Burning by Elana K. Arnold YA ARNOLD
Ben: Set to leave Gypsum, Nevada for San Diego, where he’s got a scholarship at the University of California. It’s good timing since the gypsum mine is closing, shutting the whole town down with it. But his best friends are staying, so to make them happy, he goes with them to check out the hot chick parked on the side of Highway 447.
Lala: She and her Gypsy family earn money by telling fortunes. But lately Lala’s been questioning whether there might be more to life than her upcoming arranged marriage. And the day she reads Ben’s cards is the day that everything changes.
Formerly Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham YA BINGHAM
Jane Arrowood, otherwise known as Shark Girl, has been living with just one arm for over a year. Now she’s searching for a new normal. Her dream of becoming an artist is on the line, and everything now seems out of reach, including her gorgeous, kind tutor, Max Shannon. While a perfectly nice guy from her science class is clearly interested in Jane — removing her fear that no one ever would want a one-armed girl — Jane can’t stop thinking about Max. But is his interest romantic? Or does he just feel sorry for her?
The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler YA GENSLER
At the turn of the twentieth century, Spiritualism and seances are all the rage – even in the scholarly town of Cambridge, England. While mediums dupe the grief-stricken, a group of local fringe scientists seek to bridge the gap to the spirit world. Each running from a shadowed past, Kate, Asher, and Elsie take refuge within the walls of Summerfield College. But their peace is soon shattered by the discovery of a dead body nearby. Is this the work of a flesh-and-blood villain, or is something otherworldly at play? This unlikely trio must illuminate what the scientists have not, and open a window to secrets taken to the grave–or risk joining the spirit world themselves.
BZRK Reloaded by Michael Grant YA GRANT
The entire BZRK cell–including Noah and Sadie–has been left in pieces after the last round of battle with the Armstrong Twins, conjoined brother who plot to rob mankind of its free will. Vincent’s mind is shattered, and his memories hold dangerous secrets–secrets that Lear, BZRK’s mysterious leader, will stop at nothing to protect. The nano is as terrifying, exhilarating, and unpredictable as ever. But the wall of secrets that surrounds it is cracking. What will it reveal? And once the dust has settled, who will be sane enough to find out?
Spellcaster by Claudia Gray YA GRAY
A boy cursed with visions that lead to madness. A girl granted the powers to save him. As soon as Nadia arrives in Captive’s Sound, she knows something is seriously wrong. The town is shrouded in dark magic, more powerful and complex than she has ever seen. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is “cursed” with insanity. When the mysterious girl he has been dreaming of every night appears (Nadia), he fears the curse may be true. But danger is coming, and Nadia and Mateo must work together to stop this unknown force before it destroys everything in its path.
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by Gris Grimly
YA GRAPHIC GRIMLY
A tale of science and morality, of love and loss, of hope and despair, the account of Victor Frankenstein’s terrifying experiments into the very nature of life and death still echoes two hundred years after its original composition. From the bones and flesh of the original, Gris Grimly has cut and stitched Mary Shelley’s text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart stopping and heartbreaking.
The Rules by Stacey Kade YA KADE
1. Never trust anyone. 2. Remember they are always searching. 3. Don’t get involved. 4. Keep your head down. 5. Don’t fall in love. Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans, to hide in plain sight from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.” But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening–and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules.
Teardrop by Lauren Kate YA KATE
Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before. But Ander doesn’t know Eureka’s darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance–a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands.
Reality Boy by A.S. King YA KING
Gerald Faust started feeling angry even before his mother invited a reality TV crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth–which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle–and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school. No one cares that Gerald has tried to learn to control himself; they’re all just waiting for him to snap. And he’s starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that…until he chooses to create possibilities for himself that he never knew he deserved.
Second Impact by David Klass YA KLASS
Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school’s star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving accident last year. Carla Jenson, lead reporter for the school newspaper’s sports section, has recruited Jerry to co-author a blog chronicling the season from each of their perspectives. When Jerry’s best friend on the team takes a hit too hard and gets hurt, Carla wonders publicly if injury in the game comes at too high a cost in a player’s life–but not everyone in Kendall wants to hear it…
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi YA MAFI
“You can’t touch me,” I whisper. I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him. He can touch me, is what I’ll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time”and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever.
Dare You To by Katie McGarry YA MCGARRY
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces her to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself going to a school that doesn’t understand her. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does…. Ryan Stone is the town golden boy–with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams–and his life–for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all….
Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan YA MCGOWAN
A secret society of young women make up Elizabeth I’s most trusted royal guard. Orphan Meg Fellowes makes her living picking pockets, until she steals from the wrong nobleman. Instead of rotting in prison like she expected, she’s whisked away to the court of the Queen and pressed into royal service, where she joins four other remarkable girls in the Maids of Honor. Meg’s natural abilities as a spy prove useful in this time of unrest. The Spanish Court is visiting, and with them come devious plots and hidden political motives. As threats to the kingdom begin to mount, Meg can’t deny her growing attraction to one of the dashing Spanish courtiers. But it’s hard to trust her heart in a place where royal formalities and masked balls hide the truth. With danger lurking around every corner, can she stay alive-and protect the crown?
Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor YA NAYLOR
Alice McKinley is going to college and everything is about to change. Stoically, nervously, Alice puts her best foot forward…and steps into the rest of her life. Just how crazy will college life get? Will her dream of becoming a psychologist come true? And with so many miles between them, will Alice and Patrick stay together…or is there a hot, mysterious stranger in her future? As Alice well knows, life isn’t always so predictable, and there are more than a few curveballs waiting to be thrown her way. The grand finale. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Alice McKinley will be revealed.
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez 306.874 RODRIGUEZ
The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines. Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers. Gaby had ambitions that didn’t include teen motherhood. But she wondered: how would she be treated if she lived down to others’ expectations? These questions sparked Gaby’s school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever.
This is W.A.R. by Lisa Roecker YA ROECKER
This is not a story of forgiveness… The mystery of their best friend’s murder drives four girls to destroy the Gregory family. Everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club saw Willa Ames-Rowan climb into a boat with James Gregory, the Club’s heir apparent. And everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club watched him return. Alone. They all know he killed her. But none of them will say a word. The Gregory family is very, very good at making problems go away. Enter the W.A.R.–the war to avenge Willa Ames-Rowan. Four girls. Four very different motives for justice and revenge. Only one rule: destroy the Gregory family at any cost.
The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman YA SHULMAN
Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible. And when a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, he has no idea who the tiny, beautiful girl is riding it. But in the few moments before it vanishes, he recognizes the other tiny rider: himself! His search for the time machine, the girl, and his fate leads him to the New York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful objects straight out of classic science fiction novels: robots, rockets, submarines, a shrink ray–and one very famous time machine. And when Leo’s adventure of a lifetime suddenly turns deadly, he must attempt a journey to 1895 to warn real-life scientist Nikola Tesla about a dangerous invention.
Birds of Prey. Trouble in Mind Volume 1 by Duane Swierczynski YA GRAPHIC SWIERCZYNSKI
When heroic teammates Starling and Black Canary face being exposed, and are drawn into conflict with terrorists for hire and killers in stealth suits, they recruit the help of Katana and Poison Ivy to help them save Gotham.
Until Death Do Us Part 1 and Part 2 by Hiroshi Takashige
YA MANGA TAKASHIGE
Haruka Touyama is a twelve-year-old girl with incredible precognitive abilities. But her accuracy in predicting the future has made her a target for any number of greedy corporations. After she is taken from her family, Haruka uses her gift to seek out someone who can help her escape and fixes upon a blind man making his way through the busy streets of Tokyo. Though it may seem an odd choice, Haruka’s powers have not led her wrong. Haruka knows she will always be pursued and begs the mystery swordsman to keep her safe…”until death do us part.”
Arata, the Legend. 1 by Yuu Watase YA MANGA WATASE
In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered! On the day of his inauguration, an assassination plot forces him to flee–and he somehow winds up in modern-day Japan! Meanwhile, a boy named Arata Hinohara gets sucked into the first Arata’s world and finds himself dealing with people after his life!