New Titles Young Adults’ February 2014 (arrived in January 2014)


The greening, Belinda Mellor.
Once heard, the song of a Silvana can never be forgotten. Yet for every man who wins such a wife there are three destroyed in the attempt. Sixteen-year- old Fabiom dreams of winning the love of a Silvana, one of the mysterious and powerful tree spirits who haunt the deepest groves of the wildwood. But when he is suddenly thrown into the political arena and expected to keep the family silk business running, everything changes. Fabiom fears he will have to put aside his dream, for such a quest is perilous and Deepvale cannot afford to lose its young lord. However, the piece of amber he finds beneath the huge ash tree could change his mind. If one of the Silvanii is upset enough to weep golden tears at the thought of losing him, then presenting himself on the eve of his seventeenth birth-anniversary might not be so dangerous after all. What Fabiom does not know, is that the fiercely guarded secrets of silk-making have been sold abroad, putting more than the economic stability of his holding at risk; it was the Silvanii who first gifted Morene's people with those secrets, and they do not take kindly to betrayal.


Dark satanic mills, Marcus Sedgwick ... [et al.].
Framed for a murder she did not commit, the innocent and beautiful Christie has no other choice but to run for her life. Set in a near-future Britain, this title tracks a young girl's journey from the flooded landmarks of London to the vast, scorched and abandoned hills of the north.
Lois Lane : a celebration of 75 years, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family ; [writer, Jerry Siegel ... [et al.] ; artist, Joe Shuster ... [et al.]].
A hardcover anthology collecting some of Lois Lane's greatest stories. It collects Action Comics numbered 1-2, number 6, number 484, number 600, number 662, Adventures of Superman number 631, All-Star Superman numbered 2-3, Man of Steel number 2, Showcase number 9, and, Wonder Woman number 170.
Starry-eyed : 16 stories that steal the spotlight, Ted Michael & Josh Pultz ; introduction by Clay Aiken.
Negima! omnibus. 2, Ken Akamatsu ; translated and adapted by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics.
When ten-year-old wizard Negi Springfield receives his diploma in magic, his first graduate work assignment is teaching English at an all-girl Japanese high school.
Marie Antoinette, serial killer, Katie Alender.
While in Paris, France on a class trip, Colette Iselin enlists the help of her charming French tour guide to help uncover a possible connection between Marie Antoinette, a series of gruesome murders, and perhaps her own family history, and he also gives her insights into herself.
The impossible knife of memory, Laurie Halse Anderson.
Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a 'normal' life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.
Noble conflict, Malorie Blackman.
Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians an elite peacekeeping force to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.
Undercurrent, Paul Blackwell.
After miraculously surviving a tumble through a powerful waterfall, sixteen-year-old Callum Harris awakes from a coma to find himself in a dark and dangerous version of the life he knew.
Rein it in : an A circuit novel, Georgina Bloomberg & Catherine Hapka.
Sorrow's knot, Erin Bow.
Otter is a girl of the Shadowed People, a tribe of women, and she is born to be a binder, a woman whose power it is to tie the knots that bind the dead but she is also destined to remake her world.
Invitation only.,
Jane, the fox & me, Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christine Morelli and Susan Ouriou.
Helene is an outcast in her grade. Her only consolation is reading Jane Eyre. Even seeing a lovely fox doesn't make her feel better, but maybe a new friendship will.
Killer of enemies, Joseph Bruchac.
In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage.
Glass houses.,
A spark unseen, Sharon Cameron.
When Katharine Tulman foils an attempt to kidnap her Uncle Tully, she finds herself caught up in international intrigue. Aware that there are people who want to turn her uncle's mechanical fish into an explosive device, and unsure of who to trust, she decides to fake her uncle's death and flee to Paris in search of Lane Moreau, her uncle's assistant.
The dark unwinding.,
Cross my heart and hope to spy, Ally Carter.
Cammie Morgan is a CIA legacy and attends the premier school in the world...for spies. The school hosts some mysterious guests with the code name Blackthorne. When Cammie is blamed for a security breach that threatens to expose the school's top secret status, she and her friends face danger to clear Cammie's name and learn the truth about Blackthorne.
Only the good spy young.,
Betrayed, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Chosen, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Hunted : a House of Night novel, P.C. and Kristin Cast.
Marked, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Tempted : a House of Night novel, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Zoey Redbird, High Priestess-in-training, finds herself juggling three guys--one of which is so into protecting her that he can sense her emotions. Meanwhile the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and only Zoey has the power to stop the evil immortal Kalona who is behind it. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?
Untamed : a House of Night novel, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird - she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.
City of ashes, Cassandra Clare.
Sixteen-year-old Clary continues trying to make sense of the swiftly changing events and relationships in her life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents, her brother Jace, and her boyfriend Simon.
When Mr. Dog bites, Brian Conaghan.
All seventeen-year-old Dylan Mint wants is to keep his Tourette's in check and live as a normal teen, but during a routine hospital visit he overhears that he is going to die, and in an attempt to claim the life he has always wanted he makes a list of "Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It" and sets out to have some fun.
Tides, Betsy Cornwell.
After moving to the Isles of Shoals for a marine biology internship, eighteen-year-old Noah learns of his grandmother's romance with a selkie woman, falls for the selkie's daughter, and must work with her to rescue her siblings from his mentor's cruel experiments.
Snakeroot : a Nightshade novel, Andrea Cremer.
Bosque Mar haunts Adne and Logan's dreams, trying to turn Adne to the dark side as he attempts to escape the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle of the War of All Against All.
Kill me softly,
The mighty Miss Malone, Christopher Paul Curtis.
With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
Boys don't knit.,
Samurai summer, Ake Edwardson ; translated by Per Carlsson.
A boy sent to a camp for unwanted children adopts the samurai lifestyle in order to protect himself and his friends from the sadistic camp overseer, Matron, and her adult son who is stalking one of the female campers.
Blythewood, Carol Goodman.
After a summer locked away in a mental institution, seventeen-year-old orphan Ava Hall is sent to Blythewood, a finishing school for young ladies that is anything but ordinary.
Full ride, Margaret Peterson Haddix.
After her father is convicted of embezzlement, Becca Jones, fourteen, and her mother flee Georgia for small-town Ohio but three years later she learns that his misdeeds may have jeopardized not just her future but also her life.
New girl.,
A breath of frost.,
Don't look back.,
Why we took the car, Wolfgang Herrndorf ; translated by Tim Mohr.
Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a disfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.
Avengers. [3, Prelude to infinity], Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer, writers ; Mike Deodato ... [et al.], artists.
First, hyperion and Captain Universe begin the godlike education of the transformed Savage Land children. But when the High Evolutionary stakes his claim on the Children of the Sun, Hyperion learns the true cost of the decision he's made and the planet begins communicating with something much more ancient than humans.
My name is Rapunzel, KC Hilton.
My tale has been told again and again, and I've heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children but the children wouldn't have laughed if they'd known the real story. It wasn't their fault. They didn't know the truth. Nobody did. My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.
Puella magi kazumi magica, the innocent malice. 3, orginal story by Magica Quartet ; story by Masaki Hiramatsu ; art by Takashi Tensugi ; [translation by William Flanagan].
As her teammates look on in horror, Niko succumbs to the taint that has overwhelmed her soul gem and she transforms into a terrifying witch. But there is little time for the Pleiades Saints to grieve; this new witch has gone on the attack. Left with no alternative, Mirai strikes down her friend to save the rest of the girls.
A rite of passage, a novel by Christopher J. Holcroft.
Canyon : a novel, Christopher J. Holcroft.
A book about Scott Morrow and his Venturer Unit on their first canyoning trip to New South Wales' Blue Mountains. An incident causes havoc for the boys and their leader, requiring all the services of the Army, Rover Rescue Service and Commandos to come to their aid.
Only the brave dare, Christopher J. Holcroft.
Scott Morrow is your typical teenager but events turn him into the hero he never thought he would be. He is a Venturer Scout on a Christmas holiday camp with his Unit when international drug smugglers try to pick up their prize booty that has the potential to turn thousands of Australians into drug addicts. Follow Scott as he pits his bravery against the might of war experienced drug runners in a race to free his fellow Venturers who have been imprisoned in a Convict jail. Join the race by Australian Defence and law enforcement authorities as they chase a mother ship believed to have dropped off millions of dollars in drugs off the coastline where Scott and his Unit are holidaying.
Little red lies, Julie Johnston.
The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn't want to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. Worries about her veteran brother's failing health and repugnance at her mother's unexpected and unwanted pregnancy drive her to seek solace from a seemingly sympathetic, but self-serving teacher. The lies she tells herself hoping to reach solutions to the problems complicating her life merely function to make matters worse. Ultimately, she finds a way to come to terms with life as it reaches an end and life as it begins.
Death and the girl he loves.,
Naruto. Vol. 64, Ten tails, story and art by Masashi Kishimoto ; [translation, Mari Morimoto].
While Tobi and Naruto battle, the Ten-Tailed beast is awakened, and it'll take the entire Allied Shinobi Forces to stop it.
Afterglow, Karsten Knight.
Ashline Wilde, her sister Eve, and new boyfriend Wes set out to stop Ash's trickster-god ex-boyfriend, Colt, once and for all when they learn he plans to kill the Cloak, the benevolent beings that oversee the gods, and merge Ash and her two sisters back into the too-powerful goddess, Pele.
Embers & echoes.,
Cut the lights.,
Archon, Lana Krumwiede.
Twelve-year-old Taemon struggles with the fallout from his role in ending the city of Deliverance's ability to use telekinetic powers and embarks on a dangerous journey with Amma to find his missing father in a Republik.
How they met, and other stories, David Levithan.
A collection of eighteen stories describing the surprises, sacrifices, doubts, pain, and joy of falling in love.
Nine open arms, Benny Lindelauf ; translated by John Nieuwenhuizen.
Teen Titans. Volume 3, Death of the Family, writers, Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, Scott Snyder ; artists, Brett Booth ... [et al.] ; letterers, Dezi Sienty ... [et al.] ; colorists, Andrew Dalhouse ... [et al.].
Red Hood and Red Robin team up against The Joker! Tim Drake and Jason Todd have to survive a confrontation with The Joker and stop their respective teams from killing each other. Considering how well they have worked together in the past, that shouldn't be a problem, right? Right! And even if they survive, will they be ready to face the horrifying forces now gathered against them in the shadows? Or will the Joker get the last laugh?
Sleeping freshmen never lie, David Lubar.
While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.
The right fight, Chris Lynch.
When the draft board calls on the eve of World War II, Roman leaves behind a career in minor-league baseball to join the army, and finds himself driving a tank in the North African campaign.
Fairy tail. 34, Hiro Mashima ; [translation, William Flanagan].
Outraged by the way Yukino has been treated, Natsu goes on the warpath and challenges the master of Saber Tooth to a fight! Back at the tournament, the wizards prepare to face Pandemonium, a castle built out of magic containing one hundred terrible monsters, the most powerful of which are easily capable of taking down a Wizard Saint. But when Erza, desperate to reclaim Fairy Tail's honor, wins the right to go first, she declares that she'll take on all one hundred at once!
The broken spell.,
Mike Mignola's B.P.R.D. Vampire. [1], story by Michael Mignola, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon ; art by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon ; colors by Dave Stewart ; letters by Clem Robbins.
In the wake of the horrific events of B.P.R.D. 1948, we follow one doomed agent's quest for vengeance against the vampires of the world.
What we lost in the dark, Jacquelyn Mitchard.
Despite her fatal allergy to sunlight, XP, and the risk to all she holds dear, Allie Kim is determined to see Garrett Tabor brought to justice and may get her chance when she and Rob uncover a horrible secret Tabor has hidden under Lake Superior.
Dark sun and other stories.,
Skip beat! [Volumes 16, 17, 18], story and art by Yoshiki Nakamura ; [English translation & adaption, Tomo Kimura].
Saving Kyoko from Reino's attack has finally knocked some sense into Sho's head, but before he can tell Kyoko how he feels, Ren shows up to ruin the moment. But Kyoko's got bigger problems to deal with than their secret battle for her affections she's in danger of being typecast as creepy and twisted! How will she ever get to play a beautiful princess if everyone just wants her to play the damaged bully?
Close your pretty eyes.,
Across the wall : a tale of Abhorsen and other stories, Garth Nix.
A collection of fantasy short stories plus a novella that is set in the world of the Abhorsen trilogy.
[Olympians]. [6]. Aphrodite : goddess of love, George O'Connor.
A latest entry in the best-selling series focuses on the goddess of love and combines accessible graphic illustrations with thoroughly researched storytelling to recount her dramatic birth from the sea foam, her role in the Trojan War and more.
Magi. 3 : the labyrinth of magic, story & art by Shinobu Ohtaka ; [translation & English adaptation, John Werry].
Aladdin finds himself among the Kouga tribe, who live deep in the desert far from Qishan. An emissary from the Kou Empire arrives offering peace, but when it turns out to be an offer they can't refuse, things take a turn for the worse. Aladdin learns more about the legend of the Magi and the Rukh, bird-like beings of light, with whom he appears to share a deep connection.
Mouse guard. [3], The Black Axe, story & art by David Petersen.
A prequel, set in 1115, that fulfills the promise the wise oldfur Celanawe made to tell Lieam of the day his paw first touched the Black Axe. The arrival of distant kin takes Celanawe on an adventure that will carry him across the sea to uncharted waters and lands all while unraveling the legend of Farrer, the blacksmith who forged the mythic axe.
Bloodstone, Gillian Philip.
Sithe warriors Seth and Conal MacGregor, while searching for the Bloodstone demanded by their Queen, cross over the Veil, which has violent consequences, while, in the Otherworld, Jed Cameron must keep his infant brother safe from the evil forces who want to consume him.
Enders, Lissa Price.
Your body controlled. Your thoughts invaded. The body bank has gone. The danger hasn't. Nowhere is safe for Callie. No-one can be trusted. She must fight for the truth even if it kills her.
A ring through time.,
The taming of the tights, Louise Rennison.
The tights run wild and free in hilarious new novel from the Queen of Comedy! Tallulah Casey is putting all thoughts of wild boy Cain behind her. He is literally an animal in trousers oo-er. Not like nice boy Charlie (who she's totally not thinking about either). The Tree Sisters are chasing those golden slippers of applause at performing arts college but Dr Lightowler seems hell-bent on spoiling everything for Tallulah. And with all her mates loved up, can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy?
When I was the greatest, Jason Reynolds.
Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.
Totally unrelated.,
Deadly : a pretty little liars, Sara Shepard.
High school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have all done horrible things things that would put them behind bars if anyone ever found out. And their stalker 'A' knows everything. So far A has kept their secrets, using them to torture the girls. But now A's changed the game. Suddenly the girls are hauled in for questioning, and all their worlds begin to unravel. If A's plan succeeds, Rosewood's pretty little liars will be locked away for good.
Star wars. Darth Vader and the ninth assassin, script, Tim Siedell ; pencils, Stephen Thompson, Ivan Fernandez ; inks, Mark Irwin, Denis Freitas, Drew Geraci, Jason Gorder ; colors, Michael Atiyeh ; lettering, Michael Heisler ; cover art, Ariel Olivetti.
One man has hired a deadly assassin to murder Darth Vader. While the assassin lurks, Vader pursues a different threat to the Empire and encounters an ancient prophecy and a powerful weapon.
Night World. 2.,
Night World. 3, L. J. Smith.
In 'Huntress', Jez Redfern is wild and dangerous, and the leader of a gang of Night World vampires. But Jez discovers a shocking secret, and faces a terrifying choice: she must either remain a deadly crusader of evil, or fight to protect innocent mortals from her former friends ...But can she resist her instinct for blood? In 'Black Dawn', Maggie Neely's biggest worry is leading her soccer team to victory - until her brother, Miles, goes missing. Maggie must find him. Her search leads Maggie to the vampire, Delos, to whom she is strangely attracted. But while Delos lives, Miles could be lost forever. Can Maggie bring herself to destroy him? Or will Delos get to Maggie first? In 'Witch Light', Keller is part shapeshifter, part panther. She is searching for a new Wild Power. But can the dizzy human girl, Iliana, really be it? And then there's the dashing, romantic Galen. Keller has strong feelings for him. But he's destined to be Iliana's soulmate. Can Keller keep away? Or will she break her promise, and fall in love?
Taste of darkness.,
Spoils, Tammar Stein.
When seventeen-year-old Leni finds out that her family won the lottery due to a deal her sister made with the devil, she is determined to set things right.
The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. 17, original story, Nagaru Tanigawa ; manga, Gaku Tsugano, character design, Noizi Ito ; [translation, Paul Starr].
One weekend, when Kyon reaches the usual SOS Brigade rendezvous spot, he is met not by his fellow club members, but instead by Sasaki, an old friend from middle school. Haruhi isn't thrilled to find Kyon already waiting when she arrives (who's going to buy drinks?!) and is even less thrilled by his attractive female friend!
Blood donors.,
Darkest fear.,
Batman and Robin. Volume 3, Death of the family, Peter J. Tomasi, Scott Snyder, writers ; Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Greg Capullo, pencillers ; Mick Gray ... [et al.], inkers ; John Kalisz, FCO Plascencia, colorists ; Carlos M. Mangual, Richard Starkings, Comiccraft's Jimmy Betancourt, letterers.
A direct tie to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Death in the Family" Batman story comes the disturbingly creepy and psychological thriller of Batman and Robin by the all star team of Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. The Joker returns to test Batman and the extended Bat-family but when he squares off against Batman's son Damian aka Robin! With Batman's life hanging in the balance, The Clown Prince of Crime pushes Robin to his limits and beyond. And with the 300th anniversary of the founding of Gotham approaches, tragedy strikes the Bat-family.
Between the devil and the deep blue sea, April Genevieve Tucholke.
Violet is in love with River, a mysterious seventeen-year-old stranger renting the guest house behind the rotting seaside mansion where Violet lives, but when eerie, grim events begin to happen, Violet recalls her grandmother's frequent warnings about the devil and wonders if River is evil.
The one safe place, Tania Unsworth.
Those who enter the Gabriel H. Penn Home for Childhood only get to leave one way. In the near future the gap between rich and poor has become insurmountable. Life as a street child in the big city is only made bearable by who, and what, you know. And by the rumour circulating of a haven for children, a place of true safety. This rumour appears to be nothing more than a fairy-tale until Devin, and his new friend Kit, meet someone who promises to take them there. But when Devin and Kit arrive they begin to understand the real price of safety. A disconcerting vision and a beautifully imagined novel of suspense and adventure from debut author, Tania Unsworth.
Montmorency on the rocks, Eleanor Updale.
Five years after giving up his life of crime in the sewers Montmorency is back in London. But his evil alter ego, Scarper, is back too. As he struggles to avoid his old ways he becomes preoccupied with the mystery of a series of unexplained bomb blasts in London and the sinister discovery of a row of tiny graves on a Scottish island.
Star crazy me!,
Roomies, Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando.
While living very different lives on opposite coasts, seventeen-year-old Elizabeth and eighteen-year-old Lauren become acquainted by email the summer before they begin rooming together as freshmen at UC-Berkeley.
Golden girl, Sarah Zettel.
As a child of prophecy and daughter of the legitimate heir to the Seelie throne, fourteen-year-old Callie poses a huge threat to the warring fae factions who have attached themselves to the most powerful people in 1930s Hollywood.
Palace of spies : being a true, accurate, and complete account of the scandalous and wholly remarkable adventures of Margaret Preston Fitzroy, counterfeit lady, accused thief, and confidential agent at the court of his majesty, King George I, Sarah Zettel.
In 1716 London, an orphaned sixteen-year-old girl from a good family impersonates a lady-in-waiting only to discover that the real girl was murdered, the court harbors a nest of spies, and the handsome young artist who is helping her solve the mystery might be a spy himself.


Big bad book of Bart Simpson, [contributing artists, Igor Baranko ... et al. ; contributing writers, James Bates ... et al.].
PX!. Book one, A girl and her panda, written by Eric A. Anderson and Manny Trembley ; illustrated by Manny Trembley.
A young girl named Dahlia, with the help of her giant Panda sidekick sets off on an epic journey around the globe to save her missing father. Unbeknownst to our heroes, Dad has been kidnapped by Pollo - an evil goat mastermind bent on taking over the world, and it's only a matter of time before Pollo's twisted machinations will be unleashed.
The earl & the fairy. 4, story & art by Ayuko ; original concept by Mizue Tani ; [English translation & adaption, John Werry].
Lydia has been trapped in a warehouse by Rosalie, a dangerous young woman who commands a bogey-beast and wants Edward all to herself. What's more, Lydia has realized that she is in the storehouse where Edgar was first enslaved as a child. Can she discover the secret of his dark past, or will she fall prey to the bogey-beast's true master?
Daredevil, the man without fear!. [Vol. 9], King of Hell's Kitchen, story, Brian Michael Bendis ; art, Alex Maleev ; colors, Matt Hollingsworth.
The shadowhunter's codex : being a record of the ways and laws of the Nephilim, the chosen of the Angel Raziel, as compiled by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis.
How not to be a dick : an everyday etiquette guide, Meghan Doherty.
On the one hand, nobody wants to be a dick. On the other hand, dicks are everywhere! This book is packed with honest and straightforward advice, and includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) young people as they confront moments of potential dickishness in their everyday lives.
Looks like daylight : voices of indigenous kids, Deborah Ellis ; foreword by Loriene Roy.
For two years, Ellis traveled across the United States and Canada interviewing Native children. The result is a compelling collection of interviews with children aged nine to eighteen. They come from all over the continent, from Iqaluit to Texas, Haida Gwaai to North Carolina, and their stories run the gamut; some heartbreaking; many others full of pride and hope.
Hayate the combat butler. 18, Kenjiro Hata ; English adaption, Mark Giambruno ; translation, Yuki Yoshioka and Cindy H. Yamauchi.
Naruto. Vol. 55, The great war begins, story and art by Masashi Kishimoto ; [translation, Mari Morimoto ; English adaptation, Joel Enos].
In the village of Konohagakure, school is literally a battlefield where classmates are ninjas in training competing to become the greatest ninja in the land.
Aotearoa whispers. No. 1, The awakening, Gonzalo Navarro ; Charisma Rangipunga, translation.
The storyline combines traditional historical facts, mythology and modern concepts. A 13- year-old boy named Kahi wanders the streets of Christchurch city, feeling a bit lost in a place he should belong. That ordinary day suddenly changes when he finds a 10 cent coin. The profile of the British Queen and the Maori icon on the reverse makes him think about himself and his Maori culture. The coin, a symbol of the colonization, leads him to his Kuia (grandmother), a wise lady who shares some of her vast Maori knowledge with Kahi. The words of his Kuia carry him on a mesmerizing journey that will make Kahi discover his heritage and his true identity.
Freaks of the heartland, story by Steve Niles ; art and lettering by Greg Ruth.
Dungeons & dragons for dummies, Bill Slavicsek and Richard Baker ; foreword by Kim Mohan.
Yu-Gi-Oh! : millennium world. Vol. 1, The world of memory, story and art by Kazuki Takahashi ;[translation & English adaptation, Anita Sengupta..
After hundreds of battles, Yugi has finally gathered all the Egyptian God Cards, the key to unlocking his memories of his past life as an Egyptian pharaoh. When Ryo Bakura gives him the Millennium Eye, Yugi opens the door to his memory.
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 8], story & art by Akira Toriyama ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones ; translation, Lillian Olsen].
"Boo Who? Kaio-Shin--the Lord of Lords, the mightiest deity in the universe has summoned Son Goku and pals to try to avert certain doom for the entire universe. A djinn created eons ago by the wicked warlock Bibiddi is about to be resurrected by the Bibiddi's son, Bobiddi. The djinn possesses unfathomable power and is virtually indestructible once unleashed. Even his name strikes fear in the hearts of all humans: Boo! Kaio-Shin leads Goku to Bobiddi's spaceship, where Boo is gestating until he comes to full power. The crew battles Bobiddi's minions while the clock is ticking, but Dabra, the king of the demon plane, spots a weakness in their midst that he can easily manipulate: Vegeta's pride. The former prince of the Saiyans has been waiting impatiently to prove that he is the supreme member of his race--not Goku. Vegeta allows Bobiddi to enter his heart and feed him strength, just as long as it will allow him to finally defeat Goku. Vegeta's antics give Bobiddi all the time he needs to introduce the universe to its demise: a bouncing baby Boo!" -- from publisher's web site.
Arcana. Volume 4, So-Young Lee ; [translation, Youngju Ryu ; English adaptation, Barbara Randall Kesel].