Vandermeer, Ann and Jeff. (ed) Steampunk. YA/ STEAMPUNK
Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories. Steampunk originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles. The elegant allure of this popular new genre is represented in this rich collection by distinctively talented authors, including Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, James Blaylock, Michael Moorcock, and Joe R. Lansdale.
Kennedy, James. The Order of Odd-Fish. YA/ KENNEDY
Thirteen-year-old Jo suddenly finds her humdrum life turned upside down when Colonel Anatoly Kordakov shows up at her aunt's party and announces he has come to protect her.
Caletti, Deb. The Six Rules of Maybe. YA/ CALETTI
Scarlet, an introverted high school junior surrounded by outcasts who find her a good listener, learns to break old patterns and reach for hope when her pregnant sister moves home with her new husband, with whom Scarlet feels an instant connection.
Scalora, Suza. Evidence of Angels. YA/ SCALORA
After the death of her beloved, a woman is plagued by questions, but as she opens her eyes to the beauty of the world around her, she begins to see that angels are everywhere.
Scott, Elizabeth. The Unwritten Rule. YA/ SCOTT
Petite and young-looking, seventeen-year-old Sarah has been best friends with the glamorous and seductive Brianna forever, but when she starts liking Brianna's boyfriend, their friendship becomes precarious.
Barron, T.A. Merlin’s Dragon. YA/ BARRON
Basil, a small, flying lizard who is searching for others like himself, discovers that there is more to him than he knows, as he becomes engaged in Avalon's great war between the evil Rhita Gawr and the forces of good.
Barron, T.A. Doomraga’s Revenge. YA/ BARRON
The dragon Basil, now grown mighty in strength, size, and courage, addresses and seeks the cause of a new series of crises that threaten the stability of Avalon, while his friend Merlin is distracted by problems with his son, Krystallus.
Bradley, Alex. 24 Girls in 7 Days. YA/ BRADLEY
Jack Grammar, average American senior, has no date to the prom. Or so he thinks. Percy and Natalie, Jack's so-called best friends, post an ad in the classified section of the online version of the school newspaper. They figure it couldn't hurt. After all, there's not much in this world sadder than Jack's love life. Soon Percy and Natalie have assembled a list of girls eager to go to the prom with Jack, including one mysterious girl known only as FancyPants. He has just seven days to meet and date them before he will ask one special girl to the prom.
Friesen, Jonathan. Jerk, California. YA/ FRIESEN
Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.
Gray, Claudia. Hourglass. YA/ GRAY
Star-crossed lovers Lucas and Bianca are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross vampire hunters but also by the powerful vampires of Evernight, when Bianca learns that her destiny is tied to that of the wraiths.
Gray, Keith. Ostrich Boys. YA/ GRAY
After their best friend Ross dies, English teenagers Blake, Kenny, and Sim plan a proper memorial by taking his ashes to Ross, Scotland, an adventure-filled journey that tests their loyalty to each other and forces them to question what friendship means.
Haines, Lise. Girl in the Arena. YA/ HAINES
In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.
Lynch, Janet Nichols. Messed Up. YA/ LYNCH
Fifteen-year-old RD is repeating the eighth grade, planning to have an easy year, but after his grandmother walks out her boyfriend is no longer able to care for him, which leaves RD to fend for himself while avoiding being caught.
MacCullough, Carolyn. Once a Witch. YA/ MacCULLO
Born into a family of witches, seventeen-year-old Tamsin is raised believing that she alone lacks a magical "Talent," but when her beautiful and powerful sister is taken by an age-old rival of the family in an attempt to change the balance of power, Tamsin discovers her true destiny.
Nix, Garth. Lord Sunday. The Keys to the Kingdom. YA/ NIX
As Arthur Penhaligon seeks to find the seventh key, complete his quest to save the Kingdom to which he is heir, and learn his true identity, he discovers that he has a greater purpose than he could have imagined.
Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall. YA/ OLIVER
After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.
Pignat, Caroline. Greener Grass. YA/ PIGNAT
Finding their life becoming more difficult everyday, the Byrne family is forced to leave their homeland to escape the Great Famine.
Rock, Peter. My Abandonment. YA/ ROCK
Living with her father in an enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon, thirteen-year-old Caroline only merges with the civilized world once a week, when they venture into the city to buy groceries and attend church, but an encounter with a backcountry jogger derails their entire existence.
Shusterman, Neal. Downsiders. YA/ SHUSTERM
When fourteen-year-old Lindsay meets Talon and discovers the Downsiders world which had evolved from the subway built in New York in 1867 by Alfred Ely Beach, she and her new friend experience the clash of their two cultures.
Skovron, Jon. Struts and Frets. YA/ SKOVRON
Sammy wants to be a musician, as was his grandfather, but while the band he is in is self-destructing, Sammy is too distracted by his grandfather's decline and confused feelings about his best friend to fix it--and his mother stays too busy to help.
Strasser, Todd. Wish You Were Dead. YA/ STRASSER
Madison, a senior at a suburban New York high school, tries to uncover who is responsible for the disappearance of her friends, popular students mentioned in the posts of an anonymous blogger, while she, herself, is being stalked online and in-person.