Summer vacation is over, school is in full swing, and the librarians are all well-rested and have fully recovered from a ridiculously busy summer reading program. That can only mean one thing...
Now that we're back and better than ever, it's time to look at the new books that are coming to the Main Branch in October...
Meet Prince Maxon before he fell in love with America, and a girl named Amberly before she became queen. See the Selection through the eyes of a guard who watched his first love drift away and a girl who fell for a boy who wasn't the prince. Features four novellas from the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series--two of which appear here in print for the first time--as well as exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content.
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.
Known and feared as the White Wolf, Adelina Amouteru and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. But as Adelina's powers (fed only by fear and hate) start to grow beyond her control, she also distrusts her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen must save her brothers in this outer-space retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans.
After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death, so along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude
When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity -- with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses -- the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay.
Astrid struggles with a shameful secret, Ling discovers courage in a prison camp, and Serafina lines up allies to help fight the final battle for her underwater realm
As she fights for the family company, Tandy Angel's detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, forcing her to face the possibility that her stalker could be all in her head--or the very real danger that will finally bring her down. (Sequel to Confessions: The Paris Mysteries)
The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa
A surrealist novel about four teenagers who find unconventional ways to escape standardized tests and their perilous world, and discover that the only escape from reality is to face it.
Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They'll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? (Sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City)
Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis.
The Lost Girl: A Fear Street Novel - R.L. Stine
New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems...and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael's friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic story of an unthinkable betrayal committed over 60 years ago.
Castle of Sighs - Jennifer Murgia
More importantly, DON'T FORGET ABOUT YA FEST 2015!
YA Fest 2015:
October 10, 2015 1pm - 4pm
You can meet 35 teen and young adult authors at the Palmer Branch for book signings, raffles, book sales, and more! Stay for Panel in the Park at 4:00, where authors will answer teens' questions about writing and reading.
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