New Books!
These Titles Coming Soon…
ARE YOU READY?????
Tana lives in a world where walled cities
called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined
monsters and humans mingle in a dec...
In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two
parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a
Chinese peasant boy whose villag...
The lush city of Palmares Três shimmers with
tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters
and practiced politicians. ...
Varsity Tennis captain Ezra Faulkner
was supposed to be homecoming
king, but that was before—before his
girlfriend cheated...
Soccer star Tom Bouchard is a decent enough kid to assist
the occasional newcomer stranded in his high school’s
hallway, b...
“Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says.
“So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You...
Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best
friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen
kisses ...
It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans
simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie
Moraine is silently sti...
Darius
A supersmart writer. His two escapes: his alter ego, Fury, a
peregrine falcon; and hanging out with Twig. Darius th...
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’...
Elise Dembowski is not afraid of a little hard work. In fact,
she embraces it. All her life, she’s taken on big, all-
enco...
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New books spring 2014

  1. 1. New Books!
  2. 2. These Titles Coming Soon… ARE YOU READY?????
  3. 3. Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’ s gates, you can never leave. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
  4. 4. In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful. But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.
  5. 5. The lush city of Palmares Três shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that’s sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June’s best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist. Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Três will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government’s strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.
  6. 6. Varsity Tennis captain Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe. With its delicious, wry first-person voice, The Beginning of Everything tells Ezra's story as he enters a third new chapter of his life.
  7. 7. Soccer star Tom Bouchard is a decent enough kid to assist the occasional newcomer stranded in his high school’s hallway, but he’s never given much thought to the struggles of the Somali immigrants that have recently made their way to his small Maine town until he finds himself forced to tutor young immigrants at an overcrowded community center. Meanwhile, Tom’s new Somali team members—led by the awesome Saeed—shift the team’s second-rate play into a higher gear, and dangle the tantalizing prospect of finally whomping top-ranked Maquoit. Dismiss any notion that this is one of those sports jealousy tales in which a displaced star seethes over his new rival. The real focus here is on the dynamics of a small Maine community that is, frankly, overwhelmed by the needs of its new residents, and on the struggles of the immigrants—many traumatized by war—to carve a life in America while remaining true to their religion and customs.
  8. 8. “Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says. “So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers. “I’m not kidding,” he says. “You should be,” she says, “we’re 16.” “What about Romeo and Juliet?” “Shallow, confused, then dead.” “I love you,” Park says. “Wherefore art thou,” Eleanor answers. “I’m not kidding,” he says. “You should be.” Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.
  9. 9. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light. So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce that they’ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they have been, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively—and openly. Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran, homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman’s body is seen as nature’s mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. Sahar will never be able to love the one she wants, in the body she wants to be loved in, without risking her life. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?
  10. 10. It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
  11. 11. Darius A supersmart writer. His two escapes: his alter ego, Fury, a peregrine falcon; and hanging out with Twig. Darius thinks Twig could go far as a top-notch runner. But Darius isn't so sure about himself. Is it possible for an artist's life to lead anywhere? Twig An outstanding middle-distance runner. When Twig runs, he's the only one to beat. Darius & Twig Best friends. They need to navigate their Harlem world: the gangs, the bullies, an absent dad, an abusive uncle, the sleazy side of sports, the uncertainty of an artist's prospects. And they need to figure out how to grow up together, but apart. Author Walter Dean Myers says, "You cannot live someone else's dream. Darius & Twig is about needing to live your own dream."
  12. 12. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction- writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
  13. 13. Elise Dembowski is not afraid of a little hard work. In fact, she embraces it. All her life, she’s taken on big, all- encompassing projects. When she was eight years old, she built her own dollhouse. When she was thirteen, she taught herself stop-motion animation. And when she’s fifteen, she embarks on the biggest, and most important, project of them all: becoming cool. Except she fails. Miserably. And everything falls to pieces. Now, if possible, Elise’s social life is even worse than it was before. Until she stumbles into an underground dance club, and opens the door to a world she never knew existed. An inside-out world where, seemingly overnight, a previously uncool high school sophomore can become the hottest new DJ sensation. Elise finally has what she always wanted: acceptance, friendship, maybe even love. Until the real world threatens to steal it all away. "Pulsates with hope for all the misfits."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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