Looking for something to read over Thanksgiving break? How about one of these new titles hitting our shelves!
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
Natasha Romanoff is one
of the world's most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the
arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow
by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow's infamous
academy for operatives.
Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as
an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but
average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was
once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments-until she
was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava
has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black
Widow isn't really the big sister type.
The Game of Lives by James Dashner (Morality Doctrine #3)
Michael used to live to
game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks
ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most
cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full
mind-body experience. And it was Michael’s passion. But now every time
Michael sinks, he risks his life.
The games are over. The VirtNet
has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by
the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been
realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the
real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber
domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones
who can put the monster back in the box—if Michael can figure out who
his friends really are.
Hello Life! by Marcus Butler (Nonfiction)
Releases November 10.
twenty-three-year-old, Marcus Butler knows a lot about life—and not just
from his own experiences but from the millions of followers on YouTube
who chat with him on his irreverent channel, known for its mix of
hilarious sketches, light-hearted banter, and deeply empathetic take on
serious issues. In this funny, colorful handbook, the warm and totally
down-to-earth star shares his trademark big-brotherly advice for
navigating the trickier aspects of modern living.
Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young (Author of THE PROGRAM series)
When Audrey Casella
arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful
for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her
brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped
on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is
drowning in his grief.
Audrey and her family only plan to stay
the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their
stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias
Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be
as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are
invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn't have
an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching
whispers about the hotel’s dark past.
The more Audrey learns
about the new people she's met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn
in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming
loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between
life in a place that is so much more than it seems…
An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet
The strange war down
south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while
sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from
the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm.
Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one
could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks—and
keeping desperate secrets. But even as she slowly learns more about the
war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie’s own family are
emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small
farm, the greatest threat to her home may be Hallie herself.
It's Your World by Chelsea Clinton (Nonfiction)
In a book that tackles
the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts,
charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of
the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories
about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in
their families, their communities, in our country and across the
world—this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to
make our world a better place.
In addition to informing and
inspiring readers about topics including Poverty, Homelessness, Food
Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics,
Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species, this
book encourages everyone to get going! With suggestions and ideas for
action, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every
single one of us, and every one of us counts.
You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s your world.
The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman
Ten years ago, in the
early hours of New Year’s Day, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door
neighbor, Remy, watched as a man broke into Sam’s home and took her
younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag. Remy and Sam, too afraid
to intervene at the time, later identified the man as Sam’s sister
Gretchen’s much older ex-boyfriend, Steven, who was sent to prison for
Now, Sam’s shattered family is returning to her
childhood home in an effort to heal. As long-buried memories begin to
surface, Sam wonders if she and Remy accurately registered everything
they saw. The more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the
more questions they discover about what really happened to Turtle.
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger (A Finishing School Novel)
When a dastardly
Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends,
her school, and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young
heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly
anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing, and always polished New York Times bestselling Finishing School series!
Releases December 1.
Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…
I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.
trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around
here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion
light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans
can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about,
and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.
Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself
from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes
me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us
all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the
Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.
Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It
could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...
Promises I Made by Michelle Zink (Sequel to LIES I TOLD)
In the thrilling sequel
to Lies I Told, Grace learns that the most difficult thing about pulling
off the perfect crime is living with the consequences.
Fontaine was trained to carry out perfect crimes. But when a mistake was
made the night her family tried to execute their biggest heist yet, her
world fell apart. Now her brother is in jail, her mother has
disappeared with the entire stolen fortune, and her father is determined
to find a new mark, no matter the cost.
Haunted by the way she
betrayed her friends—and Logan, the only boy she’s ever loved—as well as
the role she played in her brother’s arrest, Grace decides she must
return to the place every thief knows you should avoid: the scene of the
Returning to Playa Hermosa as a wanted criminal is
dangerous. But Grace has only one chance to make things right. To do it,
she has to use everything she’s been taught about the art of the con to
hunt down the very people who trained her: the only family she’s ever
Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar
Scott Hudson has somehow
managed to survive Freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the
house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, Sophomore
year promises to be anything but boring.
An honest and funny follow-up to the popular Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie,
award-winning author David Lubar pens a tale that perfectly captures
the ridiculous, tumultuous, and sometimes heartbreaking truths about
Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis (Sequel to STITCHING SNOW)
and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the
only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard
to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she
assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are
Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary
conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older
brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the
planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords
to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her
brothers are dead.
Desperate to save her family from a desolate
future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person
who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a
handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use
every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is
true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with
her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to
bring them back?
This Way Home by Wes Moore
Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around him: basketball.
At seventeen, he’s earned the reputation of a top-level player, one who
steps onto the court ready for battle, whether it’s a neighborhood
pickup game or a tournament championship.
loves most about the game is its predictability: if he and his two best
friends play hard and follow the rules, their team will win. And this
formula has held true all way up to the summer before their senior year
of high school, when a sinister street gang, Blood Street Nation, wants
them to wear the Nation’s colors in the next big tournament.
The boys gather their courage and take a stand against the
gang, but at a terrible cost. Now Elijah must struggle to balance hope
and fear, revenge and forgiveness, to save his neighborhood. For help,
he turns to the most unlikely of friends: Banks, a gruff ex-military
man, and his beautiful and ambitious daughter. Together, the three work
on a plan to destroy Blood Street and rebuild the community they all
Unforgiven by Lauren Kate (Companion to the FALLEN series)
High school can be hell.
knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than
any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where
Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for
Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to
convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If
he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can
live their lives together. But if he fails…there’s a special place in
Hell just for him.
Winter by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #4)
Princess Winter is
admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the
scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking
than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her
stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her
childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as
weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her
stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic,
Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a
revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?