New Titles Young Adults’ December 2018 (arrived in November)


Fire force. 12, Atsushi Ohkubo; [translation, Alethea Nibley & Athena Nibley].
Shinra has experienced another Adolla Link, but this time it has allowed a mysterious girl known as the "First Pillar" to take over his mind. He claims to have given up on being a hero and now wants nothing but revenge. Can Arthur bring Shinra back to his senses, or will the Knight King have to slay his old rival?
Magi. 31: the labyrinth of magic, story & art by Shinobu Ohtaka; [translation & English adaptation, John Werry].
Having split from Sinbad, Aladdin and his friends must now face Arba, the powerful magi of lost Alma Tran! This otherworldy foe has many secrets which Aladdin must discover if he is ever going to defeat her. Then, at long last, Alibaba reunites with Aladdin, and Alibaba asks Morgiana a question that will change his life.
Cross game. Volume 8, Mitsuru Adachi; [translation, Lillian Olsen].
The Seishu Gakuen baseball team is one win away from fulfilling Wakaba's final dream of seeing Ko pitch in front of a packed crowd at Koshien. But they'll have to beat powerhouse Ryuou Gakuin in the North Tokyo Tournament finals in order to get there. Meanwhile, Akane Takigawa's health takes a turn for the worse, and she's scheduled to have surgery, on the day of the big game.
What if it's us, Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera.
Arthur is in New York only for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it's that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn't be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend's things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can't quite nail a first date, or a second first date, or a third? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn't try hard enough? What if life really isn't like a Broadway play? But what if it is?
Arisa. 6, Natsumi Ando; [translator/adaptor, Andria Cheng].
The Avengers. [3], writer, Brian Michael Bendis; artists, Daniel Acuna… [et al.]; letterer, VC's Cory Petit.
Tony Stark's fortune is gone, Avengers Tower is a heap of rubble, and Thor is dead after the events of Fear Itself. While Norman Osborn is freed from prison and sets his sights on revenge against the superhero team, Captain America begins recruiting new members to bolster the team, adding X-Man Storm and former Avenger Vision to the roster.
On a good day, Deborah Burnside.
With an alcoholic parent, no money, food, attention or affection Lee is finding adolescence a challenge. Suggested level: secondary.
Cross my heart and hope to spy, Ally Carter.
Cammie Morgan is a CIA legacy and attends the premier school in the world…for spies. The school hosts some mysterious guests with the code name Blackthorne. When Cammie is blamed for a security breach that threatens to expose the school's top secret status, she and her friends face danger to clear Cammie's name and learn the truth about Blackthorne.
Wind rider, P.C. Cast.
Mari, Nik, and their newly formed Pack are being hunted. Thaddeus and the God of Death will stop at nothing until they are obliterated from the earth. But Mari and Nik have one goal: to reach the plains of the Wind Riders, in order to band together to stop Thaddeus from destroying all that Mari and Nik hold dear. But will the mysterious Wind Riders accept the Pack, or will Mari and Nik and their people be rejected by the mighty Riders and be forced to flee for their lives? And what happens when a rogue Lead Stallion gets too close to the Pack, rejecting all Wind Riders and turning to a stranger for companionship instead?
A sorrow fierce and falling, Jessica Cluess.
It's time for war. After suffering terrible losses, Henrietta and Lord Blackwood have led their warriors to Sorrow-Fell, a vast estate where only those invited by a Blackwood may enter, and the ideal place to plan a final assault against the Ancients. Henrietta nervously awaits her marriage to Blackwood, but when the ritual to become his bride reveals a dark secret, she realizes that Sorrow-Fell is not a safe haven; it's a trap. Convincing the sorcerers of this, however, is not easy. So with Maria, the true chosen one, and Magnus, the young man who once stole her heart, at her side, Henrietta plots a dangerous journey straight into the enemy's lair. Some will live. Some will die. All will be tested. In this stunning conclusion to the Kingdom on Fire series, Henrietta must choose between the love from her past, the love from her present, and a love that could define her future. While battles rage, the fate of the kingdom rests on her decision: Will she fall or rise up to become the woman who saves the realm?
Finding Yvonne, Brandy Colbert.
Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school. Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He's mysterious, charming, and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.
Matched, Ally Condie.
On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when her whole world begins to unravel…
The forest queen, Betsy Cornwell.
When sixteen-year-old Sylvie's brother takes over management of their family's vast estates, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community and fight to right the wrongs perpetrated by the king and his noblemen.
The rift, Rachael Craw.
For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home only to find the Island is facing a new threat that not even the Rangers are prepared for. Meg and Cal can't ignore their attraction, but can they face their darkest fears to save the Island from disaster?
The death cure, James Dashner.
As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.
The game of lives, James Dashner.
The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael's passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine Kaine's master plan has nearly been realized, and if Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box if Michael can figure out who his friends really are.
Soulbinder, Sebastien de Castell.
Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They've heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey. It's a place that outsiders can never find; but Kellen is getting desperate. He's been told that the monks inside the Ebony Abbey know more about the Shadowblack than anyone else and that they even know how to cure it. Then Kellen and Reichis are separated and for the first time, Kellen must face the world alone, and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could.
Distortion: a Phobos novel, Victor Dixen; translated by Daniel Hahn.
Doris – a lone liberal in a conservative small town – has mostly kept to herself since the terrible waterslide incident a few years ago. Nell had to leave behind her best friends, perfect life, and too-good-to-be-true boyfriend in Chicago to move to Alabama. Grant was the star quarterback and epitome of "Mr. Popular" whose drinking problem has all but destroyed his life. What do these three have in common? A summer job working in a store called Unclaimed Baggage cataloging and selling other people's lost luggage. Together they find that through friendship, they can unpack some of their own emotional baggage and move on into the future.
A gathering light, Jennifer Donnelly.
When Mattie is given letters by a guest at the hotel in which she works, she promises to burn them. When the guest is found drowned the next day, Mattie has to think hard about her promise. Slowly, the stories of the murdered woman and Mattie's quest for freedom merge.
Dear Evan Hansen: the novel, [Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul].
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore; even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be? No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
American road trip, Patrick Flores-Scott.
With a strong family, the best friend a guy could ask for, and a budding romance with the girl of his dreams, life shows promise for Teodoro "T" Avila. But he takes some hard hits the summer before senior year when his nearly perfect brother, Manny, returns from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. In a desperate effort to save Manny from himself and pull their family back together, T's fiery sister, Xochitl, hoodwinks her brothers into a cathartic road trip. Told through T's honest voice, this is a candid exploration of mental illness, socioeconomic pressures, and the many inescapable highs and lows that come with growing up; including falling in love.
Anonymous noise. 10, Ryoko Fukuyama; [English translation & adaptation, Casey Loe].
With their nationwide tour in full swing, the members of In No Hurry to Shout witness a true miracle. Unable to contain his soaring spirits, Yuzu approaches Nino. Will he finally make his move?
Haikyu!! 29, Found, Haruichi Furudate; [translation, Adrienne Beck].
The game with Inarizaki heats up as Saeko Tanaka and her taiko drum crew arrive to cheer on Karasuno! The nation's best setter, Atsumu Miya, has even Nishinoya wincing when he's up to serve, and the Miya twins' version of the Freak Quick puts Hinata and Kageyama's to shame! Does Karasuno have any hope of beating this powerhouse and tournament favorite?!
My Hero Academia. Vigilantes, 2, [story], Hideyuki Furuhashi; [art], Betten Court; original concept, Kohei Horikoshi; [translation & English adaptation, Caleb Cook].
Koichi and his "friends"; Kazuho, a.k.a. Pop Step, and the mysterious Knuckleduster, have teamed up to protect their neighbourhood (unofficially of course). But even petty criminals with Quirks can be dangerous, and taking them on shows Koichi that he'd better not underestimate them. Sizing up the opposition is important, especially when some of the villains are definitely out of Koichi's league and more sinister threats lurk in the shadows.
Dream country, Shannon Gibney.
2008, Minneapolis. Kollie Flomo, at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community, turns to violence. 1926, Liberia. Togar Somah, an indigenous Liberian, is on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. 1827. The children of Yasmine Wright leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, promised freedom by the American Colonization Society. 1980. Ujay and Evelyn dare to believe their love can survive Liberia's approaching revolution. 2018, Minneapolis. A dreamer attempts to weave her family's history into a new future.
That night, Amy Giles
A year ago a mass shooting shook their Queens neighbourhood, and both Jess and Lucas were affected in eerily similar and deeply personal ways. Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother, and Lucas takes up boxing under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents. When their paths converge, they slowly become friends and then something more. They help each other move forward together. But what does it mean to love after an unspeakable tragedy?
Villain, Michael Grant.
It's been four years since the events of GONE. The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread. The alien virus-infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters; monsters that walk the cities and countryside, terrorizing all. There are tanks in the street and predator drones in the sky, doomed efforts to stop the disintegration of civilization. Into this chaos comes a villain with the power to control anyone with just the sound of his voice. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once, but everyone made fun of him. Dillon the loser. Dillon the freak. Now he's sending thousands to their death. Who's laughing now? The only people who can stop a superpowered villain are superpowered heroes. Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo, and a new mutant with unmatched powers, are all that stand in Dillon's way. But when the lines begin to blur between hero and villain; some begin to wonder who's really the monster.
Looking for Alaska: a novel, John Green.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Say I love you. 1, Kanae Hazuki; [translation, Alethea and Athena Nibley].
Mei Tachibana has no friends; and she doesn't need them! Ever since her "friends" betrayed her in elementary school, she's sworn off friendship entirely. All it leads to is betrayal and heartbreak, and she's well enough on her own. But everything changes when she accidentally roundhouse kicks the most popular boy in school! However, Yamato Kurosawa isn't angry in the slightest, in fact, he thinks his ordinary life could use an unusual girl like Mei! He won't take no for an answer, and soon Mei and Yamato embark on an unwanted friendship that will change both of them forever.
Say I love you. 10, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
Mei and Yamato prepare for their second Christmas as a couple. The year before, a cold had got Mei down, but this year she's determined to go all out, and the two plan a party at Yamato's for all their friends. A gathering this size would've been unimaginable to Mei just a few years before! When the day finally arrives, she begins to worry; has Mei bitten more Christmas cake than she can chew?
Say I love you. 11, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
Yamato Kurosawa and Mei Tachibana have spent their second Christmas together, where they were able to forge a deeper connection. Mei and the group are now beginning their third year of high school. As the new terms starts, everyone wonders and worries about where life will take them after graduation…But their daily lives are about to be interrupted by a strange new student who enrolls in school.
Say I love you. 13, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
Graduation is only a few months away and Mei and Yamato have both found their future careers. Mei has decided to go into childcare and Yamato will become a professional photographer. But not everyone has found their place. Megumi uses the summer break to travel to Paris in an attempt to make it as an international model, but she quickly discovers that she doesn't have the same appeal as she does back home. Megumi will do anything it takes to break into the industry, but she may have to rely on local help to overcome the many hurdles that stand in her way.
Say I love you. 16, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
After graduating high school, Mei and Yamato begin to venture towards their futures. To pursue their individual dreams, they have decided to go to different schools and come into new environments with new experiences and friends. But the excitement of college life also brings challenges into the relationships of Mei and her former schoolmates. And when a mutual friend strays from his high school love, the distance between Mei and Yamato starts to create uncertainty in their lives.
Say I love you. 3, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
It's hard for the once-loner Mei to believe that she's been going out with Yamato for six whole months! He's taught her a lot about how sweet love can be, but now she's about to learn a new lesson: Love can be war! When a serious rival arises for Yamato's affections (and a roundhouse kick isn't an option), how will Mei handle it? Let the battle begin!
Say I love you. 4, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
Surviving the first major battle in her relationship with Yamato Kurosawa, Mei feels her ties with her first-ever boyfriend are deeper than ever. But then a budding model with her eyes on Yamato moves into town, and draws the photogenic Yamato into the world of photo shoots and fashion. Now Mei has to grapple with the painful pangs of jealousy, and a creeping fear that she might be left alone yet again.
Say I love you. 14, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
It's been almost three years since Mei Tachibana and Yamato Kurosawa started dating. For their final summer vacation of high school, they make a return trip to the beach. But before they leave Mei gets an unexpected message from Ren.
Say I love you. 17, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
Mei is now in a vocational school to become a preschool teacher, and Yamato is in college with the aim of eventually becoming a professional photographer. But as they get more involved in their individual pursuits, they have fewer chances to see each other, putting a strain on their relationship. To make matters worse, an unsettling message about Yamato and Yamato's new female friend at his college have brought doubt into the future of Mei and Yamato's relationship. Meanwhile, Meg continues to struggle with her modeling career in Paris, but a shocking discovery forces her to make a big decision.
Say I love you. 9, Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley].
Megumi has beaten Mei in the School Idol Contest. And to the victor go the spoils: a date with Yamato. Mei says she's fine with it, but she's never been good at hiding her feelings, and her friends can tell she's concerned. But when Mei pays a visit to Yamato's older brother at his salon, she hears about the feelings he's been carrying all this time and learns something new about love.
Aho-Girl. 9, Hiroyuki; [translator, Karen McGillicuddy].
Pokomon Go fever is sweeping the nation! In these modern times, where even toddlers are glued to their phones, this is one trend that Yoshiko is definitely not missing out on. Wait, sorry, I'm getting an update. What's that? She doesn't even know how to open the app? That can't be right. Nobody's that stupid. (Editor's Note: The copywriter responsible for saying "nobody's that stupid" about Yoshiko has been fired.)
My hero academia. [Vol. 15], Fighting fate, Kohei Horikoshi; [translation & English adaptation, Caleb Cook].
A new and sinister enemy appears in the form of Chisaki Kai, the young leader of the Hassaikai yakuza gang. Looking to fill the power vacuum left by All For One, Chisaki makes contact with the League of Villains to gain possible support. When a chance run-in with a scared little girl brings Midoriya and his mentor Mirio face-to-face with Chisaki, none of them have any idea how much their lives are about to change.
Tiger's quest, Colleen Houck.
Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to push aside her feelings for Ren. But when her life is threatened, Kelsey is suddenly forced to return to India, where she forges an unexpected bond with Ren's tiger-brother, Kishan and embarks on a second, perilous quest that brings them one step closer to breaking the spell.
Star Wars: Thrawn, based on the novel by Timothy Zahn; writer, Jody Houser; artist, Luke Ross; color artist, Nolan Woodard; letterer, VC's Clayton Cowles; cover art, Paul Renaud.
Now, discover how Grand Admiral Thrawn became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. Meet young Lieutenant Thrawn, who graduated the Imperial Academy with the highest marks possible. He's been assigend his own personal assistant, Ensign Eli Vanto, and is ascending quickly; but that doesn't mean everyone in the Imperial Army wants him to succeed. And Thrawn isn't the Empire's only rising star, so is Arihnda Pryce. The two rivals' path's will cross; and tensions will run high, when they discover a dark secret within the Empire.
Dr. Stone. 1, Stone world, story, Riichiro Inagaki; art, Boichi; [translation, Caleb Cook].
One fateful day, all of humanity turned to stone. Many millennia later, Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim; until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!
Batman beyond. Vol. 1, Escaping the grave, Dan Jurgens, writer; Bernard Chang, Ryan Sook, Pete Woods, pencillers; Marcelo Maiolo [and three others], colorists; Travis Lanham, letterer.
Terry McGinnis takes on the Batman cowl amidst rumors that the original Joker has returned. An entire section of Gotham City has descended into the Jokerz' hands, creating a community of clown-worshiping crazies called Jokerztown! Rising from the chaos, Terminal unifies the gang of Jokerz and he's after the new Batman.
Batman beyond. Vol. 2, Rise of the demon, Dan Jurgens, Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala, writers; Bernard Chang, Siya Oum, Dexter Vines, artists; Marcelo Maiolo, Tony Avina, colorists; Travis Lanham, Dave Sharpe, letterers.
Emerging from the rubble of the cataclysm that nearly destroyed the Earth, Terry McGinnis has returned to Gotham City and reclaimed the mantle of the Bat. He's fended off some of his deadliest foes to do it. But he's about to face an unexpected enemy; an opponent more patient, and more powerful, than any he's ever known. When the League of Assassins launches an all-out assault on Gotham, Terry must travel to Tibet in his experimental Batsuit. There, he'll stop at nothing to rescue his captured mentor Bruce Wayne and take the fight to their leader; Ra's al Ghul himself. But when he finally gets his audience with the Demon's Head, he's in for the shock of a lifetime. Can Terry defeat this shadowy figure and free Bruce Wayne from his nemesis? Or will this all-out war, and the twisted technology of his biomechanical Batsuit, drive him into a darkness he can never escape?
Batman beyond. Vol.3, The long payback, Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, writers; Phil Hester, Bernard Chang, pencils; Ande Parks, Bernard Chang, inks; Michael Spicer, Marcelo Maiolo, colorists; Travis Lanham, letterers.
This nonstop, all-out action-packed volume pits Terry McGinnis, the original Batman Beyond, against a gauntlet of villains. While Gotham struggles to put society back in order, someone has taken over the city's defense system, turning it against its citizens! Unable to fly, Batman's forced to battle an array of old and new villains at ground level while unveiling a brand new Batsuit.
One giant leap, Heather Kaczynski.
When Cassandra Gupta was chosen to be the youngest member of a top-secret mission to the far reaches of the universe, she knew to expect the unexpected. But nothing could have prepared her for the catastrophic events that would occur once she left Earth. Cassie and the rest of the crew have found themselves in the middle of a conflict between two alien civilizations hell-bent on destroying each other and anyone else who gets in their way. What was supposed to be a reconnaissance mission soon becomes a fight for their lives. But Cassie knows that it isn't enough to simply survive. The war is coming to Earth, and only she has the information that can possibly stop the devastation it will bring. With humanity's fate in the balance, Cassie must decide who she can trust and who she's willing to sacrifice in order to complete her mission.
The stories of Edgar Allan Poe, [story adaptation by Stacy King; lettering, Jeannie Lee & W.T. Francis; art by Virginia-Nitouhei [and eight others].
The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: The Tell Tale Heart (a murder's haunting guilt), The Cask of Amontillado (a story of brilliant revenge), and The Fall of the House of Usher (an ancient house full of very dark secretes). Also included in this collection are The Mask of the Red Death (horrors of 'the Plague'), and the most famous of all his poems: The Raven (a lover's decline into madness). Best read in a dimly-lit room with the curtains drawn, Poe's brilliant works come to life in darkly thrilling ways in this Manga Classic adaptation.
Naruto 3-in-1. Volume 24, story and art by Masashi Kishimoto; translation, Mari Morimoto.
With the infinite Tsukuyomi finally activated, the ninja world is plunged into darkness. But worse still is that Kaguya has been resurrected. With Naruto and Sasuke working together, they have the power to seal her away for good. But just when it seems that the ninja world can find true peace, one more obstacle appears. With their differing ideals on the line, Naruto and Sasuke will determine the future of the world in this final flight.
Star Wars. Lost stars, 1, original story, Claudia Gray; art and adaptation, Yusaku Komiyama.
The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you're an aspiring young pilot. Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair's lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test. Will Thane and Ciena's relationship; or even they themselves, survive this galactic conflict?
Isabel, once known as Wasp, has become leader of the fearsome upstarts, the teen girl acolytes who are adjusting to a new way of life after the overthrow of the sadistic Catchkeep-priest. They live in an uneasy alliance with the town of Sweetwater – an alliance that will be tested to its limits by the dual threats of ruthless raiders from the Waste and a deadly force from the Before-time that awaits in long-hidden tunnels. Years ago Isabel befriended a nameless ghost, a supersoldier from the Before-time with incredible powers even after death, and their adventure together in the underworld gave her the strength and knowledge to change the brutal existence of the Catchkeep acolytes for the better. To save Sweetwater, Isabel will have to unlock the secrets of the twisted experimental program from centuries gone by that created the supersoldier and killed his friends: the Latchkey Project.
Me and me, Alice Kuipers.
In a canoe trip gone terribly wrong, the little girl that 17-year-old Lark babysits and the boy Lark is dating fall into the lake at the same moment. They are both drowning, and Lark can only save one of them in time. In this critical moment, Lark's world splits into two, and the rest of the novel takes us, in alternating sections, through the consequences of both choices. In one life, Lark and Alec are falling in love while Annabelle is hospitalized in a coma. In the other life, Annabelle is alive and well while Alec is at death's door. Lark's malfunctioning phone delivers messages from one life to the other, but it takes Lark a while to piece together what's going on. She needs to get back to the beginning, and complete a choice, to make her world whole again.
Yona of the dawn. 14, story & art by Mizuho Kusanagi; [English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Yona's travels take her to the Water Tribe's territory, which is said to be the most beautiful area in the Kingdom of Kohka. But despite this region's reputation, a drug known as 'nadai' has spread throughout the land. When one of Yona's friends becomes affected by nadai, how far will Yona go to help him?
The Terrifics. Vol. 1, Meet the Terrifics, pencillers, Ivan Reis [and three others]; writer, Jeff Lemire; inkers, Joe Prado [and 7 others]; colorists, Marcelo Maiolo, Nathan Fairbairn, Hi-Fi; letterer, Tom Napolitano.
When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man, and Phantom Girl find themselves bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: where in the universe is Tom Strong?
Black wings beating, Alex London.
The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer; while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe. Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he's long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother's future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.
Prodigy, Marie Lu.
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-old Day a famous criminal, and prodigy June the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Wildcard, Marie Lu.
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game; it's a way of life. And teenage hacker Emika Chen has found herself caught up in a conflict that could change the world. Warcross creator, Hideo Tanaka, wants to use to the game to control peoples' thoughts and feelings, effectively ending free will; Zero, a mysterious (and dangerous) hacker, wants to stop him. Now Emika must decide who she will fight for. The game is on.
Mushoku tensei: jobless reincarnation. 7, art by Fujikawa Yuka; story by Rifujin na Magonote; character design by Shirotaka; [translation, Jill Morita; adaptation, Cae Hawksmoor].
Rudeus has conquered the Demon Continent and traveled across half the world. Along the way, he's made friends and bested enemies. Now, finally, their long adventure is nearing an end. When Rudeus finds his father Paul, it has all the makings of a tender moment, so why does it turn into a father-son brawl? Is Rudy doomed to repeat all the mistakes of his past life?
Escaping from Houdini, Kerri Maniscalco.
1889. Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York on the opulent RMS Etruria. When young women begin to go missing, a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. As Audrey Rose and Thomas begin to piece together the gruesome investigation, the clues to the next victim point to someone she loves. Can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer's horrifying finale?
Saving Francesca, Melina Marchetta.
To be honest, Maggie Ann Martin.
After Savannah's sister goes off to college, her mom is constantly pressuring Savvy to be mindful of what she eats. As if senior year wasn't bad enough! Savvy's mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her own appearance on an extreme weight-loss show. Then Savvy meets George, the new kid at school, who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.
My monster secret: actually I am. 13, story and art by Eiji Masuda; [translation, Alethea and Athena Nibley; adapation, Rebecca Scoble].
Akane's candy obsession has finally caught up with her! It's time for a trip to the dentist, but that's the last place she wants to go. How far will the principal go to avoid her terrifying and toothy fate?
The summoner's handbook, Taran Matharu with illustrations by Nicholas Delort and David North.
A collection of writings partially or primarily authored or compiled by common summoner James Baker, including his journal of his time at Vocans and at the front, his Treatise on the Basics of Summoning, The Demonology Codex, The Essential List of Spells, and A History of Hominum. Along with a complete illustrated demonology, a guide to the basics of summoning and glorious artwork from the world of the Hominum Empire, you'll learn everything a Summoner should know, and more.
Flight of the fantail, Steph Matuku.
A bus full of high school students crashes in remote bush. Only a few of the teenagers survive. Their phones don't work, there's no food, and they've only got their wits to keep them alive. And as if that wasn't enough, there are the nosebleeds, pounding headaches and erratic behaviour to deal with, and no rescue team in sight. To make it out, they have to find out what's really going on and who is behind it all.
I, Claudia, Mary McCoy.
Claudia McCarthy never expected to be in charge of Imperial Day Academy, but is pulled into the tumultuous and high-profile world of the Senate and Honor Council. Suddenly, Claudia is wielding power over her fellow students that she never expected to have and isn't sure she wants. Claudia intends to use her power to help the school, but there are forces aligned against her: shocking scandals, tyrants waiting in the wings, and political dilemmas with no easy answers. She must struggle with the question: does power inevitably corrupt?
Blanca & Roja, Anna-Marie McLemore.
The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they're also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan. But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans' spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. The story of the ugly duckling was never about the cygnet discovering he is lovely. It is about the sudden understanding that you are something other than what you thought you were.
Natsume's book of friends. Volume 22, story and art by Yuki Midorikawa; [translation & adaptation, Lillian Olsen].
Natsume and his friends are visiting an old inn to see a yokai exhibition, but a sudden storm extends their visit into an overnight stay. All should be well, since the inn has a charmed door curtain that welcomes good spirits and keeps out evil. But tonight of all nights, they forget to put it out! Can Natsume and his friends protect the inn without endangering the friendly yokai?!
Wonder Woman: Earth one. 2, written by Grant Morrison; art and cover by Yanick Paquette; colors by Nathan Fairbairn; letters by Todd Klein.
For years, Diana of Paradise Island yearned to leave the only home she knew behind for adventures that laid beyond its shores. Now, after a fateful meeting with Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the Amazon Warrior finds herself in Man's World. And she is ready for anything that it may throw at her. But is the world ready for Wonder Woman? An American Government, fraught with dissession and conflicts foreign to Diana, have deemed her a danger to society. How will Wonder Woman carry out her mission of peace and love in a world that can't get out of its own way? That is, unless there are more insidious forces at play.
Queen's quality. 2, story & art by Kyousuke Motomi; [English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Fumi Nishioka lives with Kyutaro Horikito and his family of "Sweepers," people who specialize in cleaning the minds of those overcome by negative energy and harmful spirits. Fumi has always displayed mysterious abilities, but will those powers be used for evil when she begins to truly awaken as a Queen? In a bid to move forward, Kyutaro and Fumi share a sweet secret! Later, when they go to The Inside with Sendai to cleans Ms. Hayashi's Mind Vault, will they succeed in saving her? And what is Bug Handler Ataru plotting in order to turn Fumi into the Black Queen?
Queen's quality. 3, story & art by Kyousuke Motomi; [English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Fumi finds out that she has both a White Queen and a Black Queen inside of her, and she must train her mind and body in order to become the true Queen. Kyutaro vows to protect Fumi, but will he be able to do anything when other gatekeepers go after her power?
Queen's quality. 4, story & art by Kyousuke Motomi; [English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Bug handler Ataru offers Kyutaro a deal; he'll reveal everything about Fumi's past if Kyutaro will do what he asks in exchange. Although Kyutaro knows this must be a trap, he goes to see Ataru. What devastating effect will Ataru's evil plot have on Kyutaro and Fumi?
Queen's quality. 5, story & art by Kyousuke Motomi; [English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Fumi and Kyutaro delve into the depths of bug handler Ataru's mind and try to save him, but Fumi has been given the tough task of killing the Black Queen within her! As Fumi discovers the truth about the Black Queen and gains new power, what price will she pay in return?
Aoharu x machinegun. 13, Naoe; [translation, Leighann Harvey].
Star White, five-time champions of the TGC, hit the battlefield for their first match! Even though the odds heavily favour the enemy, Midori attempts to turn the tables by showing off his unbelievable skills! Meanwhile, as ToyGun Gun's second match approaches, Midori's and Mattsun's reliance on their old guns eats at Yukimura, who fears the two might go back to being a team like they once were. And his fears, unfounded or otherwise, spell disaster for ToyGun Gun.
The key to Flambards, Linda Newbery.
Grace Russell, at fourteen, has already had to adjust to a devastating accident from which she'll never recover. Now she and her newly-single mother are leaving their suburban home for Flambards house, out in the Essex countryside. The house has a long history, and Grace's mother is to work there for the summer - an exciting new opportunity. But, for Grace, everything feels wrong. She's doesn't want yet another change. However, in spite of herself, she find herself becoming involved with two boys: Jamie, who leads her down a path of thrilling freedom, and the deeply troubled Marcus, who is dealing with his difficult, potentially violent father. Over time, Grace discovers her own links to the house and landscape she has just arrived in, and in turn, her own place in the world.
Crown of thunder, Tochi Onyebuchi.
Taj is headed west, but the consequences of leaving Kos behind confront him at every turn. Innocent civilians flee to refugee camps as Karima's dark magic continues to descend on the city. Taj must return, but first he needs a plan. With Arzu's help, Taj and Aliya make it to the village of her ancestors, home of the tastahlik; sin-eaters with Taj's same ability to both battle and call forth sins. As Taj comes to terms with his new magic, he realizes there are two very different groups of tastahlik; one using their powers for good, the other for more selfish ends.
Eldest, Christopher Paolini.
After successfully evading an Urgal's ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.
Eragon, Christopher Paolini.
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Take flight, J. L. Pawley.
The Flight is recovering in a remote mountain hideaway. They think they're safe, but they couldn't be more wrong. When Evolutionary Corp mercenaries in helicopters hunt them down, only Condor and Kestrel manage to escape. With nowhere else to turn and desperate for help to save their friends, the two flee across the country to the jubilant Angelists. Meanwhile, a nightmare unfolds for the imprisoned teenage Icari. A shocking bond is revealed which changes everything. Pushed to the limits of endurance, somehow they must survive the most dangerous place they can imagine.
The realms of the gods, Tamora Pierce.
While in the mystical realms of the gods along with Numair, Daine learns the secrets of her past and the implications for her future as she and Numair are compelled to return to the mortal world of Tortall to help fight against the immortals.
Trickster's choice, Tamora Pierce.
Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.
Trickster's queen, Tamora Pierce.
Aly fails to foresee the dangers that await as she uses her magic to safeguard Dova and her younger siblings, despite knowing that her thirteen-year-old charge might be queen of the Copper Isles when the colonial rulers are defeated.
Give the dark my love, Beth Revis.
Nedra Brysstain left the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. She's a scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island's wealthiest and most powerful families. Greggori "Grey" Astor is taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra. She is deeply invested in her studies because a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it's making its way toward the cities. Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague. When she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.
A map of days: the fourth novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children, Ransom Riggs.
Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery of a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. Clues to Abe's double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited; truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine's time loop.
You are the everything, Karen Rivers.
When sixteen-year-old Elyse Schmidt and her crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, she believes that everything is perfect and their love story is meant to be, but she finds that fate is not always what you expect it to be.
Jack of hearts (and other parts), L.C. Rosen.
New York. Rumors have always swirled about Jack's unapologetically queer sex life. Jack has a lot of sex and he's not ashamed of it. While he's sometimes ostracized, and gossip constantly rages about his sex life, Jack always believes that "it could be worse." When Jack starts writing a teen sex advice column for an online site, he begins to receive creepy and threatening love letters that attempt to force Jack to curb his sexuality and personality. Now it's up to Jack an his best friends to uncover the stalker, before their love becomes dangerous.
Colour me in, Lydia Ruffles.
Nineteen-year-old actor Arlo likes nothing more than howling across the skyline with best friend Luke from the roof of their apartment. But when something irreparable happens and familiar black weeds start to crawl inside him, Arlo flees to the other side of the world, taking only a sketchbook full of maps. With its steaming soup and neon lights, this new place is both comforting and isolating. There, Arlo meets fellow traveller Mizuki. Something about her feels more like home than he's felt in a while. But what is Mizuki searching for?
Emma, Jane Austen; [art by Po Tse; story adaption by Crystal S. Chan; English dialogue adapted by Stacy King; lettering, Morpheus Studios; lettering assist, Long Vo].
Manga Classics: Emma brings Jane Austen's classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful, new manga adaptation. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humour and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of manga-ka Po Tse (Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice).
Romeo and Juliet, [William Shakespeare; art by Julien Choy; story adaptation by Crystal S. Chan; lettering, Akanovas and Jeannie Lee].
Romeo and Juliet is the classic tragedy of western literature. Created by William Shakespeare, it is tale of two very young lovers from Verona, Italy who defy the wishes of their feuding families, get married then, and tragically, end their own lives in the name of love. It is their deaths that ultimately help the rival families of the Capulet's and Montague's find reconciliation. Manga Classics brings an incredible new reading experience with this adaptation of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed plays: Romeo and Juliet.
The adventures of Tom Sawyer, [Mark Twain; art by Kuma Chan; story adaptation by Crystal S. Chan; lettering, Jeannie Lee and Daria Rhodes].
The classic story of a boy who makes his own rules and the small Missouri town where he and his friends experience the adventures of a lifetime. Filled with schoolyard pranks, buried treasures, spooky caves, secret gangs, and grave robbers, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is entertainment of the highest order. The clever schemes of its eponymous hero; from tricking his friends into completing his chores to sneaking into his own funeral, are the stuff of legend, and the cast of characters, including Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, and the Widow Douglas, is one of the most recognizable in American literature. A tale of friendship, fun, and intrigue that celebrates the rural life Mark Twain knew as a boy growing up on the Mississippi River, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer mixes good-natured humour with thoughtful consideration of serious issues such as race, religion, and the strictures of adult life. Amusing and insightful for readers of all ages, it is one of the most enduring novels in American literature.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas; [art by Nokman Poon; story adaptation by Crystal S. Chan; lettering by Morpheus Studios; lettering assist by Jeannie Lee].
On the very day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, a young merchant sailor named Edmond Dantès is falsely imprisoned for life, laying to waste his plans of marriage and hard-earned fortune. Following several long years in prison he has managed to escape and reinvent himself as the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo. It is the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Count has been plotting his revenge on the three men who had him falsely imprisoned. With a new identity, an incredible education abroad and a vast fortune, he has returned completely unrecognizable to those who had committed their crimes against him.
The scarlet letter, Nathaniel Hawthorn; [art by SunNeko Lee; story adaption by Crystal S. Chan; English dialogue adapted by Stacy King; lettering by Morpheus Studios; lettering assist by W.T. Francis].
A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee which will give old and new readers alike a fresh insight into the Nathaniel Hawthorne's tragic saga of Puritan America.
The opposite of innocent, Sonya Sones.
Luke has been away for two endless years, but he's finally returning today. Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, she feels transformed. She can't wait to see how Luke will react when he sees the new her. And when her mother tells her that Luke will be staying with them for a while, in the bedroom right next to hers, her heart nearly stops. Having Luke back is better than Lily could have ever dreamed. His lingering looks set Lily on fire. Is she just imagining them? But then, when they're alone, he kisses her. Then he kisses her again. Lily's friends think anyone his age who wants to be with a fourteen-year-old must be really messed up. Maybe even dangerous. But Luke would never do anything to hurt her, would he? A novel in verse follows the experiences of fourteen-year-old Lilly, as an innocent flirtation turns into sexual abuse by a friend of her parents and she is tormented by her abuser's threat to ruin her family and her own desperate need for help.
Star Wars. Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. [3], The burning seas, [writers, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig; pencilers, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Leonard Kirk; inkers, Danielle Orlandini, Walden Wong & Scott Hanna ; colorists, David Curiel, Java Tartaglia, with Guru-EFX, Nolan Woodard; letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna].
As the Empire's grip tightens on the galaxy, the stirrings of a rebellion begin in the Mon Cala system. The fearsome Darth Vader knows that order must be maintained at all costs, and this time the job of snuffing out hope falls to Vader, his Inquisitors, and Wilhuff Tarkin! To bring Mon Cala to heel means finding the surviving Jedi that foment this unrest. No tolerance for rebellion can be afforded, but how far will Vader go to complete his mission? When the Dark Lord of the Sith and his Inquistors finally track down their targets, a resistance will crumble and the seas will weep. And when the time comes for Tarkin to repay a long-standing debt to Vader, settling what is owed will require every last bit of his cunning, and will cost more than he ever imagined! Plus: Vader intends for the Empire to hold no secrets for him, or from him. Which means it's time in investigate the massive battle station being built on Geonosis.
Skylark, Meagan Spooner.
Lark Ainsley has yearned to become an adult by having her magical energy harvested, but when she is finally chosen a special talent is revealed and, rather than become a human battery powering the dome that protects humanity, she escapes hoping to find the Iron Wood, a wilderness rumored to be inhabited by others like herself.
The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater.
Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.
Muse of Nightmares, Laini Taylor.
Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old. She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise. She was wrong. In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice; save the woman he loves, or everyone else?, while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the Muse of Nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of. As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with the thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?
Last pick. [1], Jason Walz; color by Jon Proctor.
Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old, or too "disabled" to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens' harsh authoritarian rule, humanity's rejects do their best to survive. Their captors never considered them a threat; until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It's time for the kids last picked to step into the game.
The light between worlds, Laura E. Weymouth.
Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter and were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge. When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed, except themselves. Overcome with longing, Ev is desperate to return no matter what it takes. Philippa is determined to find a place in this world, and moves to America to escape the memory of what was. When Evelyn goes missing, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.
The Flash. Vol. 7, Perfect storm, Joshua Williamson, writer; Carmine Di Giandomenico [and three others], artists; Ivan Plascencia, Luis Guerrero, Hi-Fi, colorists; Steve Wands, letterer; Carmine Di Giandomenico and Ivan Plascencia, collection cover artists.
If Gorilla Grodd's shocking attack on Central City wasn't enough, the reason why, and how it connects to everything The Flash has faced since the Speed Force Storm, will rock our hero to his core and change everything he thought he knew! Gorilla Grodd is after Central City's Speed Force but the one thing Barry Allen can't outrun is the truth, and his nemesis knows a terrible secret about the Fastest Man Alive. As Barry battles Grodd, he loses what he prizes most in the world and must call in an Wally West to protect Central City while he sets out to get it back. But with a new Flash protecting his city, will Barry be willing to cross lines he never crossed before?
The curse of the wendigo, William James Henry; edited by Rick Yancey.
The final descent, William James Henry; edited by Rick Yancey.
When Dr. Warthrop begins to doubt fourteen-year-old Will Henry's loyalty, he sets him against one of the most horrific creatures in the Monstrumarium unaware that Will's life and his own fate will lie in the balance.
The isle of blood, William James Henry; edited by Rick Yancey.
Will Henry is an orphan, and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. Working by the doctor's side, Will must help fight back against creatures from the darkest myths and legends in human history to protect the people of the world.
Imagine us happy, Jennifer Yu.
Stella lives with depression. Her goals for junior year are pretty much limited to surviving her classes, staying out of her parents' constant fights and staving off unwanted feelings enough to hang out with her friends Lin and Katie. Then she meets Kevin, a quiet, wry senior who understands Stella and the lows she's going through like no one else. With him she feels hopeful for the first time since ever. As she lets her grades go and her friendships slide, she begins to see just how deep Kevin's own scars go. With her life spinning out of control, Stella has to figure out what she truly needs, what's worth saving, and what to let go.
Pride, Ibi Zoboi.
Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can't stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick's changing landscape, or lose it all. In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.
The seven torments of Amy and Craig: a love story, Don Zolidis.
The worst thing that's ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should've gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student-body president of their high school. Yet somehow they did; until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Then dumped him again. Then got back together with him again. Over and over and over. Unfolding during their senior year, Amy and Craig's exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain, and laughter as an uncertain future, and adult responsibility, loom on the horizon. Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy's quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig's girlfriend, and sometimes doesn't.


England: poems from a school, Kate Clanchy.
Oxford Spires Academy is a small comprehensive school with 30 languages and one special focus: poetry. In the last five years, its students have won every prize going. They have been celebrated in The Guardian ('The Very Quiet Foreign Girls Poetry Group'), and the subject of a Radio 3 documentary.In this unique anthology, their mentor and teacher prize-winning poet Kate Clanchy brings their poems together, and allowing readers to see why their work has caused such a stir. By turns raw and direct, funny and powerful, lyrical and heartbreaking, they document the pain of migration and the exhilaration of building a new land, an England of a thousand voices. This poetry is easy to read and hard to forget, as fresh, bright and present as the young migrants who produced it.
Feminists don't wear pink and other lies: amazing women on what the F-word means to them, curated by Scarlett Curtis.
A collection of writing from extraordinary women, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism, this book explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view. Often funny, sometimes surprising, and always inspiring, this book aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag and the scholarly text by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about feminism.
Percy: a story of 1918, Peter Doyle; illustrations by Tim Godden.
One day, a small bundle of letters was found in a flea market. Kept together for one hundred years, these few letters tell of one teenage boy, Percy, and his girl, Kitty. This is a story of 1918, and of young people caught up in war, and of the war itself. It is a true story. Percy Edwards was conscripted into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1918. Trained at Sniggery Camp near Liverpool, he was sent to the front, aged just 18. Percy's letters were few and his words sparse and immature, but they are very powerful. Tragically, he was to die of his wounds three weeks after his arrival. Percy: A Story of 1918 is a unique book. Built around the words of a Young man from Wales, its narrative is constructed from surviving documents, war diaries, accounts of battle, and newspapers. It is an accurate picture of the war of 1918, a true story of one soldier representing the bigger picture. Written by historian Peter Doyle in prose that is accessible to young readers, it is illustrated by Tim Godden, renowned illustrator of the war. What Percy brings is an authentic testimony of the final year of the Great war, through the eyes of one young man. Percy's story is typical of the last year of the war, when the British Army fielded a conscript army of 18 year olds. It was this army that would go on to win the war. It is also a story of the contribution of Wales to the Great War.
Financial capability: managing your money: a learning workbook, John Duston.
This new workbook brings together everything students in Year 9 and 10 need to know about money: understand how income, budgets, savings, debt and interest work, and learn how to manage your money safely. Working through the exercises and examples, students will gain a solid foundation from which they can investigate further and make good decisions in their financial journey.
Sex plus: learning, loving, and enjoying your body, Laci Green.
Green shares nonjudgmental advice for teens about sex and sexuality. She covers topics ranging from sexual empowerment and content, to LGBT challenges and pregnancy prevention. In addition to her own knowledge and honest advice, Green shares information vetted by a range of medical experts. By helping readers take control of their sex life, she helps them will be more in control of their lives and their relationships.
Assume the worst: the graduation speech you'll never hear, Carl Hiaasen; illustrated by Roz Chast.
Hiaasen presents "The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear," telling graduates (or new job-holders, or brides-and-grooms, or newly-released ex-convicts) the truth: you need to disregard the lame platitudes, keep disillusionment at bay, and assume that bad things will happen in life. Yes, life is a shit storm. No, you're not all doomed. And you might even survive with a sense of humour intact.
Surviving the angel of death: the true story of a Mengele twin in Auschwitz, Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri.
Eva Mozes Kor was 10 years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Mengele's twins were granted the privileges of keeping their own clothes and hair, but they were also subjected to sadistic medical experiments and forced to fight daily for their own survival, as most of the twins died as a result of the experiements or from the disease and hunger pervasive in the camp. In a narrative told with emotion and restraint, readers will learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. The book also includes an epilogue on Eva's recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working toward goals of forgiveness, peace, and the elimination of hatred and prejudice in the world.
Hey, kiddo, Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery; Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents; two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.
Year 10 mathematics and statistics: study guide, Chris MacLaren, Tom Sidebotham.
Covers material from Levels 4, 5 and 6 of the New Zealand Curriculum. The central focus of the study guide is Level 5.
Dyslexia next steps for teens: everything you need to know about college, university and the workplace, Ann-Marie McNicholas; foreword by Amelia Roberts; illustrated by Tracey Swift.
This book addresses the most common questions and concerns of teenagers with dyslexia who are preparing for further education or training. Targeted at 14-17 year olds, this engaging and informative guide empowers young people to make informed decisions about the next stage of their education, and helps them plan for a smooth transition to college, university or the workplace. This book ensures that teenagers with dyslexia are aware of their rights and entitlements and offers a short, accessible overview to the support available, from special exam arrangements to free e-textbooks and assistive technology. Readers are encouraged to ask for support and to develop their own strategies for independent learning, enabling them to better engage with their education and reduce the anxiety of taking this next step. This is a must-read pocket guide for teenagers with dyslexia, and will also be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, SENCOs and career advisors.
Trans teen survival guide, Owl and Fox Fisher with illustrations by Fox Fisher.
Frank, friendly, and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will inform, empower, and arm you with all the tips, confidence, and practical advice needed to navigate life as a trans teen. Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it's like to go through cross-hormonal therapy, or how to put on a packer? Trans youth activists Owl and Fox have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to know. With a focus on self-care, expression, and being proud of your unique identity, the guide is packed full of invaluable advice from people who understand the realities and complexities of growing up trans. Having been there, done that, Owl and Fox are able to honestly chart the course of life as a trans teen, from potentially life-saving advice on dealing with dysphoria or depression, to hilarious real-life awkward trans stories.
Movie-making news: the stories behind the magic: exclusive interviews, filmmaking facts, previously untold tales, Jody Revenson.
Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films,Movie- Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn't possible to reveal until now, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalise readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a colour 'Late Edition' that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina & Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Dare to disappoint: growing up in Turkey, Ízge Samanc?
As a child in Izmir, Turkey in the 1980 and 90s, Ozge Samanci watched as her country struggled between its traditional religious heritage and the new secular westernized world of brand-name products and television stars. In Ozge's own family, she struggled to figure out the place where she belonged, too. Her older sister was a perfect student, and her dad hoped Ozge would study hard, go to good schools, and become an engineer to find stability in their country's uncertain economic climate. But Ozge was a dreamer and wanted adventure. Could she be a scuba diver like Jacques Costeau? Or should she become a world-famous actress? This touching memoir shows how Ozge dared to overcome both her family and her country's expectations to find happiness by being an artist.