11.30.2015

Coming this December to the YA shelves...

This post would probably be a lot more impressive if it was dramatically read by that guy with the uber deep voice who narrates all the movie trailers. You know who I'm talking about.

Anywho, here are the new books you can look for on the YA shelves in December :) If you're super excited to read them and our copies are checked out or haven't arrived yet, you can reserve a copy from another library for the low, low price of $0.50! (Now I need a game show host to narrate my post).

NEW FICTION 


The Hunted - Charlie Higson
Ella is out in the country, alone now except for her silent rescuer, Scarface, about whom she knows nothing, while Ed leaves London on a dangerous quest, determined to find Ella and keep his promise to Small Sam that he will reunite sister and brother.

Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Dumplin' - Julie Murphy
Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.

The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen - Catherine Howe
During his summer term at NYU, student filmmaker Wes Auckerman meets an entrancing girl whose search for a lost ring may unlock a dark secret from her mysterious past.

What We Saw - Aaron Hartzler
The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness
What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Life and Death: Twilight Re-imagined - Stephenie Meyer
This new edition pairs the classic love story with Stephenie Meyer's bold and surprising reimagining of the complete novel with the characters' genders reversed. Life and Death is the iconic Twilight tale told through the eyes of a human teenage boy in love with a female vampire. Fans of Bella and Edward will not want to miss the opportunity to see these iconic characters portrayed in intriguing new roles.

Black Widow: Forever Red - Margaret Stohl
Natasha Romanov, called the Black Widow, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, rescues a young girl from Ivan, the man who once trained her as an assassin--and eight years later she is called upon to protect the teenager Ava has become from a threat from the past--and possibly from S.H.I.E.L.D itself.

Illuminae - Amie Kaufman
The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all

Frozen Tides - Morgan Rhodes
While Cleo sets aside her feelings about Magnus to fulfill her royal duties, a betrayed Lucia teams up with a vengeful Fire god; Jonas becomes a pawn in the hunt for the Kindred; and King Gaius sails across the Silver Sea to forge a dubious alliance.

See How They Run - Ally Carter
Grace Blakely believed that finding the truth about her mother's murder would finally give her peace, but now she knows that it is only the beginning of the secrets that will dominate her life--and make her a target on Embassy Row in Adria.

Endure - Sara Larson
Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married, but the kingdom of Antion is besieged, their friend Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy, and Alexa has not told Damian that she is at the mercy of the evil Rafe, bound to obey one command of his choosing--but now Alexa must travel deep into enemy territory and confront an army of black sorcerers to rescue Rylan.

Soundless - Richelle Mead
A fantasy adventure steeped in Chinese folklore about a teenage girl named Fei. When her village is suddenly in danger, Fei finds herself on a journey from the peak of her jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever.

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between - Jennifer E. Smith
High school sweethearts Clare and Aidan spend the night before they leave for college reminiscing about their relationship and deciding whether they should stay together or break up.

Blood and Salt - Kim Ligget
Seventeen-year-old Ash Larkin finds out her family is involved in a centuries-old saga of love and murder, alchemy and immortality when she follows her mother to an isolated settlement in the cornfields of Kansas.

NEW NON-FICTION


The Amazing Book is Not on Fire - Dan Howell and Phil Lester
From YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) comes a laugh-out-loud look into the world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the Internet. In The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire, Dan and Phil are candid, heartfelt, and hilarious. Their struggles and success haven't changed their strong friendship or their core belief that it's okay to be weird.

NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS


Avengers, Vol. 6: Infinite Avengers (Marvel NOW) - Jonathan Hickman
The Time Gem has reappeared, ushering the Avengers into a peril-filled journey forward into days to come! Propelled 50 years into the future, the Avengers come face-to-face with the legacy of their actions! Then, 5,000 years into the future, the mysterious origin of the rogue planet is finally revealed! And finally, 50,000 years into the future, Earth's Mightiest Heroes find themselves on Holoworld, captured in conceptual space. How can they defeat an idea? And back in the present day, Original Sin comes crashing into Avengers Mansion. Remember back when the Illuminati erased Captain America?

Batman: Year One - Frank Miller
Follows the beginning of Bruce Wayne's career as Batman in Gotham City, and Jim Gordon's first year with the GCPD.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days (Marvel NOW) - G. Willow Wilson
From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she's been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. It's a very special guest appearance that fans have been clamoring for: Carol 'Captain Marvel' Danvers and Kamala 'Ms. Marvel' Khan face the end of the world side-by-side! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the fact that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let's do this, Jersey City.

Harley Quinn, Vol. 2: Power Outage (New 52) - Amanda Conner
The first rule of Skate Club is...you do not mess with the Mistress of Mayhem! Harley stumbles across an underground fight club where big money winds with a body count. She's in, and she's making Sy Borgman her agent for the fights. And what would happen if the demented Clown Princess of Crime visited the most popular comic con out there? Find out when Harley Quinn invades Comic-Con!!

NEW MANGA


Attack on Titan, Vols. 1 & 2 - Isayama Hajime
For the past century, what's left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming human-kind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about change everything

One-Punch Man, Vols. 1 & 2 - ONE and Murata Yusuke
Follows the life of an average hero who manages to win all of his battles with just one punch! This ends up being the cause of a lot of frustration as he no longer feels the thrill and adrenaline rush of fighting a tough battle. Maybe all of the hard training to become strong wasn't worth it. After all what's so good about having an overwhelming power?

Tokyo Ghoul, Vols. 1 & 2 - Sui Ishida
Strange murders are happening in Tokyo. Due to liquid evidence at the scene, the police conclude the attacks are the results of 'eater' type ghouls. College buddies Kaneki and Hide come up with the idea that ghouls are imitating humans so that's why they haven't ever seen one. Little did they know that their theory may very well become a reality.

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