Cart, Orson Scott. Shadow Puppets. YA/ CAR
Ender Wiggin's story continues...
Cast, P.C. and Cast, Kristin. Hunted. A House of Night Novel. YA/ CAS
With ancient evil loose in the world, Zoey's entire existence is on shaky ground and so when a seductive force makes its presence known to her, she must find the strength to reveal the truth or risk losing everything that matters--including her very own soul.
Clare, Cassandra. City of Glass. The Mortal Instruments. YA/ CLA
Still pursuing a cure for her mother's enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into Idris, the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass, where with the help of a newfound friend, Sebastian, she uncovers important truths about her family's past that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear.
Headley, Justina Chen. North of Beautiful. YA/ HEA
It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper. She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsome, but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?
Black, Kat. The Book of Tormod. A Templar’s Apprentice. YA/ BLA
Scotland. 1307. Thirteen-year-old Tormod MacLeod is different. He knows things before they happen. Even his own brother treats him differently, and all Tormod can do is bide his time until he's old enough to leave the village and make something of himself. His chance comes sooner than expected when a Templar knight asks him to deliver a secret message. But Tormod's efforts end up endangering both their lives. What follows is a desperate journey to escape the army of King Philippe le Bel of France. If he is to survive, Tormod must learn to harness the powers within.
Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. YA/ CAS
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Cowan, Jennifer. Earthgirl. YA/ COW
After a minivan driver throws "the debris of her McFatty meal" at Sabine Solomon and their ensuing confrontation is captured on YouTube, the Toronto 16-year-old Gap employee and pseudo-Prada shopper with her "grrlz" joins the eco-evolution. While her friends and parents are more annoyed than enlightened by her transformation, Sabine finds support in self-named Vray (a variant of "truth" in French), a charming musician and eco-warrior. New to activism, love and sex, she finds that all can be rewarding, misunderstood and complicated. And when asked to cross an uncomfortable line in the name of saving the planet,.
Walsh, Marissa. Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? Stories about loving and loathing your body. YA/ DOE
Eight powerful short stories and six moving personal essays sound off on body image, self-esteem, diets, eating disorders, fashion magazines, and more, written by some of the most popular teen writers today, including Carolyn Mackler, Daniel Pinkwater, Megan McCafferty, Eireann Corrigan, and others.
Gilman, David. Devil’s Breath. YA/ GIL
When fifteen-year-old Max Gordon's environmentalist-adventurer father goes missing while working in Namibia and Max becomes the target of a would-be assassin at his school in England, he decides he must follow his father to Africa and find him before they both are killed.
Gresh, Lois H. The Twilight Companion. The Unauthorized Guide to the Series. YA/ GRE
Analyzes the main characters, themes, mythology, imaginary creatures, and lore depicted in the vampire series "Twilight" written by Stephenie Meyer.
Hill, Stuart. Last Battle of the Icemark. Book 3 of the Icemark Chronicles. YA/ HIL
Queen Thirrin's tiny kingdom of Icemark has enjoyed peace since the banishment of her murderous daughter Medea, but when Medea allies herself with the King of Darkness and his terrifying Ice Demons, the queen must respond to the threat of war.
Horowitz, Anthony. Necropolis. Book 4 The Gatekeeper's Series. YA/ HOR
To stop the evil corporation Nightrise from unleashing its devastating power around the globe, fifteen-year-old Matt and three other Gatekeepers travel to Hong Kong to find Scarlet, the final Gatekeeper, whose fate is inextricably joined to their own.
MacLean, Sarah. The Season. YA/ MAC
Showing no interest in the sumptuous balls, lavish dinner parties, and country weekends enjoyed by the rest of early nineteenth-century London society, seventeen-year-old Lady Alexandra Stafford seeks adventure as she investigates the puzzling murder of the Earl of Blackmoor, father of devilishly handsome Gavin.
Moody, David. Hater. YA/ MOO
When ordinary people throughout the world suddenly transform into violent killers, one man struggles to retain normalcy and recognize who is trustworthy in a society escalating out of control.
Myers, Walter Dean. Amiri & Odette. A love story. YA/ MYE
Presents a modern, urban retelling in verse of the ballet in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects.
Spillebeen, Geert. Kipling’s Choice. YA/ SPI
In 1915, mortally wounded in Loos, France, eighteen-year-old John Kipling, son of writer Rudyard Kipling, remembers his boyhood and the events leading to what is to be his first and last World War I battle.
Stiefvater, Maggie. Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception. YA/ STI
On the day of an important music competition, talented but painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers of the faerie world.
Strasser, Todd. If I Grow Up. YA/ STR
Growing up in the inner-city projects, DeShawn is reluctantly forced into the gang world by circumstances beyond his control. Strasser loads the book with startling true statistics, and the final pages are both hopeful and heartbreaking.
Venkatraman, Padma. Climbing the Stairs. YA/ VEN
In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. Jumped. YA/ WIL
The lives of Leticia, Dominique, and Trina are irrevocably intertwined through the course of one day in an urban high school after Leticia overhears Dominique's plans to beat up Trina and must decide whether or not to get involved.
Henderson, Lauren. Kisses and Lies. YA/ HEN
Orphaned British teenager Scarlett Wakefield postpones her romance with the handsome son of the school groundskeeper in order to travel to Scotland with her American sidekick, Taylor, in search of clues to the murder of a boy who dropped dead after kissing Scarlett.
Mlynowski, Sarah. Fishbowl. YA/ MLY
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. YA/ AND
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
Smith, L.J. The Vampire Diaries The Return: Nightfall. YA/ SMI
The beautiful Elena Gilbert returns from the afterlife with superhuman powers while continuing to struggle with her feelings for Stefan and Damon Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who are torn apart by their love for her.