New Titles Young Adults’ November 2015 (arrived in October 2015)


Dreamland, Robert L. Anderson.
Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people's dreams since she was six years old, but when Dea breaks the rules, dreams start to become reality.
The unquiet past.
Dark room.
Home boysBernard Beckett.
Imagine you live in London just after World War II. You've been told to pack your bag, but not told where you're going, or for how long. You are sent halfway across the world because someone thinks it will be better for you.
Malcolm and Juliet, Bernard Beckett.
Malcolm is sixteen. With the mind of a scientist, the body of a teenager, and an ambition to reconcile the two, he embarks upon his latest science fair project, sex. Will Charlotte find true love? Will Kevin get his man? How did Juliet lose her virginity and will the school principal succeed in having Malcolm's project banned? Malcolm is just the man to find out.
Night owls.
The scorpion rules, Erin Bow.
The teenage princess of a future-world Canadian superpower, where royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war, falls in love with an American prince who rebels against the brutal rules governing their existences.
The stone key, Isobelle Carmody.
Walk on earth a stranger, Rae Carson.
Lee Westfall, a young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold, must flee her home to avoid people who would abuse her powers, so when her best friend Jefferson heads out across Gold Rush-era America to stake his claim, she disguises herself as a boy and sets out on her own dangerous journey.
Untwine : a novel, Edwidge Danticat.
Identical twin teenagers Giselle and Isabelle Boyer have always been inseparable, and expected to stay that way even though their Haitian American parents are separating but when the entire family is caught in a car crash, everyone's world is shattered forever.
Unbecoming, Jenny Downham.
Three women, three secrets, one heart-stopping story. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal. Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her. Katie's grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and 'capable of anything', despite suffering from Alzheimers. As Katie cares for an elderly woman who brings daily chaos to her life, she finds herself drawn to her.
The White Rose.
Mirrored, Alex Flinn.
A modern, multi-generational tale of Kendra, the witch from "Snow White," who trains Violet, an ugly, lonely, and heartbroken girl in the 1980s who transforms herself into "the fairest one of all" but still cannot win Greg's heart, and Celine, Greg's daughter with Violet's high school rival, Jennifer.
Gool, Maurice Gee.
Sixteen years have passed since Pearl from Company and Hari from Blood Burrow defeated the tyrant Ottmar. Now their children, Xantee and Lo, face an even more dangerous foe. Hari lies dangerously ill with a fragment of a strange creature wrapped around his throat, draining his life.
Small bones.
Nightfall, Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski.
On the island, sunrise doesn't come every twenty-four hours; it comes every twenty-eight years. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long; the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night.
The appearance of Annie van Sinderen, Katherine Howe.
During his summer term at NYU, student filmmaker Wes Auckerman meets an entrancing girl whose search for a lost ring may unlock a dark secret from her mysterious past.
The boy who drew the future.
A big dose of lucky.
Stones on a grave.
I crawl through it : a novel, A.S. King.
A surrealist novel about four teenagers who find unconventional ways to escape standardized tests and their perilous world, and discover that the only escape from reality is to face it.
The treachery of beautiful things, Ruth Frances Long.
Seven years after the forest seemingly swallowed her brother whole, seventeen-year-old Jenny, whose story about Tom's disappearance has never been believed, sets out to finally say goodbye, but instead she is pulled into a mysterious world of faeries and other creatures where nothing is what it seems.
Queen of shadows.
Bits & pieces, Jonathan Maberry.
Twenty-two short stories, eleven of which were previously published, based on the Rot & Ruin series in which fifteen-year-old Benny Imura and his friends fight a zombie plague in a post-apocalyptic America.
Cattra's legacy, Anna Mackenzie
Thirteen-year-old Risha is living a simple life in the mountains with her father when he suddenly dies. Risha is left alone and discovers she is no longer welcome in her village. Disguised as a boy, Risha, leaves the village with a group of traders on a quest to find out the truth about her mother and her true heritage. Suggested level: secondary.
My life before me.
Maid of wonder, Jennifer McGowan.
In 1559 England, Sophia Dee, a member of the Maids of Honor, Queen Elizabeth I's secret all-female guard, is pitted against some of Europe's most celebrated mystics, including Nostradamus, in a race to uncover the answer to a deadly prophesy.
My neighbor Seki = Tonari no Seki-kun. 4, Takuma Morishige ; [translation, Mari Morimoto].
My Neighbour Seki is a collection of short stories that revolve around two classmates who sit at the back of their high school homeroom. In each chapter Seki devises a new way to kill time in his school desk, to best avoid boredom. And along the way, he ends up distracting the girl who sits next to him, Rumi; whose mind goes wild as Seki pushes the limits of his disobedience!
All-star Superman, written by Grant Morrison ; pencilled by Frank Quitely ; digitally inked & colored by Jamie Grant ; lettered by Phil Balsman & Travis Lanham ; Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.
Presents a new version of the story of Superman, following his activities as a superhero and his interactions with Lois Lane, Jimmy Olson, and Lex Luthor.
Doctor Who. The Twelfth doctor. Vol. 2, Fractures, writer, Robbie Morrison ; artist, Brian Williamson & Mariano Laclaustra ; colorists, Hi-Fi ; letters, Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt.
Enter the TARDIS with the Doctor and Clara for two stunning new adventures! First, the pair battle an enemy who can slide between the cracks of the universe and take over unwilling human hosts The Fractures! Then, the pair discovers an alien invasion in 1960s Las Vegas forcing them to team up with gangsters.
Dumplin', Julie Murphy.
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant along with several other unlikely candidates to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City and maybe herself most of all.
The Heartbreakers.
The realms of the gods, Tamora Pierce.
While in the mystical realms of the gods along with Numair, Daine learns the secrets of her past and the implications for her future as she and Numair are compelled to return to the mortal world of Tortall to help fight against the immortals.
Ash & bramble, Sarah Prineas.
After Pin and Shoe escape from servitude in the Godmother's fortress, they learn that she has taken control of Story, which can warp the world around it, forcing people into its shape, and they decide to try to break out and create their own destinies in this tale that features many familiar characters.
Rail head, Philip Reeve.
In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand--but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger.
Catacomb, Madeleine Roux.
Dan, Abby, and Jordan embark on a senior road trip to New Orleans, but as creepy occurrences escalate into near-death experiences, the trio realizes they will be lucky to make it out of this senior trip alive.
Tonight the streets are ours, Leila Sales.
Seventeen-year-old Arden, of Cumberland, Maryland, finds solace in the blog of an aspiring writer who lives in New York City, but when she goes to meet him, she discovers that he is a very different person than she believes him to be.
Faceless, Alyssa Sheinmel.
Maisie is a normal sixteen-year-old, until an electrical fire caused by a lightning strike leaves her with severe burns, her face partially destroyed. She is lucky enough to get a full face transplant but she soon discovers how much her looks shaped her own identity and her relationship with those around her, including her boyfriend.
As black as ebony, Salla Simukka ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman.
Breakaway, Kat Spears.
When Jason Marshall's younger sister passes away, he knows he can count on his three best friends and soccer teammates Mario, Jordie, and Chick to be there for him. With a grief-crippled mother and a father who's not in the picture, he needs them more than ever.
The lost girl : a Fear Street novel, R. L. Stine.
New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident.
Angel dares.
Username: Evie, Joe Sugg.
Like anyone who feels as though they just don't fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself. Despite his failing health, Evie's father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll.
Shattered glass.
Uglies : &, Pretties.
Avatar, the last airbender. Smoke and shadow, Part one, script, Gene Luen Yang ; art and cover, Gurihiru ; lettering, Michael Heisler.
When the Fire Nation begins to believe that the country will perish if Zuko stays in power, Avatar Aang and his friends must protect the ruler.