New Titles Young Adults’ May 2015 (arrived in April 2015)


Alice in the Country of Joker. The nightmare trilogy. Vol. 3, Late night nightmare, story by QuinRose ; art by Job ; translation, Angela Liu ; adaptation, Shanti Whitesides.
Nightmare: He's beautiful, with silver hair, and skin like snow. And his heart is as cold as that same snow. Nightmare has confessed his love to Alice but he won't make a move, take her hand, or even ask her on a date! Alice is still too unsure of her own feelings to give him an answer.
Love hurts.
XxxHolic omnibus. 5, Clamp ; translated and adapted by William Flanagan ; lettered by Dana Hayward.
Kimihiro Watanuki is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. He seeks help from a mysterious woman named Yuko, who claims she can help. However, Watanuki must work for Yuko in order to pay for her aid. Soon Watanuki finds himself employed in Yuko's shop where he sees things and meets customers that are stranger than anything he could have ever imagined!
07-ghost. 14, Yukino Ichihara, Yuki Amemiya ; translation, Satsuki Yamashita.
Teito joins the Black Hawks, unaware they are the very organisation that has conspired to ruin his soul, end his life and revive the evil death god Verloren inside him. Using the military's sinister laboratory, they intend to brainwash Teito into giving Verloren tangible form! But Teito's true past resurfaces.
Red queen, Victoria Aveyard.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace and discovers she possesses a deadly power of her own. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
Silent alarm, Jennifer Banash.
Alys, a Plaineville, Wisconsin, junior who dreams of studying violin at Julliard, must deal with the aftermath of a tragic high school shooting in which her older brother, Luke, was the shooter.
At first sight, Jennifer Barnes.
Killer instinct, Jennifer Barnes.
The Dickens mirror, Ilsa J. Bick.
In the second book of the Dark Passages series, Emma wakes up trapped in the body of a grown Victorian woman trapped in an insane asylum, and must find a way a way back to Reality or else her friends and family will die with her.
Dance of fire, Yelena Black.
Dangerous angels : the Weetzie Bat books, Francesca Lia Block.
Sleep rough tonight, Ian Bone.
The boy in the striped pyjamas : a fable, John Boyne.
When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye…
No place to fall, Jaye Robin Brown.
Sixteen-year-old Amber Vaughn dreams of attending the North Carolina School of the Arts to gain confidence in using her amazing singing voice, but her family is falling apart and she is torn between two boys.
Captain America, Vol. 4, writers, Ed Brubaker & Cullen Bunn ; penciler, Scot Eaton ; artists, Steve Epting ; inkers, Rick Magyar, Rick Ketchum, Mark Pennington ; colourist, Guru-eFx, Frank D'Armata; letters, VC's Joe Caramagna.
Captain America faces his greatest challenge yet — from the American people! TV pundit Bill Braxton is calling for Cap's retirement, and the populace is taking his message to heart. Meanwhile, the mysterious, super-powered terrorists known as the Discordians are striking U.S. targets.
Last of the wilds, Trudi Canavan.
In the wake of the first battle between the Circlians and Pentadrians, Auraya finds herself attempting to heal the breach between the dreamweavers and the priests and priestesses. But while her days are filled with healing, her sleep brings terrible nightmares that are only salved by the appearance in her dreams of the god Chaia.
Priestess of the white, Trudi Canavan.
Voice of the gods, Trudi Canavan.
The Pentadrians, frustrated by their defeat at the hands of the Circlians, plot and scheme to bring down their enemies by means other than direct conflict.
In the time of Dragon Moon, Janet Lee Carey.
In 1210 AD, Uma, a Healer raised by a tribe of people native to Wilde Island, must complete an impossible task for the English queen or be burned alive, and her only ally is the part dragon, part fairy Pendragon prince who is struggling with a secret of his own.
Skeleton Creek is real, Patrick Carman.
Is Skeleton Creek Real? If you're one of the millions who have read the Skeleton Creek series of books, then you might have heard the urban legend surrounding the story. One person claims to have evidence that proves Skeleton Creek is anything but fiction. He says he's discovered files and information that no one else has, and it all points to a very disturbing possibility: Skeleton Creek used real videos of terrifying experiences and they're passing them off as fiction. Discover the truth for yourself.
The phantom room, Patrick Carman.
Experience the world of Skeleton Creek through Ryan's journal and all new online videos. Ryan and Sarah have lived in Skeleton Creek all their lives, uncovering ghostly mysteries no one else can figure out. But when their investigations lead to the Skeleton Creek cemetery and a haunted room, they discover a chilling secret even they're not ready for. Nothing could prepare them for what they found in the Phantom Room.
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.
City of lost souls, Cassandra Clare.
When Jace vanishes with Sebastian, Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world and Clary infiltrates the group planning the world's destruction.
Clockwork princess, Cassandra Clare.
When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.
Crossed, Ally Condie.
Rules are different outside the Society. Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.
Matched, Ally Condie.
On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when her whole world begins to unravel…
Reached, Ally Condie.
After leaving the Society and desperately searching for each other and the Rising Cassia and Ky have found what the cure they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
Sisters of blood and spirit, Kady Cross.
Twin sisters, one living in the Shadow Lands the realm of the dead and one in the land of the living, are called upon to try and save a boy and his friends who have been marked for death by a long-dead serial killer.
The Earth is singing, Vanessa Curtis.
The death cure, James Dashner.
As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.
The kill order, James Dashner.
Mark struggles to make sense of his new, post-disaster world in this prequel to The Maze Runner.
Return of the geek, Ben Davis.
Seeker, Arwen Elys Dayton.
After years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a Seeker, Quin Kincaid, fifteen, learns that she will be using the ancient artefacts and sacred knowledge as an assassin.
Sherlock Holmes in A study in scarlet, A. Conan Doyle with numerous original engravings by G. Grimly.
When a Scotland Yard detective asks for assistance, Sherlock Holmes uses his powers of rational, reasoned observation and deduction to solve a murder case.
Crystal force, Joe Ducie.
The rig, Joe Ducie.
Oh my goddess! 47, story and art by Kosuke Fujishima ; translation, Dana Lewis and Christopher Lewis.
Belldandy's father Tyr has demanded a miracle from a mortal: to win the hand of Tyr's divine daughter in marriage, Keiichi has five minutes to reach her by racing his bike over an unearthly course where failure means the end for a mere fragile human! But if Keiichi Morisato were an ordinary man, he wouldn't have already won the extraordinary love of the goddess Belldandy.
Urban legends, Helen Grant.
Hunger : a Gone novel, Michael Grant.
Conditions worsen for the remaining young residents of a small California coastal town isolated by supernatural events when their food supplies dwindle and the Darkness underground awakens.
Looking for Alaska : a novel, John Green.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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 reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green & David Levithan.
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
Half wild, Sally Green.
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Mark Haddon.
A murder mystery like no other, this novel features Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old who suffers from Asperger's syndrome. When he finds a neighbour's dog murdered, he sets out on a terrifying journey destined to turn his whole world upside down.
The F- it list, Julie Halpern.
When Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family. Time passes, and Alex learns Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. That's where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list.
The fine art of pretending, Rachel Harris.
Shadow scale, Rachel Hartman.
As Seraphina travels the Southlands in search of the other half-breeds to help in the war effort, the dragon General Comonot and his Loyalists fight against the upstart Old Guard with the fate of Goredd and the other human countries hanging in the balance.
Hayate the combat butler. 25, Kenjiro Hata ; translation, John Werry.
Has the impossible come to pass? Does Hayate have a girlfriend? Or at least a girl who admits to kind of not hating him? And what's her deal, anyway? The time has come for Hayate and Athena to get honest with each other, preferably via epic flashback. Whatever is revealed, Hinagiku will be all ears.
Miss Mayhem, Rachel Hawkins.
Harper Price and her new boyfriend and oracle David Stark face new challenges as the powerful Ephors seek to claim David for their own.
Moonlight : a Dark Guardian novel, Rachel Hawthorne.
Promposal, Rhonda Helms.
Camilla hopes her secret crush, Benjamin, might ask her to prom but feels pressured into accepting the invitation of a casual acquaintance, and Joshua has worked up the courage to ask his best friend, Ethan, to be his date when Ethan asks his help in crafting the perfect "promposal" for another boy.
If you were me, Sam Hepburn.
Macbeth : a play, William Shakespeare ; adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds.
Macbeth, a general in the king's army, is returning from battle when he comes upon three witches who tell him that one day he'll be king. At first Macbeth dismisses their predictions, but an evil seed takes root in his mind, and soon he is convinced and impatient. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But 'blood will have blood,' and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murder to keep the crown?
The whole story of half a girl, Veera Hiranandani.
When Sonia's father loses his job and she must move from her small, supportive private school to a public middle school, the half-Jewish half-Indian sixth-grader experiences culture shock as she tries to navigate the school's unfamiliar social scene, and after her father is diagnosed with clinical depression, she finds herself becoming even more confused about herself and her family.
The Conformity, John Hornor Jacobs.
Shreve, along with Jack and his mute girlfriend Ember, travel to Maryland to solve the mystery behind "the elder," the ancient, malevolent force hidden near Baltimore, which has been sending psychic tremors out into the world causing mayhem, mass suicides, and the beginning of the end of civilisation.
Tether, Anna Jarzab.
Sasha returns to Aurora, the parallel universe of generals, princesses, body doubles, and the boy she loves, Thomas, where she tries to help and find missing people and save them all.
Woven, Michael Jensen, David Powers King.
A princess and a ghost set out on a journey to find a magic needle that can sew the ghost back to his life.
Reckoning, Barry Jonsberg.
Hypercar, David Jubermann.
Getting caught at over double the speed limit throws Ollie's life into a spin that sees him wrongly convicted, deported and ultimately drawn into the high- stakes world of illegal street racing. A lost battle and a chance encounter with a beautiful, yet mysterious girl triggers a roller coaster of events totally beyond his control. He and his friends must now race against time and fight not only for justice but for their very survival.
Instinct, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters another day in the life of Nick Gautier and those are just his friends. But now that he's accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that's hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost. Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it.
The DUFF : designated ugly fat friend : a novel, Kody Keplinger.
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, a notorious womanizer who disgusts her, in order to distract her from her personal problems, and to her surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common and are able to help each other find more productive ways to deal with their difficulties.
The rebel prince, Celine Kiernan.
Guardians, Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan.
In a world where teens die at nineteen and disease is rampant, Esther and her allies have created a haven within the District, the gleaming skyscraper that has become the centre of all commerce; but as factions form and dangerous power emerges, the ultimate darkness is born from greed and Esther must save the citizens from themselves.
Hostage run, Andrew Klavan.
Rick Dial is faced with an impossible choice: save the life of his best friend Molly or save the free world. Rick Dial's been to the fantastical cyber world called the MindWar Realm and returned to Real Life victorious. But the stakes have just gone up. Another attack is imminent and Rick is the only one who can stop it. How can he, though, when terrorists have kidnapped his best friend Molly and are threatening to kill her if Rick returns to the Realm?
The pause, John Larkin.
When, Victoria Laurie.
Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the centre of an FBI investigation.
Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee.
Under a painted sky, Stacey Lee.
In 1845, Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl, disguise themselves as boys and travel on the Oregon Trail to California from Missouri.
Love, Lucy, April Lindner.
After accepting a trip to Europe as a bribe from her parents to attend the college of their choice as a business major, seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers she's unwilling to give up her dream of being an actress or Jesse, the boy she met in Italy.
Superman. Volume 5, Under fire, Scott Lobdell, writer ; Ed Benes and 8 others, artists.
In the wake of the Psi War, Lois Lane lies in a deep coma, unable to speak, but her new-found powers allow her to astral project in times of need. It is just this power that brings the power hungry creature Parasite to Metropolis in search of Lois. Is there anything The Man of Steel can do, or will he lose his best friend?
We were liars, E. Lockhart.
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
Wish girl, Nikki Loftin.
Twelve-year-old Peter has never felt at home with his noisy family, but begins to find the strength to live and to be himself when he discovers a special valley in the Texas Hill Country and meets Annie, a girl dying of cancer who knows and accepts him from the start.
The start of me and you, Emery Lord.
Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.
Devil you know, Catherine MacPhail.
Fairy tail. 47, Hiro Mashima ; translation, William Flanagan.
Desperate to stop the Face bombs from going off, Natsu and Gajeel face off against Tempester and Torafuzar from Tartaros! Meanwhile, Gray emerges from his dramatic encounter with Silver with a new power: demon slayer magic, and Erza finally reaches the control room only to find it infested by demons! The Book of Zeref's worst denizens stand arrayed before the Fairy Tail's wizards can they defeat them and preserve the magic of the entire continent?
Breaking sky, Cori McCarthy.
In the year 2048 Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx," is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental "Streaker" jets at the junior Air Force Academy, but few know the pain and loneliness of her past or the dark secret about her father, and as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret.
Stay with me, Maureen McCarthy.
The unforgettable story of a young woman finding the courage to escape her present, face her past and embrace her future, from the bestselling author of The Convent.
The haunting of sunshine girl, Paige McKenzie with Alyssa Sheinmel ; story by Nick Hagen & Alyssa Sheinmel ; based on the web series created by Nick Hagen.
Wild rover no more : being the last recorded account of the life and times of Jacky Faber, L.A. Meyer.
In 1809, just when it looks like Jacky Faber and her beloved Jaimy will finally find their romance, Jacky is accused of treason and must flee Boston while her friends attempt to clear her name. Of course that means wild adventures for our fun-loving heroine, who manages to secure a job as a governess and run away with the circus.
Mike Mignola's B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, 10, The devil's wings, story by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi ; The Devil's Wings art by Laurence Campbell ; The Broken Equation art by Joe Querio ; Grind art by Tyler Crook.
Mike Mignola's Hellboy. Weird Tales, story by Mike Mignola and others ; art by Guy Davis and others.
A group of celebrated writers and authors, along with Mike Mignola and Guy Davis, have lent their voices to the Hellboy collections. This collection of stories expands on the world of Hellboy.
Not otherwise specified, Hannah Moskowitz.
Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she's not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet but it may also mean real friendships.
Beast master. Vol. 2, story & art by Kyousuke Motomi ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation JN Productions.
Leo Aoi goes berserk whenever he sees blood, but he seems to have a special connection with animals, which intrigues animal lover Yuiko Kubozuka. Yuiko is the only person Leo will listen to when he has one of his violent fits. As Leo's 18th birthday approaches, someone is after Leo's life. Can Leo overcome the dangers of his past?
The escape, Robert Muchamore.
Summer, 1940. Hitler's army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
The prisoner, Robert Muchamore.
One of Henderson's best agents is being held captive in Frankfurt. A set of forged record cards could be his ticket to freedom, but might just as easily become his death warrant. A vital mission awaits him in France - if he can find a way to escape.
Inherit midnight, Kate Kae Myers.
Avery is the black sheep of the wealthy VanDemere clan — the ostracised illegitimate daughter. So she's less than excited when her grandmother ropes her into a competition to determine the VanDemere most worthy of inheriting the family fortune, until a chance to gain information about her long-lost mother motivates Avery to try to win the game.
An island of our own, Sally Nicholls.
King : a prophecy novel, Ellen Oh.
Girl warrior, demon slayer, and tiger spirit of the yellow eyes: Kira is ready for her final quest to save her cousin the young boy destined to rule the Iron Realm as crown prince and to uncover the third lost treasure while facing innumerable enemies in order to fulfill the famed prophecy.
Vanishing girls, Lauren Oliver.
Sisters Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before Dara kissed Parker. That was before the accident that left Dara's face scarred. Now the sisters are totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, Madeline Snow, has vanished, too. Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked and she has to find her sister, before it's too late.
Eldest, Christopher Paolini.
After successfully evading an Urgal's ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.
Eragon, Christopher Paolini.
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Inheritance, or, The vault of souls, Christopher Paolini.
Not so very long ago, Eragon Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilisation rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alaga sia? And if so, at what cost.
Bloodhound, Tamora Pierce.
Having been promoted from "Puppy" to "Dog," Beka, now a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, and her former partner head to a neighbouring port city to investigate a case of counterfeit coins.
The will of the empress, Tamora Pierce.
On visit to Namorn to visit her vast landholdings and her devious cousin, Empress Berenene, eighteen-year-old Sandry must rely on her childhood friends and fellow mages, Daja, Tris, and Briar, despite the distance that has grown between them.
The complete Elfquest. Volume two, Wendy and Richard Pini.
The elves have reclaimed the Palace of the High Ones, but it is not the safe haven they believed. New threats loom as Winnowill, lord of Blue Mountain, vows to destroy all trace of the Wolfriders, and Cutter's rival Rayek is overcome with power.
The monster within : a Jack Mason adventure, Darrell Pitt.
Dream on, Bali Rai.
Terminal, Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs.
Tory and her comrades must track a new pack of rogue Virals who have brought on the attention of a shadowy government organisation intent on learning the secret to their powers.
Captain America. The tomorrow soldier, Rick Remender, writer ; Carlos Pacheco, Paul Renaud (#24), Stuart Immonen (#25), pencilers ; Mariano Taibo, Paul Renaud (#24), Wade Von Grawbadger (#25), inkers ; Dean White and 4 others, colourists ; VC's Joe Caramagna, letterer.
' — Then he ate my boy entrancers' : more mad, marvy confessions of Georgia Nicholson, Louise Rennison.
City 1 : a Revolution 19 novel, Gregg Rosenblum.
After finally reuniting at a rebel camp, siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass are willing to do anything to stay together and free their parents from bot rule. But the leader of the rebel camp has her own ideas. Cruel and determined, General Clay won't let anything stand in the way of her plan to destroy the robots and all the brainwashed humans. For Nick, Kevin, and Cass, this means their parents' lives are at stake, but they can't desert the rebels when they're so close to freedom. How far will they go to save the world they believe in?
Divergent, Veronica Roth.
What waits in the woods, Kieran Scott.
A hiking trip in the woods in upstate New York is out of the comfort zone for sixteen-year-old city girl Callie Velasquez, but she wants to bond with her new friends Lissa and Penelope, not to mention her new boyfriend, Jeremy. However, nothing could have prepared her for the true human darkness that waits for her in the wood.
Salt & stone, Victoria Scott.
In Salt & Stone Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and twisted new rules in the race. But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another? The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength.
X : a novel, Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon.
Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's a pack of lies after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There's no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm's efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he's found is only an illusion and that he can't run forever. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.
Bride, Darren Shan.
The tenth terrifying installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. Does true love lurk in the darkest of places? Could a psychotic stalker be the man of your dreams? Can a killer win your heart? Here comes the bride.
The glass arrow, Kristen Simmons.
Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she's raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom if she can truly trust him.
All that glitters, Holly Smale.
Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing.
The Alex crow, Andrew Smith.
The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.
The forbidden game, L. J. Smith.
What was supposed to be an evening of celebration with friends, fun, and games becomes a night of danger, drama, and obsessive love. Because when Jenny, her boyfriend, Tom, and their friends begin to play the Game, it comes to life. Suddenly they are in a dark world where Julian, the gorgeous guy who sold Jenny the Game, rules as Prince of the Shadows.
Beneath, Roland Smith.
Pat O'Toole has always idolised his older brother, Coop. Coop is different. He doesn't talk on the phone, doesn't use email, and doesn't have friends. He's never really cared for anything but the thrill of being underground and Pat. So it's no surprise to anyone that after a huge fight with their parents, Coop runs away. Exactly one year later, Pat receives a package containing a digital voice recorder and a cryptic message from his brother. He follows the clues to New York City, and soon discovers that Coop has joined the Community, a self-sufficient society living beneath the streets. Now it's up to Pat to find his brother and bring him home.
A conspiracy of princes, Justin Somper.
The glory, Lauren St. John.
Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West. Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it.
The Riverman, Aaron Starmer.
The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next.
The whisper, Aaron Starmer.
Twelve-year-old Alistair continues his quest to find his missing friend, Fiona, in Aquavania, a world where wishes can nearly come true, but he learns that the Whisper, once a boy named Charlie from his own world, has plans for Alistair and has used Fiona to try to get to him.
The world without us, Robin Stevenson.
Don't stay up late : a Fear Street novel, R.L. Stine.
Ever since a car accident killed her father and gave her a severe concussion, high school junior Lisa's been plagued by nightmares and hallucinations, and when she accepts a babysitting job in hopes it will banish the disturbing images, she faces new terror as she begins to question exactly who or what she's babysitting.
The art of Lainey, Paula Stokes.
Death Down Under, L.D. Taylor.
Motive Games, L.D. Taylor.
The wrong side of right, Jenn Marie Thorne.
After her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Kate Quinn meets the father she did not know she had, joins his presidential campaign, falls for a rebellious boy, and when what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign's talking points, Kate must decide what is best.
Origins, Cate Tiernan.
Dragon Ball full colour. Saiyan arc. 3, story and art by Akira Toriyama ; translation, Mari Morimoto; English adaptation, Gerard Jones
With the mighty Kaio-ken amplifying his strength, Goku fights Vegeta in a desperate battle to save the world, only to find that the elite Saiyan warrior is even stronger than his own techniques! Goku calls on the Genki-dama, the "spirit ball," drawing power from every living thing around him. But alone, even Goku is not enough. The last worn-out survivors, Gohan, Kuririn and Yajirobe, rush back into the fray to try and stop the unbeatable Vegeta from destroying the planet Earth itself!
Dragon Ball Z. Volume 4, story & art by Akira Toriyama ; English adaptation, Gerard Jones ; translation, Mari Morimoto.
The next Tenka'ichi Budokai martial art tournament is just around the corner, and an eager Son Goku can't wait to face even tougher fighters for the "Strongest Under the Heavens" title! Among the contestants include pipsqueak Chaozu and three-eyed Tenshinhan, deadly disciples of Tsuru-Sen'nin, the Crane Hermit! As it turns out, Tsuru-Sen'nin is an old rival of Goku's teacher Kame-sen'nin (also known as the Turtle hemit). What's worse, Tsuru-Sen'nin orders Chaozu and Tenshinhan to kill the Kame Sen'nin disciples! Will crane-style kung fu beat out turtle style? As these two martial arts schools duke it out in the tournament ring, things just might turn fatal!
Dragonball, story and art by Akira Toriyama ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; English adaptation, Gerard Jones.
King Piccolo is all set for world domination, but first he needs to gather the seven Dragon Balls together to restore his youth. Goku and his friends are fighting to stop Piccolo, but things are looking grim for the good guys as Piccolo picks them off one by one. Their only hope is a martial arts move known as the "Mafu-Ba," a technique so powerful that it killed the last person who used it. But that won't stop Kame-Sen'nin and Tenshinhan from trying it, even if it means forfeiting their own lives in the process!
Watcher, Lee Weatherly.
Black dove, white raven, Elizabeth E. Wein.
The whispering trees, J.A. White ; illustrations by Andrea Offermann.
Deep within the dangerous Thickety, Kara and her brother Taff must figure out who and what to trust in order to escape and stop the evil Sordyr.
The fire artist, Daisy Whitney.
As an elemental artist, Aria can create fire from her hands, stealing her power from lightning which is dangerous and illegal in her world but as her power begins to fade faster than she can steal it she must turn to a modern-day genie, a Granter, who offers one wish with an extremely high price.
Playing a part, Daria Wilke ; translated from Russian by Marian Schwartz.
Grishka has grown up in the closed world of a puppet theatre in Russia, but now that world seems to be falling apart his best friend needs an operation, financial difficulties are forcing people out, his homosexual friend Sam, the jester, is leaving for Holland and Grishka no longer knows what role he himself is playing.
The guy, the girl, the artist and his ex, Gabrielle Williams.
Rebel heart, Moira Young.
Saba has rescued her kidnapped brother and defeated the fanatical Tonton. But the price to be paid for her violent victory is terible. Jack has disappeared and can no longer be trusted. A new and formidable enemy is on the rise in the dustlands. No one is safe and Saba must confront the terrible secret hidden in the darkest depths of her soul.
The book thief, Markus Zusak.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel — a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbours.


Level 1 geography study guide, Fiona Delaney and Jean McCann.
Level 2 geography study guide covers seven most widely taught of the eight NCEA Level 1 Geography Achievement Standards: the three externally assessed Standards 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 and four of the five internally assessed Achievement Standards 1.3, 1.5-1.7.
Big brilliant book of Bart Simpson, Matt Groening.
Level 3 accounting study guide, Martin Holmes, Katy Perry.
Covers the Level 3 Accounting Achievement Standards 3.1 to 3.6. Features brief, clearly explained theory, examples and plenty of activities for student practice.
Cities, John Lorinc.
Fruits basket. Volume 15, Natsuki Takaya ; translation, Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley ; English adaptation, Lianne Sentar.
Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography, Laura Ingalls Wilder ; Pamela Smith Hill, editor.
Follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory, examining sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources. Wilder biographer Pamela Smith Hill adds context and leads readers through Wilder's growth as a writer.