miraculous journey through more than 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.In Endurance, the definitive account of Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing voyage that has defined heroism for the last century.… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Family & Relationships, Life Strategies
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
    • Dreams from My Father
      Obama, Barack
      Dreams from My Father
      Obama, Barack
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 9, 2007
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Biography & Memoir
      The son of an African father and white American mother discusses his childhood in Hawaii, his struggle to find his identity as an African American, and his life accomplishments.… More
    • I Am Malala : The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
      Yousafzai, Malala, Lamb, Christina
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 8, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. (This book was listed in a previous Forecast.)… More
    • Have a Little Faith : A True Story
      Albom, Mitch
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2009
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
      "Clear some space on your bookshelf for Mitch Albom's, Have a Little Faith , the story of a faith journey that could become a classic. Those who were born into faith, have lost faith, or are still searching will all be engaged and challenged by this powerful story of "finding faith" in relationships with others and with something greater than ourselves. Never satisfied with easy answers or soft platitudes, Mitch explores some of life's greatest mysteries and unanswered questions with great honesty, depth and self reflection. " --Jim Wallis, CEO and Founder of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith , Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy. Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor--a reformed drug dealer and convict--who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat. As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds--and indeed, between beliefs everywhere. In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor's wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi's last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself. Have a Little Faith is a book about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man's journey, but it is everyone's story. Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless. … More
    • Odd Birds
      Harding, Ian
      Odd Birds
      Harding, Ian
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Biography & Memoir, Nature
      A 7-time Teen Choice Award Winner on Freeform's most-watched series, Pretty Little Liars … A social media influencer with over 7 million followers … An avid birdwatcher? Yes, you read that correctly. Ian Harding is all of these things, and so much more. In this memoir, explore the unexpected world of a young celebrity through the lens of his favorite pastime — birding.Odd Birds is more than just a Hollywood memoir or tell-all. At its heart, this book is a coming-of-age story in which Ian wrestles with an ever evolving question— how can he still be himself, while also being a celebrity. Each humorous and heartfelt story features a particular bird—sometimes literal, at other times figurative. Using this framework, Ian explores a variety of topics, including growing up, life as a television actor and nature lover, and whether it is better to shave or wax one’s chest for an on-screen love scene.A funny and heartwarming window into Ian’s life, Odd Birds is a must-read for fans of nature writing and memoir alike.… More
    • Episodes : My Life As I See It
      Ginsberg, Blaze
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 1, 2009
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      EPISODES is a memoir like no other. Debut writer, Blaze Ginsberg, offers a unique perspective on his life as a highly-functioning autistic 21 year old. Inspired by the format of the Internet Movie Database, Blaze organizes his life events as a collection of episodes. Some episodes are still running, some are in syndication, and some have sadly come to an end. With an innovative style and approach that is all its own, EPISODES reinvents the traditional memoir; and it will inspire young readers to see the world as they've never seen it before. … More
    • Ryan Higa's How to Write Good
      Higa, Ryan
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 30, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids, Biography & Memoir, Performing Arts
      An irreverent but heartfelt memoir by the top-rated YouTube celebrity describes his youth in Hawaii and how he became a social media star as well as the frequent holder of the "Most Subscribed to Channel on YouTube" title, in an account complemented by personal photos. Simultaneous eBook. 150,000 first printing.… More
  • Fantasy

    • Just Dreaming
      The Silver Trilogy
      Gier, Kerstin
      Just Dreaming
      The Silver Trilogy
      Gier, Kerstin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      The course of dream travel never did run smooth—at least, not in Liv Silver's experience. Able to visit other people's dreams (whether they want her to or not), Liv has solved mysteries, unearthed difficult truths, fought madmen, and escaped life-threatening peril, all from the comfort of her own bed. But Liv's troubles are just beginning...A rocky romance, a malicious blogger with a hidden identity, a wedding, and a classmate (or two) dead-set on revenge all await Liv in this action-packed conclusion to the Silver trilogy.… More
    • Truthwitch
      Witchlands
      Dennard, Susan
      Truthwitch
      Witchlands
      Dennard, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 5, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
      On a continent ruled by three empires, everyone is born with a "witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries long war is about to end, the balance of power--and the failing health of all magic--will fall on the shoulders of a mythical pair called the Cahr Awen. The biggest thing on Safi and Noelle's minds is saving money for their planned future in the Hundred Isles. Noelle, a Threadwitch, can see the emotional Threads binding the world. Safi, on the other hand, is a Truthwitch--she always knows when a person is telling a lie. A powerful magic like that is something people would kill to have on their side--or to keep off their enemy's side--and so Safi cannot even admit what she truly is. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and privateer) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must rise above their doubts and fight to learn who they are and what they are made of, if they are going to stay alive and preserve the balance of their world. … More
    • Poisoned Blade
      Court of Fives
      Elliott, Kate
      Poisoned Blade
      Court of Fives
      Elliott, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 2, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      In this thrilling sequel to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's bestselling young adult debut Court of Fives, a girl immersed in a high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her hands.Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives--the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons in her embattled kingdom. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the change to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos--the prince she still loves--is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion....She must become a warrior.… More
    • Demon Games : A Wereling Novel
      Wereling
      Feasey, Steve
      Demon Games : A Wereling Novel
      Wereling
      Feasey, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 11, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      After his disasterous trip to Alaska, werewolf Trey Laporte returns to London to discover that his vampire guardian Lucian is missing, and Lucian‘s daugher Alexa, Trey‘s long time crush, has entered the demon realm to rescue a kidnapped friend. Using Lucian's resources, Trey quickly finds a guide to lead him and sets off on a rescue mission of his own. But when he discovers that his “trusty” demon guide has betrayed them all and Alexa has been captured, Trey is faced with a terrible choice: Compete in the gladitorial Demon Games against unbeatable foes for the amusement of the Demon Lord Moloch or watch Alexa die. … More
    • Dream Dark : A Beautiful Creatures Story
      Beautiful Creatures
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      Dream Dark : A Beautiful Creatures Story
      Beautiful Creatures
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 2, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Romance
      When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning... Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him. In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners witness Link's heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos , and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters. Dream Dark word count: ~10,000… More
    • Frostblood
      Frostblood Saga
      Blake, Elly
      Frostblood
      Frostblood Saga
      Blake, Elly
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      This New York Times bestseller is perfect for fans of Red Queen. An "enchanting and fast-paced debut" that "lights up the page with magic, romance, and action."Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating--yet irresistible--Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king's tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her--and from the icy young man she has come to love.Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies...but together create a power that could change everything.… More
    • Diviners
      The Diviners
      Bray, Libba
      Diviners
      The Diviners
      Bray, Libba
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 18, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies." When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first. … More
    • Monsters of Otherness
      Erec Rex
      Kingsley, Kaza
      Monsters of Otherness
      Erec Rex
      Kingsley, Kaza
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 7, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Trouble is brewing in quiet, pleasant Alypium, and only Erec Rex can make it better. All of the baby dragons have mysteriously disappeared, and King Piter has lost the trust of his people. Worse, the evil Stain brothers will become the new rulers of the Kingdom of the Keepers unless Erec returns to Alypium and challenges them. but if Erec becomes king, the power of the royal scepter could destroy him completely. As Erec performs deadly quests in pursuit of the throne, he discovers that the right path brings many risks and few rewards -- and when he must delve into the Substance that holds our world together, he must summon all of his strength just to survive.… More
    • Etiquette & Espionage
      Finishing School
      Carriger, Gail
      Etiquette & Espionage
      Finishing School
      Carriger, Gail
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger makes her young adult debut with Ettiquette & Espionage , the first book in the Finishing School series. … More
    • Humming of Numbers
      Sensel, Joni
      Humming of Numbers
      Sensel, Joni
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 27, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      Aidan is poised to take his monastic vows—until a girl enters the abbey, one who hums of the number eleven. Aidan has the ability to hear the humming of numbers, a buzzing energy given off by living things. He is captivated and tormented by the mysterious girl, Lana, who has some unusual abilities of her own. How can he become a monk when his mind is filled with impure thoughts? Before he can begin to sort his feelings out, the Vikings raid. Only Aidan and Lana can save the village from certain, violent death—and only if they learn to trust in their mysterious talents. Joni Sensel’s richly imagined new novel is a compelling blend of fantasy and adventure. The Humming of Numbers is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Firedrake
      Holland, Cecelia
      Firedrake
      Holland, Cecelia
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In The Firedrake , an Irish mercenary knight in the eleventh century, in a constant personal battle with the rest of the world, joins William of Normandy for the invasion of England. There at Hastings he has to choose between power and wealth, and his personal demons of pride and honor. The New York Times called Cecelia Holland "a literary phenomenon" in its review of this book, recognizing a stellar creative achievement by a young writer in her first published work. … More
    • Dreams of the Dead
      The Waking
      Randall, Thomas
      Dreams of the Dead
      The Waking
      Randall, Thomas
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 15, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror
      When Kara Foster starts her new school in Japan, she has no idea she's about to confront an ancient evil. But before long, Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon students turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone . . . or something. As Kara makes friends, she learns that there are secrets haunting the student body. Is the spirit of a murdered girl seeking revenge? Or is the culprit more ancient and terrifying than an American outsider can understand? A spooky new edition welcomes teen horror fans to the first book in this riveting series. Look out for the other book in this series, The Waking: Spirits of the Noh !… More
    • Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from Sparta are weary from battle. But then a messenger brings news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is under siege. Sparta is in danger of losing a vital trading port to a local uprising. Lysander and his barrack set sail immediately for southern Italy. They quickly discover that the locals will not be easily beaten. In the midst of battle Lysander finds himself in front of the great statue in the main square, and is shocked to see that the figure is wearing the Fire of Ares. Is this Lysander's ancestor? He must find out his connection to this town and its people, and in so doing reveal more of his mysterious heritage, hidden from him for so long.… More
    • Red Shadow
      Dowswell, Paul
      Red Shadow
      Dowswell, Paul
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: May 8, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Russia, 1940. Fifteen-year-old Misha's life is about to transform when his father is offered a job in Stalin's inner circle. They move into a luxurious apartment in the Kremlin, but doubts about the glorious new Russia quickly surface. Misha realises that the secret police can do whatever they like. His own mother is arrested and sent to prison, but Misha and his father daren't complain. Then as German troops advance on Moscow, the atmosphere in the Kremlin ignites. Misha and a friend find themselves at the heart of a battle against the mighty state in this powerful evocation of one of the most turbulent places and periods of the 20th century, told by a master storyteller.… More
    • Hammer of Witches
      Mlawski, Shana
      Hammer of Witches
      Mlawski, Shana
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: April 20, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In this YA historical fantasy, a teen from Spain finds himself aboard a ship sailing to the "New World" with Christopher Columbus.… More
    • Cutting Loose
      Lewin, Michael Z.
      Cutting Loose
      Lewin, Michael Z.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      Jackie, a girl who dresses like a boy in order to play professional baseball during the late nineteenth century, tracks the murderer of her best friend Nance to London, where she encounters the killer of her father.… More
    • Ambergate
      Elliott, Patricia
      Ambergate
      Elliott, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 29, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      A companion book to "Murkmere" and a compelling gothic mystery in its own right, "Ambergate" is rich with suspense and unforgettable characters.… More
    • Arly's Run
      Peck, Robert Newton
      Arly's Run
      Peck, Robert Newton
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 18, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Arly, an orphan in search of a home and a family, escapes from a brutal migrant labor camp, joins a traveling religious show, and battles a devastating Florida hurricane.… More
    • Rock and the River
      Magoon, Kekla
      Rock and the River
      Magoon, Kekla
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In 1968 Chicago, it’s not easy for thirteen-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick’s bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr. King is shot and killed, Sam’s father’s words are no longer enough to make him believe in change….This moving, coming-of-age story gracefully encompasses the scope of the struggle between the civil rights and black power movements through an intimate and relatable lens.… More
    • Bone by Bone by Bone
      Johnston, Tony
      Bone by Bone by Bone
      Johnston, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 29, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 14-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK in 1950s Tennessee. Tony Johnston draws on her own childhood memories to limn a portrait of a sensitive and compassionate boy fighting for a friendship his father forbids.David's daddy is determined that his son will grow up to be a doctor like himself. David studies the human bones, and secretly teaches them in turn to his black friend, Malcolm. In a rage, Dr. Church forbids Malcolm to ever enter their home--and threatens to kill him if he does. David tries to change his daddy's mind. but when Malcolm crosses the line, Dr. Church grabs his shotgun.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Boy Nobody
      The Unknown Assassin
      Zadoff, Allen
      Boy Nobody
      The Unknown Assassin
      Zadoff, Allen
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Mystery
      They needed the perfect assassin. Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school in a new town under a new name, makes a few friends, and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die -- of "natural causes." Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, moving on to the next target. But when he's assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a real home and parents; a young man who wants out. And who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's mission. In this action-packed series debut, author Allen Zadoff pens a page-turning thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping, introducing an utterly original and unforgettable antihero. … More
    • Dead Investigation
      Price, Charlie
      Dead Investigation
      Price, Charlie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 20, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery
      In this standalone follow-up to an Edgar winner's acclaimed debut novel, Murray Kiefer is a boy who lives in a cemetery and can talk with those buried beneath the tombstones. He'd rather no one knew, but word got out once he helped solve a fellow student's murder. Now people think he's nuts, or want to use his ability for their own ends, or don't care that he might not want to get tangled in another police investigation all over again. But there's been a brutal killing--maybe more than one--and Murray may be able to help unravel the crime, although not without risking his own life, and those of the only friends he has.… More
    • Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose
      Hooper, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: July 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      Eliza is ousted by her new stepmother from her family and finally makes her way to London - only to be thrown straight into prison for stealing a mouthful of bread. At this point Eliza's life takes some remarkable twists as she learns to survive the sordid prison life, is rescued by a woman she has never met before pretending to be her aunt - but for what exactly? - and befriends Nell Gwynn who introduces her to the courtly intrigue, politics and glamour of the court of King Charles. And then Eliza finds out about her true background.... … More
    • Tell-tale Heart
      Poe, Edgar Allan
      Tell-tale Heart
      Poe, Edgar Allan
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 28, 2004
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Horror, Classics
      Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe's prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Eleonora". Here too is a major selection of what Poe characterized as the passion of his life, his poems - "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," Ulalume," "Lenore," "The Bells," and more, plus his glorious prose poem "Silence - A Fable" and only full-length novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.From the Paperback edition.… More
    • Crazy House
      Crazy House
      Patterson, James
      Crazy House
      Crazy House
      Patterson, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 22, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until her execution, Becca's told to fit in and shut her mouth... but Becca's never been very good at either. Her sister Cassie was always the perfect twin. Becca's only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed:They took the wrong twin.Crazy House is a non-stop, summer blockbuster by James Patterson, the #1 bestselling author of Maximum Ride, Witch and Wizard, and Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life.… More
    • Wanted!
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Wanted!
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 22, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A teenager on the run will do whatever it takes to clear her name and find her father's killer in this thriller by the author of the Janie Johnson series. When Alice Robbie receives a strange call from her father, instructing her to drop everything, get in his precious Corvette, and meet him at her favorite ice cream shop, she can't help feeling like something is wrong. But before she can even leave, Alice discovers the horrifying truth: Her father has been murdered. Even worse, someone has hacked into Alice's email and framed her with a confession of guilt. With no one to corroborate her story, Alice has no choice but to become a fugitive. Caught up in a living nightmare, Alice must figure out who really killed her father, and why, before the police can put her behind bars—or the killer puts her six feet under . . . Buckle up for this fast-paced thrill ride from the bestselling author of The Face on the Milk Carton . … More
    • Mafia Girl
      Deborah Blumenthal
      Mafia Girl
      Deborah Blumenthal
      eBook
      Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-18, Fiction, Romance, Mystery
      Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; One; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Eight; Nine; Ten; Eleven; Twelve; Thirteen; Fourteen; Fifteen; Sixteen; Seventeen; Eighteen; Nineteen; Twenty; Twenty-one; Twenty-two; Twenty-three; Twenty-four; Twenty-five; Twenty-six; Twenty-seven; Twenty-eight; Twenty-nine; Thirty; Thirty-one; Thirty-two; Thirty-three; Thirty-four; Thirty-five; Thirty-six; Thirty-seven; Thirty-eight; Thirty-nine; Forty; Forty-one; Forty-two; Forty-three; Forty-four; Forty-five; Forty-six; Forty-seven; Forty-eight; Forty-nine; Fifty; Fifty-one; Fifty-two; Fifty-three… More
    • Dead End in Norvelt
      Norvelt Series
      Gantos, Jack
      Dead End in Norvelt
      Norvelt Series
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Mystery
      Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launced on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.… More
    • Last Harvest
      Liggett, Kim
      Last Harvest
      Liggett, Kim
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Suspense/Thriller
      Kim Liggett draws on her childhood during the Satanic Panic for a chilling tale of magic in The Last Harvest."I plead the blood."Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad's throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely cattle ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma, slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who's behaving like they're old friends.Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity...or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Dark Tides
      Ewan, Chris
      Dark Tides
      Ewan, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: December 8, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Crime & Detective Stories, Police Procedural
      When friends from her teen years begin dying on the Halloween anniversaries of a dare contest gone wrong, police officer Claire Cooper is forced to confront past secrets about her mother's disappearance and her own teenage antics. By the best-selling author of Safe House.… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Ones
      The Ones
      Sweren-Becker, Daniel
      Ones
      The Ones
      Sweren-Becker, Daniel
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      Randomly selected as infants to undergo genetic engineering, Cody and her boyfriend, James, are placed among their fellow enhanced teens and forced to fight for their rights when a corrupt political movement capitalizes on efforts to have their existences outlawed. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Winter
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      Winter
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 10, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Science Fiction
      The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series. … More
    • Space Wars!
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Space Wars!
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: April 12, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Book 6 in the stellar series from the team behind Beast Quest and Dinosaur Cove - guarantees young readers non-stop action, giant aliens, cosmic warfare and courageous characters from the Intergalactic Force Academy… More
    • Killer of Enemies
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      Killer of Enemies
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: February 1, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
      "In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage"--… More
    • Tumble & Fall
      Coutts, Alexandra
      Tumble & Fall
      Coutts, Alexandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 17, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Romance, Dystopian SF
      A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week's time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn't how to save the world-the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family-all with the ultimate stakes at hand. Alexandra Coutts's Tumble & Fall is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world. … More
    • Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The first volume of an original graphic novel series from New York Times--bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland.Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison's name.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia's absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what--or whom--she loves most?… More
    • Cinder
      Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      Cinder
      Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 3, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Folklore
      The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write?I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)… More
    • Tankborn
      Sandler, Karen
      Tankborn
      Sandler, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: April 1, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Kayla and Mishalla, two genetically engineered non-human slaves (GENs), fall in love with higher-status boys, discover deep secrets about the creation of GENs, and in the process find out what it means to be human.… More
    • Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Meet Jimmy—not your average kid, not your average assassinSome days are normal, and other days you realize you can handle more than you thought. But when Jimmy Coates wakes to find he can outrun, outjump, and outfight anyone—even the men in black suits that are after him—he knows this kind of overnight change doesn’t happen to normal people. And as it turns out, Jimmy isn’t normal at all.Now he’s on the run from men with mysterious green stripes on their cars and helicopters. He doesn’t have time to figure out who they are—or who he is. First, he’s got to survive, and he’s going to need every last bit of his newfound superpowers to do it.… More
  • Romance

    • Sapphire Blue
      Gier, Kerstin
      Sapphire Blue
      Gier, Kerstin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 30, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fantasy
      Gwen's life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she's been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.… More
    • Rein It in
      A Circuit
      Bloomberg, Georgina, Hapka, Catherine
      Rein It in
      A Circuit
      Bloomberg, Georgina, Hapka, Catherine
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 27, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      "Only the best of the best qualify for "Indoors," a series of fall horse shows. And of course, Tommi, Kate, and Zara are the best. Still, it's not exactly convenient that this show series starts up just as school is back in session"--… More
    • Winner's Crime
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Winner's Crime
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 3, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and as a spy, passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Beautiful Creatures Spinoff E-novella
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      Beautiful Creatures Spinoff E-novella
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 17, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Horror
      The #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series continues in this brand-new digital-exclusive story. Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price.Where's a Linkubus when you need him? … More
    • Summer Nights
      A Night to Remember
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Summer Nights
      A Night to Remember
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 29, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
      At the end of the summer Anne, Kip, Beth, Emily, and Molly decide to have one last party before they all leave for their separate jobs and schools.… More
    • Pixelated
      Murphy, L. S.
      Pixelated
      Murphy, L. S.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 30, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      Senior Year. Middle of nowhere. What's the new girl to do? For Piper Marks, the answer is simple. She's determined to have her photography rock the cover of National Geographic someday, and moving to Clarkton, Iowa for her last year of high school is not going to stop her. Even if her usual subjects have changed from bright lights and skyscrapers to fields, cowsand more fields. But when photographer at the local paper quits in a huff, she steps into his spot. Her new job keeps Piper busy capturing tackles, and zooming in on first downs and end zone dances, not to mention putting her directly in the path of varsity football star Les Williams IV. Her new friends warn her off, but she can't resist the pull she feels toward this mysterious country boy. But this small town is keeping a secret, and it's one that could destroy any chance they have to be together. It's up to Piper to decide what to do with the distorted truth. Can she risk exposing her heart? It might be worth it, 'cause Les is about to change her world from black and white to fully saturated color. Praise for Pixelated : "In Pixelated, L.S. Murphy weaves a complex web of secrets and lies with a 'will they or won't they' romance that kept me turning pages and holding my breath!" ~ Julie Reece, author of The Artisans and Crux "Beautifully written, with a full spectrum of emotion and complex characters, Pixelated will tug at all your heartstrings. I easily lost myself in the world L.S. Murphy created and couldn't stop reading because I needed to see how the story ended." ~ Kelly Oram, author of Cinder & Ella "L.S. Murphy brings something for every reader with Pixelated : romance, secrets, mystery, and a main character torn between two choices. Murphy's writing is sharp and steeped in emotions, deftly hooking her readers from the first sentence to the last." ~ Sarah Bromley, author of A Murder Of Magpies … More
    • Possibility of Somewhere
      Day, Julia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Contemporary Romance
      Together is somewhere they long to be. Ash Gupta has a life full of possibility. His senior year is going exactly as he’s always wanted-- he's admired by his peers, enjoying his classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. There's only one obstacle in Ash's path: Eden Moore—the senior most likely to become class valedictorian. How could this unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the wrong side of the tracks stand in his way? All Eden's ever wanted was a way out. Her perfect GPA should be enough to guarantee her a free ride to college -- and an exit from her trailer-park existence for good. The last thing she needs is a bitter rivalry with Ash, who wants a prized scholarship for his own selfish reasons. Or so she thinks. . .When Eden ends up working with Ash on a class project, she discovers that the two have more in common than either of them could have imagined. They’re both in pursuit of a dream -- one that feels within reach thanks to their new connection. But what does the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds? … More
    • Starlight's Edge
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      Starlight's Edge
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 19, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance
      Zee has given up her entire world to be with David on far-future Earth, confident that their love will overcome all obstacles. But beneath its lustrous surface and dazzling technology, New Earth is full of challenges, including the animosity of David's wealthy and powerful family. As Zee struggles to find her place, David travels back to past Earth. Then, on a mission to Pompeii on the eve of the Vesuvius eruption, he vanishes. Zee knows he is in mortal danger, but will she be able to rescue him in time? … More
    • Nil Unlocked
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      Nil Unlocked
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 12, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance
      Trapped on the island of Nil in a parallel universe, Rives is the undisputed leader of Nil City but raiders, non-human inhabitants, and new arrivals make it ever harder to maintain order and Rives teams up with Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past,in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil.… More
    • Searching for Sky
      Cantor, Jillian
      Searching for Sky
      Cantor, Jillian
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 13, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Adventure
      Sky and River have always lived on Island, the only world they've ever known. Until the day River spots a boat. Across Ocean, in a place called California, Sky is separated from River and forced to live with a grandmother she's just met. Here the rules for survival are different. People rely on strange things like cars and cell phones. They keep secrets from one another. And without River, nothing makes sense. Sky yearns for her old life where she was strong and capable, not lost and confused. She must find River so they can return to Island, but the truth behind how they ended up there in the first place will come as the biggest shock of all. … More
  • Fiction

    • Character, Driven
      Lubar, David
      Character, Driven
      Lubar, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 1, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Determined to lose his virginity before graduating from high school, Cliff falls for a new classmate but is too shy to declare himself, a situation that is complicated by his parents' plans to kick him out of the house when he turns 18. By the award-winning author of Hidden Talents. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Knot in the Grain : And Other Stories
      McKinley, Robin
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: November 18, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, Short Stories
      Stories from the world of The Hero and the Crown and other magical places by a New York Times –bestselling Newbery Medal winner. Robin McKinley returns to the mythical setting of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword in this “thrilling, satisfying, and thought-provoking collection” featuring two stories set in the world of Damar, plus three other fantasy tales featuring adventurous, pragmatic, and heroic young women ( Publishers Weekly ).   There’s mute Lily, in “The Healer,” who has the power to help others, and receives a startling opportunity to find her voice when a mysterious mage stumbles into town. And Queen Ruen, who is at the mercy of a power-hungry uncle until she encounters a shape-changer in “The Stagman.” In “Touk’s House,” a maiden who has grown up with a witch and a troll has a chance to become a princess, but she must decide whether she would really live happily ever after. When a curse follows Coral to her new husband’s farm in “Buttercups,” the pair has a choice: Succumb to defeat or find a way to turn a disastrous enchantment into a fruitful new venture.   Finally, travel to upstate New York with Annabelle. In the title story, her family moves shortly after her sixteenth birthday, and just as she starts to adjust to her new life in a small town, a plan to build a superhighway threatens her new home. But a strange box hidden in a secret attic in the new house may be the answer. This is a delightful assortment of tales from an author with “a remarkable talent for melding the real and the magical into a single, believable whole” ( Booklist ).   … More
    • City's Son
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      City's Son
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 5, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Fantasy
      Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets.When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, graffiti artist Beth Bradley stumbles into the secret city, where she meets Filius Viae, London's ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone most. An ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St. Paul's Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fil find themselves in a desperate race through a bizarre urban wonderland, searching for a way to save the city they both love.The City's Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne-a story about family, friends, and monsters, and how you can't always tell which is which.… More
    • Sweet
      Laybourne, Emmy
      Sweet
      Laybourne, Emmy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, Adventure
      The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv's invitation. She's already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host Tom Forelli--the hottest guy ever!--and she's too sick to even try the sweetener. And that's before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange. Tom knows that he should be grateful for this job and the chance to shed his former-child-star image. His publicists have even set up a 'romance' with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when the hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it's Laurel that he's determined to save. Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation in Sweet that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly , wrong! … More
    • Last Good Day of the Year
      Warman, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 19, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Romance
      Ten years ago, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor Remy watched helplessly as Sam's little sister was kidnapped. Later, Remy and Sam identified the man and he was sent to prison. Now, Sam's shattered family is returning to her childhood home in an effort to heal. As long-buried memories begin to surface, she and Remy wonder what they really saw. The more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they have about what happened to Turtle . . . and they become more certain that Turtle's killer is still out there, hidden amongst the members of their tight-knit community. Master storyteller Jessica Warman keeps readers guessing in an arresting page-turner that questions whether the potential for evil lurks within us all. … More
    • Raft
      Bodeen, S. A.
      Raft
      Bodeen, S. A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 21, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters, but the real terror begins when the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft.… More
    • Flatland
      Abbott, Edwin Abbott
      Flatland
      Abbott, Edwin Abbott
      eBook
      Publisher: Plympton Inc
      Published: December 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
    • Hysteria
      Megan Miranda
      Hysteria
      Megan Miranda
      eBook
      Publisher: Walker Books
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Mallory killed her boyfriend, Brian. She can't remember the details of that night but everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn't charged. But Mallory still feels Brian's presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is it something more? In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything about her past. But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets. Then, one of her new classmates turns up dead. As suspicion falls on Mallory, she must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she can prove her innocence-to herself and others. In another riveting tale of life and death, Megan Miranda's masterful storytelling brings readers along for a ride to the edge of sanity and back again.… More
    • Certain Dark Things
      Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
      Certain Dark Things
      Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm. And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries. Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?… More
    • Twilight
      The Twilight Saga
      Meyer, Stephenie
      Twilight
      The Twilight Saga
      Meyer, Stephenie
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 18, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Horror, Romance, Fantasy
      Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn. Young Adult.… More
  • Nonfiction

    • We're Alive and Life Goes on
      Roubickova, Eva
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Nonfiction, History
      The personal journal of a young woman who became a prisoner at Theresientstadt describes everyday life in the Nazi concentration camp, the hardships and pain of the time, the difficult moral decisions she confronted, and her ultimate freedom.… More
    • Stolen into Slavery : The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man
      Fradin, Judith Bloom, Fradin, Dennis B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: January 10, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, United States History
      The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone. This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master's cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.… More
    • Mythology
      Apollo Trust, Aphrodite Trust, Hamilton, Edith
      Mythology
      Apollo Trust, Aphrodite Trust, Hamilton, Edith
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 25, 2012
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Ancient History, Social Sciences
      Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.… More
    • Life Without Limits : Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life
      Vujicic, Nick
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 26, 2010
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Christianity
      Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live not just independently but a rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his central message isthat the most important goal for anyone is to find their life's purpose despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in their way.--From publisher description.… More
    • Devil's Highway : A True Story
      Urrea, Luis Alberto
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 16, 2008
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Political Science
      Describes the harrowing May 2001 attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region know as the Devil's Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against impossible odds on a trek that cost fourteen lives. 40,000 first printing.… More
    • Game on : Video Game History from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and More
      Game on
      Hansen, Dustin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 22, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Computers, Games
      Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted.Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game).Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about, Game On! is the book for you!… More
    • Rhythm Ride : A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
      Pinkney, Andrea Davis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, United States History, Music
      From award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family. He converted the garage of a residential house into a studio and recruited teenagers from the neighborhood-like Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross-to sing for his new label. Meanwhile, the country was on the brink of a cultural revolution, and one of the most powerful agents of change in the following decade would be this group of young black performers from urban Detroit. From Berry Gordy and his remarkable vision to the Civil Rights movement, from the behind-the-scenes musicians, choreographers, and song writers to the most famous recording artists of the century, Andrea Davis Pinkney takes readers on a Rhythm Ride through the story of Motown. … More
    • Marching to the Mountaintop : How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King's Final Hours
      Bausum, Ann, Lawson, Jim
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: January 10, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, United States History
      In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city's segregated force of trash collectors. Workers sought union protection, higher wages, improved safety, and the integration of their work force. Their work stoppage became a part of the larger civil rights movement and drew an impressive array of national movement leaders to Memphis, including, on more than one occasion, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King added his voice to the struggle in what became the final speech of his life. His assassination in Memphis on April 4 not only sparked protests and violence throughout America; it helped force the acceptance of worker demands in Memphis. The sanitation strike ended eight days after King's death. The connection between the Memphis sanitation strike and King's death has not received the emphasis it deserves, especially for younger readers. Marching to the Mountaintop explores how the media, politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. From the Hardcover edition. … More
    • Wired for Story : The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
      Cron, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, Science, Reference & Study Aids
      "This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.… More
    • Writing to Change the World
      Pipher, Mary Bray
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 1, 2007
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism
      Integrating practical instruction with inspiration and reflections, the author of Reviving Ophelia explains how to convey a meaningful message through one's writing, describing the various steps in the writing process--from brainstorming to publishing--as well as the various forms of advocacy writing and practical how-to-advice. 50,000 first printing.… More
  • All High School

    • For One More Day
      Albom, Mitch
      For One More Day
      Albom, Mitch
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 26, 2006
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Religious Fiction
      In an inspirational debut novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Charles "Chick" Benetto, grieving over the death of his mother, uses alcohol as a crutch to deal with his loneliness, isolation, and depression and the disintegration of his life, until an encounter with his mother's ghost brings him new awareness and leads him to attempt to put his life back together. 1,500,000 first printing.… More
    • Pool of Fire
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      Pool of Fire
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF
      Will must defeat the Tripods once and for all in this third book of a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children series. After being held captive in the City of Gold and Lead—the capital, where the creatures that control the mechanical, monstrous Tripods live—Will believes that he’s learned everything he needs to know to destroy them. He has discovered the source of their power, and with this new knowledge, Will and his friends plan to return to the City of Gold and Lead to take down the Masters once and for all. Although Will and his friends have planned everything down to the minute, the Masters still have surprises in store. And with the Masters’ plan to destroy Earth completely, Will may have just started the war that will end it all.… More
    • Swan Maiden
      Tomlinson, Heather
      Swan Maiden
      Tomlinson, Heather
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 30, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, Romance
      In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. A third daughter can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan-skin like her sisters. But Doucette must run the castle household while her older sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that--until the day she discovers her own hidden birthright. Sudden, soaring freedom--it is a wish come true. Yet it comes with a price. As Doucette struggles to find her own way in the world, she risks losing the one she loves most of all. An age-old fairy tale told in a refreshingly original voice, Heather Tomlinson's stunning debut is fantasy at its most eloquent and richly imagined. … More
    • Shut Out
      Keplinger, Kody
      Shut Out
      Keplinger, Kody
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 5, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction
      The battle of the sexes is on. Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part,Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention. Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: She and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming. … More
    • Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
      Anderson, Lily
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Contemporary Romance
      Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Dr. Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West--and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing--down to number four. Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all. The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side. … More
    • Indian Killer
      Alexie, Sherman
      Indian Killer
      Alexie, Sherman
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 15, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Award–winning author. A serial murderer dubbed "the Indian Killer" has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension. Then a possible suspect emerges: John Smith. An Indian raised by whites, John is lost between cultures. He fights for a sense of belonging that may never be his—but has his alienation made him angry enough to kill? The New York Times –bestselling author of You Don't Have to Say You Love Me and many other acclaimed works, Sherman Alexie traces John Smith's rage with scathing wit and masterly suspense, delivering both a scintillating thriller and a searing parable of race, identity, and violence. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Hearts at Stake
      The Drake Chronicles
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      Hearts at Stake
      The Drake Chronicles
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 23, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
      On Solange's sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that's not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black-agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father's killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family. Luckily she has her own secret weapon-her human best friend Lucy-who is willing to defend Solange's right to a normal life, whether she's being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange's eternal life-Lucy and Solange's brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black-in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover's heart. Even fans of the genre who've seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters-vampire or otherwise. Look out for the other books in this series: Blood Feud , Out for Blood , and Bleeding Hearts -out next year! … More
    • Sorry You're Lost
      Blackstone, Matt
      Sorry You're Lost
      Blackstone, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 21, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      When Denny "Donuts" Murphy's mother dies, he becomes the world's biggest class clown. But deep down, Donuts just wants a normal life--one where his mom is still alive and where his dad doesn't sit in front of the TV all day. And so Donuts tries to get back into the groove by helping his best friend with their plan to get dates for the end-of-the-year school dance. When their scheme backfires, he learns that laughter is not the best medicine for all of his problems. Sometimes it's just as important to be true to yourself. … More
    • Truth Trap
      Miller, Frances A.
      Truth Trap
      Miller, Frances A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction
      Winner of the California Young Reader Medal in the high school category and an ALA Best Book of the Year. Following the death of his parents in a car accident, fifteen-year-old Matt McKendrick runs away from his hometown with his small, deaf sister, Katie, to prevent her from being placed in an institution. Reaching Los Angeles exhausted and hungry, they take refuge in an abandoned theater. When Matt returns to the theater after an unsuccessful day hunting for work, he finds Katie gone and the police waiting to accuse him of murder. Alone in a city of strangers, Matt sets out on a desperate quest—fighting suspicion, hatred, and his own unbearable remorse and self-doubt—to prove to himself and to the Homicide detective who despises him that he is who he says he is.   The Truth Trap is the first book in the series. … More
    • Someone Else's Summer
      Bateman, Rachel
      Someone Else's Summer
      Bateman, Rachel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 9, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      For fans of Julie Halpern and Morgan Matson comes a summer road trip story about adventure, sisters, and finding out who you truly want to be. Anna's always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm's summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever--which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm's list along with her sisters best friend Cameron--the boy next door--who knew that Storm's dream summer would eventually lead to Anna's own self-discovery?… More