New Titles Young Adults’ March 2018 (arrived in February 2018)


Three sides of a heart: stories about love triangles, Natalie C. Parker.
These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don t want to miss. A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet. This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.
Fire force. 07, Atsushi Ōkubo; [translation, Alethea Nibley & Athena Nibley].
The time has come for Company 8 to fill its roster. Now that they have a scientist in the form of the very suspicious Viktor Licht, Captain Ōbi sends Shinra, Arthur, and Iris to recruit an engineer. Vulcan is an exceptionally talented machinist, but his deep-seated hatred of Haijima Industries and the Fire Force means Shinra and company have their work cut out for them. Will they survive this recruitment endeavor?
Magi. 27: the labyrinth of magic, story & art by Shinobu Ohtaka; [translation & English adaptation, John Werry].
The fight between Alibaba and Hakuryu has come to an end, but at a terrible cost to the former friends. Hakurya has been crippled and Alibaba's rukh have been removed to another dimension, leaving Alibaba an empty shell. Hakurya gloats that what has happened can never be undone. Horrified, Aladdin turns to face his own nemesis, the Magi Judar, for a magic duel the likes of which the world has never seen!
The closest I've come, Fred Aceves.
Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren't falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend, which seems impossible. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn't about acting tough and being macho; it's about being true to yourself.
The dark at the end: a tunnel vision novel, Susan Adrian.
Jake thinks he has only one more step and he'll be free: he has to get the serum to stop his ability to tunnel; to find and control people through objects. But Jakes contact has been killed, and there's no sign of the serum. Then Jakes's mom and little sister Myka are kidnapped, right under his nose. With the government, his power-mad father, and the terrifying Mr. Smith all after him while he still had his power, he doesn't have anywhere to turn. What will Jake do to get his mom and his little sister back? Anything.
Love, hate & other filters., Samira Ahmed
The Hazel Wood., Melissa Albert
Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda., Becky Albertalli
Saints and misfits: a novel, S.K. Ali.
There are three kinds of people in my world: 1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They're in your face so much, you can't see them, like how you can't see your nose. 2. Misfits, people who don't belong. Like me; the way I don't fit into Dad's brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama's-Boy-Muhammad. Also, there's Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don't go together. Same planet, different worlds. But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen, right? 3. Monsters. Well, monsters wearing saint masks, like in Flannery O'Connor's stories. Like the monster at my mosque. People think he's holy, untouchable, but nobody has seen under the mask. Except me.
Zenith, Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings.
Not now, not ever, Lily Anderson.
Elliot is very clear on what she isn't going to do this summer: She isn't going to stay home in Sacramento. She isn't going to mock trial camp at UCLA. And she certainly isn't going to the Air Force summer program on her mom's base in Colorado Springs. As cool as it would be to live-action-role-play Ender's Game, Ellie's seen three generations of her family go through USAF boot camp up close, and she knows that it's much less Luke/Yoda/"feel the force," and much more one hundred push-ups on three days of no sleep. What she IS going to do is pack up her determination, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and run away to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program, and her dream school.
Case closed. Volume 63, Gosho Aoyama; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
At a revolving sushi restaurant, a food critic is poisoned. Who slipped cyanide into the buffet? Something's fishy about this crime, but Conan is on hand to serve up justice! Then a man dies at a strange contest for men who share the same last name, and the chief suspect is George's dad! And Conan joins the hunt for a drag racer called the Silver Witch who literally drives people to their deaths.
Case closed. Volume 65, Gosho Aoyama; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
On the trail of a gang of bank robbers, Agent Starling teams up with the Junior Detective League. But she finds more than she expected when she uncovers evidence that Agent Akai, believed to have been assassinated by the Men in Black, may be alive! Then Mr. Moore is summoned to a mansion to investigate a strange murder, only to find that the killer isn't finished. Why were five gifted people invited to live in the mansion, and what is the secret of the Red Wall?
Piper, Jay Asher & Jessica Freeburg; illustrated by Jeff Stokely; ink assistance by Gideon Kendall; colors by Triona Farrell; lettering by Ed Dukeshire.
Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love. When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side. The boy of Maggie's dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare.
World trigger. 18, Daisuke Ashihara; [translation, Toshikazu Aizawa].
Osamu successfully convinces Border HQ to allow Hyuse on to their squad, and now the moody neighbor from Aftokrator must make his way up through the C-Rank Wars to officially join them. Meanwhile, Tamakoma-2 gears up for another B-Rank Wars match against the analytical Oji Squad and the unconventional Ikoma Squad. How will Tamakoma-2 handle a squad that operates almost exactly like they do and another squad that doesn't even seem to care that there's a match going on?!
Between us., Clare Atkins
Ruin and rising, Leigh Bardugo.
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as Alina begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction but claiming it could cost Alina the very future she is fighting for.
Shadow and bone, Leigh Bardugo.
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Goodbye, perfect., Sara Barnard
Nothing., Annie Barrows
Girls made of snow and glass, Melissa Bashardoust.
At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone; has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image, at her father's order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do, and who to be, to win back the only mother she's ever known or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything, unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.
The Harper effect., Taryn Bashford
Spider-Man: Miles Morales. [1], Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Sarah Pichelli, artist; Gaetano Carlucci, inking assist; Justin Ponsor, colorist; VC's Cory Petit, letterer.
Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the Marvel Universe, but he's also a card-carrying Avenger, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America! And he'll soon be a media sensation in this All-New, All-Different New York. One thing's the same, though: non-stop action! Like when Earth's Mightiest heroes all fall, and Miles stands alone against a villain with the power to destroy the universe. Or when the Black Cat tries to get her claws in this new Spider-Man. Or when a new mutant threatens to grab the spotlight! And don't forget Miles' toughest foe yet: his grandmother! But his grades might be the ultimate challenge so maybe a study session (date?) with Ms. Marvel will help? Welcome to the neighborhood, Spider-Man, hope it's friendly!
Initiate., Bill Bennett
Kaleidoscope song, Fox Benwell.
Neo loves music, and all she ever wanted was a life sharing this passion, on the radio. When she meets Tale, the lead singer in a local South African band, their shared love of music grows. So does their love for each other. But not everyone approves. Then Neo lands her dream job of working at a popular radio station, and she discovers that there are both risks and rewards of using her own voice to empower others.
Secrets of a teenage heiress., Katy Birchall
The cruel prince, Holly Black.
Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.
Rosemarked, Livia Blackburne.
When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she is destined to live her last days in isolation. Dineas, broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, thirsts for revenge against his captors; he'll do anything to free his tribe from Amparan rule even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self. The two are thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, and must find common ground to protect those they love while grappling with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.
How to make a wish, Ashley Herring Blake.
Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult circumstances. One fateful evening, Eva climbs through a window in Grace's room, setting off a chain of stolen nights on the beach. When Eva tells Grace that she likes girls, Grace's world opens up and she begins to believe in happiness again. How to Make a Wish is an emotionally charged portrait of a mother and daughter's relationship and a heartfelt story about two girls who find each other at the exact right time.
Three dark crowns., Kendare Blake
Witch born., Nicolas Bowling
Zebra crossing soul song., Sita Brahmachari
The Icarus Corps., Zachary Brown, pseud
City secrets., Jessica Burkhart
Together at midnight, Jennifer Castle.
What does it really mean to be kind and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do? High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life- changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a gap year before college, struggle with these questions when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season. Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers. The challenge pulls these two teens, who have a history together from back home, closer and closer as they explore a vibrant city filled with other people's stories and secrets. Kendall and Max can't deny their growing bond, even though they both have other romantic entanglements and uncertain futures. As the clock counts down on New Year's Eve, will they find themselves together at midnight?
A world without princes, Soman Chainani; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.
Quests for glory, Soman Chainani; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.
The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever. For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone. When their classmates' quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them.
The ever never handbook, Soman Chainani with Ami Boghani; illustrations by Michael Blank.
The last ever after, Soman Chainani; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno.
Being Arcadia., Simon Chesterman
Busted., Gina Ciocca
The Bane chronicles, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson.
Ever wanted to know why Magnus Bane is banned from Peru? Or what he got up to during the French Revolution? Or what he bought Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood as a birthday present?
The reaction, Helena Coggan.
Fifteen-year-old Rose Elmsworth is alone. Her father, David, has been imprisoned, and a death sentence is almost certain. She has been rejected by the Department, the amoral law-enforcement agency she was groomed for since birth, and lives in fear of the terrible secret that, if exposed, will destroy her. Around Rose, the world is changing. The laws that have maintained peace between those with magic and those without are breaking down, and two rival militias are preparing to fight a war that seems imminent and promises to be devastating. As darker elements of her father's past emerge, Rose realizes that the rules of good and evil; rules she's always believed wholeheartedly, will not protect her anymore. In a world of monsters, how long can trust, loyalty, and justice survive? And how much will Rose herself have to change to stay alive?
A conspiracy of stars, Olivia A. Cole.
Octavia is excited to study the plants and animals of Faloiv until she witnesses one of the planet's indigenous people being attacked and begins to question her own family history and the scientists she has always admired.
The hanging girl., Eileen Cook
Eternal echoes, Angela Corbett.
About four months have passed since Evie Starling learned she was a Tracker and helped defeat a Daevos Clan that was taking others like her. As a college student in Gunnison, Colorado, Evie is unprepared as an unknown evil emerges, yet she vows to help solve the mystery of the missing Trackers, regardless of the risk. With new powers she doesn't understand and can't control, she turns to Alex and Emil, her two soul mates, for help. But her feelings for them both are tearing her apart. She knows she has to decide between them; however, her memories are only making that choice more difficult. As the world around her is thrown into chaos, Evie is confronted with what could be a destiny-altering truth.
Movie night., Lucy Courtenay
Everything must go, Jenny Fran Davis.
Flora Goldwasser has fallen in love. She won't admit it to anyone, but something about Elijah Huck has pulled her under. When he tells her about the hippie Quaker school he attended in the Hudson Valley called Quare Academy, where he'll be teaching next year, Flora gives up her tony upper east side prep school for a life on a farm, hoping to woo him. A fish out of water, Flora stands out like a sore thumb in her vintage suits among the tattered tunics and ripped jeans of the rest of the student body. When Elijah doesn't show up, Flora must make the most of the situation and will ultimately learn more about herself than she ever thought possible. Told in a series of letters, emails, journal entries and various ephemera, Jenny Fran Davis's Everything Must Go lays out Flora's dramatic first year for all to see, embarrassing moments and all.
Strike., Delilah Dawson
The fandom., Anna Day
Material girls, Elaine Dimopoulos.
Teens Ivy Wilde and Marla Klein, both minor celebrities, face major lifestyle changes as pop-star Ivy questions the rampant consumerism required to maintain her image, and fashionista Marla sees first-hand the appalling working conditions that allowed her to be a trend-setter.
Doctor Who. The Twelfth Doctor. Time trials. Vol. 2, The wolves of winter, writer, Richard Dinnick; artists, Brian Williamson [and three others].
In Bill's first comic adventure, the TARDIS crashes into the heart of a Viking camp! But this is no interactive history lesson, and it seems that a terrifying alien force has taken hold over the icy kingdom. As the snow melts, the Doctor realises that he is about to face an unwelcome face from the past. And in a one-shot adventure, the Doctor takes Bill and Nardole on a trip to an intergalactic supermarket, where they make an unexpected new friend!
Final 7., Kerry Drewery
Angelfall, Susan Ee.
Avatar, the last airbender. The lost adventures, featuring Aaron Ehasz [and 21 others].
This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs. That's twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!
Ultimate Fantastic Four. [Vol. 2], Doom, [writers, Warren Ellis; pencils, Stuart Immonen; inks, Wade von Grawbadger].
After a bizarre experiment unexpectedly imbued them with extraordinary powers, high- school genius Reed Richards and his fellow adventurers must learn to adapt to their amazing new situation. But before they can even begin to get accustomed, former classmate Victor Van Damme who was caught in the same experiment that gave the Fantastic Four their superhuman powers returns to exact his revenge!
The lost causes, Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz.
They're the last people you'd ask to help with anything, much less a murder investigation. The rich girl, the obsessive, the hypochondriac, the addict and the hot-tempered athlete. Lost causes. But with the help of a dangerous serum, the FBI erases the teens' past problems and unlocks a psychic ability within each of them. In return, all they have to do is help find the killer who's turned their small town upside down.
Gotham Academy. Second semester. Volume 2, The ballad of Olive Silverlock, written by Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl; pencils by Adam Archer; inks by Sandra Hope.
Olive Silverlock is possessed by the spirit of her ancestor, Amity Arkham, a ghoulish entity who wants to burn Gotham City to the ground. As Amity leads Olive on a mission of fire and vengeance, the rest of Detective Club scrambles to find a way to free their friend.
Daughter of the burning city., Amanda Foody
The mind virus, Donna Freitas.
Skylar Cruz has managed to shut down the body market that her sister Jude opened, and to create a door to allow App World citizens reentry into the Real World. But as tensions between the newly mingling people escalate, she's not sure if it was the right decision after all. Still reeling from Kit's betrayal, she's not sure of anything anymore. And for those who are still in the App World, a new danger looms. A virus, set in motion by Jude's actions, is killing off the bodies of those who remained plugged in-and no one knows how to stop it. It's up to Skylar to once again save the worlds-and only time will tell who will be standing alongside her in the end.
The door to January, Gillian French.
Ever since sixteen-year-old Natalie Payson moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine, she's had nightmares. And not just the usual ones. These are inside her, pulling her, calling her back, drawing her to a door, a house, a place, a time. Full of fear, full of danger. So this summer, Natalie's going back to Bernier to face up to a few things: the reason she left town in the first place; the boy she's trying hard not to trust; and the door in her dreams. But once she goes through the door, into a murky past, she's entangled in someone else's world. And only Natalie can help right the wrongs of both the past and the present.
Maid-sama! Volumes 15-16, [story & art by Hiro Fujiwara; English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Misaki continues to realize just how different her and Usui's family backgrounds are after witnessing a huge party thrown for Usui's birthday. And later, a mysterious newcomer appears at Maid Latt; someone who stirs up a lot of mixed emotions in Misaki!
Star Wars. Screaming Citadel, story, Kieron Gillen & Jason Aaron; [artists, Marco Checchetto, Salvador Larroca, Andrea Broccardo; color artists, Andres Mossa, Edgar Delgado, Antonio Fabela; letterers, VC's Joe Caramagna, VC's Clayton Cowles].
A rebel pilot and a rogue archaeologist delve into the darkest shadows of the galaxy side by side, as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The not-so-good Doctor will make Luke an offer he can't afford to pass up; one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Will Luke find what he's looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel's queen? And as this unlikely duo steps right into the lair of one of the most powerful, reclusive and dangerous women in the galaxy, can Han and Leia be far behind them?
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.
Light: a Gone novel, Michael Grant.
Answers to every mystery of the FAYZ are revealed, unexpected heroes emerge as sacrifices are made, and the Darkness is finally conquered by a force even more powerful than itself in this conclusion to the Gone series.
Plague: a Gone novel, Michael Grant.
A deadly, flu-like epidemic and a plague of flesh-eating creatures threaten the lives of the children at Perdido Beach while Sam, Astrid, Caine, and Diana each struggle with doubts and uncertainties.
An abundance of Katherines, John Green.
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
Paper towns, John Green.
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Turtles all the way down, John Green.
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russel Pickett's son, Davis. Azra is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Simpsons comics belly buster, [publisher, Matt Groening; contributing artists, Edwin Aguilar… [et al.]; contributing writers, Neil Alsip… [et al.]].
Meant to be, Julie Halpern.
In a world where the name of one's "meant to be" mate appears on one's chest at age eighteen, Aggy must decide whether to trust the phenomenon or follow her heart.
The fourth ruby, James R. Hannibal.
Jack Buckles, a thirteenth-generation tracker whose senses are on the fritz, and Gwen Kincaid, a clerk hoping to become an apprentice quartermaster, are framed for stealing a legendary jewel one of a set of rubies thought to bring the owner loyalty, knowledge, and power and they must locate the remaining rubies before the thief does or risk his unleashing a reign of terror worse than Genghis Khan's.
The unbelievable Gwenpool. [4], Beyond the fourth wall, writer, Christopher Hastings; artists, Gurihiru; letterer, VC's Clayton Cowles.
Gwen Poole is everyone's favorite character from the "real" world! And her super power is Official Handbook-level knowledge of top-secret comic-book facts! But the longer she's in the Marvel Universe, and not reading about it from the outside, the more her powers run out, or do they? Maybe a trip back to her world might help, but if that happens, will she be able to return to the MU? And at what cost? Plus: Gwenpool is no stranger to trouble, but she'll brand herself a menace when she blurts out a certain somebody's secret identity! You'd have thought be now that she'd know what comes with great power. how can she fix her self-induced continuity drama? And, er, who's that evil-looking version of Gwen?
Liana's dance., Rosanne Hawke
Taken., Rosemary Hayes
Devils within, S.F. Henson.
Nate was eight the first time he stabbed someone; he was eleven when he earned his red laces-a prize for spilling blood for "the cause." And he was fourteen when he murdered his father (and the leader of The Fort, a notorious white supremacist compound) in self-defense, landing in a treatment center while the state searched for his next of kin. Now, in the custody of an uncle he never knew existed, who wants nothing to do with him, enrolled in school under a false name so The Fort can't find him, Nate struggles to navigate a world where people of different races interact without enmity.
Vampire knight. Memories. Volume 1, story & art by Matsuri Hino; [adaptation, Nancy Thistlethwaite; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
After a fierce battle between humans and vampires, a temporary peace was established, but Kaname continued to sleep within a coffin of ice. Yuki gave Kaname her heart to revive him as a human being. These are the stories of what happened during those 1,000 years of Kaname's slumber and at the start of his human life.
Aho-Girl. 4, Hiroyuki; [translator: Karen McGillicuddy].
A typhoon's headed for Japan, and Yoshiko wants to make sure she's ready to enjoy it to the fullest, regardless of boring ideas like "safety." But will her bullheaded ignorance of common sense be enough to make friends with the meanest girls in her class? Probably not, but either way, Yoshiko's adventures in foolishness continue!
Justice League. Vol. 4, Endless, Bryan Hitch [and three others], writers; Bryan Hitch [and eleven others], artists; Alex Sinclair [and five others], colorists.
The characters from 2017's most anticipated film unite to fight forces that one of them cannot handle on their own! Heroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Earth's two newest Green Lanterns come together in this latest blockbuster epic!
Between the blade and the heart., Amanda Hocking
Cruel beauty, Rosamund Hodge.
The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in a dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday, when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom's mountaintop, nothing is as she expected particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can't resist the pull of her sworn enemy who's gotten in her way by stealing her heart. For fans of bestselling authors Kristin Cashore and Alex Flinn, this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your breath away.
Smile: the story of the original Mona Lisa., Mary Hoffman
Everless, Sara Holland.
In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry. Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family. There, Jules will encounter danger and temptation when she falls for the Gerling heir, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever and possibly the future of time itself.
Wesley James ruined my life., Jennifer Honeybourn
Alex Rider. Eagle strike: the graphic novel, Anthony Horowitz… [et al.].
In this title, Horowitz's world-renowned teen super-spy Alex Rider's fourth mission comes to life in a thrilling, fast-paced and stylish graphic adaptation. Relaxing in the south of France, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is finally able to feel like any ordinary fourteen-year-old until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery. And this time, MI6 don't want to know. Alex is determined to track down his friends' attackers, even if he must do it alone. But it's a path that leads to a long-buried secret and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined. Alex Rider has 90 minutes to save the world. This is a slick, clean, stylishly crafted and coloured graphic adaptation bringing to life all the adventure, thrills and spills of this bestselling story. Following the triumphant, international publication of Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel, the whole graphic novel series has gained wide recognition among reviewers, fans and literacy experts. Recent government initiatives encourage us to examine the reading habits of boys with literacy levels among children in the UK lower than ever. This is a series of books that may offer an accessible and compelling alternative for otherwise reluctant readers.
Tiger's voyage., Colleen Houck
Faith and the future force, Jody Houser [and four others]
Every second will count when acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (Ninjak, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the valiant universe past, present, and future! Faith "Zephyr" Herbert former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles' #1 superhero is the universe's last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time one that is the unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker the self-appointed protector of what is and will be has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth's greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now? Fly to the farthest edges of the future right here in a death-defying race to save time itself as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant's greatest heroes and becomes a new legend for the ages!
Last chance, Gregg Hurwitz.
In Creek's Cause, the fight for humanity's survival continues. Everyone over the age of eighteen has been turning into ferocious, zombie-like beings, and the spores that cause the transformation are not of this Earth. Now a new breed of predatory creature has been spawned, devouring everything in its path. Chance and Patrick Rain and their friend Alexandra may become humanity's only hope for salvation.
Land of the lustrous. 3, Haruko Ichikawa; [translator, Aletha Nibley & Athena Nibley].
Now with new legs, Phosphophyllite is ready to go to battle. But when that new strength is needed the most, Phos is too scared to use it. Mortified by this failure, Phos undertakes the self-imposed punishment of staying awake all winter while the other gems sleep. But winter has its own share of dangers.
The Flash. Book four, written by Geoff Johns; pencils by Alberto Dose, Howard Porter, Steven Cummings; inks by Alberto Dose, John Livesay, Wayne Faucher; colors by James Sinclair; letters by Kurt Hathaway [and six others].
Wally West has a secret identity. The world remains unaware that he is the Flash. Now he must choose which friends and allies to share his secret with. As he reconnects with the superhero community, the Flash is attacked by Gorilla Grodd. Angrier and more savage than ever, Grodd proves tougher than expected, though Nightwing is close by to lend support to the Flash and may just be enough of a match to defeat Grodd. Elsewhere, the Rogues learn secrets of their own and gather together to achieve their goals. With an alliance that includes some of the most dangerous super-villains in existence, the Rogues continue to amass wealth and power while unifying to eliminate the Fastest Man Alive, the Flash.
Eight days on planet Earth, Cat Jordan.
On the hot summer day Matty Jones's dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the farm the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she's waiting for her spaceship to pick her up and return her to her home planet. Matty has heard a million impossible UFO stories: conspiracy theories, wild rumors, crazy belief in life beyond the stars. Priya must be crazy right?
Dare mighty things, Heather Kaczynski.
The rules are simple: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win. Seventeen- year-old Cassandra Gupta's entire life has been leading up to this; the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat. Or that with each passing day it would be more and more difficult to ignore the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her. As the days until the launch tick down and the stakes rise higher than ever before, only one thing is clear to Cassie: she'll never back down; even if it costs her everything.
High school debut, story & art by Kazune Kawahara; [vol. 13 English translation & adapatation, Gemma Collinge; vols. 14-15 translation, JN Productions; vols. 14-15 English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane].
With graduation on the horizon, Yoh faces a difficult choice: should he go to university all the way in Tokyo or stay near Haruna? Haruna wants to support Yoh's decision no matter what, but can their relationship weather long distance?
My love story!! 13, story, Kazune Kawahara; art, Aruko; [English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Yamato initially accepts that she has to move to Spain with her family, but her feelings for Takeo are so strong that she runs away from home! Takeo follows her with the intention of bringing her back, but what will he do when he faces a heartbroken Yamato? And just how will Takeo's love story end?
Batman. Vol. 4, The war of jokes and riddles, Tom King, writer; Mikel Janín [and five others], artists; June Chung, Gabe Eltaeb, Jordie Bellaire, colorists; Clayton Cowles, letterer.
Early in Batman's career, the Joker and the Riddler would seemingly be natural allies. But each man determined that he and he alone must be the one to kill the Bat, and either would sooner burn down Gotham than be beaten to the punch line. Untold until now, one of the darkest chapters in Batman's history sees all of Gotham's villains choosing sides in a battle of wits that soon turns into a full-blown war, complete with civilian casualties. In the War of Jokes and Riddles, only one side can claim victory but the scars it leaves will shape Batman's future as he makes the most important decision of his life.
Last descendants. Fate of the gods., Matthew J Kirby
Escape from Syria, Samya Kullab, Jackie Roche & Mike Freiheit.
A fictionalized account of a family fleeing war-torn Syria after their home in Aleppo is destroyed. They endure wretched refugee camps, ocean crossings, swindlers all to find safety in the West.
The Earthsea quartet., Ursula Le Guin
Not your villain., C B Lee
Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer.
Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill's fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck's mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill's unstable mother and by unfathomable tragedy.
The defiant, Lesley Livingston.
When Fallon and her fellow gladiatrices are thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, the only thing that might save them is a tribe of long-forgotten mythic Amazon warriors.
Batman: Nightwalker., Marie Lu
I hunt killers, Barry Lyga.
You're seventeen years old and your father is the most notorious serial killer America has ever produced. He brought you up. Taught you everything he knows. Everyone in your ordinary American town knows who you are. So even though Dear Old Dad is safely behind bars, when the killing starts all over again, you are the first person the police come to see. They don't know whether it's nature or nurture. And neither do you.
A court of thorns and roses., Sarah Mass
Queen of shadows., Sarah Mass
The assassin's blade, Sarah Maas.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.
Fairy tail. 63, Hiro Mashima; [translation, William Flanagan].
Anna Heartfilia was convinced that the space between time would imprison the evil dragon Acnologia forever. But when the space allows Acnologia's physical body and spirit to split in two, his body wrests free, setting out on a rampage of utter destruction. And before they can fight back, Natsu and the other dragon slayers get dragged into the space between time! Will Fairy Tail be able to share one last laugh together? Or is it all too late? With a family like Fairy Tail, the impossible might just be possible!
My monster secret: actually I am. 9, story and art by Eiji Masuda; [translation, Alethea and Athena Nibley; adapation, Lianne Sentar].
Shiragami-san kissed Asahi on the Ferris wheel; now what? Meanwhile, the Class Rep has decided that the class trip is the perfect time to confess her love. And what the heck is Koumoto-sensei doing working at a maid café?! The surprises just keep coming in this nonstop love comedy!!
Ironheart., Jodi McAlister
Fourth comings: a novel, Megan McCafferty.
Perfect fifths, Megan McCafferty.
Now a young professional in her mid-twenties, Jessica is off to a Caribbean wedding. As she rushes to her gate at the airport, she literally runs into her former boyfriend, Marcus Flutie. Marcus and Jessica have both changed dramatically, yet their connection feels as familiar as ever. Is their reunion just a fluke or has fate orchestrated this collision of their lives once again?
Second helpings, Megan McCafferty.
Jessica Darling is up in arms again. This time, the hyperobservant, angst-ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious and oh-so-compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in anther state, and she can't seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so-called friends. To top it off, Jessica's parents won't get off her butt about choosing a college, and her sister Bethany's pregnancy is causing a big stir in the Darling household.
The forgotten beasts of Eld., Patricia McKillip
I am Alfonso Jones, written by Tony Medina; illustrated by Stacey Robinson and John Jennings; foreword by Bryan Stevenson.
The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.
Catch me when you fall, Eileen Merriman.
A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death. Seventeen-year- old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange. Some people believe in love at first sight, and some don't. I believe in love in four days. I believe in falling. Both teenagers have big dreams, but also big obstacles to overcome. 'Promise me you won't try to die,' I said. 'Ever.' 'Promise me you won't either,' he countered. 'It's not really something I can control.'
Cinder., Marissa Meyer
Mask of shadows, Linsey Miller.
Gender fluid Sallot Lean is a thief who wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class, and the nobles who destroyed their home. Sal auditions to become a member of The Left Hand, the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears, in order to infiltrate the court and get revenge. But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.
Foolish hearts, Emma Mills.
When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with the goofiest, cutest boy Claudia has ever known, Iris and Claudia are in for an eye-opening senior year.
S.A. Special A. Volume 10, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
When Sakura learns of Hikari's feelings for Kei, she is determined to get the two together! But getting Hikari to confess is more difficult than anyone imagined. The effort will take Kei and Hikari from a haunted house to a deadly duel to a date with Kei's mom to Australia?! This is one trip you won't want to miss!
S.A. Special A. Volume 11, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Just when it seems like Hikari might finally come to terms with her feelings for Kei, a huge new obstacle looms up between them. Kei's grandfather, the patriarch of the clan, comes to Japan, demanding that Kei return to London. But is that his real objective, or is he hiding something?
S.A. Special A. Volume 12, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Special A is in an uproar! The conservatory is set to be demolished unless the SA class wins the Elite High School Student Tournament. Hikari is enthusiastic to be in the competition, but Kei and Ryu are at odds over a mysterious girl! Will they be able to come together and defeat their nemesis Kokusen High, or is this the end of Special A?!
S.A. Special A. Volume 13, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Kei's grandfather, determined to keep the boy under his control, traps him in London and makes plans to publicly announce Kei's appointment to president of a company, along with his engagement to the company chairman's daughter. Hikari and the SA gang try to get to London to save him–but with Aoi determined to stop them at all costs, will they make it in time?
S.A. Special A. Volume 14, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
The world of SA class is turned upside down when Iori Tokiwa, a new student, transfers in and takes second place after Kei in the rankings, knocking Hikari down to third. But instead of resenting him, Hikari recognizes Iori as a kindred spirit as they both aim for the number one spot. As the two grow closer, Kei must deal with a completely new experience; jealously.
S.A. Special A. Volume 15, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
The SA class decides to get away from it all with a vacation in Finn's home country to join in the big beach festival. But it's no fun in the sun for Finn when the alluring Alisa Appleton attempts to make Ryu her boyfriend. Things go from bad to worse when during a poolside accident, Hikari finds out Finn's secret.
S.A. Special A. Volume 16, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Hikari's friendship with Iori Tokiwa is causing Kei much anxiety. He hates himself for being jealous yet is still mad at Iori for taking up Hikari's time. But Hikari is dedicated to helping Iori fulfill his dream of becoming a hairdresser. The tension builds when she agrees to be Iori's model in a hairstyling contest!
S.A. Special A. Volume 17, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Joy abounds when final exams are over and the students begin to plan for the summer festival. But secretly Hikari is heartbroken; she'll be moving to Kyushu because of her father's job. She can't bring herself to tell Kei and the others. Will she really leave the boy and the school she loves?
S.A. Special A. Volume 2, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Hikari and Kei are pitted against a pair of professional wresters in a challenge issued by the student council. Hikari may now be on the same team as Kei, but a rival is still a rival!
S.A. Special A. Volume 3, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Yahiro, a childhood friend of Kei and Akira, tells Hikari that Kei is in love with her. An embarrassed Hikari would confront Kei to find out the truth, if she wasn't so busy avoiding him!
S.A. Special A. Volume 4, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
After finding out about Hikari's date with Tadashi, Kei is driven to distraction and kidnaps Hikari. However, Kei soon develops a high fever and collapses, and Hikari finds herself nursing him. Will Kei's love finally reach the thickheaded Hikari?
S.A. Special A. Volume 5, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Kei's family has arranged for him to marry a girl named Sakura, but Sakura is already hopelessly in love with her ideal "prince," Jun! When Hikari finds out, she is all too delighted to play matchmaker between Jun and Kei's bride-to-be, but this latest attempt to humiliate Kei is about to backfire in a way she never expected.
S.A. Special A. Volume 6, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Kei's grandfather tries to take him to London during the Kokusen Academy Culture Festival, and when Hikari, who is starting to admit her feelings for Kei, tries to help, she is abducted.
S.A. Special A. Volume 7, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
The Sports Festival rages on, and Hikari has to win if she wants to stay in SA, but she's not the only one who's sweating. Will Kei risk his reputation to keep Hikari in the fold? Prepare for ruthless battles, nail-biting tension, and the introduction of SA's first couple!
S.A. Special A. Volume 8, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
When Hikari finally asks Kei out, it seems like a dream come true. But they weren't counting on a double date with Sakura and Jun. And when Kei and Hikari finally get a moment alone, who shows up but the dreaded Yahiro? Throw Megumi, Takashi and Akira in the mix, and it's another troubled day in paradise!
S.A. Special A. Volume 9, story & art by Maki Minami; [English adaptation, Amanda Hubbard; translation, JN Productions].
Kei's grandfather summons Hikari to London to tell her Kei is overextending himself for her sake. Feeling guilty, Hikari decides to keep her distance from Kei. But her luck takes a strange turn when a prince she meets in London follows her all the way back to Japan! Will Hikari fall for his royal charms while she's avoiding Kei?
Fragments of the lost, Megan Miranda.
Even though she thinks Caleb's mom blames her for his accidental death two months ago, Jessa agrees to pack up her ex-boyfriend's bedroom, but every item she touches makes Jessa question what she knows about his death, his family, and their year-long relationship.
Potter's boy, Tony Mitton.
Ryo witnesses a lone warrior scare bandits away from the village in which he has grown up, and sets his heart on training to become like the hero he saw. He sets out on a journey to find his way in the world, and his encounters with the people he meets leads him to a true understanding of what it means to follow his dream.
Gimme a call, Sarah Mlynowski.
After accidentally dropping her cell phone into a fountain at the mall, fourteen-year-old Devi Banks starts to get phone calls–and an earful of advice on how to live her life to avoid making disastrous choices–from her seventeen-year-old self.
The hollow girl, Hillary Monahan.
Bethan is the apprentice to a green healer named Drina in a clan of Welsh Romanies. Her life is happy and ordered - and modest, as required by Roma custom - except for one thing: the son of the chieftain has been secretly harassing her. One night, Silas and his friends brutally assault her and a half-Roma friend, Martyn. As empty and hopeless as she feels after the attack, she asks Drina to bring Martyn back from death's door. "There's always a price for this kind of magic," Drina warns. Bethan must collect grisly pieces to fuel the spell: an ear, some hair, an eye, a nose, and fingers. She gives the boys who assaulted her a chance to come forward and apologize. And when they don't, she knows exactly where to collect her ingredients to save Martyn.
My neighbor Seki = Tonari no Seki-kun. 10, Takuma Morishige; [translation, Mari Morimoto].
The ABC's of Diversions Seki's desktop renovation is fit for a TV show. He adds turf just to create crop circles, and lures beetles and cicadas until a larger predator shows up. Seki's building a kaiju with a secret inside for the school fair. And can Rumi rescue Jun's doll from the path of vigilantism?
Crash landing, Robert Muchamore.
Jay, Summer and Dylan are fresh out of the biggest reality show there is. But they're about to discover what fame and fortune are really about. Jay's brother Theo is young, rich and famous: but is it making him happy? Summer's got to weather her one-star reviews and take her career back into her own hands. And Dylan might soon be seeing the world of show business from the four walls of a prison cell. They've got everything to play for.
The sky is everywhere, Jandy Nelson.
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.
Before I let go, Marieke Nijkamp.
When Corey moves away from Lost Creek, Alaska, she makes her friend Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. With every hour, Corey's suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter.
Mike, Andrew Norriss.
Meet Floyd. He's a tennis star. Possibly even good enough to win Wimbledon one day. Meet Mike. He's different. Apart from anything else, Floyd seems to be the only one who can see him. But Mike must have appeared for a reason and finding out why is perhaps the most important thing Floyd will ever do.
Brisingr, or, The seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular, Christopher Paolini.
Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But, more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina.
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 civilization 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.
Final fall, Heather W. Petty.
Mori is out for revenge. Imprisoned in the English countryside, with her brothers held as leverage, she's never felt angrier or more helpless. When an opportunity for escape arises, Mori takes it and flees back to the streets of London, where she is finally able to plot the demise of her recently freed father and his cohorts. But after a bittersweet reunion with Lock, she discovers that he may not be the ally he once was. In the face of blackmail, threats, and Lock's noble attempts to thwart her crusade, Mori has an impossible decision to make. Can Mori wash the blood from her hands and walk away? Or will her final fall from grace be the end of everyone she loves?
Lock & Mori, Heather W. Petty.
In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students; one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James "Mori" Moriarty, meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart. Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more. Fact: Someone has been murdered in London's Regent's Park. The police have no leads. Fact: Miss James "Mori" Moriarty and Sherlock "Lock" Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene. Fact: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted. Fact: Despite agreeing to Lock's one rule, they must share every clue with each other, Mori is keeping secrets. Observation: Sometimes you can't trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.
Mind games., Heather Perry
Destined., Aprilynne Pike
Second best friend., Non Pratt
Titans: the Lazarus contract, Christopher Priest, Benjamin Percy, Dan Abnett, writers; Brett Booth [and four others], pencillers; Norm Rapmund [and four others], inkers.
They are the greatest young heroes this world, or any world, has ever known. They are the Titans. And now, from the void between the worlds, one of their most legendary members has emerged. Wally West, a.k.a. Kid Flash, has returned. Powered by the Speed Force, he's brought the secrets of time and space following in his wake. And with those secrets comes a prize that Deathstroke, the most lethal foe the Titans have ever faced, would do anything to claim: the rebirth of his long-dead son. Now Titans from every team, past, present or future, must unite to stop the killer called Slade from claiming his sinister prize. Can the Titans and the Teen Titans work together to stop this evil? Or will the two teams turn on each other, leaving Deathstroke to seize control?
Virals, Kathy Reichs.
Tory Brennan is the leader of a band of teenage 'sci-philes' who live on an island off the coast of South Carolina and when the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
Kiss me in New York, Catherine Rider.
It's Christmas Eve at JFK in NYC. Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the airport after three months apart. Charlotte has just been dumped, and Anthony is about to be dumped, right in the middle of the holiday crowd. Charlotte's flight is canceled when a blizzard blows in, and Anthony can't bear to go home. So, they set out into the city together, clutching a book Charlotte picks up in the airport gift shop: Ten Easy Steps for Getting Over Your Ex. For this one night, they'll focus on healing their broken hearts, together. Step-by-step, the two struggle to put the past behind them. But the snow is so enchanting, and the holiday lights are so beguiling, that soon their shared misery gives way to something else. Soon, they're not only over their exes, they're falling for each other. Then a subway ride splits them up by mistake. Will they reunite before Charlotte's flight leaves New York forever?
Insurgent., Veronica Roth
The winner's crime, a novel by Marie Rutkoski.
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and as a spy passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret.
Nova: the human rocket! 2, After burn, Sean Ryan, writer; R.B. Silva (no. 7-9) & Cory Smith (no. 10-11), pencilers; Adriano di Benedetto (no. 7-9) & Cory Smith (no. 10-11). inkers.
Now that the events with his father have come to a close, Sam Alexander has earned himself a little R&R. But even though he's gone on a trip with his mom and sister, trouble is never far behind the Human Rocket.
Nova: the human rocket!. 1, Burn out, Sean Ryan, writer; Cory Smith with Scott Hanna (inks, no. 5), artists; David Curiel (nos. 1-2, 4-6) & Andres Mossa (no. 3) color artists,; Comicraft's Albert Deschesne, letterer.
A tale of two Novas! Sam Alexander's missing father is finally back, and together they're making adventure a family business. With their Nova helmets that enable them to fly and shoot energy beams, they're policing the Milky Way twice as well as before. And, when they get a chance, they're grabbing some dad-and-son catch-up time. With pancakes! Mini-golf! Earthquakes?! What could be responsible for the catastrophic tremors?
I am not your perfect Mexican daughter, Erika L. Sánchez.
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. But it's not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first kiss, first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister's story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?
Pretty girls don't eat., Winnie Salamon
Bloody Mary. Volume 9, [story and art by Akaza Samamiya; translation, Katherine Schilling].
Mary's twin brother, 'Mary,' is unable to fend off his overpowering thirst for blood, and as a result, Mary comes ever closer to becoming 'the bloodstained vampire.' Meanwhile, Hydra learns that Bloody Eye's plan is to ultimately battle her. Then, Maria launches a risky strategy in an attempt to get Mary back. But is the risk worth his own life?
Erased. 2, Kei Sanbe; translation, Sheldon Drzka.
Satoru Fujinuma's power of Revival has sent him eighteen years into his past to relive his middle school days and prevent the death of his classmate Kayo Hinazuki. But even with the advantage of foreknowledge, Satoru finds himself unable to prevent Kayo from becoming a victim yet again. Back in the present, twenty-nine-year-old Satoru is still on the run from the police and no closer to identifying the killer who stabbed his mother. With friends past and present in mortal danger, Satoru rallies for another leap to 1988, resolved to go to any extreme to save Kayo and bring her and his mother's murderer to justice.
Erased. 3, Kei Sanbe; translation, Sheldon Drzka.
With Yashiro and Sachiko's cooperation, Hinazuki was taken in by her grandmother. Even though Hinazuki is out of danger, Satoru has no time to rest–the serial abduction slayings are not over. But if he prevents the crimes from happening, will he be able to return to the present?
Kagerou daze. 08, Mahiro Satou; original story, Jin (Shizen no Teki-P); character design, Sidu, Wannyanpuu-; translation, Kevin Gifford.
The source of the phenomenon known as "Kagerou Daze" is revealed to Hibiya at last, heightening his sense of urgency to find Hiyori. Little does he realize that real danger may find her first. Hibiya, the Mekakushi-dan, and even Shintaro are drawn together by a common destiny and a common will, but where does that path lead?
As you wish, Chelsea Sedoti.
Madison is a small town in the Mojave desert on the road between nothing and nowhere. The town has a secret: in Madison, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday, and that wish always comes true. Eldon has seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend. Now he has only twenty-six days to figure out what to wish for; and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.
A very, very bad thing, Jeffery Self.
Marley is comfortable with being gay in Winston-Salem, but he never had any real passions until he met Christopher, son of a bigoted television evangelist; the two become an inseparable couple until Christopher's parents send him to a religious program intended to "cure" him of being gay, and outraged Marley tells a very big lie; and then has to deal with the repercussions.
Kimi ni todoke. Vol. 28 = from me to you, story & art by Karuho Shiina; [translation, Ari Yasuda, HC Language Solutions, Inc.].
Kazehaya and Sawako support each other as Sawako figures out where she will go to university and Kazehaya deals with his overbearing father and ill mother.
Thunderhead, Neal Shusterman.
The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe; it does not like what it sees. A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt Scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the "new order". But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
Chainbreaker, Tara Sim.
Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he's being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn't Stopped yet. He'd hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he'd have some time to settle into his new life. Instead, he's asked to investigate the attacks. After inspecting some of the fallen Indian towers, he realizes the British occupation may be sparking more than just attacks. And as Danny and Colton unravel more secrets about their past, they find themselves on a dark and dangerous path; one from which they may never return.
The edge of the abyss., Emily Skrutskie
The day the angels fell, Shawn Smucker.
It was the summer of storms and strays and strangers. The summer that lightning struck the big oak tree in the front yard. The summer his mother died in a tragic accident. As he recalls the tumultuous events that launched a surprising journey, Samuel can still hardly believe it all happened. After his mother's death, twelve-year-old Samuel Chambers would do anything to bring her back. Prompted by three strange carnival fortune-tellers and the surfacing of his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Sam begins his search for the Tree of Life–the only thing that could possibly bring his mother back. His quest to defeat death entangles him and his best friend Abra in an ancient conflict and forces Sam to grapple with an unwelcome question: could it be possible that death is a gift?
You'll miss me when I'm gone, Rachel Lynn Solomon.
Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins and a career as a surgeon. Huntington's, a rare degenerative disease, has turned their Israeli mother into a near stranger and fractured the sisters' own bond in ways they'll never admit. They've taken a genetic test to determine the odds they'll develop the disease. When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington's. The other tests positive. This outcome pushes them farther apart. Can they repair their relationship, and is it even worth saving?
Rebellion, J. A. Souders.
Back in Elysium at last, Evie has finally found her true self hidden under layers and layers of false memories implanted by the woman she knew as Mother. Thanks to the intervention of her father, she knows the horrible truth about Mother and her insidious plans for the city. With the help of the love of her life, Gavin, and her best friend, Asher St. James, Evie is determined to free her people from the cruel dictatorship of Mother's laws. But how do you free people who don't know they need rescuing? Working with the growing Underground rebellion, Evie tries to remove Mother from her position by force with disastrous results. As the body count rises, Evie must find a way to save Elysium before Mother destroys them all.
Star Wars. Poe Dameron. [3], Legend lost, writer, Charles Soule; artist, Angel Unzueta; color artists, Frank D'Armata (#7) & Arif Prianto (#14-19); letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna.
It's a sad day for Poe Dameron and the Resistance, as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade. But their fight is far from over; the First Order must be stopped! And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line. Follow the continuing the adventures of the galaxy's greatest pilot.
Jealousy: a strange angels novel, Lili St. Crow.
Dru's best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru's heart get in the way of her survival?
The bone trail, Stewart & Riddell.
An entire herd of greywyrmes, slaughtered for their flameoil. Others trapped, then viciously herded through the mountains. And more and more settlers heading up to the high country, the bones of those who don't make it littering the way, stark and white, picked clean by carrionwyrmes the bone trail. Trouble is brewing on the weald. A great whitewyrme and his kin send out a call to arms, and the wyrmes begin to gather in their ancient galleries.
Forever, Maggie Stiefvater.
A human girl and her werewolf boyfriend must fight for their love as death comes closing in.
Dear Martin, Nic Stone.
Justyce McAllister is top of his class at Braselton Prep, captain of the debate team, and set for an Ivy League school next year- but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He's eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident rattles him. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can't seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his new classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce's gorgeous, and white, debate partner he wishes he didn't have a thing for.
Dreamin' sun. 5, [story & art by Ichigo Takano; translation, Amber Tamosaitis; adaptation, Shannon Fay].
Things are heating up between Shimana and the landlord. First a confession and then an invitation to the school's Founders' Day Festival! What will the landlord do when Shimana announces her feelings for him on stage, in front of a huge crowd?
Sparks of light, Janet B. Taylor.
For the first time in her life, Hope Walton has friends and a (maybe) boyfriend. She's a Viator, a member of a long line of time-traveling ancestors. When the Viators learn of a plan to steal a dangerous device from the inventor Nikola Tesla, only a race into the past can save the natural timeline from utter destruction. Navigating the glitterati of The Gilded Age in 1895 New York City, Hope and her crew will discover that high society can be as deadly as it is beautiful.
A kingdom falls, John Owen Theobald.
London, 1944. Britain's capital is back in the firing line. It has been several years since the Blitz ended, but now death is dropping from the skies once more. Has the tide of war turned again? Now, Anna flies warplanes for the Air Transport Auxiliary but she knows it is not enough. Hitler is ready to unleash one final terrifying secret weapon, against which there is no defence. But Anna won't let that happen. If there is no defence, there is only one option: attack.
Star Wars. Captain Phasma, writer, Kelly Thompson; artist, Marco Checchetto; color artist, Andres Mossa; letterer, VC's Clayton Cowles.
Follow the adventures of Captain Phasma as she tries to escape the Resistance and rejoin the battle on the side of the First Order.
Black butler. 25, Yana Toboso; [translation, Tomo Kimura].
Sphere Music Hall, with its elaborate entertainments, has the denizens of London under its spell and at the mercy of its resident cult's nefarious motives. To snap the populace out of the trance, Earl Ciel Phantomhive and his unparalleled butler Sebastian get down to business, literally! The young earl takes the fight right to the enemy's door by opening a music hall of his own.
Dragon ball super. 2, The winning universe is decided!, story by Akira Toriyama; art by Toyotarou; [translation, Toshikazu Aizawa].
The Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament continues. Goku faces off against a guy who looks exactly like Freeza. Heck, the guy even has the same transformations and powers as Freeza! Will Goku and the other warriers from Universe 7 be able to win the tournament and get the ultimate prize; the Super Dragon Balls?!
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 2], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen].
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 3], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen].
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 4], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen].
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 5], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen].
"Trunks, a mysterious warrior from the future, has arrived to warn Son Goku and pals of a horrendous menace that could destroy the universe. Dr. Gero–the diabolical genius of the Red Ribbon Army–has constructed androids designed to defeat Goku and take over the world. Goku must locate and destroy these androids before they're activated–or face certain doom! But little do they know that another visitor from the future is watching their every move. Another hideous creature from the demented mind of Dr. Gero, this monster was created from the cells of the most powerful beings in the universe–including those of Son Goku! Between deadly androids and a biologically engineered nightmare, Goku will have to transcend the power of a Super Saiyan if he's going to prevail!" – from publisher's web site.
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 6], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen].
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 7], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen].
In the midst of battle with the hideous bio-monster Cell, Son Gohan surpassed his father, Son Goku. Now he is the strongest warrior in the universe! With his newfound might, Gohan manages to beat Cell at his own twisted game. However, Cell does not like to lose. When he realizes he's licked, he decides to self-destruct with a horrible blast that's certain to reduce Earth to a speck of dust. Son Goku has one trick up his sleeve that will thwart Cell's desperate attempt at mass destruction.
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 8], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen].
"Boo Who? Kaiô-Shin–the Lord of Lords, the mightiest deity in the universe has summoned Son Goku and pals to try to avert certain doom for the entire universe. A djinn created eons ago by the wicked warlock Bibiddi is about to be resurrected by the Bibiddi's son, Bobiddi. The djinn possesses unfathomable power and is virtually indestructible once unleashed. Even his name strikes fear in the hearts of all humans: Boo! Kaiô-Shin leads Goku to Bobiddi's spaceship, where Boo is gestating until he comes to full power. The crew battles Bobiddi's minions while the clock is ticking, but Dabra, the king of the demon plane, spots a weakness in their midst that he can easily manipulate: Vegeta's pride. The former prince of the Saiyans has been waiting impatiently to prove that he is the supreme member of his race–not Goku. Vegeta allows Bobiddi to enter his heart and feed him strength, just as long as it will allow him to finally defeat Goku. Vegeta's antics give Bobiddi all the time he needs to introduce the universe to its demise: a bouncing baby Boo!" – from publisher's web site.
Dragon Ball Z. [Volume 9], story & art by Akira Toriyama; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones; translation, Lillian Olsen.]
"Big BooBoo! When some tiny-minded criminals make the mistake of hurting Boo's puppy, they accidentally trigger a transformation that turns Boo from a childish blob of destruction into an angry, indestructible fighting machine hungry for revenge. Boo was already too powerful to defeat before this transformation. Now what?!"–P. [4] of cover.
Dragonball, story and art by Akira Toriyama; [translation, Mari Morimoto].
You do not want to mess with the Red Ribbon Army. To get what they want, they'll sic you with scary thugs, machine gunfire, and even torpedoes! Only Son Goku would think nothing of challenging this evil crime organization anything to get back the one Dragon Ball his grandfather gave him. As the Red Ribbon Army closes in on Goku and his friends, Goku must face an array of opponents while preventing all seven Dragon Balls from falling into evil hands. First there's cruel General Blue who has a mysterious power up his sleeve. Then there's master assassin Taopaipai, so strong that Goku's blasts barely faze him. But neither of these opponents compare to the masked challenger Goku faces at Baba Uranai's he'll give Goku the shock of his life!
The woods. Vol. 8, The final war, James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas.
Every hundred years, the Black City has selected a remote population from Earth and transported them to the woods. These civilizations have not always lived in harmony, but now, they must either fight in unison to turn their weapons against the technology that brought them here in the first place, or meet total elimination in the face of Isaac's unworldly power. Will this unification of factions be enough or are they all doomed?
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Vol. 4, Fracture, Robert Venditti, writer; Ethan Van Sciver, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, artists; Jason Wright, Tomeu Morey, colorists; Dave Sharpe, letterer.
New leader of the Sinestro Corps, Soranik Natu, daughter of Sinestro, has seen to it that her brethren set aside their murderous ways for a new mission: to police the universe alongside the Green Lanterns! Against all odds, this unlikely partnership seems to be working. Even Lanterns who recently wanted to murder each other with their bare hands, like Guy Gardner and Arkillo, are now working side by side. But the fragile alliance is sitting atop a powder keg and all it will take is one spark to ignite it. When it comes to light that a Green Lantern has murdered a member of the Sinestro Corps in cold blood, will the fragile alliance hold? Or will the Sinestro Corps return to the ways of their former leader, and destroy the Green Lanterns in their wake?
Nobody does it better: a gossip girl novel., Cecily von Ziegesar
Nothing can keep us together: a gossip girl novel., Cecily von Ziegesar
The gossip girl prequel: it had to be you., Cecily von Ziegesar
You know you love me: a gossip girl novel, Cecily von Ziegesar.
Blair and Serena, who go to an exclusive private school in Manhattan, are no longer best friends but are still both consumed with thoughts of boyfriends and college. In this sequel to "Gossip Girl, " brunette vixen Blair Waldorf is turning 17, and she knows exactly what she wants Nate, her studly, troubled boyfriend of three years. But Blair's been too busy filling out Ivy League college applications to notice that Nate has found himself another playmate.
The traitor and the thief., Gareth Ward
Bad girls with perfect faces., Lynn Weingarten
Rain fall, Ella West.
Fifteen-year-old Annie needs to get to her basketball match, but the police have cordoned off her road. Is her neighbour, who she grew up with, still alive? What has he done to have the police after him? A murder investigation brings new people to her wild West Coast town, including a dark-haired boy riding the most amazing horse she has ever seen. But Annie is wary of strangers, especially as her world is beginning to crumble around her. In setting out to discover the truth, Annie uncovers secrets that could rip the small community apart.
Love, life, and the list, Kasie West.
Abby Turner has an unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper; she hasn't been able to manage her mother's growing issues with anxiety, and she's been rejected from an art show because her work "has no heart." When she gets another opportunity to show her paintings, Abby decides she can't change her art if she isn't willing to change herself. She makes a list of ten things, ranging from "face a fear" to "fall in love." She knows that if she can complete the list, she'll become the kind of artist she's always dreamed of being.
Sorcery for beginners: a simple help guide to a challenging and arcane art, Euphemia Whitmore with Matt Harry; illustrations by Juliane Crump.
Water in May, Ismée Williams.
Pregnant at fifteen, Mari Pujols believes the baby will supply the family love she yearns for. When she learns the fetus has a heart defect, her friends, sometimes boyfriend, and doctor are there for her as she decides whether to undergo several surgeries that will put her at risk, in order to save the baby.
Ms. Marvel. [8, Mecca], writer, G. Willow Wilson; artists, Marco Failla (#19-22) & Diego Oloretgui (#23-24); color artist, Ian Herring; letters, VC's Joe Caramagna (#19, #21-24) & Travis Lanham (#20).
An enemy from Ms. Marvel's past resurfaces and begins targeting those closest to Kamala. As the world around her is spinning out of control, it becomes clear that this time there's something more sinister at work. Kamala's no stranger to fighting for what's right, but in facing down this challenge, everything she is will be called into question. Not just as a super hero, but as a human being.
Immortal hounds. 6, Ryo Yasohachi; [translation: Yota Okutani].
As the unlikely alliance of police and Escape Artists continues their mission inside the UNDO cryo-prison, Karigane is pitted against Tsubaki in a ruthless duel, and Fuurin is brought out of deep-freeze by Kenzaki, who offers her a chance to fight back against Mama's influence. Later, Fuurin reveals the truth behind revival, and the bug in the system.
Star Wars. Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. [1], Imperial machine, writer, Charles Soule; penciler, Giuseppe Camuncoli; inker, Cam Smith; colorist, David Curiel; letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna; No good deed
Soule, Charles.
Blood red road, Moira Young.
In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.
The Program, Suzanne Young.
When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen- year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.


Garfield feeds the kitty, Jim Davis.
Garfield, the fat cat with the bottomless stomach, dishes up another tasty serving of cartoon comedy. So whether he's celebrating the official Kick-Odie-Across-the-Room Day, playing connect-the-freckles on Jon's chest, or perfecting his insincere smile, Garfield's always on the prowl for food and fun!
Manga for the beginner: everything you need to know to get started right away!, Christopher Hart.
Shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, fashion and more. This book explores dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, shoujo and shounen characters.
Dungeons & dragons. Player's handbook: arcane, divine, and martial heroes: roleplaying game core rules, Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt.
"The Player's handbook features the 4th edition game rules, including character creation, combat and adventuring, classes and races, equipment and magic items, skills, feats, powers, and more"–Cover p. [4].
Girl on pointe: Chloe's guide to taking on the world, Chloe Lukasiak with Nancy Ohlin.
Lukasiak knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From the hit reality television show Dance Moms, she has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realizing your passions. Now she shares that message while inspiring readers to be their very best selves.
A-Z of growing up, puberty and sex, Lesley de Meza & Stephen de Silva.
"The A-Z of Growing UP, Puberty and Sex is the perfect ready-reference guide to help you get through adolescence. Get to grips with all of the important, and sometimes embarrassing, facts of life. Packed with lots of practical support on how to deal with the physical and emotional changes that growing up brings. This book explains words and terms, both medical and slang, to help you find your way through puberty from A-Z.
The betrayal knows my name. 1, Hotaru Odagiri; [translation Melissa Tanaka].
As an infant, Yuki Sakurai was abandoned by his mother, and left in the bushes near an orphanage. The mystery of his parentage deepens when Yuki discovers he has a strange ability: when he touches others, he can feel their emotions. Because of his upbringing, the teenage Yuki strives to be independent so that he won't be a burden on those around him, but this attitude coupled with his powers can sometimes feel isolating. Little does he know that he has never really been alone. Someone has been watching him from the shadows ever since he was left in the bushes all those years ago. But can Yuki trust the silver-eyed boy who claims to be his protector and to know the truth of Yuki's past?
Victoria: portrait of a queen, Catherine Reef.
A biography for teens on Queen Victoria (1819-1901). Her long reign was filled with drama, death, intrigue, and passion, and took place during a time of great transformation, an era that bears the imprint of her personality and values as well as that of her name; the Victorian period.
Dyslexia is my superpower: (most of the time): interviews, Margaret Rooke; forewords by Catherine L. Drennan and Loyle Carner.
In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia.The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.
Marco Polo: dangers and visions, Marco Tabilio; translation by Kerstin Schwandt.
Shares the early adventures of Marco Polo, who traveled with his father and uncle from Venice, Italy, to the land of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, where he faces setbacks, ricks, and discoveries.
Pretty guardian Sailor Moon. 1, [Naoko Takeuchi; translator/adapter, William Flanagan].
"Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!"
Heads up sociology, written by Chris Yuill and Christopher Thorpe; consultant, Megan Todd.
Gain an insight into the issues that matter today, such as who owns the media, who decides what is news, and the super-rich. This is the ultimate tool to help you get to grips with sociology in time for exams, from gender and identity to welfare and consumerism. Sociology is the study of how societies are organised and what helps them function or go wrong. Why do people commit crimes? Who decides if someone has a mental illness? What's work for? Does aid do any good? Heads Up Sociology explores these fascinating questions plus all the key sociology topics, including poverty, gender, class, and crime. Fascinating biographies give you insights into the lives and work of key players such as Judith Butler and Howard Becker, and case studies and real-life scenarios bring the ideas to life. Heads Up Sociology is an essential read for anyone keen to ask the big questions about the society we live in today.