• New Arrivals

    • 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
    • Roar
      Stormheart
      Carmack, Cora
      Roar
      Stormheart
      Carmack, Cora
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut: Roar. In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Wires and Nerve
      Meyer, Marissa
      Wires and Nerve
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 31, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore
      The first graphic novel from #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer! In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new,action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.… 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

    • 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
    • Greenwitch
      The Dark Is Rising Sequence
      Cooper, Susan
      Greenwitch
      The Dark Is Rising Sequence
      Cooper, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 30, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Folklore
      Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil -- Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton -- nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest. Their search for the grail sets into motion a series of distubing, sometimes dangerous events that, at their climax, bring forth a gift that, for a time at least, will keep the Dark from rising.… More
    • Seize the Storm
      Cadnum, Michael
      Seize the Storm
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 5, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Sailing from California to Hawaii, Susannah, her family, and a crewman are driven by a vicious storm into the path of a drifting powerboat. The ghostly boat carries the bodies of two drug runners and a huge stash of money. For the sailors, stealing the sordid treasure changes everything, causing dissent and division, compromising each of them, and putting their futures at risk. Because now they are being pursued by the worst enemies imaginable, including a drug lord's son eager to prove himself and a cold-blooded teenage hit man with murder on his mind. … More
    • Witch & Wizard
      Witch & Wizard
      Patterson, James, Charbonnet, Gabrielle
      Witch & Wizard
      Witch & Wizard
      Patterson, James, Charbonnet, Gabrielle
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 14, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?… More
    • Dark Is Rising
      The Dark Is Rising Sequence
      Cooper, Susan
      Dark Is Rising
      The Dark Is Rising Sequence
      Cooper, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 21, 2001
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift-- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.… More
    • Shadows on the Sea
      Harlow, Joan Hiatt
      Shadows on the Sea
      Harlow, Joan Hiatt
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      During World War II, fourteen-year-old Jill Winters arrives in the town of Winter Haven, Maine to stay with her grandmother and, while exploring her new surroundings, stumbles upon a carrier pigeon with a coded message--a discovery that plunges her into a dangerous game of treason and betrayal. Reprint.… 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
  • 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

    • Drift & Dagger
      Kulper, Kendall
      Drift & Dagger
      Kulper, Kendall
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      As a boy in the late nineteenth century, Mal's only friend was Essie, daughter of the Roe witch, and it was she who discovered that he is a "blank," not affected by magic, setting him on a career as a con artist, traveling the globe in search of a legendary magical dagger that can steal a witch's power.… More
    • Stone Woman
      The Islam Quintet
      Ali, Tariq
      Stone Woman
      The Islam Quintet
      Ali, Tariq
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 15, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Religious Fiction
      The story of a dying man and a waning empire The Stone Woman has stood on the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul for generations. The ancient pagan icon has become a confessor, allowing people to release their guilt without consequence. Close to the Stone Woman is the family home of Iskander Pasha, a distant descendant of an exiled Ottoman courtier. When the aged Iskander suffers a stroke, his family rushes to his side to hear his last stories.   As the dying man revisits his life, a complex family drama emerges, tracing the labored final breaths of an empire in decline. Through the diverse Pasha clan, Tariq Ali reveals sexual intrigue, political unrest, and domestic tension simmering in the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. In the third book of his acclaimed Islam Quintet, Ali draws a nuanced and powerful portrait of the Muslim world. … More
    • Garden of Thorns
      Mitchell, Amber
      Garden of Thorns
      Mitchell, Amber
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn't one of the emperor's men—not anymore. He's the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose's attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her ashis hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she'll tell him all the Garden's secrets. Except the one secret she's kept for seven years that she'll to take to her grave if she must.… More
    • My Second Life
      Bird, Faye
      My Second Life
      Bird, Faye
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 19, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      A chance encounter with an elderly woman opens a floodgate of memories for teenager Ana—tormenting memories of a previous life and a death she may have been responsible for, and she is determined to find out the truth about that death and expose the secrets that have ruined more than one life. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Inquisition
      The Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      Inquisition
      The Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 10, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      A New York Times Bestseller! A Publishers Weekly Bestseller! A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall. The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher's origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen. With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction . . . or die trying, in this sequel to The Novice by Taran Matharu. … More
    • Moon Chosen : Tales of a New World
      Tales of a New World
      Cast, P. C.
      Moon Chosen : Tales of a New World
      Tales of a New World
      Cast, P. C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 18, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      The first book in an epic series. Five months on the bestseller list. Read the book that started the blockbuster bestselling series by #1 New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast.#1 New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast brings us Moon Chosen, a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty…Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…Now, darkness is coming, and with it, a force, more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.… More
    • Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 13, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      Thirteen-year-old Petra, her tin spider Astrophil, and their Roma friends Neel and Tomik are surprised by revelations about Dee, Kit, and Petra's father as they face Prince Rodolfo of Bohemia, who will do anything to possess a powerful object, the Celestial Globe.… More
    • Rising Storm
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      Rising Storm
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 13, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Fire alone can save our clan... Fireheart's traitorous enemy Tigerclaw has been vanquished and exiled from ThunderClan—but Fireheart can't shake the feeling that he's lurking out there in the forest, waiting for the chance to strike. That's not the only problem facing the young ThunderClan deputy in these blazing summer months, as he struggles to handle ominous omens, a disrespectful apprentice with a shocking secret, and a devastated Clan leader who is a shell of her former self. Meanwhile the forest gets hotter and hotter . . . and everyone braces for the coming storm. . . . … More
    • Witch's Pyre
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      Witch's Pyre
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers—to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.… More
    • Winner's Kiss
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Winner's Kiss
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 29, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      The conclusion to the Winner's Trilogy finds Arin fighting in the war between the East and the Empire as he tries to forget the woman he believes betrayed her people, while Kestrel struggles to escape from a labor camp before discovering terrible secrets. By the author of the Kronos Chronicles. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Daughter of the Pirate King
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Levenseller, Tricia
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Levenseller, Tricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      A 17-year-old pirate captain INTENTIONALLY allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure from debut author Tricia Levenseller.… More
    • Soldier Boy
      Hutton, Keely
      Soldier Boy
      Hutton, Keely
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An unforgettable novel based on the life of Ricky Richard Anywar, who at age fourteen was forced to fight as a soldier in the guerrilla army of notorious Ugandan warlord Joseph KonySoldier Boy begins with the story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted in 1989 to fight with Joseph Kony's rebel army in the Ugandan civil war (one of Africa's longest running conflicts). Ricky is trained, armed, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, but never stops dreaming of escape. The story continues twenty years later, with a fictionalized character named Samuel, a boy deathly afraid of trusting anyone ever again. Samuel is representative of the thousands of child soldiers Ricky eventually helped rehabilitate as founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans. Working closely with Ricky himself, debut author Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about a boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage in the face of unimaginable horror.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction
      An adventure-filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London finds bored society lady Evelyn teaming up with the dashing Mr. Kent to rescue her kidnapped sister only to fall under the spell of the attractive and possibly mad Sebastian Braddock. Original. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dreamland Burning
      Latham, Jennifer
      Dreamland Burning
      Latham, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 21, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      "When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery"--… More
    • Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 19, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Betty, an American teenager in living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement. Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?… More
    • Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Trained to sniff out bombs and traps, Cracker the German Shepherd is prepared for action in Vietnam, but when she is teamed up with Rick, a young man whose family doubts he can handle infantry life, the new soldier must find a way to build trust between the two so that they can do their jobs well and make it back alive. Reprint.… More
    • Night of the Golden Butterfly
      The Islam Quintet
      Ali, Tariq
      Night of the Golden Butterfly
      The Islam Quintet
      Ali, Tariq
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 15, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Religious Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
      The Islam Quintet concludes with a powerful portrait of life and loveTariq Ali's epic quintet, which began on the streets of medieval Granada, culminates in present day with Night of the Golden Butterfly. The story darts between the past and present of Dara, a Lahore-born writer who now lives in London. Dara is called back to his homeland by an old friend, the hot-tempered and mysterious Plato, who, at seventy-five, has finally fallen in love. Dara is to help Plato's newfound inamorata to write a book about his friend's life. Dara retraces not only Plato's steps but also his own, meeting old f.… More
    • Tyranny of Petticoats
      Spotswood, Jessica
      Tyranny of Petticoats
      Spotswood, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Short Stories, Historical Fiction
      From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines. Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell. With stories by: J. Anderson Coats Andrea Cremer Y. S. Lee Katherine Longshore Marie Lu Kekla Magoon Marissa Meyer Saundra Mitchell Beth Revis Caroline Richmond Lindsay Smith Jessica Spotswood Robin Talley Leslye Walton Elizabeth Wein… More
    • David
      Hoffman, Mary
      David
      Hoffman, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Michelangelo's statue of David is famous around the world. Millions flock to Florence to admire the Renaissance masterpiece -and to gaze upon the physical perfection of the young man captured in the marble. But the identity of the model has never been known. . . until now. In this epic story Mary Hoffman imagines the story of Gabriele, a handsome eighteen-year-old who is hired asMichelangelo's model, and finds himself drawn into a world of spies, political treachery, and murder. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Florence, this is a rich, colourful and thrilling tale.… More
    • Burn Baby Burn
      Medina, Meg
      Burn Baby Burn
      Medina, Meg
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In a gripping coming-of-age novel, Meg Medina steps back to volatile 1977 New York, where a young woman faces rising tensions in the city — and in her own home. Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.… More
  • Mysteries

    • 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
    • Mystery of Drear House
      Virginia Hamilton
      Mystery of Drear House
      Virginia Hamilton
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: December 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Urban Fiction, Mystery
      Thomas must keep the treasure of Dies Dear from landing in the wrong hands, but there are many secrets beneath Drear House, and not everyone can be trustedThomas Small and his best friend Pesty Darrow have been keeping the secret of the vast treasure that’s hidden in Mr. Pluto’s cave, once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Pesty also has to keep the treasure a secret from her family, who want it for themselves. And there are plenty more secrets in the underground passageways—hidden rooms, Indian legends, and terrifying ghosts. Now Thomas thinks that Pesty might be keeping some secrets from him, too. If they can’t trust each other, how will they ever protect the treasure? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Virginia Hamilton including rare photos from the author’s estate.… More
    • Breaking the Fall
      Cadnum, Michael
      Breaking the Fall
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      An Edgar Award Finalist: A lost teen allows a friend to draw him into a suicidal game Stanley chose the house carefully. It has 3 chimneys and a perfect lawn. Stanley knows it’s nicer than any place he will ever live—and tonight, he’s breaking in. His friend Jared calls it a game. Sneak in, steal something, and get out. You’ll be invisible in the darkness, Jared promises. You’ll get high on fear. But when the homeowner awakes during the break-in, Stanley’s not invisible, and the fear tastes like ash in his mouth. The man has a gun, and Stanley escapes just before the bullets start to fly.   Jared says Stanley did pretty well for a 1st-timer; he’ll have to try again. Soon Stanley begins to understand the lure of danger, and as Jared draws him closer and closer to the brink, he learns the games have only just begun. … More
    • Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Los cuatro hermanos Alden comienzan su aventura haciéndose una casa en un vagón de carga abandonado. Su objetivo es permanecer juntos y en el proceso encuentran a su abuelo. … More
    • Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Mystery
      The different between life and death is only seconds. In order to get firsthand experience with emergency medicine—and an edge over the competition—before attending medical school, Seth decides to volunteer at City Hospital. Meanwhile, Diana volunteers in the inner-city ER, hoping to save the world one patient at a time. The one thing these two college freshmen share is the desire to be part of the ER's action. One night, they'll get their wish as they confront a student with a gunshot wound, the victim of a gruesome motorcycle accident, and a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Hour by hour, minute by minute, Diana and Seth's adrenaline-fueled shift will alter the course of their lives—and the lives of everyone in the emergency room—forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Infinity of You & Me
      Coyle, J. Q.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Experiencing profound hallucinations of alternate worlds completely unlike that which she shares with her single mom and best friend, Alicia, a girl with a deep connection to poet Sylvia Plath, has an encounter with her long-lost father who reveals the truth about the alternate worlds and her relationship with a boy trapped in a dying universe. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Inherit Midnight
      Myers, Kate Kae
      Inherit Midnight
      Myers, Kate Kae
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Mystery
      "Avery is the black sheep of the wealthy VanDemere clan--the ostracized illegitimate daughter. So she's less than excited when her grandmother ropes her into a competition to determine the VanDemere most worthy of inheriting the family fortune, until a chance to gain information about her long-lost mother motivates Avery to try to win the game"--… More
    • Hide and Seek
      Jess Tennant Mysteries
      Casey, Jane
      Hide and Seek
      Jess Tennant Mysteries
      Casey, Jane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.… More
    • Saint Death
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Saint Death
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 25, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border.On the outskirts of Juarez, Arturo scrapes together a living working odd jobs and staying out of sight. But his friend Faustino is in trouble: he’s stolen money from the narcos to smuggle his girlfriend and her baby into the US, and needs Arturo's help to get it back. To help his friend, Arturo must face the remorseless world of drug and human traffickers that surrounds him, and contend with a murky past.Hovering over his story is the unsparing divinity Santa Muerte, Saint Death—and the relentless economic and social inequalities that haunt the border between Mexico and its rich northern neighbor. Crafted with poetry and cinematic pace and narrated with cold fury, Saint Death is a provocative tour de force from three-time Printz Award honoree Marcus Sedgwick.This title has Common Core connections.A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for TeensA YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book… More
    • See No Evil
      Gavin, Jamila
      See No Evil
      Gavin, Jamila
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 26, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery
      This spellbinding haunted-house story takes place within the confines of a grand London mansion, a place where shadowy characters are always coming and going, almost like ghosts. But when twelve-year-old Nettie’s beloved tutor disappears, the cloistered yet savvy girl must pull her head out of the sand and find out why. In her search, she makes a friend and turns detective, coming apart yet coming alive as she discovers deeply disturbing things about her father and how he funds her family’s extravagant lifestyle – through human trafficking. The award-winning author’s new novel is a rich and riveting story about the dangers of turning a blind eye to unsightly events and unsavory possibilities. … More
  • Science Fiction

    • 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
    • Because You'll Never Meet Me
      Thomas, Leah
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie has a life-threatening allergy to electricity, and Moritz's weak heart requires a pacemaker. If they ever did meet, they could both die. Living as recluses from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times-as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him. But when Moritz reveals the key to their shared, sinister past that began years ago in a mysterious German laboratory, their friendship faces a test neither one of them expected. Narrated in letter form by Ollie and Moritz-two extraordinary new voices-this story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances blends elements of science fiction with coming of age themes, in a humorous, dark, and ultimately inspiring tale is completely unforgettable. … More
    • Neptune's Tears
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      Neptune's Tears
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 25, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      London, 2218 A.D. Seventeen-year-old Zee is an intern empath. She’s focused on her job, poised for a great career—until one day an attractive patient undoes her hard-earned calm. As an empath, she cannot afford such distractions, but neither can she stay away from David, even when she discovers he’s one of a mysterious alien race. As London comes under attack by anarchist bombings, and as Zee struggles to get a handle on her unusually strong psychic abilities, David starts pulling away. Although Zee’s sure he’s attracted to her, David has secrets he cannot share. But it’s too late for Zee. In Neptune's Tears by Susan Waggoner, she’s losing her heart to the gray-eyed alien boy, and she’s determined to follow him—no matter how far it may take her. … More
    • Traveler
      Traveler
      Delano, L. E.
      Traveler
      Traveler
      Delano, L. E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy
      Dreams and the real world collide in this twisting, time-bending fantasy about family, friendship, and how love can span every reality.Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles - Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… This Jessa is going to live.Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, E.L. DeLano’s debut novel Traveler is a perfectly plotted fantasy, full to the brim with fantastical settings and a romance that will make your heart racePraise for Traveler:"Featuring skillful world-building and carefully plotted suspense, this novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel." — School Library Journal"“DeLano’s debut novel is full of mystery, action, and romance. Her masterful storyline will keep readers guessing until the very last sentence." —Voya“Spicy, electric and unputdownable. LOVED IT.” —sfinnamore, reader on SwoonReads.com… More
    • Stars Above : A Lunar Chronicles Collection
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      Stars Above : A Lunar Chronicles Collection
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Science Fiction
      An anthology of nine Lunar Chronicles stories features five that have never before been published and includes the stories of Cinder's arrival in New Beijing and Wolf's transformation into a killer, in a volume that is complemented by an excerpt from Meyer's new novel, Heartless. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Avalon
      Avalon
      Arnett, Mindee
      Avalon
      Avalon
      Arnett, Mindee
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: January 21, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      For fans of Josh Whedon's cult classic television show Firefly comes a fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller from author Mindee Arnett, which New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White calls "a heart-pounding, tense joyride of a novel." Jeth Seagrave and his crew have made their name stealing metatech: the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light. In a world where the agencies that patrol the outer edges of space are as corrupt as the crime bosses who control them, it's as much of a living as anyone can ask for. For years Jeth's managed to fly under the radar of the government that executed his parents for treason—but when he finds himself in possession of information that both the government and the crime bosses are willing to kill for, he's going to find there's no escaping his past anymore. With pulse-pounding action, a captivating mystery, and even a bit of romance, Avalon is the perfect read for hard-core sci-fi fans and non-sci-fi fans alike. … More
    • Nil
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      Nil
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction, Romance
      On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field. Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that she has to find a way to beat the clock, and quickly, in this thrilling debut novel by Lynne Matson. … More
    • Angel Experiment : A Maximum Ride Novel
      Maximum Ride
      Patterson, James
      Angel Experiment : A Maximum Ride Novel
      Maximum Ride
      Patterson, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 1, 2005
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time...like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare--this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb--now her betrayed and greatest enemy--that her purpose is save the world--but can she?… More
    • Lethal Combat
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Lethal Combat
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: April 12, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Book 5 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
    • Wolf by Wolf
      Wolf by Wolf
      Graudin, Ryan
      Wolf by Wolf
      Wolf by Wolf
      Graudin, Ryan
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 20, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
      Her story begins on a train.The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball in Tokyo.Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele's twin brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.… More
  • Romance

    • Lovely Reckless
      Garcia, Kami
      Lovely Reckless
      Garcia, Kami
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 4, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      She used to care about being the good girl.Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, Frankie Devereux lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. But she crosses the line with a reckless choice that forces her to move in with her dad—an overprotective cop—and transfer to a new school. When Frankie meets Marco, a tough street racer who is risking everything for his family, things get complicated.He wasn't always the bad boy.Everyone says Marco Leone is trouble. But at Frankie's new school, where fistfights in the halls don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football, Marco is also the fastest (and hottest) guy around. As their attraction grows, Frankie can't seem to stay away from him—until she discovers Marco's dangerous secret. Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.An Imprint Book… More
    • 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
  • Fiction

    • American Girls
      Umminger, Alison
      American Girls
      Umminger, Alison
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 7, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction
      Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she's had it with her life at home. So she "borrows" her stepmom's credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn't quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined. As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, watching Hollywood's D-list at work, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls. And although the violence in her own life isn't the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present. In Anna's singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America—in short, on the B-list of life. Alison Umminger writes about girls, sex, violence, and which people society deems worthy of caring about, which ones it doesn't, in a way not often seen in YA fiction. … More
    • Freak
      Pixley, Marcella
      Freak
      Pixley, Marcella
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 18, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      For Miriam Fisher, a budding poet who reads the Oxford English Dictionary for fun, seventh grade is a year etched in her memory "clear as pain." That's the year her older sister, Deborah, once her best buddy and fellow "alien," bloomed like a beautiful flower and joined the high school in-crowd. That's the year high school senior Artie Rosenberg, the "hottest guy in the drama club" and, Miriam thinks, her soul mate, comes to live with Miriam's family. And that's the year the popular "watermelon girls" turn up the heat in their cruel harassment of Miriam—ripping her life wide open in shocking, unexpected ways. Teased and taunted in school, Miriam is pushed toward breaking, until, in a gripping climax, she finds the inner strength to prove she's a force to be reckoned with.This riveting first novel introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine, an outsider who dares to confront the rigid conformity of junior high, and in the process manages not only to save herself but to inspire and transform others.… More
    • True Fire
      The True Trilogy
      Meehan, Gary
      True Fire
      The True Trilogy
      Meehan, Gary
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Fantasy
      Her sister stolen. Her grandfather murdered. Her home burned to the ground. At just 16, Megan's life is destroyed. Now she wants revenge. But the men who took Megan's twin sister are no ordinary soldiers. The brutal witches, armor-clad and branded with the mark of the True, will stop at nothing to take back the power they once had. Desperate for a way to destroy them, Megan uncovers a terrifying lie. A lie that will cast doubt on everything she has ever known, and everyone she has ever trusted. A lie that will put Megan at the heart of the greatest war her world has ever seen.… More
    • Castaways
      Fleck, Jessika
      Castaways
      Fleck, Jessika
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
      The Castaway Carnival: fun, mysterious, dangerous. Renowned for its infamous corn maze...and the kids who go missing in it. When Olive runs into the maze, she wakes up on an isolated and undetectable island where a decades-long war between two factions of rival teens is in full swing. Trapped, Olive must slowly attempt to win each of her new comrades’ hearts as Will—their mysterious, stoically quiet, and handsome leader—steals hers. Olive is only sure about one thing: her troop consists of the good guys, and she’ll do whatever it takes to help them win the war and get back home. But victory may require more betrayal, sacrifice, and heartbreak than she’s ready for.… More
    • Girlfriend Project
      Friedman, Robin
      Girlfriend Project
      Friedman, Robin
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 15, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      On the outside, Reed is the high school hottie, but on the inside, he’s still the clueless dork with braces and thick glasses who has never been kissed. Reed simply doesn’t know how to talk with girls, and it’s up to the Internet to get him up to speed and out on the market. Reed’s friend sets up a website to help him figure out how to meet girls and get in to dating circulation, but he’s confused about what he wants in a relationship. Soon, the website develops into more than just a way to get Reed a girlfriend.   The Girlfriend Project reveals the struggle of teen dating with all it’s extraordinary highs and heart breaking lows, with rare insight into the vulnerability and insecurity guys often hide.  This book is for any teen who has ever felt like the odd one out when it comes to dating—or in other words, every teen. … More
    • Not-so-great Depression
      Koss, Amy Goldman
      Not-so-great Depression
      Koss, Amy Goldman
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      A TIMELY, WARMHEARTED NOVEL ABOUT LIFE IN HARD ECONOMIC TIMES. Jacki’s ninth–grade teacher is always going on about the unemployment index and the recession, but nothing sinks in until her mom is laid off and everything seems to cost more than they can afford. Acclaimed author Amy Goldman Koss delivers a warm hearted and timely tale about the things we lose and the insights we gain. … More
    • Take It Off
      Insiders
      Minter, J
      Take It Off
      Insiders
      Minter, J
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 11, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Romance
      MICKEY: Arno thinks she's his, but that doesn't mean she can't be mine DAVID: Is it wrong to go after your best friend's girl? ARNO: Just because Mickey likes her doesn't mean I can't have her. PATCH: If our boat never docks, that's cool with me! JONATHAN: There's no place like home...there's no place like home. When Jonathan and his friends enroll in a school-at-sea program between terms, how far will good looks, credit cards, and privilege take them? Not far enough!… More
    • Redhanded
      Cadnum, Michael
      Redhanded
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction
      A teenage boxer learns how to fight dirty—in and out of the ring As soon as the bell chimes, Steven knows he’s in trouble. Del Toro is stronger, faster, and in better shape; he’s by far the better boxer. But Steven has been learning to fight dirty. He steps on Del Toro’s toes, whips his head into the bigger man’s chin, and throws a straight right just wide enough to send his elbow crashing into his nose. It isn’t pretty, and it isn’t honest, but it works. In the boxing ring, and in life, Steven is never afraid to cheat.   Invited to San Diego for a prestigious Golden Gloves West Coast tournament, Steven needs $600 to make the trip. A friend convinces him to get the money the easy way—by robbing a liquor store, and Steven soon learns there are fights where throwing in the towel means death. … More
    • Saturday Night
      A Night to Remember
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Saturday Night
      A Night to Remember
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 29, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Will tonight be the night they each get their heart's desire? Five high school juniors get ready for the dance they hope will change their lives foreverIt's Saturday night—the evening of the Autumn Leaves Dance.Beth Rose is going solo in the dress she hopes will transform her from average student whom no one notices into someone special.Anne is the girl Beth Rose wishes she could be: beautiful and smart, with impeccable grades and the perfect boyfriend. But would everyone think Anne was so flawless if they knew her secret?Emily asked a boy she just met to take her to the dance—and he accepted. Now, with fifteen minutes to go, Emily hopes he shows up.The whole dance was Kip's idea, and she doesn't even have a date.Molly hasn't got a single female friend, but all the boys love her. She has a date for the dance, but has already set her sights on another guy—somebody else's boyfriend.For these Westerly High juniors, their first formal dance will hold heartbreak,... … More
    • Midnight Hour
      A Shadow Falls Novel
      Hunter, C. C.
      Midnight Hour
      A Shadow Falls Novel
      Hunter, C. C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
      In the stunning conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series, dyslexic witch Miranda Kane's life is thrown into chaos once again after a near death experience leaves her with a mysterious growing tattoo; her sister is kidnapped by an underground Wicca gang intent on taking her powers and soul; and Miranda is undecided over whether to reconcile with Perry or pursue another love interest. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Nonfiction

    • Steve Jobs : The Man Who Thought Different
      Blumenthal, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 14, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniack, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech. Simultaneous.… More
    • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens : Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times
      Carlson, Richard
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 6, 2000
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Nonfiction, Life Strategies
      Now the #1 bestselling author of the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series, Richard Carlson, Ph.D., offers teenagers simple, helpful wisdom for coping with everyday issues Anyone who thinks teens have it easy hasn't been to a high school recently. As the headlines remind us almost daily, America's teenagers deal with stress in just about every facet of their lives: academics, sports, social situations, family life, money matters, even work. Now Richard Carlson, author of the Don't Sweat series, with sales of 12 million copies, applies the same techniques to teens that have made his other books required reading for anyone coping with life's everyday challenges. In simple, straightforward language, Dr. Carlson addresses common teen concerns with chapters such as: "Make Peace with Your Mistakes," "Be Creative in Your Rebellion," "Be Okay with Your Bad Hair Day," "Turn Down the Drama Meter," and "Notice Your Parents Doing Things Right." As with his other Don't Sweat the Small Stuff titles, teens and their parents will find that Richard Carlson's positive approach helps to minimize the impact stressful situations have on their lives. … More
    • Prydain Companion : A Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles
      Tunnell, Michael O.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 1, 2003
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism
      An informative resource for formal studies of the Prydain Chronicles, as well as an excellent opportunity to delve into the fantastic workings of Prydain " The Prydain Companion is more than a quick reference or handy glossary, though it is all of that as well. Instructive, certainly. But, like any good companion, a pleasure to be with over a long period of time." —Lloyd Alexander, from the foreword This intriguing volume is at once a wonderful reference resource and a vehicle for exploration and discovery in itself. Complete with a biographical sketch of Lloyd Alexander, a personal foreword by Mr. Alexander, a "How to Use the Companion" section from the author, pronunciation keys, excerpts throughout, and—most substantially—an alphabetical guide to the peoples, places, and objects of the Prydain Chronicles, The Prydain Companion is a one-stop reference book for a beloved world of fantasy and magic. For those who love the works of Lloyd Alexander—young readers, teachers, researchers, all—and those who are only beginning to know them, here is a worthy and useful travelmate. … More
    • Numbers Game : The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News,in Politics, and in L Ife
      Dilnot, Andrew, Blastland, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 26, 2008
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Social Sciences
      The Strunk and White of statistics team up to help the average person navigate the numbers in the news Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show More or Less, journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers. The radical premise of The Numbers Game is to show how much we already know and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. If you've ever wondered what "average" really means, whether the scare stories about cancer risk should convince you to change your behavior, or whether a story you read in the paper is biased (and how), you need this book. Blastland and Dilnot show how to survive and thrive on the torrent of numbers that pours through everyday life.… More
    • Sally Ride : A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space
      O'Shaughnessy, Tam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Technology
      Years before millions of Americans tuned in to watch her historic space flight aboard the Challenger in 1983, Sally Ride stayed up late to watch Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the moon. The next morning, she woke up to win her first round singles match at a national junior tennis tournament. Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman Astronaut, is an intimate journey from her formative years to her final moments. Before she was an astronaut, Sally was a competitive tennis player who excelled at the game to such an extent that Billie Jean King told her she could play on the pro circuit. Before she earned a Ph.D. in physics, she was called an underachiever by her high school classmates. After her first historic space flight-she took a second in 1984-Sally continued to break ground as an inspirational advocate for space exploration, public policy, and science education, who fought gender stereotypes and opened doors for girls and women in all fields during the second half of the twentieth century. This vivid photobiography, written by Sally's life, writing, and business partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, offers an intimate and revealing glimpse into the life and mind of the famously private, book-loving, tennis-playing physicist who made history. … More
    • Plato for Everyone
      Tucker, Aviezer
      Plato for Everyone
      Tucker, Aviezer
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: February 19, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Philosophy
      Plato's dialogues, featuring his famous mentor Socrates, often prove difficult to understand for many contemporary readers. Students today miss the ancient cultural and historical references, and they have trouble following Plato's arguments as presented in dialogue format. This book remedies these problems by recasting five of Plato's dialogues into accessible and entertaining short stories in modern settings. The Euthyphro becomes a tale about a televangelist bent on disowning his son at a denominational boarding school in rural Virginia; the Crito - retitled "What do you have to do for your country?" - is focused on the question of whether a US citizen who considers a current war to be unjust should avoid a military draft by moving to Canada. In all of the stories (the Meno, the Statesman, and Phaedo are also included), the central character is Socrates, just as in the original dialogues, but here the maverick philosopher appears in twenty-first-century guise. The author, who has taught philosophy for many years, captures the tone, wit, and philosophical essence of Plato's dialogues in a modern English interpretation that is often amusing and fun to read. For instructors looking for an engaging way to interest undergraduates in Plato and for students who find the original works a bit daunting, this book offers an enlightening and enjoyable read.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Who Was Jackie Robinson?
      Who Was...?
      Herman, Gail
      Who Was Jackie Robinson?
      Who Was...?
      Herman, Gail
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 23, 2010
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Sports, Games
      As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Inferno : A Doctor's Ebola Story
      Hatch, Steven, M.D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 7, 2017
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Medical, Social Sciences
      "Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe. A physician's memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, Inferno is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola : how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge-as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. Inferno is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again."--… More
    • Who Killed My Daughter? : The Startling True Story of a Mother's Search for Her Daughter's Murderer
      Duncan, Lois
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 28, 2012
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family
      On July 16, 1989, Kaitlyn Arquette was shot to death in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The police gave up, but her mother would not . . . In this tragic memoir and investigation, Lois Duncan searches for clues to the murder of her youngest child, eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Arquette. Duncan begins to suspect that the official police investigation of Kaitlyn's murder is inadequate when detectives ignore her daughter's accidental connection to organized crime in Albuquerque. When Duncan loses faith in the system, she reaches out to anyone that can help, including private investigators, journalists, and even a psychic. Written to inspire other families who have lost loved ones to unsolved crimes, Who Killed My Daughter? is a powerful testament to the tenacity of a mother's love. A heartbreaking personal account by an Edgar Award–winning author known for such books as I Know What You Did Last Summer , this is a true story with "all of the elements of a... … More
    • Audacity of Hope : Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
      Obama, Barack
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 17, 2006
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Political Science, Philosophy
      The junior U.S. senator from Illinois speaks out to all Americans on how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can be adapted to such controversial issues as globalization, the function of religion in public life, and the struggle to bring people together in a nation torn by differences. 250,000 first printing.… More
  • All High School

    • 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
    • With a Name Like Love
      Hilmo, Tess
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      One of School Library Journal 's Best Fiction Books of 2011 When Ollie's daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit-- it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother is in jail for murdering his father. Jimmy insists that his mother is innocent, and Ollie believes him. Still, even if Ollie convinces her daddy to stay in town, how can two kids free a grown woman who has signed a confession? Ollie's longing for a friend and her daddy's penchant for searching out lost souls prove to be a formidable force in this tiny town where everyone seems bent on judging and jailing without a trial. … 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
    • Pretending to Dance
      Chamberlain, Diane
      Pretending to Dance
      Chamberlain, Diane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Women's Fiction
      Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to soon adopt a baby. But the process terrifies her. As the questions and background checks come one after another, Molly worries that the truth she's kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well. She ran away from her family twenty years ago after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved: Her mother, the woman who raised her and who Molly says is dead but is very much alive. Her birth mother, whose mysterious presence raised so many issues. The father she adored, whose death sent her running from the small community of Morrison Ridge. Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a future filled with promise, she discovers that even she doesn't know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders. Told with Diane Chamberlain's compelling prose and gift for deft exploration of the human heart, Pretending to Dance is an exploration of family, lies, and the complexities of both. … More
    • Insanity
      Vaught, Susan
      Insanity
      Vaught, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 18, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      Never, Kentucky is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossways, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing....When the dead husband of one of Forest's patients makes an appearance late one night, seemingly accompanied by an agent of the Devil, Forest loses all sense of reality and all sense of time. Terrified, she knows she has a part to play, and when she does so, she finds a heritage that she never expected. With her deep knowledge of mental illness and mental institutions, Susan Vaught brings readers a fascinating and completely creepy new book intertwining the stories of three young people who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of Lincoln Hospital. … 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
    • 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
    • Vicious Little Darlings
      Easer, Katherine
      Vicious Little Darlings
      Easer, Katherine
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 21, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Sarah Weaver, a jaded seventeen-year-old from a broken family, leaves California to attend an all-women's college in Massachusetts. At Wetherly, Sarah meets Maddy Snow and Agnes Pierce, a mysterious pair of legacy students who have been best friends since birth. When the girls accept her into their duo, loner Sarah finally has the family she's always wanted. But then she starts to notice some strange and disturbing things: Maddy's compulsive lying, Agnes's obsession with Maddy, and the deterioration of the girls' friendship. And just when Sarah begins to question her own sanity, shocking secrets come to light that will bring their friendship to a new level of destruction. … 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
    • Trick or Treat
      Cusick, Richie Tankersley
      Trick or Treat
      Cusick, Richie Tankersley
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      A young girl is tormented by her new house’s terrible past Martha wants to be happy for her father. She likes his new wife—even if she’s a terrible cook—but she doesn’t understand why they had to leave Chicago and move to this horrible house in the country. It’s big, broken-down, and miles from anywhere, alone in the woods with nothing on the property but an overgrown cemetery. But at night it doesn’t feel empty.   Conor—her new, weird stepbrother—chose Martha’s new room for her. It’s dark and drafty, and no matter how she tries to fix it up, she can’t sleep easily there. At night, whispers come from the closet, filling Martha with a sense that something terrible happened here. She’s right. Not long ago, the house was the site of a gruesome murder. When Conor and Martha’s parents leave town on their honeymoon, the two teens will find out why the dead don’t rest easy at the old Bedford house.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. … More