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What to Give, What to Get 2012

What to Give, What to Get

What to Give, What to Get 2012

Sometimes deciding what to get is as hard as deciding what to give. So we've created a special "What to Give, What to Get" Guide --- a list of books just for teens that will give you tons of gift-giving ideas (and maybe a few to put on YOUR list). Happy Holidays!

Amber House by Kelly Moore, Larkin Reed, and Tucker Reed - Horror


Sarah Parsons has never seen her family's estate - its hedge maze, secret chambers, ghosts, or lost diamonds. But when her grandmother dies, everything is about to change.

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz - Fiction


Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions. But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate's birthday celebration, Colin is the only for the investigation. It's up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin's frequent tormenter, didn't bring the gun to school.

Crewel by Gennifer Albin - Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+


Gifted with the rare ability to weave time with matter, Adelice is exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in Arras, being chosen as a Spinster means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. But once you become a Spinster, there is no turning back. Now caught in a web of lies and intrigue, Adelice must decide who to trust.

Days of Blood & Starlight: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book Two by Laini Taylor - Fantasy


In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

Every Day by David Levithan - Romance


Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. He lives by three rules: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. That is, until he wakes up in Justin's body and meets Justin's girlfriend. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with --- day in, day out, day after day.

Goblin Secrets by William Alexander - Fantasy


A boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother, Rowan. But the goblin troupe's plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins also want to find Rowan --- because Rowan might be the only person who can save the town from being flooded by a mighty river.

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?

Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch - Science Fiction


On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.

Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber - Fiction


When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well...Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count.

Son by Lois Lowry - Dystopian/Fantasy


SON thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, THE GIVER, as well as GATHERING BLUE and MESSENGER, where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer - Fiction


STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: The Carson Philips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron -


A spine-tingling steampunk tale of spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance.

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?

The Diviners by Libba Bray - Historical Fantasy


Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City, where she lives with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult. When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer --- if he doesn't catch her first.

The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy) by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Fiction


Lose the game, lose your life. The first book in the high-charged Ascendance Trilogy.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - Fantasy/Romance

Gansey has always loved the tales of sleeping kings. He thinks he’s found one, or at least the area where one might be. And the best way to be there is to attend the prestigious Aglionby Academy for Boys. Blue is the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, but doesn't believe in things like spirits or true love. Although her policy is to stay away from Aglionby boys, one in particular may be able to change her mind about magic, and maybe even love.

Undead by Kirsty McKay - Horror


Out of sight, out of their minds: It's a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when Bobby's classmates go all brain-dead on her.