|Young Adult Fiction
Alienation : a C.H.A.O.S. novel
Lewis, Jon S.
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2012, c2011.
Sixteen-year-old Colt McAllister, now in training at the secret Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural academy, joins in the battle against alien forces and discovers startling truths about himself, his friendship with Oz, and why he is being singled out from his fellow recruits.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., c2012.
"Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she's the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous - not to mention unwelcome - attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes, she even catches the eye of the most popular guy at school. And that's when life gets really interesting..."--Goodreads.com.
Buried : a Goth girl mystery
Singleton, Linda Joy.
Woodbury, MN : Flux, c2012.
Goth girl Thorn and her family move to Nevada where Thorn meets a mysterious masked young man and follows psychic vibrations from a locket to a shocking, long-buried secret.
Close to famous
New York : Puffin, 2012, c2011.
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.
Boston, MA : Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.
When 16-year-old Lex Bartleby's anger management issues and violent impulses land her in one fight too many, she is sent to live with her uncle Mort in the Adirondacks for the summer, in the hopes that a few months of dirty farm work will straighten her out. Instead, upon arriving in the tiny town of Croak, Lex discovers that she, like the tattooed and motorcycle-riding Mort, is a Grim Reaper, responsible for drawing out the souls of the recently deceased to facilitate their passing on to the afterlife. Initially dubious, she soon discovers a natural talent for the work. Lex and her new partner, Driggs, stumble across bodies with no known cause of death, sparking an investigation into one of the greatest, dirtiest secrets of the Grim organization.
New York : New American Library, c2012.
When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black -- and falling in love -- could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions. Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can't help but wonder whether Haden's control is slipping and how much longer she'll have a grip on her own.
The financial campaign
Yuen, Samuel R.
New York : His Kids Enterprises, 2011.
Trying to ensure that their generation gets the opportunity to learn how to use their money wisely, avoid credit card debt and learn the art of being content, the Defenders race to take on a rescue mission.
New York : Bloomsbury Pub., c2012.
In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
Kiss of frost : a Mythos Academy novel
New York : K Teen Books, c2011.
Now in her second year as a warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, Gwen Frost learns that one of her fellow students is secretly a Reaper who wants her dead.
Kessler, Jackie Morse.
Boston : Graphia, c2012.
A lifetime of being bullied has left fifteen-year-old Billy angry and frightened, but when he is tricked into becoming Pestilence, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, with the power to inflict diseases, he travels through time and memory to find Death in hopes of escaping his fate.
Out of sight, out of time
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2012.
When seventeen-year-old Cammie wakes up in a convent high in the Alps, she slowly comes to realize that she's been tortured, the last four months have been erased from her mind, and an ancient terrorist organization is hunting for her.
Oliver, Lauren, 1982-
New York : Harper, c2012.
After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love-- but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters, and although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.
Wells, Dan, 1977-
New York : Balzer + Bray/HarperCollinsPublishers, c2012.
"In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a manmade race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training"-- Provided by publisher.
Reeves, Amy Carol.
Woodbury, MN : Flux, c2012.
Sent to do volunteer work at the Whitechapel Hospital in the east end of London in 1888, seventeen-year-old Abbie discovers the identity of Jack the Ripper.