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


Secret origins. Volume 2.
At last, the Secret origins of the World's Greatest Heroes in The New 52 can be revealed! The beginnings of the most popular characters in the DC Universe are finally told here, in stories that fans have been clamoring for since September 2011.
Slasher girls & monster boys, stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke.
A host of the sharpest young adult authors come together in this collection of terrifying tales and psychological thrillers. Each author draws from a mix of literature, film, television, or even music to create something fresh and unsettling. These are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat.
XxxHolic omnibus. [7], Clamp ; translated and adapted by William Flanagan ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics.
Kimihiro Watanuki is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. He seeks help from a mysterious woman named Yuko, who claims she can help. 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! Watanuki is Yuko's unwilling assistant, but even he is compelled by the fascinating adventures he's having since he started working for the 'space-time witch.' Yuko operates a shop that grants people what they need, but there is always a price to be paid!
Does my head look big in this?, Randa Abdel-Fattah.
The head of the saint, Socorro Acioli ; translation by Daniel Hahn ; illustrations by Alexis Snell.
After walking for days across the harsh Brazilian landscape only to be rejected by his last living relative, Samuel finds his options for survival are dwindling fast until he comes to the hollow head of a statue, perfect for a boy to crawl into and hide. Whilst sheltering, Samuel realises that he can hear the villagers' whispered prayers to Saint Anthony confessing lost loves, hopes and fears and he begins to wonder if he ought to help them out a little. When Samuel's advice hits the mark he becomes famous, and people flock to the town to hear about their future loves. But with all the fame comes some problems, and soon Samuel has more than just the lovelorn to deal with. A completely charming and magically told Brazilian tale, sure to capture your heart.
Horde, Ann Aguirre.
Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them.
Beyond clueless, Linas Alsenas.
Fourteen-year-old Marty Sullivan attends an all-girl Catholic high school while her best friend, Jimmy, goes to public school in a different town and when he comes out of the closet, he finds a new group of friends while Marty finds connections and also confusion and uncertainty through her school's fall musical.
Peaches, Jodi Lynn Anderson>.
The secrets of peaches : a novel, Jodi Lynn Anderson.
Three teenaged girls, brought together one summer at a peach orchard, have their friendship put to the test when the season ends.
Timebomb, Scott K. Andrews.
Firewalker : witches do not die quietly, Josephine Angelini.
Tegami Bachi, letter bee. Volume 18, To those dear to me, story and art by Hiroyuki Asada ; [English adaptation, Rich Amtower ; translation, JN Productions].
Amberground is locked in darkness. A man-made star casts only a dim light over the land. The pitch-black wilderness is infested with Gaichuu colossal insects with metal exoskeletons. The Gaichuu make travel between the cities of Amberground extremely dangerous. But thankfully the Letter Bees, a brave corps of messengers, risk their lives in order to keep the hearts of Amberground connected.
The girl at the center of the world, Austin Aslan.
As sixteen-year-old Leilani and her family learn to live without electronics, farming the land as her ancestors did, she finds strength in her relatives, her strange connection to the Emerald Orchid a being whose presence caused global devastation and her friendship with Aukina but suffers regret over what she had to do to survive.
The keeper, David Baldacci ; illustrated by Matthew Laznicka.
From this moment, Lauren Barnholdt.
One moment in time, Lauren Barnholdt.
Being Magdalene, Fleur Beale.
Four years have passed since Rebecca ran away … and life has become terrifying for Rebecca's remaining siblings as Elder Stephen seizes any chance to take revenge on them. Twelve-year-old Magdalene lives in fear that her strong-willed little sister, Zillah, will be his next target. The girls have run out of people who can protect them. To Zillah their path is clear but Magdalene is torn. How can she cause more hurt and shame for her parents? But equally, how can she face a life with no freedom to be herself? And … without the elders suffocating rules that tell her how to live, who would Magdalene be?
Juno of Taris, Fleur Beale.
On Taris, there are many rules governing appearance, behaviour and even procreation. Juno is different, her questions and her reluctance to conform have made her an outsider. When her parents decide to have another child, Juno switches the donors of her new sibling while no-one is looking, with strange consequences. In the meantime, her other rebellions have been noticed and someone is trying to kill her. Is it simply because she is different, or are the elders of Taris keeping secrets?
Emmy & Oliver, Robin Benway.
The it girl, Katy Birchall.
Noughts & Crosses : the graphic novel adaptation, Malorie Blackman ; adapted by Ian Edginton ; illustrated by John Aggs.
Callum and Sephy are teenagers living on different sides of a racial divide. Callum is from the despised group of Noughts, Sephy belongs to the elite Crosses. Their childhood friendship turns to first love, but is threatened when strict racial and sexual taboos lead those around them to violent acts with tragic consequences
Crushed, Kasi Blake.
"The Noah girls have beauty, powers, and brains." "They use all three to play their games." "They blow the dust, " "the boys are crushed, " "and no one is ever the same." Each year the Noah girls play a secret game Crushed. The rules are simple. 1. Use wisdom to pick your target. The boy can't be too weak or too strong-willed. 2. Blow the enchanted dust into your target's face to enchant (Crush) him. 3. Give verbal commands and assign them tasks to perform throughout the year. The more tasks completed, the stronger the witch's power grows. 4. At the end of the year, the witch with the most power wins cold, hard cash. As if being a witch in high school isn't complicated enough, Kristen picks the wrong boy to Crush. Zach is tall, handsome, and a little scary. Her Crush spell isn't working on him like it has with the others. In fact, he is behaving the opposite of every other boy she's Crushed, hating her instead of adoring her. Something is definitely wrong. After someone attempts to kill her, Kristen realizes there is more at risk than a few hundred dollars. She may be betting with her life.
Am I normal yet?, Holly Bourne.
Vengeance road, Erin Bowman.
When her father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice.
Lair of dreams : a Diviners novel, Libba Bray.
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner and has become a media darling. In the meantime, a mysterious sleeping sickness has hit New York City, and the Diviners must band together to find the cause and the cure.
Magneto. [3], Shadow games, writer, Cullen Bunn ; artists, Gabriel Hernandez Walta (#14-17), Javier Fernandez (#13); color artists, Jordie Bellaire (#14-17) & Dan Brown (#13) ; letterer, VC's Cory Petit.
In his war against those who would see his kind extinguished, Magneto has one steadfast ally: the mysterious woman called Briar Raleigh. But what are her true designs for the Master of Magnetism? On the island of Genosha, the backdrop for his greatest triumphs and most devastating tragedies, Magneto is confronted by S.H.I.E.L.D.! But the Master of Magnetism doesn't stand alone.
Ink and bone, Rachel Caine.
The dragons of Dorcastle, Jack Campbell.
For centuries, the two Great Guilds have controlled the world of Dematr. The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her. Mari is a brilliant young Mechanic, just out of the Guild Halls, where she has spent most of her life learning how to run the steam locomotives and other devices of her Guild. Alain is the youngest Mage ever to learn how to change the world he sees with the power of his mind. Each has been taught that the works of the other's Guild are frauds. But when their caravan is destroyed, they begin to discover how much has been kept from them. As they survive danger after danger, Alain discovers what Mari doesn't know, that she was long ago prophesized as the only one who can save their world. When Mari reawakens emotions he had been taught to deny, Alain realizes he must sacrifice everything to save her. Mari, fighting her own feelings, discovers that only together can she and Alain hope to stay alive and overcome the Dragons of Dorcastle.
House of windows, Alexia Casale.
The lost and the found, Cat Clarke.
The kiss, Lucy Courtenay.
Stray, Rachael Craw.
"It's hard to remember hating anything as much as I hate Affinity; a bone-deep loathing for the faceless unknown and the concrete walls of my own DNA." Evie is a Shield: designed to kill in order to protect, and the Affinity Project have finally come for her. But Evie isn't ready for the sinister organisation to take control of her life, her body, her mind. She isn't ready to follow their rules about who may live and who must die — not when it condemns the innocent. She has one option: risk losing everything and everyone — including Jamie — and run.
Adrenaline crush, Laurie Boyle Crompton.
When seventeen-year-old Dyna, an avid thrill-seeker, falls and shatters her leg, her life changes dramatically and she finds herself caught between her boyfriend, who supports her newfound desire for safety, and a young Iraq war veteran she meets at rehab who challenges her to take chances again.
The Scorch trials, James Dashner.
After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race.
Endgame, Christi Daugherty.
The secret fire, C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld.
All of the above, James Dawson.
Martin Marten, Brian Doyle.
Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon's Mount Hood (or as Dave prefers to call it, like the Native Americans once did, Wy'east). He is entering high school, adulthood on the horizon not far off in distance, and contemplating a future away from his mother, father, and his precocious younger sister. And Dave is not the only one approaching adulthood and its freedoms on Wy'east that summer. Martin, a pine marten (a small animal of the deep woods, of the otter/mink family), is leaving his own mother and siblings and setting off on his own as well. As Martin and Dave's paths cross on forest trails and rocky mountaintops, they and we witness the full, unknowable breadth and vast sweep of life, and the awe inspiring interconnectedness of the world and its many inhabitants, human and otherwise. Martin Marten is a coming of age tale like no other, told in Brian Doyle's joyous, rollicking style.
Court of Fives, Kate Elliott.
When a scheming lord tears Jess's family apart, she must rely on her unlikely friendship with Kal, a high-ranking Patron boy, and her skill at Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory, to protect her Commoner mother and mixed-race sisters and save her father's reputation.
Monsters, Emerald Fennell.
Rogue, Mark Frost.
Will West and his friends enter the alternate universe of the Never in order to rescue Will's friend and mentor Dave from the dangerous and deadly creatures from beyond.
The trouble in me, Jack Gantos.
Fourteen-year-old Jack falls under the spell of a delinquent Florida neighbour and gets way more trouble than he bargained for.
Mercy mode, Em Garner.
The Contamination that turns people into ultra-violent zombie-like creatures is abating, but now seventeen-year-old Velvet must hide from checkpoints for the disease, to prevent the government from imprisoning her.
Pieces of why, K.L. Going.
Twelve-year-old Tia lives in a white slum in New Orleans with her mother, and her whole world revolves around singing in the gospel choir with her best friend, Keisha but when practice is interrupted by a shooting outside the church, and a baby is killed, Tia finds that she cannot sing, and she is forced to confront her feelings about her incarcerated father who killed a girl in a failed robbery years before.
The tattooed heart : a Messenger of Fear novel, Michael Grant.
I wanted to touch the boy who was not to be touched. The Messenger of Fear exists to punish the wicked, to restore balance in a world where evil seems to be everywhere. He offers sinners one terrible choice: play or pay? If you win the game, you can go free. But if you lose, you must live out your greatest fear. His assistant, Mara is still adjusting to her role. She must face the worst horrors of intolerance, cruelty and injustice: she, as much as any of the people Messenger pursues, is being punished. But Mara has secret feelings for Messenger, and they're threatening to overpower her. As she learns more about his tragic past, she must make her own choice: how far will she go to gain her heart's desire?
Code of honor, Alan Gratz.
When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.
The swarm descends, Jacob Grey.
The shadow behind the stars, Rebecca Hahn.
Chloe, Serena, and Xinot, the Fates, live on a secluded island spinning, measuring, and cutting the threads of human life but when Aglaia, a mortal, finds them Chloe must try to keep her sisters from getting attached to the girl and involved in her dark fate that could unravel the world.
Hayate the combat butler. 26, Kenjiro Hata ; [translation, John Werry].
Nagi has lost her vast fortune, but she has a plan to survive (without, you know, working): turn her home into a boarding house and launch this manga into a new era of wacky hijinks. When Chiharu runs away from home, it looks like Nagi may have netted her first tenant aside from the vengeful ghost cat, that is.
Legacy of kings, Eleanor Herman.
Katerina, on a mission to kill the queen, falls in love with Alexander, Prince of Macedonia. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.
Reawakened, Colleen Houck.
A visit to an Egyptian exhibit brings teen Lilliana Young face to face with a recently awakened mummy-turned-handsome-sun-god as she gets caught up in an adventure with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.
Survivor, Tom Hoyle.
Crow mountain, Lucy Inglis.
The next together, Lauren James.
Hidden huntress, Danielle L. Jensen.
Between two seas, Marie-Louise Jensen.
Circles of stone, Ian Johnstone.
The Drosten's curse, A.L. Kennedy.
Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word. Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers' Junior Receptionist Bryony, he'll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction.
Unity. [Vol. 5], Homefront, Matt Kindt, Pere Perez, Brian Reber.
This is New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (The Valiant, RAI) and Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (Archer & Armstrong) rebuild the world's most elite super-team one member at a time! The United have left Unity decimated a member lost, a terrible secret revealed, and the entire world turned against them. Not Harada, not Dr. Silk, not even the mighty Armor Hunters left the team as fractured as this! Now, Unity must decide where their place is in this new world and whether they will stand together or fall apart. Start reading here as Valiant superstars Kindt and Perez lead the world's most elite superteam into a concussive showdown that will leave its members reeling and rebuild Unity one hero at a time!
Bleach. [Volumes 34-35-36], story and art by Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].
Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow a malevolent lost soul Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit! The Soul Reapers have finally joined Ichigo and his friends in the fight against the Espada in Hueco Mundo. But while the bloody battle holds all their attention, Aizen is free to make his next diabolical move!
Drift & dagger, Kendall Kulper.
As a boy in the late nineteenth century, Mal's only friend was Essie, daughter of the Roe witch, and it was she who discovered that he is a "blank," not affected by magic, setting him on a career as a con artist, traveling the globe in search of a legendary magical dagger that can steal a witch's power.
Hunter, Mercedes Lackey.
A teenage girl leaves home to join the legendary Hunters, who protect the people from the terrifying monsters that have overrun their world.
Don't fail me now, Una LaMarche.
Interracial half-siblings come together for the first time and embark on a cross-country road trip to confront their absentee father before he
Demon road, Derek Landy.
Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers: they're all here. And the demons? Well, that's where Amber comes in. Sixteen years old, smart and spirited, she's just a normal American teenager until the lies are torn away and the demons reveal themselves. Forced to go on the run, she hurtles from one threat to another, revealing a tapestry of terror woven into the very fabric of her life. Her only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be.
Night break, Andrew Lane.
Evidence of things not seen, Lindsey Lane.
When Tommy Smyth, a high school junior and particle physics genius, goes missing, multiple lives intersect or don't as the residents of a small Texas town relate, in their separate voices, what each thinks might have happened to Tommy.
Freedom ride, Sue Lawson.
Sophie someone, Hayley Long.
This is a remarkable tale of confusion and betrayal and a very special girl called Sophie. 'Some stories are hard to tell. Even to your very best friend. And some words are hard to get out of your mouth. Because they spell out secrets that are too huge to be spoken out loud. But if you bottle them up, you might burst. So here's my story. Told the only way I dare tell it.'
The silence of our friends, written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell.
As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families-one white, one black-find common ground. This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighbourhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.
The fate of ten, Pittacus Lore.
In order to thwart the Mogadorian invasion, a group of the Garde head to a pyramid in Mexico in order to awaken a power that can save the world.
The Rose Society : a Young Elites novel.
After the Red Rain, Barry Lyga with Peter Facinelli and Robert DeFranco.
On the ruined planet Earth, where people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra endures a bleak existence. One day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river — a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet. When the Magistrate's son is murdered, and Rose becomes the prime suspect, Deedra struggles to save him. Little do they know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.
The sea-wreck stranger, Anna Mackenzie.
Ness, Ty and their cousin Sophie live in a post-apocalyptic island community that has turned its back on the sea, and its own past. When the arrival of a stranger forces all three to question the world they know, a world dominated by superstition, fear and loss, they each have a choice to make. Rebelling against the harsh austerity of her life, Ness chooses to follow the sea currents running in her blood. It proves a choice that risks everything, including her own life.
Infinite in between, Carolyn Mackler.
Five students who meet in freshman orientation agree to write notes to their future selves and promise to reunite in exactly four years when they are ready to graduate from high school.
Smoked, Mari Mancusi.
When Team Dragon finally rescues Emmy now a full-grown dragon they think the future is safe. Until Emmy reveals a secret: she's laid two dragon eggs, and her offspring may bring about the fiery apocalypse they've all fought so hard to prevent.
Fairy tail. Blue mistral. 1, based on a story by Hiro Mashima ; manga by Rui Watanabe ; [translation, William Flanagan].
Blue Mistral tells the story of how sky-dragon slayer Wendy Marvell met her lifelong friend Carla, and the adventures they had together before joining the Fairy Tail guild. Wendy Marvell was raised by the dragon Grandeeny to practice the wind-based sky dragon slayer magic. Her only friend is Carla, a magical cat exiled from her home. When Grandeeny suddenly disappears, Wendy and Carla must face the perils of the Dragon Valley alone.
The big lie, Julie Mayhew.
Black Cairn Point, Claire McFall.
Not a drop to drink, Mindy McGinnis.
All my secrets, Sophie McKenzie.
Sunkissed, Jenny McLachlan.
Cut both ways, Carrie Mesrobian.
Senior Will Caynes must face unsettling feelings for his best friend Angus after they share a drunken kiss, while also embarking on his first real relationship with sophomore Brandy all as the burden of home-life troubles weigh heavily.
Whippoorwill, Joseph Monninger.
In rural New Hampshire, sixteen-year-old Clair Taylor and her neighbour, eighteen-year-old Danny Stewart, fall into an unlikely relationship as they work together to save Wally, a loveable but mistreated dog kept chained in a junk-filled yard by Danny's cruel father.
The sleepwalker, Robert Muchamore.
An airliner explodes over the Atlantic leaving 345 people dead. Crash investigators suspect terrorism, but they're getting nowhere. A distressed twelve-year-old calls a police hotline and blames his father for the explosion. It could be a breakthrough, but there's no hard evidence and the boy has a history of violence and emotional problems. Only CHERUB agents can unearth the truth. They're trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
The rest of us just live here, Patrick Ness.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions.
A night divided, Jennifer A. Nielsen.
When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father, and her other brother Dominic are in the West. Four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realises he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.
Newt's Emerald, Garth Nix.
Jessica's ghost, Andrew Norriss.
Francis has never had a friend like Jessica before. She's the first person he's ever met who can make him feel completely himself. Jessica has never had a friend like Francis before. Not just because he's someone to laugh with every day but because he's the first person who has ever been able to see her. Jessica's Ghost is a funny, moving and beautiful book by a master storyteller, about the power of friendship to shine a warm light into dark places.
Asking for it, Louise O'Neill
It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she doesn't know how she got there. She doesn't know why she's in pain. But everyone else does. Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don't want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town's heroes.
Pretending to be Erica, Michelle Painchaud.
Violet has been preparing her entire life to step into the shoes of the missing heiress Erica Silverman, in order to pull off the biggest inside job in Las Vegas history. She doesn't count on having a conscience.
Die for me, Amy Plum.
After their parents are killed in a car accident, sixteen-year-old Kate Mercier and her older sister Georgia, each grieving in her own way, move to Paris to live with their grandparents and Kate finds herself powerfully drawn to the handsome but elusive Vincent who seems to harbour a mysterious and dangerous secret.
The shepherd's crown : a Discworld novel, Terry Pratchett.
A Shivering Of Worlds. Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning.
Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children, Ransom Riggs.
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
Jackaby, William Ritter.
Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.
Catacomb, Madeleine Roux.
Dan, Abby, and Jordan embark on a senior road trip to New Orleans, but as creepy occurrences escalate into near-death experiences, the trio realizes they will be lucky to make it out of this senior trip alive.
Fans of the impossible life, Kate Scelsa.
At Saint Francis Prep school in Mountain View, New Jersey, Mira, Jeremy, and Sebby come together as they struggle with romance, bullying, foster home and family problems, and mental health issues.
All we have is now, Lisa Schroeder.
Since she ran away from home Emerson has been living on the streets of Portland, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to get by, but as a meteor approaches North America they meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people's wishes so what will they do if this is their last day on Earth, and, more important, what will they do if it is not?
Kimi ni todoke. Vol. 22 = From me to you, story & art by Karuho Shiina ; [translation, Ari Yasuda, HC Language Solutions].
As Sawako and her friends strive toward bright futures, can their high school relationships last? Sawako forges an unlikely friendship with Kurumi while studying for college entrance exams, but she and Kazehaya spend less time together than ever. Meanwhile, Chizu is so broken up about Ryu leaving that she finally confesses her true feelings. And Yano wants to confess something to Kento he won't want to hear.
A mad zombie party, Gena Showalter.
As black as ebony, Salla Simukka ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman.
Hello, goodbye, and everything in between, Jennifer E. Smith.
High school sweethearts Clare and Aidan spend the night before they leave for college reminiscing about their relationship and deciding whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. As the clock winds down and morning approaches, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
Counting stars, Keris Stainton.
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson.
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realises that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Username: Evie, Joe Sugg.
Like anyone who feels as though they just don't fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself. Despite his failing health, Evie's father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it's finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app and the power to cause trouble in paradise.
Midnight Dolls, Kiki Sullivan.
Concentr8, William Sutcliffe.
In a future London, Concentr8 is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn't it? Keep the undesirable elements in line. Keep people like us safe from people like them. What's good for society is good for everyone. Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen and Blaze have been taking Concentr8 as long as they can remember. They're not exactly a gang, but Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet, watchful sidekick the only one Blaze really trusts. They're not looking for trouble, but one hot summer day, when riots break out across the city, they find it. What makes five kids pick a man seemingly at random — a nobody, he works in the housing department, doesn't even have a good phone hold a knife to his side, take him to a warehouse and chain him to a radiator? They've got a hostage, but don't really know what they want, or why they've done it. And across the course of five tense days, with a journalist, a floppy-haired mayor, a police negotiator, and the sinister face of the pharmaceutical industry, they and we begin to understand why. This is a book about what how we label children. It's about how kids get lost and failed by the system. It's about how politicians manipulate them.
Devils and realist. Vol. 6, story by Madoka Takadono ; art by Utako Dukihiro ; [translation, Jocelyne Allen ; adaptation, Danielle King].
This book is an ongoing supernatural manga series that pits a young nobleman against Hell's princely demons. William Twining is broke. He decides to search through his uncle's mansion for something of value to sell. But William's worldview is about to take a hit, when he comes across a mystical seal which he unintentionally uses to summon a demon.
Ranma 1/2. 17 & 18, story and art by Rumiko Takahashi ; English adaptation, Gerard Jones, Toshifumi Yoshida].
A remastered 2-in-1 edition of the all-time classic hit from one of Japan's most beloved creators, available for the first time in a format faithful to the original work. One day, teenage martial artist Ranma Saotome went on a training mission with his father and ended up taking a dive into some cursed springs at a legendary training ground in China. Now, every time he's splashed with cold water, he changes into a girl. His father, Genma, changes into a panda! What's a half-guy, half-girl to do? Meet Picolet Chardin II, master of the tres terrifying "La Belle France School of Martial-Arts Dining." It turns out that Ranma's and Akane's fathers as they've been known to do, once or twice have promised one of their children in exchange for a debt, and now that debt's come due. If Ranma can't defeat Picolet at his own game, it'd be more than "La Belle France" it'd be wedding bells!
Nothing fits, written by Mary Tamblyn ; illustrated by Alex McCrone.
Honor girl : a graphic memoir, Maggie Thrash.
Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing … until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie's savant-like proficiency at the camp's rifle range is the only thing keeping her heart from exploding. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it's too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle, let alone to understand.
I knew you were trouble, Paige Toon.
Naked, Stacey Trombley.
Inbetween days, Vikki Wakefield.
All sorts of possible, Rupert Wallis.
When the sinkhole opened there was no time to brake or turn the wheel and the old green Land Rover was snatched off the dirt road over the smoking rim. The moment that a sinkhole swallows the car Daniel and his father are travelling in, everything changes: suddenly Daniel is the 'miracle boy' who escaped unharmed and his father is gone, trapped in a coma with no sign of recovery. Everyone wants to know the secret to Daniel's escape, including a Mason, a gangster who believes that Daniel is special and can help him secure the biggest score of his career whatever it takes. But is Daniel really special or just lucky? And can he use whatever others think is within him to help his father?
Too close to home, Aoife Walsh.
The chaos, Rachel Ward.
The last days : a novel, Scott Westerfeld.
As an ancient evil stirs beneath the streets of New York City, infecting rats and people like a plague, five quirky teens come together to form a "New Sound" band whose music seems to have paranormal power.
Zeroes, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti.
Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis.
Paper hearts, Meg Wiviott.
Amid the brutality of Auschwitz during the Holocaust, a forbidden gift helps two teenage girls find hope, friendship, and the will to live in this novel in verse that's based on a true story. An act of defiance. A statement of hope. A crime punishable by death. Making a birthday card in Auschwitz was all of those things. But that is what Zlatka did, in 1944, for her best friend, Fania. She stole and bartered for paper and scissors, secretly creating an origami heart. Then she passed it to every girl at the work tables to sign with their hopes and wishes for happiness, for love, and most of all for freedom. Fania knew what that heart meant, for herself and all the other girls. And she kept it hidden, through the bitter days in the camp and through the death marches. She kept it always. This novel is based on the true story of Fania and Zlatka, the story of the bond that helped them both to hope for the best in the face of the worst. Their heart is one of the few objects created in Auschwitz, and can be seen today in the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.
Cloudwish, Fiona Wood.
For Van Uoc Phan, fantasies fell into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling sick, as though she'd eaten too much sugar. Van Uoc doesn't believe in fairies, zombies, vampires, Father Christmas or magic wishes. She believes in keeping a low profile: real life will start when school finishes. But when she attracts the attention of Billy Gardiner, she finds herself in an unwelcome spotlight. Not even Jane Eyre can help her now. Wishes were not a thing. They were not. Correction. Wishes were a thing. Wishes that came true were sometimes a thing. Wishes that came true because of magic were not a thing! Were they?
Everything, everything, Nicola Yoon ; interior illustrations by David Yoon.
Made you up, Francesca Zappia.
Armed with her camera and a Magic 8-Ball and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college.


Breakthrough : how one teen innovator is changing the world, Jack Andraka with Matthew Lysiak.
Teen scientist Jack Andraka chronicles his development of an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, and recounts his own personal story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying. Includes hands-on science experiments.
Shyness : the ultimate teen guide, Bernardo J. Carducci, PhD, and Lisa Kaiser.
Although shyness is a very common trait and almost everyone experiences it at some level, it's often misunderstood. That's because few of us ask about the frustration, anxiety, pain, and triumphs in the life of a shy person. These experiences remain hidden, and shy people may feel that nobody wants to know what's going on in their hearts, minds, and souls. Their silence often isolates them. In Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Bernardo J. Carducci and Lisa Kaiser help young adults address a concern that millions of teens around the world experience. The authors emphasize that shyness is not a character flaw that needs to be cured, or that shy people need to remake their personalities and suddenly become extroverted. Instead, this book provides tips and strategies to help shy teens control their shyness by changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that hold them back from reaching their true potential.
Hole in my life, Jack Gantos.
The author explains how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
The Simpsons treehouse of horror. Dead man's jest, Matt Groening.
Master of mirthful mayhem, Matt Groening, meets the monsters of rock (Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, and Rob Zombie) in a heavy metal, Halloween-inspired rock 'n' roll odyssey of head-banging, tongue-wagging, dead-raising fright and frivolity. Ever "Mr. Nice Guy" Pat Boone gets in a "metal mood" with a twisted tale of dastardly demons and righteous redemption. From donut batter to ghoulish splatter, you'll be tricked and treated to a chaotic comic collection chock-full of thunder-clapping hell spawn, chainsaw-toting monkeys, televisions run amuck, bible camp ghost stories, lime-flavored squishee monsters, toilets of the damned, vampire tombs, the evil eye, and a very special tribute to EC Comics, the forebears of witty horror and suspense comic storytelling. It's the Halloween jam of the century that'll blow your mind and rock your soul!
Somewhere there is still a sun, Michael Gruenbaum with Todd Hasak-Lowy.
When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp, where his mother's will and ingenuity keep them from being transported to Auschwitz and certain death.
Dear nobody : the true diary of Mary Rose, Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil ; all words and drawings by Mary Rose.
A real-life teen describes in words and sketches the course of her desperate journey to fit in and find love, a no-holds-barred effort that escalated to life-risking measures.
The survival guide to bullying : written by a teen, Aija Mayrock.
NEW, updated edition! Written by a teenager who was bullied throughout middle school and high school, this kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying. Along the way, the author offers guidance as well as different strategies that helped her get through even the toughest of days. The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.
Really professional internet person, Jenn McAllister.
Jenn McAllister, better known as JennxPenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents' video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike with life, you can always have a do-over. Really Professional Internet Person offers both an insider's guide to building a successful YouTube channel and an intimate portrait of the surreality of insta-fame and the harsh reality of high school. Brimming with honesty, heart and Jenn's patented sense of humor, Really Professional Internet Person features top ten lists, photos, screenshots, social media posts and never-before-posted stories chronicling Jenn's journey from an anxious middle-schooler just trying to fit in, to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out.
Positive : surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world : a memoir, Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin.
A teenager's memoir of the experinces of bullying, being HIV positive and surviving the experiences to become a force for positive change in this world.
Am I depressed and what can I do about it? : A CBT self-help guide for teenagers experiencing low mood and depression, Shirley Reynolds and Monika Parkinson.
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and is estimated to affect around 15% of people at some point during their life. For many people depression is a life-long disorder which starts during the teenage years around 10% of teenagers are estimated to have an episode of depression and many more experience persistent low mood. This accessible, engaging and age-appropriate self-help guide based on current research and best practice (NICE, IAPT treatment pathways, Books on Prescription, all of which promote CBT) for young people aged 13 to 17 who experience low mood and depression, and their friends, family and health professionals. The book adopts a narrative approach with graphic elements, incorporating case studies and including some interactive exercises. It provides an essential bridge for young people who have not yet asked for professional help as well as support for those who are waiting for treatment.
The anxiety survival guide for teens : CBT skills to overcome fear, worry, & panic, Jennifer Shannon, LMFT ; illustrations by Doug Shannon.
Do you have problems with anxiety? The Anxious Teen Survival Guide is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals. If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you're like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether — leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you? Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identify your 'monkey mind' the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise. You'll also be able to determine if you suffer from generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety. Full of powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried. If you're ready to feel more independent, more confident, and be your best, this unique book will show you how.
We should hang out sometime : embarrassingly, a true story, Josh Sundquist.
When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock." Why was [Paralympic ski racer and cancer survivor] Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: what went wrong? The results of Josh's semi-scientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here: from a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided 'grand gesture' at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love or at least a girlfriend in all the wrong places.
The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales, Shaun Tan ; foreword by Philip Pullman ; introduced by Jack Zipes.
In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures. Nameless princes, wicked stepsisters, greedy kings, honourable peasants and ruthless witches, tales of love, betrayal, adventure and magical transformation: all inspiration for this stunning gallery of sculptural works. Introduced by Grimm Tales author Philip Pullman and leading fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes, The Singing Bones breathes new life into some of the world's most beloved fairy tales.