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December 2012

Cool & New

December 2012

December’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS by Laura Buzo, where Amelia falls for her coworker at the supermarket but there is one problem: she's 15, and he's 21; PRINCESS OF THE SILVER WOODS by Jessica Day George, which gives the stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all; and Adrienne Kress' THE FRIDAY SOCIETY, which is about three intelligent ant talented young woman who must come together to solve a murder in turn of the century London.

Among the paperbacks releasing this month are Michael Northrop's TRAPPED, in which Scotty and his friends are trapped in a blizzard at their school...and the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision; CRACKED by K.M. Walton, where Victor wakes up in a psych ward after taking a bottle of pills, and his roommate is none other than Bull, the bully who drove him to attempt suicide; and NEVER LET YOU GO by Emma Carlson Berne, which is about Megan, who spent all year trying to regain her best friend's trust, but will Megan betray Anna again?

Trapped by Michael Northrop - Psychological Thriller

 

Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up the day the blizzard started, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. It doesn't seem so bad when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. As the days add up, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision...

The Miracle Stealer by Neil Connelly - Fiction

 

Andi Grant adores her 6-year-old brother Daniel, a "miracle child" who survived a fall down a mine shaft. People regularly come to him for blessings and healings, but Andi worries about their effects on her brother, especially when she finds signs of a stalker around their home. Andi finds herself wrestling with her own beliefs in God and her brother and wondering if what she really needs is...a miracle.

The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan - Fiction

 

Greer Cannon is sent to a new school for "troubled teenagers." There she meets a charismatic local named Addison who introduces her to his mentor, Joshua.  However, when Greer finds herself outside of Joshua's circle she realizes how dangerous he really is.

Cracked by K.M. Walton - Fiction
 
When Victor wakes up in the psych ward after taking a bottle of pills, his roommate is none other than Bull, the bully who drove him to attempt suicide. Things go from bad to worse --- until the boys discover they might just have something in common: a reason to live.
Poison by Molly Cochran - Fiction

 

 

In this sequel to LEGACY, Katy is just beginning to claim her place in the magical world when a group of Muffies collapses at her feet during a made up ritual. Can she clear her name and use magic to dispell the Darkness once and for all?

Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne - Fiction

 

Megan spent all year trying to regain her best friend's trust, and when Anna invites her to spend the summer on her uncle's farm, Megan thinks the past is finally behind them. On the farm, Anna quickly falls for Jordan, a rugged summer-hand. Megan and Jordan have their own spark, but Megan’s betrayed Anna once before and she’s not about to do it again...

Winter Town by Stephen Emond - Fiction

 

Every year, straight-laced, Ivy League-bound Evan looks forward to a visit from his childhood friend, Lucy. But suddenly, Lucy has changed into a dark, scowling stranger, and Evan is determined to find the “Old Lucy” that he knows still exists.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - Dystopian Fantasy/Romance
 
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland are slim. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then she meets an Outsider. He’s a savage ---and her only hope of staying alive.
Dead to You by Lisa McMann - Mystery/Suspense

 

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was seven. Now, at 16, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle...at first. But his reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable.

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler - Fiction
 
Ever since a betrayal destroyed her dreams, Hadley stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner. When things start looking up and she gets a second chance --- and a cute, sweet guy walks into her life --- she must decide what she really wants. 
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey - Paranormal Romantic Suspense

 

Lenzi hears voices and has visions --- gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Then she meets that boy, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker --- someone who can communicate with lost souls --- and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress - Fiction

 

In turn of the century London, Cora, Michiko, and Nellie, three intelligent ant talented young woman must come together to solve a murder without drawing too much attention to themselves.

Princess of the Silver Woods: Twelve Dancing Princesses, Book 3 by Jessica Day George - Fiction

 

The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

The Darkest Minds: The Darkest Minds, Book 1 by Alexandra Bracken - Fiction

 

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday something alarming had happened to her. A mysterious disease that killed most of the children in America had left Rugy alive, but she and the other survivors have dangerous powers they can't control. At 16, she escapes the government "rehabilitation camp" she has been living in for the past six years and joins a group of kids who escaped from another camp. Can they all stay safe?

Deadly Little Voices: A Touch Novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz - Paranormal Mystery

 

High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she has started to hear voices --- mean voices that are berating her, telling her how ugly she is and that she’d be better off dead.

The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark - Fiction


Live vicariously through Jay as he faces off against his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girl(s), loses his marbles in a Bermudian love triangle, watches his parents’ relationship implode, and, finally, learns to get real and be himself(ish). 

Hallowed: An Unearthly Novel by Cynthia Hand - Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
 
In this sequel to UNEARTHLY, Clara Gardner is torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play. And she is shocked to learn that someone she loves will die in a matter of months. 
Fallen in Love: A Fallen Novel in Stories by Lauren Kate - Paranormal Romance/Short Stories
 
FALLEN IN LOVE includes four original new stories collected in a new novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. It gives fans the never-revealed stories of Fallen characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel.
Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith - Romance

 

Leah has the life most high school girls would kill for. So why does she feel like she can’t breathe? And why can’t she stop thinking about the boy from the country club --- the one that her mother would never, ever approve of? 

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo - Love & Romance

 

From the moment Amelia sets eyes on Chris, she is a goner. But Chris is 21, while she is 15. She knows it's not going to happen. Working at checkout together, they become friends and her crush doesn't seem so one-sided anymore. But if Chris likes her back, what then? Can two people in such different places in life really be together?

Deadly Little Lessons: A Touch Novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz - Paranormal Romance

 

Camelia Hammond escapes to a summer arts program in Rhode Island and tries to put her junior year drama behind her. But while there, she gets caught up in the case of a local girl who is missing. Time is running out, and Camelia will have to trust her powers if she's to save the missing girl. Will the lessons Camelia has learned in the past give her the strength to do so?

Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail - Fiction

 

Charlie Collins has always had a crush on Kevin Lazarus.  He is perfect, attractive...and her new stepbrother! Things were fine when Kevin was dating Charlie's friend, Tess, and she was kind of dating George, but now that they've kissed, things will never be the same. This is the sequel to the addictive novel, IF WE KISS.

Full Moon Kisses: A Full Moon Novel, Book 3 by Ellen Schreiber - Fiction

 

Celeste and Brandon are looking for a cure for being a werewolf, but if they find one, are they willing to use it?

Falling Kingdoms: Falling Kingdoms, Book 1 by Morgan Rhodes - Fiction

 

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power --- brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined