Christopher, Lucy. Stolen. YA/ CHRISTOP
Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.
Berk, Josh. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin. YA/ BERK
When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class.
Deniro, Alan. Total Oblivion, More or Less. YA/ DENIRO
Publisher Summary 1 The award-nominated author of Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead presents the story of 16-year-old Macy, whose quiet life in Minnesota is turned upside-down by a series of seemingly impossible phenomena, from wasp-borne plagues to talking dogs.
Dunlap, Susanne. Anastasia’s Secret. YA/ DUNLAP
As world war and the looming Russian Revolution threaten all they hold dear, Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, and her family are being held in captivity, where she falls in love with one of their captors, a young man who has espoused the ideals of Lenin.
Edmond, Stephen. Happyface. YA/ EDMOND
Reinventing himself as a happy-go-lucky kid when he moves to a new town, a self-deprecating teen records his haphazard experiences of trying to make friends while shedding his comic-book-loving, computer-game-playing ways. By the creator of the Emo Boy comic book series.
Healey, Karen. Guardian of the Dead. YA/ HEALEY
Eighteen-year-old New Zealand boarding school student Ellie Spencer must use her rusty tae kwon do skills and new-found magic to try to stop a fairy-like race of creatures from Maori myth and legend that is plotting to kill millions of humans in order to regain their lost immortality.
Hoffman, Alice. Green Witch. YA/ HOFFMAN
A year after her world was nearly destroyed, sixteen-year-old Green has become the one villagers turn to for aid, especially to record their stories, but Green will need the help of other women who, like herself, are believed to be witches if she is to find her best friend and her one true love.
McBride, Regina. The Fire Opal. YA/ McBRIDE
While invading English soldiers do battle in sixteenth-century Ireland, Maeve grows up with a mystical connection to a queen who, centuries before, faced enemies of her own.
Nadol, Jen. The Mark. YA/ NADOL
While in Kansas living with an aunt she never knew existed and taking a course in philosophy, sixteen-year-old Cass struggles to learn what, if anything, she should do with her ability to see people marked to die within a day's time.
Noel, Alyson. Evermore. The Immortals. YA/ NOEL
Since the car accident that claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras and hear people's thoughts, and she goes out of her way to hide from other people until she meets Damen, another psychic teenager who is hiding even more mysteries.
Noel, Alyson. Blue Moon. The Immortals. YA/ NOEL
Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way, but just as her powers are increasing, his are in decline, and as she searches for a way to save him, she finds herself with a wrenching choice to make.
Nomura, Mizuki. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime. YA/ NOMURA
While attending their book club meetings, Japanese high schoolers, Konoha and Tohko, who is actually a literature-eating goblin in disguise, uncover a mystery surrounding the death of a former student.
Potter, Ryan. Exit Strategy. YA/ POTTER
Seventeen-year-old Zach, his best friend (and state wrestling champion) Tank, and Tank's twin sister Sarah, an Ivy League-bound scholar, are desperate to leave their depressing hometown of Blaine, Michigan, after next year's graduation, but plans go awry when Zach uncovers a steroid scandal and falls in love with Sarah.
Schraff, Anne. A Boy Called Twister. YA/ SCHRAFF
After his beloved mother dies, Kevin, 16, moves from Texas to his grandparents' home in California. He quickly settles in and makes new friends, begins a romance, stars on the track team, and confronts the school bully, Marco. Throughout it all, though, he keeps the secret that his dad was sent to prison for second-degree murder and died in a prison riot when Kevin was 6. And he is haunted by his memory of a fight in Texas, during which he became so enraged that he almost choked a bully to death. Is he like his dad?
Teller, Janne. Nothing. A Novel. YA/ TELLER
In a translation of an award-winning Danish novel, despairing seventh grader Pierre-Anthon situates himself in a tree after concluding that life is meaningless, a situation that compels his classmates to prove life's worth by sacrificing increasingly personal objects at the base of the tree.
Verday, Jessica. The Hollow. YA/ VERDAY
High-school junior Abbey struggles with the loss of her best friend Kristen, who vanished on a legendary bridge, but her grief is eased by Caspian, an attractive and mysterious stranger she meets in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery.
Muchamore, Robert. Brigands M.C. YA/ MUCHAMOR
In the eleventh title in the CHERUB series, James discovers a love for high-speed motorcycle riding .