New Titles Young Adults’ February 2015 (arrived in January 2015)


Alice in the Country of Joker. The nightmare trilogy. Vol. 2, Afternoon dream, story by QuinRose ; art by Job ; translation, Angela Liu ; adaptation, Shanti Whitesides.
A three-volume story that highlights the mysterious character of Nightmare Gottschalk. Alice has been living in the Clover Tower for a while now, and with the coming of April Season, she is able to see Julius again and has met with Joker. Nightmare isn't very pleased, and comes up with ways to keep Alice distracted with all sorts of mini adventures.
Apollyon, Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Opposition : a Lux novel, Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Pure, Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Forever in blue : the fourth summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares.
As their lives take them in different directions, Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget discover many more things about themselves and the importance of their relationship with each other.
Girls in pants : the third summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares.
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants graduates from high school and spends their last summer before college learning about life and themselves.
The second summer of the sisterhood, Ann Brashares.
Lena's in love - but will it end in a broken heart? Bridget's about to face up to some painful truths about her late mother; Carmen's hoping destiny will play her cards right, and Tibby's going to film school.
Avalon High, Meg Cabot.
Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.
Ten out of ten, Meg Cabot.
Mia is about to turn eighteen and has decided to put down her princess pen for good. This is your one and only chance to find out how it all ends - including the answers to hotter than hot questions like: Is the practically perfect J.P. the real love of Mia's life? Will an election in Genovia mean the end of princessdom for Mia? Is she really the last virgin at Albert Einstein High? And finally, crucially, will Michael Moscovitz return from Japan and make a last-minute romantic gesture just in time to save our heroine from making a very big mistake? We could tell you how it all ends, but we'd have to send Mia's bodyguard Lars round to sort you out. You have so got to read the book!
The princess diaries. After eight, Meg Cabot.
The princess diaries. Seventh heaven, Meg Cabot.
The princess diaries. Sixsational, Meg Cabot.
Double date, Melody Carlson.
The Dating Games club is ready to expand but can they agree on who their new members will be?
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins.
Empire, John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard.
She is the trophy of a civilisation at war with itself. He is its rebel captive. Separated by millions of light years, they will fight to be united. And they will risk everything to make their world all worlds right again.
The motherless oven, Rob Davis.
In Scarper Lee's world, parents don't make children, children make parents. Scarper's father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a following sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. There are no birthdays only deathdays. Scarper knows he has just three weeks to live. As his deathday approaches, he is forced from his routine and strikes out into the unknown where friendships are tested and authority challenged.
Fame and fortune, Grace Dent.
Keeping it real, Grace Dent.
Slinging the bling, Grace Dent.
The Ibiza diaries, Grace Dent.
Too cool for school, Grace Dent.
Trainers v. tiaras, Grace Dent.
Vendetta, Catherine Doyle.
Stella by starlight, Sharon M. Draper.
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
I was here, Gayle Forman.
Both of me, Jonathan Friesen.
When her carry-on bag is accidentally switched with Elias's identical pack, Clara uses the luggage tag to track down her things. At that address she discovers there is not one Elias Phinn, but two.
The door that led to where, Sally Gardner.
AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change but he could never have imagined by how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to 1830, where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means.
Heart of the tapu stone, Olivia Aroha Giles.
Laurel is bought up in a world of privilege, in Wellington by her New Zealand European father, Colin. She is then forced to spend a summer in the sticks, with Doctor Ana Kingi, her mother who abandoned her as a baby. Together, Laurel and Ana discover how alike they really are, unravel the past that kept them apart, and uncover a seething pool of secrets, some, with the power to tear families apart.
Dangerously close, Sandra Glover.
It's not easy being mean : a clique novel, Lisi Harrison.
Top of the feud chain : an Alphas novel, Lisi Harrison.
After us, Amber Hart.
Shadow of the Moon : a Dark Guardian novel, Rachel Hawthorne.
Frostfire, Amanda Hocking.
The retribution of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin.
Princess of thorns, Stacey Jay.
After ten years of exile among fairies who teach her to use her magically-enhanced strength and courage, Sleeping Beauty's daughter Aurora enlists the help of Niklaas, eleventh son of King Eldorio, in the fight to reclaim her throne.
B for Buster, Iain Lawrence.
In the spring of 1943, sixteen-year-old Kak, desperate to escape his abusive parents, lies about his age to enlist in the Canadian Air Force and soon finds himself based in England as part of a crew flying bombing raids over Germany.
Creed, Trisha Leaver, Lindsay Currie.
Marly's ghost, David Levithan ; illustrated by Brian Selznick.
Transcendent : a Starling novel, Lesley Livingston.
Secret histories, Pittacus Lore.
Kaitangata twitch, Margaret Mahy.
What happens to a girl who has dangerous dreams? What if the land itself punishes those who would harm it? This is a supernatural eco-thriller for young teenagers, by internationally acclaimed New Zealand author Margaret Mahy, about a girl caught up in a fight over a beautiful wild island, where different values, commercial interests and versions of the past collide.
Wild, Alex Mallory.
When Cade, a boy who has lived in the forest his whole life, saves a regular teen from a bear attack, he is brought into modern civilisation for the first time.
Taking off, Janice Marriott.
Alana is slowly losing her sight. Her father, a talented music producer, is already blind, and she's due to take another eye test in Wellington. She already knows what the verdict will be, and she's not coping with the idea of living without sight, and the way her life will change. But when two new children move into her neighbourhood, she's forced into making some changes anyway and gradually becomes less rigid in her thinking.
Fairy tail. 45, Hiro Mashima ; translation, William Flanagan.
After the Fairy Tail guild stops the bomb, Tartaros unleashes Mard Geer, King of the Underworld, who swallows all of Fairy Tail's members except for one.
The Hunter's Moon, O.R. Melling.
Two teenage cousins, one Irish, the other from the United States, set out to find a magic doorway to the Faraway Country, where humans must bow to the little people.
Un Lun Dun, China Mieville.
Sleepless, Lou Morgan.
All the bright places, Jennifer Niven.
Catwoman. Volume 5, Race of thieves, Ann Nocenti, Sholly Fisch, John Layman, writers ; Patrick Olliffe and seven others, artists ; Sonia Oback, colourist ; Travis Lanham, Taylor Esposito, letterers ; Batman created by Bob Kane.
Everything's all right in Selina Kyle's world. As the fabled Catbird of Gotham City, she fights alongside Batman to keep the city safe. So why does it all feel so wrong? Who is behind this twisted and yet untwisted version of Gotham City? Find out in Gothtopia!
One piece. Vol. 73, Operation Dressrosa S.O.P., story and art by Eiichiro Oda ; translation, Stephen Paul.
Trouble is everywhere in the mysterious kindgom of Dressrosa. As his crew searches for a way to stop the island's tyrant, Doflamingo, Luffy continues his quest to win back the Flame-Flame Fruit. But when he learns more about Rebecca and the true history of the kingdom, how will it affect his plans?
Jesse is on a UN Youth Ambassadors camp in New York when his subway is rocked by an explosion. Jesse and his three friends, Dave, Anna and Mini, crawl out from the wreckage to discover a city in chaos. Streets are deserted. Buildings are in ruins. Worse, the only other survivors seem to be infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predators. As the four teenagers navigate their way through a destroyed city, they'll discover the lengths one will go to survive.
Wings, Aprilynne Pike.
When a plant blooms out of fifteen-year-old Laurel's back, it leads her to discover the fact that she is a faerie and that she has a crucial role to play in keeping the world safe from the encroaching enemy trolls.
The last of the spirits, Chris Priestley.
Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey led by terrifying spirits through the past, present and future.
Laurinda, Alice Pung.
The boy in the black suit, Jason Reynolds.
Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighbourhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
Allegiant, Veronica Roth.
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
Divergent, Veronica Roth.
Four : a Divergent collection, Veronica Roth.
Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton's life.
Insurgent, Veronica Roth.
Reborn, Jennifer Rush.
Racing against remnants of the Branch, genetically altered teenager Nick follows his scattered memories to find a mysterious girl who has been haunting his
Fashion assassin, Sarah Sky.
Killing sound, Paul Southern.
Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater.
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
Ranma 1/2. 9 & 10, story and art by Rumiko Takahashi ; English adaptation, Gerard Jones, Toshifumi Yoshida.
Ranma's latest rival is Ukyo Kuonji, a chef in the art of cooking okonomiyaki, Japanese pizza. But the latest fight is more than just a rivalry with a fellow martial artist Ukyo's issues with Ranma go all the way back to childhood and a certain promise he once made. Though just because there's a new rival doesn't mean the others have gone away, as Mousse returns to kidnap Akane!
Ultimo. 10, original concept, Stan Lee ; story and art by Hiroyuki Takei ; inker, Hiro ; painter, Bob ; translation, John Werry.
Ultimo and Vice battle in the postwar arena of Tokyo.
Batman and Robin. Volume 5, The big burn, Peter Tomasi, writer ; Patrick Gleason and 8 others, artists ; Jon Kalisz, Tony Anina, colourists ; Taylor Esposito, Carlos M. Mangual, Dezi Sienty, letterers.
The origin of Two-Face begins as Batman finds himself in the crossfire of a vengeful war between Two-Face and Erin McKillen! Both are hell bent on killing each other and anyone else who dares to step between them. And what are the mysterious connections between Harvey Dent's life and the origin of Carrie Kelley!
A small madness, Dianne Touchell.
On the edge, Allison van Diepen.
When Maddie Diaz witnesses the murder of a homeless man by members of a gang, she tells the cops what she saw without thinking about the repercussions of snitching, but a mysterious guy named Lobo comes to her defence and is determined to take down the gang and protect her.
Diamond boy, Michael Williams.
The art of being normal, Lisa Williamson.
Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth. David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long.
Avatar, the last airbender. The search, Gene Luen Yang, script ; Gurihiru, art & cover ; Michael Heisler, lettering.
With the help of his friends and his sister Azula, Prince Zuko goes on a quest to find out what happened to his missing mother.


Princess lessons, Meg Cabot ; illustrated by Chesley McLaren.
Princess Mia from "The Princess Diaries" offers advice on inner and outer beauty, character development, etiquette, and dating.
Simpsons comics belly buster, publisher, Matt Groening ; contributing artists, Edwin Aguilar ... et al. ; contributing writers, Neil Alsip ... et al..
Beat stress! : the exam handbook, author, Anita Naik.
Full of really useful advice, facts, tips, and quizzes on the issue of test taking skills.
A list of things that didn't kill me : a memoir, Jason Schmidt.
Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights, people with normal lives ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral centre in a world that doesn't seem to have one?
Crack of noon : a Zits treasury, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman.
This "Zits" treasury combines strips from "Thrashed" and "Pimp My Lunch", meaning fans can once again enjoy such "Zits" classic moments as the joys of instant messaging and the proper way to apply deodorant.