New Titles Young Adults’ February 2016 (arrived in January 2016)


Convergence, collection cover art by Ethan Van Sciver & Marcelo Maiolo ; Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.
Once there were infinite Earths. Untold timelines. Innumerable Elseworlds. Then there came a Crisis a Zero Hour a Flashpoint. Worlds lived. Worlds died. Now, they all must fight for their future! The evil alien intelligence known as Brainiac has stolen 50 doomed cities from throughout time and space and brought them to a place beyond the Multiverse a sentient planet of his own design, a world with the power of a god. As heroes and villains from dozens of worlds battle each other for their very existence, it's up to a ragtag band of warriors from a slain Earth to put an end to this threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Reality itself hangs in the balance. This is it! The entire DC Universe from the dawn of time through the New 52 stars in Convergence an unprecedented event that brings together your favorite characters from every era and series. Whether familiar or forgotten, none of them will ever be the same!
Behind the scenes., Dahlia Adler.
Under the lights., Dahlia Adler.
Case closed. Volume 57, Gosho Aoyama ; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
Conan is investigating a killer whose latest victim leaves a dying message that the killer is from Hades, and when washed-up rock star Satan Onizuka's agent is murdered, Conan begins to wonder if the devilish persona is more than an act for fans.
Oblivion : a Lux novel., Jennifer L. Armentrout
Wonder show., Hannah Rodgers Barnaby
Frozen Charlotte., Alex Bell
Miles Morales, the ultimate Spider-Man. [3], [Ultimate collection], [writer, Brian Michael Bendis ; artist, David Marquez].
Galactus has arrived in the Ultimate Universe and Miles Morales has to take a dangerous trip to Galactus's home universe in order for Earth to survive.
Witch hunt, Kasi Blake.
Seventeen-year-old Starr Hughes hasn't believed in magic since the day her mother died. As an aspiring reporter, the only thing she cares about is cold, hard facts. So when she hears the popular kids at school (the It-Squad) are about to start a secret game, she wants every detail, especially since she has a major crush on gorgeous Dylan Winchester. Hiding under the headmaster's desk, planting bugs, and breaking into a classmate's home are all on her to-do list. With her boy-crazy best friend Lily at her side, Starr discovers that witches are not only real, but they also need her help. Someone is using the game to steal their memories, their powers, and perhaps even their lives. Witch Hunt is the second release in a new young adult series called The Witch Game Novels. The Witch Game Novels are filled with mischief, romance, witchy games and trouble.
Fairy girls. 1, manga by BOKU ; based on a story by Hiro Mashima ; [translation, William Flanagan].
In the kingdom of Fiore, wizards are commonplace, but the powerful women of Fairy Tail are each one of a kind! And after fighting their way to the top at the Grand Magic Games, Lucy, Erza, Wendy, and Juvia deserve a vacation. The wizards slip out of the victory celebration to do some sightseeing as a foursome, but where Fairy Tail goes, trouble's never far behind, and soon they find themselves caught up in yet another chaotic bout of spellslinging with the fate of Fiore in the balance!
Walter's story, Claire Bunt.
Walter is a young boy growing up in East Germany, where he is indoctrinated at school by the Soviet regime. Meanwhile, his family plans to escape to the Federal Republic of Germany in the West.
The princess diaries. Sixsational, Meg Cabot.
Boy 23., Jim Carrington
The light that gets lost, Natasha Carthew.
A small boy hiding in a cupboard witnesses something no child should ever see. He tries not to look but he still hears it. And when he comes out, there's no mistaking. His mum and dad have been killed. And though he's only small, he swears that he'll get revenge one day. Years later, Trey goes to a strange camp that is meant to save troubled teenagers. It's packed with crazies, god-botherers, devoted felons and broken kids. Trey's been in and out of trouble ever since the day the bad thing happened, but he's not here for saving: this is where he'll find the man who did it. Revenge and healing, salvation and hell are a boiling, dangerous mix, and Trey finds himself drawn to a girl, a dream and the offer of friendship in the dark.
Doctor Who. Four Doctors. [1], writer, Paul Cornell ; artist, Neil Edwards ; colorist, Ivan Nunes ; letters, Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt.
The Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth incarnations of the Doctor come face to face for the first time ever.
Young widows club, Alexandra Coutts.
Tamsen married her musician sweetheart and dropped out of high school, so when her equally young husband dies suddenly she is still only seventeen, and totally lost but when she is caught trespassing the judge insists that she return to the school life that she thought she had escaped, and forced to face the reality that her life has really just begun.
Clancy of the undertow., Christopher Currie.
Traveler, Arwen Elys Dayton.
After learning that she pledged her life to deception, Quin and her oldest companion Shinobu search for answers in the past about the Seeker legacy and uncover a sinister plan, begun generations ago, with the power to end it.
The reluctant jillaroo., Kaz Delaney
Truthwitch, Susan Dennard.
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a 'witchery,' a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble as two desperate young women know all too well.
The body finder., Kimberly Derting
Playlist for the dead., Michelle Falkoff
The tragical comedy or comical tragedy of Mr. Punch : a romance, written by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated & designed by Dave McKean.
A dark and frightening fully painted novella, Mr. Punch tells the tale of a young boy's loss of innocence results from a horrific confrontation with his past. Spending a summer at his grandfather's seaside arcade, a troubled adolescent harmlessly becomes involved with a mysterious Punch and Judy Man and a mermaid-portraying woman. But when the violent puppet show triggers buried memories of the boy's family, the lives of all become feverishly intertwined. With disturbing mysteries and half-truths uncontrollably unraveling, the young boy is forced to deal with his family's dark secrets of violence, betrayal, and guilt.
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman.
London, April 1812. Lady Helen Wrexhall is set to make her debut at the court of Queen Charlotte and officially step into polite Regency society and the marriage mart. Little does Helen know that step will take her from the opulent drawing rooms of Mayfair and the bright lights of Vauxhall Gardens into a shadowy world of missing housemaids and demonic conspiracies. Standing between those two worlds is Lord Carlston, a man of ruined reputation and brusque manners. He believes Helen has a destiny beyond the ballroom; a sacred and secret duty. Helen is not so sure, especially when she discovers that nothing around her is quite as it seems, including the enigmatic Lord Carlston. Against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St James's Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club is a delightfully dangerous adventure of self-discovery and dark choices that must be made.
Star Wars. Episode VI, Return of the Jedi, writer, Archie Goodwin ; artists, Al Williamson & Carlos Garzon with Ron Frenz & Tom Palmer ; colorist, Sotocolor.
These are grim times for the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo is in the hands of the vile Jabba the Hutt. The Jedi Master Yoda grows weak. Emperor Palpatine is determined to turn Luke to the dark side. And Darth Vader nears completion of a new dreaded Death Star even more powerful than the first.
Stick, Michael Harmon.
Stick, a star football player who's become disenchanted with the game, becomes friends with Preston, a nerdy kid who fights crime by night.
Becoming Kirrali Lewis., Jane Harrison
Crash and Burn, Michael Hassan.
Steven "Crash" Crashinsky relates his sordid ten-year relationship with David "Burn" Burnett, the boy he stopped from taking their high school hostage at gunpoint.
Ouran high school host club. Vol. 5, Bisco Hatori ; [translation & English adaptation, Naomi Kokubo & Eric-Jon Rossel Waugh].
Haruhi's top ranking falls and she is in jeopardy of losing her scholarship at Ouran. Each member of the Host Club scrambles to become her tutor, but Haruhi picks a female student, Ayame, to help her. Haruhi's time is now spent with Ayame, who can't stand Tamaki.
Everything but the truth : an if only novel, Mandy Hubbard.
Holly Mathews' mom is the new manager of a ritzy retirement home, and they just moved in, which means Holly's neighbours are all super-rich retirees. Still, it's not a total bust, because gorgeous, notorious Hollywood playboy Malik Buchannan is the grandson of one of the residents.
Of beast and beauty., Stacey Jay.
Instructions for the end of the world : a novel, Jamie Kain.
When Nicole Reed's family moves to a remote area of the Sierra Foothills, her life is completely turned upside down. It's not that Nicole isn't tough. She knows how to hunt, and how to build things. It seems like she's been preparing for the worst-case scenario for forever.
Blue exorcist. 14, Kazue Kato ; [translation & English adaptation, John Werry].
Imprisoned by Professor Gedoin, the exwires must fight to survive and rescue Izumo.
Thicker than water., Brigid Kemmerer
Unity. [Vol. 6], The War-Monger, Matt Kindt, [writer] ; Jose Luis, Jefte Palo, [artists] ; Andrew Dalhouse, [colorist].
Out of the darkest recesses of the 20th century the War-Monger rises to rage against the combined might of Valiant's most elite superteam! For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has waged battle; and for thousands of years, one spirit has vexed him the spirit of warfare itself. Today, Gilad Anni-Padda and his teammates in Unity must reckon with a long thought- forgotten enemy-unseen since Unit-Y faced it in World War II now returned to bring destruction and death to the heroes once and for all. Unity may not survive the coming of War-Monger!
Naruto 3-in-1. Volume 13, story and art by Masashi Kishimoto ; translation & English adaption, Mari Morimoto ; English adaptation, Deric A. Hughes [and 3 others].
Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! Shikamaru's team is out for revenge against their mentor's murderers.
Nisekoi, false love. Vol. 10, Shu's crush, story and art by Naoshi Komi ; [translation, Camellia Nieh].
It's hate at first sight when Raku Ichijo first meets Chitoge Kirisake. But much to their chagrin, the two are forced into a false love relationship to keep the peace between their feuding gangster families. When Ms.
Nisekoi, false love. Vol. 12, Festival, story and art by Naoshi Komi ; [translation, Camellia Nieh].
Chitoge thinks about finally confessing her true feelings to Raku. She tries writing letters and practicing confessions, but because she's too embarrassed, nothing she does goes well! Meanwhile, a new rival cake shop opens up next door to Onodera's sweet shop, and Raku's working there?
Bleach. [Volumes 37-38-39], story and art by Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].
Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts he was born with a gift.
Maximum Ride. 9 : the manga, James Patterson & NaRae Lee ; adaptation and illustration, NaRae Lee.
When Dr. Martinez and her colleagues established the coalition to stop the madness, spreading environmental awareness through the flock's public air shows, Max knew it could be dangerous. Never in wildest dreams, though, did she imagine that a criminal mastermind would abduct her mother! Now the flock has to team up with the U.S. Navy to rescue Dr. Martinez and of course, the world!
Not if I see you first., Eric Lindstrom
Fairy tail. 51, Hiro Mashima ; [translation by William Flanagan].
The black magic cult Avatar's plans to summon Zeref are well underway, but their Operation Purify will cost countless lives. To stop them, Gray joins forces with Erza and infiltrates Avatar, while Zeref the Black Wizard reveals another piece of his shocking past.
The (totally not) guaranteed guide to stressing, obsessing & second-guessing : a novel, Megan McCafferty.
Smarties and skaters unite, collecting signatures on a petition to bring back the school's annual dance. Meanwhile, Jessica faces the outcome of the mortifying-but-true Top Secret Pineville Junior High Crushability Test.
Natsume's book of friends. Volume 19, story and art by Yuki Midorikawa ; [translation & adaptation, Lillian Olsen].
Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in.
Pandora hearts. [23], Jun Mochizuki ; [translation, Tomo Kimura].
Duldum and Duldee, two hearts struggling against each other. They are interchangeable, but far from ordinary, reverberations. The irreversible final moment closes in, a result of a seemingly hopeless wish. As if it was the beginning of the end.
This way home, Wes Moore with Shawn Goodman.
Elijah, seventeen, has always been sure of just one thing basketball and believes it will be his way out of West Baltimore, but when gang violence knocks him down, helping a veteran repair his rickety home helps Elijah see what really matters.
The trouble with Destiny, Lauren Morrill.
Drum major Liza can't imagine senior year without the band. They're losing funding and then she finds Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize.
Doctor Who. The Twelfth doctor. Vol. 1, Terrorformer, writer, Robbie Morrison ; artist, Dave Taylor with Mariano Laclaustra ; colorists, Hi-Fi, Luis Guerrero ; letters, Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt.
Newly regenerated, the Doctor is already on the move coming up against an ancient alien murdering her way towards resurrection as she impersonates the goddess Kali and a violent star on a terraformed ice planet.
Here be dragons., Sarah Mussi
The unbeatable Squirrel Girl. [1, Squirrel power], writer, Ryan North ; artist, Erica Henderson.
Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, by popular demand, it's Squirrel Girl! (She's also starting college this semester.
#Scandal., Sarah Ockler
Bittersweet., Sarah Ockler
The book of broken hearts., Sarah Ockler
The devil and Winnie Flynn, Micol Ostow, David Ostow.
While working as a production assistant on her aunt's television show about the paranormal, a seventeen-year-old girl discovers a psychic ability of her own, which may provide clues to her mother's death.
Out of darkness, Ashley Hope Perez.
Loosely based on a school explosion that took place in New London, Texas in 1937, this is the story of two teenagers: Naomi, who is Mexican, and Wash, who is black, and their dealings with race, segregation, love, and the forces that destroy people.
Seeing off the Johns, Rene S. Perez II.
Two baseball heroes die in a tragic accident. What happens in the rural hometown they left behind. People in the small town of Greenton mark their lives from that day in late summer when crowds lined the streets to see off high school athletic stars John Robison and John Mijias. That was the day the Johns, as they were known by adoring fans in Greenton, left for state college, and never made it there-or back. The Johns had spent their high school years putting that nowhere losing town on the map with playoff runs in football and state championship bids in baseball. For Concepcion "Chon" Gonzales, the days that the Johns headed out and didn't return was the first day of his new life. He had waited all his growing up years for a shot at Araceli when one of the Johns, John Mejia, stole her away. Now, while Greenton mourns, while the Johns' families become actors in a spectacle of grief, while Johns memorabilia is sold in every gas station and convenience store in town, while Araceli has to endure a senior year in the watchful gaze of the whole town, Chon Gonzales makes his slow methodical move on the only girl he's ever loved, hoping maybe that she won't notice what he wants.
Strange girl, Christopher Pike.
Told from the perspective of a seventeen-year-old boy in love with a mysterious girl who seems to have an unearthly ability to heal, but the ability carries quite a cost.
Anything that isn't this., Chris Priestley
Frozen tides, Morgan Rhodes.
While Cleo sets aside her feelings about Magnus to fulfill her royal duties, a betrayed Lucia teams up with a vengeful Fire god; Jonas becomes a pawn in the hunt for the Kindred; and King Gaius sails across the Silver Sea to forge a dubious alliance.
Time Lord fairy tales, written by Justin Richards ; illustrated by David Wardle.
Fifteen tales of ancient wonder and mystery, passed down through generations of Time Lords. Dark, beautiful and twisted, these stories are filled with nightmarish terrors and heroic triumphs, from across all of time and space.
The enchantress, Michael Scott.
This is the sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power. And Danu Talis has yet to fall.
Gladiator, Darren Shan.
Can you kidnap a zombie? Can money buy your life? Or can you only fight for it? B Smith has met her darkest challenge yet.
Palace of the damned, Darren Shan.
In the third instalment in the creepy, captivating Larten Crepsley series, Larten finds out what it means to love! But is he also damned to find out what it means to lose?
Kimi ni todoke. Vol. 23 = From me to you, story & art by Karuho Shiina ; [translation, Ari Yasuda, HC Language Solutions].
The future is on everyone's minds, and Yano and Kento are feeling the anxiety of losing each other as they hit a crossroad in their relationship. Tensions rise as Yano seriously thinks about her own future for the first time.
Never never., Brianna R. Shrum
UnBound : stories from the Unwind world, Neal Shusterman.
Connor, Risa, and Lev have destroyed the Proactive Citizenry and are, apparently, free to live in a peaceful future. Or are they? As these short stories show, in a world that has accepted the unacceptable, there are still ways of unwinding a different take on events.
Betrayal., R L Stine
Biggie, Derek E. Sullivan.
Henry "Biggie" Abbott has hidden behind his weight for years, and although he is the son and stepson of two of Finch, Minnesota's most famous athletes, he prefers academic success until the girl of his dreams suggests he join the baseball team, and, with his stepbrother's help, he discovers he is a great pitcher.
The melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan. 10, story, Nagaru Tanigawa ; art, Puyo ; characters, Noizi Ito ; [translation, ZephyrRz].
Between the SOS Brigade, the Sasaki Brigade, the Nagato household, and the members of the Agency, the tenth volume of the comedic misadventures of Haruhi and friends is more crowded than ever. Between dream interpretation, high school hijinks, and popularity contests, it's everything you would expect from Haruhi and less, and more, and well, you know. Long live Haruhi!
Roll of thunder, hear my cry, Mildred D. Taylor ; introduction by Jacqueline Woodson ; illustration by Kadir Nelson.
A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
Light of day, Allison van Diepen.
When high school senior Gabby learns that men are drugging girls and forcing them into prostitution, she fights back using the popular radio show she hosts and captures the attention of X, a mysterious gang member determined to get pimps off the streets of Miami, who, in turn, captures her heart.
Daredevil. [4, The autobiography of Matt Murdock], writers, Mark Waid, Marc Guggenheim & Chris Samnee ; artists, Chris Samme & Peter Krause ; storytellers, Mark Waid & Chris Samnee.
In order to preserve the new life he's built, Daredevil is faced with a critical decision which may mean the death of Matt Murdock! Plus, with a new rival in town, is DD's time in San Francisco coming to an end?
Burn., Paula Weston
Rafen, Y.K. Willemse.
"When Rafen was four, the Tarhians branded him with three little numbers: 237. Forced to work in the coal mine with King Talmon's other slaves, Rafen became just another nameless entity. At age seven he dreamed he would receive the feather of a phoenix and the dream changed his life. By the time he is twelve there are only four years left until King Talmon's master Lakshi Mirah makes Rafen his personal slave. If Rafen does not excape soon, he never will. Lashki Mirah has long had designs on the Sianian throne and he is planning the murder of both the king and Etana, his heir. Rafen learns that if he frees Etana from the Tarhian palace, she may ask her father the king to rescue Rafen in return. Now everything depends on Etana reaching her father and bringing him to Tarhia to release Rafen. But Rafen's execution is in seven days and it looks like the only miracle he will see in that time is the revelation of what his name means, and why people want to kill him"--Back cover.
Servant of the king, Y.K. Willemse.
At first sight, the pirate king Sirius Jones appears to be an enemy. But as Rafen becomes more desperate to wrest Siana from the Lashki Mirah and return it to King Robert, he wonders what would happen if the Sianians joined forces with the pirates.
The Fourth Runi, Y.K. Willemse.
Rafen's life changes the night Sherwin tells him what his phoenix feather means. Now he knows it ties him more directly to the demonic Lashki Mirah and the battle against Nazt. Feeling crushed by his immense tasks, Rafen finds joy in only one thing--but will his desire for Etana destroy both him and the princess? Richard Patrick, Prince of Sarient, has arrived in Siana to be groomed for the throne and to marry his betrothed, the princess Etana. Using his influence, Richard turns the people of Siana against Rafen. When Rafen is alone and friendless, the Lashki will strike.
The sianian wolf, Y.K. Willemse.
Fourteen-year-old Rafen ? the royal family?s adopted son and the legendary figure known as the Fledgling of the Phoenix, is sure there is a conspiracy underway. Torn from the family he loves he is forced to flee. He find himself in the Woods with no food, no friends, and no weapons.
The kidney hypothetical ; or, How to ruin your life in seven days, Lisa Yee.
A week before high school graduation, Harvard-bound Higgs suddenly finds his life falling apart and the other students turning against him, and somehow it all started with a hypothetical question about donating a kidney--but really it goes much deeper, all the way back to the death of his older brother.
The rosemary spell, Virginia Zimmerman.
Best friends Rosie and Adam find an old, magical book that has the power to make people vanish, even from memory. When Adam's older sister, Shelby, disappears, they struggle to retain their memories of her as they race against time to bring her back from the void, risking their own lives in the process.


Case closed. Volume 17, Gosho Aoyama ; [translation, Naoko Amemiya].
Case closed. Volume 23, Gosho Aoyama ; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; touch-up & lettering, Freeman Wong].
Volume 23 in the manga series CASE CLOSED from Simon & Schuster and VIZ Media. There's always tension when Conan teams up with Harley Hartwell, the other greatest teen detective in Japan...and the only one who's still a teen! But when the duo investigates a murder at a mansion, will Conan's shrunken state interfere with Harley's detective work? And how many balconies does one mansion need, anyway? Then Conan investigates some shady doings on board an overnight passenger train. He thinks he's on top of the case...until his mystery-loving parents show up to throw everything off track!.
This may sound crazy, Abigail Breslin.
The Academy Award-nominated actress, musician and blogger shares a first collection of essays exploring topics ranging from boyfriends and breakups to cats and social media.
Maximum Ride. 4 : the manga, [James Patterson & NaRae Lee ; adaptation and illustration, NaRae Lee ; lettering, Abigail Blackman].
Despite their initial hesitation, living with Anne has softened the Flock, so Max is keenly aware that it's time to leave. With Thanksgiving so near, though, all of them want to stay, at least until they've had their first ever Thanksgiving turkey! But danger is on the horizon as Jeb's plan advances, and while the Flock's new school seems normal and safe, secrets are hidden beneath its prestigious facade.
The Borden murders : Lizzie Borden & the trial of the century, Sarah Miller.
Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie's story to theorize on what may have happened.
Tackling depression and bullying : a young person's guide : my personal story, Mitchel Richards.
"Depression is a problem for many people in New Zealand, affecting approximately one in ten kiwis. This book focuses on my personal experience with depression and strategies I have used to manage it. It is my hope that by reading this book, anyone who is struggling with depression can use the strategies I have outlined to improve their lives and ultimately get to a better place."