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January 2017

New in Paperback

January 2017

This month's New in Paperback roundup includes TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard, which follows Safiya and Iseult, two witches who are desperate for freedom but end up getting dragged into a war; Jenny Han's P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, which picks up where we left off with Lara Jean and her adventures in falling in love; and, lastly, A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallaro, a suspenseful mystery retelling of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in which Holmes is a headstrong teenage girl and Watson is her goofy guy friend.

Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key - Children's Fiction

January 5, 2016


In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put his all skills-and bravery-to the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. 

Teen Frankenstein: High School Horror by Chandler Baker - Youth Fiction

January 12, 2016

 
It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hits someone with her car. And kills him. But, all is not lost --- Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life...Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.
Firstlife by Gena Showalter - Young Adult Fantasy

February 23, 2016


Tenley "Ten" Lockwood is an average 17-year-old girl…who has spent the past 13 months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Her refusal to let her parents choose where she'll live --- after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death. In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul.

Unrivaled by Alyson Noël - Romantic Suspense

May 10, 2016


Madison Brooks is Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement. That is, until aspiring celebrities Layla, Aster and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing and all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary - Children's Fiction

January 1, 2017

 
The last thing Saki Yamamoto wants to do for her summer vacation is trade in exciting Tokyo for the antiquated rituals and bad cell reception of her grandmother’s village. Preparing for the Obon ceremony is boring. Then the local kids take interest in Saki and she sees an opportunity for some fun, even if it means disrespecting her family’s ancestral shrine on a malicious dare. But as Saki rings the sacred bell, the darkness shifts. A death curse has been invoked...and Saki has three nights to undo it.
You Were Here by Cori McCarthy - Fiction

January 1, 2017


Jaycee is dealing with her brother's death the only way she can --- by re-creating Jake's daredevil stunts. The ones that got him killed. She's not crazy, okay? She just doesn't have a whole lot of respect for staying alive. Jaycee doesn't expect to have help on her insane quest to remember Jake. But she's joined by a group of unlikely friends --- all with their own reasons for completing the dares and their own brand of dysfunction: the uptight, ex-best friend, the heartbroken poet, the slacker with Peter Pan syndrome, and... Mik. He doesn't talk, but somehow still challenges Jayce to do the unthinkable --- reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine - Youth Fiction

January 3, 2017

 
Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule. But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found. Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals --- some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it and the prophecy that foretold her destiny.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman - Fantasy

January 3, 2017


On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall's presentation to the queen, one of her family's housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

Starflight by Melissa Landers - Science Fiction

January 3, 2017


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.

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin - Nonfiction

January 3, 2017


On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors and critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks. 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions changed. This is a fascinating story of prejudice against black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II.

Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle by Katie Coyle - Fiction

January 3, 2017


The predicted Rapture by Pastor Frick’s Church of America has come and gone, and three thousand Believers are now missing or dead. Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple and her best friend, Harpreet, are revolutionaries, determined to expose the Church’s diabolical power grab...nd to locate Viv’s missing heartthrob, Peter Ivey.

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan -

January 3, 2017


Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok's lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna's survival depends on the world believing she is dead. But when she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk.

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell -

January 3, 2017


A lush, atmospheric fantasy novel filled with twists and turns about a girl named Gwen, who is kidnapped and brought to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain and bloodthirsty beasts.  As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.

Thief of Lies: A Library Jumpers Novel by Brenda Drake - Fiction

January 3, 2017


Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books --- rescue them from a demonic hound.

Raging Sea: Undertow Trilogy Book 2 by Michael Buckley - Dystopian Fiction

January 3, 2017


Nearly everyone that Lyric Walker loves is either missing or presumed dead, including the mesmerizing prince Fathom. It’s up to Lyric to unite the Alpha before the second wave of a cataclysmic invasion wipes out mankind for good.

Dominion: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 3 by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard - Science Fiction/Adventure

January 3, 2017


Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr have traveled through the mysterious wormhole known as Derith, from which no traveler has ever returned. Trapped in a dimension beyond their own, they emerge to discover a universe that has moved on without them. Years have passed, and Civil War rages among the Illyri. Earth is lost to alien parasites known as the Others, and the sinister Archmage Syrene of the Nairene Sisterhood has disappeared into the Sisterhood’s lair --- but not before choosing a new leader with her own plans for the future of her race. Syl and Paul must find a way to change the course of history and save the lives of billions.

Dove Exiled by Karen Bao - Fantasy

January 3, 2017


Phaet Theta is a fugitive. Hiding in plain sight on the drowned planet Earth, Phaet discovers the rugged beauty of the world her ancestors once called home. All her life, she’s been taught to fear the “Earthbound,” and their generosity and kindness surprise and touch Phaet. But when the Lunar Bases attack her friend Wes’s village, Phaet’s past catches up with her, and she’s forced to choose: stay on Earth and fight, or stow away on a Moon-bound ship so she can save her brother and sister from the government that killed their mother.

Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little - Fiction

January 3, 2017


Jayden thought she had lost everything. After months of traveling in the desert, she discovers her beloved Kadesh is injured but still alive. However, the two must flee immediately, for the vengeful and jealous Horeb is on their trail, desperate to take Jayden back to be his bride.

Another Day by David Levithan - Fiction

January 3, 2017


Every day is the same for Rhiannon. Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day --- a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person…wasn’t Justin at all.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro - Young Adult Mystery

January 3, 2017


Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices --- and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends. But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe --- and the only people they can trust are each other.

Front Lines by Michael Grant - Historical Fiction

January 3, 2017


World War II, 1942. A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. The unproven American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled, the armed forces of Nazi Germany. Three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, with dreams and aspirations. Each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honor her sister, Frangie needs money for her family, and Rainy wants to kill Germans. These daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race.

Eden West by Pete Hautman - Young Adult

January 3, 2017


Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the land of the Grace. It is all 17-year-old Jacob knows. Beyond the fence lies the World, a wicked, terrible place, doomed to destruction. When the Archangel Zerachiel descends from Heaven, only the Grace will be spared the horrors of the Apocalypse. But something is rotten in paradise. A wolf invades Nodd, slaughtering the Grace’s sheep. A new boy arrives from outside, and his scorn and disdain threaten to tarnish Jacob’s contentment. Then, while patrolling the borders of Nodd, Jacob meets Lynna, a girl from the adjoining ranch, who tempts him to sample the forbidden Worldly pleasures that lie beyond the fence. Jacob’s faith, his devotion, and his grip on reality are tested as his feelings for Lynna blossom into something greater and the End Days grow ever closer.

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes - Youth Fiction

January 3, 2017

 
This is not the story of the Wonderland we know. Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father’s approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland’s dangerous political game. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she’ll lose not just the crown but her head.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal - Youth Nonfiction

January 3, 2017

 
For all her accomplishments, scrutiny and scandal have followed this complex woman since she stepped into the public eye --- from her role as First Lady of Arkansas to First Lady of the United States to becoming the first female U.S. senator from New York to U.S. secretary of state. Despite intense criticism, Hillary has remained committed to public service and dedicated to health-care reform, children's issues and women’s rights. Now, she aspires to a bigger role: her nation's first woman president.
Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano - Fiction

January 3, 2017


Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised and missing a year of her life. She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: She’s popular. She wears nothing but black. Black to cover the blood. And she can fight. Tell no one.

Heads Up Money by DK Publishing - Nonfiction

January 3, 2017


From the pocket change to online shopping, money is everywhere. Economics can't be ignored, and HEADS UP MONEY helps children make sense of the global marketplace, financial risks and gains, and free trade. With easy-to-understand explanations of economic theory, this introductory resource is structured around key questions like "What is money?", "What is healthy competition?", and "What is the wage gap?"

Nothing Bad Is Going to Happen by Kathleen Hale - Fiction

January 3, 2017


After catching her best friend’s murderer a few months ago, Kippy thought the worst was over. Then she found her boyfriend at home, barely breathing and clinging to life. The sheriff insists it was a suicide attempt, but Kippy refuses to believe it. And with everything that’s happened to her, Kippy wonders if something more sinister is going on. But in a town where everyone has their secrets and a next-door neighbor could be a serial killer, who can she turn to for help?

Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynne Duncan - Fiction

January 9, 2017


Seventeen-year-old refugee Lux plots her escape from the island where her family is stranded, denying that her home was lost in the Floods. But before her feet even leave the sand, she's taken hostage by a vengeance-driven pirate nearly as young as she is. Captain Draven's scarf veils more than his face. When Lux sees deeper into his motivations, she's torn. Staying would mean entrusting her life to a pirate. Helping Draven would mean losing her heart to one.

Underwater: A Novel by Marisa Reichardt - Youth Fiction

January 10, 2017


Morgan didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive --- first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan can't move on. She can't even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she's underwater, unable to surface. When it seems Morgan can't hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside. 

The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry - Youth Fiction

January 10, 2017

 
Natalie starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first --- her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right. That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” 
 
Truthwitch: A Witchlands Novel by Susan Dennard - Youth Fiction

January 10, 2017

 
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her --- but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Safiya and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and privateer) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
Me and Miranda Mullaly by Jake Gerhardt - Children's Fiction

January 10, 2017

 
Meet Sam, the comedian; Duke, the intellectual; and Chollie, the athlete. Their fates converge at Penn Valley Middle as each falls desperately for the enigmatic Miranda Mullaly --- the girl who smiles like she means it, the girl who makes Christmas truly magic when she sings, the girl who...barely realizes her admirers exist!
Assassin's Masque (Palace of Spies, Book 3) by Sarah Zettel - Youth Fiction

January 10, 2017

 
Things are turning around for seventeen-year-old Peggy Fitzroy, a once-orphaned spy. Her father is back from the dead and her unwanted engagement has been called off for good. But when a mysterious veiled woman shows up, Peggy uncovers a fresh slew of questions about her past, present and future. 
 
Ignite Your Spark: Discovering Who You Are from the Inside Out by Patricia Wooster - Nonfiction

January 10, 2017


It’s no secret that your teen years can be tumultuous, confusing, and even sucky, but that doesn’t mean you can’t light a fire in your life. Covering topics from relationships, self-image, and school to goals, failures, and willpower,IGNITE YOUR SPARK features thought-provoking quizzes, “Ignite Your Life” activities, and profiles of kids and adults alike who have ignited their own spark to accomplish extraordinary things.

I'm From Nowhere by Suzanne Myers - Youth Fiction

January 10, 2017


A few weeks into her sophomore year at Ventura High School in California, all that hanging around is about to come to an end for Wren Verlaine. It’s always been just Wren and her mother, Hannah. But when Hannah receives a reporting assignment in Greenland for six months, Wren is shipped off to Hardwick Hall: Hannah’s alma mater back East, which she’s refused to discuss for as long as Wren can remember.
Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz - Youth Fiction

January 17, 2017


A powerful novel-in-verse about how one teen boy survives the March 2011 tsunami that devastates his coastal Japanese village. On that fateful day, Kai loses nearly everyone and everything he cares about. When he’s offered a trip to New York to meet kids whose lives were changed by 9/11, Kai realizes he also has a chance to look for his estranged American father. Visiting Ground Zero on its tenth anniversary, Kai learns that the only way to make something good come out of the disaster back home is to return there and help rebuild his town.
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett - Fiction

January 17, 2017


Artist Beatrix Adams is ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital's Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive…and possibly one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is --- and tries to uncover what he's hiding that leaves him so wounded.

Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo - Historical Fiction

January 17, 2017


Alfie lives off the coast of England. Merry lives in New York City. Until Merry and her mother set sail on the Lusitania for England, where Merry's father is recuperating from a war injury. People told them not to go, hearing rumors that the Lusitania might be carrying munitions. Alfie and his father find a lost girl in an abandoned house on a small island. The girl doesn't speak, except to say what sounds like "Lucy." The others in the village suspect the unthinkable: Lucy is actually German --- an enemy --- because she's found with a blanket with a German tag. Told from Alfie and Merry's points of view, this exquisite novel tells of friends, enemies and unexpected kindnesses.

Burn by Elissa Sussman - Fantasy

January 17, 2017


After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Stolen from her parents at a young age and forced into service by the Wicked Queen, Elanor now wants nothing more than to see the queen removed from power. But Elanor has secrets --- mistakes she’s spent years trying to forget --- and the closer the rebels get to the throne, the harder it is for Elanor to keep her past hidden away.

Shade Me by Jennifer Brown - Fiction

January 17, 2017


To Nikki, Peyton Hollis, the ultrarich it-girl at school, was seemingly untouchable. That is, until Peyton is violently attacked and the only phone number the hospital finds in Peyton’s cell is Nikki’s. Suddenly Nikki is pulled into Peyton’s glittering, fast-paced world as she tries to unravel an unfolding conspiracy.

Bluescreen by Dan Wells - Fiction

January 17, 2017


Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni --- a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online 24 hours a day, this connection is like oxygen --- and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it. Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She lives on the net --- going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. It’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen --- a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, nonchemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected

Traffick by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

January 24, 2017


In TRICKS, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling enormous questions: Eden, the preacher’s daughter who is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead. And now, in TRAFFICK, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out?

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

January 24, 2017


Five very different teenagers are living their lives as best they can, but they all feel lost, in search of freedom, safety, community and love. The five stories weave together to tell a larger, more powerful story.

Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) by Rhiannon Thomas - Fantasy

January 24, 2017


Aurora was supposed to be her kingdom’s savior. But when she was forced to decide between being loyal to the crown and loyal to her country, she set events in motion that branded her a traitor. Now, hunted by the king’s soldiers, Aurora’s only chance of freeing her kingdom from the king’s tyrannical rule is by learning to control her magic. But Aurora’s powers come at a price --- one that will cause her to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before...and uncover the truth about her destiny.

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury -

January 24, 2017


When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years --- a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. 

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity --- only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin - Youth Fiction

January 24, 2017

 
Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked off the swim team, earned a reputation as Carson High’s easiest hook-up and officially became the black sheep of her family. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan. Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. As their mutual friends and shared histories draw them together again, Harper and Declan must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all.
The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald - Fiction

January 30, 2017


Fourteen-year-old Oscar Dunleavy is missing, presumed dead. His bike was found at sea, out past the end of the pier, and everyone in town seems to have accepted this as a teenage tragedy. But Oscar's best friend Meg knows he isn t dead. Oscar is an optimistic and kind boy who bakes the world s best apple tarts; he would never kill himself, and Meg is going to prove it. Meg must confront the painful truth of Oscar s past six months, along with the possibility that he might really be gone.

The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice - Fiction

January 31, 2017


When Ruth Ann (Roo) McCabe responds to a text message while she's driving, her life as she knows it ends. The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed. Everyone thinks she's in a coma, but Roo has locked-in syndrome --- she can see, hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. Mathilda (Tilly) is Roo's sister and best friend. She was the one who texted Roo and inadvertently caused the accident. Now, Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt and her growing feelings for Roo's boyfriend, Newton --- the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through.

Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry - Young Adult Fiction

January 31, 2017


Smart. Responsible. That's 17-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire --- and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them --- a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness --- he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr - Fiction

January 31, 2017


Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal --- she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born her very blood has been illegal. A war has been raging between humans and faeries, and the Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans. Lily's father has always shielded her from the truth, but when she's sent to the prestigious St. Columba's school, she's delivered straight into the arms of a fae Sleeper cell --- the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families, and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite's been chosen to join them.

Untwine by Edwidge Danticat - Fiction

January 31, 2017


UNTWINE is a spellbinding tale, lyrical and filled with love, mystery, humor and heartbreak. Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat brings her extraordinary talent to this graceful and unflinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance, family, the horrors of loss and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.

It's All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick - Youth Fiction

January 31, 2017


Up until forty-eight hours ago, seventeen-year-old Caitlin Singleberry had never: Tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, sang in public at the top of her lungs, kidnapped anyone or --- what? Stolen a convertible?  Now she's in jail and has no idea what to tell: The police, her parents, the mayor, all of those camera crews and everyone on Twitter. She blames one person for the entire insane weekend: Her famous cousin.
Blood Passage (Dark Caravan Cycle) by Heather Demetrios - Fiction

January 31, 2017


When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfill Malek's third and final wish, she's not expecting it to be easy. Especially because Malek isn't the only one after Solomon's sigil, an ancient magical ring that gives its wearer the power to control the entire jinn race. Nalia has also promised to take Raif, leader of the jinn revolution, to its remote location. Though Nalia is free of the bottle and shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before and no closer to rescuing her imprisoned brother.

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh - Science Fiction

January 31, 2017


Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much --- Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers --- but it helps him and his mom make the rent. When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold --- a color no one has ever seen.

By Your Side by Kasie West - Fiction

January 31, 2017


When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her. Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell - Fiction

January 31, 2017


With a desperate fairy's last curse controlling her mind, Princess Aurora must escape from a different castle of thorns and navigate a dangerously magical landscape--created from her very own dreams. Aurora isn't alone --- a charming prince is eager to join her quest, and old friends offer their help. But as Maleficent's agents follow her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are and, moreover, who she truly is.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han - Fiction

January 31, 2017


Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?