Carnival of Souls By: Melissa Marr A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy in the exotic and otherworldly Carnival of Souls, the mercantile center of the daimon dimension.
WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMESOF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST By: Gregory Maguire Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, has gotten a bum rap. Her mother is embarrassed and repulsed by her bright- green baby with sharks teeth and an aversion to water. At college, the coed experiences disapproval and rejection by her roommate, Glinda, a silly girl interested only in clothes, money, and popularity. Elphaba is a serious and inquisitive student. When she learns that the Wizard of Oz is politically corrupt and causing economic ruin, Elphaba finds a sense of purpose to her life‗to stop him and to restore harmony and prosperity to the land.
The HuntBy: Andrew Fukuda Dont Sweat. Dont Laugh. Dont draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them. Gene is different from everyone else around him. He cant run with lightning speed, sunlight doesnt hurt him and he doesnt have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. Its the only way to stay alive in a world of night - a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood. When hes chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Genes carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him.
The HostStephanie Meyer
13 Little Blue EnvelopesBy: Maureen Johnson Did you read The Name of the Star ? When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesnt know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.
DeweyBy: Vicki Myron andBret Witter
Lola and the Boy Next Door By: Stephanie Perkins Budding designer Lola Nolan doesnt believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit - more sparkly, more fun, more wild - the better. But even though Lolas style is outrageous, shes a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket - a gifted inventor - steps out from his twin sisters shadow and back into Lolas life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
Ender‘s Game By Orson Scott Card
BreatheBy: Sarah Crossan Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . . The world is dead. The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygenrich air. Alina has been stealing for a long time. Shes a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that shes never been caught before. If shes careful, itll be easy.
Abundance of Katherines By John GreenHaving been recentlydumped for thenineteenth time by agirl named Katherine,recent high schoolgraduate and formerchild prodigy Colinsets off on a road tripwith his best friend totry to find some newdirection in life whilealso trying to create amathematical formulato explain hisrelationships.
City of Bones: The Movie!
New Books in Series• Crown of Embers by Rae • Unwholly by Neal Shusterman Carson (sequel to Girl of Fire (sequel to Unwind) and Thorns) • Promised by Caragh O‘Brien• Romeo Redeemed by Stacey (book 3 in Birthmarked trilogy) Jay (sequel to Juliet Immortal) • Truth by Julia Karr (sequel to• Fever by Lauren DeStefano XVI) (sequel to Wither) • Beautiful Redemption by Kami• As Dead As It Gets by Katie Garcia (book 4) Alender (book 3) • Days of Blood and Starlight by• Hallowed by Cynthia Hand Laini Taylor (sequel to Daughter (sequel to Unearthly) of Smoke and Bone)• Jessica Rules the Dark Side by • Reached by Ally Condie (book 3 Beth Fantasky (sequel to in Matched trilogy) Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side)
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ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND BY GENA SHOWALTER She wont rest until shes sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? But thats all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isnt careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.
The Luxeby Anna Godbersen Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattans social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York Citys elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone-from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud-threatens Elizabeths and Dianas golden future. With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love.
GRACELINGBY KRISTIN CASHORE Feared as a killer since her childhood, Lady Katsa uses her unusual Grace (superhuman gift) in the service of her uncle, King Randa. She is beginning to rebel against his orders to kill or maim his more disloyal subjects when her path crosses that of Po. A young foreign prince with a mysterious Grace as well as wisdom beyond his years, Po convinces Katsa that she can stand up to the brutal king and put her gift to better uses. When Katsa joins Po on a quest, she throws herself headlong into a rescue mission and finds romance, self- knowledge, and justice along the way.
Vampire Academy by RichelleMead It’s been two years since Rose, a Dhampir, and her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Princess, fled their boarding school but the guardians have found them and they are forced to return to their secluded boarding school. Back at St. Vladimir’s Academy, Lissa begins focusing on developing her burgeoning magical abilities and Rose is thrust into the physical rigors of training to become a guardian, under the watchful and gorgeous eyes of Dimitri. While both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and expulsion, sinister plots and evil awaits them around every corner.
Going Bovine By Libba BrayAll 16-year-old Cameron wants is toget through high school—and life ingeneral—with a minimum of effort. It‘snot a lot to ask. But that‘s before he‘sgiven some bad news: he‘s sick andhe‘s going to die. Which totally sucks.Hope arrives in the winged form ofDulcie, a loopy punk angel/ possiblehallucination with a bad sugar habit.She tells Cam there is a cure—if he‘swilling to go in search of it. With thehelp of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome,Cam sets off on the mother of all roadtrips through a twisted America intothe heart of what matters most.
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Seraphina By Rachel HartmanIn a world where dragonsand humans coexist in anuneasy truce and dragonscan assume human form,Seraphina, whose motherdied giving birth to her,grapples with her ownidentity amid magical secretsand royal scandals, while shestruggles to accept anddevelop her extraordinarymusical talents.
“Two men love her.Throne of Glass The whole land fears her.By Sarah J. Maas Only she can save them all.”
The DaVinci CodeBy: Dan Brown Cryptology expert Robert Langdon is in Paris to attend a conference and to meet with an old colleague who happens to be the curator of the Louvre Museum. When the curator is found dead, the French police seek Robert for questioning, but a young female officer, the granddaughter of the curator, believes that sinister forces are behind her grandfathers death and enlists Roberts help in finding the real killer. What follows is a wonderfully plotted story that ranges from Paris and London to Scotland, with several sidetracks along the way.
The Queen‘s Daughter Joans mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader. She loves them both - so what is she to do when shes forced to choose between them? As her parents arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn. When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself stuck with a man ten years her senior. She doesnt love her husband, and she cant quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond. As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more importantly, whom to love?
EmbraceBy Jessica ShirvingtonIt starts with a whisper: Itstime for you to know who youare... On her 17th birthday,everything will change forViolet Eden. The boy sheloves will betray her. Herenemy will save her. She willhave to decide just how muchshes willing to sacrifice.
INTERTWINED BY GENA SHOWALTER Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him: One can time-travel. One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. And one can possess another human. With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions and foster homes, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now theyre causing him all kinds of trouble. And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, as long as hes near her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. Hes a loner; she has friends. He doesnt care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But its too late….
The Maze Runner By James Dashner Dashner offers up a dark and gripping tale of survival set in a world where teenagers fight for their lives on a daily basis. It starts when Thomas, a teenage amnesiac, wakes up in the Glade, a fragile oasis in the middle of an enormous maze. Here, a group of teenage boys eke out a hazardous existence, exploring the Maze by day and retreating to the Glade at night. No one knows how they got there; no one has ever found a way out. Bizarre technological monsters called Grievers patrol the Mazes corridors, almost certain death for any who encounter them. Thomas struggles to regain his memories, but the arrival of a young woman with an ominous message changes the rules of the game.
STARDUST By Neil Gaiman
AwakenBy Katie Kacvinsky • Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it‘s to go to school or on a date, people don‘t venture out of their home. There‘s really no need. For the most part, Maddie‘s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. • Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.
THE CHANGELING By Philippa Gregory Set in 15th-century Italy, after the Ottoman Empire captured the city of Constantinople, this historical fantasy follows two distinctive 17-year-old protagonists. Luca Vero is an alleged faerie changeling, who is kicked out of his monastery and sent on an ominous mission by the Pope: to document incidents of the uncanny that are believed to be the work of Satan and signs of approaching end times. Isolde is denied her inheritance and trapped in the role of Lady Abbess at a nunnery. Ever since her arrival at the nunnery the Sisters have been plagued by visions, sleep disturbances, and stigmata like wounds. Now Isolde and her servant Ishraq have been accused of witchcraft and Lucas first assignment is to investigate these accusations.
The Dog StarsBy: Peter HellerA pilot survives a flu that kills everyonehe knows. When a randomtransmission beams through his radio,the voice ignites a hope deep insidehim. He follows the static voice on theradio, but what he encounters is bothbetter and worse than anything hecould have hoped for.
Shadow and Bone Fast-Paced Smart By: Leigh Bardugo Unpredictab le Dark FantasyOrphaned by the Border Wars, AlinaStarkov is taken from obscurity and heronly friend, Mal, to become the protegé ofthe mysterious Darkling, who trains her tojoin the magical elite in the belief that sheis the Sun Summoner, who can destroythe monsters of the Fold.
Looking For AlaskaBy John Green First Drink First Prank • Miles Halter leaves home for First Friend boarding school in Alabama, in First Girl search of ―The Great Perhaps‖. Last Word What he finds is Alaska Young. • Alaska is clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy. She catapults Miles into the Great Perhaps while ensnaring him in her labyrinth. • ―Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.‖ - book jacket
Grave MercyEscaping from the brutality By Robin LaFevers of an arranged marriage,seventeen year-old Ismae finds sanctuary at the convent of St. Mortain.Here she learns that the god of Death Himself hasblessed her with dangerous gifts-and a violent destiny. She will be trained as an assassin and serve as ahandmaiden to Death, but toclaim her new life, she mustbe willing to take the lives of others. But how can she deliver Deaths vengeance upon a target who, against Why be the sheep her own will, has stolen her when you can be heart? the wolf?
The Time KeeperBy: Mitch Albom Long ago, before a word like "ago" had any meaning, a man named Dor began to chart the passage of time, immediately realizing that "all his days were numbered," and so were his wifes. When she falls deathly ill, Dor climbs the Tower of Babel to beg the gods for help. But as a result of his brazenness, he is banished to a cave where he must endure listening to humanity plead for "more hours, more years, more time." After 6,000 years of torment, Dor is finally released back into the modern world with an enchanted hourglass and a mission: to teach two wayward souls the true value of time. Sarah Lemon, a distressed teen, who wishes the end would come quickly, and Victor Delamonte, a prosperous aging businessman trying his best to keep the end at bay. With a clever conceit and frequent shifts in perspective, Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike
THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO By: Patrick Ness This dystopian thriller follows a boy and a girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard -- and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret. Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town full of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him -- something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasnt she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todds gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is
Elsewhere By: Gabrielle ZevinIs it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome toElsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches aremarvelous. Its quiet and peaceful. You cant get sick or anyolder. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by oneof Elsewheres museums. Need to talk to someone about yourproblems? Stop by Marilyn Monroes psychiatric practice.Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after shehas died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different.Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until shebecomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants toturn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to graduate fromhigh school and go to college.
And Then There Were NoneBy: Agatha Christie Considered the best mystery novel ever written by many readers, And Then There Were None is the story of 10 strangers, each lured to Indian Island by a mysterious host. Once his guests have arrived, the host accuses each person of murder. Unable to leave the island, the guests begin to share their darkest secrets--until they begin to die.
Nick & Norah‘s Infinite Playlist By: Rachel Cohn and Daid Levithan
FirelightBy Sophie Jordan • Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki, a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form. • Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings.
Not a retelling, but a better tellingSisters Red of Little Red Ridding HoodBy Jackson Pearce • Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris, the werewolves that took her eye and left her scared while defending her sister, Rosie, from a brutal attack when they were children. Armed with a deadly hatchet and a blood-red cloak, Scarlet lures the wolves to their bloody deaths. • Rosie March once thought her bond with her sister was unbreakable but Rosie dreams of life beyond the city and beyond the wolves. (book jacket)
JulietImmortal By: Stacey JayJuliet Capulet didnt take her own life. She wasmurdered by the person she trusted most, hernew husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrificemade to ensure his own immortality. But whatRomeo didnt anticipate was that Juliet wouldbe granted eternity, as well, and would becomean agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700years, shes fought Romeo for the souls of truelovers, struggling to preserve romantic love andthe lives of the innocent. Until the day shemeets someone shes forbidden to love, andRomeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in hispower to destroy that love.
Beautiful CreaturesBy Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Jessica‘s Guide to Dating on the Dark SideBy Beth Fantasky • Imagine Jessica‘s shock when the exchange student living with her family tells her that he‘s a vampire prince and she‘s a vampire princess, removed from Romania by her adoptive parents during the last purge. He also tells her that they were promised to each other at birth and as soon as she turns 18, he‘ll turn her into a full fledged vampire, whisk her away to their castle in the Carpathian Mountains, where they will get married and rule together over all vampires as King and Queen. • Needless to say Jessica stabs Lucius– in the foot– with a pitchfork. And so their courtship begins. (School Library Journal)
THE POISON PRINCESS By: Kresley ColeIn the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, sixteen-year-old Evie, froma well-to-do Louisiana family, learns that her terrible visions areactually prophecies and that there are others like herself--embodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle.
City of BonesBy Cassandra Clare When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder--much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. Its hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing--not even a smear of blood--to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clarys first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Its also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jaces world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
The DivinersBy: Libba Bray
The Life of Pi By: Yann Martel • Winner of the Man Booker Prize • Controversy including Dr. Moacyr Scliar original work • Movie: November 21, 2012 • President Obama is a fan of the book; ―It is a lovely book -- an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling.‖
ObsidianBy: Jennifer L. Armentrout• Girl moves to small, rural, town in West Virginia• Girl meets hot neighbor boy, Daemon• Girl finds out Daemon is an alien• Love, action, and high school Drama ensues
Bad Girls Don‘t DieBy Katie Alender Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti- cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.
Go Ask AliceBy Anonymous It all started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.
WintergirlsBy Laurie Halse Anderson “Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls. “Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another. I am that girl. I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through. I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.
“There are only two reasons a non-seerThe Raven Boys would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love .By Maggie Stiefvater . . or you killed him.” • For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she‘s not so sure anymore • His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
Why We Broke UpBy Daniel HandlerArt By Maira Kalman “Im telling you why we broke up, Ed. Im writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.” Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Perfect ChemistryBy Simone Elkeles ―Perfect Chemistry is an urban story of star-crossed lovers from ―different sides of the track‖ – Brittany Ellis, from the "North side", a picture- perfect rich girl who is captain of the pom squad; and bad-boy Alex Fuentes, from the "South side", a member of the Latino Bloods Gang.‖ (Good Reads)
New TV Show A modern retelling of Beauty and the Best, set in present day New York City.Made intoa Movie
This Dark EndeavorBy Kenneth Oppel • Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures turn all too real. They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victors curiosity more. • When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.