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Nominate Your Favorite 2016 Releases for the Teen Choice Book Awards

Let your voices be heard by telling us up to 15 of your favorite books of 2016. One of your choices could be the CBC’s 2017 Teen Choice Book of the Year!

Return to the World of TRUTHWITCH in Susan Dennard’s Latest Novel WINDWITCH

Find out what happened to Safiya, Iseult, Aeduan and Merik after the dramatic and exciting ending of book one in this explosive sequel.

Travel Back in Time with Alexandra Bracken's WAYFARER

The sequel to PASSENGER finds Etta stranded in time, but when she meets a group of renegades she is forced to question everything.

Len Vlahos Returns with the Poignant and Touching LIFE IN A FISHBOWL

Jackie learns that her father has a terminal brain tumor and when her father puts his life up for auction on ebay everything spirals out of control.

Debut Author Elly Blake's FROSTBLOOD is a Dark Fantasy You Can't Miss

When Fireblood Ruby is captured by Frostbloods who want her help to dethrone the king, she must decide where her loyalties --- and heart --- lie.

Check Out Part 5 of Our Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

We’re back with our fifth Guy-Brary update recommending guy-friendly books releasing in January and February

Features and Contests

ALA Best of Lists

YALSA recently announced some of their "best of" lists! Check them out here, along with the books they feature!
2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults 
2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

 

January Teen Board Question
New year, new books, same amazing Teen Board! To kick off the new year, we asked our Teen Board members about some of their read-solutions, whether they involve reading a certain number of books, finishing a series or trying out a new genre or author.  As a bonus, some members also shared the title of the first book they read this year. Click here to check out their answers!

Cool & New

Our Cool & New roundup includes SPINDLE by E.K. Johnston, TAKE THE KEY AND LOCK HER UP by Ally Carter, and RED QUEEN: The Official Coloring Book by Victoria Aveyard. 

New in Paperback

 

January's New in Paperback roundup includes TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard, P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han, and A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallaro. 

Latest Reviews

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future. 

In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it. With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang.

Tina Connolly’s new stand-alone YA novel follows the events of last year’s Andre Norton Award-nominated SERIOUSLY WICKED. In SERIOUSLY SHIFTED, Cam still isn’t crazy about the idea of learning magic. She’d rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother’s wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them.

What happens when you fall in love with someone everyone seems determined to fear?
Ninety seconds can change a life --- so how will the ninety seconds of Gretchen and Phoenix’s first encounter change theirs?

Starflight by Melissa Landers - Science Fiction

It's been a long time since Solara has believed in anyone, and Doran is the last person she expected to trust. But when the Banshee's dangerous enemies catch up with them, Solara and Doran must come together to protect the ship that has become their home-and the eccentric crew that feels like family.

It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods --- only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth - Dystopian Fiction

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not --- their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton. She must learn to fight the dangerous energy-wielding Deceivers and prepare to face their master, the elusive Grand Deceiver. As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing, Helen realizes that her mentor, Lord Carlston, is fighting his own inner battle. 

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.

Rho, the courageous visionary from House Cancer, lost nearly everything when she exposed and fought against the Marad, a mysterious terrorist group bent on destroying balance in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now the Marad has disappeared without a trace, and an uneasy peace has been declared.
When news of a stylish new political party supported by her best friend, Nishi, sends Rho on another journey across the Galaxy, she uses it as an opportunity to hunt the hidden master and seek out information about her mother. And what she uncovers sheds light on the truth --- but casts darkness upon the entire Zodiac world.

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking --- all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

On the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma, slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society ― a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship --- won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who's behaving like they're old friends.

Beheld by Alex Flinn - Fantasy

Being a powerful witch, Kendra has survived it all. Since she first beheld James over three hundred years ago, Kendra has tangled with witch hunters and wolves, helped a miller’s daughter spin straw into gold, cowered in London as German bombs fell, and lived through who knows how many shipwrecks. But her powers have limits, and immortality can be lonely. Kendra isn’t ready to stop searching for the warlock she had met centuries ago.