New Titles Young Adults’ October 2104 (arrived in September 2014)


Batman : a celebration of 75 years, Batman created by Bob Kane.
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman, the world's greatest detective! And if a hero is measured by his foes, then Batman is truly the greatest hero of all, as his incredible rogues gallery is unrivalled in comics history. This new title collects the best Batman stories of all time, arranged according to era, and featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and many others.
Big book of Bart Simpson, publisher: Matt Groening ; contributing artists: Igor Baranko ... et al. ; contributing writers: James W. Bates ... et al.
Bart learns that while fat children are funny, becoming fat isn't; in 'Grrrl-Whirl', Bart's assault on girl power is undermined when he falls in love, and in 'Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind', evil space aliens Kang and Kodos get a surprise when they first kidnap Earth's greatest nerd - Bart's sister, Lisa - and get more than they bargained for!
The Joker : a celebration of 75 Years, Batman created by Bob Kane.
Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this hardcover Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics.
The secret sky : a novel of forbidden love in Afghanistan, Atia Abawi.
Two teens from different ethnic groups in present-day Afghanistan must fight their culture, tradition, families, and the Taliban to stay together as they and another village boy relate the story of their forbidden love.
Ghost house, Alexandra Adornetto.
Altered, Gennifer Albin.
Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys is called upon to harness her power in a battle for control of Earth, but as she uncovers the truth about her own history she learns that everyone holds secrets, some of which may drive her from her love, Jost, into his brother Erik's arms.
The Aftermath, Jen Alexander.
17 first kisses, Rachael Allen.
Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories, David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor.
A collection of dark, powerful and moving short stories such as: "The Missing Link", "Joe Quinn's Poltergeist", "Harry Miller's Run", "Slog's Dad", "Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads", "Mary Malone", "Half a Creature from the Sea", and, "When God Came to Kathleen's Garden".
07-ghost. Volume 12, story and art by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara ; translation, Satsuki Yamashita.
The paths of one evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts converge in the destiny of Teito Klein, a boy who vows to master a powerful artefact known as the Eye of Mikael in order to lay bare the secrets of the world's and his own murky past.
Trial by fire, Josephine Angelini.
Breaking butterflies, M. Anjelais.
Promised to each other before they were born, Cadence and Sphinxie, separated after he deliberately cut her face, are drawn back together at age sixteen, but Cadence is even less stable mentally and Sphinxie, sweet, plain, and attracted to his brilliance, tries to be loyal but fears for her life.
Chasing before, Lenore Appelhans.
Cursed, Jennifer L. Armentrout.
The islands at the end of the world, Austin Aslan.
Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy.
Nona & me, Clare Atkins.
The book of days, K. A. Barker.
The castle, Sophia Bennett.
The island of excess love, Francesca Lia Block.
Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living on hard work, companionship, and dreams in the pink house by the sea until a foreboding ship arrives and all start having strange visions of destruction and violence then, trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles, with Pen using Virgil's epic Aeneid as her guide.
Frozen : a taken novel, Erin Bowman.
Gray Weathersby and a small team of rebels set off on a frozen, icy journey in search of allies to help them take down the cruel Franconian Order — but they quickly learn that no ally or enemy is truly what they seem.
1914 : riding into war, Susan Brocker.
Billy, a 17-year-old shepherd working on a farm in the Manawatu, lies about his age and enlists in the army, and after training is sent to Gallipoli.
Candy, Kevin Brooks.
Lucas, Kevin Brooks.
Superman : the man of steel. Volume four, John Byrne, Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, writers ; John Byrne ... et al., pencillers ; Terry Austin ... et al., inkers ; John Costanza, Albert T. DeGuzman, letterers ; Tom Ziuko, colourist.
Superman encounters Rampage and has a rematch with Mammoth and his Fearsome Five. But the real surprise is the teenager who shows up wearing his costume and having the same abilities as Superman himself. Who is this Superboy? The answer is in the 30th century, where Superman is drawn by the Time Trapper.
Grave doubts ; &, Heaven sent, Meg Cabot.
A blind spot for boys, Justina Chen.
After a bad breakup and the discovery that her father's quickly going blind, sixteen-year-old photographer Shana and her parents travel to Machu Picchu for an adventure, where Shana meets Quattro, a boy with secrets of his own.
Goddess boot camp, Tera Lynn Childs.
Seventeen-year-old Phoebe, unable to control the powers inherited from her ancestor Nike, must attend summer camp with a group of ten-year-olds, while coping with her boyfriend's apparent betrayal and mysterious messages about her deceased father.
The girl from the well, Rin Chupeco.
Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered and taking the lives of their killers, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.
The boy with the tiger's heart, Linda Coggin.
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.
The Wrenchies, Farel Dalrymple.
Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave. That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm and earth's destiny was changed forever. In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis's quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.
That summer, Sarah Dessen.
Arrowhead, Sarah Dessen.
Dawn, Eve Edwards.
Earth flight, Janet Edwards.
Exile, Kevin Emerson.
As band manager for the up-and-coming DangerHeart, seventeen-year-old Summer Carlson navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.
The Jewel, Amy Ewing.
The islands of the blessed, Nancy Farmer.
The Land of the Silver Apples, Nancy Farmer.
After escaping from the Sea of Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a new series of adventures, travelling underground to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his little sister Lucy.
Caro was here, E. M. Farrelly.
A prince without a kingdom, Timothee de Fombelle ; translated by Sarah Ardizzone.
This is the thrilling conclusion to the critically acclaimed series, by an award-winning author and translator. Vango has been in danger for as long as he can remember. He has spent his life jumping across rooftops, fleeing to mysterious islands and evading capture. But Vango will not run for much longer. The mystery of his past has started to unravel, and now, in the shadow of a rapidly changing world, Vango will face those who have haunted him for so long and finally find his true identity.
If I stay, Gayle Forman.
For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning ... a snowy road ... and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all. Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be.
Deception's princess, Esther Friesner.
In Iron Age Ireland, Maeve, the fierce, wilful youngest daughter of King Eochu of Connacht, is caught in a web of lies after rebelling to avoid fosterage with another highborn family and an arranged marriage.
Oh my goddess! 46, story and art by Kosuke Fujishima ; translation, Dana Lewis and Christopher Lewis.
Somewhere inside the Judgment Gate, the minstrel learns the sad truth about the lady of the lake. Happiness can defy their fate for a time but in the end, it will only turn to sadness again. So Keiichi and Belldandy are told by the power above them but a couple who've prevailed on Earth and in Hell aren't about to give up their love even against Heaven!
Unmarked, Kami Garcia.
Afraid, Jo Gibson.
Writing Clementine, Kate Gordon.
Messenger of fear, Michael Grant.
I remembered my name - Mara. But, standing in that ghostly place, faced with the solemn young man in the black coat with silver skulls for buttons, I could recall nothing else about myself. And then the games began. Think you know the meaning of suspense? Think again. The Messenger sees the darkness in young hearts, and the damage it inflicts upon the world. If they go unpunished, he offers the wicked a game. Win, and they can go free. Lose, and they will live out their greatest fear. But what does any of this have to do with Mara? She is about to find out.
The fault in our stars, John Green.
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to re-examine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
The unfinished life of Addison Stone, Adele Griffin.
When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.
Singing home the whale, Mandy Hager.
Will Jackson is a city boy reluctantly staying with his uncle in small town New Zealand while he struggles to recover from a brutal attack and the aftermath of a humiliating Youtube clip gone viral. Will discovers an orphaned orca and they form a deep bond through music, but Will must rally to protect it from hostile locals, worried about the whale's effect on the town's salmon farms.
A little something different, Sandy Hall.
It's not summer without you : a summer novel, Jenny Han.
Teenaged Isobel "Belly" Conklin, whose life revolves around spending the summer at her mother's best friend's beach house, reflects on the tragic events of the past year that changed her life forever.
Before you, Amber Hart.
Hayate the combat butler. 24, Kenjiro Hata ; translation, John Werry.
Poor Hayate Ayasaki is responsible for repaying his parents' 150 million yen debt. One Christmas, he meets a girl named Nagi, and after a series of misunderstandings, he somehow ends up working as her butler. Nagi covers for Hayate's debt, but has Hayate dug himself deeper into a different kind of hole?
Life by Committee, Corey Ann Haydu.
A girl puts her heart, reputation, and friendships on the line when she spills her deepest secrets to a website that may not be as innocent or as anonymous as it seems.
Kissing in Italian, Lauren Henderson.
Her relationship with Luca in jeopardy, English teen Violet plunges back into her quest to uncover her connection to an Italian family, but many surprises still await.
Avengers 5. Adapt or die, writer, Jonathan Hickman ; artists, Salvador Larroca and three others ; colour artists, Frank Martin and three others ; letterer, VC's Copy Petit.
In the wake of Infinity, Captain America and Iron Man plan for the next version of the Avengers. But they're soon interrupted by a visitor from the future carrying grim news: a runaway planet is on a straight path for Earth. As the team scrambles for a solution they barely understand, new mysteries burst from the time stream. The Avengers face themselves again. Will their confrontation rival the X-Men's? As the Science War overtakes the world(s), what is the secret behind this time-tossed team?
The hunted, Charlie Higson.
The deadly sky, David Hill.
"It's 1974, and a dark, cold New Zealand winter. So when Darryl's mum announces she is going to the remote Pacific island of Mangareva for work, and she's taking him with her, he is thrilled. But even as Darryl soaks up the warmth and peaceful beauty of French Polynesia, his holiday is darkened by violent anti-nuclear protests. Plus there's Alicia, with her furious outbursts against all Pacific nuclear tests. Darryl knows she's talking rubbish. What he doesn't know is that when he boards Flight 766 to start flying home, his life and the lives of others will be changed forever" — Publisher's website.
Malini, Robert Hillman ; series edited by Lyn White.
Skies like these, Tess Hilmo.
While visiting her eccentric aunt who lives in Wyoming, twelve-year-old Jade befriends a boy who believes he is a descendant of Butch Cassidy.
Vampire knight. Vol. 18, story & art by Matsuri Hino ; adaptation, Nancy Thistlethwaite ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki.
Yukio and Zero team up to go after Kaname. Yuki and Kaname fight each other in the headquarters of the Hunter Society while Sara tries to control Zero through her blood. The female progenitor's origin metal intervenes, and Yuki realises there is only one way to stop Kaname.
Finding a voice, Kim Hood.
Rumble, Ellen Hopkins.
Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything he has ever disbelieved into question.
Unravel, Imogen Howson.
Lion, Benjamin Hulme-Cross ; illustrated by Nelson Evergreen.
Snake, Benjamin Hulme-Cross ; illustrated by Nelson Evergreen.
Pumpkin Scissors. 2 : Imperial Army State Section III, Ryotaro Iwanaga ; translated and adapted by Ikoi Hiroe ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics.
Ignited, Corrine Jackson.
Cooper Bartholomew is dead, Rebecca James.
Cooper Bartholomew's body is found at the foot of a cliff. His friends are in shock, and at least one of them is keeping a dangerous secret Cooper's girlfriend Libby, is determined to fight for justice, but how will she deal with the explosive truth? Unputdownable storytelling at its finest.
Deception, Barry Jonsberg.
The incredible adventures of Cinnamon Girl, Melissa Keil.
Sacrifice, Brigid Kemmerer.
The Crowded Shadows, Celine Kiernan.
Unity, Volume one. To kill a king, Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Brian Reber.
The world's most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to pre-empt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known Unity. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe. Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe's most powerful weapon - kill X-O Manowar!
Unity, Volume two. Trapped by Webnet, Matt Kindt, Cafu, Brian Reber.
Coming off of the earth-shattering repercussions of their first mission, Ninjak is leading the newly formed Unity team right back into the trenches to face the Valiant Universe's next colossal threat - the enigmatic Dr. Silk and his high-tech terror cell: Webnet! With the fate of untold millions on the line, can this team of cutthroat heroes uncover Silk's endgame and his connection to Ninjak's shadowy past?
Pieces of me, Amber Kizer.
After a car accident leaves her brain-dead, Jessica tries to prevent her parents from donating her organs and tissues, but then follows the lives of four fellow teens who are able to survive because she did not.
MindWar, Andrew Klavan.
Rick's high school football team couldn't be stopped when he was leading them as their quarterback. But then a terrible accident left him crippled he hides away in his room playing video games. He achieves the highest scores on so many games that he's approached by a government agency who give him an assignment. Entering The Realm gives Rick the one thing he thought he'd never have again: a body that's as fast and as strong as he ever was before the accident. But the more time he spends in The Realm, the more questions he has. What secrets are these agents keeping from him? What really happened to his father? How many others have gone into The Realm already and failed? And perhaps most important, is he the hero they think he is?
Evil librarian, Michelle Knudsen.
He is young. He is hot. He is also evil. He is the librarian.
Blood lad. [4], Yuuki Kodama ; translation, Melissa Tanaka.
Unwilling to let anyone just waltz away with her little girl, Neyn sends Team Fearless, a crew of vampire slayers, after Staz and Fuyumi as they make their way to Demon World South. Team Fearless has never actually taken down a vampire, but they're looking to make good on their name and "save" Fuyumi. But for a hostage, the girl seems awfully eager to stay at Staz's side. Has she fallen for the vampire's charms or just for his blood?
Blood lad. 5, Yuuki Kodama ; translation, Melissa Tanaka.
Using Staz's powerful magic, Braz has successfully resurrected his father, Richarz, former king of the Demon World. Staz is furious that his brother has swindled him yet again - with Staz's blood and Braz's efforts going toward resurrection research, Staz and Fuyumi are back to square one on restoring her human body. But more pressing than Fuyumi's precarious state is that of the Demon World! When the dust settles, will a vampire or a werewolf be sitting on the throne?
The witch of salt & storm, Kendall Kulper.
Monument 14, Emmy Laybourne.
Maximum Ride. 8 : the manga, James Patterson & NaRae Lee ; adaptation and illustration, NaRae Lee.
Joining a scientific expedition gives Max and the flock a perfect opportunity to distance themselves from the heated debate over their future, but frostbite isn't the only danger in the Antarctic! A powerful figure in the underworld has promised the super-human kids to the highest bidder and he has the robotic army to ensure the goods are delivered!
Messenger : the legend of Joan of Arc, written by Tony Lee ; illustrated by Sam Hart ; coloured by Sam Hart with Flavio Costa ; lettered by Cadu Simoes.
Shaping a story from the original transcripts of Joan of Arc's trial before her death at the stake, the author portrays the extraordinary life of a young farm girl who becomes the leader of an army of men. It is also a story of someone prepared to risk everything in the battle for freedom and independence.
A girl called Fearless, Catherine Linka.
After a synthetic hormone in beef kills fifty million American women, seventeen-year-old Avie struggles for a normal life in a world where teenage girls are a valuable commodity, but when her father contracts her to marry a rich, older man, Avie decides to run away with her childhood friend and revolutionary, Yates.
Illusive, Emily Lloyd-Jones.
After a vaccine accidentally creates superpowers in a small percentage of the population, seventeen-year-old Ciere, an illusionist, teams up with a group of fellow high-class, super-powered thieves to steal the vaccine's formula while staying one step ahead of mobsters and deadly government agents.
The hidden enemies, Pittacus Lore.
The revenge of seven, Pittacus Lore.
The Garde, broken and divided, discover that the Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans and will stop at nothing to thwart it.
Siggy and Amber, Doug MacLeod.
Egg & spoon : a novel, Gregory Maguire.
An impoverished Russian country girl Elena Rudina and the aristocratic Ekatrina meet and set in motion an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince travelling incognito, and the witch Baba Yaga.
Shattered, Mari Mancusi.
Trinity, Connor, and Caleb are holed up in Texas when Emmy, the baby dragon, is caught on tape and the video goes viral, sending them on the road again, following an old map leading to a man who has come from the future to help.
Engines of war, George Mann.
A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle Tardises against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor's Tardis crashes to a planet below: Moldox. As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians.
Darkness hidden, Zoe Marriott.
Fairy tail. 41, Hiro Mashima ; translation, William Flanagan.
Fairy Tail visits a town of giants frozen in magical ice that Gray can't dispel and Natsu can't melt! At its heart is supposedly an Eternal Flame... but how can a flame be frozen? And they're not the only ones after the town's secrets. Three treasure hunters block their path, while an old nemesis lurks in the shadows. To top it off, a magical trap makes all the Fairy Tail wizards' problems seem much bigger!
The year of chasing dreams, Lurlene McDaniel.
In the time since their friend Arie died, new problems have surfaced for Ciana Beauchamp and Eden McLauren of Tennessee Eden is heading to Australia to rekindle her romance with Garret, Ciana is being pressured to sell her family's land to a developer, and a long buried family secret is threatening to end her relationship with Jon, the man she wants to marry.
The Black North, Nigel McDowell.
Maid of deception, Jennifer McGowan.
In 1559 England, Beatrice and her fellow Maids of Honour, Queen Elizabeth I's secret all-female guard, must rely on their charm and deadly spying skills to investigate a brewing Scottish rebellion.
Avenger, Andy McNab and Robert Rigby.
Blood promise, Richelle Mead.
Just days before graduating from St. Vladimir's Academy, guardian-in-training Rose travels to Siberia to drive a stake into the heart of the boy she loves, the monstrous vampire Dimitri.
Althea & Oliver, Cristina Moracho.
The killing, Robert Muchamore.
Leon is a small-time crook with big money. When the cops call in CHERUB, James's mission looks entirely routine: make nice with Leon's kids, dig up some leads, and infiltrate his home. But when James suddenly unravels a much larger plot, the mission becomes anything but ordinary.
The recruit, Robert Muchamore.
James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He's a bit of a troublemaker, but he's also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he's out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred gruelling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don't make it to the end....
The year it all ended, Kirsty Murray.
Yolo, Lauren Myracle.
Through "instant messages," chronicles the struggles best friends Maddie, Angela, and Zoe face during their freshman year in college, each of them in a different state, two wondering if their romantic relationships will last, and one determining that roller derby is the key to keeping the trio close.
Eden, Joanna Nadin.
Courtney Crumrin. Volume five, The witch next door, written & illustrated by Ted Naifeh ; colored by Warren Wucinich ; edited by Jill Beaton ; designed by Keith Wood.
There's magic lurking around every corner, and Courtney's new next-door neighbour, a young girl named Holly Hart, is about to stumble right into it. Luckily Courtney's around to teach Holly all the dos and don'ts of witchcraft. After all, Courtney has learned a thing or two from Uncle Aloysius. But Holly doesn't want Courtney's help, because she knows the real Courtney Crumrin. The one the other kids at school whisper about. The one the other kids are afraid of. Will Courtney be able to convince her that she's not the vengeful witch she appears to be? Or will Holly take matters and magic into her own hands?
Dark companion, Andre Norton.
One piece. Vol. 72, Dressrosa's forgotten, story and art by Eiichiro Oda ; translation, Stephen Paul.
Luffy and his crew arrive in the kingdom of Dressrosa where Doflamingo has prepared a clever trap for them. Can Trafalgar Law get them out of trouble? And will Luffy win the fighting tournament and claim the prize, his late brother's Flame-Flame Fruit?
Flashes, Tim O'Rourke.
Amity, Micol Ostow.
Two teens narrate the terrifying days and nights they spend living in a house of horrors.
Trust games, Simon Packham.
What should you do when your friend's having an affair ... with your teacher? 16-year-old Beth is desperate to become friends with Lauren, the most popular girl in school. When drama teacher, Mr Carver, decides to put on a production of Romeo and Juliet, Beth finally ends up as The Nurse to Lauren's Juliet. But Lauren fails to turn up to meet her and then uses Beth as an excuse for where she is staying that night. It's only when Beth discovers the affair going on between Mr Carver and Lauren that her strange behaviour suddenly makes sense. Beth knows she must step in - but the decision she makes has dire consequences for everyone involved.
Isla and the happily ever after, Stephanie Perkins.
Anatomy of a misfit, Andrea Portes.
The third most popular girl in school's choice between the hottest boy in town and a lonely but romantic misfit ends in tragedy and self-realisation.
Deliverance, C. J. Redwine.
Lies like love, Louisa Reid.
Anywhere, Jon Robinson.
Coiled snake, Katie Robison.
Kit has escaped her death sentence with the Yakone, only to be captured by the barbaric Rangi. Now a prisoner of war, her only means of survival will pit her against everyone and everything she holds dear - including herself.
Downburst, Katie Robison.
Kit's only goal is to stay alive. But things get complicated when Kit sells a fake license to a girl named Aura - a girl who could almost be her twin. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, Kit is plunged into an underground society with heart-stopping surprises at every turn. To protect herself, she's forced to assume Aura's identity. Suddenly, staying alive just got a lot harder.
Asylum, Madeleine Roux.
The graveyard book. Volume 1, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman ; adapted by P. Craig Russell ; illustrated by Kevin Nowlan; colourist, Lovern Kindzierski ; letterer, Rick Parker.
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
The alchemyst : the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel, Michael Scott.
The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects - the "Book of Abraham the Mage". In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr John Dee plans to do when he steals it. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world.
Bursting bubbles, Dyan Sheldon.
One past midnight, Jessica Shirvington.
Each night, eighteen-year-old Sabine transitions between a life of privilege and security but no intimacy to one of economic struggle but loving relationships, and the difficulty of this strange situation causes her to consider suicide, at least in one physical reality.
Star Wars. Darth Vader and the cry of shadows, script, Tim Siedell ; art, Gabriel Guzman ; colours, Michael Atiyeh ; lettering, Michael Heisler ; cover art, Felipe Massafera.
Left for dead during the Clone Wars, a single trooper comes to hate the Jedi generals who abandoned him. Later he hears of a great warrior, Darth Vader, and seeks to serve him.
Code red lipstick, Sarah Sky.
I'll be there, Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Just call my name, Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Fugitives, Alexander Gordon Smith.
I am no longer trapped in the darkness. But the darkness is still trapped inside me. We did it. We cracked the gates, escaped from Furnace. We're out, but we're not free. Not yet. Now the whole city is in lockdown - the roads sealed, the police scouring every building. And there are worse things here - creatures of unimaginable fury hunting us down. An unholy army, sent by Alfred Furnace himself. Now a war is raging as he tries to bring the world to its knees. I can still feel the warden's poison inside me. It's the only thing keeping me alive, but it's turning me into one of them, into a monster. I don't know how much longer I can fight it before the rage takes over. If I don't find a cure soon then it will be me out there tearing this city apart, me feasting on blood. If I ever want to be truly free then I have to travel into the heart of the darkness. I have to find Alfred Furnace before he finds me. We made it out but the nightmare followed us, and soon the whole world will be our prison..."Prison Break" meets "Darren Shan" in one of the most addictive, terrifying and surprising series ever to have been published.
100 sideways miles, Andrew Smith.
Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.
Nightfall, L. J. Smith.
After returning from the afterlife, Elena is forced to battle an ancient evil when Stefan, her vampire boyfriend, goes missing.
Shadow souls, L. J. Smith.
Deadly little lessons : a touch novel, Laurie Faria Stolarz.
Finishing her junior year of high school, Camelia leaves family and boyfriend drama behind to attend a summer arts program in Rhode Island, where she must use her power of psychometry to help find a missing girl.
Welcome to the Dark House, Laurie Faria Stolarz.
Seven super fans have won the trip of a lifetime to meet the master of horror, legendary film director Justin Blake. But things quickly go from delightfully dark to dangerously deadly, when Ivy, Parker, Shayla, Natalie, Frankie, and Garth find themselves trapped in an abandoned amusement park. To earn a ticket out, they must face their darkest demons one ride at a time.
Wish you were dead, Todd Strasser.
Kamisama kiss. 10, story & art by Julietta Suzuki ; English translation & adaptation, Tomo Kimura.
Nanami Momozono is left homeless when her father skips town on a gambling debt. When she saves a man from a dog, she is offered a home, but the place is a shrine where Nanami is to become a local deity.
Kamisama kiss. 9, story & art by Julietta Suzuki ; English translation & adaptation, Tomo Kimura.
Nanami may have been (begrudgingly) accepted by the other kami at Izumo, but that doesn't make her any less human or help her deal with her growing feelings for Tomoe. Should she be true to her heart or cut Tomoe loose for his own good? Either way, getting dragged into a group date isn't going to help matters at all.
Devils and realist. Vol. 2, story by Madoka Takadono ; art by Utako Yukihiro ; translation, Jocelyne Allen ; adaptation, Danielle King.
Demons Dantalion and Sytry insist they will not leave William's side until he crowns one of them as king. In the meantime, other forces conspire to meddle in William's life, dragging him through Hell and back - literally. On top of everything else, it appears Stradford School may be haunted! Can a realist learn to live with the supernatural?
The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. 19, original story, Nagaru Tanigawa ; manga, Gaku Tsugano, character design, Noizi Ito ; translation, Paul Starr.
After Haruhi's rigorous selection process, a new member has been selected for the SOS Brigade! But Kyon feels uneasy around Yasumi Watahashi, not only because of the girl's odd behaviour, but also because he knows the peculiar - and sometimes threatening - types that tend to congregate around Haruhi Suzumiya.
Between the spark and the burn, April Genevieve Tucholke.
Seventeen-year-old Violet is looking for the boy she fell in love with last summer, the charismatic liar River West Redding, but as she scours the country for him, she begins to wonder who she's really chasing and who she really loves.
Of monsters and madness, Jessica Verday.
In 1820s Philadelphia, a girl finds herself in the midst of a rash of gruesome murders in which her father and his alluring assistant might be implicated.
The summer I wasn't me, Jessica Verdi.
Water born, Rachel Ward.
Paper planes, Allayne Webster.
The secret hour, Scott Westerfeld.
Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; creatures that seem determined to destroy Jess.
Revolution, Deborah Wiles.
It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.
Signed, Skye Harper, Carol Lynch Williams.
In 1972, while her idol, Mark Spitz, is in Germany competing in the Olympics, fifteen-year-old Winston, her Nanny, and her crush, Steve, head to Las Vegas in Steve's parents' motorhome to reconnect with Winston's mother, who left ten years before to become a star.
Defector, Susanne Winnacker.
Rain dance, Karen Wood.
When water burns, Lani Wendt Young.
With Nafanua and the Covenant Sisterhood dead, Leila and Daniel are finally able to love without fear of retribution. Or are they? As a malicious Telesa plots her revenge, a mysterious stranger arrives on the island. Fuelled by hate and running from a fiery past, he looks to Leila for answers and she must fight to contain the fury of fanua-afi while trying to protect all those she loves. It seems that this is a battle she must wage alone, for Daniel's ocean birthright cannot be denied and he refuses to walk beside her. Are Leila and Daniel destined to be forever divided by the elements? When it comes to Water and Fire, daughter of earth and son of the ocean — who will endure?
Terror kid, Benjamin Zephaniah.
The messenger, Markus Zusak.
Case closed. Volume 20, Gosho Aoyama ; translation, Naoko Amemiya ; touch-up & lettering, Freeman Wong.
The Green Lantern chronicles. Volume One, all stories written by John Broome ; all cover and interior art pencilled by Gil Kane ; inked by Joe Giella, unless otherwise stated.
Presents the chronological adventures of Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern, from the first day he inherits the power ring from Abin Sur through his battles against strange enemies such as the Weaponers of Qward. Collects "Showcase" no. 22-24 and "Green Lantern" no. 1-3.
Simpsons comics belly buster, publisher, Matt Groening ; contributing artists, Edwin Aguilar ... et al. ; contributing writers, Neil Alsip ... et al..
Yu-Gi-Oh! : millennium world. Vol. 5, Tomb of shadows, story and art by Kazuki Takahashi ; translation & English adaption: Anita Sengupta.
After many deadly duels, Yugi has collected the three Egyptian God Cards, the key to remembering his own past life as an Egyptian pharaoh. The cards take Yugi's soul back in time where he must defeat the villains of the past to achieve his ultimate destiny.
Yu-Gi-Oh! : millennium world. Vol. 6, The name of the pharaoh, story and art by Kazuki Takahashi ; translation & English adaption: Anita Sengupta.
In the pharaoh's empty tomb, Yugi fights Bakura for the most powerful magic of all: Yu-Gi-Oh's forgotten Egyptian name.
Yu-Gi-Oh! : millennium world. Vol. 7, Through the last door, story and art by Kazuki Takahashi ; translation & English adaptation, Anita Sengupta.
Tenth-grade loner Yugi always had his head in some game — until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artefact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the pharaohs! Now, Yugi has become Yu-Gi-Oh — and the Shadow Games have begun.


This book is gay, James Dawson ; illustrations by Spike Gerrell.
Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.
To this day : for the bullied and the beautiful, Shane Koyczan.
"I'm not the only kid who grew up this way - surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about sticks and stones as if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called." From acclaimed spoken-word poet Shane Koyczan, the rallying cry against bullying that became a viral video viewed over 12 million times. Now a dazzling illustrated book featuring the work of thirty artists from around the world, To This Day is a powerful expression of the lasting effects of bullying, and the inner strength that allows people to move beyond it. With a heartfelt personal preface by Shane, this extraordinary poem will resonate with anyone who has experienced bullying, whether as a victim, observer or participant.
The teenage guide to stress, Nicola Morgan.
Explains what stress is and looks at the ways teenage stress is different. This book deals with a number of issues that affect teenagers from anger, depression and sexual relationships to cyber-bullying, exams and eating disorders and offers guidance and advice. It also shows how to deal with and prevent the symptoms of stress.
A brief guide to The hunger games, Brian J. Robb.
Offers a guide to Suzanne Collins' young-adult, dystopian trilogy The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. This book explores the inspiration behind the books, the author, the themes and influences of the three books, the movie adaptations and their cultural impact, the books' legacy and spin-offs.
Lorde : your heroine, Marc Shapiro.
The unauthorised biography of the New Zealand teen superstar, Lorde by a New York Times bestselling author. New Zealander newcomer Lorde reached the top of the modern rock/alternative and rock albums charts, and the lead single 'Royals' won the 2014 Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world, Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick.
In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person one young person can inspire change in her community and beyond.