Friday, December 13, 2013

New YA Books in the Library This Week (12/9 - 12/13)

Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell      YA BLACKWELL
Sixteen-year-old Callum Harris survives a plummet over a waterfall, but wakes to find himself in a life that's totally different from the one he knew

A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook     YA COOK
Justin and Emmy arrive at Heartland Academy, a reform school that will force them to deal with their issues, with little patience for authority. Along the way they will find a ragtag group of teens who are just as broken, stubborn, and full of sarcasm as themselves. In the end, they might even call each other friends.

Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks     YA FREDERICKS
Chloe is going to make Toni suffer for whatever transpired between Toni and Chloe's boyfriend, Oliver, over the summer, and it isn't long before things get so ugly that Toni fears for her safety.  Guided by Cassandra, Toni decides to stop playing the victim and take control. Together they cast a spell on Chloe that may actually cause her death.

Blythewood by Carol Goodman     YA GOODMAN
At 17, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific factory fire, and escaped from an insane asylum. Now she's on her way to Blythewood Academy, the elite boarding school; and was expelled from. Though she's afraid her high society classmates won't accept a factory girl, Ava is desperate to unravel her family's murky past and perhaps finally understand her mother's abrupt suicide

Heart of Glass by Sasha Gould     YA GOULD
It is 1585 in Venice, and three months have passed since Laura solved her sister's murder after joining the Segreta, a powerful society of women. Now Laura is engaged to her true love, Roberto. But the night Laura is sent on her first important mission for the Segreta, Roberto is found with the body of a dead woman in his room.

Half Lives by Sara Grant     YA GRANT
Two unlikely teenaged heroes, mysteriously linked and living hundreds of years apart, struggling to survive and protect future generations from the terrible fate that awaits any who dare to climb the mountain.

Nine Days by Fred Hiatt      YA HIATT
This heart-pounding adventure takes place as two teens, an American teenage boy and his friend, a Chinese girl from his Washington, DC-area high school, must find her father who has been kidnapped--and they only have nine days.

Catch Rider by Jennifer H. Lyne     YA LYNE
Tough-as-nails 14-year-old Sid may not have expensive boots, but she knows her way around horses. Working with her uncle since childhood, she's learned to break and train them, care for them and ride like a professional. Amid turmoil at home, she dreams of becoming a catch rider. An opportunity to ride in an equitation show takes the small-town girl all the way to Madison Square Garden.

Coaltown Jesus by Ronald Koertge     YA KOERTGE
Walker shouldn't have been so surprised to find Jesus standing in the middle of his bedroom. After all, he'd prayed for whoever was up there to help him, and his mom who hadn't stopped crying since Noah. But since when have prayers actually been answered? And since when has Jesus been so irreverent?

Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy     YA MCVOY
Nikki's life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can't imagine herself without him. When Dee pulls Nikki into a crime that ends in murder she tells herself that it's all for true love. Nothing can break them apart. But what if Dee had motives that Nikki knew nothing about?

In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees     YA VOORHEES
Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, doesn't care that she can't fight her nerd status, except that her crush, Josh, thinks she's more adorable than desirable. Annie plans to set him straight on their school trip to Mexico. But her teacher has other plans: he needs Annie to help him find Cortez's lost treasure. But Annie and Josh aren't the only ones searching. Someone else wants the gold-and needs Annie dead.

Friday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield     YA WAKEFIELD
Friday Brown and her mother live on the road. So when her mom succumbs to cancer, the only thing Friday can do is keep moving. Her journey takes her to an abandoned house where Arden holds court over a group of street kids. Friday gets initiated, but her relationship with Arden is precarious. With the threat of a dangerous confrontation looming, Friday has to decide between returning to her transient life, or trying to help the people she's come to care about--if she can still make it out alive.

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